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Dark Souls GFWL Petition

Following today's announcement of the Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for Windows, which was supported by a petition, a new petition is now online to protest the plan to use Games for Windows LIVE (thanks Reddit). Here's word:

GFWL is unpopular, difficult to use, inconvenient, has terrible online support (a key feature in Dark Souls), and is downright unpleasant. After anxiously awaiting a PC release for this fantastic game it feels like a real slap in the face hearing Dark Souls will use Games for Windows Live. We recommend Valve's Steamworks in place, as this DRM is much easier to use, less intrusive, more reliable, and more accepted among PC gamers. Please reconsider the use of GFWL, or offer the game on both services. Thank you for taking the effort to port this game, but for a lot of customers it's Steam or no sale.

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45. Re: not surprising coming from you Apr 12, 2012, 09:19 Verno
IMAPC wrote on Apr 12, 2012, 01:39:
Anyone who says they have never had a problem using Steam either has hardly used Steam, is a lying or delusional fanboy, or has a really poor memory. Judging from your nerdy, pudgy baby-face, it's fanboy in your case.

Sure cupcake and I'm sure your personal photo is a Fabio portrait. You're calling someone else a nerd on a PC gaming website, the irony is almost overwhelming. Steam is pretty stable these days, it's quite conceivable someone could have never encountered difficulty with it. The back end has its issues from time to time but even those are pretty rare and mostly relegated to launch hour problems for major titles. Not everyone plays in north american prime time either.

People defending GFWL various stuff

This is on the same level of "ive never had any computer problems ever" crap we've heard from jokers in the past. People have encountered numerous problems with GFWL, its well documented at this point and not some rumor or something. When it is perfectly implemented and functioning optimally the best you can hope for is that it doesn't piss you off which isn't saying much about the client. It has no redeeming features or functionality that justifies its use.

Microsoft has had many years to improve on it and has shown zero interest in doing so. It's been dead in the water for awhile now, I can't even remember the last time they patched in a major feature. They keep it on life support to maintain some foothold in the PC market and for the marketing money they make off the emails associated with Live logins, that's about it. The GFWL staff in the entertainment division was down to a couple of dudes last I heard.
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