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Games for Windows Live Games on Demand Has Arrived; Free PC Arcade Available Now
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A new update to the Games for Windows Live client has arrived today which ushers in a few new features. Neither are entirely new concepts, one having been a main feature on the 360 since launch, but they are both welcome additions to the service for PC gamers.

First, the Games on Demand feature has launched with many full retail titles being offered as instant downloads. They are as follows:

  • Battlestations: Pacific ($34.99)
  • Dirt 2 ($39.99)
  • Fallout 3 ($49.99)
  • Fuel ($39.99)
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights ($19.99)
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men ($19.99)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla ($39.99)
  • Resident Evil 5 ($49.99)
  • Section 8 ($49.99)
  • Shadowrun ($19.99)
  • Street Fighter IV ($39.99)
  • Viva Pinata ($19.99)

Note: Shadowrun and Viva Pinata are currently %50 off until January 4th, so you can grab them during this period for only $9.99 each!

The second feature is something that will definitely interest some people out there. The new Games on Demand feature will also usher in a new market for Arcade style games. The first game on the service is Tinker, a puzzler from FUEL Games, something we found achievements for a while ago and were surpirsed to see with 15 achievements for an arcade game. Well, this appears to be why. They may not need to keep with the 12/200 rule like 360 arcades do. Best of all? Tinker is free! Once you download the GFWL client (see below), you will be able to sign in and download it directly. Here is the description for Tinker:
 
"Being a small robot isn’t always easy….So, imagine being a robot marooned in a surreal landscape of obscure mechanisms and brain-teasing puzzles. He’ll go where you tell him to go - but will your directions lead him home or leave him trapped?"
 

Two other games were scheduled to come out today as well, but there is no sign of them currently. These are World of Goo and Osmos, two other puzzle games. No pricing has been set for these games, but they won't be free like Tinker. Both games have been out on the PC for a while now, and through the Steam service they are priced at $20 and $10 respectively, which would set World of Goo at 1600 MSP and Osmos at 800 if everything is priced to match. This may not be the case, but we'll see when the games finally are released. I'll be sure to make another news post when that happens.

So what does everyone think? Will you get into PC gaming now? At least give Tinker a try. Can't beat free!

 

For a FAQ on PC gaming, how the achievements work and what games have them and other such issues, click here. To download the GFWL client, click here.




 
 

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Comment #1 by dunny69maddog
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 06:48:26 PM
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thats a good deal

breakfast cereal 4 lyf


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Comment #4 by Dustinator
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 06:50:16 PM
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Sweet, will get Tinker for free and also Viva Pinata. More achievements please


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Comment #5 by A 2rue boofer
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 06:51:26 PM
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awesome!!


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Comment #6 by VladimirK
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 06:54:16 PM
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Sweet, thanks for the heads up about Tinker :)


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Comment #7 by ThrillKillBill
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 06:57:10 PM
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#2 and #3......... weak sauce with your gravy strength.


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Comment #8 by MartyMcFly
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:00:46 PM
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@2 and 3..never think you're 1st, but you'll be wrong.

These sound like interesting deals, but I'm too much of a console gamer.


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Comment #9 by samjustsam
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:03:54 PM
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wait... so i can only get tinker for my pc. can i get it on my 360 as well?
#7 it was me trying to be funny. my humor is apparently over your head. :)


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Comment #10 by FOX-Inc.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:06:27 PM
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Cool, hope the free game is any good, I'll give it a try for sure :)


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Comment #11 by Zorlance
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:13:38 PM
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@7 - Go back to 4chan.

@9 - Your humour is so far under everyones head we're stepping on it.


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Comment #12 by asilentboom
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:16:06 PM
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@9 I don't think anyone had that go over their head. How many people have done that? alot it wasn't funny the 1st time or the 1000th time. I'm sorry if I sound mean but in almost EVERY comment section someone does that, it gets old.

If I had a PC capable of playing those games I might get a couple, but my PC is ancient.


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Comment #13 by samjustsam
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:17:05 PM
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#11 ouch! burned!


