PC vs Xbox gamers: bring it on…

Which are the better gamers… PC or console players? The age-old question will be answered in May.

Microsoft has announced the extension of the Xbox LIVE online games and entertainment network to the Windows platform, bringing the online console game service and the most popular games platform in the world together. The first Windows title to support LIVE arrives in May with Halo 2 for Windows Vista, followed by Shadowrun in June and UNO releasing later in the year.

With the launch of Halo 2 for Windows Vista in May, Windows gamers will join over six million members already in the LIVE community. LIVE members will have a single identity, a single gamertag, a single friends list and a single list of achievements attainable on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and a Windows-based PC.

As a single, unified service, the pricing of the LIVE service across Xbox 360 and Games for Windows is identical. There is no cost associated with signing up for a Silver membership. Gold memberships will deliver the premium online network experience for $79.95 per year. Existing LIVE members can access their account and the full functionality of the service on both platforms at no additional cost. Current Xbox LIVE Gold members will automatically have access to Gold features on Games for Windows — LIVE titles.

Source: LIVE unites PC and Xbox gamers

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