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Press release (games and tech media)

Birmingham, 10th August 2007 - Omega Sektor, the brand new gaming and entertainment centre, today opens its doors in the heart of Birmingham.

The venue, the largest of its kind in the world, features 450 state-of-the-art Intel® Core 2 Quad-based PCs from leading UK manufacturer SCAN, a dedicated next-gen console room, and offers visitors more than 100 games to choose from.

The Intel quad-core equipped SCAN PCs, and specially selected Razer peripherals enable gamers visiting the centre to experience all the action using the best gaming technology available. The centre is the largest permanent collection of Intel based gaming PCs available in Europe.

Commenting on Intel's support of the centre, Adrian Le Mans, sales and marketing director for Omega Sektor says, "Intel is synonymous with quality and performance, and its continuing investment in creating the ultimate gaming experience and supporting serious gaming talent, is a perfect match for Omega Sektor."

"At Intel, we're excited at the emergence of mainstream gaming, and Omega Sektor gives gamers, both serious and casual, the chance to try out our latest quad-core technology. It represents a new breed of centres that enable a gaming experience that the whole family can enjoy, and emphasises the fact that gaming is a thoroughly engaging and hugely sociable pastime," Graham Palmer, at Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd. says.

The centre offers something for all types of gamers from casual right through to professional, with a number of tournament organisers signing up to use the centre for major events, and top-class gamers coming from all over Europe to play at the centre.

In addition to externally organised tournaments, the centre will also host its own smaller tournaments, offering visitors the opportunity to try out multi-player gaming and win prizes.

The venue houses a range of brand new and classic games from major publishers including Activision, THQ, Square Enix, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Blizzard Entertainment - with 12+ and under games on the ground floor - and 15+ and above games on the first floor.

Membership for the first 5,000 people to register for the centre is free, and there are a number of different gaming price packages available, including one hour of gaming for £3 and three hours of gaming for £5. The centre also has a VIP gaming room, the OS Club that can be hired for private events and special tournaments.

Omega Sektor is located at 90-98 Corporation Street (corner of Bull St), Birmingham, B4 6SX. The centre opens daily from Monday to Saturday from 8am until 11pm, and on Sundays from 9am until 11pm. There will also be late night sessions available on Fridays and Saturdays.

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About Omega Sektor:

Omega Sektor, the next key recreation destination in the UK opens its doors in the heart of Birmingham on 10th August. This state of the art centre is set to usher in the 21st Century of arcade style gaming, providing a casual yet high-tech social experience for all ages and abilities. The centre will also offer music, movies, an internet café and other entertainment areas. Boasting over 400 highest spec PCs with multiplayer LAN and online play, as well as the market leading next generation consoles, Omega Sektor will rank amongst the largest gaming centres in the world. In addition, many major publishers have signed up, attributing to a catalogue of over 100 playable games.

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