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COMPANY/NUMBER OF USERS & DESCRIPTION

MICROSOFT INTERNET GAMING ZONE (200,000 users): The Web site hooks up players with online versions of its own games, as well as Monopoly and others from Hasbro. With no subscription fees for now, it relies on advertising for revenue.

TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK (TEN) (26,000 users): Features 10 popular games, including Quake. Subscribers have two ways to pay: $29.95 a month for unlimited use or $1.95 per hour.

MPLAYER (50,000 users): Mplayer offers popular games such as Diablo. Its pricing recently switched from $19.95 per month to $29.95 per year.

AMERICA ONLINE (8 MILLION users): The No. 1 online service plans to unveil CyberPark this summer. Members will roam a virtual 3D theme park filled with games. Pricing is expected to be an additional charge over AOL's $19.95 monthly fee.

BERKELEY SYSTEMS BEZERK (80,000 users): A popular game, You Don't Know Jack, hits the Net on this new Web site. Free to users, beZerk will depend on ad revenues.

DATA: COMPANY REPORTS, BUSINESS WEEK


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