RealNetworks Delivers Holiday Hear And Cheer With Rhapsody And Realarcade Special Offers
Gift Subscriptions for Leading Online Music & Games Services Make Holiday Shopping Hassle-Free
SEATTLE — November 2, 2005 — RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) is helping make holiday shopping hassle-free this year with special savings on gift subscriptions to its Rhapsody® and RealArcade® online services. Starting today, consumers can visit www.real.com/gifts to purchase gift subscriptions to the award-winning Rhapsody online music service and to RealArcade, the preeminent online downloadable casual games service, at substantial holiday savings.
“Whether you’re shopping for a music lover or a game aficionado, Real has a convenient and affordable way to buy them the perfect gift,” says Jackie Lang, vice president of consumer marketing of RealNetworks.
Rhapsody’s special holiday offers let consumers give the gift of online music, with a choice between giving packages of a one-month Rhapsody Unlimited subscription with 10 downloads for just $12.99, three months with 15 downloads for $29.99, or six months with 20 downloads for $49.99 — all at more than 30% savings. Consumers can also buy packs of 20 or 50 music song downloads that their special someone can use to build their digital music collection. Lucky gift subscription recipients get access to the Web’s best music experience, with the ability to stream an unlimited number of songs from Rhapsody’s library of over 1.3 million songs and much more.
On the games front, RealArcade is available with multiple subscription offers including: a three-month GamePass™ for $19.99, a six-month GamePass for $37.99 and a full year GamePass for $69.99. Gift recipients will receive a full version game of their choice each month, from a library of over 320 downloadable games and over 100 online Web-based games in every category ranging from arcade and kid’s favorites to classic word and card games. RealArcade’s library includes some of the most popular downloadable PC games like Super Collapse II, Feeding Frenzy and Shape Shifter, plus special holiday titles, and new games added every week.
Rhapsody is the award winning online music service that gives consumers access to a catalog of over a million songs. In addition to streaming an unlimited amount of music, Rhapsody subscribers can download an unlimited number of songs to their PC’s hard drive from Rhapsody’s library and enjoy them on- or offline for as long as they remain subscribers. Rhapsody subscribers can also create custom commercial-free internet radio stations based on their favorite artists, access over 100,000 artist based radio stations or 100 pre-programmed Internet radio stations, and view more than 1,500 music videos within the service. In addition, Rhapsody subscribers enjoy a 10% discount on albums and songs purchased through the service. Downloads cost just 89 cents each and most albums are $8.99.
RealArcade offers consumers a fun, unique and compelling way to discover, acquire and play PC games — bringing together a wide array of games and services in a single, easy to use environment. RealArcade provides play-before-you-pay access to the best in downloadable games (titles such as Super Collapse II, Diamond Mine, and Red Ace Squadron), free online Web games, broadband games, and Palm games. Integrated game manuals, message boards and user ratings enable RealArcade users to play their games with greater ease and knowledge. RealArcade also recognizes and manages retail CD titles and top shareware games, giving users a one-stop destination for games on their PC. Features such as download and installation management, automatic check of system requirements and integrated e-commerce make acquiring and playing games a fun, easy and reliable experience for consumers. RealArcade is available for free at: www.RealArcade.com.
ABOUT REALNETWORKS, INC.
RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including Rhapsody, RealPlayer® 10, and casual PC and mobile games. RealNetworks has more than 2.2 million paid subscribers to its premium digital media http://www.real.com. Broadcasters, network operators, media companies and enterprises use RealNetworks’ products and services to create and deliver digital media to PCs, mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. RealNetworks’ corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com/company
RealNetworks, RealPlayer, Rhapsody and RealArcade are registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. GamePass is a trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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