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If you’ve been sitting back looking at Windows XP or the Windows Vista boot screen on your PC when it is loading and trying to convince yourself that upgrading to Windows 8 would be the most reasonable thing to do, then the fact that Microsoft’s new operating system comes bundled with a little bit of the Xbox experience may just do the trick and convince you. Microsoft have some pretty fantastic products and services, with Windows, the Xbox gaming console and their Windows Phone platform, they have a pretty solid product line up.

With Xbox LIVE mobile apps and the inclusion of the Xbox experience within Windows 8, Microsoft is obviously aiming for a more converged experience for their users with the additional good news coming today that they are now announcing support from some fantastic game developers to bring much-loved Xbox games to Windows 8. Microsoft Studios, Rovio, Miniclip, Glu Mobile and Halfbrick Studios are amongst the game developers who have committed to producing some of their fantastic titles for Windows 8, meaning that gaming fans no longer have a reason not to go down the Windows 8 route.

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The first wave of games which users and gaming fans can expect to welcome will feature a plethora of titles that will immediately be familiar to most of us, and will consist of twenty-nine different games. The additional good news is, rather than just recycle content that we have already seen in the past on Xbox or other platforms, a number of the games included in the first release will actually be exclusive to the Windows 8 operating system. Users should expect to see a number of those titles available for launch on October 26th, although I imagine the more popular titles will start to land during the holiday shopping season.

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Regardless of whether users are intending to get their Windows 8 fix through a standard desktop PC, one of the new range of laptops or even a tablet device powered by Microsoft’s new operating system, the range of released games will all be compatible, meaning that excellent gaming can truly happen anywhere. Games will be available to purchase and download from the Windows 8 Store as well as the Xbox Games app that comes as part of the software, so if you are keen to experience games like Angry Birds Space, Jetpack Joyride, Skulls of the Shogun and more on Windows 8 and gain those Xbox achievements, then make sure to check them out.

(via MajorNelson)

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