Gamers rallying against Dark Souls PC using Games for Windows Live

Petition decrying Microsoft's DRM service gathers over 13,000 signatures asking for Steamworks version of upcoming PC port.

More than 13,000 gamers have signed an online petition asking Namco Bandai to ditch plans to use Games for Windows Live in the upcoming PC game Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, or at least offer a Steamworks version.

Dark Souls PC petition signatories want nothing to do with Games for Windows Live.

The group's petition posted to Change.org has more than 13,000 signatures as of press time. It decries Games for Windows Live as "unpopular," "inconvenient," and "difficult to use."

"After anxiously awaiting a PC release for this fantastic game it feels like a real slap in the face hearing Dark Souls will use Games for Windows Live," reads the statement.

The petition asks Namco Bandai to consider using Valve's Steamworks for digital rights management, claiming it is "easier to use, less intrusive, more reliable, and more accepted among PC gamers."

The Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition includes everything found in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the 2011 role-playing game, as well as new content. This includes new bosses, areas, enemies, weapons, and armor, as well as a PVP online matchmaking system.

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