SAN MATEO, CA — The portfolio of mobile sports games from Sorrent and FOXSports.com, "widely considered the best damn handset sports games, period" according to popular gaming portal IGN.com, welcomes two new competitive mobile titles, FOX Sports Boxing and FOX Sports Racing. Both games deliver on Sorrent's promise: first-person views, unbeatable graphics, fast-paced action and unparalleled depth of gameplay. Single-player versions of the game are available now to Get It NowSM subscribers of Verizon Wireless.
Also from the recent review on IGN Wireless: "It's without hesitation that we say FOX Sports Boxing is one of the best handset games we've played since first picking up on 3G gaming. The entire package is as rock-solid as Ali's abs - everything from the visuals to the controls, which are usually the Achilles' heel of a celly game, is amazing. This is indeed a must-download."
FOX Sports Racing which secured a score of 9.2 out of 10 on the gaming site, Wireless Gaming Review is also a winner with reviewers. "Fox Sports Racing is, without a doubt, the most strategic racer on mobile. You'll have more to consider than just when to turn. You need to worry about when to pit in, whether you're drafting behind your opponent (letting him cut the air for you), or whether he's doing the same to you. Add to that a fairly large complement of tracks (5X), and you've got a satisfying racing experience," reported the site.
"With the launch of FOX Sports Boxing and FOX Sports Racing, Sorrent's creative talents have helped to make FOX Sports one of the most powerful brands in the mobile gaming world," said Ross Levinsohn, SVP and general manager of FOXSports.com.
Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers using select Get It Now-enabled handsets can access the Get It Now virtual store. FOX Sports Boxing and FOX Sports Racing are available on the Motorola T720 for and LG VX4400 for $2.99 monthly access or $6.25 for unlimited use purchase.
FOX Sports Boxing and FOX Sports Racing are available for purchase and download on both Java-and BREW-enabled phones, via wireless carriers. For more information, visit www.sorrent.com.
About FOX Sports Interactive Media
FOX Sports Interactive Media (FSIM) develops new media initiatives for FOX Sports and FOX Sports Net. FSIM distribution channels include Internet (www.foxsports.com), broadband, wireless and interactive television. FOXSports.com is a comprehensive and entertaining online source of sports news, information, listings, games and special features about programming on FOX Sports, Fox Sports Net, FOX Sports Radio and much more from the world of sports. FSIM is owned and managed by FOX Sports Networks, a subsidiary of FOX Entertainment Group, a division of News Corp.
Sorrent is a leading creator and publisher of connected, interactive games for wireless and Internet-capable devices. With its proprietary convergent game platform, Convergence Everywhere Live, Sorrent allows both mobile and land-based hardware to communicate simultaneously via the Internet. Sorrent games are produced by Sorrent Studios and marketed in partnership with global brands such as FOXSports.com, The X-Files and Yao Ming. Currently, Sorrent games are available on major US wireless carriers including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T Wireless, Cingular, and Nextel. Sorrent has set the standard for wireless sports games with its solo and multiplayer games that are connected, persistent and convergent. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Sorrent is funded by NEA and Sienna Ventures. For more information, visit www.sorrent.com.
About Wireless Gaming Review
Wireless Gaming Review (www.wgamer.com) was founded in August of 2001 to bring game reviews, previews and insights to mobile gamers everywhere. Recognized by Forbes Magazine in their Best of the Web issue, and consistently cited as a resource for gamers and the mobile games industry, WGR is the leading publication dedicated to wireless games. WGR Media, Inc., the publisher of Wireless Gaming Review, also publishes the Mobile Entertainment Analyst (www.mobenta.com) for business readers, and a print version of WGR, which is available quarterly in Electronic Gaming Monthly and Computer Gaming World. Visit http://www.wgamer.com for more reviews, news and views from the world of wireless gaming.
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment (Nasdaq: IGNX), through its flagship network IGN.com, is the Internet's leading information and entertainment destination for teen and young adult gamers. IGN serves its audience by providing both free and subscription-based content and services. IGN's award winning content -- two Webby People's Voice Awards and two Wired Magazine's Readers Raves Awards -- attracts more than eight million unique visitors a month, including over 5.7 million registered users and more than 76,000 paying subscribers. IGN offers its business customers a full spectrum of integrated marketing solutions to reach this large web-centric audience. These products include fixed placement and impression-based advertising, sponsorships, permission marketing, custom publishing, e-commerce, direct e-mail marketing and content licensing. For more information, please visit http://www.ign.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 34.6 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.
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