When is an Xbox game not an Xbox game? When it's a PC game? Aha! Think again - Microsoft is introducing Xbox games for its upcoming Windows 8 operating system. It's just another step in disassociating the Xbox brand as a single hardware platform, in favour of a larger, more connected multimedia service.
In any case, Microsoft is obviously excited about the transition, and has released a list of games that will be made available on Xbox Windows 8. Don't get too excited yet though... they're closer to XBLA-style titles than your full-blown Skyrims
and Gears of Wars
. Angry Birds
, Fruit Ninja
, Jetpack Joyride
... that sort of thing.
If that floats your boat, check out the full list below.4 Elements II Special EditionA World of KeflingsAdera: Episode 1Adera: Episode 2Adera: Episode 3Angry BirdsAngry Birds SpaceBig Buck Hunter ProBlazBlue Calamity TriggerCollateral DamageCrash Course GOCut the RopeDisney FairiesDragonís LairField & Stream FishingFruit NinjaGravity GuyGunstringer: Dead Man RunningHydro Thunder HurricaneIloMiloiStunt 2Jetpack JoyrideKinectimals UnleashedMicrosoft MahjongMicrosoft MinesweeperMicrosoft Solitaire CollectionMonster IslandPAC-MAN Championship Edition DXPinball FX 2Reckless Racing UltimateRocket Riot 3DShark DashShuffle PartySkulls of the ShogunTaptilesTeam CrosswordThe Harvest HDToy Soldiers Cold WarWordamentZombies!!!