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The Lord of the Rings Online Launches


*The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ Launches *

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/The Most Anticipated New MMO of the Year Now Available/

*WESTWOOD, MA and CHICAGO, IL – April 24, 2007 -- *Turbine, Inc. and
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) announced today that *The Lord of the
Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™* is now available for purchase across
North America. The game is the first and only massively-multiplayer
online game based on the Books of J.R.R. Tolkien. In development for
over four years, the game opens up the mystical world of Middle-earth
and creates the opportunity for endless adventure.

Legions of fans have been waiting in great anticipation for the
opportunity to start their adventure in Middle-earth and as of today,
the wait is over! *The Lord of the Rings Online* delivers an interactive
experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people,
places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time.
From the quaint surroundings of the Shire to Angmar, the vile kingdom of
the Witch-king, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as
never before.

“The release of *The Lord of the Rings Online* marks a momentous
occasion for MMO gamers and Tolkien fans around the world,” said Jeff
Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “Countless adventures await
gamers eager to experience Middle-earth in an entirely new way and we’re
confident that once they’ve visited this epic world, they’ll never want
to leave.”

“/The Lord of the Rings/ franchise, with its incredibly rich history and
extensive fan base, lends itself perfectly to the MMO genre,” said Steve
Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “We’re thrilled to be able to
partner with Turbine to bring The* Lord of the Rings Online* to North
American gamers looking for a way to experience the world of
Middle-earth like never before.”

Turbine also announced today the first update to *The Lord of the Rings
Online. *This free update, called the** Shores of Evendim**, is
scheduled to be released this coming June and will include an entirely
new landscape region, over 60 additional quests, the Battle for Helegrod
raid, nine new monsters and major enhancements to monster play and the
music system.

*The Lord of the Rings Online* is now available for purchase at major
retailers in both a Special and Standard Edition. The Special Edition of
*The Lord of the Rings Online *includes the game on a single DVD,
30-days of free play, the official /‘Making of *The Lord of the Rings
Online*’/ DVD, the official game soundtrack and an exclusive in-game
item. The Special Edition retails for a U.S. MSRP of $59.99, while the
Standard Edition of the game is available for a U.S. MSRP of $49.99.

For more information about *The Lord of the Rings Online*, please visit
www.lotro.com

*_About Turbine_*

Turbine, Inc. is a premier developer, publisher and operator of online
entertainment and is headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts. The
company is one of the largest privately-held online games companies in
North America. Turbine’s catalog includes some of the most famous online
entertainment brands, including Asheron’s Call®, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
ONLINE™: Stormreach™, and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of
Angmar™. For more information on Turbine, its products and services
please visit www.turbine.com .*__*

*_About Midway_*

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with
offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and
personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can
be found at www.midway.com .

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*_About Tolkien Enterprises_*

The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises is the holder of
worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other
rights in J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary works /The Lord of the Rings/ and
/The Hobbit/. Tolkien Enterprises has been producing and licensing
films, stage productions and merchandise based on Tolkien’s works for
almost 30 years. Its headquarters are in Berkeley, California, and its
website may be found at www.tolkien-ent.com .

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