Egomaniacs Provide Lycos Korea With Gaming Content (www.egomaniacs.net) Monday 12 March 2001 PDF Print Online gaming specialists Egomaniacs, part of Affinity Internet Holdings PLC, today signs a £50,000 deal with Lycos Korea, to supply its branded content management system. Lycos Korea is the No.1 Internet portal site in Korea with 160 million daily page-views and 8 million registered members. Lycos Korea is licensing EGO's GamesParlour (www.gamesparlour.com) software for six-months. Incorporating a reseller element which will allow Lycos Korea to distribute branded versions of the service within Korea. The GamesParlour service features a range of unique and classic web-based browser games aimed at the casual player, as well as carrying gaming news and a chat zone. The decision to incorporate Egomaniacs' gaming content into the Korean portal was made at last year's ECTS trade show, where Lycos Korea were instantly impressed with the GamesParlour content management system. David Cho, Contents Product Manager, Lycos Korea: "The decision to choose GamesParlour was easy - it's well designed, simple to use and above all it's fun! The popularity of web-based gaming in Korea is huge, and the decision to include a gaming element fits neatly with our current strategy for the portal". Paul Middleton, General Manager, Egomaniacs.net: "Today's deal represents a significant move for EGO into the Asian market, where online game playing is currently far more widespread than in the UK. The fact that a UK firm is providing the content for Lycos Korea is an encouraging indication that the UK is catching up fast". For further information please contact: Antony Mayfield/Stephen Green Midnight Communications 01273 666200 firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Notes to Editors: About Egomaniacs http://www.egomaniacs.net EGO offer a complete spectrum of web content from web-design to brandable or bespoke gaming content ranging from addictive browser games via EGO's games channel GamesParlour, to the robust online multiplayer gaming platform, DWARF. EGO can transform any online presence, such as a Web portal or corporate home page, into a vibrant and fun environment. Games content is proven to drive traffic and significantly increase repeat visits as well providing the ideal tool for data mining and short-term promotions. EGO services include: GamesParlour - Brandable or bespoke online browser games The GamesParlour channel features a range of classic and original games available in Flash and Java. DWARF - The brandable online gaming platform The DWARF system delivers an immersive multi-player experience combined with an in-depth, games orientated news service tailored to individual users and platforms. DWARF is the only brandable platform of its kind on the market. Online community management and content A wealth of experience in community management and a broad, multi-lingual user base has been reinforced by the acquisition of the exclusive pan-European contract to administer the Sega Europe Dreamcast portal, DreamArena. EGObytes - LAN-based gaming venue EGObytes is a state of the art LAN-based gaming venue available for corporate hire. Equipped with a full projection system, six Arcade-style Dreamcast units, a network of high-specification PCs and Dolby surround sound multi-speakers. EGObytes is the ideal venue for research and testing, company or website launches corporate hospitality, product showcasing and gaming and LAN parties. About Affinity Internet Holdings PLC (www.affinity.uk.com) Affinity is a leading Internet and telecoms company providing an increasingly integrated offering to corporates, consumer brands and special interest groups. It has four wholly owned subsidiaries and one jointly owned subsidiary: · Virtual Internet Provider Ltd, the branded Internet services provider · Hurricaneseye Ltd, the convergent billing company (co-owned with Powergen) · EGO Maniacs.net Ltd, the online entertainment company · Taxi Interactive Ltd, the innovative commerce company · Sonnet Internet Ltd, the bespoke ISP specialists for the SME and SoHo markets Clients include Tiny Computers, Compaq, PowerGen, Royal Bank of Scotland, Chrysalis, Skandia and the AA. Affinity is providing a best of breed solution by utilising the services of its strategic partners: ICL - the e-Business services company, Cisco Systems, and ClientLogic. Other key relationships include Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, COLT, Vodafone UK, Synigence, Trans National and erecruitment.com. About Lycos Korea Inc. (www.lycos.co.kr) Lycos Korea, a joint venture between Terra-Lycos and Mirae Corp., a local semiconductor equipment company, is the No.1 Internet portal site in Korea with 160 million daily pageviews and 8 million registered members. It is certainly taking a lead in entertainment contents such as games, movies, comics, etc. Also, its remarkable growth in pageviews was approved by ABVS, the US Website auditing agency, as the fastest company to break 100 million pageviews mark since its service launch. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Midnight Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.