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Op Ed

Ars Technica - Games for Windows Live is a broken mess and I hate it.
Microsoft wants to be a part of my living room, and they are. But if the company also wants to butt into my PC gaming and require this login, it needs to find a way to allow me to use my account on different devices at the same time. Heck, if you spend the money on two Xbox 360 systems, you can't use the same account on both; you have to move it with a USB stick or recover the account whenever you move between systems. I understand that if you want to play on both systems online at the same time, Microsoft wants you to have two accounts, but if I want to have two systems in different rooms they don't want me to switch back and forth in a convenient fashion? Really lame.

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7. Re: Op Ed May 6, 2011, 13:36 Ratty
 
The problem with pretty much all MS products is they have a twisted sense of who their customers really are. They built IE and Windows Vista/7 for big corporations and the entertainment industry. The person who actually sits down and uses it is always pretty much last on their list. They also build products for themselves. Everything must be monetized beyond simply selling a product to a user. I'm sure their priorities in making GFWL were geared toward attracting publishers and shoving DLC and microtransactions down our throats. Again, the poor gamer who actually has to use the shit: last on their list.

Don't get me started on Windows Media Player. A lousy, fucked up program made solely for the entertainment industry.

The previous post about Deus Ex on Steam gave me a little thrill because it's another game that won't make me deal with GWFL.
 
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