The lights are on
Windows 8 is pushing a more console-style interface to PCs, and soon you'll able to purchase a small selection of Xbox Live Arcade games through your PC.
The video below serves as the announcement for the Microsoft Play service, and shows off some of the interface for purchasing games. The service's official site also details the 15 games that will be available through Microsoft Play at launch, which include Pinball FX 2, Ilomilo, Skulls of the Shogun, The Gunstringer: Dead Man Running, and HydroThunder: Hurricane. Oh, and you can also buy Microsoft Minesweeper!
While the initial offering is fairly sparse, Microsoft promises that, as the service matures, more XBLA games will be added to the Microsoft Play storefront.
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Huh... I'll go and check it in a bit, then.
Eh, maybe it'll be alright...
Great for the X-bots.
Seems funky to me
I'd appreciate it if stuff that you bought on the 360 would be free for windows 8 if it becomes available.
Also... only games that seem stand out to me on there: Toy Soldiers, ilomilo, and Skulls of Shogun. The rest are rather niche or throwaway.