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Mary-Margaret.com Announces Online VIP Contest for Game Developers Conference London 2006

Conference pass, dinner, and more to be awarded to lucky winner

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Tuesday, July 18---London, U.K. ---Mary-Margaret.com, a leader in international recruitment services for the interactive entertainment industry, today announced its online Game Developers Conference London VIP Contest, co-sponsored by Monty's Gaming and Wireless Outlook. The winner will be announced September 5, 2006 and will be the recipient of a coveted GDC VIP package valued at £671.

GDC London, scheduled for October 3-4 at the BAFTA headquarters in London, focuses exclusively on advanced techniques in game development, and is the core event for European programmers, artists, producers, game designers, and audio professionals dedicated to defining the future of next generation games. It is one of several events produced in association with the London Games Festival which joins forces with ELSPA (Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association), TIGA (The Independent Game Developers Association), and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) for a week-long cultural and business celebration of videogames in the U.K.

"The European video game market has become a huge entity, growing at an astonishing rate, and attracting developers from all over the world," said Mary Margaret Walker, CEO and president of Mary-Margaret.com. "GDC London provides a unique opportunity for these video game gurus to see the latest in development trends, as well as explore new avenues in improving the overall gaming experience for consumers."

In conjunction with co-sponsor Monty's Gaming and Wireless Outlook, Mary-Margaret.com is sponsoring the online GDC London VIP contest for the second year. This year's contest will provide another lucky winner with an all-inclusive pass to GDC London, dinner for two at the Criterion Brasserie at 224 Piccadilly, a complimentary 1-year subscription to Game Developer Magazine, and a complimentary 1-year membership to the International Game Developer Association. Enter online at: http://mary-margaret.com/forms/contest_gdce.html The deadline to enter online is September 4, 2006.

"GDC London provides developers with access to three days of content, featuring expert developers delivering cross-disciplinary sessions on real-world, next-generation games," noted Tara Gibb, Director of Marketing for the CMP Game Group. "We are excited about partnering with Mary-Margaret.com on this opportunity which will enable one fortunate industry professional to experience both GDC London and the inaugural London Games Festival."

About Mary-Margaret.com

www.mary-margaret.com

Mary-Margaret.com is a leading recruitment firm in entertainment software, representing top clients and creative leaders in the games software and hardware industries. With offices in the US and Europe, Mary-Margaret.com is continually seeking and placing highly-qualified creative, executive and technical talent for clients in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe and Australia.

About Monty's Gaming and Wireless Outlook

www.montysoutlook.blogspot.com

Monty's Gaming and Wireless Outlook is a free weekly newsletter that has been published since 2002 with links to 30 of the week's biggest stories in games and mobile in Asia, Europe and the US. Endorsed by companies such as Nokia, Vodafone, Mforma, Digital Chocolate, Player X, Upstart Games, Morpheme and Babel Media, its irreverent and controversial editorial serves as a barometer to what is going on in these exciting industries.

About the CMP Game Group

www.cmpgame.com

A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the CMP Game Group offers market-defining content and drives community through the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, the Webby Award winning Gamasutra.com, GDC London, the London Games Summit, the Serious Games Summit D.C., GDC Mobile, GDC Europe, the Independent Games Festival, the Game Developers Choice Awards, GDCTV, GDCRadio, and the GDC Focus on event series. For more information, please visit www.cmpgame.com.

About CMP Technology

www.cmp.com

CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technolgy is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

For more details regarding Mary-Margaret.com, visit their web site at www.mary-margaret.com, or contact Morgan Ogburn, ThemePark Studios, 512/916-9633 or morgan@themeparkstudios.com, for more information.

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