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June 28, 2007

Midway Announces Five Exclusive Titles for Nintendo Systems

*For Immediate Release*


MIDWAY ANNOUNCES FIVE EXCLUSIVE TITLES FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS

Custom Designed Games Include Cruis'n™ and Game Party for Wii™ and
Ultimate Mortal Kombat® and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends for
Nintendo DS™

*CHICAGO, IL – June 27, 2007 * – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a
leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today
announced that five new titles are in development exclusively for
Nintendo systems. Only for Wii, experience the rebirth of action racing
with /Cruis'n/ and a collection of classic skill games with /Game
Party/. /Ultimate Mortal Kombat, The Bee Game™/ and a title based on
Cartoon Network's top-rated, kids animated series /Foster's Home for
Imaginary Friends/ are all in development exclusively for Nintendo DS.
All of the titles are custom designed to take full advantage of the
unique controls and interface of the Wii and Nintendo DS and are
scheduled to be available in 2007. In addition to these newly announced
products, Midway has recently released /Mortal Kombat®: Armageddon™/ for
Wii and /Touchmaster™/ for Nintendo DS.

"The Wii and Nintendo DS require games that are innovative and take full
advantage of a unique control scheme to offer a truly different type of
gameplay experience," said Matt Booty, executive vice president -
worldwide studios, Midway. "We are very excited to be bringing classic
Midway franchises such as /Mortal Kombat/ and /Cruis'n/ along with
powerful licensed content like /Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends/ to
the massive installed base of Nintendo system owners."

"Nintendo is very excited to be working with Midway to have these great
brands and new products come exclusively to Wii and Nintendo DS," said
George Harrison, senior vice president, marketing and corporate
communications, Nintendo of America Inc. "These new games paired with
the unique controls of Wii and Nintendo DS will continue to expand
videogames to new audiences."

Midway's 2007 Nintendo line up with expected ship dates include:

*/
Ultimate
Mortal Kombat/* (Nintendo DS, November) - /Ultimate Mortal Kombat/
combines the visceral thrills of the classic Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
and the addictive puzzle action of the Puzzle Kombat component of
Midway's best-selling Mortal Kombat: Deception® in a single DS-friendly
package. With new record-keeping capability, and Nintendo® Wi-Fi
Connection multiplayer, players will be able take /UMK/ anywhere for
fighting action on the go.





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Cruis'n/*
(Wii, November) - An all new version of the classic Midway arcade racer,
/Cruis'n/ is coming exclusively to the Wii. Choose your ride from an
impressive lineup of licensed cars and experience a rush of adrenaline
as you race opponents through twelve different street circuits using the
Wii Remote™ to steer and perform outrageous stunts. Win races and earn
upgrades including: turbos, body kits, neon and nitrous, allowing you to
create the ultimate ride.

*/
Game
Party/* (Wii, November) - /Game Party/ for the Wii is a collection of
classic skill games from around the world, from American sports venues
to European gathering spots. Using the Wii's unique control interface,
you can play classics such as darts; modern favorites such as table
hockey and hoop shoot, or participate in multiplayer trivia contests.
More than a half dozen games are available. It's the ultimate party game.

*/
Foster's
Home for Imaginary Friends: Imagination Invaders/* (Nintendo DS,
November) - For the first time on the Nintendo DS experience the fun of
Cartoon Network's hit show in /Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends:
Imagination Invaders/, playing as head mischief-maker Blooregard Q.
Kazoo. Goo has done it again... her overactive imagination has conjured
up a group of diabolical cosmic invaders, the Space Nut Boogies. They've
raided /Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends/ and taken Madame Foster
hostage in search of The Greatest Thing in the Universe, and it's up to
you to stop them! Play as Bloo as you explore the Foster's house, sneak
past the Space Nut Boogie guards, and gather Mac, Coco, Eduardo and the
rest of the gang to rescue Madame Foster!

*/
The
Bee Game/* (Nintendo DS & Game Boy® Advance, November) - /The Bee Game/
for Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance lets players experience the
adventures of Maya the Bee and her friend Willie as they search for
their friends. A strong storm has blown through corn poppy meadow and
some of the residents of the hive are now missing! Help Maya and Willie
by taking on challenges and completing mini-games to find clues in the
meadow, dark forest, blue pond, deep caverns and the garden to locate
the other bees.

*/Mortal Kombat: Armageddon/* (Wii, Available Now) - Custom designed
with all new controls and available for the first time ever on the Wii,
players will be able to experience the latest chapter in Midway's
award-winning, best selling video game fighting franchise, /Mortal
Kombat: Armageddon/. With the most complete roster ever, including more
than 60 fighters from the entire Mortal Kombat universe (past, present
and future), a revolutionary Kreate-A-Fighter mode and Kreate-A-Fatality
mode, plus Konquest mode and a brand new Endurance Mode, /Mortal Kombat:
Armageddon/ promises to be the most complete, intensely lethal, fighting
experience ever!

*/Touchmaster/* (Nintendo DS, Available Now) - The wide variety of
highly interactive mini-games made Midway's /Touchmaster/ a favorite in
bars and arcades across the country are now available whenever, wherever
with /Touchmaster/, exclusively for Nintendo DS. /Touchmaster/ is a
natural fit for the touchscreen and stylus of Nintendo DS, and is
perfect for a quick gameplay session. There's something for everyone to
choose from, with a wide variety of 23 Midway's classic /Touchmaster/
games, including Trivia, Solitaire, Gem Slide™ and Mah Jongg. With the
Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, players can connect to the Midway Tournament
Network® for high scores, tournaments and daily rankings.

*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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MIDWAY, MORTAL KOMBAT, ULTIMATE MORTAL KOMBAT, MORTAL KOMBAT:
ARMAGEDDON, MORTAL KOMBAT: DECEPTION, TOUCHMASTER, MIDWAY TOURNAMENT
NETWORK, GEM SLIDE and the Midway logos are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. THE BEE GAME is a trademark
of Midway Home Entertainment Inc. Published by Midway Home Entertainment
Inc. under license from EM Entertainment GMBH. Maya the Bee and the Maya
the Bee logo © and ™ EM Entertainment GMBH. CRUIS'N is a trademark of
Nintendo of America Inc. CARTOON NETWORK, FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY
FRIENDS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©
Cartoon Network. Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of
Nintendo. Game Boy Advance is a trademark of Nintendo. ©2001 Nintendo. ©
2001 Nintendo. Nintendo Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo.
© 2006 Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

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. The
Company's actual results could differ materially from those described in
the forward–looking statements as a result of a number of risks and
uncertainties, including, without limitation, the performance 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 1A. Risk Factors" in the
Company's Annual Report on Form 10–K for the year ended December 31,
2005, and in other 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 the Company 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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June 27, 2007

Online Gaming Storms Onto Wii With Pokemon Battle Revolution

Epic Franchise Reaches Several Firsts

REDMOND, Wash., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's launch of Pokemon(R) Battle
Revolution heralds a number of firsts for Nintendo's hot-selling Wii(TM) video
game system. Pokemon Battle Revolution is:
-- The first online Wii game in the Americas.
-- The first Pokemon game for Wii.
-- The first Wii game to wirelessly link to Nintendo DS(TM).
-- The first Wii game that lets players use their Nintendo DS as a
controller. (
Pokemon Battle Revolution is set to become a groundbreaking smash hit this
summer. In battles using Nintendo(R) Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's wireless
gaming service, players can use their Wii Remote(TM) to compete with friends
after exchanging friend codes, or against players of comparable skill. The game
automatically searches for other players who are online. The sights and sounds
of the game bring the action to life as well: The beautiful graphics show each
move in full detail, while the action is narrated by the same announcer from
the Pokemon TV show.
The game contains a number of battle modes for different kinds of play. In
Colosseum Battle Mode, players have 10 different Colosseums in which to stage
their epic challenges. In Nintendo DS Battle Mode, players battle Pokemon that
they have raised in their Nintendo DS Pokemon(R) Diamond and Pokemon(R) Pearl
games. Up to four players can use their Nintendo DS systems as a wireless
controller, which uses the same battle interface found in the DS games.
"Already more than 2 million copies of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl have
sold in the United States alone," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's
senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "The arrival
of Pokemon Battle Revolution brings those players a whole new set of challenges
and, for the first time on Wii, online battles."
Online setup is extremely easy, even for novices. With a few clicks, players
are instantly connected, whether they're using a Wii Remote or a Nintendo DS as
a controller. Trainers are fully customizable. Players can select one of
three female or three male Trainers and outfit them with clothing, hats and
glasses after earning points during competition. Players can even create
personalizedin-game text for their Trainers to use when they win or lose a
battle.
Pokemon Battle Revolution, rated E for Everyone, launches June 25. For more
information about the game, visit http://www.pokemon-games.com. The Official
Nintendo Pokemon Battle Revolution Player's Guide is now available at retail.
Pokemon USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Pokemon Company in Japan, manages the
property outside of Asia which includes licensing, marketing, the Pokemon
Trading Card Game, an animated TV series, home entertainment, the official
Pokemon Web site and an online retail center http://www.pokemoncenter.com. Just
coming off its 10th worldwide anniversary in 2006, Pokemon was launched in
Japan in 1996 for play on Nintendo's Game Boy(R) and has since evolved into a
global cultural phenomenon. Pokemon was introduced in North America in
September 1998 and today is one of the most popular toy and entertainment
properties in the world. For more information, visit http://www.pokemon.com.
The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo
Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for
its Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance and Nintendo GameCube(TM)
systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.4 billion video games and more
than 409 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like
Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(R), Metroid(R), Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(R). A wholly owned
subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as
headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more
information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at http://www.Nintendo.com.

