Cortana's movie game is a great time-killer; Android users can join in the fun

Cortana's movie game is a great time-killer; Android users can join in the fun
So let's say that you are planning to meet your significant other at that IHOP in front of the AMC theater for a quick and simple dinner before catching the 5:30 showing of "Steve Jobs." By an amazing coincidence, you have a boss named Sculley that just let you go. Not wanting to indulge yourself in a self-pity wallow, you decide to wait at the pancake restaurant, killing time until your spouse is supposed to show up.

A quick glance at the time reveals that you have 45 minutes to kill. What can you do to make that time go faster? Well, you could play the Cortana movie game. Originally available in limited areas, you can now play this in all markets. And if you're an Android user with the Cortana app installed, you too can know the fun and excitement of playing the game.

To play, you activate Cortana and say "Play the movie game." You will quickly receive the first clue. To make a guess, just type in the answer, or say it out loud. Cortana will give you three shots at winning, with each chance giving you a new clue. Start playing, and before you know it, you will have killed off all of the extra time. With any luck, you can find a way back into the company that just let you go, and come up with winning product after winning product until you're considered an American icon. But stuff like that never happens in real life, right?

By the way, Microsoft is beginning to beta test Cortana for iOS, so those sporting an iPhone or iPad might eventually get the opportunity to play the game as well.


source: WMPoweruser

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12 Comments

1. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I prefer google's network error game. You can play it without wasting data, unlike cortana...

2. nickgreek

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

who and where do you play this game???

8. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Erm, huh?

3. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Attempt to access a website in Chrome browser while disconnected from the internet. Tap on the 8-bit dinosaur to start the game. The fun is endless.

4. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I love that game !!!

5. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

After their scroogled campaign fiasco, MS finally realised it can't really compete and decided to play nice. Well..

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I don't think raking in billions as a result of a OS success because of patents counts as not competing...but hey to each their own.

10. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

MS is failing on every market Google is on. Google Search vs Bing, Chrome vs IE/Edge, Android vs WP and so on. That's the main reason why MS started this whole ludicrous and ineffective scroogled campaign in the first place. They desperately tried to bash Google's products to steal some customers but failed again.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Bing is a profitable business, so they are not failing. Chrome is still #2 to IE in terms of usage when you account not just personal pc's. Android vs WP - well that is a different beast, but again considering Android requires 300+ patents from MS for it to even be a phone, MS can sit back and just rake in the patents. By them being in mobile even if its 0.1%, they will continue to rake in patents and more patents they create etc. Considering MS owns the business sector and private PC sector, its a dual sided area. Google owns search and mobile, MS owns business/cloud/government/personal PC/etc etc.

12. internationalhouseofwaffles

Posts: 3; Member since: May 27, 2015

Chrome OS vs Windows? Thought so. Google Play Games vs Xbox? Thought so. Cortana vs Google Now? Thought so. Microsoft is bigger and better

7. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

What the hell is an IHOP?

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's the international house of pancakes. The different types of food now, but they started with breakfast, obviously.

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