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Next Gen Games announces iTunes 4.9 support for its Gamescast service when it launches in July

Cardiff, UK, May 12, 2005: Next Gen Games has today confirmed that its Gamescast service, which is due to launch early July, will fully support Apple's iTunes 4.9 which was released with podcast support earlier this week. The release of iTunes 4.9 comes after Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference where Apple CEO Steve Jobs called podcasting the "Hottest Thing in Radio".

Kevin Prince speaking for Next Gen Games said "With the features that Apple has included in iTunes 4.9 its gives us the opportunity to provide one click subscriptions, a better user experience and help drive our content to over 15 million iTunes users"

Gamescast launches early July and will feature a range of new content for gamers to enjoy with podcasting taking centre stage. More information is posted at http://www.gamescast.net/weblog

Key Facts

  • Gamescast has been created to provide Podcast and Podcasting tools to the gaming community.
  • Since its debut in 2004, Podcasting has exploded from one to over five thousand Podcasts.
  • Podcasting is in essence an mp3 based push media delivered via user RSS subscriptions made in a podcast client and ANY mp3 player, be it a I-Pod, I-River, PSP or Mobile Device.

Notes to Editors and Industry Specialists

  • Gamescast.net will provide FREE hosting to any video games related Podcast as well as provide support in getting started. Gamescast.net
  • For further information on Gamescast and its related services please contact Next Gen Games on 07956 196237 or email Kevin@nextgengames.co.uk.

About Next Gen Games

Next Gen Games was founded in 2002 as the company behind the original Next Gen Games Media Outlet and has worked with N-Gamer, Cube Europe and Riverdust. Next Gen Games currently has an office in the UK and will be setting up in Tampa, Florida this summer.

iTunes and iPod are trademarks of Apple Computer California and more information can be found at www.apple.com/itunes

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