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America Online and GameSpot Announce Alliance.

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DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2003

Relationship Will Add Market-Leading Video Games Content to AOL(R) Games

America Online, the world's leading interactive services company, and GameSpot, the most highly trafficked games content Web site, today announced an alliance that will give AOL(R) members access to GameSpot's comprehensive editorial and broadband game content offering. In addition to GameSpot's game reviews, screenshots, game play movies, hints, cheats, and tips, AOL members will have access to selected content from the GameSpot Complete premium service.

"AOL Games' original broadband programming seeks to bring the entertainment aspects of gaming to the mass market," said Matthew Bromberg, Vice President and General Manager, AOL Games. "Adding the depth and quality of GameSpot's content now gives us an offering that can appeal to everyone, from serious gamers to the casual fan."

AOL Games creates unique and exclusive broadband programming features for online, PC and console gamers, (First Tip, Players Club, Inside the Game and First Play) and also provides online gameplay to approximately 10 million AOL members a month, who average more than 3 hours each month in AOL Games.

"AOL's gaming community is the perfect complement to GameSpot's audience on the Web," said Vince Broady, founder of GameSpot and senior vice president of CNET Networks. "Working with AOL, we're excited to extend the reach and influence of our comprehensive, top-quality games content to the broadest possible audience."

About America Online, Inc.

America Online, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner, Inc. Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.

About GameSpot

GameSpot (www.gamespot.com), a CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNET) property, is the most highly trafficked games content Web site, reaching more than 500,000 unique gamers every day. GameSpot offers gamers free access to tens of thousands of PC and video game reviews, previews, game downloads, video streams, guides, hints and news stories. GameSpot Complete (http://complete.GameSpot.com) is a leading subscription-based online information service for serious gamers. GameSpot Complete features unlimited access to high-quality broadband programming, high-speed downloads, exclusive member discounts and enhanced personalization.
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