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Xbox Windows branding coming to Windows 8

Microsoft is spreading the Xbox name far and wide

Microsoft is reportedly launching its new Xbox Windows branding with some of the pre-installed games coming with Windows 8. According to, Minesweeper, Solitaire Collection, and Microsoft Mahjong are the first games under the new banner. All three are expected to be installed on fresh Windows 8 installations and will offer up to 50 Gamerscore.

The Xbox Windows branding seems to stand apart from Microsoft's previous Games for Windows Live service and covers titles offered through the Windows Store.

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