We don't personally despise Games for Windows LIVE like some, but we're not exactly fans, either. In any case it should come as good news to some Rockstar will be breaking tradition and ditching the service for the upcoming release of third person shooter Max Payne 3, according to a response via Twitter.
Other good reasons to put it on your list: DirectX 11 love, high framerates, optimized controls, graphics and control options, and 3D support. In other words, not a crappy port. Rockstar has a history of shite performance with its PC games, though, so we're still worried about that for the time being.