Microsoft Announces 40 Xbox Live Games for Windows 8

This week, Microsoft announced some 40 different Xbox LIVE games for Windows 8. The Xbox LIVE games will debut the day Windows 8 launches. Of note, Angry Birds Space, Zombies, and Fruit Ninja are just a few games that will launch.image

All the games will come to Windows 8 this fall. The brand new OS, which is expected to debut on October 26, will feature a number of unique improvements over Windows 7.

Here is the complete list of games:

1. 4 Elements II Special Edition

2.A World of Keflings

3.Adera: Episode 1

4.Adera: Episode 2

5.Adera: Episode 3

6.Angry Birds

7.Angry Birds Space

8.Big Buck Hunter Pro

9.BlazBlue Calamity Trigger

10.Collateral Damage

11.Crash Course GO

12.Cut the Rope

13.Disney Fairies

14.Dragon’s Lair

15.Field & Stream Fishing

16.Fruit Ninja

17.Gravity Guy

18.Gunstringer: Dead Man Running

19.Hydro Thunder Hurricane

20.IloMilo

21.iStunt 2

22.Jetpack Joyride

23.Kinectimals Unleashed

24.Microsoft Mahjong

25.Microsoft Minesweeper

26.Microsoft Solitaire Collection

27.Monster Island

28.PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX

29.Pinball FX 2

30.Reckless Racing Ultimate

31.Rocket Riot 3D

32.Shark Dash

33.Shuffle Party

34.Skulls of the Shogun

35.Taptiles

36.Team Crossword

37.The Harvest HD

38.Toy Soldiers Cold War

39.Wordament

40.Zombies!!!

Xbox 720: 6 Times More Powerful than Current

According to an IGN report, the Xbox 720 will feature a monster AMD Radeon HD 6670, which in and out of itself, is 6 times the graphics power of the AMD chip in today’s Xboxes.

Microsoft’s new Xbox is expected to support the latest graphics, and if the report proves right, the RadeonHD 6670 will be taking the Xbox to greater heights, supporting DirectX 11, multi-display output, 3-D output, and un-scaled, true 1080p output.

Based on the Xbox 720’s new graphics hardware, it is safe to say that next generation Xbox will have 6 times the graphics performance of current Xboxes; Reports also suggest that the next-gen console will beat the new Wii’s graphics by a 22% margin.

Game developers could be the only leaks of new information, since only they alone will be provided with the SDK’s for making Xbox games.

MW3 Comprehensive Game Review

This game review is part of the Xbox 360 Game Reviews

Browse General Info,Button Layouts, Screenshots, Reviews, Walkthroughs, Achievement Lists for MW3

Overview

Genre: Shooter

Players: Campaign-Single

Offline Players- 2-4

Offline Co-op- 2-4

System Link- 1-4

Co-op- Two or more

Multiplayer- 2-18 Players

Co-op: 2-4 ( offline)

HD: Up to 1080p(scaled)

3-D: No

Button Layout for MW3

RT– Fire                               RS– Look( Click for Melee)          X– Use/ Reload

LT– Aim Down Sight          LS– Move(Click to Sprint)             B– Crouch/Prone

RB– Flag Grenade             D-Pad- Inventory                            A-Jump

LB– Special Grenade        Y– Switch Weapon

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Total Score : StarStarStarStar(Amazing)

Awards:

editor's choice game award    IGN editor's choice game

gamespot-mw3    metacritic score for mw3

What Critics Say

One startlingly huge, polished, and downright entertaining shooter experience– Official Xbox Mag

We still can’t get enough.—GamesRadar

too damn addicting to pass up. IGN

iterates rather than innovates, so the fun you have is familiar . – Gamespot

Details for Xbox Live

Online: 2- 18 players                         Content Download: Yes

File Sharing: Yes                              Voice: Yes

development

Developer: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games             Release Year: 2011

Publisher:  Activision                                                           Version 1.04 (Xbox 360)

Learn more.

Mw3 Manual and Resources

MW3 Game Manual

Official Game Manual

Guides and Walkthroughs

imageIGN Walkthrough for “Hunter Killer”

IGN Walkthrough for “Black Tuesday”

 

 

Achievement Lists

IGN Achievement List for MW3

Note:  This list belongs to IGN and was not created and/or modified by Premier Microsoft

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This really feels like the expansive, immersive world it’s meant to be. Rich textures, great character models, and fabulous scenery… from the Eiffel Tower to the rusted Somalian outposts, this is truly another world..

Gameplay:StarStarStarStar

The campaign is absolutely fabulous. It is rich, immersive, and completely envelops you into hours of gameplay. Co-op is as fun as the number of players engaged… and multiplayer, well… .for those long-time COD fans, multiplayer is as great as ever…. of course, the campaign shines too bright, while Co-op mode seems to dim… hmm…

Sound:StarStarStarStarStar

The ambiance and sound effects are spot-on. From the shrill of a Black Hawk to the steady rumble of machine gun fire, MW3 lacks nothing in how warfare sounds….the killer sound is probably the buzzing radio as it steadily calls out “Target sighted at 3’o’clock”

Lasting Appeal   StarStarStarStar

The campaign is mind-boggling… but it would have been nice if the folks at Infinity Ward had rolled up their sleeves and tackled the Co-op gameplay…the multiplayer is not too special…. as far as lasting appeal, it seems like the developers poured their heart and soul into the campaign, and left other things untouched.

Presentation StarStarStarStarStar

Menus are clear and sleek. Every mission begins with a dazzling ( but pleasant) briefing. Menus, maps, notes, and videos sprawl all over the screen, as the gamer is given the situation behind the mission he is about to play. The briefings are certainly non-intrusive and give the anxious gamer some eye-candy while he awaits the mission to load. In general, the game menu hierarchy is structured phenomenally well.

Those mission briefings are truly a big piece of the puzzle… they remind you why you did throw 60 bucks at a DVD disc….

MW3 Limited Edition Xbox 360 Console


We were running low on MW3 news to report…but we finally got the biggie. The highly anticipated Modern Warfare 3 ( MW3) Xbox Limited Edition is now available for preorder.

MW3 Console and Controller

Announced at the Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles, the limited edition console comes with plenty of accessories and all the eye candy gamers love. Included in the bundle are the following: custom wireless controllers, a copy of the “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” game title,” and most interestingly,  custom sounds for the power on/off or disk eject functions. The following are sounds of this limited edition console —power on/off   and disk tray eject.

Below are more pictures:

MW3 Xbox Bundle

MW3 Xbox Wireless Controller

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