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June 26, 2007

OVERLORD SHIPS TO RETAIL OUTLETS NATIONWIDE

> Burbank, CA - Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - Over 750,000 gamers have already
> turned evil,
> and that's just from the demos. Now, unleash a full, uninhibited reign of
> terror
> as Codemasters today announced that Overlord(TM), the highly anticipated,
> twisted,
> fantasy Action/Adventure game has shipped to retail outlets nationwide.
> Overlord
> is available for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from
> Microsoft
> and the PC, and is rated "T" (Teen - Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Suggestive
> Themes,
> Use of Alcohol, Violence - content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by
> the
> ESRB.
>
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>
> The creation of Dutch developer Triumph Studios, Overlord is all about being
> ruthless,
> determined, and even a little despotic, as players pillage lands, conquer
> kingdoms
> and rise to be proclaimed the new, all-powerful Overlord. At the heart of
> the game
> lies an array of impish, gremlin-like creatures known as the Minions, and
> their presence
> provides Overlord with its deliciously dark comedic touches.
> In Overlord, players will amass armies of up to 50 Minions from all four
> Minion types
> as they explore and conquer the rest of the fantasy world's twisted domains,
> with
> seven corrupt heroes to defeat, a Dark Tower to rebuild, and the Legion of
> Terror
> and other destructive spells to unleash. Whether Brown fighter Minions, Red
> fire
> throwing Minions, Green assassin Minions or Blue healer Minions, these little
> buggers
> will always be there for their master, ready to sacrifice themselves and
> their lives
> in servitude of the Overlord.
> With the ability to be directly controlled by players, the Overlord's Minion
> horde
> will obey every command, no matter how devastating or depraved it may be.
> Indeed,
> Minion loyalty knows no limits and their bravery borders on stupidity, but
> they are
> the perfect slavish little demons to send on sheep killing, farm razing,
> village
> pillaging, house burning, beer guzzling, axe-wielding missions.
> For more information on Overlord, be sure to visit the official game website
> at:
> www.codemasters.com/overlord
>
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> There gamers can sample Minion mayhem by downloading the Overlord playable
> demo
> for the PC, also available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360
> videogame
> and entertainment system. Additionally, be sure to check out the Desktop
> Minion
> e-toy and the "Rate My Evil" interactive leader board.
>
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>
> 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
> U.S,
> Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and
> its
> products is available online at: http://www.codemasters.com
>

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June 23, 2007

BROTHERS IN ARMS DS SHIPS

SAN FRANCISCO – June 21, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest
> video game publishers, and Gearbox Software, one of the world's leading
> independent video game developers, announced that Brothers In Arms® DS is now
> available in retail stores. Brothers In Arms DS brings all the action of the
> critically acclaimed World War II series to a handheld, utilizing the DS
> Touch Screen, and will be available for an MSRP of $24.99.
>
> "Brothers In Arms DS is really exciting for us,” said Randy Pitchford,
> President of Gearbox Software. "I am a huge fan of the handheld and am very
> excited that Brothers In Arms DS turned out to be an amazing action shooter
> with graphics and gameplay far beyond what you expect on the portable device.
> The development team at Gameloft truly did an outstanding job bringing the
> series to Nintendo DS gamers.”
>
> Brothers In Arms DS takes you on a fast-paced tour of duty through three
> action-packed campaigns, from the picturesque countryside of Normandy, to the
> frigid Ardennes forest, and through the unforgiving deserts of Tunisia.
> Encounter ever increasing resistance as you and your squad wage battle with
> an impressive arsenal of weapons, including vehicle-mounted machine guns,
> tanks, bazookas and much more.
>
> Brothers In Arms® DS Key Features:
> • First Brothers In Arms for the DS System: Exclusively designed for Nintendo
> DS with easy-to-use, stylus-based controls such as using the Touch Screen to
> aim, with the camera following the stylus.
> • Impressive, Realistic 3D Graphics: Incredibly detailed environments with
> highly believable characters and enemies, cinematic camera angles and great
> animation.
> • Drivable Vehicles: Drive a recon car or a Sherman Tank. Use a wide range of
> weapons such as bazookas, sniper rifles, grenades and more to destroy your
> enemy.
> • 14 Missions and Three Different Campaigns: Experience the intensity of WWII
> through three different campaigns, from Normandy to North Africa and
> Ardennes.
> • New Multiplayer Experience: Fight major multiplayer battles with three of
> your friends in different multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch and Team
> Deathmatch.
> • Contextual Movements: Gameplay adapted to the Nintendo DS hardware with
> auto-cover behind walls and auto-recovering life system.
> • An Unrivaled Sense of Drama: Experience a strong emotional factor, due to a
> third-person view and dialogue between soldiers.
>
> For more information about Brothers In Arms, please visit
> www.brothersinarmsgame.com.
>
>
> About Ubisoft
> Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive
> entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its
> strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has
> offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe.
> It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to
> consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 547 million Euros for the 2005–2006
> fiscal year. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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NAMCO BANDAI'S SMASH COURT TENNIS 3 GOES FOR THE GOLD

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It'll be Game, Set, Match When Tennis Franchise Arrives on the PSP® System
>
>
>
> SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 22, 2007) - Leading video games publisher and
> developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that Smash Court
> Tennis® 3 has gone gold and will be distributed to retailers across North
> America on July 10. Available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system,
> Smash Court Tennis 3 invites jet-setting tennis pros and amateurs alike to
> turn their handheld system into a portable world tennis tour against the
> likes of Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova.
>
>
>
> Smash Court Tennis 3 has gamers selecting from seven exciting modes including
> Arcade, Exhibition, and Pro Tour Mode or unique mini-games like Galaga Tennis
> and Pac-Man Tennis, all the while pitting them against 16 of the world's best
> tennis players in single and multiplayer matches. Additionally, players can
> design their own rising star with more than twice as many customizable items
> and attributes as previous games in the series. Aspiring tennis protégés can
> rally against friends through game sharing, going head-to-head with a single
> UMD in versus and mini-game modes.
>
>
>
> Smash Court Tennis 3 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will carry a
> suggested MSRP of $29.99.
>
>
>
> For more information on Smash Court Tennis 3 please visit:
> http://www.namcobandaigames.com .
>
>
>
> About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
> NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment
> software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a
> part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing
> many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®,
> SOULCALIBUR®, Naruto(tm) and Tekken® brands. For more information about
> NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto
> www.namcobandaigames.com.
>
>
>
> "PlayStation", "PS" Family logo and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony
> Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo(tm) may be required (sold
> separately).
>
>
>
> Press Release © 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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June 22, 2007

"Project Sylpheed" Briefing: History

Before we get into the current battle at hand in "Project Sylpheed," we
> must discuss the history of the conflict. Originally titled "Silpheed,"
> the Game Arts-developed side-scrolling arcade classic of the 1980s has
> gone through multiple iterations over the years, prior to arriving on
> Xbox 360. The evolution to the next-generation console allows gamers to
> witness the illustrious cinematic cut-scenes and stellar space-shooter
> gameplay of "Project Sylpheed," while proudly showcasing the roots of
> the iconic original "Silpheed."
>
>
>
> Set in the 27th century, the Xbox 360 exclusive "Project Sylpheed"
> combines aerial combat and customizable star-fighter weaponry into an
> engaging story, providing a unique arcade-style experience into a full
> space-combat game. Supported by a multi-leveled storyline and almost an
> hour of polished cinematic cut-scenes, "Project Sylpheed" features
> intense aerial combat combined with a dramatic tale of friends turned
> foes.
>
>
>
> "Project Sylpheed" is developed by Game Arts and SETA Corporation, and
> published by Microsoft and Square Enix, and will be landing at retailers
> starting July 10.
>
>
>
> The information provided in this briefing can be used for all your
> upcoming coverage needs.
>
>
>
> For additional information and game art please visit:
> www.xbox.com/projectsylpheed, and the game's official Web site
> www.project-sylpheed.com.

June 21, 2007

SEGA ANNOUNCES BIOWARE WILL CREATE SONIC ROLE PLAYING GAME

Woohoo- Sonic is great. Although really, Sonic was great and hasn't been so great in a while. And the Bioware games kick ass!

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (June 21, 2007) -- SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd., and Canada-based developer studio BioWare® Corp. today announced a partnership to create a new video game based on the classic SEGA flagship icon Sonic The Hedgehog. The exact name of the game is undetermined, and it will ship in 2008.

"BioWare is one of the hottest names in RPG development in the world," said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. "Everyone at SEGA has huge confidence that Sonic is in the safest of hands, and that BioWare can create the ultimate handheld RPG experience for gamers of all ages."

BioWare is the award-winning independent developer that has created some of the world's best-selling titles including the Baldur's GateT and Neverwinter NightsT series, the 2003 Game of the Year, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old RepublicT and the 2005 RPG of the Year, Jade Empire.T BioWare is currently developing one of the most anticipated next-generation titles of 2007, Mass Effect.T

"We're thrilled to be working with SEGA on Sonic, one of the industry's most enduring and compelling icons," said Greg Zeschuk, president of BioWare. "As huge fans of Sonic ourselves, we're committed to delivering a truly amazing story-driven experience within the Sonic universe, focusing on capturing the character's broad appeal and placing him in a completely original adventure," added Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer of BioWare.

The relationship with BioWare reinforces SEGA's increased emphasis on Western content development for Western audiences. In the past few years SEGA has announced partnerships with developers Bizarre Creations, Gas Powered Games, Monolith Productions, Obsidian Entertainment, Planet Moon Studios, Pseudo Interactive and Silicon Knights. SEGA has also acquired development studios The Creative Assembly, Secret Level and Sports Interactive.

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's Web site is located at www.sega.com .

About SEGA® Europe Limited:

SEGA Europe Limited is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe's web site is located at www.sega-europe.com .

About BioWare Corp.:

BioWare Corp®. is an electronic entertainment company which develops computer, console, handheld and online video games focused on rich stories and memorable characters. Since 1995, BioWare® has created some of the world's best-selling titles including the award-winning Baldur's GateT and Neverwinter NightsT series, as well as the 2003 Game of the Year, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old RepublicT. Original BioWare-created IPs include the 2005 RPG of the Year, Jade EmpireT, with next-generation titles Mass EffectT and Dragon AgeT currently in development. With studios in Edmonton, Canada, and Austin, Texas, BioWare is also hard at work on several unannounced projects including a massively multiplayer online game. Media Inquiries can be directed to Matt Atwood (matwood@bioware.com). For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com

*BioWare, BioWare Corp., Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Jade Empire are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by BioWare Corp. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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Wii Adds Spice to Summer on Land, on Sea and in the Air

Theme Parks, Cruise Ships and Street Teams Make Wii a Part of Summer Fun
REDMOND, Wash., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Leaving home this summer
doesn't mean leaving behind the fun of your Wii(TM) video game system.
Nintendo's hot-selling system is making appearances in fun locations around the
country to give people of all ages a chance to sample it and experience a whole
new way to play video games.

"This summer, Wii will be where gamers and their friends and family are
gathering to have fun," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice
president of marketing and corporate communications. "The best way to
understand the fun of Wii is to try it for yourself, which is why we've made it
easy for people to find it in numerous places."

Some of the places people can find Wii this summer include:
-- Six Flags Theme Parks: Wii is the Official Gaming Console of Six Flags
parks. Six Flags offers complimentary game playing at Wii gaming stations
throughout select Six Flags-branded theme parks.
-- Norwegian Cruise Line Ships: Wii systems are currently on all Norwegian
Cruise Line ships. The systems are equipped with Wii Sports(TM), Wii
Play(TM), WarioWare(TM): Smooth Moves and Excite Truck(TM).
-- Nintendo Street Team: The Nintendo Street Team includes a trailer and
two SUVs equipped with all the hottest and upcoming Wii and Nintendo
DS(TM) games. The Street Team will be touring the country attending fairs
and festivals, local events and select NASCAR races all summer long to
give people the chance to sample games for both casual players and the
hard-core gamer. For a complete calendar of where to find the Nintendo
Street Team, visit http://www.nintendo.com.
-- The Dick's Sporting Goods Kick-It 3v3 Soccer Tour presented by Sports
Illustrated For Kids: Nintendo will join this 53-city soccer tournament,
which runs now through August. Wii systems will be on display showing off
sports-themed games like Wii Sports and Mario Strikers(TM) Charged (after
it launches on July 30).
-- In Your Travel Bag: Consumers have found that the Wii system is so
compact that it can be toted from place to place in a small carry-on bag.
That makes it one of the first home video game systems that can easily be
toted onto an airplane. So whether you're traveling by car or plane, off
to visit grandma or just get away for a while, everywhere you go, be sure
to pack your Wii too.

