Chicago– July 11, 2008 - Today, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, announced two new online storefronts for downloadable distribution of titles from the company's vast catalog of arcade, PC and touchscreen titles.
Beginning today, gamers can go to www.midwayarcade.com to download versions of the company's arcade classics and touch screen favorites. More than 25 classic titles, such as Defender®, Joust®, Spy Hunter® and Mahki®, are now available for download, starting for as little as 3 games for US$5.
In addition, Midway also announced the launch of a digital storefront at www.midway.com. The new site is intended for the North American market, and features ten recent Midway® releases, starting at $9.99 per game.
Midwayarcade.com and the storefront at midway.com were built by Digital River, Inc. (Nasdaq: DRIV), a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions. For the online stores, Digital River is managing the online sale and download of Midway games, offering customers a seamless shopping experience and immediate access to popular Midway titles.
"We are excited to work with Midway Games and help maximize the sales opportunities on its online stores," said Joel Ronning, Digital River's CEO. "Using our e-commerce expertise, we can help Midway offer a consistent, reliable and user-friendly way for its consumers to purchase their favorite Midway games."
"The Midway brand has a long and rich history of fast-paced and addictive games from our arcade and touchscreen heritage," said Mona Hamilton, vice president, marketing, Midway Home Entertainment. "The new digital storefront at midway.com and the casual games site at midwayarcade.com allow us to deliver these classics, favorites and recent releases directly to a wide-range of Midway fans."
Midwayarcade.com will give longtime arcade and touchscreen fans a chance to replay some of the classic Midway games from years past. Players can post their high scores on the site.
Arcade Games - APB™, Arch Rivals®, Cyberball™, Defender®, Gauntlet® 2, Rampage®, Rootbeer Tapper®, Spy Hunter®, Joust®, Primal Rage®, Super Offroad®, Total Carnage™, Wizard of Wor®, Robotron: 2084®.
Titles from the Midway arcade catalog are available for purchase in bundles of 3 for US$5, 5 for US$8 and 7 for US$10. All 14 Midway arcade titles can be purchased for US$15.
Touchmaster® Games - 3 Peak Deluxe®, 5 Star Generals®, Crystal Balls®, Gem Slide®, Go Wild™, Mahjongg Pairs, Mahki®, Powercell®, Solitaire, Target 21®, Trivia, Word Search, Wordz®. Casual Touchmaster games are available for US$5 each.
For more information, log onto http://www.midwayarcade.com.
Midway Online Store
Gamers can visit midway.com to purchase games and download them directly to their PC's for immediate play.
Midway games that are now offered for digital purchase include:
Unreal Tournament 3 - US$29.95
Midway Arcade Treasures™ - US$19.99
Midway Arcade Treasures™ Deluxe - US$19.99
Area 51® - US$14.
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy® - US$14.99
The Suffering® - US$9.99
The Suffering: Ties That Bind® - US$14.99
Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War® - US$19.99
Stranglehold® - US$19.95
Blacksite: Area 51® - US$19.95
For more information, visit www.midway.com.
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions, builds and manages online businesses for software publishers, consumer technology manufacturers, distributors, online retailers and affiliates. Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. The company's comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multi-lingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.
Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in major U.S. cities as well as Cologne, Germany;London, England; Shannon, Ireland; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Stockholm, Sweden; Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan; and Shanghai, China. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate Web site at www.digitalriver.com or call 952-253-1234.
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can be found at www.midway.com.
MIDWAY, TOUCHMASTER, MAHKI, CRYSTAL BALLS, POWER CELL, GEM SLIDE, 3 PEAK DELUXE, 5 STAR GENERALS, GO WILD, TARGET 21, WORDZ, TAPPER, SPY HUNTER, RAMPAGE, DEFENDER, JOUST, ROBOTRON: 2084, TOTAL CARNAGE, ARCH RIVALS, WIZARD OF WOR, and PSI-OPS: THE MINDGATE CONSPIRACY are trademarks or registered trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. AREA 51, BLACKSITE: AREA 51, APB, GAUNTLET, CYBERBALL and PRIMAL RAGE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Midway Games West Inc. THE SUFFERING and THE SUFFERING TIES THAT BIND are trademarks or registered trademarks of Surreal Software Inc. SUPER OFFROAD and RISE AND FALL: CIVILIZATIONS AT WAR are trademarks or registered trademarks of Midway Home Entertainment Inc. Unreal Tournament is a trademark or registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Midway has provided the www.digitalriver.com link solely as a convenience for you. The information on this site has been prepared by third parties, and Midway does not monitor, endorse or accept responsibility for the content on non-Midway sites.
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