ATARI CORP. UNVEILS NEW WORLD WIDE WEB SITE, NAMES COMPUSERVE AS OFFICIAL COMMERCIAL SUPPORT SITE

Type http://www.atari.com on the World Wide Web or GO JAGUAR on CompuServe

SUNNYVALE, Calif. Oct. 6, 1995 Atari Corp. Friday morning unveiled its new JAGWIRE World Wide Web domain.

JAGWIRE features the creative integration of eye-popping graphics, animation, audio and descriptive text for Web browsers to enjoy in the leisure of their home or office. The site was created by ATOMIX Inc., an Emmy Award-winning new media house in Hollywood. The JAGWIRE Web site URL is http://www.atari.com.

The installation of the JAGWIRE Web domain is an anchor for a network of official support offered to gamers throughout the world. In concert with the explosive trends of the Internet and the World Wide Web, Atari has named CompuServe its official Jaguar 64 commercial on-line support site.

CompuServe access is as little as $9.95 a month and offers full access to the Internet and the World Wide Web, as well as exclusive features not available on any other system, such as the Atari Jaguar forum. Type GO JAGUAR to access 24-hour on-line support on CompuServe or call toll-free 800/848-8990.

Two independent on-line publications have also pledged a bond to the JAGWIRE network by offering exclusive news, reviews and previews of Jaguar 64 products in each of their issues. Atari Explorer Online offers in-depth coverage of Atari products from cover to cover. Silicon Times Report is distributed worldwide each week and features computer and video game coverage of interest to everyone.

Both publications are downloadable from CompuServe or can be found through direct links with Atari's JAGWIRE Web site.

"Atari has made the commitment to make shopping and obtaining support for the Jaguar 64 as simple for modem users as possible," stated Donald A. Thomas Jr., director of Atari Customer Service Marketing.

"To do that, we have installed the best domain created by the best creative people, accessible through the best access lines (T3) and supplemented by the best commercial on-line services of CompuServe, and the best on-line publishing support. Users can sample game images, hear game sounds, find out where to buy them and make buying decisions based on reliable and accurate resources."

Jim Pascua, marketing manager of CompuServe, added that his company has also made serious commitments to the evolution of global access at economic rates and with maximum access. "New updates to our on-line software will revolutionize how users can access the Internet and the finest commercial on-line service in the world simultaneously. We are proud of Atari's designation, and we feel it is in step with the direction this industry is taking."

Atari's new JAGWIRE Web site is installed now. Web browsers may be set to the URL of http://www.atari.com. The site features easy access icons to a great deal of product information, including game descriptions, screen shots, release schedules, ordering information and real-time registration in Atari's mailing list.

CompuServe's Jaguar forum features downloadable magazines, screen shots, reviews, software, conferences, contests and a very active message base to host non-stop interaction between Jaguar enthusiasts and Atari personnel.

For more than 20 years, Atari has provided consumers with high-quality, value-priced entertainment. Atari markets Jaguar, the only American-made advanced 64-bit entertainment system, and is located in Sunnyvale.

CompuServe is an H&R Block company. Founded in 1955, H&R Block, a diversified services company, is the world's leading tax preparation and on-line information services company. CompuServe operates the most comprehensive network in the world, providing on-line services to more than 800 corporate customers worldwide.

H&R Block Tax Services provided tax-related services for almost one in every seven returns filed with the IRS in 1995, and served 17.1 million taxpayers in more than 9,500 offices worldwide. NOTE: Atari is a registered trademark of Atari Corp. Jaguar is a trademark of Atari Corp. CompuServe is a trademark of CompuServe Information Service. ATOMIX is a trademark of ATOMIX Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owning companies.