Xboxie is an optimized site for the Xbox One, lets you play HTML5 games with a controller

The Xbox One doesn't have a lot of games in its official library yet (it launched just two months ago, after all) but this week it was revealed that a third party website has been launched which allows owners of Microsoft's console access to many more games.

The site is called Xboxie and while it was not made by Microsoft, it seems to have the unofficial stamp of approval from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, the director of Xbox Live programming. 

The site uses the Xbox One's version of Internet Explorer to offer a number of free HTML5-based games that can be played with the console's controller. While technically any HTML5 web game could be played on the Xbox One, nearly all of them are optimzed for a keyboard and mouse setup. The site's creators state, "So we at Xboxie search and test each game to make sure it runs smooth and plays well on a controller. So to sum up, if it's on Xboxie then you can play it on your Xbox One."

The collection of games, as you might expect, is mostly of casual titles but there are a few familiar names such as Pac Man, Cut The Rope and Bejeweled. The Xboxie team has pledged to reach out to other game developers so that more web-based games can support the Xbox One via IE.

Source:XboxIE via Major Nelson | Image via XboxIE

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You know, Nintendo, if you wanna makes some sweet cash (including mine), put emulated ROMs of classics (NES, SNES, N64) on a web site (upscale the quality of your top games), and sell a Netflix like subscription to access them. Nintendo makes software money, MS makes hardware money. All win.

DClark said,
You know, Nintendo, if you wanna makes some sweet cash (including mine), put emulated ROMs of classics (NES, SNES, N64) on a web site (upscale the quality of your top games), and sell a Netflix like subscription to access them. Nintendo makes software money, MS makes hardware money. All win.

OMG!! This....

the amount of time I've wasted downloading emulators and roms just to get my hit of classic games...

why the heck won't Nintendo redo all of their games and make them available on the latest consoles at a cost?? My wallet is open for you!!

I've always said Nintendo should give up on hardware and focus on software...

adza33 said,


the amount of time I've wasted downloading emulators and roms just to get my hit of classic games...

why the heck won't Nintendo redo all of their games and make them available on the latest consoles at a cost?? My wallet is open for you!!

You mean like they've been doing since 2007.

Lord Method Man said,

You mean like they've been doing since 2007.

what do u mean?? The only one I knew about was my mate was able to somehow get some NES games on his Wii, but it was a hack and cumbersome to do...

I'm talking about them having an online library of all NES, SNES, N64, even Genesis, all available on PS3-4 & all Xboxes...

VBA8 is in the Windows store, good gameboy upto advance emulator. Works well on WP8, havent tried it on Windows 8 itself yet though.

So that one should be in the XBO Windows 8 store as well.

There's a bucket load of other emulators as well, but besides a few GBA games(mainly modded pokemons, screw trade evolves! )

Shadowzz said,

So no Windows apps on the Xbox One? Another fail to the XBO list, Its been an advertised feature.

I've never seen that advertised. When was there an advertisement of "Windows apps on Xbox One"

Saw this on reddit a few days ago. Tried it last night on PS4 worked well. Though a couple games wanted me to install flash.