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Windows GFWL vs Steam

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Deadpunkdave, 24 Aug 2011.

  1. Deadpunkdave

    Deadpunkdave ...why you need a 20-sided die

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    I started a second play through of Dawn of War II tonight, was forced to exit the game so that GFWL could update. Played for a while, exited and then opened up the new GFWL client to see if they had actually added anything. Anyway, I thought the screenshot I grabbed made for a nice compare and contrast of the features and reliability of the two gaming services...

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    I know it's all been said before but thank Christ Valve exist, the MS alternative is too dire to contemplate.
     
  2. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I'd rather be violently raped than use GFWL
     
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  3. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    I lol'd :hehe:
     
  4. Draksis

    Draksis New Member

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    which, strangely enough, is what happens when you do use GFWL!!
     
  5. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Its broken. A truly terrible terrible attempt by M$. Whoever was in charge of this project should be sent to work at AOL.
     
  6. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Section 8, DLC came with Steam sale versions, GFWL refuse to install it!


    it's the worst piece of software ever! it just interfere with your game rather than support/help.

    game patch? you'll sit at loading screen and i'll take over your whole computer to download it.
    saved games? it's hidden way inside a fail location and syncing never works.
    DLC's? buy it here overpriced or you'll never get it.

    GTA4's modding community have the right idea: Xliveless.dll. wish every other game has such active modding community.
     
  7. BRAWL

    BRAWL Dead and buried.

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    I swear, I'm the only gamer to never have any issue, with any platform.

    From Fallout 3 to GFWL. +shrugs+
     
  8. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    When steam first arrived many years ago, it was a total pain. Not very popular at all. But, they have sorted themselves out now and steam is actuall really good. They also so the best sales!

    Gfwl however manages to get me in rage fits with its stupid interface and intrusive nature. Dirt 2 and 3 are great games but the gfwl part winds me up.
     
  9. Houndofhell

    Houndofhell One Particle to Rule Them All

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    I love Steam, the interface is awesome, it downloads really quick without freezing your pc and the Sales are the best.

    GFWL...on the other hand is like saying to someones butthole "Open wide" then jabbing some tabasco sauce where the sun doesn't shine.
     
  10. Dwarfer

    Dwarfer New Member

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    GFWL annoys the crap out of me. In every game it's always problematic!! Pfft and you need to be logged in for it to save your games c'mon what if my internet is down one day!

    PS I like what I can see of your desktop wallpaper. Do you have the full image?
     
  11. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    And form the Legion of Fail.

    I don't understand GFWL continued existance
     
  12. Xlog

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  13. Crackdown_uk

    Crackdown_uk New Member

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    I suppose without it certain games would cease to function correctly, not to mention contracts, etc.

    Windows 8 is going to be heavily tied with GFWL (or just LIVE, rather) bringing Xbox and Windows games under one roof. It's already happening with the official GFWL forums being moved to the official Xbox forums, although the former is a pretty quiet and lonely place.

    I hope MS are not thinking of charging for the PC version of Live on W8. :nono:
     
  14. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    On a related note, DoWII: Retribution drops GFWL in favor of being a Steamworks game. Shows that even developers see that it's terrible.
     
  15. lp1988

    lp1988 Well-Known Member

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    now that is when you really know you messed up, when even the developers take notice
     
  16. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    I always get confused why so many people have GFWL screw up for them, I've never had it do anything bad.
    It works fine on my system, never had it crash or conflict with anything. :\
     
  17. spectre456

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    to be fair, i like it when it doesn't ask me to update. Otherwise i get scared whenever i get asked by gfwl to update.
     
  18. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I should have said Why do new games choose to use it?
     
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  19. gilljoy

    gilljoy Well-Known Member

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    Arkham city is using GFWL... I am now no longer purchasing arkham city on my pc
     
  20. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Never Ever had an issue with GFWL, Sure, previous iterations of it were clanky and slow, but it never caused a headache.

    Sam
     

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