Minesweeper and Solitaire Now Have Achievements. Sigh.

Well, this is depressing. In preparation for the release of Windows 8, Microsoft is updating some of the platform's stalwart titles, like Minesweeper, Solitaire and Majong. Updating them with achievements.

Minesweeper, for example, has four of them. Four. One is for finishing a board, and one is for losing a round. Solitaire has 3. Presumably one of them is triggering the greatest victory screen of all time, leaving the other two to be "get bored and quit" and "click endlessly through the deck even though you know the card you want isn't there".

Really, what's the point? It seems pointless for more casual users and insufficient for seasoned achievement hunters. Leaving us stuck in the middle ground. The depressing middle ground where Minesweeper is renamed Microsoft Minesweeper and has achievements.

Minesweeper [Xbox 360 Achievements, via Rock, Paper, Shotgun]