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TEN and Netscape Team Up

TEN to leverage Netscape technology

SAN FRANCISCO  May 30, 1996  Total Entertainment Network (TEN), a company devoted to building the leading interactive entertainment network for game players, today announced an agreement with Netscape Communications Corporation to integrate Netscape Navigator into TENs  front-end software.  Netscapes popular Internet client software will be  featured as part of TEN beginning this summer.

"Multiplayer gaming over the Internet is clearly a growing and emerging market, and it represents some very attractive opportunities for us," said Marc Andreessen, Vice President of Technology for Netscape. "We believe TEN is strongly positioned in this emerging space."

"Netscape and TEN complement each other well," said Jack Heistand, President and CEO of TEN.  "Through our alliance, TEN widens its technological lead in the Internet gaming market, Netscape gains distribution through hit games, and TEN members get a top-of-the-line Web client."

Netscape Communications Corporation is a premier provider of open software for linking people and information over enterprise networks and  the Internet.  The company offers a full line of clients, servers,  development tools and commercial applications to create a complete  platform for next-generation, live online applications.  Information about Netscape and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at, by sending e-mail to or by calling (415) 937-3777.

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

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T E Network, Inc.
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