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Microsoft brings XBox to Windows 8

September 3rd, 2012 by Marc Comments

It looks like Microsoft are aiming to close the gap between computer and console this October.

When the company launches its Windows 8 OS on October 26th it will have an XBox app pre-installed. And through this app it will be possible to play a number of XBox games – well, 32 to be exact, including: Angry Birds, Collateral Damage, Dragon’s Lair, Fruit Ninja, Zombies!!!, and Gravity Guy. According to “Xbox games on Windows brings you a growing portfolio that spans genres and delivers fun-to-play titles playable on any Windows 8 PC, laptop or tablet.”

And if you play these games on your console, worry not; the app will include such features as Xbox achievements, leaderboards, multiplayer modes and connecting with friends.

So what games will be available? Fear not, thanks to, here is the full list: 4 Elements II Special Edition A World of Keflings Angry Birds Angry Birds Space Big Buck Hunter Pro BlazBlue Calamity Trigger Collateral Damage Crash Course GO Cut the Rope Disney Fairies Dragon’s Lair Field & Stream Fishing Fruit Ninja Gravity Guy Gunstringer: Dead Man Running IloMilo iStunt 2 Jetpack Joyride Kinectimals Unleashed Monster Island PAC-MAN Championship DX Edition DX Pinball FX 2 Reckless Racing Ultimate Rocket Riot 3D Shark Dash Shuffle Party Skulls of the Shogun Taptiles Team Crossword The Harvest HD Toy Soldiers Cold War Zombies!!!


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….