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Brighton, England, November 22, 2005: Eurogamer Network - the publisher of the UK's most popular consumer video games website, - today launches a brand new videogames rental service in conjunction with games rental specialist, SwapGame.

The service can be found at

Consumers can rent two games at a time and keep them for as long as they like for a mere £14.99 per month, or one game at a time for £9.99 per month. Games are delivered directly to customers' doorsteps, and when they are finished with the game, they can return it in the supplied pre-paid envelope and another selected game will be dispatched immediately. In order to offer even better value, gamers are able to enjoy a 10-day free trial for the service, which offers one of the broadest selections of classic and current video games anywhere in the UK.

Using Eurogamer's new service, UK-based gamers can now benefit from the following game rental features:

- Choose from over 1,500 titles for PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PSP, Game Boy Advance and GameCube.

- Hold games for a limitless time.

- Enjoy free postage in both directions.

- No late fees. Cancel any time.

"We believe the new rental service, launched in collaboration with SwapGame, provides a great alternative approach to playing videogames and offers outstanding choice and value for money for gamers," said Eurogamer Network's Business Development Manager, Patrick Garratt. "We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with SwapGame."

"We are delighted to announce this new partnership with We have long recognised the huge benefits to both sides of teaming up with a consumer videogames website and we look forward to bringing our specialist rental service to the mass gaming community. We are particularly happy to be partnering with, the leading videogames website in the UK," said Marc Day, SwapGame's Managing Director.


Founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman, Brighton-based Eurogamer is the publisher of the UK's most popular games editorial website, The site was recently audited by ABC ELECTRONIC and was read by 977,349 unique users in October 2005. Eurogamer also provides content to a number of other online publications, which are excluded from this audited figure. Eurogamer also publishes the market-leading industry resource, and the recently launched mobile games industry website,


Launched in 2003, is the UK's leading games rental business. For a flat monthly fee of £14.99, SwapGame allows subscribers to play as many games as they want. Subscribers have a revolving library of two games at a time, which they can swap as often as they wish. In addition to the UK's largest games rental selection, also offers subscribers the opportunity to purchase games they are currently renting for a low pre played price.

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