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Maximum PC And PC Gamer To Open "Gaming University" At Comic Con 2007

First public playing preview of "Unreal Tournament 3"; Editors at the booth and moderating gaming strategy seminars sponsored by K2 Network and CDV; 14 sponsors lined up with Intel as the premiere sponsor

CONTACT: Drew Kerr– 212-849-8255 drew@four-corners.com

South San Francisco, CA (July 12, 2007)– To gamers everywhere: Get Schooled!

Future US’ best-selling Maximum PC and PC Gamer magazines– the authorities for everything in the high-octane computer gaming universe– will be“in session” at the legendary Comic Con in San Diego from July 26-29, opening the doors for the third time to their“Gaming University.” Fourteen sponsors will participate in Gaming University.

This is one school where enrollment is standing-room-only: every year, the sold-out event’s die-hard gaming fans jam the Future booth to meet the editors (“the esteemed professors”), attend strategy seminars, and play demo’s of the hottest upcoming games on the most powerful Alienware gaming PCs known to man.

One of the must-see attractions for this year’s booth is the first public playing of one of this holiday season’s most anticipated games, Midway’s“Unreal Tournament 3,” with eight-person head-to-head deathmatches being held in the booths every hour.

Future US’ Gaming University at Booth 4435 is the place to learn about the best hardware and games from their sponsors. Highlights will include:

    <*>A 20-min booth presentation by sponsors or editors once every hour. <*>Unreal Tournament 3 deathmatch every hour . <*>Prize competition for Intel processors, Westinghouse monitors, Ideazon keyboards and more. <*>Game seminars in separate convention center conference rooms (Room 30AB). Learn about Role Playing Games (RPG) and Real Time Strategy (RST) games featuring demo’s from K2 Network (“Sword of the New World”); SouthPeak Interactive (“Two Worlds”); and CDV (“The History Channel? Great Battles of Rome” and“Attack on Pearl Harbor”). <*>Games demoed in the booth will be K2 Network’s“Sword of the New World,” and CDV’s“Tarr Chronicles,”“Sherlock Homes: The Awakened,” and“Attack on Pearl Harbor.”

“Future US is delivering innovative and valuable events to our advertising partners,” says group publisher Stacey Levy.“Gaming University at Comic Con allows Maximum PC and PC Gamer advertisers to share the stage with our editors and get their products into the hands of tens of thousands of key consumers for four straight days, a powerful complement to print and online advertising.”

Here are the sponsors that Future US has lined up:

Hardware

    <*>Intel– Premiere sponsor <*>Alienware– System sponsor <*>Westinghouse– Monitor sponsor <*>Ageia– Physics sponsor <*>Antec– Case and Power supply sponsor <*>Patriot– Memory sponsor <*>Hitachi– Hard drive/storage sponsor <*>Edge Acoustics– Audio sponsor <*>Sapphire– Graphics Card sponsor <*>Ideazon– Keyboard sponsor


Software

    <*>Midway– Official Tournament sponsor, One of the first previews and hands on testing of Unreal Tournament 3 <*>CDV– demoing“Tarr Chronicles”;“Sherlock Homes: The Awakened”; and“Attack on Pearl Harbor” <*>K2 Network–“Sword of the New World” <*>SouthPeak Interactive–“Two Worlds”

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About Future

Future US is a leading publisher of cutting-edge special interest magazines and websites, which sell in excess of 2.1 million and reach more than 3.5 million unique visitors per month. Future’s publications reach a young, active, affluent audience and rank 12th among audited newsstand publishers in gross newsstand revenue. Its market-leading print titles include Official Xbox Magazine, PSM: Independent PlayStation Magazine, PC Gamer, Maximum PC, Mac|Life, Pregnancy, Future Snowboarding Magazine, Guitar World, and Revolver. Future also publishes leading consumer websites GamesRadar ( www.gamesradar.com), Futuresnowboarding.com ( www.futuresnowboarding.com) and Next Generation ( www.next-gen.biz ), the highly-respected US game industry news source. Future is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego. ( www.futureus.com).

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