Westwood Studios Unveils New Product Line

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First Product in Games People Play Line to Be Hearts, Spades and Euchre

Las Vegas, NV, November 17, 1997 -- Westwood Studios, creators of some of the most popular product lines in computer gaming, today announced the formation of a new product line, Games People Play. The new franchise will consist of a series of games geared towards the casual player, including a suite of card games that is scheduled for release in late November.

Every Games People Play product will feature solo and LAN play, as well as Internet connectivity on Westwood's free online gaming service, Westwood Online. The first CD-ROM in the new product line is Hearts, Spades and Euchre, and will be in stores on November 26.

"Casual players are finding out what hard-core gamers have known for some time; nothing beats the excitement and social interactivity of Internet gaming," said Brett W. Sperry, president of Westwood Studios. "Our Games People Play product line will appeal to a broad gaming audience, and Westwood Online will give them a free place to play their favorite games, compete in tournaments, and interact with others from around the world."

Games People Play's quick and easy Internet setup allows players to get online within minutes. For those not already connected to the Internet, the CD-ROM contains connection software for a variety of Internet Service Providers.

Players scores are tracked automatically and ranked against others in the Top 100 Hall of Fame. In addition, Westwood Online will host tournaments for all Games People Play titles, with numerous prizes available. Westwood will be expanding the Games People Play franchise throughout 1998, and plans to release a minimum of two new leisure titles per year.

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Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, Macintosh and Sony PlayStation games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune II, the Lands of Lore series, the Kyrandia adventure trilogy, Monopoly for the Internet, Blade Runner and the Command & Conquer product line, which has sold over 6 million units worldwide since its debut in 1995.

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