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August 30, 2007

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Goes Gold

*id Software, Splash Damage and Activision Prepare For *

*an All-Out Assault at Retail*

* * **

Santa Monica, CA – August 30, 2007 – The ultimate online team and
objective-based multiplayer experience is locked and loaded! id
Software™ and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that
*/Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars™/* for Windows® PC has gone gold and will
be available in retail outlets in Europe and Australia on September 28,
2007 and on North American store shelves beginning October 2, 2007.
Developed by Splash Damage, the prequel to the futuristic wars in the
QUAKE II storyline pits the armies of Earth’s Global Defense Force (GDF)
against the invading alien Strogg in/ /the multiplayer action shooter
that transports players to the front lines in the battle for Earth.

“After months of testing, tweaking and balancing */Enemy Territory:
QUAKE Wars/*, I’m pleased to finally be able to say ‘It’s Done!’” said
id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead. “We’ve had a ton of fun getting the
game ready for the masses and I’m looking forward to seeing the massive
battle for the top of the online leaderboards begin!”

To date, */Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars/* has won more than 15 awards and
has been heralded as one of the most anticipated new titles in 2007 by
nearly a dozen publications.

“The opportunity to develop */Enemy Territory QUAKE Wars/* has been
mind-blowingly cool!” said Splash Damage Owner and Creative Director
Paul Wedgwood. “The passion and effort put in by our team at Splash
Damage, combined with the amazing direction and mentoring we’ve received
from id Software has lead to an award-winning game that we’re incredibly
proud of. Our team can’t wait to join fans across the globe to fight in
Earth’s battle for survival!”

*/Enemy/**/ Territory/**/: QUAKE Wars /*for Windows PC is rated “T” by
the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99 for the regular
edition and $59.99 for the Limited Collector’s Edition. To learn more
about the game and to secure a pre-ordered copy, visit
http://www.enemyterritory.com/.

*/Enemy/**/ Territory/**/: QUAKE Wars/* takes place in the year 2065 and
gives gamers the chance to play as the GDF or Strogg in one of five
unique character classes, either online or offline with computer
controlled AI teammates and opponents. Employing an arsenal of weapons,
vehicles and deployable armaments*,* players engage in an action-packed
test of skill and coordinated teamwork through a series of combat
objectives. Persistent character growth and achievements reward players
for teamwork, while clearly defined mission and class objectives guide
new players to meaningful contributions on the battlefield.

*/ /*

*/Enemy/**/ Territory/**/: QUAKE Wars/* is also in development by Nerve
Software for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft and by Activision Foster City for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer
entertainment system.

*_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
.

*_About Splash Damage Ltd._*

Based in London, England, Splash Damage Ltd is an independently-owned
game developer dedicated to online gaming, and one of the leading
Shooter developers in Europe. Splash Damage developed id Software’s
*/Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory/*, winning multiple ‘Game of the Year’
awards, and is now developing */Enemy Territory: Quake Wars/*. Founded
by Paul ‘Locki’ Wedgwood in 2001 with key members of the mod-making
community, Splash Damage also contributed to */DOOM 3/* and */Return to
Castle Wolfenstein: Game of the Year Edition/*. For more information,
visit www.splashdamage.com .

*_ _*

*_About Activision, Inc._*

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted
net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.*__*

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,
France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands,
Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and
its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is
located at _www.activision.com . _

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Lord of the Rings Online 7-Day Free Trial Launches; Game World

*_MEDIA ALERT_*

*PLAY THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™ FOR FREE!

*

*/Turbine Launches 7-day Free Trial Program for the Hottest MMO of the
Year/*

* *

*WESTWOOD, MA -- August 29, 2007* -- Turbine, Inc. has launched the
official 7-day free trial of *The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of
Angmar™* (LOTRO). Beginning today, fans in North America, Australia and
New Zealand can play the best online game for free by visiting
http://trial.lotro.com .

LOTRO has received critical acclaim from around the globe. Since its
launch in April, LOTRO has quickly become the second largest MMORPG with
an estimated 4 million characters calling Middle-earth their home. The
game continues to grow with two massive updates that have increased the
world by over 20%:

- 10,000,000 square meters of new landscape to explore

- Over 200 new quests that extend the epic story

- Introduction of Legendary Play where players can experience PvP as a
powerful Ranger or a fearsome Troll

- New and updated features including the Reputation, Bartering and Music
systems

“We have surpassed our goal of combining the greatest fantasy of all
time with a state-of-the-art online social experience,” said Jeffrey
Anderson, CEO of Turbine, Inc. “And now we want everyone to have the
opportunity to walk through the Shire, climb the Misty Mountains, fight
with their own fellowship in the War of the Ring and fully experience
the greatest fantasy of all time.”

Eligible fans can participate in *The Lord of the Rings Online* trial
program and play the game for 7 days free of charge. At the end of the
trial, players will have the option of continuing to play LOTRO, and to
keep the characters created during their 7-day free trial time, by
purchasing the game either online or at retail. To participate in the
7-day free trial or to find out where to buy LOTRO, visit
http://trial.lotro.com .

* *

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

*_About Turbine_*

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


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August 29, 2007

Super Puzzle Fighter II =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Turbo=AE_HD_Re?=

* Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo® HD Remix * is now available on Xbox
LIVE® Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points. One of the most addictive games
of all time has just gotten better! Capcom's incredibly popular puzzle
game is updated for the new generation with newly created 1080p HD
graphics, several new games modes, improved game balance, new stage
background courtesy of Udon Entertainment, online play and more.

In *Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix*, players compete in intense
versus battles of wit and speed. As a linked pair of gems descends from
the top of the screen, players move and rotate them to form groups and
piles of the same color. By destroying these groups of gems with either
a crash or rainbow gem, players can send counter gems to fall onto their
hapless rival. When the opponent's screen is filled up and no more moves
are available, the player wins the game.


Features:

· Three different gameplay options:

o X-Mode: play in classic Puzzle Fighter style

o Y-Mode: gems automatically break when three or more gems of the same
color line up in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally

o Z-Mode: players move a 2x2 cursor around the screen rotating the
positions of the highlighted gems; more gems are added from below,
moving all the current gems toward the top

· Game balance options for X-Mode

o Original X-Mode or a newly rebalanced X' mode that makes every
character a compelling choice

· Counter Gem Edit -- allows players to create their own drop pattern

· Multiple online gameplay options:

o Ranked Match -- using the TrueSkill system players are matched 1-on-1
based on their ranking points

o Player Match -- non-ranked, casual Quarter Match setup allows players
to view ongoing matches and stand by to become the next challenger

· Worldwide rankings and leaderboard


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August 27, 2007

Activision Reveals Epic Soundtrack for Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

MCA of the Beastie Boys Also Unveiled as a Secret Character
>
>
>
> Santa Monica, CA - August 27, 2007 - This October, Activision, Inc.
> (Nasdaq: ATVI) is bringing the sounds of
> skate culture to life like never before in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground --
> the deepest, most customizable skateboarding game ever. Featuring over
> 50 tracks including "The Pretender," the first single from the Foo
> Fighters' forthcoming album and popular anthems from Nirvana, Bloc
> Party, Jurassic 5, Slick Rick, The Rolling Stones, and many more,
> players will be able to create their personal skate legacy to the songs
> that have fueled today's skateboarding culture. Additionally, MCA of
> the Beastie Boys makes an appearance in the game as a secret unlockable
> character.
>
>
>
> "Tony Hawk games are known for having incredible soundtracks and we're
> really excited to have MCA, an icon of the music industry in our game as
> a secret character," said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music at
> Activision. "Tony Hawk's Proving Ground continues the tradition of
> great music and provides the perfect vibe for players as they create
> their own experience, no matter what kind of skater they choose to
> become."
>
>
>
> The following songs will be featured in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground:
>
> * !!! - "All My Heroes are Weirdos"
>
> * Airbourne -" Girls in Black"
>
> * Angels & Airwaves - "Secret Crowds"
>
> * Anglo Jackson - "Motorbike"
>
> * At the Gates - "Slaughter of the Soul"
>
> * Bad Brains - "Banned in DC"
>
> * Beastie Boys - "Electric Worm"
>
> * Blackalicious - "Your Move"
>
> * Bloc Party - "Version 2.0"
>
> * Cursed - "The Hands will Abide"
>
> * Cymande - "Fug"
>
> * Dag Nasty - "Circles"
>
> * Darkest Hour - "Sanctuary"
>
> * DJ JS-1 featuring L.I.F.E. Long & Immortal Technique - "Audio
> Technician"
>
> * El-P - "Up All Night"
>
> * Folk Implosion - "Natural One"
>
> * Foo Fighters - "The Pretender"
>
> * Fu Manchu - "We Must Obey"
>
> * Funky 4+1 - "Rappin and Rockin the House"
>
> * Future Pigeon - "Gift Tax"
>
> * Gallows - "Come Friendly Bombs"
>
> * Gorilla Biscuits - "Hold Your Ground"
>
> * Jimmy Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun"
>
> * Jurassic 5 - "Radio"
>
> * Kittens - "Carpenter"
>
> * Los Abandoned - "Panic-Oh!"
>
> * Lyrics Born featuring KRS-One and Evidence - "Pack Up Remix"
>
> * Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - "Memories of the Grove"
>
> * Motorcity Daredevils - "Bear in the Air"
>
> * Nation of Ulysses - "You're My Miss Washington D.C."
>
> * Nirvana - "Breed"
>
> * Oh No feat. J. Dilla and Roc C. - "Move Part 2"
>
> * Paint it Black - "The New Brutality"
>
> * Paris - "The Devil Made Me Do It (Poach a Pig Mix)"
>
> * Percee P - "Throwback Rap Attack (Madlib remix)"
>
> * Pierce the Veil - "I'd Rather Die than Be Famous"
>
> * Pig Destroyer - "Loathsome"
>
> * Reverend Horton Heat - "Baddest of the Bad"
>
> * Revolution Mother - "Come On"
>
> * Roots Manuva - "Chin High"
>
> * Sayvinyl - "That's Entertainment"
>
> * Silversun Pickups - "Well Thought Out Twinkles"
>
> * Slick Rick - "Children's Story"
>
> * Smashing Pumpkins - "Tarantula"
>
> * Snapcase - "Energy Dome"
>
> * The Bled - "Starving Artiste"
>
> * The Clash - "Clash City Rockers"
>
> * The Cramps - "Garbage Man"
>
> * The Icarus Line - "Gets Paid"
>
> * The Kooks - "See the World"
>
> * The Octopus Project - "Music is Happiness"
>
> * The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
>
> * The Sex Pistols - "Holidays in the Sun"
>
> * Twilight 22 - "Electric Kingdom"
>
>
>
> Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is scheduled to be available this fall and is
> in development by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360(tm) video
> game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(r)3
> computer entertainment system and is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB. The
> Wii(tm) home video game system and PlayStation(r)2 computer
> entertainment system versions are being developed by Page 44 Studios and
> are rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB. The Nintendo DS(tm) version is being
> developed by Vicarious Visions and is rated "E 10+ (Everyone 10 and
> older.
>
>
>
> For more information about the game visit http://www.thpgonline.com/.
>
>
>
> About Tony Hawk, Inc.
>
> Tony Hawk, Inc. is a world leader in its field with the unprecedented
> ability to bring alternative sports and their unique lifestyle to the
> masses while maintaining an indispensable edge of authenticity with the
> market's hard-core, trendsetting audience. Founded by Tony Hawk in 1998
> and based in Vista, CA, the company is organized into five segments:
> Merchandising, Events, Endorsements, Film and Digital Media. These
> lifestyle sports include skateboarding, BMX, Motocross, surfing and
> snowboarding. Consumer goods bearing the Tony Hawk brand have dominated
> several markets, including interactive games, skateboard hard goods,
> lifestyle apparel, toys, publications and more.
>
>
>
> About Activision, Inc.
>
> Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
> worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
> entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted
> net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
>
>
>
> Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,
> France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands,
> Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and
> its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is
> located at www.activision.com.

