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Briefly: Microsoft offers Windows Phone 8 games, Rdio shutters Vdio

updated 07:53 pm EST, Sun December 29, 2013

Microsoft adds classic Windows desktop games to Windows Phone 8

Owners of Windows Phone 8 devices can now download updated versions of classic Windows desktop games, according to the company blog. The Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Minesweeper, and Mahjong are all listed in the Windows Phone Store, and introduce features such as Xbox Live integration, stat tracking, and the option to start a game on one device then completing it at a later time on another.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows Phone 8
Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows Phone 8

Rdio closes Vdio streaming rental service after six months of operation

Rdio has shut down its Vdio streaming service in the United States and the United Kingdom, just six months after its launch. The Vdio team advised that it discontinued the service because it was "not able to deliver the differentiated customer experience" it was aiming for, reports TechCrunch. Customers of the service, which offered per-item rentals and sales of TV shows and films to users instead of the all-you-can-eat subscription used by Netflix, will be receiving an Amazon gift card for their troubles.

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