Since it launched in November 2006, Wii has become a social phenomenon. Wii
bowling leagues have sprouted up, retirement communities are using them for
recreation and libraries are using them to draw a crowd and create interactive
programs that attract younger readers. Wii continues to introduce the world of
video games to new audiences, and systems sell out as fast as Nintendo can
manufacture them. For more information about Wii, visit http://www.Wii.com.

The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment,
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and
software for its Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance and Nintendo
GameCube(TM) systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.4 billion video
games and more than 409 million hardware units globally, and has created
industry icons like Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(R), Metroid(R), Zelda(TM) and
Pokemon(R). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western
Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site
at http://www.nintendo.com.

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June 20, 2007

Konami Announces Contra 4

KONAMI ANNOUNCES CONTRA 4 FOR NINTENDO DS
>
> Explosive Action Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Unique Dual Screen
> Presentation, New Gameplay Elements and Cooperative Multiplayer Mayhem
>
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>
> REDWOOD CITY, Calif. ­ June 20, 2007 ­ Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.,
> today announced Contra 4 (working title) for the Nintendo DS. Marking the
> 20th anniversary of the quintessential action franchise, the game pushes 2D
> side-scrolling action in an all-new direction with gunplay that spans two
> full screens, original gameplay mechanics that grant players deadlier
> abilities than ever before, and frantic multiplayer functionality.
>
> Contra 4 takes place two years after the events of Contra III: The Alien
> Wars. After saving earth from invasion by Red Falcon, Bill Rizer and Lance
> Bean are confronted with a new extraterrestrial menace: the terrifying Black
> Viper. Joined by hard-boiled mercenaries Mad Dog and Scorpion, the warriors
> must once again wage war against an entire army of invaders.
>
> Refining the 2D side-scrolling genre the series established 20 years ago,
> Contra 4 delivers pure action at a fever pitch as players jump, shoot, and
> dodge oncoming hazards. Utilizing a new dual screen presentation, the action
> spans both screens of the Nintendo DS, giving players the opportunity to
> battle across expansive environments in which death can come from any
> direction. The use of both screens for the game¹s core action also allows
> for massive boss battles as players try to seek and destroy the weak points
> of sky-high enemies. A first for the series, Contra 4 introduces a grappling
> hook accessory that lets players grab onto elements of the environment
> directly above them. Whether using it to avoid oncoming dangers or attack
> from a strategic vantage point, the grappling hook allows for new combat
> situations and dramatic set pieces that underscore the game¹s
> adrenaline-soaked pedigree.
>
> Continuing the multiplayer tradition of previous games in the series, Contra
> 4 lets two players battle together against Black Viper¹s army of vile alien
> forces and reclaim Earth for mankind.
>
> Developed by WayForward Technologies, Contra 4 is planned for release on the
> Nintendo DS in 2007. For more information on the game and the Contra
> franchise, please visit: www.konami.com .
>
> About Konami
> Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic
> entertainment properties. Konami¹s titles include the popular franchises
> Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill®, Dance Dance Revolution® and Castlevania®,
> among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on
> the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company
> based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment,
> Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United
> States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami
> Corporation is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange
> under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can
> be found at www.konami.com .
>
> ³KONAMI² is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION.
>
> Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.

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June 19, 2007

TEKKEN'S WORLDWIDE DOMINATION CONTINUES AS IT GOES ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON THE PLAYSTATION3 SYSTEM

Take The Fight to New Levels of Online Goodness as TEKKEN(r)5: Dark
> Resurrection(tm)Online, is Being Developed for the PLAYSTATION 3 system
>
>
>
> Santa Clara, Calif., (June 19, 2007) - Leading video games developer and
> publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that they will
> be releasing TEKKEN(r)5: Dark Resurrection(tm)Online, an online update
> to the now available downloadable fighting game, TEKKEN(r)5: Dark
> Resurrection(tm) at the PLAYSTATION(r)Store, exclusively for the
> PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system. The new downloadable
> add-on will have TEKKEN fans thanking the fighting game gods as this
> marks the first time in the popular fighting franchise's history that
> TEKKEN will be playable online. The new highly anticipated online
> feature will include ranked matches, custom battles, and online
> tournaments where TEKKEN fans will finally be able to show off their
> fighting skills to have it out with other fans, outside of their own
> living rooms.
>
>
>
> Updates to the new TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Online will include Opti
> Match, Quick Match, Custom Match and Friend Match, making it easy to
> find opponents to fight with anywhere, anytime. Players will also have
> the opportunity to study their opponents by viewing battles in the lobby
> while waiting for their turn to conquer and trash talk each other via
> voice chat. The online update also includes two new single player modes,
> including Practice mode, where players can hone their fighting skills
> before battling online, and Survival mode, where players must use their
> superior TEKKEN skills to defeat as many opponents as possible, one
> after the other, in a fight to the finish.
>
>
>
> TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Online will also allow players to show off
> their skills with the Online News Ticker that will post the weekly,
> monthly and overall rank leaders at any given point. Players will fight
> their way to the deadly Dark Lord to prove that they are worthy of
> battling it out in the online TEKKEN ranking.
>
>
>
> "It is beyond words how excited we are to finally be bringing our famous
> fighting franchise, TEKKEN, online for the first time," Makoto Iwai,
> Senior Vice President and COO of NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. said.
> "Not only is TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Online a great value, but it
> now features the largest evolution in the franchise to date."
>
>
>
> TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection was released earlier this year for download
> on the PlayStation(r)Network for the PLAYSTATION 3 system. The game
> features stunning 1080p graphics and classic TEKKEN gameplay. The
> online update, TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Online, will be available
> later this year for the low price of $9.99. For fans who did not
> download the original game, it will still be available at the
> PLAYSTATION(r) Store for $19.99.
>
>
>
> For more information, please check out NAMCO BANDAI's official website
> at www.namcobandaigames.com
>
>
>
> About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
> NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is an interactive entertainment software
> publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a
> subsidiary of the newly formed NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc. based in
> Cypress, CA.
>
> On September 29, 2005, Bandai Co., Ltd. and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a
> management integration to form NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. This step was
> taken to compete more effectively on the global stage in the
> fast-changing entertainment industry and to deliver further growth.
>
> The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment group
> involved in business fields ranging from toys, amusement facilities,
> video game software and visual software, to apparel, sundries and
> network content.
>
> As previous separate entities (Namco Hometek Inc. and Bandai Games Inc.)
> the companies were each known for creating some of the industry's top
> video game franchises including: Tamagotchi(r), Tekken(r),
> SOULCALIBUR(r), Dead to Rights(r),
>
> Pac-Man(r) World(tm), Digimon(r), Ridge Racer(r), Time Crisis(r) and
> ACECOMBAT(r). For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America
> Inc. and its products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com
> .
>
> Press Release (c) 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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D3Publisher of America Ships The Adventures Of Darwin (TM) To Retail Stores

LOS ANGELES - June 19, 2007 - The time for monkey business has arrived, as
> D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) announced today that The Adventures of
> DarwinT is shipping to retail stores across North America exclusively for
> the PlayStationR2 computer entertainment system from Sony at an SRP of
> $19.95. In The Adventures of Darwin, players take on the leadership role in
> a group of primitive, yet promising, primates. The game follows the
> evolution of group leader Darwin the monkey and his adorable companions as
> they grow from a small assembly of simple primates to a powerful,
> intelligent colony of human cavemen. This process is prompted as players
> learn about and interact with the vast prehistoric world around them. If
> gamers want to survive life in the hostile world, they must evolve!
>
>
>
> "Just as Darwin does in the game, the PlayStation 2 market is evolving-it's
> now ready to accommodate more games like The Adventures of Darwin that
> appeal to family-friendly audiences," said Sam Guilloud, brand manager,
> D3PA. "With such a large and loyal install base of over 38 million in the
> US (Source NPD), this is the perfect time in the PlayStation 2's life cycle
> to release such a unique title."
>
>
>
> The Adventures of Darwin utilizes innovative real-time strategy elements and
> a first-hand evolutionary gaming experience. Commanding up to 30 primates,
> gamers assign a variety of tasks to their primate companions and make
> real-time decisions to increase the chances for survival of the fittest.
> Tribe members become more intelligent as they evolve, improving survival
> skills and verbal communication as the level of civilization advances. The
> richly colored world is beautiful but dangerous, filled with lush jungles,
> volatile volcanoes, dark caverns and raging rapids. The group hunts wooly
> mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, ferocious dinosaurs and other foes for the
> safety and benefit of the village. Players can lead their tribe on
> adventures, teach them to hunt, collect raw materials to build with and use
> as tools and weapons, and encourage the use of increasingly civilized
> language. The weapons arsenal will advance as the village and its members
> progress. Players of The Adventures of Darwin will find out if they are
> capable of becoming a leader of evolution, or if they are doomed to a life
> of monkey business!
>
>
>
> The Adventures of Darwin was developed by Vingt-et-un-Systems Corporation
> and is rated "E 10+" ("Everyone 10 and older") by the ESRB.
>
>
>
> About D3Publisher of America, Inc.
>
> D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters
> in Tokyo, Japan. D3Publisher of America's strategic focus is on licensed
> and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to
> mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles,
> D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal
> computers, major console platforms and handheld systems including WiiT,
> Nintendo GameCubeT, Nintendo DST, Game BoyR Advance, PlayStationR game
> console, PlayStationR2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATIONR3 computer
> entertainment system, PSPR (PlayStationRPortable) system, the XboxR video
> game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360T video game
> and entertainment system from Microsoft. For additional information on
> D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at
> http://www.d3publisher.us.

