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2 years ago#1
I saw recently that Games for Windows Live is shutting down next July and that may prevent gamers from playing their games. Unless developers or modders do something, then we'll be out of luck. We won't be able to authorize those games anymore.

So what happens to my entire Steam library if they go under?
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2 years ago#2
So much wrong in this topic.

1. There has been absolutely no statement that you won't be able to use GFWL games after the service ends. None. There was one quote taken from one game page, that still didn't say that
2. Multiple GFWL games....don't actually require GFWL and run fine if you bypass it entirely.
3. Large quantity of games on Steam....don't require Steam
4. Why is Steam going away? Are you saying Steam=similar situation to GFWL?

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2 years ago#3
From: Zazabar | #001
So what happens to my entire Steam library if they go under?


Dunno.

Before anyone mentions that they'll make Steam available DRM free or whatever, that was a forum post by volunteer moderators, not Valve employees.
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2 years ago#4
Zazabar posted...
I saw recently that Games for Windows Live is shutting down next July and that may prevent gamers from playing their games. Unless developers or modders do something, then we'll be out of luck. We won't be able to authorize those games anymore.

So what happens to my entire Steam library if they go under?


Origin attempts to take over and become the dominant drm service,*shudders*
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2 years ago#5
We all die.
2 years ago#6
You keep worrying about Steam going under, it's not like they have a million people buying games everyday.
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2 years ago#7
steveboblarry posted...
Zazabar posted...
I saw recently that Games for Windows Live is shutting down next July and that may prevent gamers from playing their games. Unless developers or modders do something, then we'll be out of luck. We won't be able to authorize those games anymore.

So what happens to my entire Steam library if they go under?


Origin attempts to take over and become the dominant drm service,*shudders*


That would be a good thing. Good Customer support for everyone.
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2 years ago#8
DerPancake posted...
steveboblarry posted...
Zazabar posted...
I saw recently that Games for Windows Live is shutting down next July and that may prevent gamers from playing their games. Unless developers or modders do something, then we'll be out of luck. We won't be able to authorize those games anymore.

So what happens to my entire Steam library if they go under?


Origin attempts to take over and become the dominant drm service,*shudders*


That would be a good thing. Good Customer support for everyone.


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2 years ago#9
If Steam "goes away", they'd probably sell the business to someone else to takeover.

Actually, I believe that a Korean company was trying to buy Steam (which, fortunately, did not go through).

Now, if you ask "what happens if Steam service changes policies drastically"... then that's a bit more likely and we'll have a problem.
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2 years ago#10
Just create an offline account for your gfwl games, all your saved games will be save on your HD. If steam goes away, then just crack it, and get high on games.
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