The “legendary” game still has tens of millions of players despite its 30 years of release

Despite turning 30, the popular Solitaire game on Windows versions still has more than 35 million players a month.

The Solitaire game was first integrated into Windows 3.0 in 1990 by Microsoft. The original goal of this game was to teach users how to use a computer mouse, which was still very new at the time. There, by clicking on each card, move and drop the card into the appropriate position.

May 22, the 30th anniversary of the first Solitaire game, was released on Windows operating system. Microsoft said that despite its 30-year-old age, Solitaire is still one of the most popular computer games in the world, with more than 35 million people still playing games on Windows every month, with more than 100 million times playing each game. day.

Solitaire is also a game associated with the memories of many people, especially those of the 8x generation, when this is one of the first games that many people have learned to play when they are new to computers.

One of the reasons Solitaire is still popular and loved today is that Microsoft still integrates this game into all versions of Windows, including Windows 10. With a simple but interesting way to play leading to “killing time”, many Windows users still choose Solitaire as a way to entertain in their free time after work.

In 2019, Solitaire was included in the “World Video Game Hall of Fame“, as a way to honor this famous game. Games included in the “Game Hall of Fame” are famous video games and have a great influence on popular culture around the world.

An interesting fact that few people know is that Solitaire was built in 1989 by Wes Cherry, a trainee working at Microsoft. When newly programmed, Wes Cherry also equipped the game with a “special mode”, which allows players to disguise the game in the form of Excel’s spreadsheet interface so that they can bypass the boss and play games during working hours. job. However, when Microsoft officially introduced Solitaire on Windows, this special mode was removed because Microsoft did not encourage users to play games during working hours.

Currently, Solitaire is not only integrated on Windows, but also developed by Microsoft for versions of the most popular platforms today, including Android and iOS.

Intel Launches World’s Fastest Gaming Processor

Intel has just officially introduced the 10th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processor, featuring Intel’s flagship i9-10900K processor at the world’s fastest speed.

The new Intel processor has a maximum speed of up to 5.3 GHz. And this is also the 10th generation Intel Core desktop processor that brings the latest level of real-world gaming experience.

Topping this processor line is the 10th Generation Intel Core i9-10900K, the fastest processor for gaming that has been unlocked. It has outstanding performance of up to 5.3 GHz, 10 cores, 20 threads and DDR4-2933 memory speed. The i9-10900K processor provides a good gaming experience, allowing for more fine-grained control, faster multitasking and smoother gaming.

In addition, the new Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 provides automatic performance enhancement on low-threaded applications, while hyper-threading control on the core allows experienced overclockers. decide which channel to turn on or off.

In addition, the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 standard is also integrated into the 10th-generation Intel Core processor for desktops, Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +) for fast, fast downloading and gaming. 3 times more and connection is more reliable.

Expected, 10-generation Intel Core S-series desktop processors will be available globally through retail channels in May.

Intel recently released its upcoming second-quarter earnings forecast below the forecast because of the economic instability caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. After this prediction, Intel shares fell 6% during extended trading, while Intel executives tried to reassure investors because of the potential for their processor chips from Cloud computing centers and socially isolated consumers are likely to decline if the economy enters a recession. Intel had a successful start in 2020, but the rest is quite gloomy.

Not only Intel, the Covid-19 pandemic has shattered the prospects of the semiconductor industry and disrupted the operations of orders when important countries in the chip supply chain such as Malaysia must temporarily close. borders or introduce social isolation policies.

COVID-19: Gaming Industry Is Prosperous As Many Cities Are Lockdown

Sales of new games have been continuously breaking previous records when millions of people are forced to stay home due to COVID-19.

The latest Animal Crossing series on Nintendo titled New Horizon sold 1.8 million copies in the first 3 days of release, in particular for the Japanese market. The number of copies sold by New Horizon in the UK is greater than the total number in the same line of Animal Crossing the company sells. Piers Harding-Rolls, a director of game product research at analytics firm Ampere Analysis, said sales for the New Horizon game were beyond imagination.

Meanwhile, another analyst, Daniel Ahmad, seems less surprised. He believes that New Horizon deserves a high level of sales. However, he could not deny that the number of copies sold was so much and so fast. Daniel Ahmad is currently a senior analyst at Niko Partners.

Although the views of the two analysts are not exactly the same, they both agree that the outbreak of nCoV is contributing to the game’s sales.

Many major cities in the world are lockdown and people minimize the going out. Many governments even require businesses to suspend operations, except for essential businesses. According to Ahmad, the fact that people have to stay home for a period of time makes them a need for entertainment. And gaming is the most common way to kill time.

Harding-Rolls thinks that game companies’ sales are skyrocketing in part because gamers have more time and are willing to spend money on a gaming company product.

In fact, the New Horizon version is not the only game with impressive sales in recent times. Last week, many game company reports showed that the first-person shooter Doom Eternal had the best launch in history on March 20.

Meanwhile, the other famous free game called Call of Duty: Warzone has attracted 30 million players just 10 days after its launch on March 10. Looking at the reports, consumer spending on games has skyrocketed. Since mid-March, people have spent 65% more on gaming products compared to the same period last year.