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Where are the games?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 pro Retail

    Where are the games?


    Where are the games? I downloaded and installed Windows 8 Release Preview, and for the life of me cannot find the games.

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  2. #2


    USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8


    There's a whole slew of apps from the consumer preview not in the rp and then a bunch of new ones. I think they have to be resubmitted or something.

    Like the fliptoast app is gone for twitter but now there's a different one
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Where are the games? I downloaded and installed Windows 8 Release Preview, and for the life of me cannot find the games.

    I don't check yet, but the RP is a Windows 8 Pro and probably like Windows 7 Pro, the games are not install by default. You probably just have to install the games in Control Panel -> programs and features -> turn Windows features on or off
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  4. #4


    USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8


    oh if you're referring to games like in windows 7 those don't exist.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    oh if you're referring to games like in windows 7 those don't exist.
    solitaire exist in metro version, but since the RP is a pro it's probably like with windows 7 pro, not activated by default. The CP was an Ultimate so it was activate.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Oye vey! BUT your right, there is no GAMES whatsoever. I'm in SHOCK. You would think something would be included by default.
    Wonk...Wonk...Wonk...for me!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    yeah, the last version had an AWESOME 3d pinball game Harkened back to.. was it Windows 95 that came with a pinball game? Anyway it was awesome and was disappointed to see it gone from this install.
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  8. #8


    USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8


    The Xbox marketplace now says that solitaire and pinball are coming soon so I guess they'll be coming back
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  9. #9


    There are loads of games. You go to the Metro Interface, click on "Store," and they have a large selection to choose from.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Sigh, yeah metro games. So if you want a little sudoku app running in the corner while you are browsing or working on something as a little distraction... well forget it. IT TAKES UP THE ENTIRE 1920x1200 23 IN MONITOR! This might be great when I'm 93 years old I guess. Great on my phone but... on my desktop? No, 1000 times no

    The app store itself looks like a highschool project. I just can believe how utter plain and space wastefull everything is.
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