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ots Ad hoc-Service: freenet.de AG freenet.de AG acquires 51 per cent of gamez.de

The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------- Hamburg (ots Ad hoc-Service) - freenet.de AG, Hamburg - freenet.de AG, one of Germany's leading online service, is continuing to expand. The successful Hamburg-based Internet company is to acquire 51 per cent of gamez.de. The requisite agreement between freenet.de and gamez.de, one of Germany's top-three games sites, has been signed. The acquisition of the stake in gamez.de demonstrates the logical transformation of the freenet strategy towards the building and expansion of vertical, user-group oriented portals. The objective of the alliance is to develop gamez.de into one of Germany's leading games portals with numerous functionalities, as well to expand the content of the freenet portal. gamez.de was one of the most-visited German games sites on the Internet in 1999 - around 25,000 players meet daily in the gamez.de community. The company, founded in Nuremberg, supplies specialist web sites for the top Internet games, such as, for example, "Lara Croft", the "Command & Conquer Series", "Age of Empires" or "Baldur's Gate". Experienced players can find extensive tips and tricks about their favourite games as well as new levels, editors and opponents for new sessions. Gamez also provides its community with the latest information on new releases to the games market. Online discussions or screen shots can be called up. Thanks to a specially installed news ticker, interested parties can discover which games are in development or will soon be released. In January 2000, gamez.de posted more than 7.8 million page impressions. In February, that number will likely rise to 9.5 million page impressions. Target markets for gamez.de are, in addition to PC players, the so-called console fans, such as Sega Dreamcast. End ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Original-Content von: freenet AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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