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Crime doesn't pay, and neither do you! Kesmai Corporation, Charlottesville, Va., the world's leader in online multiplayer games, and ENGAGE games, a leader in massively multiplayer games, has announced that a free sample of Legal Crime is now available on Kesmai's online games service, GameStorm ( The real-time strategy game, which takes players back to the organized crime world of 1920's Chicago, will be offered for a limited time to all registrants of GameStorm's "freeview" program. Following this open beta period, Legal Crime will become a permanent part of GameStorm's premium membership offerings. "We are thrilled to add Legal Crime to our huge catalog of exciting, immersive titles," said Mark Kahn, VP of sales and marketing, Kesmai Corporation. "We will continue to offer stellar titles such as this one to ensure that GameStorm remains the largest and most popular games service on the Internet." Developed by Byte Enchanters, Legal Crime invites players to compete as ruthless crime family bosses, gaining power through extortion, bootlegging, entertainment, gambling and troubleshooting. Each player must build his empire through a variety of criminal enterprises, take political and economic control over the city, and crush other gangs through cleverly timed attacks and blackmail. And if the police become a problem, bribes are always an option! System requirements for Legal Crime include Windows 95(R) or 98(R), Pentium 100MHz or better, 16MB RAM, 20MB hard disk space, DirectX 2.0 or higher, SVGA video card with 2MB of RAM, sound card, mouse and 14,400 baud modem. About GameStorm GameStorm is the first "end-to-end gaming nirvana," pulling together the leading massively multiplayer games, the best fast-action service, and award- winning editorial content all in one convenient, easy-to-use game service. Unique partnerships with SegaSoft's HEAT.NET, ENGAGE games online and GameSpot allow GameStorm members to enjoy the largest collection of online games ever assembled in cyberspace, along with the most robust player communities and the most comprehensive collections of downloads, reviews, and Web content. The entire package is offered at the breakthrough price of $9.95 per month for unlimited play. GameStorm is located at The service also offers a "free sample" registration program, which includes limited play of GameStorm's titles at no charge. About Kesmai Kesmai, a News Corporation company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is comprised of three operating units: Kesmai Studios (developer), Aries Online Games (platform technology and third party publishing), and GameStorm (web-based retail games service). Kesmai is known for a variety of immersive, large-scale, persistent-universe games such as Air Warrior, MultiPlayer BattleTech, Casino Poker, and Legends of Kesmai. In addition to the GameStorm service, Kesmai games can be found on AOL, CompuServe, Prodigy, AT&T WorldNet, Concentric Network, EarthLink Network, Delphi Internet, LineOne (UK), Fujitsu (Japan) and numerous major Web sites such as Fox Broadcasting, Fox Home Entertainment, Fox Sports Online, 20th Century Fox Film, Toronto Star, Golf Web and TV Guide Entertainment Network. Kesmai software is also bundled with Microsoft's Windows '98 software and 3Com/U.S. Robotics modems. About ENGAGE games online ENGAGE enabled games offer the finest online multiplayer experience available. Access to ENGAGE games online is provided via the Internet through GameStorm (North America) at, ICL's GamesZone (Europe) at, and Pacific Internet (Asia) at and on America Online at keyword:ENGAGE. Titles include: Claw, Descent III, Claw, Rolemaster: Magestorm, Claw, Darkness Falls, Virtual Pool, Legal Crime, and many more. ENGAGE is more than just an online games service, providing chat, bulletin boards, leaderboards and many other features designed to create the ultimate online multiplayer gaming experience. ENGAGE has a dedicated community of the industry's most experienced online GameMasters to help novice players sharpen their skills quickly, and to provide the veteran players with the most competitive environment available online. ENGAGE's relationships with the industry's top game companies assures online gamers around the world a constant stream of the best content available anywhere online. ENGAGE games online can be found at
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