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Verizon gets game

Mon, 09/12/2005 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner, CED

Verizon has launched a premium PC games-on-demand service powered by Exent Technologies' EXEtender technology.

Verizon is offering the service to its high-speed Internet subs. The "Unlimited" tier runs $14.95 per month; a "Family Place" service featuring casual and card games is $7.95 per month.

Verizon also offers free game services with RealNetworks Inc.'s RealArcade and Wild Tangent. It also operates the Verizon Game Network, a service for "serious" PC gamers powered by CNET/Gamespot that runs $7.95 per month.

Exent's platform automatically checks for hardware compatibility and handles the secure installation and downloading of the game. Exent has a similar deal with Comcast Cable.

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