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Bigfoot Networks Partners With TeamSpeak, Vivox and Raptr to Enhance Killer Xeno(TM) Gaming Network Platform

New Bigfoot Partner Program Delivers PC Network Acceleration of Voice Chat, Additional Key Gaming Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/24/09 -- Game Developers Conference -- Bigfoot Networks, the technology company behind the Killer(TM) line of gaming network cards, today announced partnership agreements with TeamSpeak and Vivox to deliver accelerated voice chat on the new Killer Xeno(TM) platform. Killer Xeno, the company's second-generation gaming network card, was officially launched yesterday to bring PC gamers the ultimate gaming experience with hardware-accelerated voice chat. Bigfoot is also introducing its new Partner Program, which allows third party developers and service providers to combine Killer Xeno platform features with key product offerings, ensuring optimal gaming and network performance.

Bigfoot's relationships with industry-leading voice chat service providers TeamSpeak and Vivox will give millions of online gamers worldwide a "hiccup-free," voice-enabled online gaming experience with Killer Xeno. TeamSpeak, a leading provider of voice communication software and integrated solutions, and Bigfoot are optimizing the TeamSpeak 3 VoIP client for the Killer Xeno platform.

"We are excited to be working with Bigfoot Networks and delighted that TeamSpeak 3 will be an integral part of its next-generation Xeno product," said Florence Espinoza, director of sales, TeamSpeak. "TeamSpeak has catered to the online gaming community for years, attracting the same extreme and competitive-play users that are attracted to Bigfoot's products. We are confident that the integrated hardware solution we are working on will meet their demands."

Vivox, the industry proven provider of voice chat for MMOGs, virtual worlds and Web-based communities, has also partnered with Bigfoot to deliver a Killer Xeno-powered Voon(TM) client. Voon is Vivox's newest stand-alone voice application for gamers designed to host live group interactions and large scale events, hosted and managed on the Vivox Network.

The Killer Xeno platform is built around a dedicated Network Processing Unit (NPU) with a full-featured, embedded Linux operating system and native audio capabilities. This system provides the critical performance required by today's applications for highly responsive interactivity, including online gaming and voice chat. With Killer Xeno, online gamers can use multiple network-intensive applications while enjoying the highest quality voice chat experience.

"The goal of the Bigfoot Partner Program is to bring a wealth of online applications and services to an increasing number of Killer gaming network card customers," said George Thorn, vice president of business development, Bigfoot Networks. "Our customers want to do more while they game, including voice chat, downloading, Instant Message, streaming music and Web browsing via overlays. We have a unique and powerful platform that can enable a wide variety of real-time, Web-connected applications without impacting game performance. We are actively seeking new partners to join us in enabling this richer online gaming experience."

Bigfoot is also announcing a co-marketing agreement with Raptr, the social platform for people who like to play and discover games across multiple platforms. This partnership allows both companies to cross-promote each other's brand. Bigfoot will distribute the Raptr client, bundling the product with Killer Xeno. The Bigfoot-Raptr combination will provide a premium gaming utility for users and a platform to communicate with them. Gamers will be able to determine what games their friends are playing across various gaming platforms, and will have the ability to instant message their friends and share their achievements.

To see Bigfoot Networks at the Game Developers Conference 2009, March 25-27, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, please visit us at booth #6406 North Hall (NH).

About Bigfoot Networks

Bigfoot Networks is dedicated to developing groundbreaking networking hardware and software for gamers and mass-market consumers. Bigfoot aims to support the rapidly growing online and competitive gaming markets, in addition to mainstream consumer applications that can benefit from the company's leading technology. Powered by Bigfoot's proprietary Lag and Latency Reduction technology, the company's first product line, Killer(TM) NIC, is the industry's first network interface card (NIC) designed specifically to improve network performance for a smoother, more responsive online game experience. Bigfoot Networks is funded by leading venture capital firms North Bridge Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures. To learn more, visit Bigfoot Networks at www.bigfootnetworks.com.

About TeamSpeak, Vivox, and Raptr.

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