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Microsoft Reveals First Wave of Xbox Live Titles for Windows Phone 7





Today at GamesCon in Cologne, Germany, Microsoft unveiled the first wave of XBL titles that will appear on Windows Phone 7, and by "first wave" I mean a TSUNAMI. SOOOO many titles! This basically makes your Xbox pocket- and/or purse-friendly as you can manage your lists, play games, download demos or other DLC, even earn achievement points all while whatever idiot you're talking to (your agent, pr, boy/girlfriend, whatevs) puts you on hold.

Marc Whitten, corporate vice president of Xbox LIVE at Microsoft, said, "We believe that no matter where life takes you, the best in gaming and entertainment should follow. Windows Phone 7 takes a different approach to handheld gaming, utilizing Xbox LIVE, Microsoft Game Studios, leading game publishers, and innovative indie developers, to create powerful, shared experiences for everyone."

Windows Phone 7 also will be supported by content from Microsoft Game Studios (MGS), known for providing strong first-party gaming titles and intellectual property for the phone. So what does this mean for Xbox fans? Well, this means that Windows Phone 7 will offer companion titles to games like Halo: Waypoint and Crackdown 2, extending the experience of their favorite Xbox 360 franchises. Yay!

"Windows Phone 7 is the launch of a major gaming platform for Microsoft," said Matt Booty, general manager of mobile gaming for MGS. "Just like we've done with Xbox 360, our charter is to push the envelope and deliver definitive games that maximize the platform. We will have an incredible lineup of MGS titles, and that's just the beginning."

Okay, enough blah blah blah. Peep these and TELL me you're not in love. Set faces to "OHHHHHHH"! Horror titles are in bold.

Titles in the MASSIVE "first wave" are:

"3D Brick Breaker Revolution" (Digital Chocolate)

"Age of Zombies" (Halfbrick)

"Armor Valley" (Protégé Games)

"Asphalt 5" (Gameloft)

"Assassin's Creed" (Gameloft)

"Bejeweled™ LIVE" (PopCap)

"Bloons TD" (Digital Goldfish)

"Brain Challenge" (Gameloft)

"Bubble Town 2" (i-Play)

"Butterfly" (Press Start Studio)

"CarneyVale Showtime" (MGS)

"Castlevania" (Konami)

"Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst" (MGS)

"De Blob Revolution" (THQ)

"Deal or No Deal 2010" (i-Play)

"Earthworm Jim" (Gameloft)

"Fast & Furious 7" (i-Play)

"Fight Game Rivals" (Rough Cookie)

"Finger Physics" (Mobliss Inc.)

"Flight Control" (Namco Bandai)

"Flowerz" (Carbonated Games)

"Frogger" (Konami)

"Fruit Ninja" (Halfbrick)

"Game Chest-Board" (MGS)

"Game Chest-Card" (MGS)

"Game Chest-Logic" (MGS)

"Game Chest-Solitaire" (MGS)

"GeoDefense" (Critical Thought)

"Ghostscape" (Psionic)

"Glow Artisan" (Powerhead Games)

"Glyder 2" (Glu Mobile)

"Guitar Hero 5" (Glu Mobile)

"Halo Waypoint" (MGS)

"Hexic Rush" (Carbonated Games)

"I Dig It" (InMotion)

"iBlast Moki" (Godzilab)

"ilomilo" (MGS)

"Implode XL" (IUGO)

"Iquarium" (Infinite Dreams)

"Jet Car Stunts" (True Axis)

"Let's Golf 2" (Gameloft)

"Little Wheel" (One click dog)

"Loondon" (Flip N Tale)

"Max and the Magic Marker" (PressPlay)

"Mini Squadron" (Supermono Limited)

"More Brain Exercise" (Namco Bandai)

"O.M.G." (Arkedo)

"Puzzle Quest 2" (Namco Bandai)

"Real Soccer 2" (Gameloft)

"The Revenants" (Chaotic Moon)

"Rise of Glory" (Revo Solutions)

"Rocket Riot" (Codeglue)

"Splinter Cell Conviction" (Gameloft)

"Star Wars: Battle for Hoth" (THQ)

"Star Wars: Cantina" (THQ)

"The Harvest" (MGS)

"The Oregon Trail" (Gameloft)

"Tower Bloxx NY" (Digital Chocolate)

"Twin Blades" (Press Start Studio)

"UNO" (Gameloft)

"Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet" (i-Play)

"Zombie Attack!" (IUGO)

"Zombies!!!!" (Babaroga)

Seriously, this must be what the kids felt when they saw the chocolate room of the Chocolate Factory for the first time.

Release date is scheduled for this October in Europe and November for the U.S. You've got a little drool on your lip, there. Heh heh, me too.

Microsoft Reveals First Wave of Xbox Live Titles for Windows Phone 7

- Crix Lee

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