I have yet to understand why 95% of the PC gaming community HATES GFWL. And I mean absolutely hates,
If Games for Windows LIVE had a different title, like "Xbox for PC" the platform may have taken off a bit more than it did...
SURE the platform was under-developed and used serial keys ( i prefer ), it only takes an individual 10 minutes to fix the most common "LIVE Connection Error" when booting up the marketplace. Dont get me wrong, I absolutely love GFWL and how the achievements load onto my Gamercard. I am second in the world for overall gfwl gamerscore and have all 70 games
of the entire platform.. The platform itself is pretty simplistic to fix in regards to any problem. Sure, when you play a game you are supposed to 'click n play' but GFWL being tied with Xbox is what gives it it's juicyness. I really do enjoy the feature that allows me to voice chat with my buddies that are on their xbox360/Xbox One, and GFWL doesn't even require GOLD membership to play ranked multiplayer.
Back to the Serial keys... I honestly prefer CD/DVD gaming over digital gaming. For example, you could totally lose your Steam account due to applying patches that 'patch out' GFWL and even texture mods on games, guess what? All of your games, gone. Now with CD/DVD gaming, the only way you are going to lose access to your games and your serial key(s) is if someone physically steals your games. The whole physical stealing isn't very common. And ontop of that, don't you gamers get a warm feel inside going to a game store and purchasing a PC game as a DVD and not digital? If I remember correctly, on Steam, you do not "own" the games, Steam still does and can close your account with reasonable suspicion of violation of Terms of Service? Correct my if i'm wrong.
I'm quite suprised at the amount of claims that gamers make in regards to creatine an Xbox LIVE profile just to play the game. Does no one OWN an xbox 360?? Let alone the individuals forgetting their credentials to sign-in again on the account that used the serial key. How do you forget an account's credentials?? Write them down. Sheesh!
All in all, I've spent nearly two years having fun with GFWL and over time, have colected every single disc of the platform. Some don't exist in discs and that's what steam's for
.... And there are four imports.. Legend of the Galactic Heroes (JAPAN), Bioshock 2 (RUSSIAN version), AFL LIVE (Australia) and Rugby League Live (Australia)..
If anyone reading this has a problem with GFWL on a certain game, let me know and i can explain a fix if you need one.