Microsoft Fails PC Gamers?

Microsoft Fails PC Gamers on Daily Game (thanks Voodoo Extreme) offers some harsh criticism of Microsoft's Games for Windows initiative. Taking MS to task for Vista-only games, the shortcomings of the PC editions of Halo 2 and Shadowrun, and premium functionality that's free in existing applications, the article asks, with tongue-in-cheek, whether Redmond is trying to kill off PC gaming altogether. Turning to constructive criticism, the piece then offers several suggestions on how to address their complaints.
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Jun 6, 2007, 07:49
 Flo
 
The Idea of Microsoft's Live Service is good: Offer an integrated, functional and smooth online gaming experience. I just love the matchmaking functions of xbox live and every time I play Tiberium Wars online with a friend I wish we had something similar (CNC3 is an extreme example with it's sorry excuse of an online gaming service) , 27 000 ports , WTF!!).
The problem with Live on the PC is: It's Vista only and there are thousands of other solutions on the PC.
More damage done with cross platform play à la Shadowrun: While the game itself is really good (yes, I play it in every free minute on the 360) there is just no excuse for dumbing down the holy FPS controls on the PC.
So for now I'd be happy if every PC game had such a robust online service as Relic's Company of Heroes.
Supporter of the "Chewbacca Defense"
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