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TMCNet:  Konami and G-cluster Announce Strategic Partnership on Cloud Gaming

[February 27, 2013]

Konami and G-cluster Announce Strategic Partnership on Cloud Gaming

TOKYO & ESPOO, Finland & PARIS --(Business Wire)--

G-cluster Global and Konami are proud to announce today their partnership on Cloud Gaming. The first Konami Games will be available on the G-cluster platform from this Spring 2013.

G-cluster offers operators the most deployed cloud gaming platform that allows users to play across the TV and multiple mobile devices. G-cluster instantly turns the TV into the equivalent of a game console without the need to buy expensive hardware.

"Konami is one of the most talented and respected publishers in the world. Having them joining our platform is a great honor and fantastic news for us and our operating partners in the world," said Sevan Kessissian, Senior Vice President of content and strategy at G-cluster.

Konami and G-cluster to disclose the first line up titles in near future

Konami is using the G-cluster SDK in order to provide end users with best in class Cloud Optimized versions.

The G-cluster Content SDK is currently being used by several leading major and independent game studios.



The G-cluster Cloud Gaming Platform continues its expansion

After Ubisoft, Disney (News - Alert) and Warner Bros., Konami joins the more than 35 major game studios distributed on the G-cluster Cloud Gaming platform.

With G-cluster's service expansion, videogames publishers will be able to reach more than 10 Million households in 2013. The G-cluster Platform is a great new revenue opportunity for game studios and telecom operators.

The G-cluster Cloud Gaming Service is creating new revenue streams for carriers and ISP's and increases their ARPU by enhancing customer loyalty and justifying high bandwidth usage such as fiber or LTE (News - Alert).

About G-cluster Global Corporation

Founded in 2000, G-cluster is the first and largest cloud gaming platform accessible to more than eight million game players worldwide. G-cluster provides a fully-featured white label service offering casual and AAA games playable over broadband networks, regardless of the device used to access the service.

The company's client base includes Broadmedia Corporation, SFR (News - Alert) and Orange, and content partnerships with leading game studios such as Disney and Ubisoft. G-cluster is headquartered in Tokyo, with offices in Pittsburgh, PA; Espoo, Finland and Paris. For more information, please visit <http://www.gcluster.com/> or follow G-cluster on Twitter (News - Alert) at @GclusterGlobal.

About Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. strives to create unique and thrilling products for customers all over the world through the planning, production, manufacturing and sale of social media content, online games, home video games, arcade machines, card games, mobile phone content, toys, music/video software.

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