Gamestrata.com ranking service launches

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 11:49 GMT

And here it is. According to the company behind the site, “GameStrata provides players with the most comprehensive data and statistics available on their own gameplay, allowing gamers to prove once and for all how they stack up against the best players in the world.”

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PRESS RELEASE
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Rule Your Personal Leaderboard… GameStrata Launches Today

Unparalleled Skill-Tracking Tools and Leaderboards Now Available for Battlefield 2, Lost Planet, and More

San Mateo, CA – January 29, 2008 – GameStrata, the premier developer of community tools for gamers, today announced the launch of gamestrata.com, a new online community and ranking system for gamers. In cooperation with publishers of popular online games, including EA’s Battlefield 2, Capcom’s Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Sega’s Universe at War, Activision’s Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and Sega’s upcoming title, The Club, GameStrata provides players with the most comprehensive data and statistics available on their own gameplay, allowing gamers to prove once and for all how they stack up against the best players in the world.

“Whether you are playing a simple, casual game or a really immersive first person shooter, everyone wants to know where they rank,” said Lance Smith, CEO of GameStrata. “You may be surprised to see your stats, but you will likely be even more surprised to see how you stack up against your friends!”

GameStrata members can use the site’s broad array of game-tracking tools to analyze their own skills, and share their stats with friends and competitors. More than just keeping score, the extensive data analyses of GameStrata track every aspect of the game, providing statistics for accuracy, a user’s favorite weapon, kills scored on specific classes, and more. Users can proudly display their rankings in an overall profile, listed on a public “MyStrata” page for all to see. Gamers can also add select stats and achievements on other social networks, throwing down the gauntlet to their fellow gamers and friends on sites such as Facebook.

Members will be able to bring their entire guild or clan on board, building a clan site within GameStrata for any or all of their games, arranging new matches with rival groups, and keeping track of their friends’ latest accomplishments with a daily clan news feed. In addition, GameStrata will integrate users’ profiles with their achievements in existing third-party award systems, including Xbox Live Achievements. Allowing gamers to come together with rich community features, forums, user-provided game tips and advice, GameStrata’s unique offerings will enhance the game experience for several top-tier online titles.

Gamers can sign up now or request an invite to join and find out where they stand at www.gamestrata.com.

About GameStrata
GameStrata, Inc., located in San Mateo, California, is a premier provider of online tools and statistical data for gamers and game publishers. Founded in 2007, GameStrata provides leaderboards, player rankings, and persistent, comprehensive statistics for popular online games, allowing players to track their progress and compare their performance in games on a variety of platforms. GameStrata provides unparalleled data and tracking tools for the most popular online games. For more information about GameStrata, visit www.gamestrata.com.

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.

About SEGA of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.

About Electronic Arts, Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM, and POGOTM. In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

Capcom, Lost Planet, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.

Guitar Hero® & Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock © 2005-2007 Activision Publishing, Inc. Guitar Hero, Activision and RedOctane are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All Gibson marks, logos, trade dress, guitar models and related rights provided pursuant to license from Gibson Guitar Corp.

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