Games for Windows Live for free

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At GAMEFEST 08, Seattle, Microsoft revealed online features of Games for Windows Live will now be offered free to gamers.

Previously Games For Windows Live users had to pay a premium to use the facility, but as part of a major revamp of the system the firm has waived subscription fees.

Chris Satchell, CTO of Microsoft's Entertainment devices division, said the move was a way to improve Windows gaming”.

Developers will also be able to use the system for free – for more on that check out our sister site Develop.