Microsoft Windows Game Advisor 3.0 Launches

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Microsoft Windows Game Advisor 3.0 Launches

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:48 am

Microsoft Windows Game Advisor 3.0 Launches

Brand New Game Advisor uses Futuremark Technology to offer enhanced
features - Users can now post reviews and check out comments from
gamers

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Saratoga, CA - June 21, 2005 - Looking for exciting Windows titles that
are a perfect match for you and your computer? Futuremark is proud to
announce that the Microsoft Windows Game Advisor 3.0 is now available
at http://www.windowsgaming.com. Taking the guesswork out of choosing
new Windows computer games, the Game Advisor is a powerful Web-based
tool that sorts through a variety of genres and age-group choices to
present the best matches for gamers of all levels, and with one click,
determines if a game will run on the user's computer.

The Windows Game Advisor 3.0 offers several new features designed to
make choosing a game simple and fun. By popular demand, the Game
Advisor now lets users review and rate their favorite games and search
reviews and comments from fellow gamers, creating a valuable community
of reliable gaming knowledge. For additional suggestions, the Game
Advisor now recommends game titles based on your search history.

Users can search by 10 different genres, five different age ranges,
ESRB* ratings and more than 300 titles from 57 game publishers to find
games. With so many titles, there's definitely something for everyone -
users have viewed millions of games since launch. Users can even create
personal accounts to keep track of their favorite games and receive
updates on new game content.

Powered by Futuremark technology, the Game Advisor works by scanning
the user's PC hardware configuration and estimating performance
capabilities based on Futuremark's PC performance database, which
includes more than 12 million records of 3DMark® and PCMark® benchmark
results. The results are compared to the gaming performance
requirements of more than 300 game titles. Futuremark's technology
takes the hassle out of determining system requirements, making it easy
to find great games for Windows.

"Being the leading provider of performance analysis tools and services,
we are delighted to see the continued and ever increasing success of
the Windows Game Advisor. As today's launch of Version 3.0 shows, our
technology is able to accommodate greatly increased features and
functionality," said Tero Sarkkinen, executive vice president of
Futuremark.

The Game Advisor makes it simple to find a game to play and check it
out in depth or buy a gift for others. It'll test whether the game will
run on your Windows PC and give you recommendations to get your PC
"game ready" if needed. You can even see how your computer rates
against all other Game Advisor users' PCs, or how your computer stacks
up to several new computers from OEM partners, including Dell, HP and
Alienware.

"For the millions of people who already play games on their Windows PCs
and the millions that are just joining the ranks, the Game Advisor is
just the tool to ensure a great gaming experience," said Lisa Sikora,
group product manager of Microsoft's Windows Gaming. "The Game Advisor
has been an amazingly popular feature on our Windowsgaming.com website
and thanks to Futuremark, we look forward to offering enhanced
features, such as the opportunity for users to post reviews and read
other player's comments."

About Games for Windows

Games for Windows are built to harness the powerful technology of
Windows to provide gamers with the most innovative games possible.
Games for Windows utilize the performance and stability of Windows to
bring seriously fun gaming to everyone. Reliability, compatibility and
the freedom of customization empower gamers to create their own gaming
destiny. More information is available at http://www.windowsgaming.com.

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis
software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known
around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and
PCMark® Series and SPMark(TM) (with more than 30 million copies
distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database
of over 12 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark®
maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For
more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.

In order to use this unique service, please visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/game ... efault.asp
I tried to use the new game service, but got this error message when I tried...
Internet Explorer 6 required

Windows XP Game Advisor requires the use of the Windows 98/ME/2000/XP operating system and the Internet Explorer 6 browser.
Looks like microsoft made it work with IE 6+ only!

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Post by deadly-app » Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:31 pm

Suckers, they are going to be sad because no firefox users can use it!

PSh, i would never go back, even for that...
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Post by -mogwai » Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:04 pm

i've been debating going back... why? in addition to ie being used all over the damn place, i'm sick of the bookmarks toolbar having random-ass icons for them. not only that, but the microsoft spyware program isn't too bad. seems to keep bad stuff out.
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Post by bubba » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:20 am

I run soybot, adware and the MS spy sniffer. also run Firefox.

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