Microsoft Lists the First Wave of Windows 8 Xbox LIVE Games

One of the promises with the next version of Microsoft Windows is the integration of Xbox LIVE functionality into the OS itself. Microsoft has used the past year to merge their operating systems, Xbox console, mobile platform and productivity apps to form a more cohesive and consistent whole. The new Games app in Windows 8 gives the user a place to store and purchase games; edit and monitor their avatar; interact socially with other gamers and keep track of their gamer points and achievements.

Of course this is all well and good, but none of this will come to fruition without a hearty and ever-evolving catalog of games for the platform. Today, we got a glimpse of what Xbox LIVE gaming on Windows 8 will be.

Microsoft has detailed the very first wave of Xbox LIVE Windows 8 games. The games will be available on October 26th through the Windows 8 games app. This list is just an initial push of Xbox LIVE-enabled with more to come through the holiday season.

  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!!!

For just an initial list, this is a pretty impressive list of kick-off games for Windows 8. Not to mention all of the great indie games we are likely to see from devs in the Windows Store.

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