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Poll Results: Do you like GFWL

 
  • 26% (13)
    Yea
  • 74% (37)
    No
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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ok well I decided I wanted to see what peoples opinions are on GFWL, do you hate it, if so why?

I would say its a decent service, but it need some major improvements to compete with steam.
Edited by xXjay247Xx - 2/17/11 at 3:30pm
post #2 of 14
Its poo poo.

I would be fine with it if it wasn't such a terrible program. I have issues almost every time i am FORCED to use it. Mostly in DoW2
    
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I don't hate it I like the XBL integration so when I'm playing on pc i can still message my friends on XBL but that said it could use some improvements
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post #4 of 14
Meh it is alright......

I certaintly don't think it is "poo poo" as there is no flaws with the UI and framework itself, but it could improve.....
    
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post #5 of 14
Decent - Not as bad everyone clamors it to be.
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post #6 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lhowatt View Post
Its poo poo.

I would be fine with it if it wasn't such a terrible program. I have issues almost every time i am FORCED to use it. Mostly in DoW2
What sort of issues are you getting, see if I can help you out with them
post #7 of 14
It's not all that bad for what it is, but I get severely annoyed when I buy a game on Steam and still have to dl, install, and log in to GFWL just to play the thing or get updates. If it's on Steam, that should be enough. Steam already covers the DRM, updates, backups (cloud), social, achievements, and sales. Why bother tacking on another program that does the exact same thing, but isn't as good at it?
 
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post #8 of 14
I hate it.

The service itself is just horrible. You have to pay to get gold, so you can be in a group chat.
When it's time to update, it completely fails to do so. It makes games like GTA IV absolutely horrid because they won't update, so I can't save my file. I can't save my file, so I don't play it.
Plus for GTA IV, it uses SecuROM, which fails to even start more than half the time! I don't know if that's GFWL related or not.

The overall UI feels clunky compared to Steam. Steam simply has more support than GFWL, e.i., you can run a non-Steam game through Steam to still talk with your buddies. AFAIK, you can not do that with GFWL.

I could probably think of more, but my battery is getting kind of low.
post #9 of 14
Haven't had a problem using it yet to be honest. I'm neither for or against.
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post #10 of 14
I hate it. I have never played a game infected with it that in any way benefited from it. As a result I often install an xliveless mod before I start the game for the first time.
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