Those of you who have yet to make the switch to a Windows 8 machine are missing out on one of the most weirdly addictive games I've come across in a long time. Available as a free download from the Windows Store, "Microsoft Minesweeper" is ostensibly just a prettier update of the classic time-waster. But one of the features the game brings to the table is a new "Adventure" mode, which casts you as an intrepid explorer, roaming through caves to find treasure while trying to avoid a variety of traps. This simple little shift in how the game is played has completely revitalized it, and in the process added a new twist to platform games as well. While it initially seems relatively easy, things eventually get very difficult. I have yet to make it past Level 20, but seeing as I can't seem to make it through a day without popping in to play at least once, it should only be a matter of time before I do.
And as a quick side note, as of late I also appear to have developed an addiction to Werther's Original candies, which I suppose officially marks me as having made the transition to being old.