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August 31, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja among games debuting with Xbox on Windows 8

When Windows 8 launches on Oct. 26, it will come with a preinstalled Xbox Games app.

Now, Microsoft has announced some of the first games that will be available for the app in the Windows 8 Store come fall.

Among the list of 40 games: Angry Birds Space, Fruit Ninja and Cut the Rope, according to the blog belonging to Larry Hryb, who works on Microsoft’s Xbox team and is known to Xbox Live users as Major Nelson.

“Many games will be available starting October 26th with ongoing new releases coming through holiday and beyond,” he wrote in his blog post. “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.”

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