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iGames to Host Launch Events for Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends™

Two-Week Exclusive Showcase, May 22-June 4, Will Allow Gamers to Sample Incredible Successor to Rise of Nations™

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Game Center Launch Campaign Also Included One-Day Premiere, May 6

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, May 17, 2006
-iGames, the world's leading game center organization, today announced a host of special events to celebrate the launch of Microsoft Studios' Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends.

Co-sponsored by Intel and NVIDIA/EVGA, the events will include an exclusive showcase, May 22-June 4, at 125 iGames member centers across North America, and will reward RTS fans far and wide one with free hour to sample the new title over a two-week period. The events kicked off on May 6 with an exclusive one-day premiere at 25 iGames member centers, which allowed gamers to play the launch release of the title before it hit shelves across North America on May 9.

Player prizes throughout the course of the campaign will include 10 32-bit Intel® Pentium® D processors from Intel; 5 EVGA GeForce 7900 GT graphics cards and special limited-edition Rise of Legends t-shirts from NVIDIA; 2 VX922 model LCD gaming displays from ViewSonic®; 5 Sound Blaster® X-Fi sound cards from Creative; and cool wearables from SoBe Beverages.

As with other iGames launch events, the premiere and showcase for Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is expected to attract thousands of hardcore gamers and game enthusiasts who enjoy the unique social experience of gaming that iGames offers.

Rise of Legends is the incredible successor to Rise of Nations whose addition to the Rise of Nations franchise takes Real-Time Strategy (RTS) players to unimagined new heights of fun and adventure. Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is rated "T" for "Teen" and carries an MSRP of $49.99. For more information, visit the game's official site at www.riseoflegends.com.

For a complete list of iGames game centers hosting the these events as well as details on other upcoming iGames events, including signup information, visit www.igames.org or contact the iGames events team at events@igames.org.

About iGames
iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames' mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premieres, tournaments, and game nights. Today the company counts well over 500 centers and 1.2 million gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.

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Press Contact:
Bill Lessard
iGames
(914) 476-6089
wlessard@igames.org

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