Vista launch: Games are breaking, say WildTangent

Computers, Gaming

vista.jpgAccording to the online games network WildTangent, Vista is now so secure that many online games either don’t work or are badly disrupted.

This includes games from MSN, RealArcade, Yahoo! Games, and AOL Games.

Naturally, WildTangent have a solution – they claim the only 100% compatible gaming solutions using the WildTangent Vista Ready Console. It’s a free download that gives access to over 300 popular gaming titles.

“WildTangent has spent the last year preparing for Vista. We worked with nearly every major casual game developer to get their games tested and compatible with Vista in our network in anticipation of these problems,” said Alex St. John, CEO.

He also slams Vista’s reliance on the ESRB (Electronic Software Ratings Board) ratings that are supposed to block children out from inappropriate games. “Parents who choose to use Vista’s parental controls are likely to accidentally block access to hundreds of very popular family friendly games that happen not to have ESRB ratings,” he said. That’s because the ESRB ratings are expensive to attain. WildTangent’s console also has a solution to this problem.

Andy Merrett
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