Microsoft will host a Solitaire tournament, pitting the public against the best of its employees. The news comes on the heels of the release of the card game for Windows 10, the company’s next operating system.
The tourney is centered around the 25th anniversary of the game’s release on Windows. Don’t think that you can win with only your regular game. Oh, no:
First, an internal competition among Microsoft employees kicks off today to determine who leads the leaderboards here. Then, starting Monday, June 5, Microsoft winners will go head-to-head with public players in a 25th Anniversary Tournament hosted within the game.
From Klondike to FreeCell to Spider, TriPeaks and Pyramid game modes, you’ll be challenged to bring your best to defeat our best.
Microsoft did not announce prizes — call me, Microsoft, you have the number — so I will personally offer anyone who wins the contest at the expense of a Softie a free dinner in SF, or about five rounds of drinks, whichever you prefer. No weirdos.
Oh, and who the fuck still plays Solitaire?