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Imagine Media's PSM Names Top 25 PlayStation Games of All Time.

BRISBANE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 1998--In a special first anniversary issue, the editors of PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation Magazine, America's best-selling PlayStation magazine reveal their choices for the top 25 PlayStation games ever released in the United States. Coming in at the No.1 spot was Resident Evil 2, published and developed by Capcom USA Inc.

PSM's "Top 25 Games of All-Time" are as follows: -0-


RANK GAME TITLE PUBLISHER

No.1 Resident Evil 2 Capcom USA Inc.
No.2 Castlevania: Symphony
 of the Night Konami of America, Inc.
No.3 Final Fantasy VII Sony CEA (NYSE:SNE)
No.4 Tekken 3 Namco Hometek, Inc.
No.5 Crash Bandicoot 2 Sony CEA (NYSE:SNE)
No.6 Gran Turismo Sony CEA (NYSE:SNE)
No.7 Tomb Raider Eidos Interactive (Nasdaq:EIDSY)
No.8 Wipeout XL Psygnosis Ltd.
No.9 Street Fighter Ex
 Plus Alpha Capcom USA Inc.
No.10 Colony Wars Psygnosis Ltd.
No.11 Resident Evil:
 Director's Cut Capcom USA Inc.
No.12 Bushido Blade Sony CEA (NYSE:SNE)
No.13 Vigilante 8 Activision Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI)
No.14 Einhander Sony CEA (NYSE:SNE)
No.15 Parappa The Rapper Sony CEA (NYSE:SNE)
No.16 Dead or Alive Tecmo Inc.
No.17 Super Puzzle
 Fighter 2 Turbo Capcom USA Inc.
No.18 Suikoden Konami of America, Inc.
No.19 Klonoa Namco Hometek, Inc.
No.20 Need for Speed III:
 Hot Pursuit Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ERTS)
No.21 NHL '98 Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ERTS)
No.22 NFL GameDay '98 Sony ISA (NYSE:SNE)
No.23 Tekken 2 Namco Hometek, Inc.
No.24 Jumping Flash 2 Sony CEA (NYSE:SNE)
No.25 Ace Combat 2 Namco Hometek, Inc.




"Last year we took an online poll to discover our readers' favorite games," commented Chris Slate, PSM's Editor-In-Chief. "After we published these results in our first issue, we got an enormous amount of mail asking us to reveal our overall favorites. We could not think of a better time to do this that with our one-year anniversary issue. We're also giving our readers a chance to win all 25 in a unique contest."

The September issue of PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation Magazine will be on sale August 18th at more than 50,000 newsstand locations throughout the United States and Canada. PSM guarantees an average paid audience of 200,000 for the second half of 1998.

About Imagine Media, Inc.

Imagine Media Inc., www.imaginemedia.com, founded in 1994, is a privately held media company headquartered in Brisbane, CA. Its publications and Web sites focus on areas of interest which have been revolutionized by the smart uses of digital technology and target people who share passion about these interests. Offering a mix of three integrated media (print, CD-ROM, and the Internet), Imagine publishes market-leading magazines and Web sites which include Business 2.0, Game Buyer, MacAddict, Maximum PC, Next Generation, PC Accelerator, PC Gamer, PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation Magazine, ChickClick.com, the Daily Entertainment Network (theden.com), the Imagine Games Network (imaginegames.com), Imagine Radio (imagineradio.com), and the MacAddict Network (macaddict.com).

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 CONTACT: Imagine Media, Inc.
 J.C. Standish, 415/468-4684, Ext. 727
 E-Mail: jcstandish@imaginemedia.com


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