GC 2007: Microsoft Reveals the SideWinder Mouse, New Games

Microsoft showcases new games, hardware and accessories at GC 2007 in Leipzig, Germany. First, Microsoft has announced that Ubisoft is the latest to join the Games for Windows branding program. The first title Ubisoft will deliver is "The Settlers: Rise of an Empire." Ubisoft joins other publishing powerhouses such as 2K Games, Activision, Atari, EA Partners, LucasArts, Microsoft Game Studios, Midway Home Entertainment, and SEGA by committing to ship select titles under the Games for Windows brand.

Microsoft also has said that "Train Simulator 2" from Microsoft Game Studios will join the roster of more than 60 titles currently announced to carry the brand. "Train Simulator 2" brings to gamers the most realistic train simulation experience ever from Microsoft, allowing train enthusiasts to explore the world's rail network or build their own in a detailed and immersive world.

Windows gamers are also enjoying a wave of exciting new products this fall and holiday. Microsoft Hardware, continuing its PC gaming hardware innovations, has announced the return of its SideWinder line of gaming accessories with the first mouse to bear the SideWinder name, the Microsoft SideWinder Mouse. Built from the ground up for gamers, it was developed to meet gamers' individual needs, providing custom tuning tools and a design for performance handling.

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