On Command Adds New PlayStation(R) Titles

'Crash Bash(TM),' 'Spyro: Year of the Dragon(TM)' Newest Additions To

On Command's Interactive Television Platform for Hotels



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from On Command Corporation

    DENVER, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 On Command Corporation (Nasdaq:   ONCO), the leading provider of in-room
 interactive entertainment, Internet services, business information and guest
 services for the lodging industry, today announced the introduction of two new
 PlayStation games for hotels. Beginning immediately, "Crash Bash" and
 "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" for the PlayStation game console will be available
 at more than 280,000 hotel rooms served by On Command, including rooms at
 Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Inter-Continental,
 Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Wyndham and others.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000718/SFTU067LOGO )
     The new games join an extensive line-up of PlayStation titles featured
 over On Command's interactive television platform, including
 "You Don't Know Jack Vol. 2," "CTR: Crash Team Racing,"
 "Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!," "Tomb Raider Last Revelation" and "Rayman 2."
     "The 'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Spyro the Dragon' titles are two of Sony
 Computer Entertainment America's most successful PlayStation series," said
 Irene Marsh, On Command's director of cable & special programming. "Both games
 are rated 'E' for everyone and can be played by business travelers or families
 on vacation. We are excited that the adventures of these popular characters
 continue and that our hotel partners can offer the latest and greatest
 PlayStation titles to their guests."
     Spyro is back in "Spyro: Year of the Dragon." Join Spyro as he celebrates
 the Year of the Dragon in an egg-citing new adventure! A new batch of dragon
 eggs have arrived and the Dragon World hums with festivities. But a
 disgruntled Sorceress has hatched her own plot to steal them all! Dragonkind
 could become egg-stinct unless Spyro and his new friends can rescue them all
 and defeat the evil Sorceress. "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" features
 four all-new playable characters, 30 completely new worlds, a wide variety of
 mini-games-including skateboarding and boxing-as well as a slew of enemies
 that will test the mettle of our fire-breathing friend.
     "Crash Bash" is a 3D arena-based battle game starring the famous orange
 bandicoot, Crash. Crash and his friends (and those nasty foes) are back, and
 they're ready to ride, race, jump and battle it out to the finish in the fifth
 installment of the popular, multi-million-unit selling Crash Bandicoot(TM)
 series. "Crash Bash" features signature Crash-style game play with animated
 characters, humorous antics, boisterous actions, brilliant and vivid worlds,
 frantic battles, heart-pumping chases, adventure and puzzles. With
 seven, four-player competitive events and game play that varies between
 fast-paced, intense, head-to-head battles and adrenaline-rushing races for
 points, players will be tested on their skills, agility and perseverance. Once
 again, Crash Bandicoot and his team must save the planet, as the fate of the
 world depends on the outcome of these games.
     The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates both
 "Crash Bash" and "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" "E" for everyone. For more
 information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.
     On Command's interactive television platform provides hotels with
 state-of-the art in-room entertainment and information services through the
 television. Guests simply "point-and-click" with their television remotes to
 access newly released feature films, Internet access, guest services and
 PlayStation games. Hotels equipped with On Command's gaming services include a
 PlayStation game controller in every room. Guests may purchase unlimited game
 play per hour, and may take advantage of an on-screen "How to Play" guide that
 enables them to optimize their experience by being able to learn the game
 outside of playtime.
 
     About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
     Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the
 entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation game console and the PlayStation
 2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment
 system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the
 most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network
 terminal in the coming broadband era.
     Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment
 America Inc. markets the PlayStation game console and develops, publishes,
 markets and distributes software for the PlayStation game console and the
 PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system for the North American market.
 Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves
 as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned
 subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
 
     About On Command
     On Command Corporation (www.oncommand.com) is the leading provider of
 in-room interactive entertainment, Internet services, business information and
 guest services for the lodging industry and its guests. Based in Denver, with
 offices across the United States and around the world, On Command annually
 serves more than 250 million guests through nearly one million rooms in
 approximately 3,400 hotel properties. These hotel partners include more than
 100 of the most prestigious hotel chains and operators in the lodging
 industry:  Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts, Bass Hotels & Resorts
 (Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), Fairmont, Four Seasons,
 Hyatt, Loews, Marriott (Courtyard, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and Residence
 Inn), Radisson, Ramada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels
 and Four Points), and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. On Command is listed on the
 NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol ONCO, and its warrants are traded under
 the symbols ONCOW and ONCOZ.
 
