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Windows 7: New PC Game Store from Microsoft, Games for Windows Marketplace

22 Oct 2010   #1
JMH

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New PC Game Store from Microsoft, Games for Windows Marketplace

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Microsoft is tending to the millions of gamers that are using Windows computers as their gaming platform with the introduction of a new PC game store next month.

Games for Windows Marketplace will be launched on November 15th, 2010, according to the Redmond company, which revealed that the new Cloud gaming hub will feature no less than 100 top quality titles from the start.

The software giant wants Games for Windows Marketplace to be much more than just on online gaming store.

Details shared by the company indicate that games for Windows Marketplace is set up to be a place where gamers can take advantage of special offerings and discounts (via Deal of the Week), a destination that simplifies navigation and purchase, and ultimately a distribution channel for downloads.

“With Games for Windows Marketplace, we set out to create a digital store built for PC gamers end-to-end,” noted Kevin Unangst, senior global director, PC and Mobile Gaming, at Microsoft.

“And by integrating with our existing Xbox LIVE and Windows Live services, we’ve made it easier than ever for millions of gamers to see for themselves how easy buying PC games can be.”

In fact, Microsoft is promising ultra-fast downloads for the titles that customers will buy from the new Windows PC gaming store.
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23 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

With all the talk about the death of PC gaming I'm shocked Microsoft is so graciously helping to keep it alive

Oh wait....Microsoft does own Xbox right? But hey, they're supporting the PC; just make sure the developers get the memo that Xbox takes priority

And make sure our marketing campaign pushes the merits of using an Xbox game controller for the PC. Who needs those stupid keyboards for gaming anyway. Make sure the developers are in lockstep with this; after all we wouldn't want a PC exclusive game excluding our controllers.

Also make sure the developers understand they're using our API.... DirectX, so if they want our blessing, well.... we have Xboxes to sell

My two cents
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24 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I thought this had been out for a while? I've bought a couple of games through the marketplace for Games For Windows several months ago
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24 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
I thought this had been out for a while? I've bought a couple of games through the marketplace for Games For Windows several months ago
Same here. I even just made a thread about GTA: SA on there for $3.75!

Softpedia is an invalid source of information as far as I'm concerned anyway.
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