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Games for Windows Live fees dropped

Microsoft cans multiplayer charges, announces Marketplace-style service for PC

Microsoft has dropped subscription fees for Games for Windows Live multiplayer services.

The company also plans a PC service similar to Xbox Live Marketplace, offering demos, trailers, gameplay content and more from first and third-party publishers, due later this year.

Games for Windows Live originally charged for matchmaking and cross-platform gaming when it first launched in 2007.

The Games for Windows Live in-game interface is also due a revamp later this year, to make it more user-friendly for the consumer and less tech-heavy for developers.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.

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