Since Microsoft abandoned the Games for Windows DRM system many companies have stripped it out and making the games available on Steam. I was happy to see Borderlands get that treatment and today another gem of 2009 got some update love, Red Faction Guerrilla. In Red Faction Guerrilla you are a mine worker come to the planet Mars. In this dystopian tale you join the revolution in an attempt to overthrow the Earth Defense Force by destroying every building in your wake. Well, at least the buildings owned by the Earth Defense Force and there are plenty to destroy as smashing things up is the killer feature of Red Faction Guerrilla.

Since the game dropped in 2009 if you have a modern PC you can run it with everything turned up with a pretty high frame rate. Watching buildings topple at a buttery smooth FPS is a sight to behold. Since Red Faction is new on Steam is has a ridiculously low $2.99 price tag for the next 38 hours.

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/04/2014 at 06:20am

The thing is, they never did. I just signed into GFWL the other day in Fallout 3. Apparently multiplayer still works. Microsoft has said they plan to continue to support it for "years to come," they just aren't releasing new titles with it. I'm glad to see the move away from it though, since it always seemed to cause problems.

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/04/2014 at 06:22am

Also it isn't new on Steam, the old version got upgraded to the Steam version, but it's been on Steam for a while. The sale price is just a celebration of the update.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/04/2014 at 07:15am

Updated post to reflect that, tanks Travis. The only game I've had on GFWL was Age of Empires online and it was shutdown when GFWL was discontinued. Since a bunch of other games lost multiplayer that used the service I figured it shutdown most games but apparently not.

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/04/2014 at 02:47pm

Yeah I have no idea what *actually* shut down. And Microsoft never made an official announcement. It's confusing.

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/04/2014 at 02:48pm

Again, more reason for people to jump ship to other, better, platforms for authentication and multiplayer.

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