Psst!! Stuck for a birthday party venue? Looks like Microsoft’s gonna solve the problem for you, and has announced the first two lucky locations for its first retail stores

See, for the Mac lover in your life, you’ll be able to hold your party at a Microsoft store, enjoy all the facilities they provide and do party games and so on (look at this fabulous list of things to do at your next birthday do..). but with an eye to market momentum, Microsoft’s doing the very best it can, and is positioning its shops very close to or next door to existing Apple retail shops.

That’s great news because it means after you and all your friends have had a shindig at Microsoft’s store, maybe including a group Rock Band championship, then you can all troop right next door to the Apple retail store, and whoever the birthday girl or boy is you’ll be able to put your cold hard birthday present cash right down there on a beautifully-designed Apple retail table and…

..and buy a Mac, of course, or an iPod, or iTablet (whatever it’s gonna be).

Oh yeah, Microsoft’s first store locations – and they’ll be taking birthday party bookings soon, Apple fans – are situated in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mission Viejo, Calif. Cnet said. Yesterday. The Orange County, Calif., store is in a mall that already houses an Apple retail store, which makes this party plan so much easier.

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