games for windows

  • Tidings from Microsoft's Gamefest 2008

    Tidings from Microsoft's Gamefest 2008

    The very exclusive Microsoft Gamefest conference is in full swing right now somewhere here in the Northwest, and they’ve dropped a couple of newsworthy items. First of all is the revision of the Games for Windows – LIVE system they’ve got going on. Starting today every multiplayer feature of LIVE is free on Windows: chat, shared friends lists with the 360, achievements, and so… Read More

  • Games For Windows mag is no more, moves entirely online

    Games For Windows mag is no more, moves entirely online

    Games For Windows, known as Computer Gaming Monthly prior to its marriage to Microsoft, is no more. The go-to authority on PC gaming has succumbed to the reality of the magazine business: they’re too costly to make for their own good. Editor-in-chief Jeff Green, whose columns I enjoyed for a number of years, has written a eulogy of sorts on his 1UP blog, wherein he laments the state of the… Read More

  • More info, screens on free-to-play Battlefield Heroes

    [photopress:bfh1.jpg,full,center] I just got the issue of Games for Windows in the mail with Battlefield Heroes on the cover. In it is a long feature explaining the ins and outs of the game. It sounds pretty great, very easy to pick up and play for the person who doesn’t have dozens of hours a week to devote to a video game. That should be anyone over the age of 16. Some neat things I… Read More

  • Microsoft is Less Moore

    Microsoft is Less Moore

    The video game industry executive shake-up continues. Less than a week after E3 Peter Moore has resigned from Microsoft to return to Northern California. The former Sega head honcho has cited personal reasons and has “secured another opportunity in the video games industry.” Could this be a return to Sega, or possibly a move to Nintendo? Both scenarios seem unlikely, but Nintendo… Read More

  • Gears of War PC Edition Coming Home for the Holidays

    Gears of War PC Edition Coming Home for the Holidays

    Previously reported with a launch date of “eventually”, Gears of War for the PC has been tagged with a somewhat less murky launch date of “sometime holiday season 2007″ and a street price of $50. Lest you think that this will be a straight-up Xbox 360 port, the Windows version will offer five new campaigns, three new multiplayer maps, and an extra multiplayer game scenario. Read More

  • Vista-Only Game Gets XP-ified

    Vista-Only Game Gets XP-ified

    FASA Studio’s Shadowrun has been hacked to run on XP, despite being a Vista-only title. Microsoft has been pushing its new DirectX 10 gaming architecture to get people to upgrade to Vista in order to play the newest games. Problem is, most of the new games are still running on DirectX 9 – Shadowrun and Halo 2 included. Microsoft has pigeonholed these games into the Vista-only… Read More

  • MYST Goes Episodic With GameTap

    MYST Goes Episodic With GameTap

    Long before there was that strange island on LOST, there was the strange island in the game MYST. Now after several sequels, a few more mysteries might just be solved as Myst Online: Uru Live transitions to an episodic model. Beginning May 19th all of the future episodes’ content and story – including objects, new Ages and even story revelations – will be released within a single… Read More

  • Microsoft Launching Games For Windows Live, Halo 2 May 8th

    Microsoft Launching Games For Windows Live, Halo 2 May 8th

    Though Vista is great and all and quite the improvement over XP, it still has a lot of issues with certain programs and hardware. Hence why Microsoft is taking awhile to roll out its Games For Windows Live service. Luckily, the time is almost upon us. Microsoft will be releasing Games For Windows Live for Vista owners come May 8th. The service will allow gamers to easily play against each other on… Read More