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GTA4 to "Revitalize" GFW Live?

1Up reports on Microsoft's hopes that the release of Grand Theft Auto IV for Windows in November will revitalize (or perhaps vitalize) the Games for Windows program, which has not exactly set the world on fire since its launch two years ago. Word is the release of the PC edition of Rockstar's open-world action game will offer "a revitalized Games for Windows Live experience" with the inclusion of a separate Games for Windows client and a game marketplace. There are no further details on planned enhancements to the GFW program beyond an ability to sell games directly.

23. No subject Sep 23, 2008, 15:59 Verno
Well it's a massive company. It's not hard to believe the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Personally I think they're shooting themselves in the foot by focusing on the Xbox series so much. Microsoft's biggest problem is that that they try to compete in everything just for the sake of it. There have been good 360 games for sure and I'm happy to make Sony compete for a change but the Microsoft core business model doesn't make money in the living room, it makes it at work. The 360 makes a pitiful amount of money(and even then, only in what, 3 quarters so far?) compared to their software business.

We really don't know what the hell they're doing but if it's any consolation(pun not intended) to anyone else, I doubt even Microsoft knows what the hell it's doing. Too much middle management, too many employees and trying to focus on everything at the same time make for a clumsy corporation.

People around here seem to be thinking of the Smoking Man from the X-Files with regards to Microsoft when in reality they should be thinking of a retarded elephant.

This comment was edited on Sep 23, 16:07.
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