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PlayXpert/iGames deal

Former's "widgets" to be deployed at latter's LAN centers.

SANDPOINT, ID – MARCH 9, 2009 – PlayXpert, provider of next-generation in-game community management tools for all PC and MMO gamers, and leading LAN center organization iGames ( today announced a partnership aiming to provide the PlayXpert overlay platform to iGames members with specialty widgets engineered to enhance game play at LAN centers.

“From the beginning, we built PlayXpert for the online player. Working with iGames and its member LAN centers takes advantage of the key features we’ve built into the product from day one,” said Charles Manning, CEO of PlayXpert. “Players can securely log into their PlayXpert account from home or from any participating LAN center and their settings and configurations will follow them. This means that players can bring their important communication tools, community connections, and key content access tools with them where ever they play by simply logging into PlayXpert.”

“We are focused on working with leading technology partners to provide turnkey solutions to LAN centers and to deliver an optimized game playing experience to our players,” said Mark Nielsen, Executive Director of iGames. “The PlayXpert team is providing a great tool for online gamers that will prove an asset to our LAN centers. We are excited to help PlayXpert market this in-game platform to our members.”

Combining the PlayXpert in-game overlay platform with its extensible widget architecture, PlayXpert is poised to be a standard overlay system for players by bringing together the tools that players use – and overlaying them into the games that they play.

About iGames

iGames is the leading LAN center organization in North America, founded in 1996 to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry, and currently includes over 900 Standard and Advantage member LAN centers located in more than 20 countries. iGames’ vision is to establish LAN centers as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the #1 form of entertainment around the world. iGames believes that in addition to the continuous development of a variety of games, the social environment and interaction provided by LAN centers is the key ingredient for expanding interactive entertainment to a very diverse and broad community of gamers.

About PlayXpert

is the provider of next-generation in-game community management tools which address a core need in the growing MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) market. The Company is focused on delivering the technology gamers want to enrich their community experience and allow them to engage in their favorite activities (forum posts, chat, music control, or monitoring system diagnostics) while in-game. PlayXpert is a completely customizable platform giving gamers the freedom to choose just the right series of tools to enhance their gaming experience. PlayXpert has published their widget application programming interface (API) so that community-built widgets can be delivered for the PlayXpert ecosystem. The company is headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho. For more information, please visit

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Christine Goutaland | iGames | | 650.917.9888 ext. 217

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