“Thank God!” Says Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Dev As GFWL Shackles Fall Off

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  1. lucidus

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    http://indiestatik.com/2013/08/16/insanely-twisted-shadow-planet/

    This coincides with the closure of GFWL marketplace on the 22nd, which means you can not redeem new keys on GFWL from that day onwards and games like Gears of War 1 and Minerva's Den DLC will no longer be available for purchase.

    If you lurk on NeoGAF you might be aware of the thread that is tracking Steam's registry about all this :p Props to Grief.exe :D

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=619976&page=11

    Known games which are supposedly losing GFWL - Batman Arkham Asylum, Batman Arkham City, Bioshock 2 and now this. I hope to see Dirt 2, Fallout 3 and Dark souls lose it as well!
     
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    I would love to see GFWL completely disappear from every game.
     
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    How did I forget Dawn of War 2!!? :D And yes, I hope it gets exorcised from them all :p
     
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    Good bloody riddance.
     

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    What does this mean exactly? Does it mean that games with GfWL will no longer work if it isn't patched out? And while Steam may patch GfWL out in favour of Steamworks, what will happen to the retail boxed versions? Will GfWL be patched out of those too?
     
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    Im really surprised to read that old games will still get patches to get rid of gfwl.
    especially since microsoft said that everything still works (downloads) after closing their store.
     
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    POS keeps corrupting my old saves, I spent a full 12 hours recovering my GTA4 save after a reinstall. Cant recover my batman AA save. Hope its gone forever.
     
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    I still haven't been able to play Dark Souls. The GFWL login won't accept my login and when I try to create a new account, an error occurs after which I'm redirected to the login again. If I try to create a new account at xbox.com, the page where I'm supposed to create a new account cannot be found. You'd think something like that would be fixed, but no, it has been going on since the first time I had to face GFWL with GTA 4. If not for Xliveless, I would have never been able to play GTA 4 either.

    Anyway I'm angry about paying 39,99€ for Dark Souls and not being able to play it. GFWL is a cancer.
     
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    WTF is wrong with you people... I love that I can stats pad my xbox live account from my pc.
     
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    I wouldn't mind that if GWFL wasn't complete ****. Loses all my game saves constantly, having to redeem codes again and again
     

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    Steve Ballmer is that you?
     
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    About time. Terrible service.
     
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    Bioshock 2 is getting more than updates to patch out GFWL and Securom - it has controller support now and multiplayer has been shifted to Steam's service!
     
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    What? GFWL is crap, but not being able to create an Xbox account is your problem.
     
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    GFWL is idiocy in its purest form.
     

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    I wonder what games will not be patched and just abandoned after the service is terminated totally
     
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    GFWL is like the modern version of Starforce, just it only screws up the games and not the computers; but no one is sad to see it go.
     
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    I've never had a GFWL game, where i didn't find a way to disable/bypass it.
    I hated it, but i don't have an xbox..

    skyrim for example, and fallout 3/nv, removing GFWL was always my step 1.
    But these were all offline games, i don't really play any online games so it was never a concern.
     
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    And that's not even the worst of it! I used to format often and after 10 times my keys would no longer let me sign in, and it was a nightmare trying to get Microsoft to issue new ones, literally took me 5 months to get a replacement key for GTAIV. Ever since I've sworn off GFWL, *uc* you Microshaft.
     
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    Skyrim and New Vegas are steamworks :p
     

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