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NBC Sports & Abandon Mobile To Publish Three Game Titles For Mobile Devices

Exclusive Press Preview in New York City Friday, November 18


NEW YORK -- Nov. 17, 2005 -- NBC Sports and Abandon Mobile announced that three new NBC Sports-branded mobile game titles will be available on more than 125 types of mobile handsets across most major service providers starting in early 2006.

The mobile game titles -- Bode Miller Alpine Racing, NBC Sports Speed Skating, and NBC Sports Figure Skating -- mark the first three titles branded and supported by NBC Sports under the recently announced agreement with Abandon Mobile. Abandon Mobile is a new venture from AEGF, a partnership between Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital Management & Advisors.

Abandon Mobile will be unveiling their initial line up of NBC Sports mobile games at an exclusive press open house on Friday, November 18, 2005 at their offices located at 810 Seventh Ave, 11th Floor, New York, NY. Press interested in attending may contact Michael Meyers at Michael@mmpr.com.

Appealing to the seasoned mobile game player as well as the novice looking to have some fun, Bode Miller Alpine Racing, NBC Sports Speed Skating, and NBC Sports Figure Skating all offer a chance to escape and assume the identity of a world champion downhill skier, a short track speed skater, or an up-and-coming figure skater.

"Our idea was to create games that people everywhere would associate with," said Jamie Ottilie, chief operating officer, Abandon Mobile. "When you're looking to kill a few minutes by playing games on your mobile device, you want something fun and familiar."

In Bode Miller Alpine Racing, would-be racers try to master the challenging slalom, Super-G and downhill courses. In NBC Sports Speed Skating, players try to become world champion skaters, facing opponents in three speed skating events. For those who have ever dreamed of completing a triple salchow or that perfect double axel, players of the NBC Sports Figure Skating game will now get the chance to show off their skills. In the game, choreographing and executing some of the most difficult moves in figure skating allows competitors to capture the essence of one of the world's most popular sports.

Additional NBC Sports-branded mobile games to be released later in 2006 include NBC Sports Heads-Up Poker and Golf Skills Challenge mobile games.

About Bode Miller

Bode Miller is the reigning No. 1 alpine ski racer in the world, the first time a U.S. skier has held such a distinction since 1983. Miller's 19 World Cup victories are second all-time for a U.S. ski racer. Miller's 2004-05 season was arguably one of the best the sport has ever seen. In addition to his overall title, Miller became one of only five men to win each of alpine ski racing's five disciplines in a career (Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Combined) and also became only the second man in the sport's history to win the four major disciplines in a single season. On top of those feats, in 2005 Bode won the Super G World Cup title and Downhill and Super G Gold at the World Championships. Miller boasts three other World Championship medals (2 Golds and 1 Silver in 2003), two Olympic medals (2 Silvers in 2002) along with one other World Cup Globe (2004 Giant Slalom). Bode was a 2005 ESPY nominee for "Best Male Athlete" and won the 2002 Superstars competiti!

on. Bode enters the 2006 Torino Olympics as a legitimate threat to win five individual Olympic gold medals, which has only been achieved once in Olympic history. Winning four medals would make Bode the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time (tie). Bode is an avid golfer, tennis and soccer player and spends his free time at home in New Hampshire where he grew up and where his family runs Tamarack Tennis camp and where he serves as the Director of Skiing at the Bretton Woods Mountain Resort.

About Abandon Mobile

Abandon Mobile is a mobile game developer and publisher formed by Abandon Entertainment, Inc. and GF Capital Management and Advisors, LLC. Recently, Abandon acquired Lucky Chicken Games, a Santa Monica-based game developer whose management team has over 50 years combined game development experience. In August 2005, Abandon Mobile entered into an exclusive worldwide partnership with NBC Sports to bring NBC Sports Branded games to mobile phones. In addition, Abandon invested into massively multiplayer role playing game developer and publisher, Mythic Entertainment and co-published the bestselling Dark Age of Camelot and co-founded Collision Entertainment, a film development company, with producer Scott Faye.

Editorial Contact for Abandon Mobile Games

Michael Meyers

Michael Meyers Public Relations



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