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games™ throws the party, Jolt brings the games

London - 25th January 2005 - Jolt Online Gaming, Europe's largest independent online gaming network, is pleased to announce that it will be providing a raft of its world class überservers to the popular multiformat gaming magazine for adults, gamesTM. Launching on 24th February, the servers will be online and available to gamesTM readers and the public alike.

Jolt's high-spec servers will be configured to play the very latest multiplayer PC games, which will be hand-picked by gamesTM staff. Additionally, Jolt's world-class support team will be on-hand to ensure the smooth running of the service.

The deal is the latest for Jolt and marks the growing importance of the online gaming market and Jolt's position in it as gaming magazines and television programmes seek to branch out into offering multiplayer services for their readers and viewers.

Commenting on the agreement, Highbury Entertainment's Nick Roberts said: "When the decision was made to launch gamesTM branded servers for our readers, Jolt was the natural choice to provide them. We look forward to the launch of our servers next month and invite everyone to come and join the fun!"

Jolt's CEO Dominic Silk added: "We're delighted to be providing these servers to gamesTM, especially since the magazine is aimed at mature hardcore gamers, providing a great match for our own ideals."

About gamesTM

First published in November 2002, gamesTM covers past, present and future videogames and is aimed at aspirational videogamers of all ages. The magazine broaches every gaming topic and format imaginable, offering readers 180 pages of extensive gaming coverage every month as well as having a dedicated section devoted specifically to the celebration of retro gaming. Having garnered a wide-reaching audience among both gamers and the industry alike, the magazine has been the recipient of MCV's Editorial Team of the Year award.


Simon Phillips - lips@paragon.co.uk


About Jolt Online Gaming

Launched in October 1999, jolt.co.uk is Europe's largest and most popular privately owned and independent online gaming network - with over 1000 game servers online. Utilising a multi-gigabit network that consistently outperforms its competitors, jolt is the network of choice for serious gamers and games companies alike.

In addition to providing superior internet connectivity, hosting, infrastructure and management jolt was the pioneer and is also the World leader in the supply of rentable servers to clans. As well as its' public gaming servers jolt also provides tailored solutions for game developers, publishers and companies. These range from High Performance Leased Lines through to 24/7, fully managed, game server solutions for clients in both the First Person Shooter and Massively Multiplayer genres.


Dominic Silk - dom@jolt.co.uk



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