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LOS ANGELES – (May 18, 2006) – GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) today announced the winners of its first annual “E3 2006 GameTap Picks” awards. While scouring the vast Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 10th – May 12th, GameTap created its nominee list. And now, after careful deliberation, GameTap editors have selected the best of the best in 20 categories.

And the winners are…

* Best Adventure Game: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GC/Wii) – Nintendo/Nintendo
* Best Action Game: Assassin’s Creed (PS3) – Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal
* Best Platform Game: Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) – Nintendo/Nintendo
* Best Shooter: Prey (Xbox 360/PC) – 2K Games/3D Realms – Human Head
* Best Fighting Game: Yakuza (PS2) – SEGA/Amusement Vision
* Best Strategy Game: Warhammer Mark of Chaos (PC) – Namco Bandai/Black Hole Entertainment – Cinegi Productions
* Best Simulation Game: Spore (PC) – EA/Maxis
* Best Puzzle Game: Capcom Puzzle World (PSP) – Capcom/Capcom
* Best Role-Playing Game: TIE! Justice League Heroes (multiplatform) – Warner Bros. International/Snowblind Studios
* Best Role-Playing Game: TIE! Marvel Ultimate Alliance (multiplatform) – Activision/Raven Software
* Best Racing Game: Full Auto 2: Battlelines (PS3) – SEGA/Pseudo Interactive
* Best Sports Game: Wii Sports (Wii) – Nintendo/Nintendo
* Best Kids/Family Game: LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (multiplatform) – LucasArts/Traveler’s Tales
* Best MMO: Huxley (Xbox 360/PC) – Webzen/Webzen
* Best Portable: New Super Mario Bros. (DS) – Nintendo/Nintendo
* Best Game We Want To Play NOW: Guitar Hero II (PS2) – RedOctane/Harmonix
* Best Overall: Spore (PC) – EA/Maxis
* Best Surprise: Wii controller - Nintendo
* Best Announcement: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) – Nintendo/Nintendo
* Best Booth: Webzen
* Best Swag: Slime keychain – Square Enix

“We launched GameTap as a hub for the videogame lifestyle, and our GameTap TV area as the premier video-on-demand engine to serve that audience, so covering E3’s hottest games was a natural fit,” said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap’s vice president of content. “GameTap is the largest broadband entertainment site when it comes to on-demand games and videos, and as the leading destination for games after they leave the retail channel, we expect the best games of today to be on GameTap tomorrow.”

To view footage, screenshots and information about the award winning games, visit www.gametap.com to subscribe to the GameTap network. $9.95 allows all-you-can-play-and-watch access to GameTap’s record-setting catalogue of more than 500 games and 300 videos. Go now to www.gametap.com and get your two week free trial.

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