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Lycos Announces Lycos Games Casual Portal

Veteran web portal Lycos has announced the launch of <a href="http://games.lycos.com/">Lycos Games</a>, its new games portal website that offers a traditional mix of casu...

Simon Carless, Blogger

March 1, 2006

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Veteran web portal Lycos has announced the launch of Lycos Games, its new games portal website that offers a traditional mix of casual titles for the mainstream gamer, combined with exclusive games content not available anywhere else and cash prizes for a number of its free games. In a particularly interesting move, Lycos has announced that it is the first and only portal to offer gamers access to Albatross18: Realms of Pangya, a Korean-developed online, multiplayer, golf game that PC users can download and play for free. It also promises to introduce partners providing additional content and digital media platforms over the next few weeks. "The launch of Lycos Games is another step toward providing consumers access to exclusive content like Albatross18, while giving creators a unique platform to showcase and market original games content," said Alfred Tolle, chief executive officer of Lycos. "Lycos has been pretty dormant in the games space over the past three years, but in the coming months, we will continue to partner with global companies, to bring exclusive new games content to the U.S., giving our millions of Lycos users access before anyone else." Gamasutra will debut an interview with Lycos COO Brian Kalinowski about the company's new strategy on gaming later today, including much more detail on the company's plans.

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Simon Carless


Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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