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EA SHIPS SIMCITY DS TO STORES SHELVES TODAY

SimCity experience on-the-go with all new features
>
> Exclusively for the Nintendo DS platform
>
>
>
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>
> TOKYO, Japan - June 19, 2007 - Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) ships
> SimCity(tm) DS, the first highly anticipated SimCity game developed
> exclusively for the Nintendo DS platform, to stores worldwide today.
> With all-new controls and game modes leveraging unique functionalities
> of the Nintendo DS system, SimCity DS realizes the most accessible
> SimCity gameplay to date. The product will be available in stores
> throughout North America, Europe and Asia this week.
>
>
>
> SimCity DS brings all the excitement of building and managing your own
> city into the palm of your hands. From the highly intuitive
> city-building experience of using the stylus on the touch screen like a
> drawing board to exciting mini-games occurring every few minutes, the
> game is perfectly suited for gameplay on-the-go. For those players who
> are new to the franchise, the newly introduced advisor characters will
> guide them throughout the game, offering helpful tips on how to keep
> citizens happy or manage tax rates, while entertaining players along the
> way. The game is also open-ended enough for the hardcore fans of the
> franchise to test their creativity, freely building unique cities with
> the stylus.
>
>
>
> "The game offers everything that consumer's love about the SimCity
> franchise in the most light-hearted and easy to pick-up-and-play
> manner," said Takahiro Murakami, Producer at Electronic Arts. "Our goal
> is to create a SimCity game on the Nintendo DS platform that offers
> quick gameplay, satisfies players on-the-go and is engaging enough to
> keep playing in bed all night... SimCity DS offers just that!"
>
>
>
> SimCity DS on Nintendo DS is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB and has an
> MSRP of $29.99.
>
>
>
> Product Features:
>
>
>
> It's Your City - Take charge of one of eight fictional cities or build
> your own, exactly the way you want. Varied townscapes, beautiful
> international landmarks and entertaining characters create a truly
> individual flavor for each location.
>
>
>
> Stay in Control - Enjoy city management made simple, with user-friendly
> designs and intuitive control. View your city in the top screen as it
> grows and develops, then get to
>
> work with the Nintendo DS stylus and Touch Screen.
>
>
>
> Help is at Hand - Even the most gifted Mayor needs a little guidance
> sometimes. Luckily your trusty Advisors are on hand to instruct and
> advise, as you learn the basics. No matter what events or problems
> unfold, you can count on them for tips and training throughout, all
> mixed with a little humor.
>
>
>
> Do it Your Way - Choose from two gameplay styles to customize your
> SimCity(tm) DS experience. Select objective based gameplay to tackle
> tricky challenges, or opt for more open-ended fun, enjoying the everyday
> ups and downs of being a city boss.
>
>
>
> Save Our City! - Jump to the rescue to protect your town from disaster.
> From blowing out fires with the microphone to fighting off monster
> attacks with the Nintendo DS stylus, it's up to you to defend your
> citizens when calamity strikes. Can you be the hero of the hour?
>
>
>
> Only in SimCity(tm) DS - Exclusive features take the fun even further
> with ingenious gameplay innovations. Use DS wireless communications to
> swap letters with fellow Mayors and unlock international landmarks, and
> sign your latest decree with a flourish using the Nintendo DS stylus.
>
>
>
> Product Specifications
>
>
>
> Publisher: Electronic Arts
>
> Developer: AKI/EAP Japan
>
> Category: Simulation
>
> Rating: ESRB-- "E"
>
> PEGI-- "3+"
>
>
>
> ###
>
> About Electronic Arts
>
> Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
> the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded
> in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
> software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers, cellular
> handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
> four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In
> fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 titles that
> sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is
> www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press
> releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, POGO and The Sims are
> trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S.
> and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are
> the property of their respective owners.

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DiRT RACES IN TO RETAIL OUTLETS

Burbank, CA -June 19, 2007 - Codemasters, Inc. today announced that DiRT, the
> highly
> anticipated off-road racing game, is shipping to retail outlets nationwide
> for the
> Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PC,
> with
> the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system edition to follow shortly.
> DiRT is
> rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB.
>
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>
> Developed by Codemasters Studios using its new propriety engine, Neon,
> DiRT(TM) takes
> traditional rally and turns it into an exhilarating thrill ride through a
> massive
> range of off-road racing experiences on gravel, mud and dirt, right across
> the globe.
> Expanding on the brilliant point-to-point rally racing, the game includes an
> extensive
> range of off road and circuit events, delivering a thrilling, often
> challenging and
> ultimately hugely rewarding experience.
> Players race in challenging, heavyweight 850bhp cars through high speed blind
> corners
> and along perilous cliff edges in the Hill Climb events, including the world
> famous
> Pikes Peak International through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
> There are also multiple car races with Dakar-style trucks and super-powered
> 4x4s
> on grueling desert terrain in Rally Raid competitions. In Rally Cross,
> players switch
> between dirt and road racing. The competition is always breathing down your
> neck
> and always ruthless.
> Then there are Crossover circuits and events from the CORR (Championship Off
> -Road
> Racing) series in the U.S. The CORR series is all about head-to-head full on
> dirt
> circuit racing. The combination of powerful off-road buggies and exciting
> dirt tracks
> incorporating tabletop jumps, drop-offs and moguls is an intoxicating mix.
> DiRT(TM) also offers a dedicated rally championship section and the
> opportunity to
> race against others and the clock with a 100-person online multiplayer mode.
> In any
> mode, on any surface, the car handling is sublime, the physics system is
> thrillingly
> accurate and the damage engine is as devastating as ever.
> Get up to speed with the Xbox 360 playable demo now available from Xbox LIVE®
> Marketplace
> and the PC demo, along with videos and product information, available from
> http://www.codemasters.com/dirt
>
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>
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>
> 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
> U.S,
> Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and
> its
> products is available online at: http://www.codemasters.com

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Rapid Reality Studios Releases New MMO Game, Phylon

RAPID REALITY'S NEW SCI-FI GAME, PHYLON, RELEASED
>
> Following the successful Beta testing phase, Rapid Reality Studios announces
> the commercial release of their first MMO, Phylon. The game is now available
> for purchase on the newly redesigned website, http://phylon-online.com.
>
> Tracy Spaight, Rapid Reality's COO stated, "We are excited to release Phylon
> as it represents a lot of work from our team and from gamers who provided
> tremendous feedback during the beta testing phase. We hope that players
> will enjoy the game, in particular, the battle arenas." He also stated,
> "Through focused surveys and general feedback in our forums, we will
> continue to tap into the creativity of the gaming community to help shape
> the game and its future expansions."
>
> Phylon combines the fast-paced action of a traditional shooter with the
> persistence and depth of an MMO. Join players from around the world as part
> of the Bloblic Imperium, the Amphibian resistance, or the Terran colonists
> in their struggle for control of the planet Anura. Crush your enemies in
> instanced battle arenas, including Deathmatch and Domination. Advance in
> skill and unlock access to hundreds of unique items, including jet packs,
> energy shields, power-ups, and weapons.
>
> The new Phylon website features a sleek new look, new video trailers, top
> player leader boards, in-game and game art showcases, forums and much more.
>
> Founded in May 2005, Rapid Reality Studios is a video game developer located
> in Marietta, Georgia. The team of programmers, artists, and designers is
> dedicated to producing next generation online games. Their passion and
> mission is to make the kind of games you want to play. "There are no suits
> at Rapid Reality: we're gamers."

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_WHAT:_


_ _

Get ready to test your knowledge in Jeopardy!(R)2, the sharp new online
version of America's Favorite Quiz Show®! Just like the popular TV game
show, select a category and a dollar amount to reveal the hidden clue .
Come up with the correct response and you?re inthe money; otherwise,
your virtual bank will take a hit.

/ /


_ABOUT /JEOPARDY 2:/_

* Over 3,000 clues to tackle as players experience two regular
rounds and one Final Jeopardy! round
* New Daily Clue game mode
* Play alone, against the PC or against others at the same keyboard,
each with three levels of difficulty: easy, medium and hard
* In-game trophies and badges for skillful play
* More realistic stage and set graphics

For more information visit www.sonypictures.com/games

or www.station.sony.com.


_WHEN:_


_ _

/Jeopardy! 2/ is scheduled to be available for download from
www.station.sony.com and
www.sonypictures.com/games/jeopardy/

for the suggested retail price of $19.99 beginning June 19, 2007.


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June 18, 2007

MIDWAY Heats up Sony 's PSP With Release Of HOT BRAIN


*
*

/Brain Training Quiz Game Hosted by Fred Willard Ships to Stores on June 18/

**CHICAGO – June 18, 2007 **– Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading
interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today
announced that Hot Brain™, the new brain training game designed
exclusively for Sony's PSP (PlayStation® Portable) system has shipped to
retailers nationwide. The mind-bending puzzle game, designed to
stimulate the brain with a series of quizzes focusing on different
categories such as math and language, is now available for a U.S. MSRP
of $29.99.

Hot Brain also features the unique humor of comedy legend Fred Willard
(Best in Show, Anchorman), who provides the voice for Professor Ed
Warmer, the head of the Hot Brain Institute.

"With comedic legend Fred Willard as your guide, Hot Brain not only
teases the mind but tickles the funny bone, " said Steve Allison, chief
marketing officer, Midway. "Hot Brain is the perfect game for summer
travel plans or just sitting around the house. It was built exclusively
for Sony's PlayStation Portable system and will be a great addition to
any gamer's library, no matter their skill level."

Created to challenge the minds of both casual and serious gamers, Hot
Brain features five categories that test logic, memory, math, language
and concentration. Inside these five categories are a series of puzzling
games that progress in difficulty from easy to hard.

**_About Hot Brain™_**__

Fire up your mind with Hot Brain™, a game that engages the mind through
a series of puzzles and challenges designed to raise the activity and
temperature of your brain. Hot Brain presents challenging and fun mental
activities that help ignite your mind in areas like logic, memory, math,
language and concentration. Exclusive to the PSP® (PlayStation®
Portable) system, the game allows you to test your skills in several
single player modes or you can play with up to three people via ad-hoc
connection. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, a robust tutorial
mode makes the game accessible and enjoyable to people of all ages.

**_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 .

HOT BRAIN is a trademark of Midway Home Entertainment Inc.
"PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION" and "PS" Family logo are registered
trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective companies.

