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Microsoft planning discontinuation of Games for Windows Live service

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT

On top of shutting down the Marketplace for its Games for Windows platform, it appears Microsoft plans on discontinuing the Live service entirely.

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"Ding, dong The Witch is dead Which old witch? The Wicked Witch Ding, dong The Wicked Witch ..."

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Games for Windows Marketplace closing next week

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 15, 2013 1:15pm PDT

Games for Windows Live is pretty much dead. While support for Microsoft's PC gaming service has waned over the years, the company has announced that it will no longer be possible to purchase games off the service.

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"Oh crap, that's right. In an ideal world, 2K would release this as a standalone title on Steam. ..."

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Steam vet aims to make 'Windows a great platform for gaming'

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 15, 2013 11:30am PDT

With Xbox One on the horizon, it seemed as though Microsoft had given up

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"Its just curious that the directx launched after the xbox 360, was that huge of a failure, just ..."

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Games for Windows gets free Microsoft Points promotion

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2011 2:45pm PDT

Microsoft is offering 400 free Microsoft Points ($5) to the first 2,500 purchasers of a Games for Windows title through the online marketplace.

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"my wife calls the shack "that black website you go to" (no not racist) OMG TEH SHACK=STEAM ..."

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Video Game Sale Round-Up Refresh

By Xav de Matos, Dec 28, 2010 6:00am PST

Although we've covered the various PC game sales from most of your favorite digital distribution platforms, we thought this morning we would...

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"Windows LIVE is also having more Daily Deals counting down to the new year. "

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Report: Microsoft to Focus on Gaming with Windows 8

By Brian Leahy, Dec 23, 2010 3:00pm PST

According to a report by TechRadar, Microsoft could be eying gaming as a big focus for the forthcoming Windows 8. TechRadar claims that "the...

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"I agree. If Microsoft wants it's next "console" to be competitive, it's going to have to ..."

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Games for Windows 'Horror for the Holidays' Sale Discounts Dead Rising 2, FEAR 2 and More

By Xav de Matos, Dec 21, 2010 8:30am PST

If you hear the faint noise of someone or something screaming, it's probably your wallet reacting to the plethora of digital sales on offer this...

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"No doubt about that. I'm just saying the others aren't bad either, easpecially when they have ..."

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl is Today's 99 Cent Games for Windows Live Offering

By Xav de Matos, Dec 06, 2010 12:50pm PST

One of my favorite PC games could make its way to your gaming collection, if you're willing to part with a crisp George Washington. As today's...

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"That would be a great sale if only it GFWL marketplace client worked on windows 7 and not just ..."

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Shack PSA: World of Goo 75% Off; New 99 Cent Title on Games for Windows Everyday Until Dec. 8

By Xav de Matos, Dec 02, 2010 5:30pm PST

While we've already let you know that the Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition is available on the Games for Windows Marketplace today for 99 cents,...

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""Also you're mentioning aspects of the Steam client that are bad that most people don't care ..."

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Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition Priced at 99 Cents Today on Games for Windows

By Xav de Matos, Dec 02, 2010 3:00pm PST

Today, the Games for Windows Marketplace is offering the classic first-person shooter, role-playing game Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition for less...

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"You should then definitely try I-War 2. The 'dog fights' aren't really all that traditional ..."

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Revamped Games for Windows Marketplace Launches

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 16, 2010 6:49am PST

Microsoft's revamped Games for Windows Marketplace has launched, giving the PC games digital distribution service a new lick of paint and a...

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"Do you really expect MS to worry about games WORKING post-update? Sheesh, they only care about ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 69 comments

Microsoft Announces Web-Based Games Marketplace for PC Games

By Brian Leahy, Oct 22, 2010 7:00am PDT

Currently, Microsoft sells digital PC titles through its Games for Windows Live client, but that will change on November 15 when the company rolls...

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"If a game isn't using Steam I don't have to have Steam open either. What do you mean?"

- Lukiopimp see all 220 comments

Shack PSA: Weekend PC Deals on All Serious Sam, Garry's Mod and More

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 24, 2010 12:40pm PDT

A new weekend means a new round of deals and discounts on digitally-distributed PC games, which we have perused, parsed and presented for your...

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"Gmod, if you've never fooled with it your missing out. Some of the most fun you could ever have. ..."

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MS Affirms Games For Windows Commitment, Describes Windows as 'First-class Gaming Platform'

By Chris Faylor, Jan 27, 2009 2:40pm PST

Following the departure of Games for Windows Live manager Chris Early in the latest round of Microsoft cuts, the company has stressed its...

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"Yup. How can they justify shutting down the Flight Sim devs and Ensemble because it's not ..."

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Microsoft Axes Games for Windows Live Head

By Chris Faylor, Jan 26, 2009 9:50am PST

Games for Windows Live general manager Chris Early was among the 1,400 Microsoft eliminated last week, reputable journalist Dean Takahashi reports...

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"not gonna happen; Microsoft could probably still literally litigate Valve into the stone age."

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