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Live Marketplace on PC

New site lets you browse Microsoft's Xbox Live downloadables on your PC

Microsoft has launched a new website that lets you literally 'browse' Xbox Live Marketplace on your PC, without going anywhere near the 360's oversized, green power button.

Xbox Live Pipeline lets you browse all of Microsoft's downloadable goodies, such as demos, videos and themes and other downloadable content. Although you obviously can't buy anything on the website, it's much easier to browse than Xbox 360's interface.

Pipeline is the first step towards Microsoft's much-touted Live Anywhere service revealed at this year's E3, which will allow you to trigger downloads on your Xbox 360 from your phone or PC.

We're still waiting, but hopefully Live Anywhere will turn up in time for Windows Vista early next year.