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Candy Crush Saga to come Pre-installed in Windows 10

Of all the bloatware to come to Windows 10, Candy Crush Saga is probably the worst

Y’know what, I’m fine with having trial versions of virus scanners, Microsoft Office, and all that other junk that comes with a fresh install of Windows, but Candy Crush Saga, really? Now that’s taking the biscuit a bit, right? What are you playing at, Microsoft?

If you thought Apple throwing U2’s album at you, whether you wanted it or not, was bad, Microsoft’s latest update about Windows 10 is the worst. Candy Crush Saga is set to join the famed classics such as Minesweeper, Solitare, FreeCell, and Hearts when Windows 10 launches later this year, the first time a new game has been added to the collection for a while, though they were strangely omitted from Windows 8.

This is the first time Candy Crush Saga has been pre-installed on any device and follows the recent launch of the addictive match-three puzzle game on Windows Phone. Now if that seems like a pretty bum deal, it gets worse. More King games will be added later down the line.

On their blog, Microsoft said:

“Candy Crush Saga will be automatically installed for customers that upgrade to or download Windows 10 during the launch! Over time, other popular and awesome King game titles will be available for Windows 10.”

In addition to this more games will be added to the Games collection on Windows 10 which aren’t a part of King’s collection. Lovely.

This has undoubtedly left many people a little annoyed at Microsoft as people are getting increasingly sick of unusable bloatware pre-installed on both computers and smartphones. Some manufacturers are starting to realise, with Samsung – probably the worst culprit – toning down their suite of apps with the Galaxy S6 as well as allowing users to deactivate and hide apps they don’t use. This on the other hand is just daft and is clearly bloatware, especially for those who won’t be using it.