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Microsoft made numerous announcements Wednesday concerning its 1998 lineup. These included several new games and a new addition to the Sidewinder controller line.

Among the announcements was the recent acquisition of VR-1's Ultracorps, which will be available to members of Microsoft's Internet Gaming Zone (which joins VR-1's Fighter Ace, already a part of the IGZ lineup).

Browser-based Ultracorps is a turn-based galactic conquest game in which players plot their moves on a daily basis. Ultracorps is currently in beta test, and interested gamers can sign up by following the link to the right.

Also announced was a WWII combat sim based on the Flight Simulator engine (currently in development under the working title Spitfire), a motocross racing game (with the working title Motocross Madness), and a gamepad code-named Tilt, an intriguing controller which responds to the motion of players' hands.

Click on the thumbnail to view screenshots of Spitfire, Motocross Madness, Urban Assault, and Baseball 3D.

For more details, see our current Gamestock report.

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