Links LS 2000 by Al Giovetti


By Al Giovetti
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Links LS 2000


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Fore! Microsoft "Links LS 2000" Hits Retail Shelves New Version of Best-Selling Golf Simulation Developed by Access Software Features St. Andrews' Old Course, Site of the Millennium Open REDMOND, Wash. - Oct. 27, 1999 - Microsoft Corp. today delivered a hole-in-one with the "LinksÖ LS 2000" golf simulation, now available in retail stores. The latest version of the best-selling golf simulation game captures all the precision and passion that has become synonymous with the Microsoftr "Links LS" series. A perennial award-winner, "Links" has received the coveted Codie Award and PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award. Both novice and experienced PC golfers are sure to marvel at the accessibility and unrivaled depth of features in "Links LS 2000." The realism of the ball's flight and its interaction with the meticulously rendered terrain separate the "Links LS" series from all other PC golf games. Improved graphical details such as tree and foliage renderings in the new version showcase five stunning new courses, including St. Andrews' Old Course, site of the Millennium Open. "Links LS 2000" supports more than 25 of the world's most respected and sought-after courses, from Hawaii's Mauna Kea to Canada's Banff Springs. Novice PC golfers will be able to enjoy the fun of simulated golf quickly and effortlessly with new features such as Quickstart mode, which allows users to get on the green in only two clicks. Also, the one-click beginner's swing and Links Lessons tutorial make the game enjoyable for newcomers from the first tee to the final putt. In addition to the new courses, loyal "Links" players will appreciate the introduction of five new modes of play, including Fuzzy Zoeller's Wolf Challenge, and four new golfers, for a total of 12 personalities. Gamers can experience the beauty and realism of the courses from a variety of selectable sky scenes provided by the new SkyScape options. In addition, golf enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy the witty commentary provided by CBS golf analyst David Faherty. Microsoft "Links LS 2000" is available for online matchmaking on the MSN.COMÖ Gaming Zone ( with additional tournament support via the "Links" Series Web site ( Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. ######### Microsoft, "Links" and MSN.COM are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, press only: April Harned, Edelman Worldwide, (323) 857-9100, ext. 262, Allison Novela, Edelman Worldwide, (323) 857-9100, ext. 243, Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at on Microsoft's corporate information pages.

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