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Wired Magazine Recognizes GameTap Among Leading Products In Second Annual "Test" Issue; The Ultimate Buyer's Guide To The Latest Gadgets


ATLANTA, December 15, 2005 - Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), today announced that GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network, has been recognized by WIRED Magazine in its second annual standalone consumer product buying guide, WIRED TEST. After being tested and rated, GameTap was identified as the "Editor's Pick" in the On-Demand Gaming Services category. WIRED TEST will be available on newsstands from November through January.

"WIRED is an authority on all must-have items in the technology world, so it is an honor to be chosen as the No. 1 destination for on-demand gaming," said GameTap General Manager Stuart Snyder. "With a growing catalogue of more than 300 games plus a comprehensive line-up of original programming, GameTap is a true on-demand videogame network that will satisfy any gamer's taste."

WIRED TEST offers more than 340 "Consumer Report" type product evaluations-based on rigorous examination and infused with WIRED's authoritative insight and irreverent edge. The advice the editors share represents nearly 8,000 hours of hands-on testing by WIRED's team of experts. Readers will find the best gear, the best values, and dozens of tips on finding what's right for them.

About GameTap

GameTap delivers hundreds of the greatest games-on-demand plus original programming via a broadband-connected PC. To access GameTap, players securely download and install Turner-developed client software from that acts as a gateway to the GameTap vault. Because games reside securely on the PC, not across a network, they act just as if they were still on the console or at the arcade. Fast response times, 3D effects, colors, and characters are all present and accounted for. New games and original programming will be added to the service each week. GameTap supports navigation and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals.

About Turner

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

About WIRED Magazine

WIRED is a monthly magazine that chronicles the people, companies, technologies, and ideas that are transforming the world around us. Each month, WIRED delivers a glimpse into the future of business, science, entertainment, education, culture, and politics.


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