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Microsoft praises Valve, vows 'renewed focus' on PC games

#41Doomsday FortePosted 3/25/2014 1:23:28 PM
Incoming Windows 8 Store exclusives, huh? Out with GFWL Marketplace with Steam keys and all, in with W8 Store where you have to have Win 8 and no Steam keys in sight!

This is something I can see them doing, honestly.
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#42MacrossSpecialPosted 3/25/2014 11:15:15 PM
Doomsday Forte posted...
Incoming Windows 8 Store exclusives, huh? Out with GFWL Marketplace with Steam keys and all, in with W8 Store where you have to have Win 8 and no Steam keys in sight!

This is something I can see them doing, honestly.


Didnt they already try that with vista? I dont remember any of the other games but the biggest potential draw was halo 2.

Maybe it will work this time since w8 arguably doesnt have laughable functionality.
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#43Code 51 50Posted 3/26/2014 11:57:18 AM
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Stolen from neogaf:

2005 - We care about PC gaming, Longhorn (Vista) to usher in modern PC gaming with "Tray and Play"
Vista launches with none of the stuff MS promised, Vista itself sucks the ass of a thousand camels.
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-talks-pc-gaming-longhorn-64-bit-and-xna-updates/1100-6120176/

2006 - MS: Don't Count PC Games Out
MS announces GFWL and how utterly amazing it will be, suckers everywhere rejoice in the eventual ass reaming they don't know is coming yet.
http://www.gamespy.com/articles/687/687828p1.html

2007 - MS continues PC push
MS launches GFWL...and it has a $50 a year fee, and they announce a whole slew of games to include Shadowrun with cross platform play and Gears of War 1! What are you paying for you ask? Jank ass software that crashes and has the most unintuitive updating system known to man. Load a game, game says you need update. Signs you out, downloads update, you jump back in...oh GFWL client has a update too! signs you out, downloads up date and you log back in...
http://www.edge-online.com/news/e3-microsoft-continues-pc-gaming-push/

MS will shortly thereafter disband Ensemble because MS feels that they're (MS) moving in a different direction! But don't worry we tots <3 you PC gamers.

2008 - MS: PC gaming is A-okay
Yea we've looked at some money pie charts and can see that PC gaming brings in billions in revenue. Here is our open letter to how awesome PC gaming is and our promise to support it! We finally put some new titles up on GFWL! Oh and we got rid of the $50 a year fee for GFWL, see we're serious about PC gaming! If that's not a sign of commitment, I don't know what is!
http://www.edge-online.com/news/microsoft-pc-gaming-ok/

2008 - MS: PC gaming is not dead!
Look at this event we're throwing for PC gaming, you think we'd throw this if we didn't truly care about it?! Look at these games that will be on GFWL. We <3 PC gaming. You want fixes for GFWL issues? We'll look into that.
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/686531/microsoft-pc-gaming-is-not-dead/


2008 - MS bolsters PC gaming with all new Games for Windows Live!
Hey gaiz remember those GFWL client issues you were having...well we didn't fix those per say but....here is the same s*** in a slightly newer skin! PROGRESS
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2008/11/microsoft-bolsters-pc-gaming-with-new-games-for-windows-live/

2009 - MS: PC gaming still a priority for us!
Okay gaiz look, this time we're serious about our upcoming push in PC gaming. It's so vital to us at MS that we give the PC our love and support!
http://www.edge-online.com/news/microsoft-pc-gaming-still-priority/


To add to this.

2009 - Dissolves Aces Studios and shuts down one of the (if not the) longest running games/software in history. Microsoft Flight Simulator; 1980-2010, older than windows and DOS/MS-DOS itself.
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#44Lum_YatsuraPosted 3/26/2014 12:45:05 PM
Jon_God posted...
GFWL 2.0


I wouldn't be surprised. Never considered their shutdown denial having a deeper meaning.
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