Weird Windows 8 apps? We found some.

Earlier this week, we pointed out the top 10 paid and top 10 free Windows 8 apps in the Windows Store. However, with the number of apps in the store climbing up, there are more than a few Windows 8 apps that are, for want of a better world, weird. Here are just a few of the Windows 8 apps that caught our attention.

Nyan Cat The Game

This free and simple platformer game is perfect for those of you who want to keep that annoying charming Nyan Cat meme going and going and going. Enjoy!

Click on Me

This app just wants you to click on it and see how many times you can do it in 30 seconds. That's it. This has to be the simplest interactive game we have ever encountered.

Telekinesis Test

Can you control a Windows 8 app with just your thoughts? This app generates random numbers and the idea is that you are supposed to use your mind to influence more numbers on either the 0 or 1 side. Yeah, we are skeptical, too.

PSYTweets

PSY, the man who brought us Gangnam Style, has a Twitter account. If you only care about Tweets from PSY and don't want to use MetroTwit or Tweetro+, this app collects the man's Tweets for you. So there's that.

Hypnotoad timer

The creature from the animated TV series Futurama is the center of this unofficial app that lets people set a timer that, when it reaches zero, activates the Hypnotoad. What happens next ... well, actually we don't really remember...except, ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD!

This is obviously just a small sampling. If you find some Windows 8 apps that you think are off the beaten path, let us know about them and we may post them in a future feature.

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Good thing there are apps now, for all those things that would have been impossible to implement as a simple webpage.

And of course you can install an infinite number of these handy apps, while you can only visit so many websites.

App stores are all like this. Windows store, iOS store, Android...all full of garbage. Nothing new there. It's what happens when you give amateur programmers a chance to make a quick buck on what in the past would have been free flash games.

again.. Why is this news.. put it in Software.. not on the front page. If I wanted to learn about windows 8 "apps" id go to windows8appsidontneedorwanttohearaboutfromamajornewssite.com

Matt A. Tobin said,
again.. Why is this news.. put it in Software.. not on the front page. If I wanted to learn about windows 8 "apps" id go to windows8appsidontneedorwanttohearaboutfromamajornewssite.com

I know right, stupid neoWIN posting windows stuff on front page. When will they learn

The James Hetfield Soundboard had me cracking up just at the way the dev spelled out everything. "Gimme fue, gimme fai, gimme dabajabaza!" haha

Just think of how people complain about manufacturer specific software and bloatware installed on a computer when you buy it, and now you'll get that and a ton of crAPPS on a new computer. Just great... NOT.

Apps are very very quick and easy to uninstall... and shouldn't leave any residue behind.

Still. Your comment is completely off topic.

LUTZIFER said,
Just think of how people complain about manufacturer specific software and bloatware installed on a computer when you buy it, and now you'll get that and a ton of crAPPS on a new computer. Just great... NOT.

where does it say these apps come with windows? Im learning these last few weeks Lutzifer that you are a ****ty troll. Some troll kids on here are actually creative and funny, you just have no try in you. You need better training. Go to gametrailers.com and join the ps3 section of the forum and come back in a week.

I'm not trying to be funny, or TROLLING (whatever that is), just stating my opinion.
Don't like em, don't read em, nuff said!

LUTZIFER said,
I'm not trying to be funny, or TROLLING (whatever that is), just stating my opinion.
Don't like em, don't read em, nuff said!

If that's the sort of opinion you form you should probably go back to school.

LUTZIFER said,
I'm not trying to be funny, or TROLLING (whatever that is), just stating my opinion.
Don't like em, don't read em, nuff said!

No you're not 'just stating' your opinion. You are creating fake facts and then stating your opinion on this fake facts.

Windows 8 actually comes without bloatware in its clean new interface. These applications seen here do not come pre-installed they are just a few of the tens of thousands available in the store. Modern apps are also easy to uninstall so even if they came pre-installed (which is rediculous) it stil wouldnt be as much of an issue as preinstalled crap from the past.

He has a point you know. There's nothing to stop OEM's preinstalling a bunch of bloatware apps as standard.
To be honest, at least they'd be easier to get rid of than the normal preinstalled bloatware crap we currently get.

LUTZIFER said,
Just think of how people complain about manufacturer specific software and bloatware installed on a computer when you buy it, and now you'll get that and a ton of crAPPS on a new computer. Just great... NOT.

Beep beep, hmm what's this... beep beep beep BEBEBEBEEEEP!!!!!! My ingorance meter is going off the charts!

I think you missed the part where you had to read and use your brain

Edited by PmRd, Dec 30 2012, 5:50pm :

What exactly is ignorant about what he said? You really honestly think OEM's aren't going to make use of this new revenue stream and not put a bunch of bloated Metro apps on their machines by default? If so, it's you that's ignorant.

Mikeffer said,
What exactly is ignorant about what he said? You really honestly think OEM's aren't going to make use of this new revenue stream and not put a bunch of bloated Metro apps on their machines by default? If so, it's you that's ignorant.

Yeah sure! I can't wait to buy a new Lenovo computer with Hypnotoad and PSYTweets pre-installed! And if you knew ANYTHING about how Windows 8 metro apps work you'd know that they don't bloat up or slow down the system in any way. So I pass the ignorance torch back to you... keep running, you have a good head start

Hmmmm... now let me see. Since when did the OEM's care about the quality of the bloat they put on your new PC? And at what point did i or LUTZIFER ever say they'd put Hypnotoad on the computer? Fact is we never did so run along now and take your torch with you.

Mikeffer said,
Hmmmm... now let me see. Since when did the OEM's care about the quality of the bloat they put on your new PC? And at what point did i or LUTZIFER ever say they'd put Hypnotoad on the computer? Fact is we never did so run along now and take your torch with you.

Like I said... if you just had a tiny little clue of how apps are handled in Windows 8 you'd know that they CANT' bloat up the system no mather how much are installed or how badly written they are. Plus they uninstall in less than a second and leave no trace of their existence.

PmRd said,

Like I said... if you just had a tiny little clue of how apps are handled in Windows 8 you'd know that they CANT' bloat up the system no mather how much are installed or how badly written they are. Plus they uninstall in less than a second and leave no trace of their existence.

Being a developer myself, i'm well aware of how apps work in W8. You're presuming that bloat only goes for how the app is programmed where as bloat can mean a lot of things.

Mikeffer said,
Being a developer myself, i'm well aware of how apps work in W8. You're presuming that bloat only goes for how the app is programmed where as bloat can mean a lot of things.

Please explain what bloat would mean in a Windows 8 style app?
After going through the SDK and building some samples myself, I can't see how you could 'bloat'.
The runtime constrains you too much from what I see to cause anything I would consider blaot, being size on disk, cpu consumed when supposedly closed, interference with basic system operation or with other apps.

deadonthefloor said,

Please explain what bloat would mean in a Windows 8 style app?
After going through the SDK and building some samples myself, I can't see how you could 'bloat'.
The runtime constrains you too much from what I see to cause anything I would consider blaot, being size on disk, cpu consumed when supposedly closed, interference with basic system operation or with other apps.

Bloat = un-needed applications taking up screen real estate on your start screen as well as disk space and data connection.