Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Microsoft to Open Its Online Gaming Service to Windows Users - New York Times

An important milestone for Microsoft's Live strategy 

Microsoft announced yesterday that it was extending the online gaming service for its Xbox consoles to the millions of people who use Windows PCs to play games over the Internet, a move that could bolster the popularity — and profits — of video gaming.

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While much of the $10 billion gaming industry has focused on next-generation game consoles like Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii, most games are still played on personal computers, which are far more numerous than dedicated gaming machines.

Source: Microsoft to Open Its Online Gaming Service to Windows Users - New York Times

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