Best Holiday Video Game Gift for Teens? Gold Award goes to... Global Agenda.

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ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2010 -  The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), the go-to source for parents seeking the best family products, this week awarded the Gold to Global Agenda within the category of Software and Video Games. 

In a crowded 2010 holiday market Global Agenda was the only videogame product to win Gold for the Tweens&Teen category, ages 13 and up.  In the category for Upper Elementary Students age 6 and up the Gold award went to Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360.

NAPPA recognition signifies that the winning product has been rigorously evaluated against stringent criteria and that it stands out among hundreds of other products from all around the world.  NAPPA’s team of independent expert judges and family testers select the most entertaining, appealing, safe, educational, age-appropriate and enduring products as NAPPA Gold and Honors winners.

The NAPPA judges elaborate, " One of our edgier entries in recent years, Global Agenda is a highly engaging strategy and action massively-multiplayer online game for teens.  Players must communicate and collaborate as teams on leveled missions to overtake an oppressive world government and protect humanity.  Although the crude humor and fantasy violence (ESRB Rating T for Teen) may not be right for all young people, our testers really enjoyed the futuristic weaponry and gadgetry they earn and use in the game, as well as the richly rendered world of the game."

" We actually designed Global Agenda to be action packed but family friendly", says Todd Harris, Global Agenda's Executive Producer.  " There is no blood or gore, you can play in small doses as your schedule allows, and there is a big emphasis on teamwork and tactics.  Many of us on the development team are parents and enjoy playing Global Agenda with our own kids.  For all these reasons our team is thrilled to receive this Gold Award from NAPPA, a very trusted resource for parents."

Global Agenda is available for the PC platform and as an online game it requires an Internet connection. Unlike some other games within the Massively Multiplayer Online category, Global Agenda requires no monthly fee or subscription.  The game has a one-time MSRP of $29.99 which gives players access to all existing game content.   Global Agenda has previously won the "E3 - Game of The Show" award from  mmorpg.com.

Global Agenda can be purchased as a digital download from Steam or directly from  www.globalagendagame.com.  A limited number of Collector's Edition box copies of Global Agenda are available for purchase on the Amazon Marketplace. A Free Trial of the game is available for download from  www.globalagendagame.com

About Hi-Rez Studios  

Hi-Rez Studios, Inc, located just outside of Atlanta, GA, was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment.  Hi-Rez Studios released and operates the AAA Shooter-MMO game Global Agenda and is currently in development on Tribes Universe.  For more information, visit  www.hirezstudios.com.

Media Contact: press@hirezstudios.com | Online Media Kit: www.globalagendagame.com/mediakit

About NAPPA

For 20 years the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPA’s team of independent expert judges, along with family and child testers, select the most innovative and enduring products as NAPPA Gold and Honors winners in two annual competitions, Children’s Products and Parenting Resources. Far more than a seal of approval, a NAPPA award signifies that a product has been rigorously evaluated against stringent criteria and stands out among hundreds of other products from around the world. For more information, visit  www.NAPPAawards.com


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