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August 25, 2007

SEGA SETS SAIL WITH EMPIRE: TOTAL WAR

/The return of one of PC gaming’s all time great franchises challenges
gamers to become General, Admiral and King /

*/ /*


*SAN FRANCISCO AND LONDON* (August 24, 2007) – SEGA® of America,
Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd., today announced /Empire: Total War™,
/the revolutionary new installment of /The Creative Assembly’s/
award winning /Total War™ /RTS franchise. /Empire: Total War /will
maintain the series’ genre-leading 3D battles, grand turn-based
campaign map and rich historical flavor while also introducing for
the first time 3D naval combat to the series.

/Empire: Total War/ is set in the 18^th century, a turbulent era that is
the most requested by /Total War’s/ loyal fan base and a period alive
with global conflict, revolutionary fervor and technological advances.
With themes such as the Industrial Revolution, America’s struggle for
independence, the race to control Eastern trade routes and the
globalization of war on land and sea, /Empire: Total War/ promises to be
among the richest and most dynamic PC RTS games of all time.

/Empire: Total War/ will see the debut of 3D naval combat within the
/Total War/ franchise. PC gamers will intuitively command vast fleets or
single ships upon seascapes rich with extraordinary water and weather
effects that play a huge role in your glorious success or ignominious
defeat. After pummeling the enemy with cannon fire, gamers can close in
to grapple their ship and prepare to board, taking control of the
sailors as they fight hand to hand on the decks.

Along with the revolutionary introduction of naval combat, /Empire:
Total War/ will see further enhancements to the /Total War/ series’
signature 3D battles and turn-based campaign map. Real-time battles will
pose new challenges with the addition of cannon and musket, challenging
players to master new formations and tactics as a result of the
increasing role of gunpowder within warfare. And the Campaign Map – for
many the heart of /Total War/ – will see new improved systems for trade,
diplomacy and espionage, a refined and streamlined UI, improved Advisors
and extended scope that takes in the riches of India, the turbulence of
Europe and the untapped potential of North America.

“/Empire: Total War/ marks the/ /franchise’s first foray into the realm
of what many consider the beginning of modern-age warfare, this time
with the inclusion of battles on the high seas.” said Scott A.
Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing SEGA of America, Inc. “With
Empire’s new graphics engine and historical source material, The
Creative Assembly has again created a new world for gamers in which to
wage total war.”

/Empire: Total War/ has already been in development at /The Creative
Assembly’s/ Horsham studio and is priming its forces for a release in
2008. For more information please visit www.totalwar.com
or www.sega.com/us .

* *

*About SEGA® Europe:*

SEGA Europe Ltd. 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 develops 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 Europe. SEGA
Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com
.


*/About SEGA of America__/*

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/us _


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August 23, 2007

ACTIVISION ROCKS GERMAN GAMES CONVENTION

Company Reveals Worldwide Release Dates for Call of Duty(r) 4: Modern
> Warfare(tm), International Track List for Guitar Hero(tm) III: Legends
> of Rock, and
>
> New Details on Highly Anticipated James Bond(tm) Title
>
>
>
> Leipzig, Germany - August 22, 2007 - Activision, Inc
> . (Nasdaq: ATVI) kicked off German Games
> Convention 2007 today with the announcement of the worldwide release
> date for Infinity Ward's Call of Duty(r) 4: Modern Warfare(tm), a
> preview of the international song list for Guitar Hero(tm) III: Legends
> of Rock and new details on Activision's James Bond franchise.
>
>
>
> Listen up soldiers, on Monday, November 5 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
> will begin deployment to retailers worldwide. Armed with more than 40
> awards and honors from this year's annual E3 Business and Media Summit
> including "Best Action Game" from the Game Critics Awards, Infinity
> Ward's epic title is set to enlist gamers into the most intense,
> thrilling action experience ever. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will
> be available on the Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment system
> from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system and
> Windows(r) PC. A Nintendo DS(tm) version will also deliver the
> signature Call of Duty chaos of battle to handheld gamers.
>
>
>
> Additionally, Activision revealed today an international track list for
> Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. As a testament to the widespread
> anticipation of the hit franchise and global phenomenon, Activision's
> newest music sensation will include a diverse assortment of hit songs
> from across the globe, that include all master tracks from the following
> original artists:
>
> * Minus Celsius (by Backyard Babies)
>
> * Hier Kommt Alex (by Die Toten Hosen)
>
> * In the Belly of a Shark (by Gallows)
>
> * I'm in the Band (by The Hellacopters)
>
> * Avalancha (by Heroes Del Silencio)
>
> * Take This Life (by In Flames)
>
> * Ruby (by Kaiser Chiefs)
>
> * Closer (by Lacuna Coil)
>
> * Generation Rock (by Revolverheld)
>
> * Mauvais Garcon (by NAAST)
>
> * Radio Song (by Superbus)
>
> Activision also confirmed that the company's newest blockbuster
> franchise, James Bond, featuring the world-renowned top secret agent 007
> is in development by powerhouse studios Treyarch, Beenox and Vicarious
> Visions for next-generation consoles, Windows PC and hand-held
> platforms.
>
>
>
> For more information on Activision's games, visit www.activision.com
> .
>
>
>
> About Activision, Inc.
>
> Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
> worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
> entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted
> net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
>
>
>
> Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,
> France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands,
> Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and
> its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is
> located at www.activision.com .

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Guitar Hero III Demo to Debut on Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

Gamers to Get Their First Licks in with the Purchase of the
>
> Latest Installment in the #1 Action Sports Franchise
>
>
>
> Santa Monica, CA - August 23, 2007 - Guitar Hero fanatics prepare to get
> the first fix of the upcoming Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock video
> game demo with the launch of Activision, Inc.'s
> (Nasdaq: ATVI) Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
> , slated to ship to stores on October 9.
> Players who purchase the Tony Hawk's Proving Ground game for the Xbox
> 360(tm) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will get an
> exclusive two week head start on experiencing the demo to this year's
> hottest music based video game before its release on Xbox LIVE(r)
> Marketplace.
>
>
>
> "Music is such a huge part of skateboarding culture and pairing the
> Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock demo with Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
> makes perfect sense," said Dusty Welch, head of publishing at RedOctane.
> "We're excited to bring together two highly anticipated games and give
> fans their first chance to rock out with the franchise that's taken the
> world by storm."
>
>
>
> The demo features five tracks set in the Desert Rock Tour venue.
> Players will be able to rock out to:
>
> * Lay Down (by Priestess)
>
> * Even Flow (by Pearl Jam)
>
> * The Metal (by Tenacious D)
>
> * Hit Me with your Best Shot (as made famous by Pat
> Benatar)
>
> * Rock You like a Hurricane (as made famous by Scorpions)
>
>
>
> Both titles are in development by Activision's award-winning studio,
> Neversoft.
>
>
>
> Tony Hawk's Proving Ground features deeper customization than ever
> before, including a Video Editor with full-featured editing tools and
> visual effects for creating "epic skate videos," and a fully
> customizable online Skate Lounge where players can skate with friends in
> the ultimate pad. In addition, players will have the freedom to skate
> from single player to online seamlessly, as well as the ability to
> utilize new gameplay mechanics such as Nail the Manual and Nail the
> Grab, and the ability to modify the environment on the fly, as they
> enjoy the most expansive skating experience ever. Tony Hawk's Proving
> Ground is scheduled for release October 9, and is rated "T" (Teen) by
> the ESRB. For more information visit http://www.thpgonline.com/.
>
>
>
> Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock lets gamers fire up the fretboard,
> crank up the amp and get ready to rock like never before. Guitar Hero
> III: Legends of Rock drops players into the spotlight of the largest and
> most legendary rock concert ever. The star-studded soundtrack includes
> master tracks by such legendary artists as Guns N' Roses, Metallica, The
> Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, and Pearl Jam, with added songs as made
> legendary by Kiss, Alice Cooper and Heart. Now drop that air guitar and
> shred the night away with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Available
> in late October, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is rated "T" (Teen) by
> the ESRB. For more information visit http://www.guitarhero.com/.
>
>
>
> About Tony Hawk, Inc.
>
> Tony Hawk, Inc. is a world leader in its field with the unprecedented
> ability to bring alternative sports and their unique lifestyle to the
> masses while maintaining an indispensable edge of authenticity with the
> market's hard-core, trendsetting audience. Founded by Tony Hawk in 1998
> and based in Vista, CA, the company is organized into five segments:
> Merchandising, Events, Endorsements, Film and Digital Media. These
> lifestyle sports include skateboarding, BMX, Motocross, surfing and
> snowboarding. Consumer goods bearing the Tony Hawk brand have dominated
> several markets, including interactive games, skateboard hard goods,
> lifestyle apparel, toys, publications and more.
>
>
>
> About Activision, Inc.
>
> Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
> worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
> entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted
> net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
>
>
>
> Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,
> France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands,
> Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and
> its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is
> located at www.activision.com.
>
>
>
> Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in
> this press release that involves Activision's expectations, plans,
> intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking
> statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and
> uncertainties. In this release they are identified by references to
> dates after the date of this release and words such as "will," "will
> be," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes", "may", "expects,"
> "intends," and similar expressions. These risks and uncertainties
> include, but are not limited to, the further implementation, acceptance
> and effectiveness of the remedial measures recommended or adopted by the
> special sub-committee of independent directors established in July 2006
> to review Activision's historical stock option granting practices, the
> board and Activision; the outcome of the SEC's formal investigation and
> the derivative litigation filed in July 2006 against certain current and
> former directors and officers of Activision relating to Activision's
> stock option granting practices, and the possibility that additional
> claims and proceedings will be commenced, including additional
> stockholder litigation, employee litigation, and additional action by
> the SEC and/or other regulatory agencies. Other factors that could
> cause Activision's actual future results to differ materially from those
> expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release
> include, without limitation, other litigation (unrelated to stock option
> granting practices), sales of Activision's titles, shifts in consumer
> spending trends, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive
> game market, Activision's ability to predict consumer preferences among
> competing hardware platforms (including next-generation hardware),
> declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection,
> product delays, retail acceptance of Activision's products, adoption
> rate and availability of new hardware and related software, industry
> competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards,
> protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key
> personnel, customers, vendors and third-party developers, international
> economic and political conditions, integration of recently acquired
> subsidiaries and identification of suitable future acquisition
> opportunities, limitations on our ability to issue stock and options,
> foreign exchange rate changes, and the risks identified in Activision's
> most recent annual report on Form 10-K and recent reports on Form 8-K.
> The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon
> information available to Activision as of the date of this release, and
> Activision assumes no obligations to update any such forward-looking
> statement. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may
> ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees
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SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (August 22, 2007) - SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® of Europe Ltd. today announced Sonic Riders(tm): Zero Gravity, a fast-paced new Sonic racing game for the Wii(tm) home video game system from Nintendo and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game, created by Sonic team, hits stores in February 2008 and takes Sonic into never-before seen worlds with edge-of-your-seat racing intensity and all-new gravity controlling moves.

