Release Dark Souls PC Edition without Games for Windows Live
  • Petitioned Namco-Bandai and From Software

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Namco-Bandai and From Software

Release Dark Souls PC Edition without Games for Windows Live

    1. Petition by

      Big Mclargehuge

      Winsington, MT

We believe Games for Windows Live is a very poor choice in Digital Rights Management for Dark Souls. GFWL is unpopular, difficult to use, inconvenient, and can be very annoying for many users. Additionally, GFWL has very unreliable online support, affecting a key feature in Dark Souls. There is no anti-cheat system in GFWL, which will allow many players to hack their game, giving themselves ridiculous stats and weapons at a low Soul Level and invading new players. After anxiously awaiting a PC release for this fantastic game we were very disappointed and angry to hear Dark Souls will use Games for Windows Live.

Although many people would be pleased with a DRM free Dark Souls we realise publishers and developers want to protect their intellectual property. GFWL is a poor choice as it is easily cracked by pirates, and users can find many ways to get around it. As an alternative to GFWL, we reccomend Valve's Steamworks. Steam is much more reliable and accepted among PC gamers than GFWL. Steam could also allow cross-platform play with our friends on the Playstation 3 version of Dark Souls.

Please reconsider the use of GFWL, or offer the game on both services. Thank you for taking the effort to port this game, but for a lot of customers GFWL will be a huge deterrant. We believe Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition will sell much more without GFWL.

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    • Samuel Trudeau NOVATO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because the resolution, graphics and game control option are not even compatable with the pc this is a waste of fucking money because of that.

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    • Cedric BUCCHIOTTY PLOëRMEL, FRANCE
      • about 2 years ago

      GFWL doesn't allow me to play

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    • Juan Rodriguez CENTRAL FALLS, RI
      • about 2 years ago

      i bet gfwl is why the game crashes on my pc. ive bought all 3 versions and beat them all. the pc version is just insulting

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    • Pedro Albert HELL YEA
      • about 2 years ago

      GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE SUCK HUGE DONKEY BALLS and we want steam! we want steam!!

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    • Corbin Pangilinan ASHBURN, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      I severely dislike GFWL due to how buggy it is and the fact that, having purchased it on Steam, that it adds yet another layer of software to a game that a purchased on a service unaffiliated with Steam-- I already have one middleman between myself and my game, do I particularly need two?

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