Games for Windows Marketplace launches, offers Borderlands for £7.49

Tuesday, 16th November 2010 07:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt


As promised, the Games for Windows Marketplace has been reborn.

The store’s interface seems very Steamy in its colour-picks, and the UI is clutter-free. These impressions are based on looking at the site for less than 10 seconds.

Prices aren’t that amazing: Dead Rising 2 is £30, but at least Borderlands is on sale for £7.49. Bargain.

The general Games for Windows Live relaunch includes voice upgrades, Live ID upgrades and more. Get the details here.



  1. endgame

    from the url: “en-US/”. so has anyone from europe tried to buy anything? does it work?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve changed the URL to the UK store.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Broncanus

    Blood Stone Now “only” £39.99

    How much was it before…?!!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. mac

    What do you mean “prices seem fine” there isn’t one price on their that isn’t available cheaper elsewhere???

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    well borderlands price is good but that’s basically the only one

    hell its £22 for FO3 and i can get the GOTY edition for less than that O_o

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    @4 – You can always get stuff cheaper elsewhere, innit. It didn’t seem that expensive. I did literally only look at it for a minute.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    bloodstone on pc for £40 isnt cheap, especially when its £30 on steam =/

    #7 4 years ago
  8. mac

    @6 But for the re-re-re-re-re-launch of a service, wouldn’t you have thought that they would have something worth peoples time to encourage people to install their client and use the service – why else would people choose to use this rather than the other services?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    OK. I’ve removed the word “fine” :)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    “But for the re-re-re-re-re-launch of a service”

    ok i loled XD

    #10 4 years ago
  11. mac

    @9 I have no problem with you using the term “re-re-re-re-re-launch” either :p

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Aimless

    I’m still impressed by how bad a name “Games For Windows Live” is. Did they borrow Sony’s naming guru for the day or something?

    Anyway, I only see one real advantage to using this service: if you get your hands on some discount MS points you can pay with those, potentially scoring you some games on the cheap. Assuming they were priced reasonably to begin with.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. scuz

    /rubs his grubby hands together for black friday on steam.

    #13 4 years ago

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