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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Disney Interactive Studios Announces Disney Princess Video Games Arriving This Fall

GIRLS RECEIVE A ROYAL INVITATION TO JOIN THE DISNEY PRINCESSES IN VIDEO
> GAME ADVENTURES THIS FALL
>
>
>
> Disney Interactive Studios Announces New Video Games Based on Beloved
> Disney Princess Brand and Designed Specifically for Young Girls
>
>
>
> BURBANK, Calif. - (June 18, 2007) - This fall, young girls will join
> their favorite Disney Princesses in exciting adventures designed just
> for them. In Disney's first console video game created specifically for
> young girls, players befriend their favorite princesses * including
> Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine and Snow White * and enter their enchanted
> worlds. The princess worlds are in peril and only the player can save
> them in Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey for Wii(tm) from Nintendo,
> PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. In Disney
> Princess: Magical Jewels, also releasing this fall for Nintendo DS(tm),
> girls play as a Disney Princess, including Ariel, Aurora, Belle,
> Cinderella, Jasmine and Snow White. Entering a fun-filled enchanted
> adventure to regain a kingdom's magical power, players strive to break
> the spell that binds the kingdom by recovering the stolen Magical
> Jewels.
>
>
>
> "Based on a brand that girls and parents already know and trust, the
> Disney Princess video games are designed with young girls in mind
> through accessible, challenging and fun game play," said Jessica Oifer,
> senior brand manager for Disney Interactive Studios. "We know that
> Disney Princess could be a young girl's first entry into videogames. We
> embrace the simplicity required by this age group while providing a
> challenging and rewarding experience set in beautiful Princess worlds.
> Not only are the games fun, they also introduce players to the positive
> attributes that make a true princess: courage, friendship, trust and the
> joy of discovery."
>
>
>
> In Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey for Wii , PlayStation 2 system and
> PC, girls play as their own customized heroine, taking part in a
> fantastic adventure and helping the Disney Princesses restore order in
> their kingdoms. Girls exercise their creativity by choosing their
> character's name as well as customizing her look - selecting hair color,
> skin tone, dresses and more. As they meet and interact with their
> favorite Disney Princesses, girls discover that each Disney Princess has
> a unique story and magical world. These stories inspire players as they
> ascertain the attributes of being a true princess -- courage,
> friendship, trust and discovery. The game's two-player mode allows girls
> and their moms or friends to work together to fix the princess worlds.
>
>
>
> Disney Princess: Magical Jewels for Nintendo DS invites girls to play as
> their favorite Disney Princesses in an enchanted adventure. Girls
> explore the game at their own pace and skill level to recover the
> Magical Jewels and restore the magical power of a kingdom. In a
> magic-filled romp through locations familiar to young girls, players
> experience the excitement of interacting with the environments through
> the Nintendo DS touch screen to solve puzzles and tasks that help each
> Princess on her adventure. A tiered design provides an accessible play
> experience for the younger player, yet also provides layers of
> challenges for older players. Multiplayer modes allow the player to have
> a friend join the fun.
>
>
>
> Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Papaya Studio,
> Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey for Wii, PlayStation 2 system and PC
> is scheduled for release this fall at an anticipated MSRP of $29.99 for
> the PlayStation 2 system and $39.99 for Wii. Also scheduled for a fall
> release is Disney Princess: Magical Jewels for Nintendo DS, being
> developed by 1st Playable Productions, at an anticipated MSRP of $29.99.
> All titles will be rated E for everyone.
>
>
>
> About Disney Interactive Studios
>
>
>
> Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of
> The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self
> publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video
> games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses
> properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to
> bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is
> based in Glendale, California and has four internal game development
> studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio,
> Propaganda Games and Climax Racing.

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K2 Network Secures 16M Funding From Intel Capital

Leader In The Publishing And Servicing Of PC-based Online Games, K2 Network
> Looks To Expand its Portfolio Internationally
>
>
> Irvine, Calif. – June 18, 2007 – K2 Network, Inc. (
> www.k2network.net), an online game publisher,
> today announced that the company has closed a $16 million Series B round of
> venture capital led by Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel
> Corporation. The funds will be used to further develop and internationally
> market and grow its portfolio of personal computer, Free2Play™ multi-player
> online games.
>
> Intel Capital was joined in this funding by new investors Greycroft
> Partners, Khosla Ventures and Novel TMT Ventures as well as returning
> investors BV Capital and mvp Capital. The online gaming industry has grown
> rapidly in recent years and is forecasted to hit $13 billion by 2011
> according to DFC Intelligence. With its plans for international expansion,
> key portfolio acquisitions and more, K2 Network is poised to be a
> significant player in that growth
>
> “K2 Network has demonstrated leadership in this market with its innovative
> business acumen to build a gaming company that is focused on
> service-oriented architecture,” said Joshua Hong, CEO and Co-founder of K2
> Network. “K2 Network is in a position to take some major steps in growth and
> market share and we are glad Intel Capital, as a strategic investor, is
> supporting us as we write the next exciting chapter in our company’s
> history.”
>
> “The online gaming market segment is experiencing tremendous growth
> supported by multiple revenue models from subscription, free to play,
> advertising supported to micro-transaction and virtual currency,” said
> Alexander Marquez, director of strategic investments for Intel Capital. “K2
> Network’s extensive gaming knowledge along with its unique Free2Play model
> is well positioned to capitalize on this exciting opportunity in interactive
> entertainment.”
>
> Serving over 10 million gamers in over 100 countries, K2 Network is a
> leading Western Hemisphere MMO service company with successful online game
> titles from Asia. Climbing rapidly, K2 Network is one of the fastest growing
> companies in the fastest growing segment of the video game industry. K2
> Network has an operational presence in the United States, Korea and India.
>
> In 2001, K2 Network was founded on the belief that the community experience
> of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMO’s) will become one of the most
> significant forms of entertainment in the 21st Century. K2 Network is
> devoted to removing barriers between players and games, believing players
> should experience a game before they invest any money in it. K2 Network
> digitally distributes games for free through its Free2Play™ model where
> players can choose between completely free, discreet item/service purchases,
> or paid monthly Premium services.
>
> About Intel Capital
>
> Intel Capital, Intel's venture capital organization, makes equity
> investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide.
> Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware,
> software, and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health,
> consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing, and cleantech. Since 1991,
> Intel Capital has invested more than U.S. $6 billion in approximately 1,000
> companies in over 40 countries. In that timeframe, about 157 portfolio
> companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and another
> 187 have been acquired by other companies. In 2006, Intel Capital invested
> about US$1.07 billion in 163 deals with approximately 60 percent of funds
> (excluding Clearwire) invested outside the United States. For more
> information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit
> www.intelcapital.com.
>
> About K2 Network
> K2 Network publishes and services highly engaging online games and
> cultivates dynamic player environments. The company puts Gamers First™ by
> giving them free access to its compelling titles, supporting its amazing
> communities, offering creative pricing models and updating its games based
> on community feedback. K2 Network currently has 10 million registered users
> and offers War Rock, Knight Online, Global MU Online, Red Stone and Sword of
> the New World: Granado Espada. K2 Network has an operational presence in the
> United States, Korea, and India. More information can be found at
> www.k2network.net.

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Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel

Father’s Day is over, but the Wii Shop Channel has plenty of competitive
games to keep pop hopping. Whether dad’s a golf fan, an overall sports
enthusiast or just a guy who likes to rescue prisoners with his special forces
buddies, this is the week for him.

Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games
to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet
connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be
purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games
are:

NES Open Tournament Golf™ (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii
Points): We all knew that Mario™ was a top-notch plumber, but did you know
that he could also be a world-class golfer? You can challenge another player in
Stroke, Match and Tournament modes. Play on three fantasy courses in the USA,
the UK and Japan and try to win a million dollars. Make sure you keep an eye on
the wind and distance to the hole before selecting your club, or else you’ll
be racking up some high scores – which is exactly what you don’t want to do
in this game. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer, NES Open
Tournament Golf is perfect for those days when you just can’t get to the
local golf course.

World Sports Competition (TurboGrafx-16, 1-5 players, Rated E for Everyone, 600
Wii Points): Play through a total of 18 Olympic events in this action/sports
title. Players compete in six categories of events that include shooting,
archery, rowing, swimming and track and field. The game features Olympics mode,
where you play all the events over the course of a few days, and Training mode,
where you can choose individual events to play. After practicing in Training
mode, go for the gold in Olympics mode and break world records. Depending on
your play time and ability, you can enjoy the game a number of different ways.
Gather friends and play in competitions with up to five players to get even
more out of this great game.

Bloody Wolf (TurboGrafx-16, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older –
Animated Blood, Violence, 600 Wii Points): Enter alone, deep into enemy
territory to rescue the kidnapped President in this overhead-view action
shooter. Take on the role of a commando in a Special Forces team and face your
enemies with an onslaught of weapons, including machine guns and grenades. Earn
valuable information, weapons and items by rescuing POWs. Fight your way to the
end of each stage and defeat the boss by effectively using your weapons and
equipment. This port of the insanely popular arcade game features refined
graphics, story and cut-scenes, making this action game a must-have. This new
and enhanced version includes the never-been-told second half of the story that
was left out of the arcade version.

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June 15, 2007

DEATH TRACK: RESURRECTION IN DEVELOPMENT

* *

*/1C/**/ Company Brings Back to Life Classic Franchise/*

* *

*MOSCOW**, Russia**, June 15, 2007* – Leading Eastern and Central
European publisher
1C Company and Skyfallen Entertainment are proud to announce the
development of Death Track: Resurrection – the successor to the
legendary Deathtrack, a game which is considered by many the founder of
the modern combat racing genre.

Death Track: Resurrection is a combat racing title that plunges players
into the not too distant future when the world is in chaos. The
population is tired of traditional sports. Replaced by far more
aggressive, violent and thrilling types of entertainment the public
screams for more. The attention of Earth’s population is drawn to a new
event, the “Survival Race”. This is a World Tournament that takes place
in the largest cities across the globe. Spectacular road battles in
powerful vehicles are performed by world-renown drivers. This tournament
with its fame and money attract more and more new drivers every day.

The main character of the game is a rookie driver that enters the
tournament for the first time. As this character players will soon
realize that the battle on the tracks is sometimes not fair. To achieve
the top results they need to believe the end justifies the means. They
will have to use every weapon at their disposal to win their races and
triumph over numerous enemies. The compelling single player story line
will let players become immersed in a world of great treachery and
stunning battles..

Death Track: Resurrection will be shown for the first time at E3 2007 in
the 1C booth. Its release date will be announced later this year. For
more information on 1C please contact us at the numbers above or go to
our website at http://int.games.1c.ru .


*About 1C Company*

1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of
interactive entertainment products and business software. Founded in
1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer
games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged
as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal
developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten
Battles, Aces Expansion Pack and Pacific Fighters. 1C Company works as a
publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and
has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts
are “forward-looking statements.” The Company cautions readers of this
press release that a number of important factors could cause the 1C
Company’s actual future results to differ materially from those
expressed in any such forward-looking statements. 1C Company and 1C logo
are registered trademarks of the 1C Company. All other company names
mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Copyright ã 2007 1C Company, All Rights Reserved.

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Touchmaster Demo Available This Month in Retail Stores


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*

This month, fans looking for a new and addictive addition for their
Nintendo DS game library can try Touchmaster, Midway's collection of
popular touchscreen interactive games coming exclusively to Nintendo
DS™. Gamers looking to try before they buy can bring their Nintendo DS™
to major retail stores and download a demo of the game to experience the
simple and addicting //Crystal Balls// puzzle game, one of 23 touch
screen games that will appear on Touchmaster when it ships to stores on
June 25.

The demo will be available at the following retail stores:

· GameStop

· Target

· Game Crazy

· Fry's

· Best Buy

· Toys R Us

· Wal-Mart

· Circuit City

In this e-mail, we've also included game descriptions and screens for
all seven games in the "Puzzle" category, including "Crystal Balls."


*Crystal Balls:*

Match
at least three numbers or colors in a row to make the balls disappear.
If you can clear everything below the marked line, your point values
will go up. Score big with combos, but make sure not to run out of balls!


