"The Escapist Brings the Games Back to Gamers"

For Immediate Release

Durham, NC– August 6, 2008– In the spirit of international competition, The Escapist is bringing the“Games” back to gamers with GamerLympics, a free gamer-centric community event pitting gamers’ creativity, knowledge and competitiveness in over 20 events spanning a two week period.

The GamerLympics is offering competitive and fun events, from trivia to games to Photoshop fun, for all gamers to enjoy. In addition, we’ve partnered up with industry elites to enhance the competitive nature, excitement and flare of this already extravagant formation of events. Kongregate.com will be hosting 11 independent flash based games and Nokia has created a“King of the Hill” event featuring their new N-Gage platform release, Reset Generation for all GamerLympic participants.

“We are really excited to be hosting the first ever GamerLympics," says Julianne Greer, Editor-in-Chief of The Escapist. "This is a great opportunity for the gaming community to get together for some good-spirited fun, so we want to encourage the gaming community to come over and participate in the multiple events that will test their knowledge, creativity and gaming skills. We are also thrilled to have Kongregate and Nokia along for the ride to make sure there is range of events in which every type of gamer can find something they will enjoy."

The GamerLympics will start on August 8th, 2008 and event updates will be posted everyday until August 22nd. All events are completely free but participants must register to enjoy the fun. For more information visit http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/85451-GamerLympics-Timeline-of-Events for a list of upcoming events or http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/gamerlympics/registerto register.

About The Escapist

The Escapist covers gamer and digital culture in a progressive editorial style, with articles and columns by the top writers in and outside of the industry. A weekly publication with supplemental daily editorial and news updates, its magazine-style articles offer content for a mature audience of entertainment enthusiasts, industry insiders and other "NetSet" readers. The Escapist is the 2008 winner of both the Webby Award and the People’s Voice Award for best games-related website. The weekly portion of The Escapist is published every Tuesday and explores a central theme, addressing head-on the topics relevant to modern entertainment aficionados. Combining print-quality writing and magazine-style aesthetics with the accessibility of the web, The Escapist is available for free online at www.escapistmagazine.com.

About Themis Group Inc.

Themis Group, Inc. ( www.themis-group.com) is an interactive media publishing and services company catering to the worldwide community of technology, games and entertainment enthusiasts. Themis Group segments its operations into publishing and services divisions which work cooperatively to reach and relate with today’s NetSet, the tech-savvy young media consumers.

Themis Group, Inc.’s publishing division, including the WarCry Network and The Escapist, operates a network of websites, blogs, and digital magazines offering entertainment, news and editorial content to their respective communities.

The Escapist and The Escapist logo are trademarks of Themis Group, Inc.

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