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Oh, and just for the record, it turns out that not only is Operation Anchorage already on Torrent sites, but its easier to download when pirated too. Good job, Microsoft.
Originally Posted by phuzzI don't think GFWL would seem quite as awful if Steam didn't do it so right (and I realise that some people do have equally big problems with Steam, but not as many it seems).
The bit I couldn't understand was that a lot of people had to install a hotfix from M$ before GFWL would work, and yet Steam, made by non microsoft engineers just installs right out of the box on any old system from my old XP box right up to my newest Vista x64 rig, with exactly the same lack of drama.
Valve must be laughing their collective arses off over this.
Valve isnt actually a huge company like, say Blizzard or Microsoft.
And that's a good thing, because at the moment, the second this happens, every game ever released on steam instantly becomes unplayable. If that happens, we can presumably expect to see an abrupt reversal of the hyperventilating, clutching, pathetically needy "steem ftw!" attitude that's been universal up to now, but of course by then it'll be far too late.
I believe Valve will set Steam as a "free bird" with some sort of patch
Originally Posted by Burnout21Ive been waiting so long for this expansion, i hope it gets sorted soon.
Originally Posted by XenoxideQuote:Originally Posted by Burnout21Ive been waiting so long for this expansion, i hope it gets sorted soon.
There's nothing wrong with it, it's just that Joe didn't figure out that he needed to click the text that said "No Content Available". See my post (#2 in thread).
Originally Posted by CardJoeD'oh - if only clicking there, well, made sense!
Originally Posted by El Dubious MungI think this is all a bit melodramatic, don't you think?
First, we can easily package half of this argument up with the fad of Microsoft hate. Oh, excuse me, "M$oft".
I can remember many, many a game that required hours and hours of downloading fixes, researching what files to delete, realizing my graphics card had a driver issue, etc. Sure, I'd get pissed, but it's not like it sucks up your life. Go make a damn sandwich! Spend time with your family! It's only a freakin' day, and you have the rest of your life to play the game.
Now think back to those other times, and realize how pissed you got. Were you anywhere near as pissed? Pissed enough to write an article that isn't constructive at all? It's all because there's a word floating about: "Microsoft".
Yes, it's buggy. No, it's not the end of the world. Have you even researched how many people are on the Games for Windows Live team? I don't see a mention. You don't want to be labeled as a poor journalist now, do you?
GFWL is an excellent idea, especially for me as I'm already a big console game, and have been with Xbox Live since the start. I love the integration, and I love the confused look on my friends faces as they as "Where can I download the Dawn of War 2 beta on my xbox?"
Admittedly not there in execution, but the same goes for the entire industry. Don't go on a damn witch hunt just because Bill Gates was involved.
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