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List compiled of Games for Windows Live titles stripping client, others uncertain

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While Microsoft's Games for Windows Live client is in its death rows there are many futures left uncertain, like all those GFWL infested games still out there. What becomes of them once the beast is slain?

A list has been compiled by Joystiq on what's happening with various titles by publishers and studios. The future is bright for some, not so blinding for others.

Microsoft clarifies there are "no plans" for a Halo motion picture following rumours

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Is Ridley Scott of Alien fame behind a new attempt at getting Halo on the big silver screen? No. Microsoft has negatively shook their corporate head at the idea, saying they have "no plans for a Halo motion picture".

Why would Microsoft share all that money from a big motion picture with a major studio? The corporate giant instead continues to explore "many elements," like TV and toys.

Microsoft Studios working on "beloved franchise" for Windows 8

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An employment position for a senior software development engineer with Microsoft Studios reveals they're working on something for PC. Specifically they're working on something for Windows 8.

The project involves a "robust and highly scalable cloud service that is central" to the game. Phil Spencer says they're "starting to look at bigger and core gamer things" for PC.

Halo 2 multiplayer on PC extended til June

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It seems that Microsoft won't be pulling the plug on Halo 2 PC yet, as 343 Industries' David Ellis has stated that the multiplayer has been extended to June. Halo 2 PC multiplayer was supposed to be pulled on the 15th February.

Microsoft denies Halo games release on Steam

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Yesterday, the Steam registry showed Halo, Halo 2 and Halo 3 being upcoming content to be released on Steam, which raised a few eyebrows since Halo 3 had not publicly been developed on PC, and that Microsoft would be using rival Valve's digital distribution.

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