Games for Windows Marketplace: The New Steam?

Today, Microsoft announced that they will launch the Games for Windows marketplace with initially 100 offer their best games. Halo and Gears of War fans will have a new home!

Games for Windows Marketplace

Microsoft Game Studios has a pretty nice portfolio of games. Gears of War and Halo are two of the biggest gaming franchises worldwide. That alone will attract millions of players.

If you have a Windows Live ID you’ll be able to shop online for some of the best games. The shop will support the old Microsoft Points.
The Games for Windows marketplace will be fully ntegrated into the XBOX and Windows Live services. Microsoft will also have weekly deals and discounts, so be prepared for a price slash and be on the lookout for some hot deals. With Steam and Games for Windows offering weekly deals, you’ll now have two stores where you can grab some great games for a nice price. Not so bad, huh?

Release Date

Microsoft plans to release the Games for Windows marketplace on November 15th. Yes,
The marketplace website is:

Games for Windows 7: List of Games & Publishers

Here’s a list of games that will be available from day 1 on. Keep in mind this list is not complete. There will be about 100 games available initially and they will add more games in the future.

Gears of War
Dead Rising 2
Lost Planet 2
Max Payne
Deus Ex GOTY
Flight Simulator
Zoo Tycoon
Age of Empires Online
Microsoft Flight

2k Games
Square Enix
Warner Bros

Published: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 Last Modified: October 22, 2010

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