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Archie
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(08-19-2013, 09:18 PM)
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http://support.xbox.com/en-US/games/...es-online-info

Games for Windows Live will be discontinued on July 1, 2014. Although it is available through Steam, Age of Empires Online requires features of the Games for Windows Live service. You can continue to enjoy all the features of Age of Empires Online as the service will remain 100% operational until July 1, 2014 when the server will shut down. Please visit the Age of Empires Online forums for additional details.

I assume all GFWL games will be shut down. RIP Dark Souls.
shinobi602
(08-19-2013, 09:18 PM)
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RIP in peace.
Sendou
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(08-19-2013, 09:19 PM)
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Bury this one deep.
Crayons
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(08-19-2013, 09:19 PM)
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Tokubetsu
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(08-19-2013, 09:19 PM)
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Why couldn't it be July 1st 2013?
SalsaShark
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(08-19-2013, 09:19 PM)
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d00d3n
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(08-19-2013, 09:20 PM)
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Please understand
Nachtmaer
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sk3tch
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(08-19-2013, 09:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

RIP in peace.

Rest in Peace in peace, indeed.
Eusis
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(08-19-2013, 09:20 PM)
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And this will forever be pointed at as THE ultimate reason to hate GFWL: Microsoft is flaky with long term support, and could potentially kill several games because of how this had to be implemented in many of them and the fact many developers/publishers may not care to actually get it patched out.
strafer
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(08-19-2013, 09:20 PM)
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About time.
Phire Phox
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(08-19-2013, 09:20 PM)
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Broken Joystick
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(08-19-2013, 09:21 PM)
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Emitan
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(08-19-2013, 09:21 PM)
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So Dark Souls network features are dead?
RE_Player
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(08-19-2013, 09:21 PM)
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When you come at the king you best not miss and they missed big with GFWL. Started as joke and will die as one too.
Tambini
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(08-19-2013, 09:21 PM)
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ding dong the witch is dead
MTMBStudios
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(08-19-2013, 09:21 PM)
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its good news that microsoft is depreciating gfwl....

its kind of bad news that these gfwl games (which a lot of them are pretty great!) are effectively going to be crippled and or possibly not work at all (without cracking) due to microsoft pulling the plug. hopefully most of these games get patched with steamworks or people find new means of playing them.
Sendou
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(08-19-2013, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by sk3tch

Rest in Peace in peace, indeed.

rip in pieces
kadotsu
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(08-19-2013, 09:21 PM)
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Time to finish Dirt 3, Bulletstorm, Viva Pinata, cheat all Fallout 3 Achievements and make sure to never buy anything from a MS ecosystem again.
Alec2DaBreen
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(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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AoE Online is a solid game. I would hate to be one of the people who spent a ton on all that DLC, only to have this happen.
Lasthope106
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(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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So basically I have a year to play all my unfinished GFWL games. Fuck you MS for such a shitty service! What they should do is release a patch to remove GFWL authentication so that we can continue playing our games at least in offline mode.
Alastor
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(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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Can you save in Dark Souls when you're offline? I remember the message that warns about it when game loads.

If you can, it's not that big deal. Game is perfectly playable offline anyway.
JoeTheBlow
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(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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Good riddance.
Uplay next please.
maniac-kun
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(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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What happens to my games that use this piece of ******?
Pray For Death
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(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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... and nothing of value was lost
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Emitan

So Dark Souls network features are dead?

Unless Namco pulls a Bioshock 2/Batman:AA/AC and completely rips out GFWL, then yes.
Zeyphersan
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(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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Bad news for old games that may not get patched?
SalsaShark
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(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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oh wait so they're shutting down AOE online?

lmfao

those in-game transactions were expensive as hell
IAmMonodi
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(08-19-2013, 09:22 PM)
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Please tell me this means Ultra Street Fighter IV is skipping it.
SJRB
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(08-19-2013, 09:23 PM)
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I hope it burns in hell.
faceless007
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(08-19-2013, 09:23 PM)
So do they have any contingency plans for the dozens of GFWL games that require online activation to be installed?

I'm guessing not.
Symphonic
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(08-19-2013, 09:23 PM)
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I hope From Software feels bad
Soulflarz
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(08-19-2013, 09:23 PM)
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Soo will the games be bootable still and single player only/multiplayer is gone, or do we lose all access to them?
Kurdel
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(08-19-2013, 09:23 PM)
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Awesome news!!

Now Rockstar patch that shit out of your PC games!
kadotsu
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(08-19-2013, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by IAmMonodi

Please tell me this means Ultra Street Fighter IV is skipping it.

No GFWL! Already confirmed!
Grief.exe
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(08-19-2013, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by IAmMonodi

Please tell me this means Ultra Street Fighter IV is skipping it.

USFIV is confirmed Steamworks.
Malio
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Toodles.
The Stig
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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ding

freaking

dong
legacyzero
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lasthope106

So basically I have a year to play all my unfinished GFWL games. Fuck you MS for such a shitty service! What they should do is release a patch to remove GFWL authentication so that we can continue playing our games at least in offline mode.

This. I'm worried about my fav games that actually use this shit (IE Fallout 3)
SwiftDeath
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alec2DaBreen

AoE Online is a solid game. I would hate to be one of the people who spent a ton on all that DLC, only to have this happen.

How can they not patch in other server options?

Like let customers run their own servers

It's a PC game!

We've been running our own servers on PC games for more than a decade
Killthee
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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So does this mean my copy of Viva Pinata for Windows is useless after July 1st 2014?
Eusis
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alastor

Can you save in Dark Souls when you're offline? I remember the message that warns about it when game loads.

If you can, it's not that big deal. Game is perfectly playable offline anyway.

The problem seemed to be that you couldn't even play the game short of logging in THEN pulling the plug on your internet or otherwise disabling it. However I do expect that at worst they could just patch out the need to use GFWL even if there's no online afterwards, the game was always more online augmented than online dependent anyway.

Originally Posted by chaosblade

As long as you can play offline/single player after this I only see it as a good thing.

Most - if not all - GFWL games simply will not let you play without first logging in, which is where the problem is.
chaosblade
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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As long as you can play offline/single player after this I only see it as a good thing.
Nags
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Emitan

So Dark Souls network features are dead?

Is this true...?
I mean I have yet to play the game on PC online, but do a lot of people play online on PC? I know a lot of people do on PS3.
ashecitism
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by IAmMonodi

Please tell me this means Ultra Street Fighter IV is skipping it.

It is, in favor of Steamworks.
DieH@rd
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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All GFWL games will die on that date? All F1 games and the rest?
Cidd
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Another thing money couldn't fix, good riddance.
jett
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Not soon enough.
oVerde
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)

HURRAY! Rest in hell GFWL.

Now focus on getting straight with Xbox, no time to waste!
Visualante2
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(08-19-2013, 09:24 PM)
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So the biggest loser from this is potentially Rockstar, with GTA IV being a strong performer in sales charts and multiplayer leaderboards. WIll they do anything about it? I'd love to hear their take on this news.

As for me, I'm going to try and make the most of Dark Souls before the sequel comes out.

Originally Posted by Nags

Is this true...?
I mean I have yet to play the game on PC online, but do a lot of people play online on PC? I know a lot of people do on PS3.

Yes there is a community.

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