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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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24. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2011, 01:50 Jerykk
 
Have to agree with Dades here. If you truly don't understand how MS has hurt PC gaming over the past decade, you must be living under a rock. Microsoft's entry into the console market completely changed the industry. They went to significant lengths (free marketing + cash incentives) to lure PC developers to the Xbox and they succeeded. Here's a list of the developers whose first console games were designed for the Xbox or Xbox 360:

- Bioware
- Lionhead
- Epic
- id
- Bethesda
- Raven
- Bungie
- Monolith
- Crytek
- Infinity Ward
- Irrational
- Obsidian
- Illusion Softworks

The list pretty much speaks for itself. Sony never made any effort to convert PC developers into PlayStation developers and even if MS had never entered the market, there's no reason why Sony would have decided to start. As such, it's not unreasonable to assume that PC gaming would be a lot more prominent than it is now.
 
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