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Sonic takes on to futuristic-inspired tracks and travels as far as outer space to push the limits of speed even further. Two new unique gravity control moves will allow players to outrace opponents while navigating walls, drops, and hairpin turns. Innovative new tracks take full advantage of Sonic's new moves and offer heart-stopping racing action enhanced by high-intensity speed boosts.

"Speed and agility is what built the Sonic franchise," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA® of America, Inc. "Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity offers long-time Sonic fans, and newcomers alike, the adrenaline-pumping gameplay and moves that made the blue hedgehog famous, while adding a plethora of completely new elements to the Sonic world. Packed with new and innovative features, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity delivers a rush that gamers can't resist."

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity also features a series of high-speed vehicles that evolve through the gamplay to offer the ultimate unrivaled racing machine. Complete with irresistible multiplayer modes and all-new playable characters, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity brings the action, speed, and addictive gameplay that only Sonic can deliver.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is set for release on Wii and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in February 2008. For all SEGA assets including the first screens from Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, please visit http://segapr.segaamerica.com .

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 .

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August 22, 2007

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Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and More Deepen the Catalog
of On-Disc
Master Tracks Featured in */Rock Band/*

*Leipzig, Germany – August 22, 2007- **/Harmonix/*, the leading
developer of music-based games, and *MTV Games, *a division of MTV
Networks which is a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with
distribution partner *Electronic Arts *(NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today
plans to release the highly anticipated music videogame */Rock Band™/*
on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer
entertainment system in Europe in early 2008. As previously announced,
*/Rock Band/* forthe Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft and PLAYSTATION 3 system will be released in the U.S. this
Holiday 2007.
* *
*/Rock Band/*for the PlayStation 2 system will showcase many of the same
challenging modes featured in the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system
versions, but will also debut new game elements specific to the
platform. In addition, European versions of */Rock Band /*will feature
extensive localized music content for multiple territories, both on-disc
and through downloadable content.

“The European continent’s rich and diverse musical pedigree transcends
culture and language, which is why we are extremely pleased to announce
*/Rock Band /*in Europe for early 2008,” stated Jeff Yapp, EVP, MTV
Program Enterprises. “It was imperative that we have significant on-disc
and downloadable localized music content for multiple European
territories on the PlayStation 2 system, Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3
system in order for Europeans to truly get the full */Rock Band/*
experience and interact with the music they love.”

In addition, ten new songs were revealed today at the Leipzig Games
Convention, bringing the total of officially announced */Rock Band/*
on-disc songs to 26, including some of the greatest rock music ever
created. The new songs, all original master recordings, are as follows:
Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter,” Deep Purple "Highway Star," The Clash
“Should I Stay or Should I Go,” Faith No More "Epic,” Smashing Pumpkins
“Cherub Rock,” Radiohead “Creep,” Beastie Boys “Sabotage,” Jet “Are You
Gonna Be My Girl,” OK Go “Here It Goes Again,” and Nine Inch Nails “The
Hand That Feeds.”

*_OFFICIAL /ROCK BAND /SONG LIST TO DATE:_*
1960s
Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter”

1970s
The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"
Mountain "Mississippi Queen"*
David Bowie "Suffragette City"
Black Sabbath "Paranoid"*
Blue Oyster Cult "Don't Fear the Reaper"
The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop”
Deep Purple "Highway Star"

1980s
Rush "Tom Sawyer"*
Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead or Alive"
The Clash “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
Faith No More "Epic”
* *
1990s
Foo Fighters “Learn to Fly”
Metallica “Enter Sandman”
Nirvana “In Bloom”
Stone Temple Pilots “Vasoline”
Weezer “Say It Ain’t So”
Smashing Pumpkins “Cherub Rock”
Radiohead “Creep”
Beastie Boys “Sabotage”

2000s
The Hives “Main Offender”
Queens of the Stone Age “Go With the Flow”
The Strokes “Reptilia”
Jet “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”
OK Go “Here It Goes Again”
Nine Inch Nails “The Hand That Feeds”
/*Indicates a cover song, all other songs are original master recordings/

*/Rock Band/* is a new platform for music fans and gamers to interact
with music like never before, challenging users to master the lead/bass
guitar, drums, and vocals as solo artists or cooperatively as part of
their own band. Built on unprecedented deals with the world’s biggest
record labels and music publishers, the music featured in */Rock Band
/*will span all genres of rock and will include many master recordings
from the greatest songs and artists of all time. */Rock Band /*garnered
the most nominations (five) and awards (three) at this year’s Game
Critics Awards: Best of E3 2007 including /Best of Show*. */

EA will serve as the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for
*/Rock Band/*, managing distribution for the game in US, Europe and
Australia. For more information on */Rock Band/* and Harmonix Music
Systems please visit www.rockband.com and
www.harmonixmusic.com .

#####

*About MTV Networks*
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the
world's leading creators of programming and content across all media
platforms. MTV Networks, with 130 channels worldwide, owns and operates
the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION,
MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND,
SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and
THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services,
all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects
with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and
its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online,
broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has
licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all
of its programming services can be seen worldwide.
* *
*About MTV Games*
MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing
high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the
MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.
* *

*About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
*Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA , and established
in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented
videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who
formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience
the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and
rhythm gaming in the . For more information please visit:
_www.harmonixmusic.com_

* *
*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 video game systems, personal computers, cellular
handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS BIG™ and POGO™. In fiscal
2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 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
.
* *
*© 2007 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix,
Rock Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix
Music Systems, Inc., a division of MTV Networks. Rock Band developed by
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all
related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of
Viacom International Inc All other marks are the property of their
respective owners.*
* *
*EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other
countries. "PlayStation" and "PLAYSTATION" are registered trademarks of
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox 360 are
trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.*
* *

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August 21, 2007

SEGA BRINGS NORSE MYTHOLOGY TO LIFE WITH VIKING: BATTLE FOR

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (August 21st 2007) - SEGA=AE of Am=
erica and SEGA=AE Europe Ltd today announced VIKING: Battle For Asgard(tm=
), the first next-gen console title from the award-winning development st=
udio, The Creative Assembly. In this intense new game, experience for the=
first time ever the brutal yet spectacular world of the Vikings and thei=
r all-powerful Gods. Players can take part in massive epic battles agains=
t savage magical beasts and barbaric warriors and ultimately be the hero =
who saves the human world from the wrath of the Gods. VIKING: Battle For =
Asgard will be available this Spring 2008 for the Xbox 360(tm) video game=
and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Sony PlayStation=AE 3 co=
mputer entertainment system.

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VIKING: Battle For Asgard takes players to the world of Norse Gods, where=
the Goddess Hel in all her fury, has raised an army of demonic warriors =
sent to enslave the mortal realm of Midgard and ultimately provoke Ragnar=
ok - the apocalyptic battle that will destroy even the Gods themselves. P=
lay as Skarin, a powerful yet flawed Viking warrior, filled with rage and=
ready to wage war on whoever stands in his way. Manipulated by the gods =
and fated to a destiny he has yet to understand, Skarin is the only one a=
ble to stop this ultimate clash of great wills. As Skarin, players will l=
eave behind them a bloody trail of dismembered foes using a huge array of=
ruthless and brutal combat moves while mastering the addictive and destr=
uctive mystical powers and abilities given to him by the Viking Gods he l=
ooks to come between. Explore vast and visually stunning open-world envir=
onments where gamers strive to free enslaved warriors and lead them into =
huge, epic battles featuring colossal giants, powerful shaman, deadly ass=
assins and the Gods' own champions. Tame mighty dragons and unleash their=
rain of fire, laying waste to the enemy hordes that stand in your way an=
d use Skarin's emerging skills to strategically turn the tide of conflict=
=2E Taking full advantage of the technology only next-gen consoles offer,=
VIKING: Battle for Asgard excels at flowing seamlessly from small-scale =
battles to massive wars featuring multitudes of bloodthirsty warriors wai=
ting to unleash their fury. =20

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"Set in the mystical universe of Norse mythology, VIKING: Battle for Asga=
rd is a spectacular adventure filled with the most visceral battles and r=
uthless warriors," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, =
SEGA of America. "The Creative Assembly, and their expertise at making in=
credible games on an epic level, have brought to life the brutal combat a=
nd offers players a journey into the rarely-explored and ferocious Viking=
world."

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VIKING: Battle For Asgard(tm)will be available on Xbox 360(tm) and PlaySt=
ation=AE 3 in Spring 2008. For more information please visit www.sega.co=
m . For assets for press please visit http=
://segapr.segaamerica.com.=20

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About SEGA of America


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

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About SEGA=AE Europe Limited:

SEGA Europe Limited is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-base=
d SEGA Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment b=
oth inside and outside the home. The company distributes interactive ente=
rtainment 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 .




