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GAMESVILLE.COM HONORED BY CIO MAGAZINE AS ONE OF TOP 50 WEB SITES

Industry Leader in Online Game Shows and Database Marketing Recognized for Outstanding Site Design and Business Value

BOSTON, MA - July 1, 1999 - CIO magazine has named Gamesville.com, Inc., the Web's leading game show site and database marketing company, a 1999 CIO Web Business 50/50 winner for its online business excellence. Each year CIO magazine recognizes 50 Internet and 50 intranet/extranet sites that go beyond customary Web commerce practices to deliver outstanding business value. The third annual CIO award program distinguishes organizations around the world that have taken a distinct approach toward the use of the Internet or intranet in their business.

"Gamesville.com is proud to have been selected as one of the top 50 sites from among the innumerable sites on the Web," said Steven N. Kane, CEO of Gamesville.com. "The CIO Web Business 50/50 award validates our efforts towards creating extremely compelling content and merging it with innovative database marketing techniques."

Winners are selected by a panel of CIO magazine editors, writers, art designers and Web development experts. The panel of judges evaluates hundreds of nominated sites for their ability to use innovative Web techniques to deliver greater business value. In particular, the panel focuses on finding sites that successfully integrate creative design and high quality technical attributes. The judges measure how well the blend of technology and design contributes to the organization's overall business objective as well as the site's ability to meet the needs of the target audience.

Gamesville.com was selected for the outstanding design of its proprietary game show content, including The Bingo Zone®, Picturama™, AceyDeucey™, Pop Quiz™, CatchUp CoverAll™ and Sports Madness™, along with its unique 1:1 targeted advertising models such as e-mercials, which like TV commercials are full-screen advertisements shown during breaks in programming.

Complete coverage of the 1999 CIO Web Business 50/50 Awards is featured in the July 1, 1999 issue of CIO and at www.cio.com.

About Gamesville.com, Inc.
Gamesville.com is the Web's leading leisure and entertainment destination. Over 1.4 million registered people visit Gamesville.com to play the world's largest real time, massively multi-player game shows and win prizes for free. Named by Media Metrix in the Wall Street Journal as the "stickiest" site on the Internet, Gamesville.com has been chosen by brand name advertisers such as Virgin Atlantic, eBay, J.C. Penney, Rolling Stone Magazine and SmithKline Beecham to target specific demographic, geographic and psychographic profiles using the most accurate and diverse database on the Internet. Popular game shows include The Bingo Zone®, Picturama™, AceyDeucey™, Pop Quiz™, CatchUp CoverAll™ and Sports Madness™. To see what all the buzz is about, visit www.gamesville.com.