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Comment #14 by Shelton
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:19:34 PM
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Free games are always good. Looking at the achievements, it is hard to tell how difficult it will be to complete...
No idea what half of them are talking about but I guess I'll dive in the deep end and give it a go.

Would like to upgrade to a better computer eventually so I could take advantage of all these "Games For Windows Live." At the moment I have a Laptop bought in 2007 and an old desktop comp bought at least 8 years ago. Both would likely have trouble running Pong!



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Comment #15 by shiizy
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:23:28 PM
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@11 do you like mudkips??


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Comment #16 by Fuzzy Dem0n
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:28:56 PM
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this is preatty sweet getting shadow run, now ill be able to kill 100 people on the opposite platform haha also getting tinker FOR FREE!


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Comment #17 by Edable Giraffe
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:29:21 PM
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Haha, I understand why Tinker is free. No one would ever pay for this.


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Comment #18 by NightTied
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:29:51 PM
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steam much? -.o


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Comment #19 by UK Dennis
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:33:12 PM
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wont let me download the free game, "sorry an error has occured" now i gotta wait. but it is cool that they are doing this


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Comment #20 by Frank_The_Bison
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:43:43 PM
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I might have to find some money for Viva Pinata, my disk broke and I haven't been able to play for quite some time. Also Tinker looks awesome.


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Comment #21 by Deviant_Thug
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:43:51 PM
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I will try Thinker and maybe World of Goo when it is released.


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Comment #22 by Deviant_Thug
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:47:44 PM
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Damn, disregard my last comment. There's been an "error" during the transaction. I'll keep trying...


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Comment #23 by Deviant_Thug
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:49:54 PM
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Shit, sorry for posting alot... you have to switch payment options to download succesfully (from credit card to microsoft points; not sure why it matters).


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Comment #24 by Crimson Ridley
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:51:32 PM
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I downloaded Tinker fine, but when it came to playing it... well, it just instantly says "Tinker.exe is not working". Brilliant... just bloody brilliant.


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Comment #25 by Shelton
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:55:09 PM
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I just get a blank screen when trying to play. Pretty sure I need a more powerful computer, which means there will be no "Tinker" for me in the near future. Disappointing, but that is life.



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Comment #26 by Crimson Ridley
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 07:59:08 PM
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Uninstalled it, and then downloaed it again. Same problem. Yeah, this is terrific. Once again, something from Microsoft works perfectly. They've got a good streak going, will anything ever stop them? Hopefully, a fucking truck.


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Comment #27 by UK Dennis
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 08:02:17 PM
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finaly able to download it and then....download of item failed, error code 80131534


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Comment #28 by Cheerioinmilk
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 08:03:45 PM
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Free is the best word in the dictionary


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Comment #29 by Spinoff90
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 08:07:23 PM
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Tinker is working fine for me and other than the controls being rather annoying is fun. Should also be a very easy 200 points since solutions are on Youtube for everything.

Only thing that sucked was that I didn't realized it hadn't signed me into GFWL when I started it so I got three achievements offline before noticing and hate getting achievements offline.


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Comment #30 by Spinoff90
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 08:08:38 PM
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Oh and hopefully World of Goo & OSMOS are still coming today since I was looking forward to those. Maybe they delayed them until tomorrow and plan on doing something like XBLA with games such as those every Wednesday.


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Comment #31 by MichaelMCP
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 08:10:12 PM
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Free is nice, but the price for everything else isn't. If you take a quick look at steam it's clear Microsoft is overcharging.


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Comment #32 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 08:10:45 PM
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@28 I thought best was the best word in the dictionary.


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Comment #33 by sneh
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 08:45:28 PM
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tinker comes pre-installed with vista...


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Comment #34 by nukefarmer
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 08:50:29 PM
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Tinker will help me for the lack of the release of joy ride =)


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Comment #35 by rsxdelerium
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 09:19:25 PM
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good news, I will be picking up tinker .. maybe pass the time a little faster while i'm STILL waiting for my box to be fixed


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Comment #36 by Jimbob131190
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 09:26:20 PM
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How do i download these?


