WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 20, 2007 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of consumer Internet and media services, today announced that it has launched NetZero® Games Unlimited and Juno® Games Unlimited. For only $5.95 per month, members get unlimited access to over 100 downloadable and online multiplayer casual games.
"These new NetZero and Juno subscription packages are a great value for people who like fun, easy-to-access, easy-to-play games at an affordable price," said Mark R. Goldston, chairman and chief executive officer of United Online. "For $5.95, which is less than you would pay to download and play a single game on some game sites, you can play all of our games for an entire month."
By logging on with a username and password at http://games.netzero.net or http://games.juno.com, NetZero and Juno Games Unlimited members can play over 100 of the Web's most popular casual games including Bejeweled®, Poker Superstars 2, Galapago, and Sudoku Quest. Games are arranged by category, such as Mahjong games, Puzzle games, Arcade games and Kids games. Downloadable games can be played online or downloaded with either a broadband or narrowband connection and played offline. Multiplayer games like Pool, Bejeweled, Big Kahuna Reef and more can be played online over any Internet connection.
Unlike hardcore computer and console games that may require advanced equipment, special controls and large amounts of computer memory, casual games feature simple rules and quick download times, allowing players to generally begin playing in just minutes.
The North American market for casual games is estimated at $281 million in sales this year according to market research firm DFC Intelligence. The global market is already close to $1 billion in annual sales.
Once they have signed up for the service, members can populate a My Games which displays recently played and favorite games each time the member logs in.
About United Online®
United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD) is a leading provider of consumer Internet and media services. The company's Content & Media services include social networking (Classmates) and online loyalty marketing (MyPoints). Its Communications services include Internet access (NetZero, Juno), and email. United Online is headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA, with offices in New York, NY; Fort Lee, NJ; Renton, WA; San Francisco, CA; Schaumburg, IL; Orem, UT; Erlangen, Germany; and Hyderabad, India. For more information about United Online, please visit www.untd.com.
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