FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA&GIG HARBOR, WA, June 13, 2007–Ziff Davis Game Group, a division of Ziff Davis Media Inc., the largest integrated gaming media publisher in the United States reaching over 20 million gamers, and Gottaplay Interactive Inc. (OTCBB: GTAP), a leading rental and trading service for video gamers, announced today a strategic marketing partnership designed to add new service and functionality to the 1UP Network.
Through this partnership, Gottaplay will be the exclusive integrated provider of video game rental and trading services for the 1UP Network. Gottaplay’s innovative rental and trading platform will be integrated within the 1UP Network where members will be able to rent and trade leading videogames on a co-branded version of the Gottaplay platform. Rent/Trade trade buttons will be placed on all of 1UP.com’s product pages as well as being tightly integrated within the My1UP user pages.
“This opportunity is very valuable to both our companies as well as both member bases,” said John P. Gorst, CEO of Gottaplay Interactive Inc.“We will now be able to offer Ziff Davis’ large group of game aficionados all of the services and information they are looking for and in return dramatically increase our gaming communities. We will also be incorporating 1UP’s best-of-class original content into the Gottaplay service making it even easier for Gottaplay visitors to decide which games they would like to rent or trade. We look forward to announcing the impact of this partnership in the weeks and months ahead.”
“Our goal is to address gamers’ needs in every way possible. Partnering with Gottaplay will allow us to provide a turnkey solution for our members to rent and trade the games that they’re passionate about,” said Ira Becker, Senior VP and General Manager, 1UP Network.“We think this service will provide great value to our audience of gamers in a seamless fashion and strategically allow Gottaplay to tap into one of the largest concentrations of core gamers on the web.”
About Ziff Davis Game Group
Ziff Davis Game Group (gamegroup.ziffdavis.com), a division of Ziff Davis Media Inc., is the largest integrated gaming media publisher in the United States, reaching over 20 million gamers. The Game Group publishes magazines including EGM and Games for Windows: The Official Magazine, as well as the 1UP Network, including social networking and editorial hub 1UP.com, file download destination FileFront.com, video site GameVideos.com, community- driven game help site MyCheats.com, news and reviews aggregator GameTab.com, and a set of podcasts including leading vidcast The 1UP Show.
About Ziff Davis Media Inc.
Ziff Davis Media Inc. ( www.ziffdavis.com) is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. Ziff Davis reaches over 28 million people a month through its portfolio of 32 websites, 7 award-winning magazines, and hundreds of consumer and b-to-b events, as well as business IT tools, custom publishing, and direct marketing services. The company is headquartered in New York and also has offices and labs in San Francisco and Boston. The Company exports its brands internationally in 45 countries and 17 languages.
About Gottaplay Interactive Inc.
Gottaplay Interactive is a leading online gaming rental company. It features free home delivery and unlimited access to an extensive gaming library for a flat monthly fee. No due dates, No late fees -- it is simple, economical and convenient. Game titles are delivered via mail from multiple distribution centers established throughout the continental U.S. Gottaplay is also a premier online peer-to-peer (P2P) destination for trading video games. The service offers an alternative way to play all of the video games a gamer wants through an interactive trading platform. Members can legally trade and swap video games in the most cost-effective way with no limits or rental subscription. For more information, please visit Gottaplay at www.gottaplay.com
Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. These risks, assumptions and uncertainties include: the ability to complete systems within currently estimated time frames and budgets; the ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving and price competitive marketplace; changes in the nature of telecommunications regulation in the United States and other countries; changes in business strategy; the successful integration of newly acquired businesses; the impact of technological change; and other risks referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Media Relations Inquiries:
PRwithBrains for Ziff Davis Game Group
Cassel Kroll or Wendi Tush
The Lexicomm Group for Gottaplay Interactive
(212) 300 2143; (212) 300 2142
Investor Inquiries Contact:
Prominence Media Corporation for Gottaplay Interactive