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October 12, 1995

ACCLAIM SNAPS UP PROBE HERE, SCULPTURED OVER THERE

By CBR Staff Writer

Ownership of another of the leading British computer games developers is going abroad. Probe Entertainment Ltd of Croydon, developer of Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, FIFA Soccer, Primal Rage, Batman Forever, Terminator 2 and Alien 3, is selling out to Glen Cove, New York games distributor Acclaim Entertainment Inc. Acclaim is also buying Sculptured Software Inc of Salt Lake City, Utah and it says that combined, the acquisitions bring some 250 programmers, musicians, graphic artists and engineers to Acclaim. The Sculptured transaction has already closed but the Probe transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and the usual closing conditions. no financial details were given. Both Probe and Sculptured Software have developed a broad range of proprietary hardware and software technology for fast development, including cross-system compilers, assemblers and linkers; object-oriented tools; high end two- and three-dimensional development systems; video compression code; source-level debuggers; art preparatio n tools; three-dimensional graphics workstations and digital audio and video recording and editing capabilities. Acclaim has already bought Iguana Entertainment Inc earlier this year.

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