Xbox LIVE Games for Windows 8
Link your Xbox games to your desktop
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- Category Various Utilities
- Program license Free
- Version 1.0.607.0
- Works under: Windows 10 / Windows 8
- Program available in English
- Program by Microsoft Corporation
Xbox LIVE Games for Windows 8 is a utility allowing PC users to interact with their Xbox LIVE account.
PC users can follow the activities and news of their Xbox LIVE account by using the Xbox LIVE app for Windows 8. Functions available include browsing the game catalog for Xbox LIVE, posting status updates, and customizing avatars from the comfort of the computer. Players will not be able to download and play games using the app, however from a social aspect, the Xbox LIVE Games for Windows 8 app is great for keeping up with the social connections which are built when using the Xbox LIVE gaming system.
One neat trick with Xbox LIVE for Windows 8 is the ability to link the Windows 8 PC to an Xbox LIVE gaming system - this allows game pages and demos viewed on the computer to display on the Xbox LIVE and can translate into new finds for play on the Xbox LIVE.
The Xbox LIVE 360 offers lots of support for their online community via both the Xbox as well as the Xbox LIVE Games for Windows 8 interface. Users who are on Windows 10 will find an updated version of the software, and for that version there are also a lot of perks. For example, in the newer version of Xbox LIVE Games it is possible to stream games from the Xbox One to the PC at 1080p and 60 frames per second. Right clicking user names will enable the message send option, and under Party and Game invitations in the menus, players can choose whether or not to receive such messages on either the Xbox or the PC.
Game clips as well as trailers are available for viewing between the Xbox LIVE Games for Windows app and the PC. Along with the Xbox software, players can browse the web on their (connected) TV and use the computer as a media controller while watching movies and TV shows.
Some of the upcoming titles playable on Xbox or PC include Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Fable Legends, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gigantic, and Killer Instinct.
- Players can send game and demo pages to Xbox LIVE
- View Xbox content on PC or TV
- Play games on PC from Xbox (newer versions)
- Small selection of Windows 8 games