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Comment #37 by artphobia
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 09:27:39 PM
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very awesome


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Comment #38 by RTRD_Mayhem
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 09:29:11 PM
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who the hell does xbox gaming pon their windows? i've never known one person. Hey Pettite, we ever gonna see those titles on Xbox 360 G.O.D.?


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Comment #39 by Fromknecht
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 09:30:07 PM
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I can play a couple levels of Tinker at a time but then it just locks up. Tried launching a couple times with the same outcome. Pretty sure THIS is why I don't really play games on my PC.


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Comment #40 by yamiseth
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 09:31:04 PM
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u have to recover account onto computer? thatd be annoying if i have to recover account back onto the console too.


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Comment #41 by sneh
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 09:46:25 PM
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balls to this...
'Sorry
This offer is not valid in your region, or it has expired.'

THEN WHY THE FUCK SHOW IT ON THE MARKETPLACE ON AN AUSTRALIAN TAG??!?!?!?!?!

Us Aussies should be used to getting the shaft when it comes to this sort of stuff I suppose..


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Comment #42 by Akumario
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:04:09 PM
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fuck no


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Comment #43 by Dark Splank
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:07:02 PM
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Cant download Tinker :(

Sorry
An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later

Fail.


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Comment #44 by Tee!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:11:24 PM
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Mine keeps saying error occurred, I wonder if it's because I'm playing on Live with my Xbox while trying to download it.


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Comment #45 by nrb93
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:15:10 PM
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tinker sounds fun ..

breakfast cereal 4 lyf



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Comment #46 by artphobia
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:15:23 PM
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Sorry
An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later.


I'm not on live right now. Must be a flux of people trying to dl at one time... or at least I hope that is all it is. :p


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Comment #47 by Lord Chabelo
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:36:20 PM
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Same error as artphobia is getting


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Comment #48 by artphobia
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:37:15 PM
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@38
I do. More achs and gs the better.


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Comment #49 by Spinoff90
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:10:03 PM
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@31

The prices match Steam or in some cases like Battlestations Pacific even beat the Steam prices so don't know what you are talking about.


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Comment #50 by Dlark17
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:24:37 PM
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Tinker sounds familiar... didn't it already come on some Vista models with achievements for itself? Not that I'm complaining; if it's the game I think it is, then I'll gladly play it for some extra GS!


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Comment #51 by Cringer85
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:39:20 PM
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wow. A really good thing imo. But sadly Tinker can't be downloaded yet in the German region (says "sorry, error something something blah". Someone who can second that? I hope, it's not, because I'm not living in Germany anymore, but my account is locked for Germany??? :( Ok, at least that's the reason (I know) that I can't buy any games from that new platform, otherwise I would have bought Pinata already...


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Comment #52 by L1E
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:42:39 PM
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This is really awesome. I will definitely take a look at this in the near future, after finals.


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Comment #53 by Cringer85
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:43:21 PM
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ok. now it worked. Will be playing Tinker in two minutes! :-)


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Comment #54 by Phantomzero17
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:53:10 PM
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Sweet maybe now we can get more vista users online in shadowrun. Now if only they would bring back dedicated servers.


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Comment #55 by Hottub Cowboy
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:09:13 AM
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Thats a great deal. They need to port more games to the PC.

@#54 I agree.


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Comment #56 by btdavis22
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:11:58 AM
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This is stupid. I refuse to play games on my computer. That was one of my reasons for buying my xbox. Hopefully they release these games on the real arcade otherwise screw you Microsoft.


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Comment #57 by DeadAtTheScene
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:13:27 AM
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i had no problem downloading or installing Tinker. Its a great free game. But even for achievements i don't see myself buying games on both platforms. It also randomly threw a game i havent played in some time to the top of my games list. wierd but affects nothing.


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Comment #58 by BemusedBox
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:19:51 AM
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Played tinker got some achievements but they are not showing up on my tag anyone else have this problem


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Comment #59 by artphobia
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:28:22 AM
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@56

YEAH! SCREW YOU FOR GIVING US FREE STUFF!

/end sarcasum


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Comment #60 by L3G3NDK1LLER
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:29:12 AM
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So...at first Games for Windows wouldnt download. I finally got that, but now the download of Tinker keeps restarting at random times...got to 60% once. This sucks...


