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BradyGames Launches Connected Strategy Guides

INDIANAPOLIS, August 15, 2006 – BradyGames, the go-to source for video game strategy, hints and secret codes for the top-selling video games, announced the launch of BradyGames’ Connected Strategy Guides. The new online strategy will complement BradyGames’ printed guides by combining text, audio and video content into an immersive, entertaining and informative resource for gamers and will be available 24/7/365 at www.bradygames.com at no additional cost to the gamer.

The first two titles in the BradyGames’ Connected Strategy Guide line will be 2K’s Prey and THQ Inc.’s Saints RowTM (www.saintsrow.com). Prey will include over half a dozen video strategy guides highlighting boss fights, key battles and solving some of those difficult puzzles as well as featuring several exclusive wallpapers for download. Saints Row will include video strategies for the tough missions and downloadable wallpapers.

“The Connected Strategy Guides will enhance and complement BradyGames’ print and electronic guides and bring strategy to gamers in a new, more powerful way,” said David Waybright, vice president and publisher, BradyGames. “We’re gamers and we know what gamers want! The portability and accessibility of the content allow gamers to view it on multiple platforms including handheld and console gaming systems, and media devices such as the iPod.”

BradyGames’ Connected Strategy Guides enhance the strategy guides by including video, audio or additional strategy features online. These connected, online strategy features will focus on alternative methods of getting through the toughest areas, interviewing developers and designers about design techniques, artistic direction, trouble areas and gameplay features and provide exclusive wallpapers and downloads not featured in a strategy guide. Understanding the dynamic universe of multiplayer gaming, BradyGames’ will arm online community members with strategies and tactics as they progress and their gameplay experience evolves.

BradyGames’ Launches Connected Strategy Guides

“BradyGames is unique in its ability to recognize the areas that are of the toughest or coolest to focus on” continues Waybright. “Talking to a level designer about how they developed some of the tough areas of a game, and linking this to the strategy guide will make the overall experience more informative and entertaining. The addition of video offers a visual advantage to our readers for timing combos perfectly, finding those secret snipe spots on multiplayer maps or getting through those trouble spots that you just need to see in action in order to understand.”

About BradyGames:

Headquartered in Indianapolis, BradyGames creates high-quality video game strategy guides including the #1-selling guides for both PC and console games. The company also produces Signature Series and Limited Edition guides. The BradyGames Web site, www.bradygames.com, is the ultimate online source for video game strategy. The site features BradyGames news, strategy guide updates and the company's new Strategy E-Guides. BradyGames is an imprint of Dorling Kindersley within the Penguin division of Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO).

About THQ

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ is a top producer of original intellectual properties including titles such as Destroy All Humans!®, Juiced™, MX vs ATV and Titan Quest™ as well as the upcoming Saints Row™ and Company of Heroes™. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Volition, Inc., Company of Heroes, Destroy All Humans!, Juiced, MX vs. ATV, Saints Row, Titan Quest, and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

About Saints Row

In Saints Row, players start as a member of the 3rd Street Saints. Under constant threat from rival gangs and corrupt officials, the city of Stilwater must be conquered one district at a time. Saints Row starts with a bang and never slows down, offering an unparalleled level of character and vehicle customization and the freedom to progress through the game any way the player chooses. Every action taken in the fully dynamic world is an opportunity for players to earn respect. With enough respect, the city evolves into a giant playground for the player to traverse. Saints Row is revolutionizing the open world genre with an online multiplayer experience, allowing players to battle it out against rival gangs online for the first time. The game will support 12 players on Xbox Live® online entertainment network. More information about Saints Row can be found at http://www.saintsrow.com.

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