Microsoft take on Steam with new Games for Windows marketplace

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Microsoft are launching a new browser based version of their Games for Windows Marketplace.

Looking to directly take on Steam with Live integration, competitive score tracking, daily deals and Gamertag/Gamerscore compatibility with Xbox 360 accounts, it’s Microsoft’s most aggressive push into PC gaming territory for some time.

Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc called the new Games for Windows Marketplace “an easy way for PC gamers to discover, buy, and download their favorite games.

“Anyone can browse the marketplace, but to buy and download all you need to do is sign in with your Windows Live ID. The Games for Windows Marketplace integrates with Xbox LIVE so if someone signs in with the same Windows Live ID they use for Xbox LIVE, the Games for Windows Marketplace will display their Gamerscore and Xbox LIVE avatar at the top right.”

100 games are currently available through the service from the likes of 2K Games, Activision and Capcom among others.

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Gerald Lynch
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