DUBLIN, Ireland, December 20 /PRNewswire/ --

- PopCap.com Helps Reduce Holiday Stress

As if offering up family-friendly, stress-busting games wasn't enough, PopCap Games are going further to help beat Christmas stress by giving customers 50% off all games at http://www.popcap.com until January 3rd 2008. (i)

PopCap joined forces with the Stress Management Society (UK) in 2007 to prove their games' stress relieving properties. Neil Shah, Director, The Stress Management Society (http://www.stress.org.uk) says: "A study conducted by The Stress Management Society showed that playing puzzle games like a PopCap Game for as little as 5 minutes a day has stress relieving benefits."

Now PopCap is helping customers with holiday stress by offering a Christmas gift option they don't even have to leave the house to buy. When you purchase a PopCap Game (currently at half price!), you receive a printable/email-able record. This arrives via email within a few minutes and can be sent directly to the recipient, or forwarded by the purchaser...or even printed out and stuffed in a Christmas stocking.

Ex-Atomic Kitten, popstar Natasha Hamilton, is also mother to two young boys and has found PopCap games (particularly Bookworm) a great way to relax with her kids. She says:

"Now that the boys are older, we play some educational computer games together, including PopCap's Bookworm, which helps them learn to spell. It helps strengthen your bond and you can share some quality time together. Playing games together such as Bookworm is also fun and great for development and stimulation of the mind. Now that I know online casual games are proven to help combat stress, I will be making time for my PopCap a day!"

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(i)Offer valid only for games downloaded from 18/12//2007 through 03/01/2008. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer applies only to individual titles compatible with your PC/Mac; excludes multi-game packages, mobile games, iPod games, CD-ROMs and console products. Void where prohibited by law.

Cathy Orr corr@popcap.com +353-87-225-6488

Cathy Orr: corr@popcap.com, +353-87-225-6488