*Mahki*

Clear
as many tiles as you can by grouping alike tiles then double tapping the
group to remove them. When removed, tiles from above will fall, and
they'll move to the right whenever a whole column is cleared. There are
two modes of play: easy with four colors, and hard with five colors.


*Pairs*

Billiards
have never been played like this before. Remove balls from the table by
touching similar, adjacent balls. Use the next pass button or cue ball
to help you out of jams. When no moves are available, hit the Break
button to scramble the table.


*Times Square*

Strategically
place the number tiles in the grid to gain the maximum of points. Pay
attention to the multiplier value, and make sure to make wise use of
your Wilds.


*Wordz*

Quickly
figure out the hidden phrase by selecting a letter for each tile.
Remember, the timer is always running, so don't run out of time while
selecting letters or typing in the answer.


*Mah Jongg Pairs*

Quickly
clear the tiles for this classic version of a familiar favorite. Easy
mode makes things a bit simpler, using numbers and letters, while Hard
mode uses traditional Chinese shapes and symbols. When the game starts
you can change the layout to any of the four available layouts.


*Gem Slide*

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When
three or more alike gems touch each other they will disappear. For each
move that doesn't form at least three alike gems in a row, additional
gemstones will be added randomly around the board, making it more
difficult to clear the gems. A level is completed when every gem has
been used or removed from the board or no more moves are available.


*About Touchmaster*

The wide variety of highly interactive mini-games that made Midway's
**Touchmaster™** a favorite in bars and arcades across the country are
will now be available whenever, wherever with **Touchmaster**,
exclusively for Nintendo DS™. **Touchmaster** is a natural fit for the
touch screen and stylus of Nintendo DS, and is perfect for a quick
gameplay session. There's something for everyone to choose from, with a
wide variety of 23 Midway's classic Touchmaster games, including
//Trivia, Solitaire, Gem Slide™// and //Mah Jongg//. With the Nintendo
DS Wi-Fi connection, players can connect to the Midway Tournament
Network for high scores, tournaments and daily rankings.


*© 2006 Midway*


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June 14, 2007

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WEAPON-BASED FIGHTING FRANCHISE SET TO STRIKE ONCE MORE WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF SOULCALIBUR IV

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 13, 2007) - Swords will be honed and weapons
> optimized as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced
> Soulcalibur(r) IV, the newest installment to the world renowned
> weapon-based fighting series, for the PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer
> entertainment system and Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment
> system from Microsoft. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and
> enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation,
> Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience. The
> unrelenting pursuit of two legendary swords continues when Soulcalibur
> IV is released in 2008.

> "Soulcalibur has been a cornerstone franchise for NAMCO BANDAI Games and
> this latest edition will build upon its legacy of groundbreaking
> fighting experiences," said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and
> COO, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "With Soulcalibur IV, long-time
> fans and newcomers to the franchise will be amazed by its visual beauty
> and intense, pulse pounding weapon combat."

> Developed by Project Soul, the legendary team behind Soul Blade(r) and
> Soulcalibur(r) I-III, Soulcalibur IV will re-introduce classic warriors
> from the series as well as introduce new characters that will bring new
> conflict and intrigue. Fully realizing the processing power of the
> PLAYSTATION 3 system and Xbox 360, Soulcalibur IV promises to propel the
> fighting genre into the next-gen era. With visually realistic
> environments, interactive stages, enhanced AI, and a new battle system,
> Soulcalibur IV will be at the top of everyone's wish list.

> About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
> NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment
> software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company
> is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and
> publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including
> the PAC-MAN(r), SOULCALIBUR(r), Naruto(tm) and Tekken(r) brands. For
> more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products
> log onto www.namcobandaigames.com

Father / Son "Brain Battle" the day before Father's Day (6.16)

*WHO HAS THE BIGGEST BRAIN ?!
> **NINTENDO HOSTS Wii FATHER'S DAY **CHALLENGE *
>
> **
>
> *Dads and Kids Team Up to Compete *
>
> *at Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Plaza *
>
> **
>
>
> *WHAT:* Nintendo celebrates the release of *Big Brain Academy: Wii
> Degree *with the Father's Day Challenge at the Nintendo World store in
> Rockefeller Plaza. Dads and kids of all ages will team up for a
> bracket-style playoff to determine who will take home the honors. Teams will
> use the new multiplayer features and split-screen views as they "weigh"
> their brain against their competitors.
>
> *The top two teams of the 20-team tournament will face
> off for the title of " Biggest Brain." *
>
>
>
> *Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree* , which debuts on June 11, is the Wii™
> sequel to the successful Nintendo DS™ title that allows players to exercise
> their brains in five areas: thinking, memorization, computation, analysis
> and identification. *Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree *includes 15 new
> stimulating activities and features three new multiplayer modes, which allow
> friendly competition with up to eight different players.
>
> Copies of *Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree *will be
> available at the Nintendo World store. Attendees can also receive
> graduation-themed Nintendo giveaways throughout the day.
>
> **
>
> *WHO: *Parents, kids, brainiacs and video game fans of all ages *
> *
>
> **
> *WHEN:* Saturday, June 16 (1 day prior to Father's Day)
>
> Nintendo World store Opens: 8 a.m.
>
> Event: 1 - 5 p.m .
>
> **
> *WHERE:* Nintendo World store
>
> 10 Rockefeller Plaza
>
> New York, NY 10020
>
> 646-459-0800
>
> www.nintendoworldstore.com

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Disney Interactive Studios Announces Fall Lineup of Disney Channel Video Games

Popular Characters from High School Musical, Hannah Montana and More
> Team Up on Consoles and Handhelds this Holiday Season
>
>
>
> BURBANK, Calif. - (June 14, 2007) - Families have a lot to look forward
> to with all-new video game adventures based on hit Disney Channel series
> coming to consoles and handhelds this fall. Published by Disney
> Interactive Studios, the video game lineup includes Hannah Montana:
> Music Jam on Nintendo DS(tm), Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour on
> Wii(tm) from Nintendo, The Cheetah Girls: Pop Star Sensations on
> Nintendo DS and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Circle of Spies on
> Nintendo DS. Additionally, fans of all ages will be singing along with
> the gang in High School Musical: Sing It! on Wii and PlayStation(r)2
> computer entertainment system, and showing off their dance moves in High
> School Musical: Makin' the Cut on Nintendo DS. And finally,
> action-lovers will battle enemies alongside renowned heroes in Power
> Rangers: Super Legends on Nintendo DS, PC and PlayStation 2 system.
>
>
>
> "Whether they aspire to dance and sing with the characters of 'High
> School Musical' or save the world with the heroic Red Ranger, kids,
> tweens and families will have plenty of options with our lineup of video
> games based on popular Disney Channel properties," said Craig Relyea,
> vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "We understand
> parents are looking for games that are appropriate for the entire
> family, and we're providing a line-up of games that are positive, safe
> and fun for every member of the family.
>
>
>
> Get those vocal cords ready! Based on the phenomenally successful Disney
> Channel original movie "High School Musical," Disney's High School
> Musical: Sing It! features songs, sets and characters from the original
> film and "High School Musical 2" premiering in August. Available for Wii
> and the PlayStation 2 system, this karaoke video game allows fans to
> interact with the movies' stars for the first time on any gaming
> console. With 30 songs to choose from, along with 30 minutes of "High
> School Musical" bonus footage and cast interviews, High School Musical:
> Sing It! will be the karaoke game of choice for fans, kids, tweens and
> families. Players can also choose their favorite backdrop and belt out
> hit songs from other popular Disney Channel favorites. High School
> Musical: Sing It! will be available in August and rated "E" for
> everyone. On Wii, the product will be $59.99 bundled with a microphone.
> For the PlayStation 2 system, the game will be $49.99 bundled with a
> microphone and $39.99 without the microphone.
>
>
>
> High School Musical: Makin' the Cut! on Nintendo DS tests players' dance
> and rhythm skills as they compete in a cross-country musical
> competition, choreographing and dancing to the well-known songs from
> "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2". In this addictive
> rhythm-based game, fans play as any of the six "High School Musical"
> stars (or their own customized character) as they dance to the beat and
> travel across America. Additionally, players can create their own music
> videos and share them with friends via the Nintendo DS' wireless
> capabilities. High School Musical: Makin' the Cut! will be available in
> August for a $29.99 MSRP with an "E" for everyone rating.
>
>
>
> Power Rangers fans play as the ultimate super heroes on an action-packed
> adventure to save the world from evil in Power Rangers: Super Legends.
> Players battle enemies, solve puzzles and explore an interactive world
> as some of the most beloved Power Ranger heroes from the original Mighty
> Morphin squad to the current Operation Overdrive team. The game
> combines fast-paced, martial arts combat with super moves and
> gravity-defying aerial combos. In the spirit of the series, players can
> team up with a friend for cooperative missions and massive Zord battles.
> Power Rangers: Super Legends will be available in November on the
> PlayStation 2 system, Nintendo DS and PC. Anticipated prices include
> $29.99 for Nintendo DS and the PlayStation 2 system, and $19.99 for PC
> with an anticipated E10+ rating for everyone 10 and older for all
> platforms.
>
>
> In Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour for the Wii, players tour the
> world as the pop princess herself and live the dream of rock stardom.
> Players dance with their Wii controllers as Hannah dances with you on
> stage to earn devoted fans worldwide. Off stage, players design the
> look of each show, including stage settings and wardrobe, and even
> special effects and pyrotechnics. Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour
> will be available in October for $49.99 with an anticipated E for
> everyone rating.
>
>
>
> In Hannah Montana: Music Jam on the Nintendo DS, girls are transported
> into the exciting and sometimes crazy world of Miley Stewart and her
> alter ego Hannah Montana. Playing as both characters, kids practice
> their musical talents, coordinate high fashions and live out their
> dreams of becoming a pop star in Hannah's greatest musical challenge
> yet. To help her win this competition, players use their Nintendo DS
> touch screen to master instruments including lead, bass and rhythm
> guitars, along with drums. On top of everything else, a new and
> mysterious pop-star blasts onto the scene to steal Hannah's thunder.
> Hannah Montana: Music Jam will be available in October for $29.99 with
> an anticipated E for everyone rating.
>
>
>
> The Cheetah Girls: Pop Star Sensations brings the pop star life to girls
> on the go in an all new adventure featuring the "cheetah-licious" Disney
> Channel stars. Available on the Nintendo DS, The Cheetah Girls: Pop
> Star Sensations takes advantage of the handheld's touch screen and
> microphone allowing players to dance with the stylus and sing along to
> the official Cheetah Girls soundtrack. Players help Galleria, Chanel,
> Aqua and Dorinda practice their unique talents of song writing, singing,
> fashion and dance. Girls also take on the role of stylist, selecting new
> outfits for the Cheetahs and sharing them with friends. The Cheetah
> Girls: Pop Star Sensations will be available in October for $29.99 with
> an anticipated E for everyone rating.
>
>
>
> The popular characters of the hit Disney Channel Series "The Suite Life
> of Zack and Cody," take on their biggest mystery yet in The Suite Life
> of Zack & Cody: Circle of Spies for Nintendo DS. The game transports
> players beyond the Tipton Hotel to the St. Mark, a rival hotel where
> clues lead to the discovery of a secret spy organization. Players will
> take on the role of Zack and Cody encountering characters from the show,
> plus new personalities such as "The Magician." Cool gadgets and
> entirely new places including a mysterious traveling carnival combine
> for a unique experience, with all the mischief, mystery and hilarious
> fun that fans of the show expect. Also, for the first time, fans will be
> able to play as Maddie and London in fun mini games. The Suite Life of
> Zack & Cody: Circle of Spies will be available in October for $29.99
> with an anticipated E for everyone rating.
>
>
>
> About Disney Channel
>
>
> Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television
> network that taps into the world of kids and families through original
> series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 91
> million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on 26 Disney
> Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney-ABC
> Television Group.
>
>
>
> About Disney Interactive Studios
>
>
>
> Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of
> The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self
> publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video
> games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses
> properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to
> bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is
> based in Glendale, California and has four internal game development
> studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio,
> Propaganda Games and Climax Racing.
>
>
>
> ###
>
>
>
> **Availability dates subject to change.

