February 18, 2010

ImpulseTV Goes Live on Stardock’s Impulse Digital Distribution Platform

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock has pulled back the curtain on ImpulseTV, the latest major feature to come to the popular digital distribution platform, Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com). Hosted by Jason Ocampo, formerly of IGN and Gamespot, and Brian Clair, formerly of Avault.com, ImpulseTV is designed to let people see games and software as they really are in order to get a better idea of whether they want to buy it or even try out the software. ImpulseTV features hands-on walk-throughs, game tutorials and tips, spotlights and demos on AAA and indie games alike, unbiased and outspoken expert commentary and more.

"There's a lot of real gems out there that people would normally never hear about," said Ocampo. "With ImpulseTV, we hope to shed some light on great games - both famous and unknown."

Stardock continues its tradition of revolutionary digital download platform features with ImpulseTV, adding an innovative social networking aspect to the platform's latest feature. ImpulseTV easily finds online friends with similar gaming tastes and fans will be able to view who has downloaded games featured on an episode of ImpulseTV, chat with them, participate in discussions stemming from each episode, or decide to purchase the game - all from the ImpulseTV episode screen.

CEO of Stardock Brad Wardell states, "We will be constantly enhancing the features of ImpulseTV over the course of the next year. With ImpulseTV, fans obtain access to intelligent, honest conversations about games and everything they might need to make a decision about purchasing that game - everything from video, commentary, online friends who have that game, chats, discussions and more all in one. It really enhances the Impulse package as a whole and I'm proud of what the team has accomplished."

With Impulse, users purchase their game and can then immediately download and install the game through the Impulse client which seamlessly manages updates, community features and more. Games become part of that user's account such that when a user purchase a new machine, a user can simply re-download the Impulse client, logon to their account and re-download all their purchases, even years into the future. Download Impulse at www.impulsedriven.com.

About Stardock

Stardock is one of the world's leading developers and publishers of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, the highest rated and best selling PC strategy game of 2008 as well as the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Object Desktop, WindowBlinds, and a host of other programs for customizing the Windows experience. Learn more about Stardock by visiting www.stardock.com.

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