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METAL & LACE: THE BATTLE OF THE ROBO BABES -- MEGATECH'S NEW COMBAT GAME SHAKES UP ONTARIO PARLIAMENT

 TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Megatech Software:
 This week's release of Megatech Software's new game for the IBM PC, "Metal & Lace: The Battle of the Robo Babes," provoked a strong response from members of Ontario's parliament and the attorney general's office. On Nov. 1, a week before release of the game, conservative MPP Elizabeth Witmer urged the parliament to condemn the game and demanded a rating system for electronic games similar to movie ratings. Marion Boyd of the attorney general's office echoed Witmer's sentiments. Megatech's game -- not yet viewed by Witmer or Boyd -- will hit software stores in mid-November.
 Concern over the game, which features Japanese Anime (AN-ih-may) art and furious game action by gladiators -- both male and female -- in robotic armor, appears to stem from the fact that the game's upgrade diskette includes Anime women disrobed to the waist. Megatech's Metal & Lace, voluntarily rated NR-13 and selling for $49.95, depicts no nudity. Those who buy the NR-18 upgrade diskette, in which above-the-waist frontal nudity is shown, must show proof that they're at least 18 years old. Players must fax or mail in proof of age when ordering the NR-18 upgrade diskette selling for $5. Phone orders are taken at 800-258-MEGA.
 "We at Megatech are not against rating games, in fact, we chose to rate ours," says Program Director Kenny Wu. "In this game, we're promoting Anime art, not sex. You wouldn't put a jacket on Venus de Milo. This is art. An art form, available in computer games, only through Megatech."
 Metal & Lace's combat action rivals that of Streetfighter II for the Super Nintendo. Players buy robotic armor to fortify their gladiators, concocting strategies to defeat a variety of foes including the Ultimate Champions.
 Megatech Software is a division of Liberty International Components, manufacturers of passive components to the electronics industry. Megatech pioneered the use of Anime art in top-quality computer games.
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 /CONTACT: Sharon Rummery of Jump Start, 415-583-6422, for Megatech Software/


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