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Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by luke_c, Dec 3, 2009.
Microsoft's Official Games for Windows site.
are people going to have to pay for access then pay for the games?
Well yeah, isnt that the whole idea ?
Hence the windows logo
I won't be using it as I already have lots in Steam. Seems silly changing to use this instead of Steam where my other games are at.
You can buy and download the games as long as you have a Gold account ($50/year?), but in order to play the games you've bought and downloaded using the service, you need to pay for a platinum account ($80/year).
Why would they pay for access? It's completely free, like Steam.
I was taking a joke from xbox live gold accounts.
They up against competition this time so they'll need to offer the best service and cheapest games. Maybe get some demos that the likes of Steam wont get as well as some great DLC.
All in all I think this is where us consumers win in the end.
...So it's Microsoft's version of Steam? Or am I making terrible comparisons?
Yes, pretty much. Except I kinda have a hard time seeing any real competition from M$ in this market.
I sense fail lol
Its gonna be like the onlive project (if anyone has heard of it?)
Microsoft just wants more money probaly. also this new game on demand might open more pirating opportunities? who knows HAPPY ZELDA FLOOD DAY every1
steam is still better with the steam community (IM IN GBATEMP Community YAY)
They always want money look at it this way
They refused BBC iPlayer for UK viewers because BBC wanted it to be free for all users
They charge money for people playing online on any game of theirs while Sony and Nintendo is free (unless the game says its Pay2Play)
They are charging way to much for Windows 7
I've got Xbox live and meh, it's 40 bucks a year.. I use it more for buying Arcade games onto my xbox 360 mostly.. Sometimes I play some GTA or something like that online, but thats about it.. I don't think i'd ever use this feature for windows because well my computer is out of date and couldn't even attempt to play the games that are releasing these days.. ofcourse there is a few here and there (I loved Plants vs Zombies, puzzle quest galactrix, and Professor Heinz Wolffs Gravity and my computer could play them).. Overall, it's good for most, but my computer isn't a gaming beast.
I agree. I think if they started something awesome, like offering Halo: CE for free or a dirt cheap price off the bat, it'd be a great promotional tool. Not to mention throwing in Gears of War 1 and 2, Halo 2 and 3, Fallout 3, and other big name titles for the PC.
exactly what idiot would pay to play the multiplayer mode on a disc you you already bought!
were talking about M$, it may happen, i guess is pointless to buy a 360 now (at least for me), almost of it is being relased for pc except exclusivities
X360 users, that's what.
it would seem like how they blew away BBC, cost will be a major issue here