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RYL: Path of the Emperor (Risk Your Life) MMORPG Video Game $1Million Grand Prize Tournament Officially Launched Today on the Howard Stern Show

New York, NY, July 1, 2005 -- Planetwide Games ( ) announced today that the RYL: Path of the Emperor $1,000,000 Grand Prize Skill-Based Tournament officially launched worldwide today live from New York on the Howard Stern Show. "The Howard Stern show is gritty, has raw energy and was a perfect fit for the launch of our RYL (Risk Your Life) video game tournament", stated Planetwide Games' President Kevin Donovan. "Howard's broadcasting style has always been an in your face, take no prisoners attitude. RYL's $1,000,000 Grand Prize Tournament pits gamers against each other in true Player vs. Player action. Video gamers have been waiting for this chance to win the largest video game tournament Grand Prize in video game history, $1,000,000".

The RYL: Path of the Emperor $1,000,000 Tournament began today, July 1, 2005 and ends April 30, 2006, culminating in the RYL: Path of the Emperor Grand Finals event to be broadcast live and to take place in conjunction with the E3 Video Game Expo in Los Angeles, CA in May 2006. Interested gamers can view more details about the tournament rules and regulations at

Major video game retailers such as EB Games, Gamestop, Best Buy, Fry's Electronics, CompUSA and are selling the new Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) RYL: Path of the Emperor. Gamers who purchase RYL at retail or online will be eligible to enter the $1,000,000 Tournament, subject to rules and regulations.

Gamers from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil, Finland, Sweden, and India will compete and Risk Their Life in RYL: Path of the Emperor - Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game for virtual world supremacy in their goal to become the Emperor and win $1,000,000. Players outside the US and Canada are now able to purchase and download the RYL: Path of the Emperor at

"Planetwide Games is the first video game company to offer gamers worldwide to play an MMOPRG for FREE by participating in ongoing monthly online surveys as an alternative method to traditional monthly subscription fees", stated Donovan. "Gamers now have the opportunity to earn FREE monthly online play at and also receive their chance to compete to win $1,000,000."

RYL: Path of the Emperor is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG). RYL players start off at Level 1, with minimal skills and abilities, but over time they gain experience points, through achievement, which allows them to advance to Level 2, and beyond. As RYL players advance to each level they discover new and stronger skills, which assist them in their ability to try and survive during all encompassing battles against powerful monsters and against other players.

In the game, players can choose from 20 character classes and assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Mage, and Assassin and then explore the many exotic locations within boundless miles of terrain and virtual real estate. In RYL: Path of the Emperor, players meet other players in a diverse real time environment where a community of thousands of players simultaneously compete and take part in specific quests and missions, fight monsters and other players, battle in Guild vs. Guild duels, buy, sell and trade virtual merchandise, and build fortresses. Lastly, RYL players have the chance to receive the ultimate gaming reward; to become the actual Emperor of RYL, rule over the land, and choose your path to win $1,000,000.

Some of the many innovative features of RYL: Path of the Emperor include:

  • True Player vs. Player (PVP) Action
  • Guild vs. Guild Battles
  • Customized Character Creation
  • Hundreds of Quests
  • Compelling and Intuitive Combat System
  • Innovative, Customizable "Skill System"
  • Upgradeable and Limitless Armor and Weapons System
  • Build Fortresses
  • Persistent Universe
  • Thousands of Miles of Treacherous and Exotic Terrain
  • Virtual Real Estate Ownership
  • Become the Emperor and Rule the Land

About Planetwide Games

Based in Costa Mesa, CA, Planetwide Games (a Bluetorch On-Line Games, Inc. company) is establishing itself as a provider of leading online video games and interactive entertainment. Planetwide Games also develops proprietary online technology, software products, and is building a worldwide network of affiliates to distribute their games.

For more details visit the following Planetwide Games websites:

Company contact: Mark Politi

VP Sales and Marketing

Planetwide Games

(800) 560-2993 x202

Media contact: Rita Tennyson

Terpin Communications

(310) 821-6100 x104

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