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Comment #61 by EJCamacho2008
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:46:39 AM
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I wanna try tinker out but for some reason the games on demand thing isnt installing right I downloaded it started it up and signed in but its still telling me to download it again wtf?


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Comment #62 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:04:49 AM
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Everything works for me and I love it.


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Comment #63 by dementedlullaby
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:29:40 AM
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Pretty awesome update I must say. I use G4WL sometimes so it's a welcome addition.


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Comment #64 by SmartJock69
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:31:23 AM
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Finally downloaded lol...not lets get those CHIEVS!!!


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Comment #65 by OverIoad
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:35:29 AM
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Already have tinker as i believe it was one of the "many" extras that came for vista ultimate users. Havent played it much though so will give it a try. As for most other games. You can get most most of these on disc in stores for less...

No way i'm paying for downloadable games if i can get them on disc for same price or even cheaper.


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Comment #66 by KillerBEA
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:36:06 AM
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thank you microsoft for giving gamers a christmas present. Merry christmas


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Comment #67 by dementedlullaby
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:57:22 AM
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Secret achievement for Tinker :


Close Call
Beat a level on your last step.
10
Acquired 12/16/2009

check my achievement list for icon


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Comment #68 by adammcd09
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 02:10:14 AM
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Tinker you get for free with windows vista ultimate :P


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Comment #69 by ExmasCarroll
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 03:07:23 AM
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Games for Windows Live took quite a while to set up on XP (at least for me) but it's a surprisingly smooth service once you get it working... and Tinker is good fun as well.


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Comment #70 by Deyankees1
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 03:16:42 AM
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How do I move the shitty robot he keeps spinning in place its getting annoying lol


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Comment #71 by Shelton
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 03:51:35 AM
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#41--I am Australian, and I was able to download both. I can launch Tinker and can (now) see my robot, but it is unplayable. I'm unable to move!

Plan on saving some money to build my own gaming PC. Not just for "Games for Windows Live" but also to take advantage of the mods and free DLC for games such as TF2. Also, C&C4 is coming out and I'd prefer to play it on PC. RTS games are better on PC.


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Comment #72 by lXl Will lXl
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 03:53:15 AM
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Yup everything is fine for me. Already got 7 achievements on it and about to get my 8th soon.


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Comment #73 by Auburok
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 04:29:46 AM
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#70

Up moves forward, left turns left, right turns right, down does a 180' turn in place. It confused me too, at first.


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Comment #74 by Patto
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 04:32:21 AM
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Free Achievements! Hope I can run it on my laptop.


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Comment #75 by Deyankees1
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 04:51:55 AM
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@73
Thanks got it now lol I feel like an ass, fun game so far.


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Comment #76 by Gor1lla
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 04:53:39 AM
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Free GS is always good


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Comment #77 by MattyBoosh
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 05:26:42 AM
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Nice little game - especially for free. Only tested a few of the training levels and racked up a couple of achievements, so its looking like a pretty easy 200G so far.


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Comment #78 by lXl Will lXl
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 05:48:13 AM
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Can anyone confirm that Tinker was released on the 15th? I just scanned this game on trueachievements.com and someone had unlocked some achievements for this game on December 7th... Can I call shinannagins? lol


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Comment #79 by Thicketford
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 06:11:47 AM
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The GOD prices are ridiculous. I got Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition for PC for £13 brand new.


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Comment #80 by ferrari360max
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 06:38:17 AM
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@ 70, the viva pinata price is great as its hard to find on pc now and when you do its quite pricey.


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Comment #81 by ferrari360max
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 06:38:40 AM
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*@79 i meant.


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Comment #82 by Cobruh
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 06:59:51 AM
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I want it free on xbox!


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Comment #83 by NGGentertainment
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 07:29:23 AM
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im playing tinker now quite fun it is.


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Comment #84 by The Drumber 1
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 07:37:02 AM
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@58

Yeah, the dance one for completing a level won't unlock for me for some reason.


