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October 20, 2010 09:00 ET

The "New and Noteworthy" iTunes Podcast, Double Plus Good Games, Has Reached Critical Mass With 100,000 Downloads

Gamers and Industry Professionals Tune In Weekly for Exclusive Interviews and Entertaining Commentary

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  In Z Game LLC, a new media company with a decade worth of focus in the gaming industry, announced today that its Double Plus Good Games (++Good Games) podcast has surpassed 100,000 downloads. The show aimed at video game fans and professionals is broadcast weekly across iTunes, and on the website Shattering expectations and drawing growing interest from the video game community since its launch in May, the ++Good Games crew achieved this milestone in just four months.

Each week, the team comprised of game industry and retail veterans dishes out highlights of key industry news that matters to gamers from events such as the Tokyo Game Show, debates current technology advancements such as 3D gaming or key game launches and hosts industry luminaries for insightful interviews.

Hosted by industry veterans Neal Bauer, Anthony Ernst and Dave Hulegaard, the ++Good Games podcast has demonstrated exponential growth on both Mevio and iTunes since it aired in May. In July, the ++Good Games podcast grew to one of the Top 3 podcasts, ranked just below Destructoid's "The Electric Hydra" podcast on iTunes "New & Noteworthy" featured programs. Exclusive interviews with industry influencers from Microsoft, Official Xbox Magazine, Play N Trade, Ubisoft, voice over legend Liam O'Brien and more give gamers access to new game information and unique perspectives on hot topics.

"The key to the success of the ++Good Games show is a combination of our conversational format coupled with our focus on history, experience and passion for the games industry," said Neal Bauer, ++Good Games host. "As gamers ourselves, we are interested in developing an entertaining dialogue around the gaming culture and titles that grab our attention by speaking with the game makers and visionaries that can add to that conversation."

Upcoming interviews on the podcast include 505 Games, Activision, Disney, Kalypso Media as well as professional gamers such as Bardia "Barmoa" Moayedi from team Complexity and Yaz Ammari also known as "clowN" from WCG's Ultimate Gamer. Listeners can also look forward to celebrity appearances by Justine Joli as well as magazine design pioneers like Terry Wolfinger.

Over the last decade, each of the participants of the podcast have worked together in some capacity including work on Game Crazy's Gamer's Edge podcast, which was on iTunes top 25 podcasts from 2006-2007.

About ++Good Games
++Good Games is part of a growing resistance that doesn't want to see video game dialogue reduced to short blurbs and aggregate review scores. We want to celebrate the best games, the best developers and the greatest experiences this industry has to offer. Through the weekly podcast, we share what has made this industry so exceptional these past 40 years and take part in its bright future by engaging and extending the conversation with passionate gamers.

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