Enjoy some of your favourite magazines on Windows 8

A bunch of magazines have recently made it to the Windows 8 Store. The store team have compiled a number of these apps for consumers to enjoy, whether you’re a fan of cooking vegetarian cuisine or slashing the head off a zombie. Some of these magazines are UK-only, but there are many available for other regions.

Magazines included in this new collection are from Aceville Publishing, Key Publishing and Future Publishing. We’ll highlight a few of the magazines in this article to illustrate what topics are now covered on the store, but we urge you to search through the collection to see what’s on offer for you.

Cook Vegetarian

Cook Vegetarian

This app is packed to the brim full of around 100 new recipe ideas in every issue. It’s a superb guide for vegetarians and vegans, perfect for those who are looking to reduce the amount of meat in their diet. Here are some highlights of the app itself:

  • Super-quick makes for weekdays
  • Seasonal dishes that make the most of fresh produce
  • Indulgent foodie ideas for special occasions
  • The latest veggie products on the shelves
  • Celeb chef advice to hone your cookery skills

Cook Vegetarian is well worth checking out, especially if you’re looking to get to most from your diet with food-related sources.

Xbox Mag

Official Xbox Magazine UK

Should you be an avid fan of Microsoft’s video game system, the Official Xbox Magazine (currently the UK edition is available) is a top resource for coverage on everything related to the Xbox. The app itself is free for download from the store, but each issue requires a small payment to gain access to (including past issues).

It’s also possible to purchase subscriptions from within the app, which open up possibilities to receive the latest issue as well as future episodes within the subscription period. Pocketmag integration is present, allowing readers to sync their issues to their account in case of a lost device or for further enjoyment on other devices.

It’s well worth checking out, especially if you’re into the Xbox.

Total Film

Movies are superb no matter what the situation, whether you require a quick scare or wish to have romantic evening. Total Film is a must-have resource with latest news, reviews, interviews with starts, reporting and extensive guides on all the new releases on DVD and more. Again, this is a free app with subscription and other in-app options available.

There are times when it’s better to read through some details on movies before checking them out, just to ensure they’re exactly what you’re seeking. Total Film packs all this information in a sweet experience.

Slimming World

Slimming World

With the festive season well and truly over for 2013, many of us are still looking to keep to new fitness routines and diets. As well as Cook Vegetarian for Windows 8, Slimming World is also a superb magazine for folk in the UK who are looking to slim down and/or maintain an ideal weight.

Within each issue, readers will be able to enjoy:

  • Amazing success stories from women and men of all ages to inspire you to success.
  • An exclusive 7-day eating plan to super-charge your weight loss and take the hard work out of menu planning.
  • 40+ pages of fabulously filling family-friendly recipes for the extra special and the everyday.
  • Take-charge tactics and savvy seasonal strategies to help you stay on track.
  • The very latest nutrition and health information to help you make informed choices.
  • Fitness ideas, road-tested by real slimmer’s.

Highly recommended for those who wish to feel better about themselves.

That's just a handful of the magazines now available on the Windows Store. It's worth reminding you all that some of these editions are region restricted, so check before attempting to download.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.