First wave of Xbox games for Windows 8 is debuted

Windows 8 Xbox Games

 

With Windows 8 coming out in about  a month from now, Microsoft has been cutting loose strings on the project. One of them is the first wave of Xbox games that will be featured on Windows 8. These games will include some of Windows classics and some more hip ones (like Angry Birds, JetPack JoyRid, Cut the Rope). Check out the full list below, which includes over 40 games (29 are from Microsoft Studios).

  • A World of Keflings
  • Adera: Episode 1
  • Adera: Episode 2
  • Adera: Episode 3
  • 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
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  • IloMilo
  • iStunt 2
  • Jetpack Joyride
  • Kinectimals Unleashed
  • Microsoft Mahjong
  • Microsoft Minesweeper
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • Monster Island
  • PAC-MAN Championship 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
  • Wordament
  • Zombies!!!
 Source: Windows Blog

 

Windows 8 Evaluation is now available for download, free 90-day trial

Windows 8 UI

As we’re heading closer to October, Windows 8’s release date, we’ve been granted a 90-day evaluation for the new operating system. As of now, you’re able to download Windows 8 Enterprise for free, and check out all the cool Windows apps, plus more. However, you don’t need to worry, as when you’re trial ends you’ll be able to upgrade to the full and retail version of Windows 8. So if you’re ready to jump in to Windows 8 click the source link below and have fun.

Source: Windows 8

Microsoft Surface tablet possibly priced at $199, release date October 26th

Microsoft Surface Tablet

As we are heading closer to the early fall, where a lot of new gadget are being debuted, Microsoft has still to decide Surface tablet’s price tag. There have been backed up rumors that the tablet will be priced at $199 as Acer has been begging Microsoft to increase the price. The reason behind the plea is that Microsoft will be selling the tablets at a loss and will hope to earn its massive profits from accessories and add-ons to Windows 8. However, Acer cannot afford to do that, as their company’s cash reserves are dwarfed when standing next to Microsoft’s and they don’t even own the operating system. Although hopefully, for consumers sake it will be priced a $200. In other words, for $200 its a no-brainer purchase, if they decide to sell it at around $500, people will consider it, but at $1000 (around the same price as ultra-books) there’s no way that anyone would buy it, unless they have cash to spare. Finally, on October 26th we’ll hear how much our wallet will have to cry out when empty them.

Source: Cnet