Xbox One Ditches One Of Xbox Live's More Annoying Limitations

Good news: Microsoft's Xbox Live online service is going to undergo some noteworthy changes for the Xbox One, and will do away with at least one of the current system's more annoying limitations. » 8/09/13 6:00pm 8/09/13 6:00pm

Which Microsoft Creation is More Despised: Clippy? Or Games For Windows…

Maybe I'm the only one keeping score every time this is noted, but Max Payne 3 is the latest game to say fuck no, we're not using Games For Windows Live. A tweet Wednesday from Rockstar, as noticed by PC Gamer, says it straight up. » 5/12/12 1:00pm 5/12/12 1:00pm

A Whole Lot Of People Don't Want Dark Souls PC To Use Games for Windows…

Close to 19,000 people have signed an Internet petition demanding that publisher Namco-Bandai release the upcoming PC version of Dark Souls without Games for Windows Live. » 4/16/12 3:00pm 4/16/12 3:00pm

Why You Need to Play Age of Empires Online... And Believe My Lies

Be warned: I am a strident fan of classic computer real-time strategy series Age of Empires and when finally given the opportunity to play a new take on the game I will go to great lengths to make sure it sticks around. » 8/12/11 4:00pm 8/12/11 4:00pm

Xbox Live Deal of the Week: Lose the Stupid Gamertag

You know that gamertag you've been sporting the past few years, the one with the letters replaced with numbers because someone else had the same name idea first? You should change it now, while it's cheap. » 8/02/11 1:00pm 8/02/11 1:00pm

Age of Empires III is 10 Cents

Got a dime? Today's Games For Windows Live deal is a high-value target: Age of Empires III is just 10 cents. That's for today only, so run go get it while you can. » 11/21/10 12:31pm 11/21/10 12:31pm

Flight Simulator Returns! (Sort Of)

Those of you still owning joysticks and jackets with elbow patches on them, today is your lucky day, because Microsoft just brought the Flight Simulator series back from the dead. » 8/17/10 2:30am 8/17/10 2:30am

Games On Demand for Windows, Now With Less Painful Waiting

Microsoft is getting serious about on-demand Games For Windows, convincing publishers like Capcom, Rockstar, Ubisoft and others to bring their PC wares to Games on Demand "day-and-date" with their release in stores. There's better news. » 6/08/10 9:00pm 6/08/10 9:00pm

Mac vs PC: How Apple Got Back In The Game

For years - no, decades - games on the Mac have been a running joke, a constant source of derision from the dominant PC gaming community. But in a single move earlier this week, the Mac made a comeback. » 3/09/10 2:00pm 3/09/10 2:00pm

Windows Games On Demand Drastically Discounts Arkham Asylum

Every weekend in March, Microsoft will be discounting Games on Demand for Windows titles, kicking things off with 75% off the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum this Friday through Monday. » 2/25/10 3:20pm 2/25/10 3:20pm

Games On Demand Coming To Games For Windows Live

Microsoft has announced that on December 15th, Games on Demand comes to Games for Windows Live, which is a very fancy way of saying it's going to start digitally distributing PC games. » 12/03/09 1:40pm 12/03/09 1:40pm

Grand Theft Auto: The Lost And Damned Coming To PC?

Rockstar Games' downloadable episodes for Grand Theft Auto IV look to be making the platform jump from Xbox 360 to Games For Windows Live, giving PC gamers a chance to experience The Lost And Damned. » 11/10/09 2:30pm 11/10/09 2:30pm

Windows 7: What Happened to Gaming?

In 2006, then Microsoft Vice President Peter Moore apologized for what he called a dereliction of duty to the company's number one gaming platform: The PC. » 10/19/09 11:47am 10/19/09 11:47am

Stardock Boss Hauls off on Games for Windows Live

A recent apparent full-throated defense of Glenn Beck hasn't left Stardock CEO Brad Wardell with a shortage of vehemence. He lashed out at Games for Windows Live, its certification process and the payments it requires to keep games patched and running. » 10/02/09 10:20pm 10/02/09 10:20pm

Welcome Your New Version Of Games For Windows Live

Like it or not, Microsoft's PC marketplace and multiplayer gaming service Games for Windows Live looks like it's here to stay. So you may as well get used to it, and see what the latest version has to offer. » 8/06/09 3:30am 8/06/09 3:30am

Battlestations: Pacific Volcano Map Pack Erupts Tomorrow

The first set of downloadable content for Battlestations: Pacific hits Xbox Live, with two hot new maps burning up the Pacific front in the Volcano Map Pack. » 6/10/09 10:40am 6/10/09 10:40am

What Ails The World's Biggest Gaming Platform?

It is the most powerful gaming platform in the world, and with more than 300 million users, the most widely owned as well, so why does computer gaming seem to be suffering from an inferiority complex? » 4/27/09 9:00am 4/27/09 9:00am

Microsoft Pretties Up Games For Windows LIVE

Microsoft is adding several new features to their Games for Windows LIVE service in order to make it more attractive to gamers and publishers and less attractive to pirates. » 3/24/09 10:00am 3/24/09 10:00am