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PC Gamer launches new Jolt online gaming servers

London - 4th April 2005 - Jolt Online Gaming, Europe's largest independent online gaming network, is pleased to announce a partnership with Future's sector-leading PC games magazine, PC Gamer for the provision of 10 Jolt online games servers.

The servers, which will go into action next month, will enable PC Gamer's editorial team and their readers to challenge each other in popular online PC titles such as Battlefield Vietnam and Counter-Strike: Source.

Backed by Jolt's world-class support team, the high-spec servers will be fully equipped to deal with the latest online games and mods, chosen each month by the PC Gamer team. The deal further demonstrates a growing trend towards online gaming in the mainstream as reflected in the editorial of PC Gamer, and places Jolt in an even more enviable position as a key provider of online gaming services.

"PC Gamer's magazine content has always reflected the thriving online gaming scene, but now we're delighted to also offer readers a unique opportunity to play a variety of games against both the magazine team - and each other," said Matt Pierce, Publisher of PC Gamer.

Jolt's CEO, Dominic Silk added: "PC Gamer is the most respected name in the games magazine sector. With a keen eye for quality, we think that it's no wonder Jolt was the first and only choice when taking this bold new commitment to its online gaming audience."


About Jolt Online Gaming

Launched in October 1999, is Europe's largest and most popular privately owned and independent online gaming network - with over 1,000 game servers online. Utilising a multi-gigabit network that consistently outperforms its competitors, Jolt is the network of choice for serious gamers and games companies alike.

In addition to providing superior internet connectivity, hosting, infrastructure and management, Jolt was the pioneer and is also the world leader in the supply of rentable servers to clans. As well as its public gaming servers, Jolt also provides tailored solutions for game developers, publishers and companies. These range from High Performance Leased Lines through to 24/7, fully managed, game server solutions for clients in both the First Person Shooter and Massively Multiplayer genres.

About Future

Future plc was founded in the UK in 1985. Today, it publishes over 100 special-interest consumer magazines worldwide with strong portfolios in the computing, games, music, sports, motoring, crafts and leisure sectors. It is the sixth largest magazine publisher in the UK and last year was reported as being the fastest growing US magazine publisher at newsstand. Future employs 1,200 people in offices in the UK, US, Italy and France. Over 100 international editions of Future's magazines are also published under licence in 30 other countries across the world. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).


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