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    News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    If you want to play GTA IV, you'll have to sign up to the GFW service first.
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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    Well it's free to sign up so I don't really have a problem with that.
    "Free speech includes not only the inoffensive but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative provided it does not tend to provoke violence. Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having."

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    GTA IV and "Games For Windows exclusive", aren't they a bit late...

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    GTA IV and "Games For Windows exclusive", aren't they a bit late...
    Not 'alf.

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    Well it's free to sign up so I don't really have a problem with that.
    Why should we be forced to sign up? What benefit does the gamer get from this, or is it purely a financial benefit for Take-Two and another annoyance for the end user?

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Why should we be forced to sign up? What benefit does the gamer get from this, or is it purely a financial benefit for Take-Two and another annoyance for the end user?
    Got to agree there. Why do people need to sign up to windows live!? Its just an annoyance and something to force a bigger user base onto windows live. No doubt MS paid a nice sum for this.

    I've had it on PS3 since launch and can't remember the last time I played it in all honesty. Its the only game I've bought on release for £40 on the PS3 and I won't be doing it again!

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    I think GTA is very bad online.

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Why should we be forced to sign up? What benefit does the gamer get from this, or is it purely a financial benefit for Take-Two and another annoyance for the end user?
    Presumably it's like Gears of War - ie they can then offer you the multiplayer matching, chat so on and so forth.

    If it's required for offline play as well then that's a bit steep, but isn't really any different from steam games requiring activation over steam.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingfoo View Post
    I think GTA is very bad online.
    The PC version?

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    no the ps3 version

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    Games for windows is just the PC version of Xbox live.. same features achievements, friends lists, matchmaking etc. it can be your xbox live account too.

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    I really don't see the point in GFW - online PC gaming has been going for years and I'm not sure I'm keen oin the amount of control m$ seem to be grabbing.

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    I already have a number of games using Steam and don't want to have to sign up to another game verification/monitoring service.

    Imo this is only further alienating the PC customer base compounded by the late release to PC.

    I played and enjoyed the previous titles but think I will pass on this one for these very reasons.

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    Quote Originally Posted by kingfoo View Post
    no the ps3 version
    What's bad about the online that you think the PC one would suffer from?

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    Re: News - Microsoft makes GTA IV a Games For Windows exclusive

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    What's bad about the online that you think the PC one would suffer from?
    people who arse around shooting out the tyres of people that are trying to race..

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