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MechWarrior 2 Fans Can Compete in Intense Multi-player Gaming Experience Over High-Speed DWANGO Network

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Los Angeles, CA -- June 10, 1996 -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that it has signed an agreement with DWANGO (Dial- up Wide Area Network Gaming Operation) to integrate DWANGO's access software into its upcoming MechWarriorr 2 network pack, NetMechT, which will be available for downloading on the Activision web site on June 13 (https://www.activision.com) and at retail outlets in late June. The access software will allow MechWarrior 2 fans to compete in an intense multi-player gaming experience over the DWANGO network. Under the terms of the agreement, NetMech players in the United States, Canada and Japan will also be eligible to receive five free hours on the DWANGO service.

Building on the blockbuster popularity of the hit 3-D combat simulation CD-ROM game MechWarrior 2 -- which is based on FASA Corporation's BattleTechr Universe -- NetMech allows two players to battle head-to- head via modem, or up to eight players to engage in real-time network game play.

"With MechWarrior 2, we created a visually striking and strategically sophisticated game with a rich compelling storyline and explosive 3-D combat," explains Bobby Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc. "The NetMech eight player pack combined with DWANGO's high speed network will offer game players the ultimate challenge -- one of the fastest, most intense gaming experiences ever."

Activision's MechWarrior 2, which has shipped approximately 2.2 million units both at retail and bundled with other products, combines sophisticated simulation game play with vivid graphics, thrusting the player into an explosive world of sight, sound and action. The game was launched with an ambitious marketing campaign, including national trade and consumer advertising, in addition to a number of innovative retail- based and online promotions. Delivering the ultimate 31st century combat experience, MechWarrior 2 features a video introduction by Digital Domain, texture mapped 3-D objects and sound effects by Soundelux Media Labs.

"Activision has created one hell of a game," said Bob Huntley, president and CEO of DWANGO. "MechWarrior 2 is one of the coolest and most intense titles on the market and we are extremely excited to offer it to our subscribers."

DWANGO'S client/server technology and proprietary compression/decompression software allows DWANGO to match the real-time speed of solo play on a PC, and is equivalent to or better than network and modem-to-modem play. The DWANGO client software is available for free on the company's World Wide Web home page (https://www.dwango.com) and the DWANGO BBS (713)-467-9272). Subscribers must install the DWANGO software on their hard drives and own the commercial or shareware versions of the games they wish to play.

DWANGO is the nation's premiere online service dedicated exclusively to multi-player gaming. DWANGO forms alliances with leading game developers and publishers to offer a variety of the most popular multi- player games to the consumer in an online environment. DWANGO, headquartered in New York with offices in Houston, has 26 game servers in cities throughout North America and the Far East.

Activision, Inc. is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for Microsoftr Windows and MS-DOS compatible, Macintosh and other computers, as well as Nintendo, Sega and Sony PlayStation game systems. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo and Sydney, the company sells and markets products under the Activision and Infocom trade names. The Activision World Wide Web site is located at https://www.activision.com.

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