GEORGIA VIDEO GAMING COMMUNITY TO CANCER: "PWNED" Charity event features sneak preview of Hi-Rez Studios' action online game Global Agenda™ ATLANTA, Georgia– November 11, 2008 - Hi-Rez Studios, an independent developer of online games, previewed its action massively multiplayer online game Global Agenda to a crowd of nearly 300 attendees at the Computer Arena in Roswell, GA on Saturday, November 8th. Dubbed "MISSION: Pwning for a Cure", the all-day community-oriented event raised over $4,700 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event is part of a multi- year Hi-Rez Studios fund raising campaign toward blood cancer research. The free event allowed game enthusiasts an early preview of the game Global Agenda, currently in closed alpha testing. Attendees created agent characters within the virtual world of Global Agenda, experienced solo and cooperative training missions, and engaged in immersive, objective based, multi-player combat. In support of the budding video game industry in Georgia, the event also included art and animation training seminars conducted by the Hi-Rez Studios development team. The well-attended, interactive sessions demonstrated the sophistication of the technology, tools, and talent involved in the development of a modern computer game. "One of the downsides of covering the gaming industry from Georgia is that one often has to travel across the country to do the job", says Bobby 'Backwolf' Tamburrino, host of the Bobby Blackwolf Show on All Games Radio. "But that's changing. The ability to literally go down the street from my home to attend Pwning For A Cure was a welcome change. Several listeners to our live coverage mentioned that they wished an event like this was in their neck of the wood. That bodes very well for the future of gaming in Georgia" About Hi-Rez Studios Hi-Rez Studios, Inc. was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment and is located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com.