     "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" was developed by Insomniac Games, Inc. Founded
 in 1994, Insomniac Games, Inc. is a multimedia software developer with an
 exclusive multi-title contract with Universal Interactive Studios, Inc.
 Insomniac specializes in creating cutting-edge games that break the boundaries
 of available technology, using real-time 3D technology, graphics and game
 play. The company is based in Universal City, Calif.
     Cerny Games is a consulting company providing production, game design and
 programming services to the videogame development community.
     "Crash Bash" is developed by Eurocom in association with Cerny Games.
 Cerny Games is a consulting company providing production, game design and
 programming services to the videogame development community.
     The "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" and "Crash Bandicoot" characters and
 likenesses thereof are licensed from Universal Interactive Studios, Inc.
 Universal Interactive Studios, Inc., (UIS), a part of the Universal Studios
 Consumer Products Group, develops, produces and licenses original and existing
 Universal Studios movie and television brands across multiple gaming
 platforms.
     UIS is most noted for producing the best selling "Crash Bandicoot" and
 "Spyro the Dragon" franchises for the PlayStation game console. Universal
 Studios Consumer Products Group is a division of Universal Studios
 (www.universalstudios.com), a diversified entertainment company and a
 worldwide leader in motion pictures, television, home and location based
 entertainment. Universal Studios is a unit of The Seagram Company Ltd., a
 global entertainment and beverage company.
 
     Certain of the above statements, other than statements relating to the
 historical performance of On Command, constitute forward-looking statements
 within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
 uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the actual
 results, performance, or achievements of On Command, or industry results, to
 differ materially from future results, performance, or achievements expressed
 or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and
 other factors include, among others:  general economic and business conditions
 and industry trends; the regulatory and competitive environment of the
 industry in which On Command operates; uncertainties inherent in new business
 strategies; new product launches and development plans, including the future
 profitability of such added services and the large capital expenditures
 involved; rapid technological changes; the acquisition, development and/or
 financing of telecommunications networks and services; the development and
 provision of new services, including the customer acceptance and use rates;
 future financial performance, including availability, terms and deployment of
 capital; the ability of vendors to deliver required equipment, software and
 services; availability of qualified personnel; changes in the nature of key
 strategic relationships with hotel chains and their franchises, including the
 renewal of existing agreements on favorable terms; and competitor responses to
 On Command's products and services, and the overall market acceptance of such
 products and services. These factors are also discussed in On Command's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent
 filings on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements (and such
 risks, uncertainties and other factors) speak only as of the date hereof, and
 On Command expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate
 any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein, to
 reflect any change in On Command's expectations with regard thereto, or any
 other changes in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such
 statement is based.
 
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SOURCE On Command Corporation
    DENVER, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 On Command Corporation (Nasdaq:   ONCO), the leading provider of in-room
 interactive entertainment, Internet services, business information and guest
 services for the lodging industry, today announced the introduction of two new
 PlayStation games for hotels. Beginning immediately, "Crash Bash" and
 "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" for the PlayStation game console will be available
 at more than 280,000 hotel rooms served by On Command, including rooms at
 Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Inter-Continental,
 Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Wyndham and others.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000718/SFTU067LOGO )
     The new games join an extensive line-up of PlayStation titles featured
 over On Command's interactive television platform, including
 "You Don't Know Jack Vol. 2," "CTR: Crash Team Racing,"
 "Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!," "Tomb Raider Last Revelation" and "Rayman 2."
     "The 'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Spyro the Dragon' titles are two of Sony
 Computer Entertainment America's most successful PlayStation series," said
 Irene Marsh, On Command's director of cable & special programming. "Both games
 are rated 'E' for everyone and can be played by business travelers or families
 on vacation. We are excited that the adventures of these popular characters
 continue and that our hotel partners can offer the latest and greatest
 PlayStation titles to their guests."
     Spyro is back in "Spyro: Year of the Dragon." Join Spyro as he celebrates
 the Year of the Dragon in an egg-citing new adventure! A new batch of dragon
 eggs have arrived and the Dragon World hums with festivities. But a
 disgruntled Sorceress has hatched her own plot to steal them all! Dragonkind
 could become egg-stinct unless Spyro and his new friends can rescue them all
 and defeat the evil Sorceress. "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" features
 four all-new playable characters, 30 completely new worlds, a wide variety of
 mini-games-including skateboarding and boxing-as well as a slew of enemies
 that will test the mettle of our fire-breathing friend.
     "Crash Bash" is a 3D arena-based battle game starring the famous orange
 bandicoot, Crash. Crash and his friends (and those nasty foes) are back, and
 they're ready to ride, race, jump and battle it out to the finish in the fifth
 installment of the popular, multi-million-unit selling Crash Bandicoot(TM)
 series. "Crash Bash" features signature Crash-style game play with animated
 characters, humorous antics, boisterous actions, brilliant and vivid worlds,
 frantic battles, heart-pumping chases, adventure and puzzles. With
 seven, four-player competitive events and game play that varies between
 fast-paced, intense, head-to-head battles and adrenaline-rushing races for
 points, players will be tested on their skills, agility and perseverance. Once
 again, Crash Bandicoot and his team must save the planet, as the fate of the
 world depends on the outcome of these games.
     The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates both
 "Crash Bash" and "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" "E" for everyone. For more
 information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.
     On Command's interactive television platform provides hotels with
 state-of-the art in-room entertainment and information services through the
 television. Guests simply "point-and-click" with their television remotes to
 access newly released feature films, Internet access, guest services and
 PlayStation games. Hotels equipped with On Command's gaming services include a
 PlayStation game controller in every room. Guests may purchase unlimited game
 play per hour, and may take advantage of an on-screen "How to Play" guide that
 enables them to optimize their experience by being able to learn the game
 outside of playtime.
 
