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The Lord of the Rings Online #1 Selling PC Game in N. America

*WESTWOOD, MA and CHICAGO, IL – May 10, 2007* - Today, Turbine, Inc.,
Midway Games Inc. and Codemasters Online Gaming announced that *The Lord
of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™* is the #1 selling PC title
across North America and Europe based on the most recent industry
reports. *The Lord of the Rings Online* has outsold all other PC games
across North America, Germany, United Kingdom and France according to
data from NPD (NA), Chart-Track (UK), GfK (France) and Media Control
(Germany).

In addition to soaring sales, *The Lord of the Rings Online* (LOTRO) has
been enthusiastically received by gaming critics around the globe:

Ø /The New York Times/ proclaimed LOTRO as “a major achievement of
interactive storytelling, the first game truly worthy of the ‘Lord of
the Rings’ franchise and a must-play for just about anyone with an
interest in Tolkien or the future of online entertainment.”

Ø /GameSpy/ awarded the game its prestigious Editor’s Choice award with
4.5 out of 5 stars.

Ø /Computer and Video Games/, a leading UK gaming site, rated the game a
9.2 out of 10 and said “LOTRO presents a stunning and evocative world of
Tolkien magic to explore.”

Ø /GameDaily/, a leading US gaming site, rated the game a 9 out of 10
and calls the game “a hot contender for PC game of the year.”

“This outstanding start sets the stage for a bright future,” said
Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “This is only the
beginning as we embark on an incredible journey with our players to
expand the world of Middle-earth with the release of regular content
updates.”

“Following the most successful North American pre-order program in
Midway’s history, *The Lord of the Rings Online* is off to a great
start,” said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “As the
positive reports and reviews continue to come in, gamers are settling
into the game and experiencing Middle-earth as never before.”

“The fabulous response from consumers and the media has been
overwhelming,” said David Solari, Vice President and General Manager of
Codemasters Online Gaming. “It's been a great launch, but it's only the
beginning for us. We look forward to rapid growth and welcoming
thousands more to Middle-earth!”

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

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling
interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and
future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s
dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA
Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is
headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in
the US, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the
company and its products is available online at www.codemasters.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 .

*_ _*

*_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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“The Lord of the Rings Online,” “Shadows of Angmar,” “Middle-earth,”
“The Lord of the Rings,” and the names of the characters, events, items
and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul
Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises under license to Turbine, Inc.
Turbine and the Turbine logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Turbine, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Midway has
provided the www.lotro.com , www.codemasters.com
, www.lotro-europe.com, GameSpy, Computer
and Video Games, Game Daily, www.turbine.com
and www.tolkien-ent.com links solely as a
convenience for you. The information on these sites has been prepared by
third parties, and Midway does not monitor, endorse or accept
responsibility for the content on non-Midway sites. Codemasters is a
registered trademark owned by The Codemasters Software Company Limited
and the Codemasters Online Gaming logo is a trademark owned by The
Codemasters Software Company Limited.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games
Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that
involves risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could
differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking
statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including,
without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive
entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the
ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, the current
console platform transition and other technological changes, dependence
on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described
under "Item 1. Business - Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and in any more
recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Each forward-looking statement, including, without
limitation, financial guidance, speaks only as of the date on which it
is made, and Midway undertakes no obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the
date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or
unanticipated events or circumstances, except as required by law.


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