What’s in store in the Consumer Preview

Sources close to Microsoft confirms that Windows 8 Build 8250 is the final Consumer Preview that we will be getting at the end of this month. A Chinese website has recently posted some cool screenshots of the build.

PC Settings aka Control Panel



Picture Password


Windows Store

Games in the Store

Download progress

Category page

Category page

There are new additions on the list of games and applications that are present in the Consumer Preview but we didn’t know if the initial list of applications, which you can find here and here, will be included in the public build.

Stay tuned.



Windows Store games for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows Store

Microsoft is gearing up for the beta launching of its Windows Store together with Consumer Preview of Windows 8 later this month. According to the Verge, a source close to Microsoft has detailed a list of games available when Windows opens its Store to public. Here is the list of the games that will ship with Windows Store:

  • Hydro Thunder
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Reckless Racing
  • Angry Birds
  • Ilomilo
  • Rocket Riot
  • Full House Poker
  • Tentacles
  • Crash Course
  • Ms Splosion Man
According to the source, Pinball and solitaire will come pre-installed on Consumer Preview and the list mentioned above as an optional downloads from Windows Store.  Looking again on the list, it seems that they have not included Cut the Rope (they forgot to mention? or maybe because its a paid app ?) which is one of my favorite games. They didn’t mentioned if Windows Live apps and immersive video, music and photo apps will be included.
For now we will just have to stay here and wait until Microsoft opens its door for Windows Store and Consumer Preview.

Windows Store