As of December 28, 2018 here's what's new and happening at Play Buddy: 

The holidays always seem to fly by in a whirlwind, don't they?  We hope that the season was merry and bright for you and yours, and may the New Year be abundant with peace and joy!
Now, I know y'all really read this newsletter primarily for my creative use of colors, not to mention my witticisms and playful banter, but I suppose now is a good time to also deliver the quarterly news bits. ;-)
After the last newsletter announcing our system requirement changes being made to match Pogo's, a few of you wrote in with a great question that I'd like to answer for everyone. It is:
Q: If I have Windows Vista, 7, or 8.1, does that mean the Buddies won't work anymore? 
A: The answer is not necessarily. The transition will be gradual. Allow me to explain...
There will be no flipping of a magic 'off' switch so you can expect the Buddies to continue operating as they currently are.  However, the Pogo games themselves may not work, particularly the new HDs. Also, as Tuesday maintenance continues to make changes to games, those changes may render Buddies buggy or inoperable. 
So, what does this mean for the Buddies? Well, with the aforementioned issues combined with Window's discontinuation of the old operating systems, it means we will be fixing bugs and making improvements for Windows 10 machines only.
Overall, Vista, 7, and 8.1 users can consider it business as usual - continue to use the Buddies for as long as you are satisfied and/or until upgrading to Windows 10.  At any point you become dissatisfied or choose not to upgrade operating systems, you may cancel your subscription immediately (or contact us to do so).

One more quick note about 
compatibility. WINDOWS operating system is a requirement at this time. Meaning Buddies do NOT work on tablets (including Chromebook) or cell phones. PCs and laptops installed with Windows 10 are the only Buddy-friendly devices.

Alrighty, now let us meander into the 'what in the world have you guys been up to?' section...

Newest Buddies

Another play-once-and-done game has made its way onto the Pogo game site and we have since introduced its companion: Cross Country Buddy

Also the HD/HTML5 game re-makes of:
Tumble Bees, Lottso Express, Tri-Peaks Solitaire, Mahjong Safari, First Class Solitaire

Coming Soonish

ANNUAL MASS UPDATE! Yup, it's that time of year again where we perform general bug fixes and improvements across ALL the 150+ Buddies and the Play Buddy App. It's being worked on in between the new HTML5 conversions and bug fixes so let us all cross our fingers that it will arrive (hopefully) by the end of January. 

BONUS TIP: This update resets the free 7-day trial across the board which is handy for anyone not already signed up to the monthly subscription. Think you might know someone who is interested? Send them your own referral link and you'll get a free month's subscription credit if they sign up! 

As you by now are familiar with, Pogo announced that they have begun converting games to HD/HTML5; we will continue to update associated Buddies accordingly.  

Various HD/HTML5 Buddies - Pogo (new)
Improve existing Buddies - All Gamesites (updates) 
(Bug fixes, improvements, and customer requests)

And, as always, we love to hear your feedback, be it positive, constructive criticism, or somewhere in between so feel free to give us a holler. Tootles until next quarter!

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