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Global Advice from Game Connection

*//**/The Game Connection Announces its New Advisory Board /*

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*Lyon, France – April 12^th , 2007 –* Connection Events, a leading video
game business event producer, announced today the members of its
advisory board which was created during the last Game Developers
Conference in San Francisco. This advisory board is composed of 12
international professionals from the gaming industry who work at
development studios, publishers and services providers.

These people are some of the best gaming minds from across the globe and
all have attended The Game Connection in the past. These new advisors
belong to companies representing the full scope of The Game Connection
attendees allowing their unique perspectives on the industry to
influence future Game Connection events. This perspective extends from
their jobs to their countries of origin as well. The geographical scope
of Game Connection attendees are well represented in this advisory board
as members come from North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia
and Oceania.

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“All the board’s members bring an expertise in creating worldwide
development opportunities,” said Kurt Busch, Vice President of Product
Development at Konami Digital Entertainment. “As interactive
entertainment production becomes even more globalized, the ability to
identify these opportunities becomes even more critical. I am honored to
have been asked to join the board as I believe the Game Connection
events build positive relationships across the industry, regardless of a
company’s size, market or language.”

The advisory board members are*:

/Svetlana// Gorobets// /– International Licensing and Acquisition
Manager – *1C* (Russia)
/Patrick Pligersdoffer /– CEO – *Cyanide* (France)
/Ed Dille/, – CEO – *Fog Studios* (Canada)

/Chris Charla/ – Business Development Director – *Foundation IX* (United
/Kurt Busch/, – Product Development Director– *Konami* (United States)
/Sébastien Motte/ – Product Planner – *Microsoft* (United States)

/Jason Kingsley /– CEO – *Rebellion* (United Kingdom)
/Harald Riegler /– Managing Director – *Sproing* (Austria)
/Alexander Fernandez/ – CEO – *Streamline Studios* (Netherlands)
/Colin Gordon/ – CEO – *Valcon Games* (United States)
/Gilles Langourieux/ – CEO – *Virtuos *(China)
/Bill Mc Intosh/ – CEO – *Torus Games* (Australia)

/Olivier Masclef// /– CEO – *Widescreen Games* (France)

*in alphabetical order by company

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As Game Connection attendees, the advisory board will provide its advice
and guidance from an outside viewpoint.* *The advisory board was also
created to further a free exchange of ideas for improving and expanding
the services provided during Game Connection. The next Game Connection
scheduled will be in Tokyo in September and should coincide with the
Tokyo Game Show. Game Connection continues after that in Europe on
December 4-6, 2007 in Lyon, France, an event equal in size to the one at

*About Connection Events*

Created in July 2006, the company is a spin-off of Lyon Game, which
initially launched Game Connection Europe. Game Connection is a business
convention for the video game industry, taking place in Lyon (France) in
December, San Francisco (California, USA) in March during the Game
Developers Conference, and in Asia. Game Connection provides several
different services, all geared toward the same goals: matchmaking
between developers and publishers, network building and enhancement, and
examination of projects and companies.

Game Connection enables business meetings between professionals in the
video game industry, regarding the creation and the financing of video
games. The event provides game developers a real opportunity to show
their game concepts and their development abilities. It also provides
publishers the chance to maximize their time and meet many developers in
just one place.

Please Visit us on the web at www.game-connection.com

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