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First Wave of Xbox LIVE games coming to Windows 8 October 26

First Wave of Xbox LIVE games coming to Windows 8 October 26
Published by: forahobby on Friday, August 31, 2012
Tagged: Gaming, Live Marketplace, Xbox Live,

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that Xbox is coming to Windows 8. Now, Major Nelson has revealed the first wave Xbox LIVE games that will be coming to Windows 8 starting October 26th.


Wave one will bring 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 26th with ongoing new releases coming through holiday 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.

Check out all 40 games listed just after the break.

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6 XBLA Games feature in Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week

6 XBLA Games feature in Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week
Published by: forahobby on Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tagged: Gaming, Live Arcade, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

This week Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers have 6 XBLA games to choose from and save during the Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week. This weeks discounted content includes: Defense Grid, The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom, Rocket Riot, Darwinia+, Chime, and Poker Smash.


As an Xbox LIVE Gold member, you get an Exclusive Gold Only Discount on a piece of content each week. It could be your favorite arcade game, a classic Xbox original, or even that map pack or that new song you have been looking to buy. With your favorite content going on sale each week just imagine how much you can save!

If you're already a Gold member, grab this week’s deal right here, right now.

Defense Grid (400 MS Points)
Defense Grid: The Awakening™ is the definitive tower defense game experience designed specifically for Xbox LIVE Arcade. This action-strategy game is created by the lead designer of Age of Empires II and uses the same Gamebryo engine as used in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Civilization IV. With an involved storyline and 20 levels of game play, Defense Grid™ finally brings compelling tower defense game play to the Xbox 360 this summer.

Place your defenses in this hi-tech tower defense game, now 50% off for Gold members.


The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom (400 MS Points)
Create your own paradox … for the love of pie. Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie in The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom. Record yourself and harness your time-bending abilities to cooperate, compete against, and disrupt your past, present, and future selves. Winterbottom’s debut misadventures present a whimsical spin on the notions of time, space, and play. Join Winterbottom as he travels through over 75 “movie” levels, causing mischief and mayhem in pursuit of the mysterious and elusive Chronoberry Pie on his spectacular journey through space-time.

Create your own paradox for the love of pie at 50% off for Gold members, only 400 points.

Rocket Riot (400 MS Points)
Strap on your bazooka soldier, and get ready for the awesome action-packed side-view shooter Rocket Riot™. In this highly stylized eight-bit era style game, blast your way through the environment against enemies or multiplayer foes online. Navigate through a completely destructible environment, uncover special power-ups, or even burrow into different areas of the map. The map regenerates, keeping the action fast-paced, but time doesn't heal all wounds.

Strap on your bazooka in this stylized side-view shooter, now half off for Gold members.


Darwinia+ (800 MS Points)
Over thousands of generations the peaceful Darwinians have been evolving in a beautiful digital world, but now their whole way of life is under threat from a devastating computer virus that has infected their world and decimated their numbers. Without your protection they don't stand a chance, and it’s up to you to lead them into battle to recapture their lost world in Darwinia+! Once you've proven your command ability, take your Darwinian army online and challenge your friends to strategic combat, as tribes of Darwinians slaughter one another in a desperate struggle for supremacy.

Lead the peaceful Darwinians into battle to reclaim their lost world, 50% off for Gold members.

Poker Smash (400 MS Points)
Poker Smash™ is an action-packed puzzle game with a poker twist. Poker Smash expands on the traditional match-three puzzle mechanic with elements of one of the world's most popular card games: poker. Make vertical and horizontal matches by forming poker hands, and play in seven different game modes, including multiplayer. Fast and fluid controls paired with radical features such as super-slow motion and card-blasting bombs make this game a whole new puzzle experience!

This action-packed puzzle game with a poker twist is now 50% off for Gold members.

Chime (240 MS Points)
Chime is a unique block puzzle game fused with music creation elements and contributions from a number of famous musicians. Me: unique, compelling, creative and demanding. You: quick-witted and open-minded with sharp reactions and a deep love of music. Let’s get together and play something beautiful. Featuring music by Moby, Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Philip Glass, Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly) and Markus Schulz. No less than 60% of the purchase price of Chime will go to charity.

Place blocks against the clock for only 240 points, a 40% discount for Gold members.

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