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PAX '06 Musical Guests: Mike Relm, The Minibosses, MCFrontalot and More

Seattle, Washington - March 30, 2006 - Penny Arcade Inc today revealed the musical lineup for gaming fest Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), slated to turn Washington State into a gamer's nirvana August 25th-27th. Artists expected to participate in the 3rd annual game culture celebration include architect of hip-hop culture Mike Relm, along with returning musical guests The Minibosses, MC Frontalot, Optimus Rhyme, The Video Game Pianist, and the Neskimos.

This Friday, March 31st is the early bird registration deadline for PAX which means gamers can still buy a three-day pass for less than the price they might be planning to shell out for The Godfather game. Online registration is now live at www.pennyarcadeexpo.com. Contestants for the Survivor-style Omegathon gaming Olympics at PAX are drawn only from the pre-registration attendee list. Those selected to participate in Omegathon will compete in multiple game formats for crazy big game prizes.

The PAX06 exhibit floor, which will offer playable game demos of titles still six months away, is already 90 percent sold out, with new sponsors including Turbine, NC Soft, Prima Games, The Behemoth, Flying Lab, Creative Labs, Tablestar Games, Garage Games, Nvidia, Klei Entertainment, Sweet Kitty, Pink Godzilla, Mythic Entertainment, Privateer Press and Paizo Publishing.

About Penny Arcade Expo
Started by videogame-oriented comic strip creators Gabe and Tycho in 2004, Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is a 3-day, round-the-clock celebration of games and game culture. It includes an exhibition floor filled with playable demos of games that won't be on shelves until next year, a conference program of game industry speakers on topics related to gaming, music concerts, game tournaments and more. For more information visit www.pennyarcadeexpo.com.

About Penny Arcade
Equal parts online comic and commentary, Penny-Arcade (http://www.penny-arcade.com) covers videogames in a way that is genuine, insightful, and respected by the gaming community. What started as a hobby for Jerry "Tycho" Holkins and Mike "Gabe" Krahulik has, over five years, grown into an online phenomenon that serves 45 million page views a month to millions of readers worldwide. In addition to the comic strip and PAX, Penny Arcade Inc. also manages Child's Play (www.childsplaycharity.org), a gamer-driven charity for sick kids in Children's Hospitals across the world.

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