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Tech giants see a profit potential in online games. Also: Microsoft axes its online fantasy game after three years of development.

Tech giants see a profit potential in online games. Also: Microsoft axes its online fantasy game.

Tech giants go for the games

IBM, Sun Microsystems and others are looking to profit from the growth in online games, selling servers and services to game publishers who increasingly see the value of outsourcing.
June 3, 2004

Microsoft scraps online game for Xbox

"True Fantasy Live Online," which was supposed to help revive sales of the Xbox in Japan, has been nixed after three years of development and several delays.
June 3, 2004

Game lets players stump for Bush, Kerry

Think you can plan a better campaign than the president or his challenger? Ubisoft Entertainment's newest PC game lets players manage the election effort of either man or create a fictional candidate.
June 3, 2004

Revenge of Pac-Man: Vintage games are back

Aging players and '80s nostalgia are reinvigorating interest in old video games, and an industry that has long focused on the future has become eager to herald its past.
June 3, 2004

Comcast launches on-demand game service

Comcast targets a multibillion-dollar industry with a service for $14.95 a month that promises a wide range of video games delivered anytime.
June 2, 2004