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Following a short delay, developer From Software has issued an update for the PC's Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition that replaces its native Games for Windows Live functionality with a full suite of Steamworks components. Additionally, from now until February 16, 2015, players will be able to tra...

December 15th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Red Faction: Guerrilla is the latest game to completely shed its Games for Windows Live coat, and will now begin testing full Steam support features, Nordic Games announced. The publisher invited players to participate in a public beta of the game's new Steam-based functionality, which includes mat...

November 5th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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The Windows PC version of Dark Souls will transition from the moribund Games for Windows Live platform to Steam next month, publisher Bandai Namco Games announced this week. Starting in November, players who purchase Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will be able to redeem their Games for Windows...

October 21st 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Capcom is planning to release updates for the Windows PC versions of Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, replacing the trio's Games for Windows Live features with Steamworks support. Originally embedded in featured games as a way to manage DRM, achievements, and mult...

September 9th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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The servers for freemium real-time strategy game Age of Empires Online shut down this week. Published by Microsoft, the online RTS entered beta in May 2011 before its full launch that August for Games for Windows Live. Gas Powered Games took over the game's development from Robot Entertainment prio...

July 2nd 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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With the Games for Windows Live service shutting its doors in August, Capcom has decided to jump ship with Super Street Fighter 4 in tow. Henceforth, the PC fighter will call Steam home. The good news is that to celebrate the transition, Super Street Fighter 4 is now available from Steam at 75 per...

May 30th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition transitions to Steamworks on May 30, ahead of the suspected shutdown of Games of Windows Live. Sadly it's a hundred hand slap for those who bought physical copies of the PC fighter, as they'll lose their DLC in the process. That's because the disc version on s...

May 28th 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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2011 shooter Bulletstorm is no longer available on Steam, having disappeared from the marketplace earlier in the week. No reason has been given for the game's removal and we've reached out to publisher EA and co-developer Epic Games for comment, but suspicions are it's linked to Games for Windows L...

March 21st 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft announced last year that Games for Windows would shut down its marketplace features on August 22, 2013, signaling the beginning of the end for the service. Never quite achieving its desired critical mass, GFWL handled DRM, achievements, and multiplayer for a long list of games. A since-...

January 17th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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2K Games has relaunched its undersea first-person shooter BioShock 2 on Steam, bundling it with add-on content and stripping away its once-restrictive Games for Windows Live integration. The Steam version of BioShock 2 includes the base game and all previously-released multiplayer downloadable con...

October 4th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments