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Microsoft not killing Games for Windows Live in Windows 8

Xbox Live coming to Windows 8 doesn't mean Games for Windows Live is gone

Microsoft has confirmed that Games for Windows Live is not falling by the wayside despite the appearance of PC games on the Xbox Live-enabled Windows 8. NeoGamr asked Microsoft if the Windows Store release of Hydro Thunder Hurricane on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview meant Games for Windows was being phased out in the future.

"Answer is no," Microsoft replied. "Microsoft continues to support the Games for Windows platform, but we are making new investments in Metro style games."

"We are committed to delivering extraordinary entertainment experiences across devices in a uniquely connected way. Xbox Live on Windows 8 is a milestone in that journey. With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you'll get a taste of some of the features we're bringing with Xbox on Windows, but we'll have more to share later this year as we get closer to launch."

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Mike Williams: M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.
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