Microsoft’s launching “Games for Windows Marketplace,” a new online PC games store that combines the convenience of the Web with power of Games on Demand online distribution. It offers following features: Online access with ultra-fast downloads; Deal of The Week and discounts; Game search functionality; Fresh design sporting clean, intuitive look and feel.
Launching Nov. 15 with a managed portfolio of 100 top-quality titles. The launch roster includes blockbuster games such as Fable: The Lost Chapters, Grand Theft Auto III, Lego Universe, CarneyVale, Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2, Max Payne, Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, and more. GWM will also be the place to find iconic franchises from Microsoft Game Studios, such as Flight Simulator, Gears of War, Halo and Zoo Tycoon, as well as upcoming blockbusters Fable III, Age of Empires Online and Microsoft Flight.
Using Live ID (Windows Live, Xbox LIVE, Games for Windows – LIVE or Zune account) gamers can start shopping in the new store either using Microsoft Points (virtual currency ) or credit /debit card.
The new marketplace also takes advantage of RSS feeds from developers, so shoppers of the site can see the most recent updates of news items from a particular developer.