So if anyone is like me playing a game in anything but full screen is HIGHLY annoying. and the lack of an ability to Alt+tab in this game is very annoying, and playing in windowed mode just kills any chance of immersion you have.
If any of you have Steam, you are able to launch the game from steam, just add a nonsteam game, and in game you can shift+tab in order to get the steam overlay. It may not be as good as alt tab, but it does allow you to surf the net, chat with friends, and do minimal other things without having to download a windower or anything that could compromise your account.
This is one of the work-arounds available, there are also a few programs available that can take your windowed mode and place it into fullscreen. This isn't technically "true" fullscreen, but it at least helps people past the Alt+Tab issue, the program of choice I use is ShiftWindow. Now, people may get in a huff about "third party programs" and how they're detrimental to the gaming experience and other players and this is false. Although it still can be called a third party program, it does not directly interfere with the game itself, simply the windows border, and causes no disadvantages to other players.