Re: [OT] MS Gun, Damn!

Ryan Freeman (
Sun, 10 Jan 1999 13:24:04 -0500

At 07:05 PM 1/8/99 -0800, you wrote:
>This item just came across the Technology News line:
>"MICROSOFT BUYS GAMEMAKER--Redmond--Microsoft Corp. will buy Chicago-based
>FASA Interactive Technologies Inc., maker of "BattleTech" computer games.
>By puchasing FASA and its parent company, Virtual Worlds Entertainment
>Group Inc., Microsoft acquires the rights to "MechWarrior,"
>"MechCommander," and other game titles. Financial terms were not disclosed."
>No mention of the non-computer RPGs and its attendent library of gamebooks
>and novelizations (42 at last count, with three more due in March, May and
>August this year), not to mention the animated TV series and toy
>merchandizing. I expect they'll try an graft the high-end BT games into
>their gaming network and pretty much ignore the rest of the biz.
>Well, maybe they'll need online documentation in HTML Help....
        Where did you hear this? I'd really like to read about it.


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