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QUAKE: Available Immediately for Play on TEN

First commercial Internet online service to make QUAKE available for play nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO October 9, 1996 Total Entertainment Network (TEN), the first commercial Internet entertainment network allowing for true national play, today announced that QUAKE, id Softwares popular PC game, is now available for play on its network.  TEN is the first low latency network to make QUAKE available over the Internet for multi-player gaming.  QUAKEs Internet-friendly architecture, the maturity of TENs development environment for game integration, and TENs engineering team were key factors in getting QUAKE on the network in just three weeks.

"While there are a handful of companies which have licensed QUAKE, we are thrilled to be the first commercial online gaming service to provide our members with the ability to play this hit PC game nationwide,"  said Jack Heistand, president and CEO of TEN.  "By integrating QUAKE so quickly we continue to demonstrate our dedication to being the premiere entertainment network with the best titles available for multi-player gaming."

"We are pleased with how quickly TEN was able to make QUAKE available on its service," said Jay Wilbur, CEO of id.  " QUAKEs immense following and TENs nationwide access and low latency network make a great combination."

In QUAKE, the earth rocks as a secret device called The Slipgate creates a type of earthquake in the time continuum that is used to move people and equipment from one place and time to another.  An evil organization, code-named QUAKE by the Earths government, is using the Slipgates to insert its army of manufactured serial killers inside Earths bases and buildings.  Delving through four different worlds, players must overcome enemies, deftly handle multiple weapons and navigate multiple worlds through Slipgates in order to seek out, attack and destroy QUAKE.  QUAKE is available at as well as software retailers.

To sign up for the TEN service, people can go to and download the software or request a free CD-ROM.  Technical support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-8040-TEN. Customer support is available daily 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (PST).

TEN recommends a Pentium 90 with Windows 95, 16 MB RAM, 28.8k baud modem and 2X speed CD-ROM.  The minimum requirements for using the TEN network are 486/66DX2, Windows 95, 8 MB RAM and a 14.4 baud modem.

id Software, founded in 1991, is a software development company located in Mesquite, Texas.  ids team of talented developers continue to make gaming history by creating and publishing one sensational action game after another.  Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, DOOM II, Heretic, HEXEN, and QUAKE have created a frenzied demand worldwide and have managed to consistently break shareware and retail sales records at home and abroad.

Total Entertainment Network is the premier Internet entertainment network.  TEN has online rights to more than 25 games, over half of which are TEN exclusives, by leading software publishers including 3D Realms Entertainment, Accolade, Apogee, Blizzard, Eidos Interactive (formerly Domark), id Software, Maxis, MicroProse, Spectrum HoloByte, SSI, and Westwood.  Based in San  Francisco, TEN was formed in 1995 from the merger of Planet Optigon, Inc. and Outland, Inc.  TEN received its initial funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, with subsequent investors including:  Ameritech; Goldman Sachs; Robertson, Stephens & Company; and Vertex Management. 

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TEN Press Contact:
Garth Chouteau
Tel:  (415) 778-3774
Fax:  (415) 778-3520

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