Microsoft Triples the Fun With New Offerings for XP Gamers

Today Microsoft Corp. ignites the Windows® gaming world with a trio of new tools and content just for Windows XP, the best version ever of Windows for PC gamers. Microsoft® Windows XP users can now complete their holiday gift list with the Windows XP Game Advisor, a new Web-based tool that sorts through a variety of genres and age-group choices to present the best matches for them from more than 100 of the hottest titles available for Windows today. Gaming enthusiasts will enjoy Windows XP Extras, a free collection of cool downloadable game add-ons from publishers of some of the season's hottest games including "TRON 2.0" from Buena Vista Interactive, "FINAL FANTASY® XI" from Square Enix, and the much-anticipated "Half-Life 2" from Valve. The new Games for Windows Web site, launching today, offers how-to articles, tips, the hottest new gaming hardware and software for Windows XP and more. All of the above can be accessed at

"Windows XP is the best platform for PC gaming today, and these tools make it even easier for millions of gamers of all types to find, enjoy and extend their gaming experience," said Dean Lester, general manager of Windows Graphics & Gaming Technologies at Microsoft. "The Windows XP Game Advisor is a fast, easy-to-use Web site resource that will help consumers pick just the right titles for gamers on their gift list this holiday season. We are thrilled to make the Windows XP Extras offerings available for the public. The response from our publishing partners to take part in this program has been overwhelming."

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