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Microsoft unveils first wave of Xbox Live games on Windows 8

Microsoft today unveiled the first wave of Xbox Live games that will be coming to Windows 8.

The games will be available on Oct. 26 or thereabouts as the company unveils its touch-oriented Windows 8 operating system and Microsoft Surface tablet. The games will be playable across Windows 8 PCs, laptops, and tablets. Supporting studios and publishers include Microsoft Studios, Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile, Halfbrick Studios, and others to bring high quality Xbox games to Windows 8.

Microsoft Studios itself will make 29 games for Windows 8, and some will be exclusives. Microsoft said Xbox games will be easy to find in the pre-installed Windows 8 Xbox Games app and available in the Windows  8 Store. The company said all Xbox games for Windows 8 will have Xbox Achievements, and many will also take advantage of other Xbox features, including leaderboards, multiplayer modes, and connecting with friends. Microsoft will show the titles at the PAX Prime expo in Seattle this weekend. Here are the games:

1. 4 Elements II Special Edition
2. A World of Keflings
3. Adera: Episode 1
4. Adera: Episode 2
5. Adera: Episode 3
6. Angry Birds
7. Angry Birds Space
8. Big Buck Hunter Pro
9. BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
10. Collateral Damage
11. Crash Course GO
12. Cut the Rope
13. Disney Fairies
14. Dragon’s Lair
15. Field & Stream Fishing
16. Fruit Ninja
17. Gravity Guy
18. Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
19. Hydro Thunder Hurricane
20. IloMilo
21. iStunt 2
22. Jetpack Joyride
23. Kinectimals Unleashed
24. Microsoft Mahjong
25. Microsoft Minesweeper
26. Microsoft Solitaire Collection
27. Monster Island
28. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
29. Pinball FX 2
30. Reckless Racing Ultimate
31. Rocket Riot 3D
32. Shark Dash
33. Shuffle Party
34. Skulls of the Shogun
35. Taptiles
36. Team Crossword
37. The Harvest HD
38. Toy Soldiers Cold War
39. Wordament
40. Zombies!!!


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