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Serious Games Summit D.C. VIP Online Contest Winner Selected

Free passes and dinner makes this conference sweet for lucky winner

Wednesday, October 25 - Austin, Texas---Mary-Margaret.com, a leader in international recruitment services for the interactive entertainment industry, today announced the recipient of its Serious Games Summit D.C. 2006 online VIP contest. Along with other prizes, the winner will receive two passes to the Serious Games Summit (SGS) D.C., taking place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA, October 30-31.

Once again spotlighting the core segments of serious games - military, government, healthcare, corporate training, and education, this year's SGS D.C. conference will explore new ways to broaden the spectrum addressed by serious games, with sessions featuring the talent, tools, and technology that's making this compelling form of new media a viable means for problem-solving in any industry.

"These days, the military, big corporations, and educational institutions are using video games to do more positive things, rather than using them strictly for entertainment purposes," said Mary Margaret Walker, CEO and president of Mary-Margaret.com. "Serious games have become serious business for organizations in need of creative training tools, which allow players to learn through realistic experiences. Mary-Margaret.com recognizes this and is working hard towards paring companies with candidates who have the expertise in developing tools for this growing segment."

As co-sponsors of the SGS D.C. VIP online contest for the third year, Mary-Margaret.com is pleased to be presenting this year's winner, Eli Dickinson, an editor at FierceDeveloper, with prizes valued at $1,800. In addition to the two passes to SGS D.C., Mr. Dickinson will also receive dinner for two at Chez Andrée, and a complimentary one-year subscription to Game Developer Magazine Digital Edition.

"This will be my first SGS conference and I'm really looking forward to it," said Mr. Dickinson. "I'm particularly interested in the way video games can affect social change and alter public opinions. Serious games are an exciting new medium with applications from healthcare to human rights education. I can't wait to learn more."

The largest gathering of game experts under one roof, SGS D.C. 2006 features over 60 conference sessions, dynamic keynotes, notable speakers, well-known technology leaders, and industry experts from all over the world, making this event one worth attending. For more information on SGS D.C. please visit www.seriousgamessummit.com.

About Mary-Margaret.com

www.mary-margaret.com

Mary-Margaret.com is a leading recruitment firm in entertainment software, representing top clients and creative leaders in the games software and hardware industries. With offices in the US and Europe, Mary-Margaret.com is continually seeking and placing highly-qualified creative, executive and technical talent for clients in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe and Australia. For more details regarding Mary-Margaret.com, visit their web site at www.mary-margaret.com, or contact Kellie Crawley, PR Coordinator, at (408) 835-8519 or kellie@mary-margaret.com.

About the CMP Game Group

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A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the CMP Game Group offers market-defining content and drives community through the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, the Webby Award winning Gamasutra.com, GDC London, the London Games Summit, the Serious Games Summit D.C., GDC Mobile, GDC Europe, the Independent Games Festival, the Game Developers Choice Awards, GDCTV, GDCRadio, and the GDC Focus on event series. For more information, please visit www.cmpgame.com.

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CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technolgy is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

For more details regarding Mary-Margaret.com, visit their web site at www.mary-margaret.com, or contact Kellie Crawley, PR Coordinator, at (408) 835-8519 or kellie@mary-margaret.com, for more information.

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