Feb 10 2009
Games For Windows – LIVE is (now) a free Windows online gaming service from Microsoft that has a surprisingly pragmatic goal, to connect PC and Xbox 360 gamers in-game online. However, it still needs some work. In short, in a mashup worthy of both Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi, ham-fisted DRM makes me stabby.
I’ve had a running debate with some gaming friends in the past couple of days about online racing / vehicular destruction games. Our annual LAN party is coming up at the end of this month, and we’re trying to get the games list set far enough in advance so everyone can buy and install the games we think will be this year’s success story. It is a predictive task not unlike correctly guessing the strain of the coming winter’s flu outbreak. Continue Reading »