Sunday, June 03, 2007

Microsoft and IE fuck Windows gamers

Holy hell, I haven't posted in a while...

Anyway, a post by a gamer entitled Top ten things that are wrong with Games for Windows - Live caught my eye because of a new and curious way that Vista fucks users (well, all IE7 users, but Windows XP users can at least downgrade).
2. It's Vista only for now. No XP.

Sorry rest of the world. Since you need to be in a game to run GFW - Live, you won't be using GFW - Live on Windows XP. That's because the major launch titles, Shadowrun and HALO 2 are exclusive to Windows Vista. (Note that Shadowrun is cross-platform and will be available for XBOX 360 also).

Funny thing, though. You can't use the "Game Advisor" which is a main link promoted on almost every webpage on the Games for Windows website. It gives you an error message if you are using Vista: "Windows XP Game Advisor requires the use of the Windows 98/ME/2000/XP operating system and the Internet Explorer 6 browser."

I’m confused. Do you or do you not want me to run Vista?
This, in particular, strikes me as amusing. In order to play the games, you have to run Vista. But you can't access shit online, since they haven't made their sites work in IE7 yet.

Now, at first, I figured some third party jackasses just didn't look at their market when making the site. But then I checked the bottom of the page and saw © 2006-2007 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Microsoft doesn't support their own browser, or their own operating system. Both versions of which, they have starting lubing up and forcably shoving up the asses of their own customers, without seeing whether or not they wanted Microsoft to fuck them with something bigger and harder to take.

Fucking priceless.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow - such hatered over software. Hey - tell you what - how about we get microsoft to rip outlook express and ie from thier os and you can call by grandparents and explain how to install firefox and thunderbird...without a browser...and then take a call from them every other week explaining how to use them...again...

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol... true dat... how did you guys get firefox installed the first time... you downloaded it with ie LOL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope! Downloaded the Windows version of Firefox using Firefox in Linux, then put it on a USB stick to be transferred to a Windows machine.

More hate at

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

windows and anything involving microsoft is for idiots with low quality standards and a high threshold for mental anguish. You people FAIL.

9:21 PM  

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