Originally Posted by kirknelson
Hmm, sounds like Microsoft is trying to squash Linux and keep people from moving to Macs. Can't have the Ipod movement threaten their monopoly. More widescreen support is a definite plus but I wonder what the other requirements are.
I don't think these are all of them, but:
1.) the game must include support for Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller
2.) must run on 64-bit systems (don't have to be 64-bit native)
3.) widescreen resolutions
4.) must include an "easy install" option
5.) must support parental controls
6.) if it's intended to be played on Vista, it must place an icon in the Games Explorer
7.) metadata for the Games Explorer window, such as Publisher, Developer, Version, and ESRB rating
Again I'm sure there's more, but it doesn't sound like to much to ask for free access to the Games for Windows branding.