The tumor that is Games For Windows Live has now been excised from another game - two games, in fact. Following the welcome news that BioShock 2 had been
cured of its reliance
on Microsoft's insidious service, both
Batman: Arkham Asylum
and Arkham City have
undergone successful surgery
, swapping GFWL for the much less awful Steamworks. In honor of being free at last, the games have been given a
75% price cut
for this weekend.
If you already own the games on Steam (and they're installed), just let the patch download. If you bought them elsewhere, simply register the CD keys with Steam. Steam community users
that this will grant you a free upgrade to the GOTY editions, which is nice.
You might want to hold off if you have a game in progress, however, as you'll be unable to retrieve your GFWL-infected save games.
The Steamworks versions of both games now feature achievements, cloud saving, Big Picture mode, trading cards and proper controller support. (Ta,