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Xbox LIVE on Windows 8 Titles Announced

Hi,

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that Xbox is coming to Windows 8. Now, in addition to its industry-leading gaming service, Xbox is pleased to announce support from Microsoft Studios, Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile, Halfbrick Studios, and others to bring high quality Xbox games to Windows 8.

The first wave of our portfolio will bring you many of the games you already know and love, and will include 29 titles from Microsoft Studios, some of which will be exclusive to Windows 8.

Many games will be available starting October 26 th with ongoing new releases coming through the Christmas period and beyond. This growing portfolio spans genres and delivers an innovative mix of fun-to-play titles that will be playable on any Windows 8 PC, laptop, or tablet.

Xbox games will be easy to find in the preinstalled Windows 8 Xbox Games app and available in the Windows?8 Store. In addition, 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, and more. Have a look at the first wave of our portfolio:

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!!!

Best,

The Xbox UK PR Team

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