Infogrames' Driver 2 Wins Prestigious Blockbuster Entertainment Award

Voted 'Favorite Video Game of the Year'



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Infogrames, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Infogrames, Inc., (Nasdaq: IFGM) a
 global publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that
 one of its leading video game titles, Driver 2 for Sony PlayStation, won the
 "Favorite Video Game of the Year" award at the Seventh Annual Blockbuster
 Entertainment Awards ceremony held on April 10, 2001.
     Presented by Blockbuster and Entertainment Weekly magazine, The
 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards is one of the world's largest publicly voted
 awards shows.  Millions of Blockbuster customers cast their votes for their
 favorite actors, musicians and video games in more than 5,000 participating
 U.S. Blockbuster stores, as well as in more than 1,400 stores in 14 countries
 around the world, and online at http://www.blockbusterawards.com.
     "Bursting onto the scene in November of 2000, Driver 2 was one of the most
 highly anticipated video games of the year," said Sarah Buxton, vice president
 of marketing for Infogrames, Inc.  "This prestigious award, combined with over
 two million units sold to date worldwide, confirms that Driver 2 is one of the
 hottest properties in the interactive entertainment industry.  The nomination
 also reflects Infogrames' successes as a global company that is committed to
 providing quality games and entertainment to all types of gamers."
 
     About the Driver Franchise
     Developed by Infogrames' Reflections studio, the original Driver was a
 top-selling video and PC game that sold more than 4.5 million units worldwide,
 and generated sales of more than $150 million.  It became an instant global
 sensation on its way to becoming the best-selling PlayStation release of 1999.
 Driver also went on to claim scores of critic's awards and firmly establish
 itself as a cornerstone franchise.
     The sequel to Driver, Driver 2 again features Tanner, the undercover cop
 whose mission is to infiltrate and break-up the mob by posing as a
 "driver-for-hire" or wheelman.  With all new features, including two-player
 mode, curved roads, more vehicles and the ability to get out of the car and
 commandeer other vehicles, Driver 2 harkens back to the classic Hollywood car-
 chase movie thrillers.
 
     About Infogrames
     Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) is a leading publisher and distributor of
 video games for consoles (Sony, Sega, Nintendo, and Microsoft), personal
 computers and Macintosh systems.  The company's award-winning franchises
 include Alone In The Dark, Driver, Deer Hunter, Test Drive, and Unreal.
 Infogrames Inc.'s Humongous Entertainment division is a leader in children's
 entertainment software and its Macintosh publishing label, Macsoft, is the
 number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software.  Based in New York,
 NY, Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames
 Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257) and serves as the headquarters for the
 company's operations in North America.
     Founded in 1983, Infogrames Entertainment SA is a global publisher and
 distributor of video games for all platforms, as well as interactive digital
 television, mobile smart devices (WAP, HDML) and in-flight entertainment
 systems. With Infogrames Entertainment SA's recent acquisition of Hasbro
 Interactive, the company now boasts a line of software based on well-known
 licenses such as Monopoly, Jeopardy, Tonka, and Atari.
     For more information, visit Infogrames' US Web site at
 http://www.us.infogrames.com.
 
     SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
     Certain statements contained in this release are forward-looking
 statements (rather than historical facts) that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
 described.  With respect to such forward-looking statements, the company seeks
 the protection afforded by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995 and other enabling legislation.  Statements contained herein with regard
 to the company's business outlook and prospective operating and financial
 results are based upon management's expectations regarding various factors,
 which may be beyond the company's control.  This statement is not intended to
 identify each and every risk and uncertainty inherent in the company's
 business, and should be read in conjunction with the company's cautionary
 statements contained in its most recent filings with U.S. and foreign
 regulatory authorities.
 
 

SOURCE Infogrames, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Infogrames, Inc., (Nasdaq: IFGM) a
 global publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that
 one of its leading video game titles, Driver 2 for Sony PlayStation, won the
 "Favorite Video Game of the Year" award at the Seventh Annual Blockbuster
 Entertainment Awards ceremony held on April 10, 2001.
     Presented by Blockbuster and Entertainment Weekly magazine, The
 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards is one of the world's largest publicly voted
 awards shows.  Millions of Blockbuster customers cast their votes for their
 favorite actors, musicians and video games in more than 5,000 participating
 U.S. Blockbuster stores, as well as in more than 1,400 stores in 14 countries
 around the world, and online at http://www.blockbusterawards.com.
     "Bursting onto the scene in November of 2000, Driver 2 was one of the most
 highly anticipated video games of the year," said Sarah Buxton, vice president
 of marketing for Infogrames, Inc.  "This prestigious award, combined with over
 two million units sold to date worldwide, confirms that Driver 2 is one of the
 hottest properties in the interactive entertainment industry.  The nomination
 also reflects Infogrames' successes as a global company that is committed to
 providing quality games and entertainment to all types of gamers."
 
     About the Driver Franchise
     Developed by Infogrames' Reflections studio, the original Driver was a
 top-selling video and PC game that sold more than 4.5 million units worldwide,
 and generated sales of more than $150 million.  It became an instant global
 sensation on its way to becoming the best-selling PlayStation release of 1999.
 Driver also went on to claim scores of critic's awards and firmly establish
 itself as a cornerstone franchise.
     The sequel to Driver, Driver 2 again features Tanner, the undercover cop
 whose mission is to infiltrate and break-up the mob by posing as a
 "driver-for-hire" or wheelman.  With all new features, including two-player
 mode, curved roads, more vehicles and the ability to get out of the car and
 commandeer other vehicles, Driver 2 harkens back to the classic Hollywood car-
 chase movie thrillers.
 
     About Infogrames
     Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) is a leading publisher and distributor of
 video games for consoles (Sony, Sega, Nintendo, and Microsoft), personal
 computers and Macintosh systems.  The company's award-winning franchises
 include Alone In The Dark, Driver, Deer Hunter, Test Drive, and Unreal.
 Infogrames Inc.'s Humongous Entertainment division is a leader in children's
 entertainment software and its Macintosh publishing label, Macsoft, is the
 number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software.  Based in New York,
 NY, Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames
 Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257) and serves as the headquarters for the
 company's operations in North America.
     Founded in 1983, Infogrames Entertainment SA is a global publisher and
 distributor of video games for all platforms, as well as interactive digital
 television, mobile smart devices (WAP, HDML) and in-flight entertainment
 systems. With Infogrames Entertainment SA's recent acquisition of Hasbro
 Interactive, the company now boasts a line of software based on well-known
 licenses such as Monopoly, Jeopardy, Tonka, and Atari.
     For more information, visit Infogrames' US Web site at
 http://www.us.infogrames.com.
 
     SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
     Certain statements contained in this release are forward-looking
 statements (rather than historical facts) that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
 described.  With respect to such forward-looking statements, the company seeks
 the protection afforded by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995 and other enabling legislation.  Statements contained herein with regard
 to the company's business outlook and prospective operating and financial
 results are based upon management's expectations regarding various factors,
 which may be beyond the company's control.  This statement is not intended to
 identify each and every risk and uncertainty inherent in the company's
 business, and should be read in conjunction with the company's cautionary
 statements contained in its most recent filings with U.S. and foreign
 regulatory authorities.
 
 SOURCE  Infogrames, Inc.