Games for Windows Live (and how to fall flat on your face at launch)

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 12 2007 @ 03:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft have now officially launched their Games for Windows Live, so naturally we've taken a close look at it. Hell's teeth - what on Earth were Microsoft thinking!?

"On the PC, Live is only a half-assed attempt to desperately fulfill what Microsoft promoted at E3 in 2006 - the perfect world of easy cross-platform gaming. The idea is good, but I guess it was announced before anyone actually had implemented much of anything. In the rush to get the great vision to the market along with the bumpy launch of Vista in general, things went horribly wrong. The current implementation should be burnt and the ashes scattered to four winds. It wouldn't exactly impress even if it were completely free at this point, and asking money for the current weak service offering is just misguided. It's like someone is trying really hard to make Games for Windows Live a flop."

Read on over at YouGamers.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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