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Offline [MAF]Jur1z

Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« on: August 20, 2013, 12:23:57 am »
Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014, GFWL Marketplace being closed on 22nd August 2013

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/19/games-for-windows-live-shutting-down-in-2014

What will happen to games on Steam (like: GTA IV, DiRT 2 & 3, BioShock 2, Dark Souls, Batman Arkham City,...) with requires GFWL? Will they stop working?

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 12:24:43 am »
This is intriguing actually

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 01:51:49 am »
That's weird, I wonder what will happen to these games as well.. I have Fallout 3 and GTA IV that use GFWL

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 07:03:39 am »
Wondering what will happen to GFWL if they will block ppl games!

Offline [AK47]Tommy_Vicious

Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 07:07:35 am »
i'm happy becasue i had a lot of problem with GFWL in the past , but on the other hand i'm worried about the cahnce to play those games again :s

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 07:47:44 am »
You all have to admit that GFWL is a pure big piece of shit. The "store" is aweful compared to Steam, and I had so many problems when playing GTA IV, but not because of the game, but because of GFWL having weird and unexplainable errors, if I even made it run after hours spending on trying to make it even run.

I'm happy they are shutting it down, although they probably come up with some sort of "small" programm to replace it or make the games work in Steam. I'm already looking forward to the next aweful bugs when trying to make GTA IV work after GFWL has been shut down...

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 10:09:46 am »
are there no-GFWL cracks just like there are nosteam ones? that could be the only way to keep the games, nowadays if you buy a game in steam you don't even really own it, just rent. :/

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 10:41:20 am »
You really rent it? lol..

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 01:35:22 pm »
GFWL died already, in 2013 there were 2 games with gfwl, 1 retail and 1 arcade.
I hope it will be still possible to play multiplayer after that day.

and about gfwl, i hadn't any problem with it, idk why people like nero had many problems.

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 01:44:36 pm »
Although I had A LOT of problems with it, I can agree on Krzysiek. I had friends with same game, same OS, and roughly same setup, who had exactly none problems with the exact same disk.

Like I said, the problems were unexplainable, without errors codes or anything, just like it doesn't do anything at all.

Maybe we will find out about the future of GFWL when GTA V comes for PC, cause they need a solution for that multiplayer (which hopefully will be steam integration).

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2013, 01:49:20 pm »
many people were saying that gfwl is shit cause they couldnt save on pirated game  :L cause you have to be logged to gfwl online or offline to save your game. some people were so dumb and couldnt even create local profile  :L

i liked in-game gfwl interface: achievements, gamerscore, friends list, messages but marketplace was big joke compared to steam store  ;D

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2013, 06:54:53 pm »
and about gfwl, i hadn't any problem with it, idk why people like nero had many problems.
same here

Maybe we will find out about the future of GFWL when GTA V comes for PC, cause they need a solution for that multiplayer (which hopefully will be steam integration).
there already is solution for GTA V, its will use Rockstar Games Social Club for multiplayer and achievements just like Max Payne 3



Also i think GTA IV's Liberty City will be added to GTA Online

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 08:01:53 pm »
Hahaha, but they already had Rockstar Games Social Club in GTA IV in the first place and removed it later with a patch due to being totally useless xD

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 08:43:51 pm »
Hahaha, but they already had Rockstar Games Social Club in GTA IV in the first place and removed it later with a patch due to being totally useless xD
But now its working correctly in games like Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire, Max Payne (mobile version)

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 01:53:18 pm »
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UPDATE: Microsoft has responded to our inquiry about Games for Windows Live's impending closure with a cryptic message about believing in PC gaming and having a long-term plan to grow.

The company's official statement is as follows:

"Yesterday, an Age of Empires support web page communicated that the free to play Age of Empires Online will be discontinued on July 1, 2014. We believe in Windows/PC gaming and have long-term plans to grow our support. We expect there to be transitions as we build out new investments, but we remain committed to bringing first party gaming services and games to Windows for years to come. We will share more details in the future."

source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-20-games-for-windows-live-is-ending-for-good-in-july-2014

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 06:17:53 pm »
BioShock 2 just got updated on Steam, achievements now unlocks on Steam, BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den DLC are released on Steam and i got it for free even if i didn't buy it on GFWL

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 06:51:24 pm »
i guess more of the games are gonna be like that in the future

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2013, 10:30:14 pm »
BioShock 2 just got updated on Steam, achievements now unlocks on Steam, BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den DLC are released on Steam and i got it for free even if i didn't buy it on GFWL

lol I also own Minerva's Den now.. didn't know :L

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2013, 05:47:35 pm »
Same thing just happened for Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City

Offline [MAF]Jur1z

Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2013, 07:01:42 pm »
nowadays if you buy a game in steam you don't even really own it, just rent. :/

No, you don't rent games on Steam, you own them. For example you own a game on CD with CD-Key to activate it on GFWL, GFWL shutting down you cant play it anymore.... no you can activate this key on Steam and play it. Plus with new Steam Family Sharing you can share your games up to 10 trusted people and let them play games you own.

Offline [MAF]Karlis

Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2013, 07:09:19 pm »
they have the power to take the game away from you though, which kind of means you dont own it

Offline [MAF]Jur1z

Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2013, 07:15:06 pm »
I dont know any person who lost a game on steam.

I could say the same thing: everyone have the power to take your life away lol
« Last Edit: November 08, 2013, 07:17:51 pm by [MAF]Jur1z »

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2013, 07:25:26 pm »
http://kotaku.com/5883435/do-we-own-our-steam-games

i'm not saying that steam is bad, i would use it if i would buy more games, but my point stands, you don't really own them.

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2013, 07:36:02 pm »
your point doesnt stand at all lol, why would you act like know anything about steam when you dont even use it? the article from 2012 which seems to be a onetime-case doesnt help much either

I dont know any person who lost a game on steam.

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2013, 08:00:45 pm »
I've played GTA San Andreas on Steam for over 250 hours, they might take it away from me soon if I play more :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2013, 08:19:32 pm »
lol, im sorry, i didn't actually bother to look for context of what i told 3 months ago, at the time i didn't know they would give steam key instead, so i was ranting about what i implied as a loss of a game.
you sure took some time to reply to me, too, lol.

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« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2013, 09:15:17 pm »
lol

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2013, 02:37:20 pm »
This is why the original XBOX ONE vision should never be allowed..

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2013, 07:23:56 pm »
meh, gfwl removed from dirt 3 :(

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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2013, 11:53:56 pm »
meh, gfwl removed from dirt 3 :(
source? its still here for me

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2013, 02:08:09 am »
and why sad face? thats a good thing (region lock removed, free dlc if you already own the game on steam and you can activate your cd-key on steam)

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2013, 02:51:35 am »
and why sad face? thats a good thing (region lock removed, free dlc if you already own the game on steam and you can activate your cd-key on steam)

can i activate gta iv then?

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2013, 09:53:09 am »
can i activate gta iv then?
not yet, gta iv still uses gfwl

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2013, 02:41:12 pm »
and why sad face? thats a good thing (region lock removed, free dlc if you already own the game on steam and you can activate your cd-key on steam)
i hadn't any problems with gfwl and i dont want to start from 0 after gfwl removed.

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2013, 03:22:48 pm »
you must be the only person in the world who likes GFWL and IE :L no offence :D

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Re: Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2013, 03:47:17 pm »
 :L