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3D Realms Titles Go Exclusively to TEN for 5 Years

TEN to be Exclusive Online Partner for All Upcoming Titles, Including Duke Nukem 3D

SAN FRANCISCO  March 19, 1996 Total Entertainment Network (TEN) today announced that Apogee Software Ltd. (Apogee/3D Realms) has licensed to TEN the exclusive worldwide online rights to all its games for the next 5 years (except for Terminal Velocity, which TEN will have non-exclusively).  The first Apogee/3D Realms game to be featured on TEN will be this springs explosive title, Duke Nukem 3D.  The agreement supersedes the original, game-specific deal between the two companies, announced August 14, 1995.

"Once we fully explored our Internet options, the choice was clear," said Scott Miller, President of 3D Realms.  "TENs platform uses superior technology, and their vision for multiplayer gaming is dead-on.  Now we can focus on the games, while TEN handles the online issues."

Daniel Goldman, President of TEN, explained why exclusive agreements are beneficial to TENs partners.  "Scattering a game across multiple online services distorts customer perception, creates more work for the developer, and segments players," said Goldman.  "But when a game is exclusively on TEN, publishers like Apogee can rely on a consistent and cohesive experience for all players."

Total Entertainment Network is committed to creating the premier consumer network for game playing consumers on the Internet.  TEN has online rights to more than twenty five different games, over half of which are TEN exclusives, by leading software publishers including 3D Realms/Apogee, Blizzard, Domark, Maxis, MicroProse, Spectrum HoloByte, and SSI.  Based in San  Francisco, TEN was formed in 1995 from the merger of Planet Optigon, Inc. and Outland, Inc.  TEN received its initial funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, with subsequent investors including:  Ameritech; Goldman Sachs; Robertson, Stephens & Company; and Vertex Management. 

Members can reach TEN through their own Internet connection or one of TENs nationwide access numbers.  The software will be available initially for Windows 95.  To reach TEN, call 415-778-3500 or visit

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