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  • Blog Post: Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Steam Migration Now Available

    From Software and Bandai Namco have initiated the promised Steamworks conversion , dropping Games for Windows Live from the title. In order to carry over your save data and achievements, you’ll need to import them in the next two months. There are different processes depending on whether you originally... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls Steam Migration Delayed Until December

    In October, Bandai Namco announced that it would be transferring online services from Games for Windows Live to Steam. That process was supposed to be completed in November, but it’s now been delayed. The migration is now slated for December. “We are working hard to finalize the process to... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls PC Players Will Be Able To Transfer Data To Steam In November

    If you’ve been sitting on a copy of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on PC, you might have noticed some problems thanks to the defunct Games for Windows Live. There’s good news, as Bandai Namco has announced it will be porting everything over to Steam. During November, you’ll be able... More
  • Blog Post: The Games For Windows Live Exodus Continues

    Microsoft refutes rumors that it will shut down PC online gaming service Games for Windows Live (featuring achievements, gamertags, etc.) on July 1, but with with its marketplace shut down, it's clearly in decline. Furthermore, studios like Twisted Pixel Games – a developer now owned by Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock 2 On Steam Free For Those With Original Release, Discounted For Others

    When 2K Games released BioShock 2 on PC, it carried with it the despised (and now deceased) Games for Windows Live. Now that Games for Windows Live is no more, those that owned a Games for Windows Live version can redeem their codes on Steam for free with an added bonus. Existing owners get the Minerva's... More
  • Blog Post: Games For Windows Live Shutting Down This Month

    Current users of the service will be able to play their Games for Windows Lives games indefinitely, but don't expect to buy anything from the store after August. After August 22, the marketplace will officially close, along with any leftover credit you have not redeemed by that time. Microsoft is... More
  • Blog Post: Ms. Splosion Man Explodes Onto Steam

    Ms. Splosion Man's explosive nature can't be contained on Xbox Live Arcade and the App Store. The game's explosive antics can now be experienced on Steam, Games for Windows LIVE, and the Windows Phone. The PC versions of the game are priced at $9.99. Windows Phone 7 players can download it... More
  • Blog Post: Gotham City Impostors Launching With $220 Of DLC

    Gotham City Impostors, the new Batman-versus-Joker-themed multiplayer shooter from Monolith, is going live on PlayStation Network today and on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow. While the game itself will cost a mere $15, it will apparently feature a shocking amount of downloadable content right from the start... More
  • Blog Post: Section 8: Prejudice Launches On XBLA April 20

    Developer TimeGate has made public the release window for its downloadable shooter Section 8: Prejudice, noting that the game will hit digital distribution channels in the upcoming weeks. The Xbox Live Arcade iteration is scheduled for an April 20 launch, with the Games for Windows Live iteration following... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Admits Games For Windows Live Possibly Not Amazing

    Joining the rest of the world at long last, a senior Microsoft employee has allowed for the possibility that the company's matchmaking, stat-tracking, and marketplace service on PC may have been less than successful. Senior producer of interactive entertainment Kevin Unangst told website CVG , "I... More
  • Blog Post: Madden Vs. The World--Weekly Roundup 8/9

    This week it seems nobody wants to mess with King Madden. Go figure. Aside from EA's flagship football game, there's not much else new on shelves. Ubisoft's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game hits the PlayStation Network for a timed exclusive. Get it early and rub your 360 counterparts'... More
  • Blog Post: Zerg Rush--Weekly Roundup 7/26

    PC gamers, this is your week to shine. Blizzard's eagerly anticipated Starcraft II finally hits shelves after years of teases and trailers. And take comfort in knowing that no matter how good you may think you are at it, there's an entire nation of players who would absolutely destroy you. Oh... More
  • Blog Post: Keep Your Wallets Sealed--Weekly Roundup 7/19

    When the week's retail highlights include a game based on the Cats & Dogs film franchise and a hidden-object game, it's clear that it's as good a time as any to take a week off from shopping. Unless, of course, you like those kinds of game. In that case, go nuts! In other release news... More
  • Blog Post: Naughty Bears And Transformers--Weekly Roundup 6/21

    What happened? Where are we? Is E3 over yet? As we sort things out in the post-E3 slump, there are a few things that might be on your radar this week. If you're a fan of playing with toys, this one's going out for you. First up is 505 Games' Naughty Bear, in which a bunch of stuffed bears... More
  • Blog Post: Games For Windows Live Games On Demand Expanding

    Every time we think Microsoft has completely given up on PC gaming, they offer up one more exhausted push on their Games for Windows service. This time around, the big news comes in the form of some major plans for the downloadable Games on Demand service offered on Games for Windows Live. Major Nelson... More
  • Blog Post: Alpha Protocol, Backbreaker--Weekly Roundup 6/1

    I'm going to level with you for a second. When Alpha Protocol is the marquee game release, it's not exactly a great week. In addition to the espionage-tinged RPG, Backbreaker and Pure Futbol are out this week. In other releases, Marmaduke heads to theaters and we all wish that life had a fast... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Galaxy 2, ModNation Racers, UFC--Weekly Roundup 5/24

    Got a little extra money? Great! This week is more than happy to relieve you of that cash. If you didn't pick up Super Mario Galaxy 2 yesterday, you should probably get on that first. After that, combat-racing fans can check out Blur and/or ModNation Racers, depending on how cute you like to get... More
  • Blog Post: Picross 3D, Iron Man 2, Dementium II – Weekly Roundup 5/3

    Like deja vu? You're in luck. Each of the games on this week's retail release list are sequels, ports or updates to older games. Iron Man 2's release comes just in time for the movie's debut later this week. Also, there's a documentary about babies, which should be adorable because... More
  • Blog Post: Fightin’, Shootin’, RPG’n—Weekly Roundup 4/26

    Finally, some freaking games. This week’s new releases include Capcom’s Super Street Fighter IV, the Dead to Rights reboot, Dead to Rights: Retribution, and that RPG with the talking book, Nier. Also, there’s a new FIFA game. If you want to see a movie that will make you wet the bed... More
  • Blog Post: Zzzzzz… Weekly Roundup 4/5

    I’ll just come out and say it: This is not a good week for new releases. At all. If you haven’t picked up the Borderlands DLC yet, you can grab it at retail. That is, you can grab it at retail if you’re playing on the 360. PlayStation 3 owners are going to have to sit that one out for... More
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