Farewell, Microsoft Internet Games. The tech giant is shutting down the internet games Hearts, Spades, Checkers, Backgammon and Reversi, as well as MSN Go on various versions of Windows including XP, ME and 7. The games will disappear from Windows XP and Windows ME on July 31 but won't fade from Windows 7 until Jan. 22, as reported earlier by The Next Web.
"It is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision," the Windows gaming team said this month. "However, the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies."
"Project xCloud is us E3 last month. "We scratched our heads and said 'wait a minute, we have tens of millions of people who already have an Xbox One at home, what if they could turn their local Xbox into their own version of xCloud, so they can stream out of their home?'"," Xbox chief Phil Spencer said during