Achievements for Minesweeper — A Sure Sign of the End Times

Posted by | August 7, 2012

Microsoft is consolidating its hold on gaming with the latest edition of their omnipresent operating system, the creatively-named Windows 8. This version of the OS will include such wonders as an online store and walled garden as part of the design, which isn’t making anyone outside of Microsoft happy. Then there’s the news that will summon the final days upon the world; achievements for Minesweeper. Rock, Paper, Shotgun has the story.

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  1. Nelson Williams
    August 7, 2012 6:14 pm

    Back in the day, Douglas Adams wrote about a character named Wonko the Sane, who realized the world had gone mad after discovering detailed instructions on a pack of toothpicks. Any world which would need such a thing, he reasoned, was obviously very, very ill.

    Now, we face achievements in Minesweeper. I fear we’re looking at a new metric for the health of our society.

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