$1,000,000 Tournament Grand Prize Largest in Video Game History to be Promoted Through GameStop

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"RYL: Path of the Emperor" video game now available at retail in more than 1,800 retail locations.

Planetwide Games is pleased to be working with and distributed by GameStop in North America

Planetwide Games (http://whttp://www.ryl.net ) announced today that leading video game retailer, GameStop, is now taking reservations for "RYL: Path of the Emperor," according to Planetwide Games’ President, Kevin Donovan. "RYL" is one of the world's most popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games.

GameStop has available "RYL: Path of the Emperor" reservation boxes featuring a trial version of this brand-new Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Paying Game (MMORPG). The reservation customer's who purchase the game at retail or online at http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=646169
are eligible to enter the $1,000,000 tournament that starts on July 1, 2005 as well as delivers them an exclusive virtual item to be inserted into the player’s account once the full version is received.

"Planetwide Games is pleased to be working with and distributed by GameStop in North America," said Donovan. "'RYL: Path of the Emperor' has become a live interactive global community. 'RYL' is also the first fantasy MMORPG to be comprised of true Player vs. Player and Guild vs. Guild action. RYL's 100% realistic 3D game play complete with ever changing weather and environmental effects it’s intuitive combat system is quick and clean, allowing players to move more easily through the levels, much more so than in any other MMORPG."

"RYL: Path of the Emperor" is the first MMORPG to offer a $1,000,000 Grand Prize to the winner of a Player vs. Player Skill-Based Tournament. The "RYL" qualifying tournament will start July 1, 2005 and will end April 30, 2006, culminating in a "RYL: Path of the Emperor" Final Tournament event to be broadcast live and to take place in conjunction with the E3 Video Game Expo in May 2006. Interested players can view more details about the tournament rules and regulations at http://www.RYL.net

"RYL: Path of the Emperor" is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG). "RYL" players start off at Level 1, with minimal skills and abilities, but over time they gain experience points, through achievement, which allows them to advance to Level 2, and beyond. As "RYL" players advance to each level they discover new and stronger skills, which assist them in their ability to try and survive during all encompassing battles against powerful monsters.

In the game, players can choose from 20 character classes and assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Mage, and Assassin and then explore the many exotic locations within boundless miles of terrain and virtual real estate. In "RYL: Path of the Emperor," players meet other players in a diverse real time environment where thousands of players simultaneously compete and take part in specific quests and missions, fight monsters and other players, battle in Guild vs. Guild duels, buy, sell and trade virtual merchandise, build fortresses and even raise their own virtual Dragon. Lastly, "RYL" players have the chance to receive the ultimate gaming reward; to become the actual Emperor of "RYL," Rule over the Land and win $1,000,000.

Some of the many innovative features of RYL: Path of the Emperor include:

     -- True Player vs. Player (PVP) Action

     -- Guild vs. Guild Battles

     -- Customized Character Creation

     -- Hundreds of Quests

     -- Compelling and Intuitive Combat System

     -- Innovative, Customizable "Skill System"

     -- Upgradeable and Limitless Armor and Weapons System

     -- Build Fortresses

     -- Raise a Virtual Dragon for Battle

     -- Create Flying Siege Gliders

     -- Commandeer Battering Rams

     -- Persistent Universe

     -- Thousands of Miles of Treacherous and Exotic Terrain

     -- Virtual Real Estate Ownership

     -- Become the Emperor and Rule the Land

About Planetwide Games

Based in Costa Mesa, CA, Planetwide Games (a Bluetorch On-Line Games, Inc. company) is establishing itself as a provider of leading online video games and interactive entertainment. Planetwide Games also develops proprietary online technology, software products, and is building a worldwide network of affiliates to distribute their games. Visit http://www.RYL.net or http://www.PlanetwideGames.com.

About GameStop Corp.

Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, GameStop Inc. (NYSE:GME) (NYSE:GME.B) is the nation's largest video game and entertainment software specialty retailer. The company operates more than 1,800 retail stores throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Ireland, primarily under the GameStop(R) brand. In addition, the company owns a commerce-enabled Web property, http://www.GameStop.com , and Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading video and computer game publication with a subscriber base of more than two million.

GameStop Corp. sells the most popular new software, hardware and game accessories for the PC and next generation video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft, and is also the industry's largest reseller of used video games.

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Company Contact:

Mark Politi

VP Sales and Marketing

Planetwide Games

(800) 560-2993 x202


Media Contact:    

Rita Tennyson

Terpin Communications

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