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Crave Entertainment Signs Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More!

Console Game to Contain Over 1,000 Unique Interactive Puzzles


Newport Beach, CA. -- December 08, 2005 -- Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames, today announced plans to publish Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More!, a collection of more than 1,000 crossword puzzles, word searches and other brainteasers for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and for the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system. The title marks the first U.S. word puzzle game for either system.

"Crosswords have such wide appeal," said Sheri Snow, Director of Marketing of Crave Entertainment. "We expect to see family members that might not ordinarily play with PlayStation 2 console or the PSP system start vying for their own gaming time."

Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More! offers more than 200 hours of gameplay, ranging from easy to difficult standard crosswords, codebreakers that require the player to determine number matches assigned to each letter of the alphabet, puzzles with cryptic clues, diamond shaped puzzles and backwards puzzles where the player fills in their own black squares. Word searches come in standard or themed versions. Profiles can be set for multiple players so that the entire household can use the software. Exclusive to the PSPTM system version is a two-player game sharing mode that enables two people on separate handheld consoles to play the game via wireless connection using one disc.

Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More! is expected to be released in the first quarter of next year with an MSRP of $19.99 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and $29.99 for the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system.

About Crave Entertainment

Based in Newport Beach, California, Crave Entertainment is a division of Handleman Corp. Crave, a publisher of videogame entertainment products creates games for the major console platforms including PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DSTM, Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCubeTM, the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit

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