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Midway Announces Powerful Lineup for Games Convention 2007


*_For Immediate Distribution_*


*MIDWAY ANNOUNCES POWERFUL LINEUP FOR GAMES CONVENTION 2007*

**Product Line For GC 2007 Features Proven Brands, New Intellectual
Properties, Kids Titles and Highly Anticipated Next Generation Games**

**LONDON, UK, August 20, 2007 **– Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a
leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today
announced its product portfolio to be shown at the annual Games
Convention (GC), August 23-27 in Leipzig, Germany. This year's lineup
showcases exciting new properties such as //Stranglehold™//, highly
anticipated next generation games such as //BlackSite™//, developed by
Midway Studios - Austin, proven brands such as //Unreal Tournament® 3//
from world renowned developer Epic Games and //Ultimate Mortal
Kombat®//, Midway's top-selling fighting franchise's debut on Nintendo
DS™, and kid's games like //Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends//, based
on the top-rated Cartoon Network series

In addition to showcasing their current games projects, Midway
executives will be giving media and industry representatives a glimpse
into Midway's studio system as well as global industry trends during a
press briefing entitled "Fewer, Bigger, Better: Midway in the Next
Generation."

"Our 2007 Games Convention lineup truly reflects our product strategy to
develop top quality titles in a wide range of genres across all major
platforms," said David F. Zucker, president and CEO, Midway. "With
exciting next generation games such as //Stranglehold// and proven
brands like //Mortal Kombat//, along with games for the younger market
and handhelds, this is Midway's most diverse and strongest line up yet.

"Games Convention is now firmly established as a highlight of the
industry's calendar, and a superb opportunity for us to engage with
European partners and press," added Martin Spiess, Managing Director -
Europe of Midway Games Ltd. "We're looking forward to showing what is
undeniably our strongest portfolio to date, and discussing plans and
projects for 2008."

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

**_Stranglehold_** (PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360™, PC; September) –
Experience exhilarating, next-gen action for the PS3, Xbox 360™
videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC, as you
continue the story of Inspector Tequila created by John Woo for his
influential action film, "Hard Boiled" starring Chow Yun-Fat. Run into
danger with both fists full of lead and take down the organized crime
bosses who stepped over the line when they took your family. Stop at
nothing as you destroy the entire world around you to get them back. You
are a desperate man following your own rules; honor thy family; do
what's right; fear no man.

**_BlackSite_** (PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, PC; October) - Featuring a
powerful single-player campaign, along with multiple online multiplayer
modes, //BlackSite// delivers vicious combat action, next generation
graphics and A.I., and a plethora of powerful weapons and vehicles. Set
in present day, players take the role of a decorated military veteran
charged by the government to lead a squadron of "secret soldiers," each
with his/her own specialty skill set, into the Rachel, Nevada area to
fight off the invasion of unidentified enemy races.

**_Unreal Tournament 3_** (PLAYSTATION 3, PC; November) - //Unreal
Tournament 3// marks the return of the industry's premiere first-person
shooter franchise. In the latest installment of the award-winning
Unreal® franchise, players assume the role of a futuristic warrior
engaged in contests of intense warfare against dedicated and skilled
opponents, controlled either by human contestants online or by A.I.
These brutal contests are fought with the most powerful military weapons
and vehicles known to man. In //Unreal Tournament 3//, players can go
face-to-face with devastating close quarters weapons like the flak
cannon and rocket launcher, or pick off their enemies from a distance
with a high-caliber sniper rifle. Players will also be able to fully
access the universe's most capable and advanced set of vehicles in his
quest to dominate and overwhelm opponents. //Unreal Tournament 3// will
be exclusive to the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and PC
in 2007. Thanks to the open network of the PLAYSTATION 3 system,
//Unreal Tournament 3// will also be the first game to feature robust
user generated content including multiplayer maps, custom game modes and
much more.

**_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 unlockable content, new record-keeping
capability, and Wi-Fi-connected multiplayer, players will be able take
//UMK// anywhere for fighting action on the go.

**_Cruis'n™_** (Wii™, November) - An all new version of the classic
Midway arcade racer, Cruis'n is coming exclusively to the Nintendo 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.

/*/_Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am_/*/ (PlayStation 2,
//October//) - Jealousy smolders inside Master Shake like chocolate in a
fondue pot. Frylock has been admitted into Jersey Pines, South Jersey’s
most prestigious and exclusive public golf course. And Shake was
rejected. Actually, he didn’t apply. He doesn’t know how to play golf.
But what does that matter? He’s mad and must defeat Frylock at his own
game. With Meatwad as his caddy, Shake aims to crack some heads and sink
some putts. Do battle against Carl, the Mooninites, MC Pee Pants, the
Plutonians and other classic villains. Drive your electric golf cart
like a real jerk, with complete disregard for your own life. Race
against the Frat Aliens in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Hear the
actual voices of your favorite cartoon characters, recorded in
incredible digital quality. Learn how to finally hit a sand wedge
properly. Only you can ensure that Master Shake is triumphant over evil,
and the mandatory dress code regarding collared shirts.

/*/_Game Party_/*/(Wii, //November//) -- //Game Party// for the Nintendo
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!

/*/_Hour of Victory™_/*/(PC, //September//) - //Hour of Victory// allows
you to play a key role in the pivotal and cinematic battles from the
European and North African theaters of World War II, using the skills
and gameplay style you choose. Built with Unreal Engine 3.0, //Hour of
Victory// allows you to sneak into enemy territory as a covert
operative, storm the gates as a British Commando, or snipe from afar as
an Army Ranger – each character’s unique attributes will be needed for
the fulfillment of the overall objective. Only with all these skill
working closely together will you be able to say that you helped define
the //Hour of Victory//.

/*/_Wheelman™_/*/ (PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, PC; //2008//) - Starring Vin
Diesel in //The Wheelman//, you’re on the run from the mafia in the U.S.
and returning to Barcelona, a place where you have a dark past and
criminal gangs infest the city. It’s your job to set the factions
against each other to cover a daring heist. With a focus on
over-the-top, intense vehicle combat, build your reputation by
undertaking missions, taking part in challenging events, all the while
looking to pull off stylish, extreme driving stunts.

/*/_TNA iMPACT!™_/*/ (PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2;
//2008//) - TNA iMPACT! is set to be the most complete wrestling
videogame to date. Featuring top talent such as Kurt Angle, Christian
Cage, Rhino, Christopher Daniels, Jeff Jarret, AJ Styles and more, TNA
iMPACT! will deliver all of the excitement and action of the top-rated
weekly television show.

For more information about Midway’s entire lineup of products being
showcased during the Games Convention (GC) in Leipzig please stop by our
booth (Hall 4, Stand D01, Business Center Hall 1, Stand I30) or visit
www.midway.com .

**_About Midway_**__

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

BLACKSITE is a trademark of Midway Games West Inc. WHEELMAN and HOUR OF
VICTORY are trademarks of Midway Home Entertainment Inc. CRUIS’N is a
trademark of Nintendo of America Inc. AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE and all
related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network.
MORTAL KOMBAT and MORTAL KOMBAT: DECEPTION are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. UNREAL and UNREAL TOURNAMENT
are registered trademarks of Epic Games Inc. Used under license. CARTOON
NETWORK, FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS and all related characters
and elements are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network. TNA, TOTAL NONSTOP
ACTION, and other TNA indicia used on or in this product are trademarks,
copyrighted designs and other forms of intellectual property of TNA
Entertainment, LLC and may not be used in whole or in part, without the
prior written consent of TNA Entertainment, LLC. © 2005 TNA
Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved. “PlayStation" and the "PS"
Family, "PLAYSTATION" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2001
Nintendo. Nintendo Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo. ©
2006 Nintendo.


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BRACE YOUR BRAIN: WORK OUT WITH NINTENDO'S MENTAL AEROBICS GAME

How Low Can Your 'Brain Age' Go?

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Have the lazy days of summer slowed
your brain? Have you read one too many trashy beach romance novels? Is a fifth
grader smarter than you? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, it's
time for you to sharpen up with a copy of Brain Age(TM) 2: More Training in
Minutes a Day, launching today exclusively for the portable Nintendo DS(TM).

Brain Age 2 has 15 new, intensely engaging activities designed to give your
brain a daily workout. Millions of men, women, students and seniors worldwide
picked up the original Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day game,
ushering in both a new genre of video games and a new audience of players.
Brain Age 2 includes a fresh set of tests for people who enjoyed challenging
themselves with the original.
"The point of the original Brain Age was to jolt users' brains out of
complacency by challenging them with a variety of fun activities," says George
Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and
corporate communications. "Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day expands
the benefit and gives you mental tests you've never tried before."You don't
have to have played the original to enjoy Brain Age 2, which offers activities
like winning (or intentionally losing) at rock, paper, scissors; repeated
subtraction of a small number from a larger one; quickly making change;
unscrambling letters to form a word; and playing notes on a virtual piano
keyboard. With 100 new sudoku puzzles and ways for users to compete against
friends and family members, Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day appeals
to everyone, no matter their age or prior experience with video games.
The original Brain Age has sold a stunning 8.61 million copies worldwide,
including more than 1.4 million in the United States alone, while its sequel
has already posted sales of 5.33 million in Japan. The U.S. version retails at
an MSRP of just $19.99. It also is available bundled with a new dual-toned
Crimson/Onyx Nintendo DS Lite at an MSRP of $149.99 at select retailers.
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day and other games in Nintendo's
Touch Generations brand demonstrate that people want fun, engaging experiences
they can't find anywhere else. Between now and Sept. 30, Nintendo Street Teams
will visit Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta to give
consumers of all ages the chance to take their brains for a test drive.
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day launches today and is rated E for
Everyone. For more information about Brain Age 2, please visit
http://www.BrainAge.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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Black Prophecy reveals its dark secret


*Right on time for the world premiere at the Games Convention in Leipzig
the official website opens a portal to a far distant future*
* *
*Darmstadt**, August 21st 2007* -- In "Black Prophecy" 10TACLE STUDIOS
and developer Reakktor Media will for the first time be leaving space
and time behind them at this year's Games Convention in Leipzig. Today's
launch of the www.blackprophecy.com website reveals a number of secrets
concerning the Action-MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) title and shows
some impressive images from the depths of space. As well as fighting
epic multi-player battles and fulfilling exciting single-player missions
players will experience a fascinating story from the pen of
prize-winning German science-fiction author Michael Marrak. In addition
to many roll-playing game elements and a comprehensive
resource-management system the tactically demanding "Black Prophecy"
also offers a tremendous depth of play and spectacular deep-space action
for the PC.

By the mid 26th century humanity has conquered the universe and
colonized countless planets. Yet life in space requires a great deal of
adaptation. Bred for just these conditions, the cybernetically adapted
Tyi and the biogenetically optimized Geniden have outgrown their
creators to become the new ruling races. Their uncompromising battle for
total mastery of space leads humanity into the sphere of influence of an
ancient alien life form -- a life form which tolerates no other cosmic
civilizations but its own. In this battle against an overpowering enemy,
players must first choose which of the two rival factions they wish to
join as they try to save humanity.

