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Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 x Stranger Things 3 is the coolest thing you’ve seen this year

Microsoft's Windows 1.0 x Stranger Things 3 is the coolest thing you've seen this year

Whether or not you binge-watched Stranger Things 3 the day it dropped on Netflix, or you’ve decided to savor it at a slower tempo, you’ll want to take a look at Microsoft’s clever collaboration with the streaming service to bring the world of the show to your Windows 10 PC. In case you weren’t aware, the third season of Stranger Things takes place in 1985, which just so occurs to be the same year that Microsoft launched Windows 1.0.

The technology giant started teasing a crossover promotion of some nature last week, after which on Monday released a free app that tasks you with helping to save Hawkins, Indiana (and the world) by delving into laptop files on what’s fashioned to look like a computer screen you may need seen in the mid-80s.

This is Microsoft’s full description of the app, which includes games, puzzles, photos, and movies related to the present, together with some content material you won’t truly see whereas watching the eight episodes of season three:

Experience 1985 nostalgia with a special edition Windows 10 PC app inspired by Windows 1.0—but one that’s been taken over by the Upside Down from Stranger Things.

Explore the mysteries and secrets plaguing Hawkins, unlock unique show content and easter eggs, and play retro video games and puzzles—all building off Stranger Things 3. Join Eleven, Steve, Dustin and gang as they seek to save Hawkins and the world. Embrace the 80s and grab your hairspray, because it’s basically the raddest show companion experience ever. But fair warning: beware the Mind Flayer.