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Microsoft team with Yahoo!


Yahoo! Games, the leading online games destination, today announced Microsoft Game Studios, a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for Windows PCs and Xbox video game system, is the newest publisher to contribute titles to Yahoo! Games on Demand. With this new relationship, more than 100 titles are available to consumers for play on Yahoo! Games on Demand. Getting Microsoft on board is a real coo and may well make Yahoo! a major player in the future of online gaming.

“Our relationship with Microsoft Game Studios marks another milestone in Yahoo!’s mission to deliver top quality PC games to millions of online consumers,” said Dan Hart, general manager of Yahoo! Games. “This relationship gives Yahoo! Games the ability meet the growing demand for direct rental and streaming play via the Internet, and lets consumers choose from more than 100 PC game titles through Yahoo! Games on Demand.”

Yahoo! Games on Demand is a one-stop destination to play a diverse selection of more than 100 popular PC games from leading publishers, giving users a choice of popular new and classic games, in genres ranging from action and strategy to simulation and arcade. Players can sign up for Yahoo! Games on Demand Unlimited monthly or quarterly subscription packages, which enables them to play all subscription games with no time limits.

Fifteen new titles will be added to Yahoo! Games on Demand through this relationship with Microsoft Game Studios. Available titles include: Age of Mythology(r), Combat Flight Simulator 3, Dungeon Siege, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, Freelancer(tm), Rise of Nations(tm), and Zoo Tycoon(tm).

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