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Overlord PC Demo Announcement

Taste of Minion Mayhem Comes to PC, Plus Desktop Minion,
> And Coming Soon... Rate My Evil
>
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>
> Burbank, CA - Monday, June 11, 2007 - Unleash a Minion on your hard drive as
> Codemasters
> announced today the release of the Overlord(TM) playable demo for the PC.
> Available
> for download now from www.codemasters.com/overlord, the Overlord demo gives
> PC gamers
> their first opportunity to see just how truly evil a ruler they can be.
> Overlord
> is planned to release June 26th for the PC and Xbox 360(TM) videogame and
> entertainment
> system from Microsoft, and is rated "T" (Teen - Blood and Gore, Crude Humor,
> Suggestive
> Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence - content suitable for persons ages 13 and
> older)
> by the ESRB.
> In the demo, players don the Overlord's illustrious armor and assemble a team
> of
> Brown Minions (the brawlers) to head off on a session of serious destruction
> in the
> once tranquil area of The Mellow Hills. Descending upon the unsuspecting
> populace
> and wildlife, the Overlord must use his loyal minions to gather life-force
> from the
> somewhat unwilling sheep, grow the size of his minion horde, and let the
> Halflings-gone-wild
> know there's a new boss in town. Top that off with Minion upgrades,
> including better
> weapons and pumpkin helmets, throw in some peasant intimidation and a
> show-down with
> the Guard Troll at the Slave Camp, and players will have a taste of the havoc
> that
> a Minion horde can wreak.
> In addition to the demo, PC gamers can now adopt their very own Minion thanks
> to
> the new Overlord Desktop Minion e-toy. Also available from
> www.codemasters.com/overlord
> simply download and install this nasty little bugger for the ultimate in
> Minion companionship
> and random abuse.
> Lastly, coming soon gamers will be able to 'Rate My Evil' as an interactive
> leader
> board of nastiness goes live on the website. Users will be able to rank a
> series
> of famous people and characters in order of unpleasantness, and also upload
> photos
> of evil friends to add into the miserable mix.
> For more information on Overlord, or to download the new PC demo, or to get
> the new
> Desktop Minion, be sure to visit the official game website located at:
> http://www.codemasters.com/overlord
>
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>
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>
> 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
> U.S,
> Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and
> its
> products is available online at: http://www.codemasters.com

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First Content Update for Lord of the Rings Online Now Live

*TURBINE releases BOOK 9: SHORES OF EVENDIM FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS
ONLINE^(TM)*


*WESTWOOD, MA -- June 13, 2007* - Today, Turbine, Inc. released the
first free update for subscribers to *The Lord of the Rings Online^(TM):
Shadows of Angmar^(TM)*. *Book 9:* *Shores of Evendim, *the first of
many planned free updates to the world of Middle-earth, introduces an
entirely new landscape region, over 100 additional quests, the battle
for Helegrod raid, nine new monsters and major enhancements to monster
play and the music system.

As the Fellowship prepares to leave Rivendell, Aragorn must re-forge
Narsil, the Sword of Elendil. Gandalf has asked for help in Aragorn's
search of the lands of Evendim for an ancient jewel that once belonged
in the sword's hilt. This powerful relic must be recovered before the
Dark Lord Sauron finds it. Players are challenged to secure the
valuables of the abandoned city, defy Angmar's encroaching grip on
Annúminas, and aid Aragorn in his quest to re-forge Narsil.

Beginning today, heroes can adventure to the *Shores of Evendim* in *The
Lord of the Rings Online*.

*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 Lord of the Rings Online* is now available for purchase at
major retailers across North America and Europe. For more information
about *The Lord of the Rings Online*, please visit www.lotro.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.

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June 13, 2007

MEDIA ALERT: PIRACY AND POLITICS COLLIDE IN PIRATES OF THE

*/
/*

/New Asian-themed Ships, New Faction, Physical Ship Rewards Program
Highlighted in Latest Expansion/

* *

*WHAT:* /Pirates of the South China Seas/, the latest expansion of the
/Pirates Constructible Strategy Game (CSG) Online/, is now available for
digital download.

Piracy and politics intertwine in the South China Seas! A new faction
rules these waters, one powerful enough to influence the rise and fall
of even the mighty Imperial dynasties. Crewing exotic looking vessels
such as the massive six-masted junk and the fearsome Dragon ship, the
Jade Rebellion rules the trade routes leading in and out of these lands
and seeks to keep the treasures of the South China Seas out of the hands
of the imperialists from the west.

Online tournament players will additionally be rewarded with new bounty
with this expansion. From June 13 until August 1, 2007, each player that
enters a sanctioned Pirates CSG Online tournament will receive a
randomly selected digital Limited Edition ship from the Pirates of the
South China Seas set as well as a redemption offer good for one randomly
selected Limited Edition physical ship for the tabletop version of
WizKids? Pirates of the South China Seas.* In addition, winning players
for all other Pirates CSG Online tournaments during this limited time
will receive the same digital ship and physical redemption offers..
Redeemable Limited Edition ships for all tournaments will be chosen at
random from the following:

· El Afortunado ? A great treasure hunting ship

· Le Triomphant ? Perfect for ?hit and run? tactics

· La Belle Poule ? Ideal for exploring islands

· Floating Stone ? Fast and Lucky

· Dragon?s Talon ? A sturdy and resilient fighter

· Tiger?s Paw ? Crews of any nation/faction can use their abilities
aboard her

*FEATURES:*

* 72 different ships to scuttle or scavenge, including the stalwart
Dragon ship, sturdy Korean Turtle ship and the powerful six-masted
pirate junk
* A new pirate faction for players to ally with ? the Jade Rebellion
* 46 different treasures and crew.
* New game-changing Events that quickly turn the tide of battle ?
discover looted treasure is fake, summon rolling fog banks or
cross swords with your opponents.

*WHO: *Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the
online entertainment industry.*//*

*WHEN:* *Wednesday, June 13, 2007*

*WHERE: *For more information on /Pirates of the South China Seas/ and
/Pirates/

/CSG Online/, visit the website at www.piratesgameonline.com
.

* Offer expires August 1, 2007. Redemption must occur on or before
August 30, 2007. Offer good for one (1) Limited Edition ship and one (1)
Limited Edition physical ship randomly selected (from the list above)
from the Pirates of the South China Seas expansion. Player must have an
active Station Account and a registered account with Pirates CSG Online
in order to redeem the physical ship. Redemptions are only processed
through the Pirates CSG Online software. Not valid in conjunction with
any other coupon or offer. No cash value. Non-transferable. Void where
prohibited. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery. Sony
Online Entertainment and WizKids are not responsible for lost or stolen
cards.

*About Sony Online Entertainment *

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in
massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of
subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides
compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console
and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit
titles including /EverQuest®/, /EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®,
Untold Legends?, /and /PlanetSide/®,/ /as well as for developing /Star
Wars /Galaxies/?, /SOE continues to redefine the business of online
gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing
new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San
Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle,
WA, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in
development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer
Entertainment America.**

/ /

/SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks
of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Untold Legends is a trademark of Sony
Online Entertainment LLC. /

* *

/ /

*About WizKids*

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Topps Company (TOPP), WizKids is a
Seattle-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating
tabletop games driven by imagination. Its /HeroClix/® and /Pirates/
brands are among the most successful games on the market today, with
over one hundred million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For
additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com
.

/©2007 WizKids Inc. All rights reserved. HeroClix, Pirates of the South
China Seas, constructible strategy game, and WizKids are trademarks of
WizKids Inc./


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June 12, 2007

id Software Debuts id Tech 5 Groundbreaking New Videogame

WWDC, San Francisco, June 11, 2007 – Today, id Software unveiled their
never-before-seen next-generation game engine technology, id Tech 5™,
running on a Mac at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. This
revolutionary new technology will power the studio’s internally created
new game property and will be available for licensing to third parties.
Previous iterations of id technology have powered games with worldwide
retail sales totaling more than $1 billion, cementing id’s status as the
premier technology provider for the industry.

id Software's co-founder and technical director, John Carmack,
demonstrated id Tech 5 during the keynote address and commented, “Since
many developers at id have made the switch to the Mac for their personal
use, we decided it was now time to bring our core game technology to OS
X. After a rapid bring up of the codebase, we were delighted to find
that the latest Macs are the fastest systems in our offices for some of
the time consuming processing jobs and will be contributing to our
development process in many useful ways.”

The new id rendering technology practically eliminates the texture
memory constraints typically placed on artists and designers and allows
for the unique customization of the entire game world at the pixel
level, delivering virtually unlimited visual fidelity. Combined with a
powerful new suite of tools designed specifically to facilitate and
accelerate the content creation process, id Tech 5 will power games that
contain vast outdoor landscapes that are completely unique to the
horizon, yet have indoor environments with unprecedented artistic detail.

While shown for the very first time running in real time on a Mac, id
Tech 5 additionally supports the Xbox 360 and Playstation3 console
platforms as well as the PC, and will be available for licensing to
developers and publishers interested in working with a truly
next-generation rendering and game development solution. id Software
will be showing id Tech 5 to interested developers and publishers by
appointment only at the E3 Media & Business Summit from July 11 – 13,
2007 in Santa Monica, Calif. Companies interested in id Tech licensing
information can visit www.idsoftware.com or
email licensing@idsoftware.com with an
E3 appointment request.

