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Songbird Announces JagFREE CD - 7/25/2001

SONGBIRD GEARS UP FOR EXPO, ANNOUNCES JAGFREE CD

July 25th, 2001

For immediate release:

ROCHESTER, MN -- Long-time Atari Jaguar and Lynx supporter Songbird Productions recently unveiled plans to make a splash at the next Classic Gaming Expo to be held in Las Vegas, NV, on August 11th and 12th.

"I want this year to be the most fun ever for Lynx and Jaguar fans," commented Carl Forhan, owner of Songbird. "That's why Songbird has expanded to a double booth at the show. We need to make more room for lots of new product as well as something really cool: a mini-museum for rare/prototype Lynx and Jaguar items. You can expect to see some developer hardware, unreleased games, and more at the Songbird booth this year."

Featured games at the show will include Championship Rally(tm), the exciting new four-player overhead racer for the Lynx, and Protector(tm) SE, the highly-anticipated sequel to the fan-favorite Protector which was released for the Jaguar in late 1999. Protector SE contains new graphics, music, level designs, and gameplay enhancements, plus one particuarly intriguing new feature: JagFree CD(tm) bypass support.

Carl commented, "JagFree CD bypass support means that Protector SE will be able to play brand new, unencrypted Jaguar CD games released in the future. By moving to the CD medium, an aspiring publisher can release games on a smaller budget and at a user-friendly price point." Carl also described plans to eventually release the JagFree CD code into the public domain, to encourage other developers to include the same support in any future game or stand-alone cartridge. Protector SE is slated for a late fall 2001 release.

Songbird Productions is the premier developer and publisher for the Atari Lynx and Jaguar. To keep up to date with the latest news at Songbird Productions, be sure to visit the company web site at http://songbird.atari.net. For more information on CGE, please visit http://www.cgexpo.com.

Championship Rally and JagFree CD are trademarks of Songbird Productions. Protector is a trademark of Bethesda Softworks. All rights reserved. This message may be reprinted in its entirety.

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