Microsoft to shutter Games for Windows Live marketplace on August 22nd

By David Tom · 12 replies
Aug 16, 2013
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  1. Microsoft will be putting an end to the PC marketplace on August 22, as confirmed by the company’s official support page. The announcement also reiterated the fact that the Microsoft Points system will be retired on the same day;...

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  2. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Who exactly used games for windows live on pc?!

    This is the first time ever I've even heard of it and its about to close, no surprise there!

    In steam we trust!
  3. General Sam

    General Sam TS Enthusiast Posts: 62   +13

    I enjoyed using it for the achievement system as I play on Xbox 360, I like using my PC with my profile. That is the ONLY reason :)
  4. SolarisGuru

    SolarisGuru TS Member

    I wish it would just go away completely. I hate buying a game on Steam and having to use a GFWL account on top of it. Yuck.
    ypsylon likes this.
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Not too surprising, Microsoft hasn't done much with the service for the last few years.
  6. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    The games that work with this service are my least liked games. Warhammer Dawn of War 2, Batman Arkham City. Load them up with Steam then log into an extra layer with Games for Windows. Naf
  7. Oh. This exists.
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Lol, silly commenters. It's only the marketplace that's shutting down, not the service!
  9. Now if they shutter Windows 8, the world would be better off.
    ypsylon likes this.
  10. ypsylon

    ypsylon TS Booster Posts: 114   +21

    Never used GWL and certainly won't be using $team. That kind of intrusive DRM and spying on users belong in Cold War era.
  11. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 168   +45

    I don't think GFWL is as bad as others are saying. I think it is fine. I like that it links to my Xbox 360 account, and that my achievements count toward my Xbox 360 account.
  12. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Booster Posts: 140   +16

    Good Riddance.
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Bump, because it's clear you guys still don't realise GFWL is not going anywhere.

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