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3DO and NTN Inc. Complete New World Computing Acquisition.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 1996--The 3DO Company (NASDAQ:THDO) today announced that it has acquired the assets of New World Computing from NTN Communications (AMEX:NTN) for approximately $13 million consisting of 3DO common stock and the assumption of certain liabilities.

The purchase price will be guaranteed by The 3DO Company. The acquisition is expected to give 3DO access to more than three million gamers, strengthen the company's expertise in the role-playing and strategy game genres, and add capabilities to its Internet efforts.

The development and publishing functions of New World Computing will remain in Agoura Hills and operate as a division under the Studio 3DO umbrella. 3DO intends to continue using the New World Computing brand name on products developed and published by the division. Flagship titles expected to be released this year include Heroes of Might and Magic II and Wages of War.

In the last year, 3DO has completed two other acquisitions to bolster its development and publishing capacity. Cyclone Studios, acquired in December of last year, is focused on original content development. Archetype Interactive, acquired last month, is the developer of Meridian 59, the first 3-D graphical multi-user dimension (MUD) game over the Internet, that already has more than 12,000 beta users worldwide. In addition, Studio 3DO has expanded its development of original content with new talent and titles including Killing Time and BladeForce.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, market demand and acceptance for the company's current and future products, the company's ability to develop and ship future products, and the consequences of competitive factors in the marketplace. Further information on potential factors which could affect the company's financial results are included in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1996.

The 3DO Company, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., designs, integrates and sells advanced interactive technology and software titles for the mass market. With offices in North America and Europe, the company licenses technologies and creates entertainment software for 32-bit and 64-bit video game platforms, the personal computer market and the Internet. Additional company information is available on the World Wide Web at www.3do.com and on America Online (keyword: 3DO). -0-

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CONTACT: The 3DO Company

Shernaz Daver, 415/261-2792

Tuesday Uhland, 415/261-3142
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