Games for Windows Live, in all honesty, hasn't been a roaring success. Microsoft have realised this, and have decided to redesign their service in another bid to tap into the massive area of online PC gaming. The new client is already available, and can be downloaded by logging into your favourite game and updating. Microsoft also plans a brand new Games for Windows Live Marketplace for launch very soon, where gamers can go and purchase demos, levels and characters for their favourite games, in a way not too separated from the current Xbox Live Marketplace.
The new client moves away from the old Xbox-styled Gamer Card and shifts towards a more Windows-themed style, by using the Office shades and buttons of light blue and gold. Also, whereas the previous design looked like it had been ripped straight from the Xbox, the new design actually feels at home on the PC now. With nearly 5 million Games for Windows Live titles sold, this will be sure to benefit many gamers out there, given the previous announcement that the service is now entirely free.