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GFWL shutting down.

Discussion in 'Games' started by HugoMarques, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. HugoMarques

    HugoMarques ☆☆☆☆☆

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    BAM!

    So the shitty "service" (better described as annoyance) is closing down. According to other sources, Jason Holtman, former Valve employee joined M$ to help them create a new service more akin to Steam.

    Like we don't have already Uplay, Origin, and a bunch of other online distribution platforms... Sigh.
     
  2. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    Joys of digital distribution and DRM.
     
  3. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    What does this mean for existing GFWL games?

    e: ah, says right at the top of the article. They will continue working as usual. You are screwed if you want to buy DLC though, unless other options are open.
     
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  4. Al

    Al Reaper

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    NOICE.
     
  5. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Or if the game is available on steam then the dlc just gets imported over. Bioshock 2 updated the other day with cheevos... one of them being Minervas Den so that is pretty much confirmed coming over.
     
  6. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    Nothing is just 'getting imported over'. That's entirely up to the individual developer. I suspect that for many older games, nothing will be done.
     
  7. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Yes; good question.

    I noticed. I'll have to replay that games...........
     
  8. MrMaddog

    MrMaddog Flak Monkey

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    Ding Dong, the witch is dead!

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    As it stands, you can still purchase GFWL games from Xbox.com and still use GFWL Marketplace to log into the service for your existing titles so you wouldn't have to log in from a full screen game (which is a bad idea to begin with...)
     
  9. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    yeah, they said all these GFWL games wouldn't be around from any marketplace.
    Well, I just passed up the Fable deal from both Steam and Amazon yesterday.

    (not because they have GFWL, mind you, but because I think those games suck the butt crack)
     
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  10. vladiris

    vladiris New Member

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    Will they change GFWL with another application ?
     
  11. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    I've just realised that this shut-down has totalled my game saves in Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.

    I bought Arkham Origins the other day and thought I'd go back and progress the older two games.

    I'm not a huge fan of the game play in these games (particularly some of the boss fights) and I don't play them very often and have never completed either of them.

    Unlike a lot of other GFWL games which were migrated to Steam the support for the first two Batman games was just dropped and peoples' game saves have disappeared into the void.

    Now I'm going to have to start both games from the get go..... good game M$; you fucking arseholes.
     
  12. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Yeah that happened a while ago. What is of bigger concern is the gobs of titles that are still in the "We are sucky developers and don't want to continue supporting our games" category. You can pretty much count out Dead Rising, Street Fighter 4(none arcade) and SFvTekken, Bulletstorm, Resident Evil:ORC and RE5, GTAIV, and soon if From Software doesn't get their head out of their dickholes, Darky Souls. Of course that list does not include all titles

    Imagine all the dead weight you will have on your steam list :)
     
  13. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Dark Souls has some kind of update coming soon.
     
  14. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    positive news :)
     
  15. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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  16. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll believe it when I see it, frankly. To me this just says they are going to extend the service a bit longer for someone like Glu did with Gamespy.
     
  17. StalwartUK

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    It's pretty much dead at this point anyway. After that announcement and the lack of any denial led many developers to patch GFWL out of their games I doubt anyone will ever bother to use it in their games again. Even a lot of Microsoft stuff these days (such as Age of Empires II HD) use stuff like Steamworks instead.

    All Microsoft is doing is keeping the life support machine on a little longer.
     
  18. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    The Halo franchise has appeared on Steam, so that's all the confirmation you need that it's dead.
     
  19. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    now the same thing needs to happen to uplay and origin.
     
  20. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Halo: Spartan Assault. The Halo game everyone wanted is on steam now. woooo :rolleyes:
     

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