     About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
     Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the
 entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation game console and the PlayStation
 2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment
 system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the
 most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network
 terminal in the coming broadband era.
     Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment
 America Inc. markets the PlayStation game console and develops, publishes,
 markets and distributes software for the PlayStation game console and the
 PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system for the North American market.
 Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves
 as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned
 subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
 
     About On Command
     On Command Corporation (www.oncommand.com) is the leading provider of
 in-room interactive entertainment, Internet services, business information and
 guest services for the lodging industry and its guests. Based in Denver, with
 offices across the United States and around the world, On Command annually
 serves more than 250 million guests through nearly one million rooms in
 approximately 3,400 hotel properties. These hotel partners include more than
 100 of the most prestigious hotel chains and operators in the lodging
 industry:  Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts, Bass Hotels & Resorts
 (Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), Fairmont, Four Seasons,
 Hyatt, Loews, Marriott (Courtyard, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and Residence
 Inn), Radisson, Ramada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels
 and Four Points), and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. On Command is listed on the
 NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol ONCO, and its warrants are traded under
 the symbols ONCOW and ONCOZ.
 
     "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" was developed by Insomniac Games, Inc. Founded
 in 1994, Insomniac Games, Inc. is a multimedia software developer with an
 exclusive multi-title contract with Universal Interactive Studios, Inc.
 Insomniac specializes in creating cutting-edge games that break the boundaries
 of available technology, using real-time 3D technology, graphics and game
 play. The company is based in Universal City, Calif.
     Cerny Games is a consulting company providing production, game design and
 programming services to the videogame development community.
     "Crash Bash" is developed by Eurocom in association with Cerny Games.
 Cerny Games is a consulting company providing production, game design and
 programming services to the videogame development community.
     The "Spyro: Year of the Dragon" and "Crash Bandicoot" characters and
 likenesses thereof are licensed from Universal Interactive Studios, Inc.
 Universal Interactive Studios, Inc., (UIS), a part of the Universal Studios
 Consumer Products Group, develops, produces and licenses original and existing
 Universal Studios movie and television brands across multiple gaming
 platforms.
     UIS is most noted for producing the best selling "Crash Bandicoot" and
 "Spyro the Dragon" franchises for the PlayStation game console. Universal
 Studios Consumer Products Group is a division of Universal Studios
 (www.universalstudios.com), a diversified entertainment company and a
 worldwide leader in motion pictures, television, home and location based
 entertainment. Universal Studios is a unit of The Seagram Company Ltd., a
 global entertainment and beverage company.
 
     Certain of the above statements, other than statements relating to the
 historical performance of On Command, constitute forward-looking statements
 within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
 uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the actual
 results, performance, or achievements of On Command, or industry results, to
 differ materially from future results, performance, or achievements expressed
 or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and
 other factors include, among others:  general economic and business conditions
 and industry trends; the regulatory and competitive environment of the
 industry in which On Command operates; uncertainties inherent in new business
 strategies; new product launches and development plans, including the future
 profitability of such added services and the large capital expenditures
 involved; rapid technological changes; the acquisition, development and/or
 financing of telecommunications networks and services; the development and
 provision of new services, including the customer acceptance and use rates;
 future financial performance, including availability, terms and deployment of
 capital; the ability of vendors to deliver required equipment, software and
 services; availability of qualified personnel; changes in the nature of key
 strategic relationships with hotel chains and their franchises, including the
 renewal of existing agreements on favorable terms; and competitor responses to
 On Command's products and services, and the overall market acceptance of such
 products and services. These factors are also discussed in On Command's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent
 filings on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements (and such
 risks, uncertainties and other factors) speak only as of the date hereof, and
 On Command expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate
 any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein, to
 reflect any change in On Command's expectations with regard thereto, or any
 other changes in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such
 statement is based.
 
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