Does Windows 8 Use Xbox Live?

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You'll probably see the Xbox name a lot while using Windows 8, and that's because it integrates Xbox Live in certain Xbox-branded apps for downloading games, videos, and music. Signing into your existing Xbox Live gamertag will let you see which of your friends are online. While the game selection was initially limited, new versions of your favorite Xbox Live Arcade games are coming to Windows 8.