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Total Entertainment Network acquires Software Creations; Purchase of no. 1-rated BBS brings key talent and broad subscriber base to TEN.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 1995--The Total Entertainment Network(SM) (TEN) staked strategic online territory with last week's purchase of Linton Enterprises Inc., owners and operators of Software Creations(R) BBS.

The Massachusetts-based company will continue to run its renowned bulletin board service, while sharing its extensive resources with TEN.

More than 80,000 people regularly use Software Creations BBS, which maintains an organized file library that contains over 50,000 titles and is updated with 70-100 new files a day.

"As a game-oriented BBS, we provide access to the front lines of computer entertainment," said Dan Linton, president of Software Creations. "So we are thrilled to be a part of TEN, which will be the hottest place to play online."

For three years running, readers of Boardwatch Magazine have chosen Software Creations BBS as the no. 1 BBS in the country. Last month, Software Creations received a 1995 Dvorak Award for PC Telecommunications Excellence, sharing the stage with the likes of Yahoo, Java and Trumpet Winsock. The award recognized Software Creations' continued BBS excellence, including their recent release of WEB BBS(TM), the first fully functional BBS system on the Internet.

"WEB BBS demonstrates the exceptional talent of Dan and his team," said Daniel Goldman, president of TEN. "Software Creations is committed to quality and devoted to games, so our visions are well-aligned. Together we will provide the place to go for online entertainment."

The Total Entertainment Network is a next generation online service offering cutting-edge interactive entertainment. On TEN, participants can play hit computer games while having access to creative tools, editorial commentary and the Internet.

TEN's comprehensive SDK is now being used by leading publishers to bring their content online. TEN's network employs low-latency protocols and can be accessed through the Internet and nationwide dial-up sites. The software will be available initially for Windows 95 and later for the Macintosh.

The Total Entertainment Network, based in San Francisco, is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and Berkman Associates LP. TEN was formed from the merger of Planet Optigon Inc. and Outland Inc., two companies which have been developing online technologies and communities for the last 12 years. To reach TEN, call 415/495-0743 or visit To reach Software Creations, call 508/368-8654 or visit

CONTACT: Kaufer Miller Communications

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Fax: 206/450-9963, MCI Mail: 576-6983

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