MYELIN MEDIA ANNOUNCES ONLINE GAMEPLAY
DETAILS FOR "STACKED(TM) WITH DANIEL NEGREANU"
Texas Hold ‘em Game to Boast Massive
Online Play, Sanctioned Tournaments, Involvement from Professional Players
New York, NY – April 29, 2005 – Myelin Media
Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment software, today revealed details
about the online gameplay in "STACKED(TM) with Daniel Negreanu," a Texas Hold
‘em game for the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft Corporation, the
PSP(TM) portable entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and
the PC. The game will feature its own sanctioned multi-table tournament system
called “STACKED Masters” and will also include involvement from the seven
professional players associated with the game, providing the most in-depth
online play and community experience for any console poker game. "STACKED" is
planned for release in Q3 2005.
When playing online, players can choose to
compete in either casual non-sanctioned games or officially sanctioned "STACKED"
Masters games. Non-sanctioned games will allow for private or public games,
providing the player with full tournament customization including game type,
betting structure, maximum players, and tournament configuration. "STACKED"
Masters includes the same customization features as non-sanctioned events, as
well as a comprehensive multi-table tournament buy-in structure.
Players can gain entry into "STACKED" Masters
events by either buying in with online earnings or by winning a seat through a
single player career mode satellite tournament. There will be ten different
levels of buy-in for "STACKED" Masters tournaments, allowing even novice players
to take part in sanctioned competitions. At the core of the "STACKED" Masters
structure is a detailed points system that ranks players based on performance
rather than pure earnings, and accurately represents position relative to other
online players. The "STACKED" Masters multi-table tournament structure is highly
flexible, allowing any number of players to compete within a multi-table
structure, and support for voice and text chat ensures that bluffing, boasting
and table chatter will all play an important part in any online game.
The seven pro players associated with
"STACKED" will periodically participate in online "STACKED" Masters tournaments.
Josh Arieh, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Carlos Mortensen, Evelyn Ng, David
Williams and 2004 Card Player and ESPN Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu will
take part in tournaments, allowing online players to test their skills and go
head to head with the best players in the game. Each pro player will have an
avatar accurately modeled after their likeness that is locked to the pro’s
account, so players will be able to easily recognize when they are at the same
table as a living poker legend.
“We understand that the social aspect of
poker is one of the game’s most intriguing components,” said Gene Mauro, CEO of
Myelin Media Inc. “We have created an unparalleled online feature set for
‘STACKED’ that will let players engage in large scale tournaments or a casual
game with friends and even go head to head with pro players, all from the
comfort of their homes.”
About Myelin Media
Myelin Media, LLC. is a privately
funded entertainment software publisher headquartered in New York City.
Established in March 2004, Myelin aims to bring unique game content to consumers
by empowering developer creativity. Visit
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