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The Xbox Companion app, like its Windows Phone counterpart, requires that you log in on your console and your PC using matching Microsoft/Xbox Live accounts. A Windows 8 slate makes an excellent Xbox controller for media apps.
Xbox Live games on a PC? Yes, indeed.
This pinball game takes full advantage of modern graphics hardware and is deliciously retro. It's another sly reference to the "Windows heritage," recalling the far less immersive Pinball game included with the Windows 95 Plus Pack long ago.