Starting in the fall of 2008 the fascinating science-fiction universe
from "Black Prophecy" will present players a complex online universe
featuring cinema-quality space battles. A universe in which they fly
their spacecraft alone, as a clan member or as part of a fleet as they
fight political battles and prove themselves in the fight against
extinction at the hands of the aliens. The search for their home world
and the answer to their dark secret soon becomes a race to save all the
races of mankind.

* *
*For more information:*
www.10tacle.com
www.reakktor.com
www.blackprophecy.com
* *
*About 10TACLE STUDIOS AG:*
Listed in the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 10TACLE
STUDIOS AG (WKN: TACL10, ISIN DE000TACL107) is one of Europe's leading
independent developers and producers of high-end computer and video
games. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG is a top international producer with a product
portfolio covering all relevant, high-growth segments of the games
market. Currently, some 390 employees work for 10TACLE STUDIOS AG at its
headquarters in Darmstadt and the development sites in Hanover,
Duisburg, London, Charleroi, Bratislava and Singapore. 10TACLE STUDIOS
AG's consolidated revenue increased by 64% to EUR29.285 million in 2006
(previous year: EUR17.896 million). During the same period, EBIT
increased sharply by 180% to EUR4.708 million (previous year: EUR1.684
million).
*About Reakktor Media:*
Reakktor Media is based in Hannover, Germany and is a developer of
international Massive Multiplayer Games. The studio is a subsidiary of
10TACLE STUDIOS and acts as a competence center for online games within
the group.
The team led by CEO Holger Nathrath is also providing worldwide services
for Massive Multiplayer Gaming and runs all necessary operations like
game support, server hosting and payment solutions. Reakktor Media is
the only German development studio of Massive Multiplayer Games and has
a 15 years history in developing computer and video games on a high
international quality level.


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Vivox, Wizards, D&D press release

*VIVOX**^® ** POWERS VOICE CHAT FOR WIZARDS OF THE COAST?S *

*NEW DUNGEONS & DRAGONS INSIDER *

/ /

*Framingham, Mass. ? August 21, 2007* - Vivox, the leading provider of
integrated voice services for online games and virtual worlds, today
announced that it will be the voice chat provider for Wizards of the
Coast?s new digital Dungeons & Dragons^® experience - Dungeons & Dragons
Insider? (D&D Insider?). Vivox will provide Wizards of the Coast with
hosted and managed voice communication services that are customized for
and integrated into D&D Insider.

With Vivox voice, Dungeon Masters (DMs) and D&D Insider players will be
able to speak with each other around the Dungeons & Dragons Gaming
Table, create one-to-one channels for private conversations, and start,
leave or rejoin voice conversations during game play without impacting
game performance. The DM will have full moderator controls to mute, kick
and ban players during the game for enhanced security and control.
On-screen indicators will show players what voice channels are active
and which players within a channel are speaking.

?Voice is an essential component of the D&D Insider player experience,?
said Bill Slavicsek, R&D Director of Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of
the Coast. ?The roots of classic Dungeons & Dragons lie in the ability
to play interactively with your friends, communicating openly around a
table, developing characters, building the scene, laying out the
adventure and communicating actions and dialog. To recreate this
experience online, we needed a voice partner with the ability to deliver
a consistently high quality and reliable voice experience for our
players. We also needed a company with the resources to support us
during and after the integration, with a proven ability to scale to a
very large online community. Vivox is well positioned to deliver on
these elements and we look forward to a successful relationship.?

?D&D is the original tabletop roleplaying game, and we are thrilled to
be a part of bringing it online,? said Vivox CEO, Rob Seaver. ?Adding
real-time voice to D&D Insider will make for an unprecedented online
experience that only Wizards of the Coast can create. High quality voice
will grab users and immerse them in game play that is challenging and
entertaining, as well as create a sense of community and camaraderie.
It?s this kind of technology and game innovation that is going to keep
new and old gamers alike heavily-invested and excited about the future
of online games and communities.?

###

*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 customers
with millions of subscribers in more than 180 countries. For more
information visit http://www.vivox.com

*About Wizards of the Coast*

Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is
a worldwide leader in the trading card game and tabletop role-playing
game categories, and a leading developer and publisher of game-based
entertainment products. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading
card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier
trading card game, Magic: The Gathering®, among many other trading card
games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading
publisher of role-playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons®, and
publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous /New York Times/
best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast
website at www.wizards.com .

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August 14, 2007

EA SPORTS' Madden NFL 08 Hits Retail Stores Nationwide

Top Selling Franchise Unveils New Read and React System and
> is Now Available on Ten Platforms
>
> REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - August 14, 2007 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today
> announced that Madden NFL 08, the newest iteration of the best-selling EA
> SPORTS(tm) football franchise with the exclusive videogame license of the NFL
> and PLAYERS INC, is now available in stores nationwide. Awarded the 2007 Game
> Critics "Best Sports Game" award at last month's E3 Media and Business
> Summit, Madden NFL 08 features a unique combination of innovative gameplay
> and authentic NFL football simulation.
>
> Now in its 18th year, the Madden NFL Football franchise continues to stand
> out as Madden NFL 07 was last year's #1 selling video game in North America
> with more than seven million copies sold* since launch.
>
> Madden NFL 08 features a new Read and React system that allows gamers to
> quickly identify the strongest players on the field, and to make
> game-altering adjustments to further affect each and every play. New player
> skill icons identify on-field strengths and weaknesses, providing an
> immediate read on what an opponent is doing. This new icon system
> complements a deeper gameplay experience that maximizes the skill of the
> individual NFL superstars, separating them from the role players, and takes
> NFL football strategy to a new level.
>
> Players will rule the gridiron with intuitive controls, fluid gameplay and a
> new branching animation system that yields the jaw-dropping tackles and
> spectacular catches in Madden NFL 08. New player moves, lateral passes and
> the dynamic Hit-Stick 2.0 gives gamers an unprecedented and hyperrealistic
> NFL football experience.
>
> Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, Madden NFL 08 is available for
> the Xbox® and Xbox 360(tm) video game systems from Microsoft, PlayStation®2
> and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems, Wii(tm), Nintendo
> GameCube(tm), Nintendo DS(tm), PC, Mobile, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
> handheld entertainment system and is rated E by the ESRB.
>
> EA SPORTS(tm) is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world,
> with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL Football, FIFA
> Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA
> TOUR® and NASCAR® racing.
>
> For more information about Madden NFL 08, check out www.madden08.com.

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August 13, 2007

LIVEPLANET LAUNCHES MEDIA ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO REPORTING

*LIVEPLANET LAUNCHES MEDIA ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO REPORTING NEWS,
COMMERCE AND ENTERTAINMENT HAPPENING*

*IN VIRTUAL WORLDS*

/* */

/*Virtual World Productions UNVEILS first two media brands Covering
Second Life and World of Warcraft*/

/* */

/*James Root**Named Producer; Tina Courtney Becomes Editor-in-Chief*/



LOS ANGELES (August 13, 2007) - LivePlanet today announced the creation
of Virtual World Productions, Inc., the first media organization focused
on developing media brands to serve the exploding populations of virtual
worlds. Virtual World Productions first two media brands, Grid World
News (www.gridwn.com
)
and Azeroth World News (www.azerothwn.com
),
will report on issues important to the Second Life and World of Warcraft
communities, respectively, by gathering and reporting on the news and
information of those worlds.



"The vision of Virtual World Productions is similar to what Rupert
Murdoch, William Randolph Hearst or Ted Turner had for our own world in
the last Century - we will report the goings on of the millions of
inhabitants of these worlds, so that the entire community can be
informed: We are recording history in these worlds, and now, when a
proverbial tree falls in the forest, people will know it happened," said
Keith Quinn, senior vice president, LivePlanet, and co-creator of the
concept.



From play-by-play action of the latest Horde versus Alliance battle
within Azeroth, to the first person adventures of a reporter inside the
Mature zone in Second Life, to fashion-forward trends for battling
rogues in World of Warcraft, Virtual World Productions' mission is to be
a diversified media organization, serving as an independent, in-world
source of news and entertainment for the citizens of the virtual worlds
it serves with syndicated content on broad topics to appeal to audiences
beyond virtual worlds.



The media brands will deliver news and information ranging from
hard-hitting and controversial topics to entertaining, tongue-in-cheek
reviews and reporting on the events inside virtual worlds with no
reference to any other game, world, or reality. All coverage will
reflect only the concepts, ideas and events depicted in-world. The
media brands won't offer 'how to play' or game-focused commentary, but
rather news-based, finger-on-the-pulse reporting of in-world activity.



News services will be tailored and branded specifically to each virtual
world, with new media brands to be unveiled in the coming months.



"With millions of citizens populating virtual worlds and more joining
daily, we saw an opportunity to create a news organization to connect
individuals and keep them informed of what's happening in their world,"
said Larry Tanz, president and CEO, LivePlanet. "Virtual World
Productions will create media organizations that serve these virtual
populations with news, information and commerce in the same way that
CNN, Viacom and Fox serve the physical world. Some of these worlds are
bigger than top 20 media markets that support several daily news sources."



James Root has taken the position of new media producer and charged with
creating relationships with companies in-world. Prior to joining
Virtual World Productions, Root was an independent consultant developing
media properties for businesses. He has previously worked with News
Corporation where developing web properties for Fox.com, Foxsports.com
and xfiles.com and also at Microsoft as part of the business development
team for Windows Media. Tina Courtney, formerly with the Walt Disney
Internet Group and 3Jane, an online production boutique, was named
editor-in-chief of Virtual World Productions and will oversee content
development and manage editorial direction for each of the media brands.
Virtual World Productions launches with a staff of 30 in-world journalists.






. Grid World News (www.gridwn.com
)
aims to be the premier media outlet for Second Life to connect its
growing population of citizens with up to the minute news, trends and
personalities. The publication will also offer a commerce area where
citizens can advertise and sell their goods and services from the latest
fashion accessory to fully built virtual furniture, homes, islands, and
stores. Coverage is written by in-world journalists but submissions by
ordinary citizens is encouraged. News will be updated constantly and
cover current in-world events, personalities, business and entertainment.





. Azeroth World News (www.azerothwn.com
)
will cater to the nine million World of Warcraft characters and
exclusively report all the news within the universe. Azeroth will
deliver the most current information, gossip, and lore as well as allow
characters to connect with others to adventure together and socialize.
In addition to light-hearted stories like the latest fashions of
Azeroth's fearsome warriors, there will be hard-hitting commentary and
reporting on on-going battles, quests and other activities within the world.



