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Games for Windows Live marketplace closing August 22, client still operational

Microsoft announced that the Games for Windows Live marketplace will close up shop on August 22, permanently ending the ability to purchase featured content. The Games for Windows Live service itself will remain operational, and purchased games will be unaffected by the closure. Microsoft notes...

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PC ditches GFWL for Steam

While Capcom offers Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition through Steam already, players have to register a Games For Windows Live account on top of Steam for multiplayer. Capcom's Neidel "Haunts" Crisan says Ultra Street Fighter 4 will forgo GFWL entirely for Steam. Crisan...

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Former Steam boss Jason Holtman now at Microsoft

Former Valve Director of Business Development Jason Holtman has joined Microsoft, and will focus on the company's PC gaming efforts. "Yes, I have joined Microsoft where I will be focusing on making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment," Holtman confirmed to Games...

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Games for Windows Live issue kicks customers offline for four days

An issue with Microsoft's Game for Windows Live servers is preventing some customers from accessing games that use the software. The ever-growing comment thread on Microsoft's support forums repeatedly mentions difficulties with Dark Souls and Age of Empires Online, but that could simply be due to...

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Top Xbox Live, Arcade, Indie and Windows games of 2012

If an alien intelligence agency got a hold of this "Top Xbox games of 2012" list, it might come away with the conclusion that humans are really, really into mining. The aliens might also conclude that we enjoy warfare, including the kind that affects extraterrestrials, so let's hope that they focus...

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PSA: Street Fighter X Tekken DLC now live on GFWL, Steam content delayed into next week

Good news, everyone! Half of the PC versions of Street Fighter X Tekken have reached DLC parity with their console brethren. Granted, there are only two PC versions of SFxT, and the one that got the DLC first is the Games for Windows Live version, but at this point we're sure the PC fighting game...

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Toy Soldiers storm PC today, DLC for XBLA's Toy Soldiers: Cold War tomorrow

Signal Studios dropped several information bombs today about its Toy Soldiers series, with the first volley announcing that the original Toy Soldiers will be available on Steam and Games for Windows Live Marketplace today for $9.99. The Steam version will be 25 percent off during launch week. Wait...

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Ms. Splosion Man platform 'splosion: coming to PC, iOS, Windows Phone

Like playing Ms. Splosion Man, but have an intractable grudge against your Xbox 360? Twisted Pixel is bringing its concussive platformer to several new platforms, including PC (on both Steam and Games for Windows Live), iPhone, iPad, and Windows Phone 7. The porting process is a multi-studio...

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Batman: Arkham City PC patched, DX11 fixed for some

A new PC patch for Batman: Arkham City corrects debilitating performance issues associated with DirectX 11 -- for the most part. Though some players may now enable advanced graphical effects without penalty, the documentation considers DirectX 11 off-limits for 32-bit versions of Vista and...

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Microsoft discounts Super Meat Boy, other content across its platforms

This week, Microsoft is offering discounts across Xbox Live, Windows PC and its mobile platforms. It's being billed as a fan appreciation sale and we're sure Microsoft would appreciate if its fans spent money. It's kinda how these things go. Highlights include Super Meat Boy for $5, a few...

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