First games for Windows 8 Consumer Preview revealed [Update]

With Windows 8’s Beta Consumer Preview now just a few weeks away, and with indications that Microsoft’s developmental work on the OS build is more or less complete, more specific details are beginning to surface about the next-generation operating system.

A few days ago, we revealed that a special Bing search page has been set up for users of Internet Explorer 10, featuring the infamous betta fish, and offering users an introduction to Windows 8 features.

In recent days, we’ve discussed numerous details that have emerged – from the removal of the Windows Start button to an updated Charms bar and many other little nuggets of info. Today, a source has shared new details about the Windows Store with The Verge, revealing a list of the first games that will populate the Store in the Consumer Preview build.

  • Hydro Thunder
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Reckless Racing
  • Angry Birds
  • ilomilo
  • Rocket Riot
  • Full House Poker
  • Tentacles
  • Crash Course
  • Ms Splosion Man
  • Wordament

The source also claimed that Pinball and Solitaire will be preinstalled, while the games listed above will be available as optional downloads from the Store.

Update: Microsoft News has added a couple more games to the list, stating that Beards & Beaks , geoDefense, Zero Gravity, Rise Of Glory, iBlast Moki, Sudoku, Minesweeper and Cut The Rope will also be available for the Consumer Preview.

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