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Songbird CGE Press Release - 8/2/1999

CRYSTAL MINES AUTHOR TO APPEAR AT CGE, SONGBIRD GIVEWAYS

August 2, 1999

For immediate release:

ROCHESTER, MN -- Songbird Productions is working overtime to get everything prepared for Classic Gaming Expo (CGE), which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 14-15. CGE is the premiere event in 1999 for fans of classic gaming systems such as Atari, Intellivion, Vectrex, and more.

Carl Forhan, owner of Songbird Productions, is pleased to announce that Ken Beckett will be attending CGE, and will be present at the Songbird booth at various times throughout the show. Ken Beckett is the author of Crystal Mines (NES) and Crystal Mines II (Atari Lynx), and is assisting in the development of the upcoming Crystal Mines II: Buried Treasure expansion, slated for unveiling at CGE.

Crystal Mines II: Buried Treasure takes advantage of a hidden feature in the existing Lynx Crystal Mines II cartridge -- the cartridge supports downloads of new levels into Lynx RAM via the comlynx port. The product will include Windows software on a CD-R and a special Lynx-to-PC serial cable which also doubles as a developer cable for those who may own a BLL or SIMIS cartridge for the Lynx.

Be sure to stop by the Songbird booth to meet Carl and Ken, and while you're there, enter your name in the drawing for a number of prizes, including a variety of 2600/7800/Lynx games and hardware.

To keep up to date with the latest news at Songbird Productions, be sure to visit the company web site at http://songbird.atari.org, or send an email to songbird@atari.org.

Copyright 1999 Songbird Productions. All rights reserved. This article may be reprinted in its entirety.

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