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GameTap Announces "E3 2006 GameTap Picks," Its First Annual Best Of E3 Awards

GameTap selects E3's hottest titles and showcases videos, screenshots and information on all of the winners





LOS ANGELES - (May 18, 2006)
- GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) today announced the winners of its first annual "E3 2006 GameTap Picks" awards. While scouring the vast Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 10th - May 12th, GameTap created its nominee list. And now, after careful deliberation, GameTap editors have selected the best of the best in 20 categories.

And the winners are

Best Adventure Game: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GC/Wii) - Nintendo/Nintendo
Best Action Game: Assassin's Creed (PS3) - Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal
Best Platform Game: Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) - Nintendo/Nintendo
Best Shooter: Prey (Xbox 360/PC) - 2K Games/3D Realms - Human Head
Best Fighting Game: Yakuza (PS2) - SEGA/Amusement Vision
Best Strategy Game: Warhammer Mark of Chaos (PC) - Namco Bandai/Black Hole Entertainment - Cinegi Productions
Best Simulation Game: Spore (PC) - EA/Maxis
Best Puzzle Game: Capcom Puzzle World (PSP) - Capcom/Capcom
Best Role-Playing Game: TIE! Justice League Heroes (multiplatform) - Warner Bros. International/Snowblind Studios
Best Role-Playing Game: TIE! Marvel Ultimate Alliance (multiplatform) - Activision/Raven Software
Best Racing Game: Full Auto 2: Battlelines (PS3) - SEGA/Pseudo Interactive
Best Sports Game: Wii Sports (Wii) - Nintendo/Nintendo
Best Kids/Family Game: LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (multiplatform) - LucasArts/Traveler's Tales
Best MMO: Huxley (Xbox 360/PC) - Webzen/Webzen
Best Portable: New Super Mario Bros. (DS) - Nintendo/Nintendo
Best Game We Want To Play NOW:
Guitar Hero II (PS2) - RedOctane/Harmonix
Best Overall: Spore (PC) - EA/Maxis
Best Surprise: Wii controller - Nintendo
Best Announcement: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) - Nintendo/Nintendo
Best Booth: Webzen
Best Swag: Slime keychain - Square Enix

"We launched GameTap as a hub for the videogame lifestyle, and our GameTap TV area as the premier video-on-demand engine to serve that audience, so covering E3's hottest games was a natural fit," said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap's vice president of content. "GameTap is the largest broadband entertainment site when it comes to on-demand games and videos, and as the leading destination for games after they leave the retail channel, we expect the best games of today to be on GameTap tomorrow."

To view footage, screenshots and information about the award winning games, visit www.gametap.com to subscribe to the GameTap network. $9.95 allows all-you-can-play-and-watch access to GameTap's record-setting catalogue of more than 500 games and 300 videos. Go now to www.gametap.com and get your two week free trial.

About GameTap

GameTap delivers hundreds of the greatest games-on-demand plus original programming via a broadband-connected PC. To access GameTap, players securely download and install Turner-developed client software from www.gametap.com that acts as a gateway to the GameTap vault. Because games reside securely on the PC, not across a network, they act just as if they were still on the console or at the arcade. Fast response times, 3D effects, colors, and characters are all present and accounted for. New games and original programming will be added to the service each week. GameTap supports navigation and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals.

About Turner

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

CONTACT:

Chase/Beth Gardiner
Access Communications for GameTap
415-844-6289/917-522-3522
chase@accesspr.com/bgardiner@accesspr.com

Misty Skedgell
TBS, Inc.
404-885-4396
misty.skedgell@turner.com

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