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Microsoft’s Games for Windows Live goes free

Games for Windows LiveYesterday, Microsoft announced that their PC gaming hub, Games for Windows Live, is now moving to a completely free business model. This move will remove the distinction between the Gold and Silver membership tiers and will hopefully alleviate some of the negative stigma that has been surrounding the service since its release.

In the wake of this announcement all eyes now turn to Microsoft’s console equivalent, Xbox Live, in the hopes that it will be undergoing a similar adjustment. However, in the absence of a direct competitor – such as Steam on the PC – and the fact that Microsoft continues to turn a profit from the service, any change that drastic seems highly unlikely.

[via Xbox 360 Fanboy]

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