Microsoft to Close Xbox PC Marketplace...

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  1. Cartmanuk
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    "Although the purchase functionality will be discontinued, the Games for Windows Live service will continue to operate as usual."

    DAMN IT. I was hoping they'd just shut the whole in-game crap down.
     
  3. Count Duckula

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    GFWL is a steaming pile, we can only hope future games won't use it.
     
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    So Games for Windows lives?
     
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    So... I see that I'm the only one who had absolutely no problems with GFWL and actually don't mind it?
     
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    I mean, aside from the fact that it was trying to bring XBL to a half-baked desktop environment, what with your same friends list and achievements carrying over, but you couldn't even do basic things like join a party (and voicechat, if I am not mistaken) unless you were on the 360...

    But other than limited usefulness, no, I too had no problem with it. Except in its infancy, and with pirated games only (whodathunk) it never caused me any problems.
     
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    Nope I never had any problems at all.
    Never did understand the hate.

    I quite liked getting achievements for my XBL account on some of my PC games.
     
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    Yeah those kind of things don't really annoy me as I never used them even when I had an xbox.
    For me, the program ran flawlessly. It never gave me one bit of trouble. I mean, I've even commented on other sites about it and everybody says I'm making shit up or I'm just being stupid because I like it.

    I never used the store or anything as the only games that it came with were the Batman games through steam, but even then, it was just fine.
     
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    I had close to a whole year where I flat-out couldn't sign in. Especially frustrating when I wanted to play Halo 2. After that I made sure I never bought a game that incorporated GFWL.
     
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    I don't hate it, it's just useless to me as a guy who doesn't have an xbox. I don't know anyone else to add to my GFWL account, no need for achievements on GFWL, and having an extra account to sign into is just a minor inconvenience. (Though to be fair most of the time it remembers my information and I just have to click "sign in". It should have been an optional thing, for players that like using the same account info as with their 360. To me it's just something annoying that gets thrown in my face every time I want to play Grand Theft Auto IV. (I open through steam, sign into Rockstar's member thing for online, and GFWL.) I can't say I've had any actual usability problems with GFWL though.
     
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    What'd you screw up to cause that to happen?
    Sure sounds like it was your problem.
     
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    I tried to use this once in a game can't remember, I do remember though no one was ever online :P
     
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    Only experience was with Fallout 3. Not too bad. Just sort of annoying to have to have a whole other program I never use for one game.

    But I'm not too surprised. It was absent in Windows 8 (replaced by that weird Xbox Arcade shit)
     
  14. FireEmblemGuy

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    Nothing I did. It just stopped working on either of my laptops on any of my games, regardless of where I was or what sort of connection I was using, despite the fact that I could log into any other Microsoft service with the account just fine, including XBL. If you search around you'll find it's not an uncommon issue.
     
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    With GTA IV it was a pain, errors, create account to SAVE!!! No more accounts just to save.
     
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    the trick was to create an offline account, which pretty much defeated the point of "live" in GFWL but it was the only way to have it work without problems.
     
  17. Clarky

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    Only problems I had with the service was being signed out at random times, having to be signed in to save your games (although I hear you can get around this by making an offline account?) and the servers being slow when I have had to go through them to download dlc when I bought it on steam...
     
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