Both Grid World News and Azeroth World News will initially be exclusive
to online

audiences.



*About LivePlanet*

LivePlanet develops and produces entertainment properties for
traditional as well as digital media distribution platforms, with a
focus on leveraging technology and integrating brands to tell compelling
stories. LivePlanet currently has projects in active stages of
production and development in film, television, broadband and mobile
distribution platforms, working with partners ranging from Yahoo! and
MSN to The Walt Disney Company (film and television divisions), and
NBCUniversal. LivePlanet has also developed entertainment properties
that integrate brands which include Pepsi Co., Sprint, Toyota, and
Magellan. Recent projects include the feature films /Running the Sahara,
Freedom Writers/ and /First Descent/ (Universal), wireless game PhoneTag
(Sprint), /Fan Club: Reality Baseball/ (MSN) and the three-time
Emmy-nominated /Project Greenlight/ (HBO/Bravo, Miramax). The company
is based in Los Angeles, CA.


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

This week it’s All About Evil. The “Month of Metroid” continues, giving
you the chance to contend with evil, flying, brain-like Metroids that latch
onto your head and suck your life forces. Nobody needs that, especially not
first thing Monday morning. Luckily, you’ve got a sweet suit and some nice
weapons to help you navigate through this amazing classic game. And if that’s
not enough, you also have the option of dealing with bad guys named Dark Sol
and Zenzombie. You just know when their parents named them that, they were
asking for trouble.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:

Metroid® (NES®, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence, 500
Wii Points): The first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series
introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty
hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates’
home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous
life forms known as Metroids. Metroid has all the high-tech weaponry, creepy
tunnels and crawly alien creatures that anyone could ask for. With its deep and
complex game play, excellent music and a rare sense of setting, it establishes
a frightening ambience that will haunt and entertain you for a very long time.

Shining in the Darkness™ (Sega Genesis, 1 player, rated E for Everyone –
Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Dark Sol has vowed to reign over the
enchanted Kingdom of Thornwood, and only you can stop him. Find the powerful
Arms of Light and battle the deadly beasts that keep your people desperate and
starving in this epic journey for peace. Roaming the dark Labyrinth, you’ll
seek out enemies and collect weapons, all of which will help you pass the test
of the Ancients and become a shining knight. Get into the adventure with a
stunning 3-D perspective, amazing cinematic views and fast-paced scrolling.
You’ll move from battle to battle, solving puzzles and discovering secret
items in this engrossing struggle between good and evil.

Cratermaze™ (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Comic Mischief,
600 Wii Points): Cratermaze is a comical action game set in a parallel world.
While on a trip through time, you and your friends are confronted by Kublai,
henchman to the evil Zenzombie. He traps your friends at separate points in the
space-time continuum. Now you must fight your way through 60 rounds of mazes to
save your friends. Dinosaurs, ninjas, robots and other enemies lurk within the
mazes, spanning from primitive times to the future. Escape the enemies by
digging holes to trap them in and then filling the holes to finish them off.
Collect all the chests within the time limit to get the key and exit to the
next round. With special items such as shovels and spring platforms, Cratermaze
takes its game play to new heights, making for an unforgettable gaming experience.

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Details of 2nd Content Update to leading MMO, Lord of the

*_FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE_***

*TURBINE and Codemasters Online gaming uNVEIL BOOK 10: THE City of the
kings FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE^(TM)*

*/ /*

*/Major Content Update to Hit MMO to be Available on August 20^th /*


*WESTWOOD, MA -- August 13, 2007* - Turbine, Inc. and Codemasters Online
Gaming announced the details of the second free content update for
subscribers to *The Lord of the Rings Online^(TM): Shadows of
Angmar^(TM)*. *Book 10:* *The City of the Kings *continues the epic
story, adds over 100 new quests, implements significant enhancements to
monster play and introduces the Reputation and Bartering systems. *Book
10: The City of the Kings* will be available to subscribers of *The Lord
of the Rings Online* on August 20, 2007.

"Our first update significantly expanded the world of Middle-earth with
new story arcs, quests, and exciting new kinds of gameplay," said
Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. "For Book 10 we
continue the epic story and introduce a ton of new content, but we also
are introducing legendary play, a completely new way to experience
monster play that enables you to play as a powerful Ranger of the North
or a terrible Troll."

Beginning August 20^th , heroes can join the battle in *Book 10: The
City of the Kings*, the second of many free updates to *The Lord of the
Rings Online*.

* *

*NEW FEATURES:***

Ř *The Epic Continues!* *--- *Amarthiel, introduced in *Book 9: Shores
of Evendim*, has reclaimed the palantir of Carn Dűm and is now seeking
to make Annúminas her new seat of power as she searches for her lost
ring of power: Narchuil. The Dúnedain stands against her as the Rangers
mount a last, desperate attempt to wrest the palantir from Amarthiel.
Before she can find Narchuil, a most dangerous opportunity presents
itself that may give the Dúnedain the advantage they need to blind the
eye of Angmar.

Ř *Legendary Play --- *Once in the Ettenmoors, players can experience
monster play in a completely new way by spending their Destiny Points to
play as a powerful Ranger of the North or a terrible Troll to offer a
strategic advantage to their allies in the battle for control of the
Ettenmoors.

Ř *Critter Play **--- *Friendly barnyard animals love squawking around
the landscape, exploring chicken coops, hunting for worms and more!
Players can now explore Middle-earth from a different -- and sometimes
unexpected -- viewpoint as a chicken, the first of many new playable
critters that will be added to the game in the future.**

Ř *New Reputation and Bartering Systems --- *Book 10 introduces the
Reputation and Bartering systems. The Reputation system enables players
to earn positive and negative standing with different races and groups
in Middle-earth based on both monster kills and quest completions. The
Bartering system allows players to trade trophies earned in battle for
rewards such as armor sets or mounts.

Ř *Over 100 New Quests --- *The story continues for players as they aid
the Fellowship and encounter new adventures, new dungeons and over a
dozen new monsters.

Ř *Enhanced User Interface* --- The game's UI is now customizable. In
addition to being able to skin your UI with a unique look, Book 10 will
enable players to access sliders in their 'Options' panel to scale the
size of individual elements of the UI to their liking.

"We are working very hard to deliver the most content and best
experiences to our subscribers and it is extremely satisfying to see
such a large number of players embracing the game and joining us in
Middle-earth," added Anderson. "We intend to continue our long
established reputation of delivering frequent and substantial updates to
our players with the release of Book 11 this Fall which will offer
players the opportunity to live in their very own house in Middle-earth!"

*The Lord of the Rings Online* delivers an interactive experience
brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and
monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From the
quaint surroundings of the Shire to Angmar, the vile kingdom of the
Witch-king, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never
before. *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
or www.lotro-europe.com
.

*_About Turbine_*

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

*_About Codemasters_*

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

*_ _*

*_About Tolkien Enterprises_*

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

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August 9, 2007

Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa Pre-order Ships

*Austin**, Texas, August 9, 2007*—NCsoft^® , the world’s leading
developer and publisher of online computer games, announced that the
pre-order bonus pack for /Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa/^® has begun
shipping to retailers. The pre-order box offers customers several perks,
including exclusive in-game items and a three-day head start when the
product launches this fall.

Customers will find the pre-order bonus pack and digital pre-sale
availability at various retailers in North America and Europe, as well
as the NCsoft store at PlayNC.com.

Richard Garriott is best known for creating the /Ultima/^® series,
including /Ultima Online/, one of the first commercially successful
massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) in North America. /Richard
Garriott’s Tabula Rasa/, which is one of the most anticipated PC titles
of the year, is set in an epic science-fiction story where players will
be challenged by dynamic and fast-paced adventures on unique alien worlds.

Players who purchase the pre-order for /Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa
/not only get a three-day head start on the live service, they also
receive exclusive character emotes, exclusive in-game pets to accompany
their characters, access to the beta test, and a DVD with the game
client, bonus wallpapers and art.

“There is an amazing amount of anticipation for /Tabula Rasa/’s launch
within our development team and the player community,” said Richard
Garriott, executive producer. “The player feedback at this point has
been extremely helpful and we’re putting the final touches on the game.
This pre-order release truly marks the final stages in developing this
epic adventure, and since owning the pre-order allows players beta
access, it is a great way to try /Tabula Rasa/ out before we launch the
game.”

Please contact your local retailer for details on when /Richard
Garriott’s Tabula Rasa/ will be available on the shelf, or download it
from the PlayNC store beginning Friday, August 10, at
https://secure.plaync.com/cgi-bin/Store.pl.

For more information about /Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa/ visit
http://www.rgtr.com .

*About NCsoft Corporation*

NCsoft North America is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation. NCsoft, with
its own development and publishing offices in Texas and California, also
works with other NCsoft subsidiaries and third party developers
throughout North America to develop and publish innovative online
entertainment software products. The company has successfully launched
multiple online titles in the last three years and continues to support
its franchises, which include /Lineage/^® //Lineage II/, /City of
Heroes/^® //City of Villains/^® , /Guild Wars/^® //Guild Wars
Factions/^™ //Guild Wars Nightfall/^™ and /Dungeon Runners/^™ . More
information about NCsoft can be found at www.plaync.com
.

###

NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, /Tabula Rasa/, PlayNC, /Lineage, Guild
Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Guild Wars Nightfall, Dungeon Runners /and
all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks
of NCsoft Corporation. /City of Heroes/,/ City of Villains /and all
associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of
NCsoft Corporation and Cryptic Studios, Inc. Cryptic Studios is a
trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.


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SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT UNITES WITH VIRGIN COMICS TO CREATE

*Leading Game and Worldwide Comic Companies Join Forces to Develop and
Publish Massively Multiplayer Online Video Game Based On the Popular
Ramayan 3392 A.D. India-Mythology Inspired Comic Book Series***

*SAN DIEGO, California & NEW YORK, New York (AUGUST 9, 2007)* ? Through
a deal that joins two of the world?s most innovative entertainment
brands, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), a global leader in the online
gaming industry, is teaming up with Sir Richard Branson and Deepak
Chopra?s Virgin Comics to bring the popular, India-based *Ramayan 3392
A.D.* comic book universe to life as an MMO video game initially for the
PC.

The deal was announced today by John Smedley, President of SOE and
Sharad Devarajan, Co-Founder and CEO of Virgin Comics.

?Ramayan has inspired the lives of millions of people through the ages.
The re-imagining of this great ancient epic through the creativity of a
game platform re-affirms the fact that Ramayan is one of the greatest
stories ever told,? said Deepak Chopra. ?The fact that the same creative
team of young Indians that created the story will be involved in working
with SOE?s game development team, is a testament to the innovative and
mythic minds of these gifted Indian creators who will take a new
generation to new frontiers across the seas of consciousness into new
realms of mystery, magic, adventure, and transformation.?

