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[ October 18th 2001 ]
a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. based Electronics
Boutique Holdings Corp, today announced the signing
of a definitive agreement with Microsoft Corp
to provide PC games on EB1, Electronics Boutique's
broadband games-on-demand web site.
joins the growing roster of leading PC game publishers
- including Take 2 Interactive, Infogrames and
Eidos Interactive - that utilize EB1 to deliver
the latest and hottest games to broadband customers
on a rental basis. Visitors to EB1 will be able
to rent the full retail versions of recently released
game titles published by Microsoft, including
such hits as MechCommander 2 and Age of Empires
II. EB1's pioneering site presents visitors with
the ability to preview games through streaming
technology, with rental costs often credited toward
the purchase of a boxed version of the game.
agreements further establish EB1 as the premiere
provider of broadband gaming-on-demand services,"
said Seth Levy, president of EBWorld.com. "The
selection of games and the quality of the technology
at EB1 can't be beat. We are excited to have popular
Microsoft games join the ranks of the hit titles
available on EB1."
excited about the opportunity to work with EBWorld.com
on their EB1 games on demand service," said Stuart
Moulder, General Manager of Microsoft PC Games
Division. "Gamers now have another way to play
many of Microsoft's top games."
provided by EB1 adds value to the broadband concept,
allowing customers to experience recent release
PC games. In cooperation with PC game publishers,
EB1 delivers the full version of popular games,
allowing customers a convenient method for trying
new forms of interactive entertainment.
offers customers leading game titles via its EB1
Web site powered by Into Network's streaming software-on-demand
technology. This technology allows users to access
software without requiring downloading or installation.
To ensure security, the content is encrypted and
encoded using Into's proprietary technology.
Boutique is among the world's largest specialty
retailers dedicated exclusively to video game
hardware, software and PC entertainment software
and accessories. The company currently operates
850 stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico, Australia,
Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, Italy and
South Korea - primarily under the names Electronics
Boutique and EB GameWorld. The company operates
an e-commerce website at www.ebgames.com. Additional
company information is available at www.ebholdings.com.
Games Division is recognized as one of the world's
leading games businesses in four key areas: PC
and Xbox(TM) game development and publishing,
Zone.com, SideWinder(R) game devices, and the
Xbox video game console. Microsoft games developed
and published for the PC and Xbox platforms target
hard-core gamers and casual players. Zone.com
is the Internet's largest multiplayer gaming site,
and SideWinder is the best-selling brand of game
devices in the world.
is Microsoft's future-generation video game system,
scheduled to ship in fall 2001. Founded in 1975,
Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader
in software, services and Internet technologies
for personal and business computing. The company
offers a wide range of products and services designed
to empower people through great software - any
time, any place and on any device.