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TEN and Accolade Invite You to Take Over the Planet

Deadlock Will Be Found on TENs Consumer Network

LOS ANGELES  May 16, 1996 Total Entertainment Network (TEN) and Accolade, Inc. today announced a binding letter of intent to make Deadlock, the new planetary conquest game by Accolade, available on TEN.  The agreement, which underscores each companys commitment to high-quality online interactive entertainment, grants TEN online rights to the game.  Deadlock will appear on the network later this year.

In Deadlock, players compete in a race to conquer the newly-found planet of Gallius IV.  The game is a blend of detailed 3D graphic simulation with complex economic and military strategy.  Deadlock is the first Accolade game to feature Internet play capability. 

"We have been eager to bring Internet play to our consumers," said Jim Barnett, president and CEO of Accolade, "TEN is an excellent platform to expand Deadlocks audience."

"TEN brings the best multi-player games to the Internet," said Jack Heistand, president and CEO of TEN.  "An intriguing strategy game, Deadlock is an outstanding addition to our line up."

Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Accolade, Inc. ( publishes action and sports games for the PC CD-ROM compatibles, Macintosh, and next generation gaming systems.  The companys products are distributed in North America by Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corporation, a unit of Warner Music Group.  Leading titles from Accolade include Bubsy®, Hardball®, Jack Nicklaus and Star Control.  Accolade games are available from major software specialty stores or direct from Accolade by calling (800)245-7744.

Total Entertainment Network is committed to creating the premier consumer network for game playing consumers on the Internet.  TEN has online rights to more than twenty five different games, over half of which are TEN exclusives, by leading software publishers including 3D Realms/Apogee, Blizzard, Domark, Maxis, MicroProse, Spectrum HoloByte, and SSI.  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. 

Members can reach TEN through their own Internet connection or one of TENs nationwide access numbers.  The software will be available initially for Windows 95.  To reach TEN, call 415-778-3500 or visit

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