Through this exclusive multi-year, worldwide license agreement, SOE will
develop and publish an MMO based on Ramayan?s story of mythological
lore. Virgin Comics will serve as a creative consultant on the project.
Virgin?s creative involvement with SOE?s game development team will be
spearheaded by its President and head, Suresh Seetharaman, who has also
overseen the development of the comic series. Also involved is acclaimed
filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, a co-founder of Virgin Comics.

?Virgin Comics approached us with a portfolio of amazing comic
properties based on Indian lore. We particularly love Ramayan 3392 A.D.,
as we feel Virgin Comics? telling of The Ramayana is particularly
gripping, graphically brilliant and lends itself extremely well to an
MMO,? said Smedley. ?This a fantastic time for us to expand our games to
include this culturally rich storyline and we are honored to do this
with a diversified, creative and experienced company like Virgin Comics.?

Virgin Comics? Ramayan 3392 A.D., initially released as a comic in late
2006, re-imagines one of India?s greatest epics into a futuristic realm.
Gotham Chopra, Virgin Comics? Chief Creative Officer commented, ?While
many of the characters and settings remain familiar to the original
lore, we never intended to re-tell the story, but essentially use it as
the key inspiration for something fresh. What remains intact to our
story are some of the core universal themes like duty, honor, sacrifice,
and fraternity while also mining uniquely Indian ideas like karma (how
action and consequence are linked) and the malleability of time itself.
To bring all of these ideas into a game with SOE is just awesome.?

Devarajan concluded, ?In a world increasingly dominated with games
influenced by a western Tolkien mythos, Ramayan will offer gamers a
chance to experience a whole new universe of characters and archetypes
derived from one of the oldest cultures on Earth. Our mission at Virgin
Comics has always been to allow this generation of Indian youth to have
a creative platform through which to speak to the world. Through this
collaboration with the likeminded visionaries at SOE, our young Indian
creators will make gaming history worldwide.?

*About Virgin Comics*

Virgin Comics is a character entertainment company creating original
stories and epic myths for worldwide audiences. The company was founded
in November 2005 by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Enterprises Ltd.,
alongside author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and
entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman.
Virgin is developing new stories with acclaimed filmmakers, actors and
musicians including John Woo, Guy Ritchie, Terry Gilliam, Dave Stewart,
Ed Burns, Nicolas Cage, Duran Duran, Sachin Tendulkar and others.
Feature films based on Virgin Comics? characters are also in the works,
including an animated feature The Secrets of the Seven Sounds and
theatrical live action feature films, The Sadhu in development with
actor Nicolas Cage as well as Gamekeeper in development with Warner
Bros. In India, Virgin Comics recently established a partnership with
Studio 18 to pioneer the Indian ?teen-horror? genre and a separate
partnership with UTV Motion Pictures to develop new Indian superheroes.
Virgin Comics also formed a joint venture with NBC-Universal to create
new science fiction properties for graphic novels and television with
the Sci Fi Channel. www.VirginComics.com

*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 Los Angeles, CA, 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.


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Hellgate: London coming Oct. 31

*EA AND NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCE OCTOBER 31^st *

*RELEASE DATE FOR /HELLGATE: LONDON/*

* *

/The Next Benchmark in Action Role Playing Games will Start Lighting Up
PCs this Halloween/

* *

*Redwood City**, Calif.* – August 6, 2007 – Get ready to hack, slash,
and shoot your way through a demon-infested London this Halloween!
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
today announced that */Hellgate™: London/*, the premier title from
Flagship Studios, will start hitting retail stores in North America on
October 31, 2007 and in Europe on November 2, 2007 for the PC.
*/Hellgate: London/*/ /represents the next leap in the evolution of the
action RPG genre, combining the depth and addictive gameplay of
traditional RPGs with the visceral action of first-person shooters.

“We wanted to hit the sweet-spot for release in terms of the development
schedule and delivering the highest-quality game to our players,” said
Bill Roper, CEO of Flagship Studios. “Halloween was the perfect fit as
it ensures that */Hellgate: London/* will have an appropriate amount of
beta testing, while also being an incredibly fun time to unleash the game.”

One of the most anticipated PC games and RPGs of the year, */Hellgate:
London/*/ /offers infinite re-playability with dynamically generated
levels, items, enemies and events. The player creates a heroic
character, completes quests, and battles through an innumerable amount
of demons to advance through a deep, rich story-driven campaign. A
robust, flexible skill and spell system, highly customizable
appearances, and a massive variety of randomly generated equipment allow
each player to create his or her own unique hero.

While some may prefer to slay demons solo, players will also be able to
take the fight online*, teaming up with friends to save London in a
secure, client-server environment and playing through the entire
story-driven campaign for free. For those players who want to extend
their */Hellgate: London/* experience, Flagship is offering an optional
subscription service which will give players access to huge amounts of
content on an ongoing basis in the form of quests, character classes,
demons, items, etc. More details about */Hellgate: London’s/* online
options are coming soon.

The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB, PEGI or BBFC. Visit
www.esrb.org , www.pegionline.eu
or www.bbfc.co.uk
for updated rating information. For more information about */Hellgate:
London/*, log onto http://info.ea.com or the
game’s official website at www.hellgatelondon.com
.

* Internet connection required.

###

*_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 video game systems, personal computers, cellular
handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS BIG™ and POGO™. In fiscal
2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 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 .

*_ _*

*_About Flagship Studios_*

Flagship Studios is a creator of innovative entertainment software,
designing games that focus on ease of play, replayability, and fun. The
studio was formed in 2003 by former executives and developers from
Blizzard North® and represents the creators of the worldwide,
best-selling Diablo® franchise. With members that are renowned within
the gaming industry, Flagship Studios embodies a team that has worked
together for over a decade and have numerous #1-selling games and
multiple Game of the Year awards to their credit. For more information
about Flagship Studios log onto www.flagshipstudios.com
.

*_About NAMCO BANDAI Games 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™ and Tekken® brands. For more
information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log
onto www.namcobandaigames.com.


EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, and POGO are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S and/or other countries.
Hellgate™: London is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Flagship
Studios, Inc. throughout the world. Licensed by NAMCO BANDAI Games
America Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.

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August 7, 2007

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The Fare Frenzy Returns with All-New Multiplayer Modes and
Customized Music Features for Cabbies on the Go

SAN FRANCISCO (August 7, 2007) - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Crazy Taxi(tm): Fare Wars has shipped to stores nationwide exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. For the first time ever, players can compete against a friend in a high-speed, money making multiplayer frenzy. Cabbies can also perfect their skills through 32 mini-games and effortlessly customize their music while racing through the city. With all-new features, gamers can now relive the addictive, action-packed gameplay of the original Dreamcast games, Crazy Taxi(tm) and Crazy Taxi(tm) 2.

In Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars, drivers are more aggressive than ever when speeding fares to their destination. Cabbies can compete wirelessly head-to-head via Ad Hoc around the city, taking turns in a skills competition to see who can pick up and drop off the most passengers to earn the highest fares. Players can also run interference during an opponent's trial, throwing off the opponent and making them miss a passenger pick up, drop off, sharp turn, or ramp jump. An additional turn-based multiplayer mode allows for two cabbies to play on one PSP system and split the cab ride.

"With over 2.7 million games sold to date in the Crazy Taxi series, SEGA is excited to revitalize this fun, frantic, and highly addictive classic from its vault of top hits," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "With the newly added multiplayer modes in Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars, and an easy to use custom music player, this PSP system exclusive brings back the fun on wheels for endless gaming on the go."

In Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars, players can drive through the two original maps of Crazy Taxi, including the arcade map and the original Dreamcast map, both inspired by the steep hills, trademark cable cars, and breezy waterfront of San Francisco. They'll then head for the Small Apple maps in Crazy Taxi 2, which are inspired by New York's large building fronts, hectic downtown streets, and the city's famous Central Park and subway system.

Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars offers 32 mini-games for cabbies to train and hone their crazy driving skills which are available in two mini-game modes, Crazy Box and Crazy Pyramid. Drivers can now effortlessly download their favorite tunes and switch between songs while careening through the city. Cabbies can flaunt their skills and driving performance with the video record and save feature in Crazy Taxi 2. Additional unlockable content is available including interviews with Kenji Kanno, the original producer of Crazy Taxi.

Get ready for the return of a classic favorite with Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars, created exclusively for the PSP system. The game is rated "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older by the Entertainment Software Review Board, and has an MSRP of $29.95. For screenshots and assets, please visit the SEGA FTP site at http://segapr.segaamerica.com .

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 Sniper Studios:

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Sniper Studios is a privately-owned development and production studio. Proven design and production experts with extended experience on high profile titles, Sniper Studios is comprised of seasoned talent who use their broad-base genre experience and industry best practices to deliver quality products, meet deadlines and consistently stay within budgets. Sniper Studios is able to effectively meet needs of publishing partners through its internal talent supported by a vast network of resources spanning the world. The Sniper Studios team has worked on franchises such as John Madden Football, James Bond, Battlefield, The Simpsons, SOCOM and Halo. Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars PSP is Sniper Studios' first developed title. More information on Sniper Studios can be found at http://www.sniperstudios.com .

