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CrossFire Launching As First Third-Party Free-To-Play Title On Origin

IRVINE, Calf. and TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Interactive, a leading North American free-to-play game publisher, and G4BOX Inc., a North American publisher and distributor of interactive online entertainment media, are proud to announce that starting January 25, Origin™ customers will be able download and play SmileGate's breakout action title, CrossFire. The first free-to-play game from a third-party publisher available on EA's direct-to-consumer gaming platform, CrossFire and CrossFire Europe are alternate-reality military action games that pit teams of players against each other and the environment, in a battle for supremacy. With more than 4.2 million concurrent users globally and 10 distinct game modes, CrossFire challenges players to create strategy and exploit tactics in order to claim victory. New gamers that sign up and download CrossFire through Origin will receive an exclusive starter package that includes in-game bonuses to experience gain, combat enhancements and free player respawns.

"In today's gaming economy, it is rare to see a game succeed without multiple entries into the market, and finding outlets that share our vision of global support are hard to find," said Jungsoo Lee, vice president of live production for SG Interactive. "Origin allows us to showcase CrossFire to a brand new community of gamers, adding to our 4.2 million user base and opening up to us a world that may not have otherwise known about CrossFire."

Origin offers fast and safe game downloads for more than 500 PC titles from EA and other leading game developers. In addition, Origin features provide a more dynamic and convenient play experience for the gamer. Beyond the fast download capability, automatic log-in and built-in customer service, Origin in-game overlay and chat features make for a livelier gameplay environment, and cloud saves let gamers save and continue games from any computer, anytime, anywhere. For more information about Origin, please visit http://www.origin.com.

CrossFire  & CrossFire Europe  are regional versions of the same fast-paced military-themed combat online action game, pitting two competing mercenary forces, the Global Risk and the Black List, against each other in a war-torn world. Players can choose from a massive armory of realistic firearms, explosives, hand-to-hand weapons and personal body armor used by military forces worldwide. Single and unit-based combat scenarios and location-specific damage combined with popular movie culture create adrenaline-fueled action-packed battles in 10 different gameplay modes including Free-for-All, Escape, Hero, Team Death Match, Elimination, and Search and Destroy. Developed by SmileGate, CrossFire is the largest first-person online shooter in the world with more than 4.2 million concurrent users globally. To get up-to-date information on CrossFire's Community and Fan Pages, check out the following links:

CrossFire: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Crossfireonline Websitehttp://crossfire.z8games.com/    Twitter – @CrossFireonline

CrossFire Europe: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Crossfireeurope Websitehttp://crossfire.gamerage.com/    Twitter – @Crossfire_EU

About G4BOX INC G4BOX INC is the North and South American publisher of parent company SmileGate's military online FPS CrossFire, with the goal of becoming a leading publisher and digital media distributor of free-to-play online video games. Founded in 2006, G4BOX is built on the principle that online, community-based video games offer unique and compelling gaming experiences with untapped mass market potential and wide social appeal. Based in Toronto, Canada, G4BOX employs a staff of widely-talented and culturally diverse employees, headed by an experienced and imaginative management team. In publishing CrossFire, the world's largest first-person online shooter with more than 4.2 million concurrent users globally, G4BOX continues to deliver the highest-quality free-to-play action game experience though its proprietary gaming portal, Z8Games. For more information about G4BOX and its current product offerings, please visit www.z8games.com.

About SG Interactive SG Interactive is a leading publisher of micro-transaction high-quality free-to-play online games. Founded in 2006 in the small community of Irvine, Calif., SG Interactive's mission is to creating a game experience focused on engaging gameplay, player accessibility and the very best game support for our growing online community. The official US publishing arm of SmileGate, SG Interactive provides an eclectic and ever-expanding catalogue of gaming experiences that includes the popular MMO first-person shooters CrossFire, CrossFire: Europe , and Project Blackout, the addictive action brawler Grand Chase, the anime-inspired casual golf game Pangya, and the expansive role-playing world of Trickster Online. With goals set on publishing triple-A free-to-play games to current and next-gen multi-platform outlets, SG Interactive is dedicated to driving innovation to the MMO market through its proprietary online gaming portal, http://gamerage.com.

Press Contact: Steven NaPublic RelationsSG Interactive & G4BOX Steven.Na@sgiwest.com(949) 341-0590

SOURCE SG Interactive

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