We don't want to get our hopes up again, after having them repeatedly bashed against the rocks by a merciless Microsoft that's spoke quite highly of the potential synergy of its brands and yet so far held its mobile and gaming segments far apart, but this sounds promising. Apparently a slide from some internal Microsoft marketing material is making the rounds that says Xbox Live Games is the "mobile version" of Xbox Live for Windows phones, speaking in the not-yet-accurate present tense, and matching up with a recent job posting we've seen. Of course, that seems a completely obvious move for Microsoft, particularly with Windows Mobile 7 right around the corner, and we would assume it would bring along with it not just the social features of Xbox Live but also some gaming for these next-gen smartphones that can most certainly handle it. Shoot, there we go being logical again.

[Thanks, Philip]