Games for Windows at CES 2008

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You may have noticed that we haven't shown you much from the Xbox team yet this year from CES- but that doesn't mean Microsoft didn't have a stellar gaming presence. Games for Windows went from two titles announced last year, to 60 this year! In fact, 20% of the games sold for the PC were Games For Windows branded. I stopped by to clear up some confusion Tina was having about what exactly "Games For Windows" means and take a look at their new titles. Also...there's been buzzing on the show floor about a "Secret Game" that they're keeping behind closed doors and under lock and key...so I opened the doors and picked the lock.

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    Googleman81

    great, thanks laura!

    heidi said "64 and 34 bit" though and its supposed to be "64 and 32 bit"...

    you can slap me for being a smartass if you want.

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    Googleman81

    great, thanks laura!

    heidi said "64 and 34 bit" though and its supposed to be "64 and 32 bit"...

    you can slap me for being a smartass if you want.

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    Max

    She's still better spoken than 99% of the people I've ever met... smartass Wink

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    Max

    She's still better spoken than 99% of the people I've ever met... smartass Wink

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    Dengin

    I still laugh when I think about two of your former coworkers who swore 2 years ago that PC gaming was dead. Last year was an awesome year for PC Games, and this year proves to be another winner. I think it's a worthwhile effort on Microsoft's part to support their OS by promoting the fun side of it, but personally, the 'seal of approval' would not have an effect on whether or not I'd buy the game.

     

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    Dengin

    I still laugh when I think about two of your former coworkers who swore 2 years ago that PC gaming was dead. Last year was an awesome year for PC Games, and this year proves to be another winner. I think it's a worthwhile effort on Microsoft's part to support their OS by promoting the fun side of it, but personally, the 'seal of approval' would not have an effect on whether or not I'd buy the game.

     

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    William

    Where's my secret game? Oh, well.....

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    William

    Where's my secret game? Oh, well.....

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    Chris Allen

    PC gaming will always be around and I for one am glad to see that Microsoft is implimenting these games for Windows standards. Given PC gaming is still a huge market, this just makes sense. I am definitely more of console games now, love my 360, but PC gaming was always engaging to me as well.

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    Chris Allen

    PC gaming will always be around and I for one am glad to see that Microsoft is implimenting these games for Windows standards. Given PC gaming is still a huge market, this just makes sense. I am definitely more of console games now, love my 360, but PC gaming was always engaging to me as well.

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    Nikita Polyakov

    I love the assurance that Games for Windows gives me.

    I just recently started getting back into PC gaming.
    [From a long break working my butt off and having no down time behind the screen.]

    I find it assuring to know that this game was tested and will run well on my computer. And that is was probably tested for Vista to not have any funky issues.

    Now all that we have to do is create some sort of Open / Flexible / Cheap "XBOX Live" type of service that other companies would license or just use so I won't need 5 network game technologies that my firewall is freaking out about.

    Standardize on match finding and consolidate "Gametags" from all my PC game titles, since I have no interest in using console controller but have a need to interact with my on-line friends and find common games to play without going though annoying "Do you play? What's your tag?". Am I alone on this?

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    Nikita Polyakov

    I love the assurance that Games for Windows gives me.

    I just recently started getting back into PC gaming.
    [From a long break working my butt off and having no down time behind the screen.]

    I find it assuring to know that this game was tested and will run well on my computer. And that is was probably tested for Vista to not have any funky issues.

    Now all that we have to do is create some sort of Open / Flexible / Cheap "XBOX Live" type of service that other companies would license or just use so I won't need 5 network game technologies that my firewall is freaking out about.

    Standardize on match finding and consolidate "Gametags" from all my PC game titles, since I have no interest in using console controller but have a need to interact with my on-line friends and find common games to play without going though annoying "Do you play? What's your tag?". Am I alone on this?

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