Nice — Microsoft Store rolling out new 'Arcade' section with dozens of free, no-download games to more users

Zachary Boddy

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Can't say I'll be rushing to the Microsoft Store to while away the time with these free, instantly playable games, but I can see how this feature could be handy for casual users. Just needs to be more obvious.
 

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Another example I just tried: Marble Mission. Click on it, it says "acquiring license" and then literally "Downloding". And the same icon with the white square and the circular progress indicator as regular downloads. Yeah, it's 95 mb or something but it doesn't even hide the fact that it's being downloaded.

I know online games do download resources behind the scenes, because assets are not magically in your PC even if it's a web game. But I thought this would be more streamlined. It ended up being a download of small games.
 

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