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Comment #85 by chalky15
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 07:56:15 AM
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Anyone having trouble when trying to sign in to your account to start playing the game? Keep getting an error


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Comment #86 by Wicelow
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 07:58:15 AM
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@79 : yeah !

It's like the totally overpriced games on demand on xbox live.

Who wants to pay 30€ for a game without box and notice when you can find it brand new on a disk for less than 10€ ??

They are really stupid at M$, that's all.


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Comment #87 by fuzzyGURU
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 08:18:54 AM
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I wish that they would bring Gears of War (PC) back using this service. I would purchase it.


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Comment #88 by toonsage
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 08:44:44 AM
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free is always good now to upgrade my laptop =D


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Comment #89 by Akumario
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 09:07:23 AM
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nice, is free. finally M$ gives something free


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Comment #90 by i got squeezed
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 09:15:37 AM
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Wow, they have more cooler games than 360 On Demand, might have to get start playing games on PC lol


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Comment #91 by Septic
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 09:58:09 AM
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They should release all 360 games on PC, there's more room in the hard drive. It would be good to download all your stuff into your PC so you can have room in the xbox hard drive.I hope they release something like that.


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Comment #92 by STARINFLAMES21
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 09:59:36 AM
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Man its telling my products keys are invalid wtf?


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Comment #93 by tsydrown
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 10:04:11 AM
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Downloading the client now :-)

At least they've given us the option. Those who want it can take it, those who don't want it, well don't have to d/l it.

Kudos to MS for this . . .


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Comment #94 by Kaiyo
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 10:17:14 AM
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Good deal...


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Comment #95 by AJK UK
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 10:31:46 AM
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Seems a good game, shame it always locks up after 5 mins of playing it =(


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Comment #96 by Tailz
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 10:35:29 AM
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I love how I posted this in the forums and an hour later its posted here...at least give credit where credit is due.


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Comment #97 by katamariUK
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 11:03:03 AM
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Well, my ancient PC runs Tinker....just! Nice little game for free. May pick up World of Goo if there's a demo and Achievements.


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Comment #98 by Ry Fryy
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:19:40 PM
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Hey, look at that, looks like Microsoft CAN do good things.


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Comment #99 by Californigus
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:31:07 PM
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I just cant install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, anyone??


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Comment #100 by Daywalker-san
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:36:23 PM
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Steam > This


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Comment #101 by BlackTitan666
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:41:32 PM
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like #25 said
"I just get a blank screen when trying to play. Pretty sure I need a more powerful computer, which means there will be no "Tinker" for me in the near future. Disappointing, but that is life."


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Comment #102 by mtbdude641
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:44:39 PM
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this is going to be epic , ive been using windows live for a few months now but ill definitely be getting into it alot more now with games on demand like 360 and a free game with achievements who can beat that lol


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Comment #103 by Lukhuta
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:48:39 PM
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Tinker is really cool.


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Comment #104 by Californigus
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:49:53 PM
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After trying several times, i just couldnt install the damn client i always get disappointed when i try to play something on my pc, this is why i keep my gaming on consoles.


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Comment #105 by sakanakami
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:50:07 PM
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Tinker was free with Vista Ultimate, not a bad game.


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Comment #106 by Red Eyes Metal
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:15:10 PM
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Nice to hear Games for Windows LIVE players will be getting a slice of the action :D

I've just downloaded Tinker, and I've just had to set my laptop to Max Power settings...so I'mma kiss my battery life goodbye if I play for too long...

That Viva Pinata is priced at 800MSP, so that's not too bad...I might give it a whirl later on...


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Comment #107 by Captain Urahara
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:16:16 PM
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Same as #104

I keep trying to install the client but it just keeps giving me excuses as to why it can't install it. I guess I'll have to try it out on my roommate's laptop when she gets home.


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Comment #108 by JD15
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:43:14 PM
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Most 360 games are for PC and the ones that aren't are either music games or games like halo which I don't want, why anyone will play any games besides rock band on an xbox if they have a good computer baffles me


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Comment #109 by Riverlution
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 02:32:42 PM
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Free game means free achievements! And finally, World of Goo with achievements! I was so close to downloading that game on the Wii tonight untill I saw this thread, and though I'd just wait a little bit longer.


