GamersGate Incorporates In-Game Chat Functionality

 

New York - January 14, 2010

GamersGate, the premier digital retailer for downloadable PC games, today announced that they have added universal overlay functionality to their digital distribution platform as part of a new in-game toolset. The new toolset provides GamersGate users with a number of in-game features, such as peer-to-peer chat, clan-based voice support, web browsing, system diagnostics, Pandora music, and more.

"The addition of a streamlined in-game toolset to our service adds tremendous value to the GamersGate marketplace," said Theodore Bergquist, CEO of GamersGate. "With the new features provided by PlayXpert's program, our customers will enjoy always-on community and a better overall gaming experience."

The new overlay system is a GamersGate skinned Signature Edition of the PlayXpert program and will be offered free of charge to all GamersGate users. The added in-game tools that accompany this program include:

o Web Browser: A complete Internetbrowser, surf the web without logging out of your game

o Friends List: In-game chat with friends from Google Talk, Sony Station Friends, AIM, and more

o System Diagnostics: Monitor and optimize system performance on the fly

o Tunes: In-Game control of local media players or streaming players like Pandora

"As a leader in digital distribution, GamersGate provides a strong community of PC gamers that will benefit greatly from our in-game toolset," said Charles F. Manning, CEO of PlayXpert. "GamersGate's dedication to its community is unprecedented, and we're thrilled to partner with them."

For more information, or to check out GamersGate's new in-game toolset, visit: http://www.gamersgate.com/playxpert.

About GamersGate

GamersGate is a leading digital distribution platform creating easily accessible gaming experiences for gamers worldwide - anytime, anywhere. With the largest online catalog of downloadable games, GamersGate continues to redefine the download industry and future strategies including the launch of several accompanying services and comprehensive tools, in addition to an aggressively growing product portfolio from a wide range of internationally recognized publishers. http://www.gamersgate.com.

About PlayXpert

PlayXpert, LLC, is the provider of next-generation in-game community management tools for the PC and MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) market. Focused on delivering the technology gamers want to enrich their community experience, PlayXpert allows users to engage in their favorite activities (forum posts, chat, music control, or monitoring system diagnostics) while in-game. The PlayXpert client is a completely customizable platform that enables gamers to choose from a large variety of tools to enhance their gaming experience. For more information, pleasevisit www.playxpert.com.

Joe Ziemer, TriplePoint for GamersGate

(212) 730-9744

joe@triplepointpr.com

PlayXpert Media Contact

pr@playxpert.com


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