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BASINGSTOKE, England (December 8th 2004) - X² developer, EGOSOFT celebrate today their 100,000th registered user to the official X² website. As part of the community celebrations, the site has undergone a complete re-design, offering exclusive content and the latest fantastic screens of their up coming title; X²- THE RETURN. Over the past year, the site has grown from strength to strength, with over 2 million visitors and almost 250,000 page views per day. This solid community has been the back bone to the evolution of the X² series of games, providing valued creative input to the team, shaping the future of the series. The community / developer interaction went so far as to allow two lucky fans the chance to design their own unique sector of space, to be included in the final release version of X²- THE THREAT.

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'BEST PC GAME OF 2004' nominee, X²- THE THREAT beat off fierce competition at the recent GOLDEN JOYSTICK AWARDS 2004, held in London on 5th November 2004. Voted by readers of PC ZONE and COMPUTER & VIDEO GAMES ONLINE, X²- THE THREAT came second in the voting, beat only by the readers choice of 'GAME OF THE YEAR'.

X²- THE THREAT swept the board at the recent German Game Awards Ceremony "Der Deutsche Entwicklerpreis 2004", claiming three top spots - 1st BEST STORY/GAME WORLD, 2nd BEST FULL PRICE GAME and 3rd for BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT.


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Deep Silver is the recently established games publishing division of KOCH Media. Headed up in the UK by Geoff Glendenning (ex-head of marketing for SCEE UK), the label launched in 2003 with a policy of recruiting passionate gamers to work closely with International developers and publishers to bring groundbreaking and creative projects to market. Recent launches include the award winning X2: The Threat along with the innovatively quirky; Singles: Flirt up your Life. For further information on DEEP SILVER and their upcoming products, visit


EGOSOFT, founded in 1990, is one of the oldest game development companies from Germany. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. EGOSOFT is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre and constantly improves the level of freedom in the X Universe. For more information on EGOSOFT and its products visit

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