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Comment #110 by Elit3 m0nkey
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 02:46:28 PM
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@104 and 107 That sucks. Tinker is a great game. And the achievements aren't too difficult.

Nice maybe I now have an excuse to play games on my PC.


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Comment #111 by Zenith94x
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 02:50:23 PM
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There is no thread for this game yet but I really need help on getting par on Tutorial Level 11. Its pissing me off so much I can't figure it out!


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Comment #112 by Auston53
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 02:55:39 PM
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I love this game! Too bad they took out the level creation.


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Comment #113 by artphobia
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 02:57:01 PM
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@89

Not sure why people refer to Microsoft as M$ when they play 360,etc? LOL



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Comment #114 by AmyGrrl
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 03:14:24 PM
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I couldn't get this to install at first on Windows Vista. Then I remembered that this Game had been installed via Windows Update as part of the Windows Ultimate Extras. So I had to remove the old version first, before I could install the newer version with Achievements. To do this go into Control Panel, then Programs and Features, then click on View installed updates. Now look for Microsoft Tinker and uninstall it. I had no problems installing the newer Tinker after this.


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Comment #115 by samjustsam
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 04:27:02 PM
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thanx for letting me know about this! you guys rock! (but kissing)anyways...i decided to get this. i can now play it on my laptop and im going to see if i can play it on my 360 when i get home as well. a free game and free chievos are always good.
sorry if my comments (#2 and #3) bothered anyone. i was in a goofy mood then. and just trying to be funny. :)


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Comment #116 by RetroHolo
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 04:35:02 PM
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anybody having to restart all the levels again every time you quit for any length of time. I downloaded it and got perfect on all the tutorial levels and played a few in Set 01. Then quit for a few hours, came back and it's reset my save. (And yes, I'm signed in on my account etc.)


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Comment #117 by daviduk2000
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 05:09:05 PM
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urm my achievements wont appear on my xbox live tag. it shows iv unlocked 3. but doesnt add to my score.

also ame worked fine for me


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Comment #118 by willberry88
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 05:42:25 PM
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Tinker is really good.

Anyone else have the problem of when they click the HOME button and cycle through the options etc, it still controlls the game.
I've quit 4 times now because i'm checking the achievements, and it selects exit!


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Comment #119 by alex31991
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 07:36:51 PM
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I downloaded Tinker and everything works fine, but I can't find the game on my computer to play it again...how do I find that shit?


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Comment #120 by snake2895
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 08:19:42 PM
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I hate GFWL its Micro$oft's attempt to turn the PC into a giant Xbox 360.


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Comment #121 by darquesyde
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 08:26:09 PM
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Fun little game, but I too am logged in and don't get the achievments to show up on my gamer card. Guess I'll just play it for fun like they did in the olden days :)


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Comment #122 by BristolMeth
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 08:35:33 PM
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Can't sign in to play the game. Recovering my data keeps failing.


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Comment #123 by JJOR64
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 10:24:34 PM
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I hope more people get Street Fighter IV now.


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Comment #124 by adammcd09
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 10:44:17 AM
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@120 to be fair a xbox is just a gaming PC without a monitor

For people having troble unlocking achievements if you have Windows Vista you have to uninstal the update containing Tinker and then download and instal it using GFWL Client. That way it allows you to gain achievements and have the LIVE home screen thingy in game.


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Comment #125 by samjustsam
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:23:13 AM
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i was gonna say what #124 said. so i can concure with that. they showed up (eventually) on my gamertag. the chievos for the game have been glitchy for me tho. but i can take that to the games forum.


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Comment #126 by MexicanKiller9
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 01:39:54 PM
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Kool


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Comment #127 by Epic Henchman
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 05:02:56 PM
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wow the game acctualy isnt that bad and has finaly given me a reason to install the GfWL onto my new laptop but its a pity that the majority of new pc games still dont work with it though


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Comment #128 by Garux
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 01:23:16 PM
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EPIC


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Comment #129 by ALEX USA NY
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 10:55:13 PM
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i want World Of Goo with GFWL pls!!!


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