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GOG adds Windows 8 support, 431 games compatible

GOG.com announced today it will officially support Windows 8. The digital distribution service stated 431 games (out of 486 available on the service) have been "fixed, tested, and reported" to work on Windows 8. "Note that most of these have not had the master builds updated, so you shouldn't need...

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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX wakes up on Windows 8 this month

Despite the trailer saying Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is "now available from Windows Store," the official release date for the Windows 8 version, according to Namco Bandai, is "November 2012." In any case, this impending Windows 8 release provides one more venue from which the excellent game...

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Gunstringer's 'Wavy Tube Man Chronicles' coming to Windows 8

"The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles," the bizarre full-motion-video episode originally released as downloadable content for The Gunstringer, has been uncoupled for standalone release on Windows 8 PCs and tablets. The Chronicles, which feature both a "Troma Team" credit and an acting role by Troma Studios...

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Pinball FX 2 ricochets onto Windows 8

Windows and free pinball games go together like computer labs and bored high-school students, and Microsoft's shiny new Windows 8 platform will be no exception to that rule, as Zen Studios has launched Pinball FX 2 on the new OS' Microsoft Store app repository. The free download includes one table...

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Xbox SmartGlass launches for Windows 8 tablets October 26

Microsoft confirmed today SmartGlass will launch alongside Windows 8 tablets on October 26, with Dance Central 3 and Forza Horizon among the first games to support it. The Xbox 360 app, which turns devices into secondary screens for the console, will be available for Windows 8 phones at launch on...

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Report: Microsoft Points no longer the only way to pay with Windows 8

Microsoft Points may no longer be the only form of payment in Windows 8. According to Polygon's experience with Zune Marketplace on a final build of Windows 8, users can pay using actual money rather than being forced to use Microsoft's oft-maligned currency. In Windows 8 preview builds, Microsoft...

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Report: Xbox Music launches this month with free ad-supported streaming

Microsoft's Xbox Music service will reportedly launch alongside Windows 8 on October 26, according to anonymous sources speaking with Polygon. The service will supposedly provide both subscription-based and free ad-supported streaming music plans for Xbox 360, Windows 8 and Windows Phone users....

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Notch refuses to 'certify' Minecraft for closed Windows 8 platform

Markus 'Notch' Persson slammed Microsoft this morning for asking him to "help 'certify' Minecraft" for Windows 8. The Minecraft creator berated the company for, in his words, ruining the PC as an open platform. In his next tweet, Notch stated he'd prefer to not have Minecraft run on Windows 8 than...

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Windows 8's Gunstringer: Dead Man Running developed by Other Ocean

The Gunstringer: Dead Man Running is a significant departure from the original game. For one thing, it's not a Kinect game for Xbox, but rather a Windows 8 game for PCs and tablets. For another, development is taking place not in Austin, but up north in Canada at Other Ocean Interactive. Most...

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Black Ops 2's PC specifications herald end of Windows XP support

If you're excited to get Black Ops 2 for your Windows XP PC, prepare for disappointment. The FAQ page for the game's PC specifications reveals it's the first Call of Duty to not support the aged operating system. Black Ops 2 is by no means the first major PC game not to support XP. Sleeping Dogs,...

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