Why 2007 Was The Worst Year For PC Gaming

Who’d have thought that Microsoft, the company who announced the Xbox One with all that DRM nonsense, would be really good at giving us free stuff? We get to play our 360 discs on Xbox One and get Windows 10 copies of games like Gears of War 4 for no extra cost. It’s the gaming equivalent of getting an extra McNugget in our jumbo share box.


Rewind 10 years and Microsoft were trying a similar thing with Games for Windows Live, but it was more like having extra McNuggets that a) were out of a date and b) you’ve still got to pay for.


You’d think it’d be easy to get Xbox Live achievements, friends list, messages and voice chat working on PC games since, you know, Microsoft. Sadly GFWL (pronounced: gooffawl) was a mess. It was buggy, pushed DRM, required constant reboots even though it was never updated and it was log you out as soon as your sister went on your 360 to play Sonic 06.

As if that wasn’t bad enough for PC users, Vista was unfortunately a ‘thing’ back in the day. It was buggy, pushed DRM and… we’re just going around in circles, aren’t we?

Source – Whatculture

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