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Aug 5, 2012

Mahjong, Minesweeper, and Solitaire Screenshots in Windows 8 RTM




The final flavor of Windows 8, set to become commercially available on October 26th and currently released to manufacturing, will arrive with a variety of software packed inside.

We have already had the chance to have a look at some of the applications that Microsoft will include inside the platform, but it appears that there will be more software for users to enjoy. Windows 8 is expected to hit shelves with support for various Xbox LIVE and non-Xbox LIVE games, many of which will be available for download through the Windows Store. Microsoft did include some games in the pre-release flavors of Windows 8, but only few of them were actually available for users to enjoy.

In the upcoming platform release, however, there will be more games for users to take advantage of; at least this is what recently leaked screenshots unveiled. At least three games that should already be highly familiar to Windows users appear set to make it to Windows 8 when it hits the market, namely Mahjong, Minesweeper, and Solitaire. The aforementioned screenshots were taken from the Windows Store, yet they emerged over at the Neowin forums. All three games look pretty appealing, that's for sure. Of course, these are only some of the games that Windows 8 users would be able to take advantage of, even on Windows RT devices, which won’t allow for legacy applications to be installed.

While leading game publishers deem Windows 8 as a failure when it comes to gaming, most probably seeing the new WinRT development environment as limiting their possibilities, it seems that users would still have a lot of options when it comes to leisure. For Windows 8 users, games will be easily findable through apps such as Xbox Live, allowing them to get the most out of their spare time. In the meantime, have a look at how the aforementioned Mahjong, Minesweeper, and Solitaire games will look like in Windows 8 and let us know what you think of them.

Microsoft Solitaire
Image credits to Neowin forums

Microsoft Solitaire
Image credits to Neowin forums

Microsoft Minesweeper
Image credits to Neowin forums

Microsoft Minesweeper
Image credits to Neowin forums

Microsoft Mahjong
Image credits to Neowin forums

Microsoft Mahjong
Image credits to Neowin forums

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