2009 Game Developers Conference(R) China Joins Forces With Video Games Live to Grow Cultural Appreciation of Games in China

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ -- Video Games Live (VGL), the world's
largest and most successful video game orchestra, will be performing at the
Shanghai Hongku Soccer Stadium on October 13, in conjunction with the closing
day of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) China 2009. A complimentary ticket
to VGL will be issued to those who purchase a GDC China VIP Pass before
September 19, 2009. GDC China presented by Think Services, a division of
United Business Media, will return to the Shanghai Convention Center, October
11-13 of this year.

    VGL is a video game based orchestral concert series featuring video
footage, synchronized lighting, and on-stage interactive segments that
demonstrate the wonders of video game music. VGL has been growing in
popularity since its sold out debut in July of 2005, and has attracted more
than 300,000 concert goers across the Americas, Europe, Oceana, and Asia.
Created by renowned music producers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games
Live integrates video game classics with the most current tunes from online
games, creating an immersive experience for the audience. This will be VGL's
first showing in China.

    "Together with GDC China, VGL aims to create an event that caters to the
interests of the local Shanghai audience and strengthen Chinese support for
the culture and art of video games in China," explained Meggan Scavio, GDC
China Event Director.

    For more information on the 2009 Game Developers Conference  China,
please visit www.gdcchina.com.

    About the Think Services Game Group
    A core provider of essential information to the professional game
industry, the Think Services Game Group offers market-defining content, and
drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and
research products and services. These include Game Developer Magazine, Game
Developer Research, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com,
GameCareerGuide.com, WorldsInMotion.biz and other Gamasutra Network websites,
the Game Developers Conference , the Game Developers Conference  Austin, the
Game Developers Conference  Europe, the Game Developers Conference  China, the
Game Developers Conference  Canada, GDC Mobile, the Game Career Seminars, the
Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards.
To learn more, visit www.tsgamegroup.com.

    About Think Services, a division of United Business Media
    Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using
educational events, consulting, training, certification, membership, and
innovative media. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn
from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong
brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its
products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game
Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer
magazine, the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), and HDI.
Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global media and
marketing services company with a market capitalization of more than $1.6
billion. To learn more, visit www.think-services.com.

    Contact:         Audrey Shen
                     Think Services, a division of United Business Media
                     (86-21) 62787488-8701

                     Ben Veechai / Brian Rubin
                     Think Services Game Group / fortyseven communications
                     415-947-6280, 212-391-4707
                     bveechai@think-services.com / brian@fortyseven.com

For further information:

For further information: Audrey Shen of Think Services, a division of
United Business Media, (86-21) 62787488-8701, ashen@ubmtechnology.com.cn; or
Ben Veechai of Think Services Game Group, +1-415-947-6280,
bveechai@think-services.com; or Brian Rubin of fortyseven communications,
+1-212-391-4707, brian@fortyseven.com, for Think Services Web Site:
http://www.think-services.com                 http://www.gdcchina.com       

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