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Gamer's Gate Unbolted!

Paradox Interactive presents new download portal for PC games

New York, USA (May 2, 2006) - Fast-growing publisher Paradox Interactive announced today a new initiative to meet the demands for online distribution and to further open up the market for strategy gamers.

Gamersgate.net is an online portal seeking to facilitate the download of PC games, with a primary focus on strategy titles. The portal will complement the company's growing publishing business, and several leading publishers and developers have signed up to make their titles immediately available to the strategy gaming community.

"There are many quality strategy games out there that never even make it to retail shelves," said Theodore Bergqvist, CEO of Paradox Interactive. "This is a way to keep the strategy gaming community diverse and global. Additionally, Gamersgate.net will be run as a separate division and our long-term goal is to run the portal as a separate entity".

The company plans to present at least 8 partners for Gamersgate.net throughout 2006.

Premiering on Gamersgate.net

German developer Ascaron Entertainment will be first out to place their products on Gamersgate.net. The recognized developer has made well-known titles like Sacred, Port Royale II and Patrician III available for download.

For more questions about Paradox Interactive or Gamersgate.net please contact pr@paradoxplaza.com.

About Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive has been a leading publisher and developer of strategy games for the PC platform since 1999. Well-known for their strategy titles, the company's distribution network and followers span the globe. Paradox's experienced team has completed more than 17 titles, including such best-selling games as the Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises. Published titles in North America include Knights of Honor, as well as upcoming titles Rush for Berlin and Heart of Empire: Rome. Worldwide titles to be published in 2006 include Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday and Take Command: 2nd Manassas. The company is currently working on Europa Universalis III, its biggest production yet.

About Gamersgate.net
Gamersgate.net is an online portal seeking to facilitate the download of quality PC games, with a central focus on strategy titles. Ztorm, who use the latest technology to give the best customer experience, powers Gamergate.net. Through a worldwide network of partners, the portal offers a great lineup of quality PC games.

About Ztorm
Ztorm is a digital logistic partner and offers a complete platform for digital distribution, including all major technological purchases and professional services. Ztorm identifies and maintains all necessary service level agreements and licenses and offers a transactional business model for convenient payment of the service.

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