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Wednesday, October 25 2006

2K Games To Join Steam  by James B at 00:23

2K games are the latest to jump on the Steam bandwagon it seems, as they announce today a distribution deal with Valve. The first games PC users will be seeing on Steam are; Sid Meier's Civilization IV, Sid Meier's Civilization III, Shattered Union and Sid Meier's Pirates!

Other big games which 2K publish include Prey and Bioshock, but there's no news about Steam and any other games at the moment.

Thanks to Shacknews.


Premier 2K Strategy Games Available This Week on Leading Online Distribution Platform

October 24, 2006 -- 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Valve® today announced an agreement to bring a collection of 2K PC games to Steam®.

"With titles from legendary designer Sid Meier and 2K's world renowned developer, Firaxis Games, 2K is one of today's foremost publishers," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Through this initial agreement with 2K, Steam's game library expands to include four great strategy games. We look forward to delivering more from 2K in the future."

2K develops and publishes front line PC, console and handheld entertainment software, with a strong presence in strategy, sports and high profile licensed titles. Steam is the only full-featured broadband platform for the delivery and management of games and digital content, and has pioneered its broadband services to over 10 million customers with core and casual games from today's leading publishers and developers.

"We are excited to add Valve to our roster of partners in the digital distribution area," said Paul Crockett, Strategic Sales and Licensing, 2K. "Being included in their vast network will assist us in expanding the reach of our products to a much larger audience."

PC versions of Sid Meier's Civilization IV®, Sid Meier's Civilization III®, Shattered Union and Sid Meier's Pirates!® will be available later this week via Steam. Details regarding future 2K titles available via Steam will be announced at a later date.

For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com

About Steam The leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, Steam® delivers new releases and online services to over 10 million PC users around the world. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com

About Valve Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996 and based in Bellevue, Washington. The company's portfolio of entertainment properties includes Half-Life®, Counter-Strike®, Day of Defeat®, Team Fortress® and Portal. Valve's catalog of products accounts for over 20 million retail units sold worldwide, and over 80% of PC online action gameplay. In addition, Valve is a developer of leading-edge technologies, such as the Source® game engine and Steam®, a broadband platform for the delivery and management of digital content. For more information, please visit www.valvesoftware.com

About Take-Two Interactive Software Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation portable) system, Xbox® and Xbox 360T video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeT, Nintendo DST and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software; and distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two also manufactures and markets video game accessories in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, Geneva, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands), Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

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