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Xbox SmartGlass available from October 26th, initial line-up of supported games and apps revealed

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Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass initiative promises to revolutionise the way Xbox 360 users interact with the content on their consoles. SmartGlass takes your Windows 8 tablets and PCs, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android devices and turns them into a second screen that can be used in conjunction with your Xbox 360, in a similar way to how the Wii U’s GamePad and the PS Vita’s Cross-Controller functionality operates.

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Xbox spokesperson Major Nelson recently announced that Xbox SmartGlass will be available from this Friday, October 26th, alongside the launch of Windows 8. Xbox SmartGlass will be a free downloadable app for the aforementioned devices that includes features such as dashboard and app navigation as well as Internet Explorer control such as text input, scrolling and zoom.

Major Nelson also detailed which games and apps will support SmartGlass in the coming months. Here’s the list as it currently stands (some sports and entertainment apps are US-only):

Games:

  • Ascend
  • Dance Central 3
  • Forza Horizon
  • Halo Waypoint
  • Home Run Stars
  • Karaoke
  • Kinect Sesame Street TV
  • Prima Games

Sports Apps:

  • ESPN
  • NBA Game Time
  • UFC

Entertainment Apps:

  • Elections 2012
  • HBO GO
  • MSN
  • NBC News
  • NOW TV
  • Slacker Radio
  • TODAY
  • Univision

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