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WESTWOOD, MA. - May 30, 2006 - Turbine, Inc. announced that it has made its hit title, Asheron's Call®: Throne of Destiny (AC), available for purchase on Direct2Drive (www.direct2drive.com), the successful online digital retail store operated by IGN Entertainment. Now in its seventh year of operation, AC is a fully developed world - complete with a deep history, committed community, and compelling ongoing storyline. "We are thrilled that Turbine chose Direct2Drive as their digital delivery outlet for AC," said Sutton Trout, vice president, Digital Content for IGN Entertainment's consumer products division. "Direct2Drive is dedicated to gamers who want the best quality games, and our partnership with Turbine further accelerates Direct2Drive's momentum as a leader in the digital distribution market."
"AC represents one of the longest running massively multiplayer online games in the industry and due to continuing demand we have partnered with Direct2Drive to continue to broaden our reach," said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO for Turbine. "Direct2Drive is a leader in digital distribution, offering best-of-breed games from the best developers and publishers in the industry, and we're excited to offer their service to the AC community." Launched in 1999, AC is a critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game that draws together thousands of players within an evolving and dynamic persistent 3D world. With an exciting ever-evolving storyline, thrilling adventures, quests, and frequent content updates, AC immerses players in an intense role-playing environment. An extensive system of formal Allegiances and player influence greatly enhances social interaction within the game. AC has received several awards over its seven year history including being ranked #27 of Gamespy's Top 50 games of all time. Asheron's Call®: Throne of Destiny is currently available online at http://www.direct2drive.com/782/product/Buy-Asheron's-Call:-Throne-of-Destiny-Download for $19.99. Additional information can be found at http://ac.turbine.com.
Turbine, Inc. is a premier developer, publisher and operator of online subscription entertainment and is headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts. The company is one of the largest privately-held online games company in North America. Turbine's catalogue 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 and its services, please visit www.turbine.com. # # # TURBINE, the TURBINE logo, Asheron's Call, Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny and Throne of Destiny are trademarks or registered trademarks of Turbine, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc., is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached 35 million unique users worldwide in the month of March 2006, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix.* IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others), is the web's number one videogame information destination and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. IGN also owns and operates the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes and one of the leading male lifestyle websites, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S. and in Montreal. About Fox Interactive Media
Fox Interactive Media manages the Internet assets from all News Corp. divisions, including the highly trafficked Foxsports.com, Americanidol.com and Fox.com. News Corporation has quickly ascended to the top echelon of Internet properties with the 2005 acquisitions of Intermix Media (the parent company of MySpace.com), Scout Media and IGN Entertainment. ### *comScore Media Metrix, March 2006 Worldwide data. Worldwide data cited herein represent an aggregate of 32 countries reported by comScore Media Metrix on a monthly basis.
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