Just listening to the Bodcast with Brad in it when he is talking about Games for Windows.
A few things about that:
- I always hated mini launchers. For GC I created a manual shortcut to circumvent the launcher. It's just annoying and pointless. All settings can be done in game, why would anybody want a launcher and the extra clicks involved?
- Why do people take that games for windows logo at all? Isn't it completely pointless? Who needs this big waste of space on the front of the game package? It looks ugly and it says WINDOWS there, the probably most negatively connected word in the consumer PC market (seriously, who out there doesn't hate windows but keeps using it because there simply is no alternative?). And all these restrictions that come with Games for Windows ... having to support the stupid xbox controller and all the other pointless stuff. Why do gaming companies waste time (and money) on trying to get this logo? Why not release without it? Why not make a simple "PC game" logo an their own without that hassle?