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    Face Competitors from Around the World in the Greatest Strategy Game of All - For Free!

    Charlottesville, VA – January 6, 1999 – Are you a king or a pawn? It�s time to find out! Kesmai Corporation, the world's leader in online multiplayer games, and ENGAGE games, a leader in massively multiplayer games, today announced that a free sample of USCF Chess is now available on Kesmai's online games service, GameStorm. The only official chess program sanctioned by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), USCF Chess will be offered for a limited time to all registrants of GameStorm's "free sample" program. Following this open beta period, USCF Chess will become a permanent part of GameStorm's premium membership offerings.

    Developed by, USCF Chess allows players to choose from a number of playing fields, chess pieces and viewpoints. Additional features include stunning graphics and a beautifully elegant interface. The game is also the only chess program to give players an official USCF National Rating. Tournament play is rated and officially sanctioned by the federation.

    System requirements for USCF Chess include: Windows 95(R) or 98(R), Pentium 90MHz or better, 16MB RAM, 5MB hard disk space, VGA monitor card, sound card and 9,600 baud modem.

    About GameStorm
    GameStorm® delivers the best in interactive entertainment with the Internet's largest collection of online game titles, the most comprehensive collections of downloads, reviews, and Web content, and the Internet's finest user communities – all in one convenient, easy-to-use package. GameStorm's titles include Air Warrior® III, Jack Nicklaus®Online Golf Tour, Aliens™ Online, Godzilla® Online, Legends of Kesmai®, MultiPlayer BattleTech: Solaris™, the Discovery Channel's CatchWord™, Starship Troopers™: Battlespace, Rolemaster™: Magestorm, Darkness Falls™, Legal Crime™, Warcraft II®: Tides of Darkness, Virtual Pool™, and an outstanding collection of board and card games. GameStorm is a registered trademark of Kesmai Corporation.

    About Kesmai Corporation
    Charlottesville, Virginia-based Kesmai Corporation is the world's premier developer, publisher and retailer of multiplayer online games. Founded in 1982 and now a unit of the News Corporation (NYSE: NWS), Kesmai develops and publishes some of the world's most popular multiplayer titles, supporting huge communities of devoted players. As the preferred game content supplier for the major Internet service providers and online services, Kesmai's titles can be found at, America Online (NYSE: AOL), Excite (NASDAQ: XCIT), EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), GolfWeb, Fox World, and Fujitsu (Japan) . Kesmai software also is bundled with CH Products joysticks, Microsoft's Windows 98 software and 3Com/U.S. Robotics modems.

    About ENGAGE games online
    ENGAGE enabled games offer the finest online multiplayer experience available. Access to ENGAGE games online is provided via the Internet through GameStorm (North America) at, ICL's GamesZone (Europe) at, and Pacific Internet (Asia) at and on America Online at keyword:ENGAGE. Titles include: Claw, Descent III, Rolemaster: Magestorm, Darkness Falls, Virtual Pool, Legal Crime, and many more. ENGAGE is more than just an online games service, providing chat, bulletin boards, leaderboards and many other features designed to create the ultimate online multiplayer gaming experience. ENGAGE has a dedicated community of the industry's most experienced online GameMasters to help novice players sharpen their skills quickly, and to provide the veteran players with the most competitive environment available online. ENGAGE's relationships with the industry's top game companies assures online gamers around the world a constant stream of the best content available anywhere online. ENGAGE games online can be found at

    GameStorm is a trademark of Kesmai Corporation. All other copyrights and trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76599) on Aug 13, 2008.