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Microsoft to Launch Browser-based Game Store on November 15

Gaurang Gheewala, Blogger

October 26, 2010

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Microsoft is launching a new online store that will let gamers buy digital copies of games from their browser. The site, which starts working on November 15th retains the Games for Windows Marketplace name but is an online version of the store that's long been available through the company's Games For Windows Live software client.

«With Games for Windows Marketplace, we set out to create a digital store built for PC gamers end-to-end,» said 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.»
Games for Windows Marketplace will launch with a managed portfolio of 100 top-quality titles.

Using the new marketplace is easy: anyone with a Windows Live ID (Windows Live, Xbox LIVE, Games for Windows – LIVE or Zune account) can login and immediately start shopping in the Games for Windows Marketplace. The new store also supports Microsoft Points (as well as credit card purchasing), allowing the more than 25 million users of Xbox LIVE, Zune Marketplace and Games for Windows — LIVE to use their Microsoft Points balance seamlessly across platforms.



-Gaurang Gheewala

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