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GFW and Xbox.com Marketplaces Merging

The Games For Windows Website has the surprise announcement that Microsoft is merging the Games for Windows Marketplace with Xbox.com. Here's what they are revealing for the moment:

Games for Windows Marketplace is coming to Xbox.com!

Games for Windows Marketplace will fully transition over to Xbox.com. Now you can get all of your gaming needs in one place. Itís convenient, itís concentrated, and itís a whole lot of great games.

Discuss the move here!

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44. Re: GFW and Xbox.com Marketplaces Merging Jul 2, 2011, 09:34 WaltC
 
Rockn-Roll wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 15:53:
I think just 2 of the 50 modern games I own support my native Windows 5040x1050x32 resolution on the Matrox Digital TH2Go with three widescreen monitors. All the rest are like 3840x1024 or some such and most of them had to be patched for that resolution or was just being faked by zooming the output and cutting off the top and bottom of the output which causes the very unpleasant tunnel vision.

It's fairly obvious that your "nearly 30 years" of experience hasn't served to keep you in touch with the state of 3d gaming in the marketplace (and I don't mean "3d" with the funny glasses--I'm referring to the use of polygons and textures on an x, y and simulated z axis.)

Years ago, and I do mean "years," Matrox was the only game in town for a very nice 2d display. But when 3d came along, especially 3dfx's brand of 3d, Matrox began a decline it has yet to recover from. Let's be honest--Matrox is for all intents and purposes *gone* from the 3d graphics stage today. If you want the best in triple-screen (or even 6-screen) 3d-gaming support then you've no choice but to go EyeFinity from AMD (formerly ATi.) Not only does it blow Matrox TH2Go away in every respect, it also functions at resolutions even higher than 5040x1050. Lots of current games support EyeFinity, and will run at such resolutions at a decent frame-rate while delivering all of the 3d functionality that Matrox completely fails to support. Here's a FAQ to get you started:

EyeFinity

As for the comments about Steam...if any of you were around at the time...then you would remember the services which rose and fell in an attempt to provide multiplayer connectivity.

Steam's major claim to fame has always been in the fact that it serves as an online publisher and store--meaning you can buy practically any game you choose direct from Steam and download it immediately--so long as you are attached to a broadband pipe, that is. Otherwise, today's multi-gigabyte games will take you days to download...;)


 
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