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Games for Windows Marketplace Coming, LIVE Gold Fees Going

Gamasutra has word that Microsoft has announced plans to introduce a Games for Windows marketplace similar to the Xbox LIVE marketplace. They also announce plans to offer a less console-centric Games for Windows LIVE service and confirm that they will be dropping the premium subscription fee the service carried for "Gold" multiplayer matchmaking that was a sticking point for so many. Here's a quote on the changes from Microsoft's Chris Satchell: "The first UI was good but it was too console-centric. It wasn't really what Windows gamers wanted. We have a new UI that's consistent with the way Windows gamers want to interact. It's free to you as a developer, and we're reducing the technical requirements. I believe, from hereon, Games for Windows Live is going to take off."

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11. No subject Jul 22, 2008, 20:07 Donkey_Punch
 
Pay for access on a PC that I normally am used to getting for free? Screw that, lol.

 
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  6. Jul 22, 16:17 You forgot the DX11 part.. Verno
>> 11. Jul 22, 20:07 No subject Donkey_Punch
  12. Jul 22, 22:26 new UI? Kxmode
  13. Jul 23, 06:21  Re: new UI? InBlack


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