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Epic MegaGames To Bring Its Much-Anticipated Game to Mplayer.com Online Games Service

Mountain View, CA - (February 10, 1998) - mplayer.com™ (www.mplayer.com), the industry's top-rated Internet games and entertainment service, announced today that it has closed a "mega" deal with Epic MegaGames ( www.epicgames.com), to bring yet another killer title-Unreal-to mplayer.com's Action Channel. Unreal, Epic's eagerly anticipated 3D action game, offers out-of-this-world adventure that will blow gamers away with its fierce world of unparalleled surprise, anguish and devastation.

Brian Apgar, general manager for mplayer.com, expects Unreal to rival top-rated multiplayer action games already featured on mplayer.com and to attract hundreds of thousands of action game fans. ote We keep our finger on the pulse of online gaming industry to make sure that mplayer.com always features the hottest games from leading publishers," explained Apgar. "Unreal is one of the most hungrily-awaited multiplayer action games and it will make a great addition to the mplayer.com Action Channel. Adrenaline junkies will love it!"

Players searching for quick-action suspense, where "survival" takes on a whole new meaning, will find it when they challenge Unreal's intense 3D action. Unreal cuts a new edge when it comes to creating cool special effects, the most intelligent alien opponents and extremely complex simulated environments. mplayer.com's morbidly curious game fans looking for the newest action thriller will find themselves face-to-face with sci-fi's worst reptilian nightmare. Crashed on a treacherous terrain where hostile reptiles swarm in for the kill, gamers soon discover that to survive, they must use every killer skill, cat-like reflex and savage survival instinct they possess. In the words of Mark Rein, vice president, for Epic MegaGames, "Expect to be surprised by what you see in Unreal."

Mark Rein believes that game fans who crave raging, action-packed game play will be floored when they check out multiplayer Unreal against other live opponents from across the country on mplayer.com. "We can't wait to see Unreal on mplayer.com," says Rein. "We designed the game to offer a great multiplayer gaming experience and the prospect of getting it in front of the hundreds of thousands of game fans on mplayer.com is great."

mplayer.com's more than 400,000 game fans will test their combat skills and satisfy their insatiable thirst for adventure when they encounter Epic's newest upcoming hit on the mplayer.com Action Channel. While there, action addicts can check out the latest game tips and strategies, downloads, hot action games, and hair-raising events and tournaments. Taking advantage of mplayer.com's revolutionary communications features, gamers can track down their teammates and friends using the pager and customized buddy-lists, chat it up with voice and text-based chat and even map out game strategies on mplayer.com's shared virtual whiteboard. mplayer.com members score again. But this time, it's Unreal!

Action fans can get the scoop on Unreal and its timing for launch on mplayer.com by visiting mplayer.com's Action Channel at www.mplayer.com To track down a copy of the game, game fans can visit retail stores where GT Interactive will be distributing Unreal.

About Epic MegaGames
Epic MegaGames Inc. is a privately held company based in Rockville, Maryland with offices in the U.K. Established in 1991, Epic produces, markets and distributes cutting-edge PC games. Best known for Jill of the Jungle and Epic Pinball, the company has over 20 products in release. Epic's cutting edge Unreal Engine, which will appear first in the action game Unreal, has been licensed to some of the top game designers in the industry for use in games from various genres. Epic distributes its products directly to end users using the shareware model and through worldwide retail distribution with major publishers. Additional Company information can be obtained through Epic's World Wide Web site at

About mplayer.com
Launched in 1996, mplayer.com is rated the top Internet games and entertainment service by such leading industry publications as PC Gamer, Yahoo!, Internet Life and GameSpot. mplayer.com offers the best and broadest range of online games to appeal to all types of games fans. In February 1997, mplayer.com made a revolutionary move as the first commercial online game service to offer free Internet game play so game fans can play hit games such as Quake, Scrabble, and Spades against hundreds of thousands of opponents on the Internet at no charge. For only $39.95 per year, game fans can sign up for mplayer.com's Plus service and access special content, ratings and rankings features for special games, online events and tournaments. mplayer.com remains the leading visionary to deliver superior communication technologies and cutting-edge software. mplayer.com can be found on the World Wide Web at
http://www.mplayer.com/. mplayer.com is a division of Mpath Interactive, a company dedicated to providing technology and services for the creation of people-to-people communities on the Internet.


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