Verizon Games on Demand Now Offers More Than 1,000 Ways to Have Fun

NEW YORK - Families and game enthusiasts now can choose from more than 1,000 premium games on Verizon's Games on Demand service, powered by Exent.  This makes Verizon Games on Demand (gamesondemand.verizon.net) the largest and most diverse games library of any PC games subscription service. The 1,000th game milestone was reached recently with the availability of iWin's updated Hasbro-licensed classics "Risk" and "Boggle," "Poker Superstars III" from Funkitron, and "Cake Mania 2" from Sandlot Games. 

"Verizon's Games on Demand has proven to be a very popular entertainment platform for a broad range of consumers because of the value, choices and convenience it provides," said Colson Hillier, director of new product development, Verizon Online. "As consumers continue to seek more from their entertainment providers, we believe they'll increasingly turn to Games on Demand as their preferred way to game."

Verizon Games on Demand provides casual and intense gamers with an unmatched selection of titles, featuring games from more than 50 top publishers such as Ubisoft, Eidos, Scholastic, ValuSoft and PlayFirst.    

The service also provides superior ease of use by allowing gamers to quickly play full versions of PC games without the need to fully download them to their computers. Consumers get a true click-to-play experience that features no installation, auto updates, automatic patching, and hardware and software compatibility verification. 

Gamers can enjoy more than 1,000 games with Verizon Games on Demand's Unlimited package for just $14.99 a month, a considerable savings over the cost of purchasing at retail, where a single title may cost upwards of $60.  Verizon also offers a subscription for $4.99 a month aimed at casual gamers, and a $7.99 per month option that includes the casual games plus many popular family titles.

"Everybody wins with Games on Demand," said Zvi Levgoren, CEO, Exent Technologies. "By offering a high-quality and diverse gaming service, broadband  providers can expand their service offerings and increase customer loyalty. And the consumer gets the best value in gaming with access to 1,000 of games for just pennies per title. 

"The service also helps enrich the gaming world by giving video game publishers significant exposure to new audiences that may have never visited a video game retail store, or who are not inclined to spend a significant amount for a single game," Levgoren said.

About Exent Technologies

Exent is a global leader in developing and marketing software products and services that enable Games-on-Demand - the broadband-based delivery of video games. Exent delivers technologies and products for broadband service providers, media companies, consumer portals, as well as game publishers and the advertising industry.

Exent's product line supports multiple solutions, including video games digital distribution services as well as video game advertising technologies.

Exent's digital distribution solution boasts a content catalog of more than 50 different publishers and 2,000 different titles, available through various business models including free, ad-based, subscription, purchase, and try-before-you-buy.

Exent's AdMuse(tm) game advertising product allows incorporation of ads in and around the game at any stage of the game life cycle without having to change the source code. This enables the implementation of free, ad-supported games services. 

For more information, visit www.exent.com.

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 67 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employed a diverse workforce of approximately 232,000 as of the end of the first quarter 2008 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.