Games for Windows Live lives! At least this is what Microsoft have announced earlier today, confirming that they are not pulling the plug off of their online gaming service. Just yet. News has been slow on this front, at least from Redmond, even as countless titles have ported over to Valve’s Steam service. Even so,...

The Xbox has, for such a long time, been the primary emphasis at Redmond that it allowed competitors to sneak right in and deliver not just innovation but winning user loyalty too. Valve’s Steam platform, for instance, is said to account for some 50 to 70 percent of the PC gaming market. Obviously, having this much of...

Gaming remains a very important part of the PC puzzle, and though the main focus of Microsoft has shifted towards its Xbox console, the release of Windows 8 has opened up new possibilities for Redmond on the mobile front. Mobile in this case being the various form factors — PC, tablets and smartphones. Nevertheless,...