"Angry Birds," "Angry Birds Space" coming to Windows 8

The games will be available Oct. 26, when Windows 8 ships.

Rovio's popular games "Angry Birds" and "Angry Birds Space" will be available for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 when the OS ships on Oct. 26.

The games will be available through the Games app in Windows 8, and also through the Windows Store, Microsoft said in a Windows Team blog entry.

Halfbrick Studios' "Fruit Ninja" is another popular game that will be available at the time of the Windows 8 release. Microsoft's blog has a full list of the games that will be available for Windows 8. Some of the games also work on the Xbox console. Of the 40 games, 29 are from Microsoft Studios.

The company did not say if the games would work on Windows RT, which is for tablets and PCs running on ARM processors. Microsoft is also pushing for the development of Web-based HTML5 games, which will take advantage of graphics processors inside computers.

"Amazing Alex," also from Rovio, is not on the list. It is available on Apple's iOS and Google's Android OSes.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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