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    News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    Games Magazine Joystiq has just compiled an 'official' list.
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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    I'm really hoping DiRT 2 is fixed soon after they do DiRT 3. I still believe that DiRT 2 was the stronger game and i'm sure there are a lot of other people apart from me who still play it a lot.

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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    Pleased to see Red Faction Guerilla will have it stripped.

    Dawn of War 2 is concerning though, I haven't completed the original campaign yet never mind the expansions.

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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    Quote Originally Posted by [DW]Cougho View Post
    Pleased to see Red Faction Guerilla will have it stripped.

    Dawn of War 2 is concerning though, I haven't completed the original campaign yet never mind the expansions.
    Really hope DoW2 gets it patched out. I go back to play it quite often as its prob one of my faves. I can see the single player being OK without GFWL but would be a shame if you won't be able to COOP it anymore.

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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    I am hoping for dead rising 2 need to finish it some day.

    I have never really had a problem with G4WL but not really upset to see it go.

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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    Really hope DoW2 gets it patched out. I go back to play it quite often as its prob one of my faves. I can see the single player being OK without GFWL but would be a shame if you won't be able to COOP it anymore.
    The final DLC is actually a standalone app using SteamWorks instead of GFWL. The base game and Chaos Rising though, you're right - co-op will be gone forever.

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    Codemasters need to think about their customers for once. I have all 4 of their games listed in red and haven't played any of them yet. I hope THQ sorts DoW2 as well. That's a cracking game and i return to it often.

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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    How will that affect games I've bought from Steam like SSFIV:AE? Is it just about MS's online store, or will it affect the games that asks you to sign into G4WL account at the start of the game (like SSFIV:AE)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastymuncher View Post
    I hope THQ sorts DoW2 as well. That's a cracking game and i return to it often.
    I wouldn't hold out too much hope, since THQ no longer exist.

    Unless I'm mistaken our fate lies with Sega.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    How will that affect games I've bought from Steam like SSFIV:AE? Is it just about MS's online store, or will it affect the games that asks you to sign into G4WL account at the start of the game (like SSFIV:AE)?
    There are multiple points of integration with GFWL, so it's very much a per-game thing.

    Game uses GFWL for achievements only (e.g. Fallout 3): no major change, just use an offline profile

    Game uses GFWL matchmaking for multiplayer (e.g. Dawn of War 2): unplayable in multiplayer ever again

    Game uses GFWL DRM (e.g. Dead Rising 2): uninstallable forever

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    So if I reinstall dead rising 2 before the cut off it should still work and just multi player will die (no big problem).

    With that I am sure I could find other ways to play a game I have paid for since many manage to play it without paying.

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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    So the only way then I can play the games I've paid for after this change, if the publishers don't release an update to do away with the need for G4WL, is to use some third party crack ? Basically running a pirate version of the game that I paid for.
    Well that's just great isn't it.

    Proof if ever that DRM does more damage to legit gamers that it ever does to stop pirates.

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    Here's hoping they do a good job on Dark Souls, lack of multiplayer on that would be crushing..

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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    For anyone interested, Steam are taking retail CD\DVD keys for Batman Arkham asylum and Arkham city in exchange for Steam key's. I actually hope they do this for all GFWL games, it seems like the only fair way to treat people who have forked out for them.

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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    I've been working through GTA IV and its expansions recently due to this - I have the game as a standalone and a Steam version and it looks like you won't even be able to save the game once GFWL shuts down. Come on Rockstar (though they really do seem to actively hate the PC community, so not holding my breath).

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    Re: News - Game for Windows Live: what games will be playable after July?

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    I'm really hoping DiRT 2 is fixed soon after they do DiRT 3. I still believe that DiRT 2 was the stronger game and i'm sure there are a lot of other people apart from me who still play it a lot.
    100% agree with this - DiRT 2 was a stunning title. DiRT 3 went too far in to gymkhana crap and not enough rallying.

    Would be a real shame to no longer be able to load it up.

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