*_About id Software:_*

id – defined by Freud as the primal section of the human psyche; id
Software, located in Mesquite, Texas, was founded in 1991. From
inception to present day, id Software has relentlessly provided
technical, design and artistic leadership as an independent game
developer and technology provider. Transcending the games industry, id’s
iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have
become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More
information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com
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June 11, 2007

Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel

Seems like these days everybody’s just running around, grabbing whatever they
can for themselves. Some are after gold nuggets, some want rings and some are
trying to recover a stolen axe. Doesn’t anybody talk anymore? Why don’t you
grab a few warm cookies, pour yourself a glass of cold milk and fire up the
Wii(TM)? We’ll play games and tell stories from simpler times.Three new
classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the
Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection
can redeem Wii Points(TM) to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in
the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

Lode Runner(R) (NES(R), 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points):
This landmark action-puzzle game has been a worldwide fixture in video games
from the moment of its inception until today, producing many sequels and
related products along the way. The player controls the hero, or “Runner,”
who collects gold nuggets located around every stage, all the while avoiding
capture by enemy robots. The action itself is simple, but the stages are
designed as increasingly challenging puzzles, and none of the 50 stages is as
easy as it seems. The Runner avoids enemies by digging holes in the floor to
the right and left of his position—by doing this, he can clear a path to
places that, at first glance, seem unreachable. Players must use their brains
to collect all the gold nuggets in every puzzling stage if they want to escape
to the next. In addition to normal play, this version of the game features an
Edit Mode that allows players to design their own stages, adding a new level of
enjoyment to the game.

Sonic the Hedgehog(TM) 2 (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800
Wii Points): Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik) is back to continue his zealous
search for the Chaos Emeralds needed to fuel his new Death Egg contraption. The
evil doctor secretly follows Sonic to his vacation spot, Westside Island, and
launches a full-scale attack, imprisoning all the helpless animals of the
island and turning them into mindless worker drones. Now Sonic must thwart the
doctor’s plans at all costs. This time he isn’t alone, as a peculiar
two-tailed fox named Miles Prower (aka Tails) decides to aid him in the battle.
Together they must locate the Chaos Emeralds before Dr. Eggman does, and put an
end to his diabolical scheme.

Golden Axe(TM) II (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and
Older – Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Not long after the devastating
reign of the wicked Death Adder, another evil arose. Dark Guld and his minions
invaded and took hold of the prized Golden Axe with plans to destroy it. Once
again, as a fierce barbarian named Ax-Battler, a fearless female Amazon known
as Tyris-Flare or a ferocious dwarf named Gilius Thunderhead, you will wield
steely swords and powerful magic in an all-out war to recover the sword. Once
you slash your way through the six side-scrolling levels, you’ll get the
chance to defeat Dark Guld once and for all.

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June 6, 2007

CODEMASTERS PRESCRIBES HOSPITAL TYCOON TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE

Burbank, CA - Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - Give your PC the vaccination that six
> out of
> seven leading physicians recommend with Codemasters' announcement that
> Hospital Tycoon(TM)
> has shipped to retail. Fusing 'Tycoon' style gameplay with character
> simulation
> and a light-hearted narrative, Hospital Tycoon gives gamers that soap opera
> feel
> as they play through this year's best medical drama. Hospital Tycoon is
> available
> now for the PC for an SRP of $29.99 and is rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and
> older -
> Crude Humor, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence - content that may be
> suitable
> for persons ages 10 and older) by the ESRB.
> At the Sapphire Beach Medical Institute, the lives and loves of the
> hospital's doctors
> and nurses, as well as the sneezes and diseases of its patients, will come
> alive.
> In Hospital Tycoon, players take on the role of Hospital Director and take
> charge
> of the medical staff, keeping an eye on the patient numbers and making sure
> each
> facility has the equipment required to keep those cures coming through.
> Players
> will explore a plot involving certain members of the hospital's staff and
> some very
> interesting patients, while at the same time challenging them to find cures
> for bizarre
> new illnesses. Diseases range from the everyday Explosive Sneezing - where a
> simple
> sneeze can launch the unfortunate patient several feet into the air, to the
> more
> rare Monkey Nuts - where patients sprout fur, climb furniture and favor
> bananas over
> everyday person food.
> Hospital Tycoon staff members have rich behaviors that players can nurture
> and influence
> throughout the game. Gamers may choose to encourage a friendship or a
> falling-out
> of sorts, and can train staff to improve their skill levels. Players will
> also be
> challenged to manage and maintain each hospital, creating dedicated areas to
> support
> additional medical needs, including surgery, diagnosis, physiotherapy and
> more.
> As more patients are cured, the more players can expand their medical empire
> and
> attract new and even more interesting patients. However, as the hospital
> becomes
> busier, players will have to be on the lookout for the spread of infectious
> conditions
> or they'll soon have an epidemic running riot throughout the facility.
> For more information on Hospital Tycoon, please be sure to visit the official
> website
> located at: www.codemasters.com/hospitaltycoon
>

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June 5, 2007

Vivox Voice in Icarus' 3D Online Worlds


ICARUS STUDIOS SELECTS VIVOX TO DELIVER VOICE TO 3D ONLINE WORLDS


/Vivox Voice Solution Now Integrated with the Icarus Studios
Developer Tools Suite/

*Framingham**, Mass.** ? June 5, 2007* ? Vivox, the leading provider of
integrated voice services for online games and virtual worlds, today
announced the integration of the Vivox Precision Studio? with the Icarus
Developer Tools Suite.

A unique network architecture and powerful suite of administrative tools
creates the foundation of the Icarus platform. Designed from the ground
up for massive scaling, maximum hardware utilization, and full
redundancy, the platform provides all of the common and next-generation
administration and customer support tools required to run an online
network. This platform will dramatically reduce the costs associated
with scaling to make a successful online environment.

The Vivox Precision Studio SDK is now offered as embedded technology
within the Icarus Developer Tool Suite, offering online virtual world
developers a full-featured voice solution with the proven ability to
deliver voice on a massive scale. Multiple options exposed through
robust APIs ensure that voice may be deployed by platform licensees in
ways that best match their unique world, social structure, and
communication style of residents. In addition to high quality,
SIP-standard voice, available features will include voice fonts,
virtual-to-real-world voice calls and SMS.

Vivox communication services are professionally hosted and managed and
tightly integrated into the online world, with a user interface that is
controlled by the developer.*/ /*All players communicate clearly and
naturally on persistent or dynamically created voice channels with full
server-side mixing that eliminates demand on the game servers and
minimizes local CPU impact.

?Virtual worlds are complex, three dimensional realms that are
increasingly mirroring the real world,? said Rob Seaver, CEO of Vivox.
?The Icarus Developer Tools Suite is an excellent example of Icarus
Studios? commitment to furthering online world development and enhancing
players? experiences. We are very happy to be working with Icarus
Studios again to deliver a simple to integrate, scalable communication
solution to developers that provides them with the freedom to add
premium features easily.?

?We are pleased to expand our partnership with Vivox beyond Fallen
Earth,? said Jim Hettinger, CEO of Icarus Studios. ?Our objective is to
blur the lines between the real world and online virtual worlds. By
incorporating Vivox?s best of breed technology and service with the
Icarus Developer Tools Suite, we?re offering an immersive communications
solution that will bring the two worlds closer together. By enabling
other developers to quickly add Vivox?s superior VoIP features with
minimal development effort, our customers will be able to deliver
feature-rich voice services tailored specifically to their world that
exceed expectations with the full support of Vivox?s team of
communication experts.?

The Icarus Developer Tool Suite with Vivox Precision Studio is available
for immediate integration. For more information please visit
www.icarusstudios.com .

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*About Vivox, Inc. *

Vivox provides online games, virtual worlds, and online communities with
managed voice communication services that are simple to integrate and
enhance game play and community. Vivox?s carrier-grade, customizable
solutions help online games and communities create improved offerings
and extend their user base. Today, Vivox is bringing voice to
approximately one million subscribers in more than 180 countries. For
more information visit http://www.vivox.com .

*About Icarus Studios*

Icarus Studios is focused on helping our clients launch online virtual
worlds, MMOGs, simulators and 3D collaborative and educational products.
We enable our client's vision with our unique combination of next
generation technology and services, making Icarus a comprehensive
resource center for those tasked with quickly creating all or components
of these initiatives. From complete project development, platform and
tool licensing to studio services and library resources, Icarus will
work within our client's time and budget constraints to quickly create a
quality product that meets their objectives.

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Vivox, Vivox stylized logos and Precision Studio are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Vivox, Inc. in the United States and other
countries. All other company and product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders. The information in
this document is subject to change without notice.



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June 1, 2007

Wii Hits Yet Another Major Milestone: 100th Classic Game Added to Virtual Console

Gamers Worldwide Already Have Downloaded More Than 4.7 Million Retro Games,
at a Rate of 1,000 an Hour

REDMOND, Wash., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nintendo is giving video game fans a way
to access their favorite classic games, all without leaving the comfort of
their homes. And gamers have responded en masse as the library of downloadable
game classics continues to grow. The upcoming addition of Zelda II(TM) -- The
Adventure of Link(R) on June 4 marks the 100th classic game available on the
Wii Shop Channel. And since going online Nov. 19, owners of Nintendo's hot
Wii(TM) video game system have downloaded more than 4.7 million classic games
from Wii's Virtual Console, a rate of more than 1,000 games every hour since
launch. The top five classic game downloads globally to date, and their
original system are:
1) Super Mario Bros.(R) (NES(R))
2) Super Mario 64(R) (N64(R))
3) Mario Kart 64(TM) (N64(R))
4) Super Mario World(R) (SNES(R))
5) The Legend of Zelda(R) (NES(R))

Wii lets players visit the Wii Shop Channel to redeem Wii Points(TM) to
download classic video games from the original Nintendo Entertainment
System(R), the Super NES(R) and the Nintendo(R) 64, and the Sega Genesis and
TurboGrafx16 consoles. These games are nostalgic totems to veteran gamers, and
simultaneously, new, easy-to-play entries for younger players. These games
demonstrate Nintendo's staying power across generations by letting veteran
gamers relive their glory days while their children play them for the first
time. The addition of Zelda II -- The Adventure of Link brings a fourth Legend
of Zelda(R) game to the Wii Shop Channel from three classic Nintendo platforms,
providing exciting adventures that span the decades. Additional classic games
are added to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday.

"With an Internet connection rate reaching 40 percent, Wii owners have more
options than ever to find the kinds of games they love to play," says George
Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and
corporate communications. "Beyond the Wii Shop Channel, all types of people are
getting connected and checking out the information and entertainment options
available on the Wii Menu. Whether voting, creating a Mii or just checking the
weather, everyone has a favorite channel."

The Wii Shop Channel is one of the many entertainment and informational
channels that are available via the Wii system. Others include the Forecast
Channel, the News Channel, the Mii Channel, the Everybody Votes Channel, the
Photo Channel and the Internet Channel. Each of these broadens the appeal of
Wii to new audiences and draws in consumers who might not otherwise be
interested in a video game system.

The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo
Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for
its Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance and Nintendo GameCube(TM)
systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.4 billion video games and more
than 409 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like
Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(R), Metroid(R), Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(R). A wholly owned
subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as
headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more
information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at http://www.nintendo.com.

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