Groove Games Sets Ship Date for Pariah


Eager Gamers Should Ready Their Skills For May 3rd

TORONTO – January 25, 2005 – After almost a year since its unveiling, Groove
Games, a global interactive entertainment software publisher, today announced
the official ship date for the highly touted first-person action game, Pariah.
The game, being developed by First-Person Shooter (FPS) aficionados, Digital
Extremes will hit retail worldwide on May 3, 2005 for the Xbox® video game
system from Microsoft and the PC.

"Pariah is looking impressive," said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Games. "The team
at Digital Extremes has really pulled out all the stops to make a mark in the
FPS genre with Pariah. And, on May 3rd gamers everywhere will get to experience
the polish and hard work that has gone into making Pariah the next big,
must-have FPS."

Announced last March, Pariah has
steadily gained awareness as a game to watch after it was awarded Biggest
Surprise at the industry’s Electronic Entertainment Expo by last spring.
It has been revealed that the game intertwines a compelling story, evolutionary
gameplay and stunning visuals to create an impressively immersive single-player
campaign as well as a fully loaded multi-player component.

Groove Games is publishing the game in North America while Hip Interactive
Europe will distribute and publish the title in Europe, Australia and New
Zealand. For more information on the game visit the official website at

About Groove Games
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Groove Games is a global publisher of
interactive entertainment software. Groove’s mission is to partner with leading
developers and publish great games for avid gamers everywhere.
Currently Groove is publishing Digital Extremes’ new first-person action game,
Pariah as well as co-publishing the highly anticipated multi-platform game,
Playboy The Mansion scheduled to release January 25, 2005. For more information

About Digital Extremes
Founded in 1993 by industry visionary, James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as
one of the world’s top independent development studios in the interactive
entertainment industry. The Canadian based developer is best known for its
creation of the multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise which includes the
award-winning PC series Unreal and Unreal Tournament as
well as Xbox® hit Unreal Championship. Digital Extremes is currently in
production on two games based on new originally created intellectual properties.
For more information visit the company website at
About Xbox
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system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game
and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of
breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service.
The new tagline, "it’s good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as
social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in
North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

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