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‘Age of Conan’ by Funcom wins ‘Best MMO of E3’ awards

Funcom is proud to announce that ‘Age of Conan’ received multiple E3 awards as the ‘Best Game of Show’ in the MMO genre.

Funcom is proud to announce that ‘Age of Conan’ received multiple E3 awards as the ‘Best Game of Show’ in the MMO genre. The game went on to win awards from the three world leading gaming websites IGN, Gamespot and Gamespy.

Gamespot awarded the game ‘Best Massively Multiplayer Game’ of E3 and said “based on what we saw it’s the most promising massively multiplayer game in development today”. Gamespy awarded the game ‘Best MMO’ of E3, and stated “every time we see it, it manages to look better and better.” IGN handed out two awards for Conan, both as the best overall MMO as well as the best PC MMO, and reasoned “When you talk about the greatest fantasy writers of the 20th century, there's no disputing the two names at the top of the list: J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard …We've been waiting for an authentic Conan game for a long time and Funcom's certainly on track to deliver an experience worthy of the license.”

“The MMO genre is one of the most competitive in gaming today, and earning an award as the ‘Best MMO of E3’ from the three major gaming websites is a great achievement for Funcom” said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom. “These awards are a testament to the quality of our game. They show that ‘Age of Conan’ is seen by the world’s leading gaming sites as the best MMO currently in development.”

More information, screenshots, forums and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website www.ageofconan.com .

‘Age of Conan’ is a Showcase Game for Windows Vista, and is scheduled for release in Q4 2006.

Links to award pages:

www.gamespot.com/features/6151435/p-13.html (Winner- Best Massively Multiplayer Game)

www.gamespy.com/articles/709/709100p19.html (Winner- Best MMO)

http://games.ign.com/articles/709/709355p2.html (Winner- Best Persistent World Online Game)

http://pc.ign.com/articles/709/709220p2.html (Winner- Best PC Persistent World Online Game)

http://pc.ign.com/articles/709/709220p4.html (Nominee- Best PC Game of show)

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