Microsoft's gaming studio has implemented one of our wildest, most futuristic and joined-up tech dreams, by bringing a select few Xbox Live Arcade games to Windows 8 as part of its PLAY conversion attempt.

The current list of compatible titles is a bit poor, with only 15 games currently down as Windows 8 ready, and that includes such crappy old titles as Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Microsoft Minesweeper, but at least the technology is there and working.

Microsoft's PLAY XBLA titles work on both standard Windows 8 and the tablet RT version of the OS, opening up the rather exciting prospect of playing your Xbox Live Arcade collection on a Surface tablet, or any other Windows 8 tab. [Microsoft via Techradar]