Article published on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
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Santa Clara, CA – Oct 13th, 2010 - (US) Inc., today announced the beginning of the Zentia Open Beta and a new partnership with Raptr, the social platform that allows the community to connect in real-time across multiple gaming platforms. The joint partnership will provide Zentia players the opportunity to connect, compete, and build friendships via Raptr’s community while gaming. Zentia is a 3D free-to-play; charmingly hardcore MMORPG.

The (US) and Raptr partnership will enable Zentia players to communicate directly with each other through in-game chat, discover new players with similar interests, and share game stats in real time. Zentia players can download the Raptr platform now and connect with their friends and guild members. Fan of Zentia can also use Raptr to see what games their friends are playing on PC, Xbox 360 or PS3, as well as chat live via various IM services such as Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, or AIM.

Raptr is also introducing an exclusive in-game item that is only available for Raptr users. The rare item is the “Bamboo Horse” prize. The Bamboo Horse prize is a fast mount that allows players to explore and travel the world of Zentia more quickly than other mounts. Details of the in-game item will be available at

“We’re excited to be working with Raptr. This new partnership will provide us the opportunity to build a deeper relationship with our existing players as well as reach out to new ones,” says Dirk Metzger, VP of Publishing at US.

“Raptr is a big believer in creating connected communities in the gaming world, and we’re excited to help foster that sense of community in Zentia,” says Dennis Fong, CEO of Raptr. “Our work with ChangYou is about enhancing the gameplay experience with social features gamers find useful.”

About (US) (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYOU), a massively multi-player online role playing games (MMORPGs) business, which began operations as a business unit within Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) in 2003. In December 2007, Ltd. was carved out as a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007 and completed an initial public offering on April 7, 2009. runs many of the most popular MMORPGs in China, and has recently launched three free-to-play MMORPGs in the United States: Dragon Oath, Blade Wars, and Zentia.”
Raptr ( is a free service for gamers that tracks gaming activity for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Raptr also makes it easy for gamers to compare their stats, see what their friends are playing, and chat with their friends. Millions of users currently use Raptr to connect with popular social media and IM services like Facebook, Twitter, AIM, Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Steam, Xfire, and Facebook Chat. Raptr is an important partner for the gaming industry, working with a variety of top game companies including ChangYou, Activision, THQ, Sony Online Entertainment, Aeria Games, Gala-Net, GamePro Media, GameSpot, Nexon, NHN, Ntreev, Outspark, and Perfect World. Raptr is available on multiple platforms, with apps available for the PC and the iPhone in addition to the web at