Microsoft’s Vista operating system has barely been on store shelves for a few hours and online gamers, a potentially big faction of Vista users, already have cause for concern. CNBC’s Jim Goldman had the story from Silicon Valley.
According to Goldman, WildTangent, which is the largest publisher of online downloadable games from the Internet, just concluded a year-long study statying that virtually no web-based game is compatible with Vista. That could prevent 70 million gamers from playing more than 500 of the Internet’s most popular games – and could affect companies like RealNetworks (owner of RealArcade), Time Warner (AOL Games) and Yahoo! (Yahoo! Games). The study found that even Microsoft’s own Zone.com was incompatible with Vista.