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TEN Shakes Up the Gaming World With Addition of QUAKE

First commercial Internet entertainment network adds to list of high-quality content

SAN FRANCISCO September 30, 1996 To coincide with its commercial launch, Total Entertainment Network (TEN), the first Internet entertainment network that allows for true national play, today announced a non-exclusive agreement to bring the popular PC game, QUAKE to its network.  Created by id Software, makers of Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, and DOOM II, QUAKE will be available on TEN in October.

QUAKE is recognized for its advanced graphics and technological creativity.  With an engine specifically designed for multi-player gaming, QUAKEs use of 3D effects ensures the most realistic and unforgettable gaming experience.  The technological advances in QUAKE allow users to go through the game at incredible speeds without losing any graphical detail. 

"QUAKE has been the most anticipated game of the year: its an exciting game to play online, with fast speeds and intense graphics,"  said Jack Heistand, president and CEO of TEN.  "In addition, its server-based architecture is designed to work extremely well over the internet.  It has all the components to make a successful multi-player gaming experience."

"Were thrilled that TEN has chosen to partner with us," said Jay Wilbur, CEO of id.  "This quick action to bring QUAKE to their network shows TENs commitment to bringing the latest, most cutting-edge online games to their subscribers."

In QUAKE, the earth rocks as a secret device called The Slipgate creates a type of earthquake in the time continuum that is used to move people and equipment from one place and time to another.  An evil organization, code-named QUAKE by the Earths government, is using the Slipgates to insert its army of manufactured serial killers inside Earths bases and buildings.  Delving through four different worlds, players must overcome enemies, deftly handle multiple weapons and navigate multiple worlds through Slipgates in order to seek out, attack and destroy QUAKE.

id Software, founded in 1991, is a software development company located in Mesquite, Texas.  ids team of talented developers continue to make gaming history by creating and publishing one sensational action game after another.  Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, DOOM II, Heretic, HEXEN, and QUAKE have created a frenzied demand worldwide and have managed to consistently break shareware and retail sales records at home and abroad.

To sign up for the TEN service, people can go to and download the software or request a free CD-ROM.  Technical support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1/800-8040-TEN. Customer support is available daily 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (PST).

TEN recommends a Pentium 90 with Windows 95, 16 MB RAM, 28.8k baud modem and 2X speed CD ROM.  The minimum requirements for using the TEN network are 486/66DX2, Windows 95, 8 MB RAM and a 14.4 baud modem.

Total Entertainment Network is the premier Internet entertainment network.  TEN has online rights to more than 25 games, over half of which are TEN exclusives, by leading software publishers including 3D Realms Entertainment, Apogee, Blizzard, Eidos Interactive (formerly Domark), id Software, 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. 

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TEN Press Contact:
Garth Chouteau
Tel:  (415) 778-3774
Fax:  (415) 778-3520

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