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Early Vista games hit MSN

Jewel Quest 2, Darwinia, more.

Right, none of these is Crysis either, but if the promise of being able to upgrade your drivers to a bigger number was enough to push you into upgrade territory, then the news that Luxor 2, Jewel Quest 2, Spinword and a newly compatible version of Darwinia have been added to the Vista area of the MSN Games website is bound to tickle you.

Luxor and Jewel Quest you've probably heard about - and in the latter's case spent countless hours guiltily absorbed in its Xbox Live Arcade incarnation - and if you haven't heard about Darwinia then evidently we weren't shouting loudly enough. It's seen some visual improvements, apparently, although we doubt it's giving DirectX 10 any real bother so early on. Meanwhile, Spinword "combines puzzles and arcade action in a fun word-making challenge". And in the game.

All four are meant to showcase Vista (well, sell it), all of them cost US$ 19.95, and - probably a lot more excitingly - will soon be joined by Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. Vista, of course, should start to benefit from the addition of other casual games like UNO, with its Xbox 360 cross-platform compatibility, in the nearish future.

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