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Windows 8 gets 'Xbox Windows' games; Minesweeper, Solitaire and Mahjong getting achievements


Finally, you'll receive real, tangible rewards for your mad Minesweeper skills soon enough – that is, if you upgrade to Windows 8. According to Xbox 360, Minesweeper, Solitaire and Mahjong are all getting achievements akin to those seen in current Xbox 360 and Games For Windows Live-compatible games when Windows 8 launches on October 26.

These games will also fall into the new "Xbox Windows" family, evidenced by some packaging discovered by Xbox 360 Look familiar? It's basically the same packaging seen on Xbox Live Arcade games, except for the header coloring at the top and inclusion of Windows branding.

We've contacted Microsoft for an official statement and will update accordingly.

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