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Metaboli signs new content partnership with THQ, strengthening its position as Europe's leading game download platform.

Paris, February 13, 2008 - The digital download market received a massive boost today from the announcement that Metaboli, Europe’s leading PC games Download platform, signs a European content deal with THQ.

Metaboli will launch a series of key THQ new releases, including forthcoming Frontlines: Fuel of War and Warhammer 40,000 Soulstorm, and a range of high profile back catalogue titles such as Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights , S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and Company of Heroes. The titles will be available via the purchase-based, Download to Own service and subscription-based, Games on Demand and promoted through Metaboli’s own sites and across their extensive and growing partnership network. The Metaboli network extends to more than fifty white label partners across Europe, including major ISPs, e-commerce retailers and gaming portals.

Pierre Forest, Metaboli’s VP Content commented“This major deal is indicative of the strength that Metaboli has within this market. We are delighted to partner with THQ and look forward to growing the company’s market penetration through new online distribution channels’

‘The momentum for games on demand and download to own continues to accelerate and the support of THQ and other major publishers will contribute to another year of significant growth for Metaboli’. Charlie Barrett, THQ European Market Development Director commented“We look forward to working with Metaboli and take THQ Market share forward in the PC Electronic Download category”

About Metaboli

Metaboli is the European leader in the digital distribution of PC video Games. Metaboli offers both subscription packs to games catalogues (Subscription Games on Demand on www.metaboli.com) and the single game purchase form a vast catalogue of titles (Buy and Download on www.gamesplanet.com). Gamers can either access a large catalogue of games (126 to 272 titles dependant on the country) as much as they want during their subscription, or buy a game on the web and download it straight to their PC. These offers are available on the Metaboli Web platforms as well as through the sites of its European partners. Metaboli is the only digital content distributor present on all of Europe’s four largest Internet Service Providers (ISP). With distribution agreements with the most renowned video games publishers, Metaboli offers the most complete content offer available in Europe, regularly enriched with new titles. Pioneer in the digital distribution of video games, Metaboli has experienced annual growth of over 100% since 2004

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Contacts:

Paul Howes

Country Manager UK

+44 (0) 208 4011898

paul.howes@metaboli.com

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