Dark Souls for PC has finally had its GFWL elements removed. According to the official announcement, players have until February 16th to migrate their saves and achievements to Steamworks. Instructions on migrating Dark Souls saves and achievements to Steam are available here.
Finally. I've been waiting for this to play the game. I use Windows 8.1 and while I know there are workarounds, installing GFWL is not high on my list of acceptable workarounds so I've put this one off. I guess I can now prepare myself for the pain that is Dark Souls.
Yeah, I'm really excited about this. This might just be the impetus for me to replay Dark Souls, after playing both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls 2 for a second time earlier this year. I actually had the post ready much earlier, but, for some reason, I had issues with the editor. I was just squeezing the post in between work things, so I had to postpone it for a few hours.
Also, thanks for mentioning the DSFix update. I totally forgot to include that news in the original post.
I don't care for this game at all, but since many do...
Some mod called DSfix got banned by game publisher for whatever DMCA reason (and from what I could understand that mod doesn't add/unlock/infringes any copyright material but fixes some game omissions).