SOURCE: iGames, Inc.

November 20, 2008 14:51 ET

iGames Mobilizes Secret "All Out WAR!" Assault in Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™

One Lucky Gamer Using Raptr Will Win a Tagan Chassis, Power Supply and Enclosure, All Specially Hand Airbrushed by Smooth Creations

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - iGames, the leading LAN center organization, announced today its plans to coordinate a secret mission called "All Out WAR!" in the massively multiplayer online game Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™ from Mythic Entertainment.

Gamers at select iGames LAN centers across the country are called to unite under the banner of Destruction to form a massive WAAAGH! to storm the lands of Order. To retain the element of surprise, details including the specific server and time for the attack are only known by the LAN center staff and gamers who have been training in-game for months in preparation.

"Gamers at LAN centers are able to coordinate their in-game actions quicker and more precisely than those communicating online and that may very well make the difference in successfully accomplishing this mission's objective," said Mark Nielsen, Executive Director of iGames. "Regardless though, the ultimate goal is to have fun, and with prize sponsors Smooth Creations and Tagan on board for an event with the blockbuster hit Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, that is a certainty."

Raptr, the social utility for people who play games, will be installed at participating LAN centers for gamers to use and broadcast to their friends where they are playing as well the progression of their in-game characters during All Out WAR! It's free and easy to get started with Raptr; gamers sign up for their free Raptr account either at home through http://raptr.com or at their local LAN center, and then Raptr will do the rest. Raptr automatically updates players' gaming activity while they play Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and thousands of other games across multiple platforms including: PC, Mac, Xbox Live, Facebook and more.

Following All Out WAR!, a drawing will be held to award to one participating gamer a chassis, power supply and enclosure from Tagan, a leading manufacturer of computer power supply units, cases, and other related products. The prizes will all be specially hand airbrushed in an artistic design by Smooth Creations, the original custom painted PC company. These components will bring the total value of Tagan and Smooth Creations prizes given away through iGames in November up to over $6,500 USD.

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning players are advised to be on the lookout. The WAAAGH! could come your way at anytime...

About iGames

iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised LAN centers, also known as game centers. iGames' mission is to promote and develop the growth of the LAN center industry. Its services unite LAN centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member LAN centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game launches, tournaments, and ladders. Today the company counts well over 600 member centers and 1.2 million gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, visit www.igames.org.

About Raptr

Raptr is a free service that helps you connect with friends who play games and is available at http://raptr.com. Our goal is to make playing games more fun and social by letting you know when your friends are playing and what achievements they receive. In addition, Raptr automatically keeps your PC games up-to-date through our intelligent patch update system.

Raptr is the first service that lets you share your gaming activities with your friends on Raptr and other popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Raptr was founded in 2007 by Xfire co-founder and world champion gamer Dennis Fong. The company is made up of people who love to play games and has raised over $12 million dollars in funding from investors that include Accel Partners and The Founders Fund. For more information, please go to http://raptr.com.

Warhammer, Warhammer Online, Age of Reckoning, and all associated marks, names, races, race insignia, characters, vehicles, locations, units, illustrations and images from the Warhammer world are either ®, ™ and/or © Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2008. Used under license by Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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