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Mercury Meltdown for Wii Announces $19.99 Launch Price Point

*MERCURY MELTDOWN REVOLUTION ANNOUNCES $19.99 PRICE POINT; GAME IS
SCHEDULED FOR WII LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 25^TH *
*LOS ANGELES – August 7, 2007* – The *Mercury* is rising and headed to
Wii™ this fall! Ignition Entertainment Ltd., a worldwide publisher and
developer of video games, today announced that */Mercury Meltdown
Revolution/* for the Wii home video game system will be arriving on
store shelves September 25^th at an amazing value of only $19.99.
*/Mercury Meltdown Revolution/* is the fourth edition to the Mercury
series, offering new capabilities via the Wii Remote’s tilt sensing
controller to achieve a high degree of blob agility.
“With over 2 years of franchise development, we’ve really taken the time
and perfected the blob physics, enhanced the graphics and created an
extremely compelling experience that’s a perfect fit on the Wii,” said
Ken Gratz, Director of Product Development. “We’ve finally found a video
game system that would allow us to fully realize our vision and passion
for the Mercury games.”
“The Wii Remote is a perfect complement to Mercury’s gameplay. Tilting
the Wii Remote to guide your mercury blob through the challenging mazes
is extremely satisfying,” continues Vicki White, Sales Director. “On top
of the 150-plus levels, we’ve added loads of mini-games that create a
great deal of fun for the whole family! */Mercury Meltdown Revolution/*
is an essential title for gamers to have in their library at an
outstanding value.”
*/Mercury Meltdown Revolution/* is an action packed game that immerses
players in a colorful world of imaginative machines, kooky characters
and bubbling test tubes. Tilt and flow the mercury blob around a
tremendous amount of treacherous obstacles while avoiding some pesky
adversaries that live within this puzzling adventure.
Ignition Entertainment has offices in the USA, UK and Japan. The company
has a rich history and has sourced, developed and successfully released
innovative titles, as well as building alliances to publish titles in a
number of territories.
For more information on Mercury Meltdown Revolution please visit
www.ignitionusa.com
*_IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT LTD_*
Ignition Entertainment Limited is a UTV Media Communication company.
Ignition was created by a core team of gaming industry veterans with the
purpose of building upon their successful track record to develop and
publish within the international games industry. You can find more
information about IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED at
http://www.ignitionent.com
*_ABOUT UTV SOFTWARE_*
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is India’s foremost Media &
Entertainment Company with leadership position in four verticals that
includes Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, TV Content and New Media (i.e.
Animation and Gaming). Listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange. Walt Disney
Inc holds a strategic stake in UTV. It has subsidiaries with offices
across India, the UK and USA.
UTV Motion Pictures pioneered the Studio Model in India with operations
encompassing Production, Marketing, Distribution and International
Co-Productions. Strategic relationships with 20th Century Fox, Walt
Disney and Sony Pictures, along with Will Smith’s Overbrook, have
positioned UTV as the only South Asian Company in the International
Movie Space. Recent releases include Mira Nair’s “The Namesake” and
under-Production M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening”. Its Indian slate
includes the BAFTA nominated Rang De Basanti with a slate of over 12
movies on the floor, along with its International Co-Productions makes
it the largest Movie Studio in South Asia.
In New Media, UTV has one of the largest 3D Animated facilities located
in Mumbai and after it acquiring controlling stakes in two Gaming
Companies i.e. India Games (India’s largest Mobile Gaming company) and
Ignition UK (Console Gaming), along with it having under production
three of the largest animation movies to come out of India in the next 2
years, it has carved a space as the premier New Media Company in South Asia.
In Television Content, a business with which UTV was founded, the
company produces and markets over 20hrs of television programmes a week
in multiple languages.
In Broadcasting, after its roaring success of its Kids Channel – Hungama
TV to the Number 1 position in 18 months, UTV launches a bouquet of
Channels including India's first Youth Entertainment Brand and related
channels called "Bindass", a World Cinema Channel entitled "Olive" and a
slue of other Channels to be announced soon. UTV will also create its
own Distribution Bouquet for its channels.
More information on the group is available at www.utvnet.com

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August 3, 2007

id Software Confirms Launch Date for Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars

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Santa Monica, CA - Aug. 3, 2007 - Gamers in attendance at QuakeCon 2007
> were rewarded with a special announcement when id Software and
> Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) unveiled that Enemy Territory: QUAKE
> Wars(tm) Windows PC will be on EU store shelves on September 28, 2007
> and North American store shelves beginning October 2, 2007. The game,
> which is in development by Splash Damage, pits the armies of Earth's
> Global Defense Force (GDF) against the invading alien Strogg in the
> multiplayer strategic shooter that transports players to the front lines
> of an epic new war for Earth.
>
>
>
> Offering the ultimate in objective-based multiplayer action either
> online or offline with bots, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is set within
> the expansive QUAKE(r) universe in the year 2065. Gamers choose to play
> as the human GDF or alien Strogg in one of five unique character
> classes. Employing an arsenal of weapons, vehicles and deployable
> armaments, players engage in an action-packed test of skill and
> coordinated teamwork through a series of combat objectives. Persistent
> character growth and achievements reward players for teamwork, while
> clearly defined mission and class objectives guide new players to
> meaningful contributions on the battlefield.
>
>
>
> Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is also in development for the Xbox 360(tm)
> video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (Nerve Software) and
> the PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system (Activision Foster
> City).
>
>
>
> Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars has been rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.
>
>
>
> 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
> > tware.com> .
>
>
>
> About Splash Damage Ltd.
>
> Based in London, England, Splash Damage Ltd is an independently-owned
> game developer dedicated to online gaming, and one of the leading
> Shooter developers in Europe. Splash Damage developed id Software's
> Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, winning multiple 'Game of the Year'
> awards, and is now developing Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Founded by
> Paul 'Locki' Wedgwood in 2001 with key members of the mod-making
> community, Splash Damage also contributed to DOOM 3 and Return to Castle
> Wolfenstein: Game of the Year Edition. For more information, visit
> www.splashdamage.com .
>
>
>
> About Activision, Inc.
>
> Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
> worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
> entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted
> net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
>
>
>
> Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,
> France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands,
> Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and
> its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is
> located at www.activision.com.

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Bethesda Softworks Announces STAR TREKR: Conquest for Holiday

*Bethesda Softworks Announces *

*/STAR TREK®: Conquest/ for Holiday 2007*


/STAR TREK®: Conquest to be Released for the /


/Wii™ and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system /

August 3, 2007 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks*/®/*, a ZeniMax
Media company, today announced its next STAR TREK videogame, */STAR
TREK®: Conquest, /*a blend of strategy and intense action set in “The
Next Generation” era. */Conquest/* will be available for the Wii™ home
video game system from Nintendo and PlayStation®2.

Players take control of Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian,
Dominion, and Breen forces and lead them in a campaign to control the
Galaxy, one planet at a time. Build and manage your growing empire in
turn-based strategy, fully utilizing the Wii Remote™ as you select and
maneuver your starships throughout the large, galactic map.

Strategically, you must effectively manage limited resources to expand
your empire. You decide how to best achieve objectives by managing your
fleets and admirals, building support structures, researching
technology, and engaging your enemies in combat.

Once battle is initiated, */Conquest/* switches to a ship level tactical
view allowing direct command of your ships as you engage in real-time
combat. While maneuvering your starship with the Nunchuk™, take direct
aim and fire away with the Wii Remote™.

*/Conquest/* has not yet been rated by the ESRB. Scheduled for a
simultaneous release this Holiday at an estimated MSRP of $29.99 on the
Wii™ and $19.99 on the PlayStation®2. For more information visit
/_http://startrek.bethsoft.com_/.

*_About Bethesda Softworks_*

Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Bethesda Softworks LLC, a subsidiary of
ZeniMax Media Inc., is a premier developer and publisher of interactive
entertainment software and has produced numerous award-winning titles,
most recently with 2006 PC and Xbox 360™ Game of the Year and RPG of the
Year, /The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®,/ and the 2002 PC and Xbox® Game
of the Year and RPG of the Year, /The Elder Scrolls III: Morrrowind®./
Among Bethesda’s more popular franchises are /The Elder Scrolls®/ series
and /Fallout®/, as well as its licensed properties, such as /Star
Trek®//./ Its product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy, and
action genres. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products,
visit _www.bethsoft.com _/. /

*/STAR TREK®: Conquest /*© 2007 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media
company. ™ & © 2007 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. STAR TREK and
Related Marks are Trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. ® & © Paramount
Pictures. All Rights Reserved. The Elder Scrolls, Oblivion, Morrowind,
Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax and their related logos are registered
trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or in
other countries. Fallout is a registered trademark or trademark of
Bethesda Softworks LLC in the U.S. and/or in other countries. Developed
in association with 4J Studios Ltd. “PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and the
“PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo. Other product and
company names referenced herein may be trademarks of their respective
owners. All Rights Reserved.

*CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS*

CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, manages worldwide
licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and
series from CBS, CBS Paramount Network Television and CBS Television
Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles.
Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales
of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.CBS.com
.


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August 2, 2007

GamePlay Features Just Announced for NHL 2K8

New York, NY - July 31, 2007 - 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of
> Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced new
> standard setting features for NHL(r) 2K8, the latest edition of the top
> rated NHL video game series*. The new ProStick(tm) gives players
> precision puck handling movements and all new controls intuitively
> mapped to the right thumb stick while the groundbreaking face-off system
> brings an unmatched level of depth and strategy with every drop of the
> puck.
>
>
>
> "The ProStick and face-off system work hand-in-hand to bring a new level
> of control to hockey video games," said Graeme Bayless, President of
> Kush Games, a 2K Sports studio. "With these two features, we feel NHL
> 2K8 offers a fresh gameplay experience that will appeal to gamers new to
> the series as well as our loyal fans."
>
>
>
> Fans of realistic hockey action will be truly engrossed with the level
> of control introduced by the ProStick. Stick movement and commands are
> tied directly to the right analog stick, giving gamers authentic control
> and puck handling ability. Hundreds of new animations give users a full
> range of movement, creating a genuine NHL gameplay experience on both
> offense and defense.
>
>
>
> The NHL 2K series has always set the standard in realistic hockey
> simulation, and with an all new face-off system, NHL 2K8 brings a
> never-before-seen depth to one of the most important aspects of the
> game. Working with 2005-2006 NHL MVP and NHL 2K7 cover athlete Joe
> Thornton, the development team gained unique and valuable insight into
> the key aspects and subtleties of real NHL face-offs. Based on timing
> and strategy and featuring warnings, toss-outs, and tie-ups, this
> innovative approach to face-offs provides gamers with unrivaled detail
> and realism.
>
>
>
> NHL 2K8 will be available in September 2007 for the Xbox 360(tm) video
> game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION(r)3
> and PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment systems.
>
>
>
> For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com.
>
>
>
> *According to GameRankings.com average scores of 2003-2007 NHL video
> games.
>
>
>
> About Take-Two Interactive Software
>
>
>
> Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a
> global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive
> entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation(r) game console,
> PlayStation(r)2 and PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment systems,
> PSP(r) (PlayStation(r)Portable) system, Xbox(r) and Xbox 360(tm) video
> game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wii(tm), Nintendo
> GameCube(tm), Nintendo DS(tm) and Game Boy(r) Advance. The Company
> publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar
> Games, 2K and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software; and distributes
> software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of
> All Games subsidiary. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on
> NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information
> please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
>
>
>
> All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their
> respective holders.
>
>
>
> Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, the Xbox logos and the Xbox Live
> logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Microsoft
> Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
>
>
>
> "PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION", and "PS" Family logo are registered
> trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo(tm) may
> be required (sold separately).
>
>
>
> NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks of the National Hockey
> League. All NHL logos and marks and team logos and marks depicted herein
> are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be
> reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.
> (c) 2006. All rights reserved. (c) NHLPA. NHL 2K8 is an Officially
> Licensed Product of the NHLPA. NHLPA, National Hockey League Players'
> Association and the NHLPA logo are trademarks of the NHLPA and are used
> under license by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

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