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TEN Revs Its Engines with Big Red Racing

Leading interactive entertainment network for game players lines up more hit content

SAN FRANCISCO September 6, 1996 Total Entertainment Network (TEN), the leading interactive entertainment network for game playing consumers, and Eidos Interactive, Inc. today announced a license agreement to provide Eidos Interactives popular Big Red Racing on TEN.

In Big Red Racing, players choose from 24 potential racing tracks and 16 vehicles options (such as backhoes, dumptrucks and hover crafts).  Racers can compete with up to five other players simultaneously.  This action takes place on a wide range of terrainfrom earthly global locations to outer space destinations.  With Big Red Racings 3-D graphics engine, players will be able to view the action from any angleincluding their opponents front seat. 

"TENs high-speed network allows Big Red Racing players to experience the game as it should be: fast and frantic," said Paul Baldwin, Eidos Interactives vice president of marketing.   "Because of TENs national low-latency network, Big Red Racing players can race someone across the country and not miss a beat." 

Said Jack Heistand, TEN president and CEO, "The addition of Big Red Racing continues to diversify our content offerings of high-quality games.  Big Red Racing requires a high-speed network:  TEN is that network.  During our public beta testing we have proven that our service can handle high usage without performance degradation of fast-action game playing across the Internet."

Established in 1996, Eidos Interactive (Domark/Core Design/US Gold) develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for the PC, Macintosh, Internet, Sega Saturn, and Sony Playstation.  Eidos Interactive products are available through all major distributors, retailers, and mass merchants worldwide.

Total Entertainment Network (TEN) is the premier consumer network for game playing consumers on the Internet.  TEN has online rights to more than 25 games, over half of which are TEN exclusives, by leading software publishers including 3D Realms/Apogee, Blizzard, Eidos Interactive (formerly 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 is available initially for Windows 95.  To reach TEN, call 415-778-3500 or visit


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