Discover a New Way for a Quick Play
Take a break with hundreds of different games that free you from your busy day for 30 minutes or less.
Microsoft Plus! games
Add a variety of 3D games to your daily time-out with Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP. You'll get three exciting games: HyperBowl, Russian Square, and Labyrinth. Challenging, fun, and beautiful to look at, these games are a quick way to revitalize any time of day.
Connect and Play with Family and Friends
Challenge friends and family at home and across the globe. All you need is an internet connection for your home PC. Now the entire family can get in the game thanks to the easy-to-use features and powerful technologies of Windows XP. Setting up for gaming is easy, and performance is fast and reliable. You can even chat while you play.
Play together at home
- Network Setup Wizard lets you link all the computers in your house so lots of people can play at once.
- Set up a wireless network. With network cards installed in your PCs and a wireless router, you can play anywhere around the house—even at the same table.
Games erase the miles
- With the New Connection Wizard, you can easily create Internet, dial-up, and broadband connections. You're connected to family and friends quickly.
- Internet connection firewall helps protect your computer and home network from unauthorized access while you're connected to the Internet.
Chat in real-time
- Windows Messenger is the ultimate communications and collaboration tool for instant messaging and voice conferencing. Use it to strategize with teammates or taunt opponents.
- Support for headsets frees your hands while you speak and listen. Focus completely on the game and still exchange tactics and chatter. Text messaging is handy and fun, but hearing other players in the game really takes you there.
- §Windowed mode lets you play a game and chat, send e-mail, or cruise the Web all at the same time.