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April 24, 2002 -- San Jose, CA -- GLOBAL VR's flagship product, the VR Vortek has placed #1 for April 2002 in PlayMeter Magazine's prestigious 'Operator's Choice Equipment Poll.'

PlayMeter is a monthly industry publication with a circulation of 5000 subscribers of industry professionals. The Operators choice has been ranked the number one industry poll and reflects important feedback operators are receiving from players. In a highly competitive market, the equipment poll assists operators in identifying strong earners and ultimately helps them make their purchasing decision.

The Vortek platform, a favorite among players, competed against 21 other simulators including the ever- popular Daytona in the April poll in which150 operators were polled. The PC based VR Vortek System is available in Standard and Deluxe models and features upgradeable hardware, exchangeable software, unique virtual reality interface, low customer costs, longer product life cycle and Blockbuster titles such as Heavy Gear II, SIN, Beach Head 2000, Beach Head 2002 and Incoming. The combination of the platform, diverse titles and upgrade kits has proved a winning formula for higher operator earnings.

"The results of the Operator's Poll are truly a testament to the quality of the game and of the durability of the Vortek system. We are pleased to see that operators have acknowledged these qualities and the tremendous success of the game in The PlayMeter Poll."

Other noteworthy industry recognitions include the 'Players Poll' in Replay Magazine where the Vortek, featuring Beach Head 2000 placed 2nd as players' choice. The two back - back honors validate that GLOBAL VR's has truly established itself among the very best in the coin-op industry.

GLOBAL VR is the world's leading manufacturer of coin-operated video games based upon home gaming technology. With the exploding home gaming market expected to approach $35 billion worldwide, GLOBAL VR is leveraging the massive investment in development of home games, to trigger a renaissance in the out-of-home video game industry. Global VR has development agreements with the world's leading game publishers Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI) Infogrames (NASDAQ :IFGM) and Rage (FTSE:RGE) that give it the exclusive rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, Heavy Gear and Incoming. The company's first platform, the VR Vortek, was recently ranked #1 Video Simulator by PlayMeter Magazine.

For further information please contact:

Wes Harris
Phone: (408) 597-3400 ext: 2443
Fax: (408) 597-3431

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