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News Games For Windows Live gets games on demand

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Dec 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    13 games vs how many on Steam? With uncompetitive pricing too.

    Boat. Missed.
     
  3. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    ^^ This
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Horse bolted etc. :D
     
  5. Passarinhuu

    Passarinhuu I huffs cats

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    Just shutdown the service please.... just useless crap
     
  6. fodder

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    Does this actually work yet? Last time I tried it was to get DLC for Fallout3, tried to get it working for about 3 hours and gave up.
     
  7. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    <puts grumpy hat on> Reasons why this won't be successful:

    1) Steam
    2) Games are expensive
    3) Steam.
     
  8. AngusW

    AngusW mmm

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    fallout 3 for 34.99? WTF!
     
  9. bob

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    Yeah nothing there that's cheaper than steam. Can't see them doing well unless they occasionally do some awesome (steam-style) offers.
     
  10. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Shadowrun sucks!
     
  11. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    I was just about to post the same thing.

    I have seen the same game for £15 in my local independant game shop. (Its even cheaper than that in the overpriced Game stores).
     
  12. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    paid a fiver for shhadowrun in Tesco. It's all a bit meh.
     
  13. sear

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    Holy ****, this is probably the most unappealing, boring, totally forgettable launch in history. There are few games, they're overpriced, and since it's Microsoft you know there aren't going to be many sales. I tried downloading a demo as well, and when I went to uninstall it... yeah, turns out that the program won't do it for you. If you say "delete content" it just removes the installer file, and you need to run the uninstaller yourself. This thing is sloppy and amateurish to the core.
     
  14. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    No different than GOO
     
  15. Vimesey

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    Sorry but i think people are really unfair to GFW, sure its got loads of problems, but so did steam when it started out and was equally hated.

    Steam also has some rediculous prices on non steam games, some of the MS game studio games aren't bad, Viva Pinata is £7.50, struggle to beat that price by much.

    Sometimes its best to hold your tongue and give something a chance to learn its fauts, how many games did steam have day 1?
     
  16. AshT

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    DiRT 2 - $39.99 / £34.99

    Expedia currency converter says $39.99 = £24.58 ...

    Go figure that one.

    In fact I nearly went and converted all of those game prices ... forget it, it's all a complete rip-off to the UK and I dread to think what the Euro version will be like.
     
  17. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    *rubs eyes*

    How Much!

    I've seen cheaper in an old fasioned, bricks and mortar, video game shop.
     
  18. rollo

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    its not really cheap problem 1

    very few games people want to buy

    its not really cheap problem 2 lol

    £35 for fallout3? yikes. My local gamestore has it on sale for £10 lol

    I also converted and was quiet shocked by price diffrence between usa and uk
     
  19. Saivert

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    also with only GFWL participating games it's not gonna be a success.

    GFWL missed the boat, and now this.
     
  20. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Whilst I agree to an extent, the team behind the GFWL platform should have been more than aware of the problems that Steam suffered on day 1 and adapted their service accordingly.

    As a launch it is generally a good thing to come out guns blazing (low prices, high profile games etc) to get people interested. Unfortunately it looks like the team forgot to bring bullets to the party.
     
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