A
- Advertising Agencies
- Arabic Sweets,
Pastries, Chocolates
- Architects


B
- Banks
- Beauty


C
- Car Rental
- Coffee Shops
- Commerce
- Consulting
- Craft


D
- Data Processing &
Computer Systems
- Decoration &
Furnishing


E
- Environment / Waste
Management Services
- Express Delivery
- Equipment : food
services, catering,
kitchen, laundry


F
- Financial Services
- Flowers
- Food & Beverage


H
- Hotels 3
- Hotels 4 & 5
- Hotels & Suites


I
- Industry
- Insurance
- Interior Design /
Decoration
- Internet


J
- Jewelleries


L
- Leisure
- Lighting


M
- Medias
- Medical / Technology


O
- Office Equipments /
Electronics
- Outside Decoration


P
- Printing


R
- Real Estate
- Restaurants


S
- Security
- Shop Systems
- Superstores


T
- Telecommunication &
Mobile Phones
- Transport
- Travel Agencies










 


 
Back to archives Back to news
French Version

Removing World Trade Center from game's sky-line: MS alters Flight Simulator

Microsoft has announced that it will remove images of the World Trade Center from the upcoming version of its popular PC game, "Flight Simulator", following the terrorist attacks on that landmark.

Microsoft has announced that it will remove images of the World Trade Center from the upcoming version of its popular PC game, "Flight Simulator", following the terrorist attacks on that landmark.
"We obviously are trying to be considerate of the feelings of everyone affected by the tragedy. We are removing the images simply because we do not want to cause anyone pain with future versions of the software," said a Microsoft spokesperson.

He also said Microsoft is considering whether to provide a patch for users to download and remove the World Trade Center from current versions.

The user's handbook for "Flight Simulator" says the game is "as real as it gets." Players get a simulation of what it's like to fly a plane in cities such as Boston, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and New York. The game introduction shows two people using the software, who say, "John, you just about crashed into the Empire State Building! Hey, that would be cool!" The company says it plans to remove that particular section from the introduction because some people may find it offensive. "We would never include anything like that in any new version of 'Flight Simulator.' This is just an unfortunate coincidence. We regret any pain that may have been caused. It was certainly not our intent," said the spokesperson. Microsoft plans to release its new version of the product this autumn.


Amman,20September2001
The Star redaction
The Star


Geography
Some Marks
To see in Jordan
Overview
Fairs & Exhibitions
Useful Addresses
Media of 1stjordan
Impact of 1stjordan
The 'First Jordan' Card
Press Book
Exotica - Flowers - Shopping on line
www.exotica.com.lb
Engineering Consultants Lebanon
www.spectrumlb.com
Nsouli Jewelry Lebanon
www.nsoulijewelry.com
Hotel Beirut Lebanon
acropolishotel.com
Rent Villas France for Holidays, Seasonal Rentals France
www.rent-villas-france.com
Sole Agent for Philips & Whirlpool in Lebanon
www.azelectronic.com
Arab Printing Press Lebanon
www.arab-printing-press.com
Hotel Beirut Lebanon
www.hotelcavalier.com
Arabic Music, CD Arabia
www.cd-arabia.com
Hotels Syria
www.chamhotels.com
Groupe PMR
www.groupe-pmr.com