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D3 ups the ante with Texas Cheat 'Em!

January 8, 2009

D3PUBLISHER REVEALS AN ACE UP THEIR SLEEVE WITH NEW GAME

TEXAS CHEAT ‘EM FROM DEVELOPER WIDELOAD GAMES

There’s No Limit to the fast-paced, frenetic action poker players will enjoy with D3Publisher’s newly announced game, Texas Cheat ‘Em, from fan favorite developer Wideload Games. Texas Cheat ‘Em is a new take on the classic Texas Hold ‘Em rules, turning an average online poker table upside down by layering party games and other gambling minigames on top of the basic rules, and allowing players to cheat to win! Gamers of all levels can hoodwink their opponents in Texas Cheat ‘Em; novice competitors who craft good cheating strategies by using x-ray vision, pre-cognition, chip stealing, card swapping and more can defeat more veteran card players. The game is confirmed for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Store for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for Spring 2009 and Windows PC at a later date.

“Alex Seropian and the team at Wideload know how to make great games, and their trademark quirky sense of humor abounds in Texas Cheat ‘Em,” said Pete Andrew, vice president of product development, D3Publisher. “We feel confident that the comedic tone, party atmosphere and interactivity of Texas Cheat ‘Em are tailor-made for today’s casual online gaming audience.”

“We upped the ante on traditional online poker and set Texas Cheat ‘Em in a decidedly irreverent world where players can do what they’ve always wanted to do – cheat!” said Scott Corley, Director of Wideload Shorts. “It’s a hilarious online card playing experience that gets even more fun as players become cheating masters.”

Cheating is FUNdamental in Texas Cheat ‘Em! Cheat attacks are earned by players through more than a dozen minigames like Roulette, Slot Machines, Dice or Rock, Paper, Scissors. Texas Cheat ‘Em replaces time usually spent waiting for others to deal or bet in online poker with loads of fun planning cheats or playing minigames, and offers single-player as well as multiplayer options for up to eight players for a truly unique and robust gameplay experience. Online features are a priority for Texas Cheat ‘Em. All versions will support voice chat and Leaderboards, both console versions will support Achievements/ Entitlements, and the Xbox LIVE Arcade version will support Party Chat and Avatars.

Texas Cheat ‘Em is a Wideload Shorts production. The game is rated “T” (Teen, Ages Thirteen and Older – Simulated Gambling) by the ESRB.

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