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Gears of War for XP & Vista

Gears of War PC was announced by Microsoft at their E3 media briefing last night, rolling out CliffyB to present the news to the press. PC gamers get the welcome news that the game will include PC-specific content in the form of five new single-player missions (which will support co-op) as well as a level editor. Perhaps more welcome is the news that the game will run under Windows XP as well as Windows Vista, confirming that Windows Live will not be Vista only. Epic also announced support for Windows Live in Unreal 3, and that Sega, Eidos, and THQ have all signed on to support the nascent multiplayer service. The (already leaked) trailer showing off the PC edition of the game can be found on ActionTrip. This press release covers this and the rest of Microsoft's announcements kicking off the show. Here's a bit:

“Gears of War” will emerge on Windows XP-based and Windows Vista-based PCs this holiday with five new campaign chapters, a new multiplayer mode and a new game editor that will unleash the creativity of “Gears of War” players — only available for Windows. “Gears of War” will also take advantage of DirectX® 10 graphics technology, which is only available on Windows Vista. Also today, Epic Games unveiled the addition of Games for Windows – LIVE integration to the award winning Unreal® Engine 3. This landmark announcement will make it easier than ever for game developers using Epic’s next-generation technology to take advantage of Microsoft’s online gaming network.

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39. Re: GFW Live Still a POS? Jul 11, 2007, 18:01 wolve
 
I have a question. The entire Games for Windows Live, is that something extra you have to pay for? And if a game has it does that mean there is no other way of playing online?
Like Xbox Live, there's two levels of membership. Silver membership is free and lets you play multiplayer against other PC users. Gold level costs $ and is required for multiplayer across PC and X360, matchmaking with friends and some other extras. And anything that MS charges for they won't allow 3rd parties to provide for free.

Generally, I would say any game supporting GFW Live would only allow multiplayer thru GFW Live.

 
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  1. Jul 11, 10:30 who the farq is Cliffyb?? Wildone
  3. Jul 11, 10:39  Re: who the farq is Cliffyb?? Ecthelion
  5. Jul 11, 10:50   Re: who the farq is Cliffyb??  Blue 
  6. Jul 11, 11:00    Re: who the farq is Cliffyb?? Enahs
  7. Jul 11, 11:04    Re: who the farq is Cliffyb?? Overon
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  10. Jul 11, 11:40      Re: who the farq is Cliffyb?? The Half Elf
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  15. Jul 11, 12:02        Re: who the farq is Cliffyb?? MMORPGHoD
  12. Jul 11, 11:51      Re: who the farq is Cliffyb?? Overon
  17. Jul 11, 12:21       Re: who the farq is Cliffyb??  Blue 
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  2. Jul 11, 10:30 Good news MMORPGHoD
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  26. Jul 11, 14:08 GFW Live Still a POS? wolve
  29. Jul 11, 15:06  Re: GFW Live Still a POS? JD
  30. Jul 11, 15:44   Re: GFW Live Still a POS? The Half Elf
  31. Jul 11, 15:56    Re: GFW Live Still a POS? ColoradoHoudini
  34. Jul 11, 17:03   Re: GFW Live Still a POS? wolve
  35. Jul 11, 17:15    Re: GFW Live Still a POS? DrEvil
  36. Jul 11, 17:18     Re: GFW Live Still a POS? Overon
  37. Jul 11, 17:35      Re: GFW Live Still a POS? Joss
>> 39. Jul 11, 18:01      Re: GFW Live Still a POS? wolve
  38. Jul 11, 17:49     Re: GFW Live Still a POS? wolve
  40. Jul 11, 19:18    Re: GFW Live Still a POS? JD
  41. Jul 12, 12:16     Re: GFW Live Still a POS? wolve
  42. Jul 12, 13:16      Re: GFW Live Still a POS? JD
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  44. Jul 17, 21:18 Sad Fact Icewind


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