Stranger Things events coming to Microsoft Stores nationwide

What you need to know

  • Stranger Things events are coming to Microsoft Stores across the country.
  • Fans of the series will be able to code a game, create a minimovie, and play Stranger Things 3: The Game at Microsoft Stores.
  • This is yet another tie-in between Stranger Things and Microsoft.

Fans of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things will have a new event to check out at Microsoft Stores across the country soon. A new page titled Stranger Things + Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) has shown up on Microsoft's website. The page allows you to sign up and register to attend a Camp Know Where workshop or to play Stranger Things 3: The Game on Xbox and PC.

Microsoft Stores holding the events will have opportunities for participants to create a minimovie inspired by Stranger Things, code a video game with MakeCode, and play Stranger Things 3: The Game. The Verge also reports that you'll be able to use Windows Mixed Reality devices to insert yourself into Stranger Things. They also point out that a Stranger Things Collectible Arcade cabinet is "up for grabs for Xbox fans."

Image: Microsoft (via The Verge)

Image: Microsoft (via The Verge)

Microsoft has teased a Stranger Things connection over the last week including Windows 1.11 appearing in the Microsoft Store and a series of tweets teasing a connection. Microsoft also released a Windows Throwback theme and a Stranger Things theme (opens in new tab) for Windows 10 for anyone feeling nostalgic.

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7 Comments
  • why is everyoen so hype for this show. what is the premise. looks like a bunch of nerd kids from the 80s
  • It is set in the 80s, so there is a lot of nostalgia for many of us. But... it is a science fiction show and the kids are the main characters. I still need to watch Season 2 and 3, but 1 was really good.
  • Because it's a good show? It's ok if you don't like it or if you're not interested in science fiction.
  • My thoughts exactly. When it first came out, i didn't really get half way into the first episode when I thought to myself, kids show. But apparently a lot of people like it. 🤷‍♂️ What I wonder really though is how much Microsoft is actually getting out of this cross promo, because they are really doing quite a bit in my opinion. And although I like windows and stuff, I just don't see them as being hip enough for people to give a crap, even if they are in a popular show.
  • It is a bunch of nerd kids from the 80's. And it's popular.
  • make sense, the nerds of the 80's have come to defend it.
  • This would make a lot more sense if Windows actually showed up in the show, but it doesn't, at all, which makes it just odd, especially since the show spent an awkward 20 seconds doing what essentially was a Coke commercial in one of the episodes. You'd have thought that at some point in the show there would be a PC running Windows or something (although, technically, Season 3 takes place a few months before Windows 1.0 even came out, which, again, just makes this a bizarre promotion).