CCC Says: "While some might call this a comeback, others suggest it never left.
This outlet (as well as many others across the ole’ interwebs) reported months back that Microsoft had officially had enough of supporting it’s fledgling Games for Windows service, who subsequently pulled the plug after years of only moderate success. In its wake, Steam has continued its rise as THE dominate name on PC (bringing several former ‘Windows Live properties into the fold in the aftermath). While this was no big loss to most PC gamers (as the service was far from exemplarily) it did mark the end of Microsoft’s presence in the desktop gaming market to some degree.
However, it appears that old line about their “demise being greatly exaggerated” would be quite apropos in this case."