Spawn Labs Launches at TechCrunch50

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Spawn HD-720 Appliance Gives Gamers the Freedom to Play Console Video Games from any Network-Connected Computer

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This is a great place to launch and showcase our product because the TechCrunch audience is both savvy and influential. We can't wait to get our products into the market and into our customers' hands.

Spawn Labs, the developer of a new "anywhere, anytime" platform for video-intensive applications, today introduced the Spawn HD-720 appliance at the TechCrunch50 conference. The Spawn HD-720 gives gamers the freedom to play their Xbox 360, Xbox, Playstation 3, Playstation 2, and Gamecube console video games - either alone or with friends, at home or on the road -- from a network-connected computer as if they were sitting in front of their console and TV.

Some of the most popular uses of the Spawn Labs products are:

  •     When at home, if someone else is watching the TV to which the game console is attached, the gamer can go to a different room in the house and play from a computer across their home network.
  •     When at home, a gamer can play a game on their console and TV, while one or more friends play together in the same multi-player game session from their homes on a computer across the Internet.
  •     When travelling, gamers can play games anywhere with a broadband Internet connection.
  •     When travelling, the gamer and a friend can both play a game running on the gamer's console using their computers across the Internet.
  •     When at home, a gamer can invite friends to watch live game play, in real-time across the Internet.
  •     Whether at home or on the road, the gamer can capture video clips of a game play session to watch and share with others.

"We're honored and excited to be a part of TechCrunch50," said David Wilson, president and CEO of Spawn Labs. "This is a great place to launch and showcase our product because the TechCrunch audience is both savvy and influential. We can't wait to get our products into the market and into our customers' hands."

The Spawn HD-720 will be available in November 2009, and will be priced at $199. Spawn Labs is taking orders for the product on its website starting today, and orders will be fulfilled generally on a first-ordered, first-served basis.

After launching at TechCrunch50, Spawn Labs is exhibiting later in the week at the Austin Game Developer Conference (GDC) September 16-18 in Austin, Texas to give gaming industry insiders and thought leaders a hands-on experience with the product.

For more information on the company and its products, or to place your order, visit the Spawn Labs website at http://www.spawnlabs.com.

About Spawn Labs
Spawn Labs develops an "anywhere, anytime" platform that provides remote, real-time, interactive access to products, content, and experiences that rely heavily on video. The company's first application for this platform gives gamers the freedom to play their console video games, alone or with friends, at home or on the road from any network-connected computer. The company also sells a version of this application to the world's leading game developers for remote game-play access to console development kits. Spawn Labs is a private company headquartered in Austin, Texas.

About TechCrunch50
Founded in 2007 by leading technology blog TechCrunch and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, the TechCrunch50 conference provides a platform for early-stage, and frequently unfunded, companies to launch for the first time to the technology industry's most influential venture capitalists, corporations, angel investors, fellow entrepreneurs and the international media. Companies are selected to participate exclusively on merit. TechCrunch50 is supported by corporate sponsors Google, Microsoft, Bing, MySpace and Facebook, as well as venture capital and legal-advisory firms including Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures, Founders Fund, Redpoint Ventures and Perkins Coie.

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