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Machine Zone Shifts Into High Gear With The Launch Of Race or Die 2
May 03, 2012 (06:05 PM EDT)

Rapidly Growing Free-to-Play Mobile Game Company Introduces Latest Social MMO RPG Exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Machine Zone, Inc., the successful Silicon Valley mobile social games startup, today released Race or Die 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This social MMO RPG follow-up to Race or Die, utilizes the company's standard-setting, online chat system and shifts the action into high gear with new racing storylines, expanded in-game communities, and engrossing racing game play, plus intense, mobile PVP racing action.

"Our games represent the best of games, social community, and mobile," explains Machine Zone CEO Gabriel Leydon. "Race or Die 2 utilizes our new in-game chat system, which handles chat and messaging activity of tens of millions of players across several billion friendships within games, instantaneously and reliably. It's part of what makes our games sticky and why players are engaged with our titles years after they are launched." 

In Race or Die 2, players can select and customize their favorite cars, build their own pit crew and street racing team, and then race and burn their enemies in real time. Racers will compete against tens of millions of other players and strive to become the leader of their pack. The game is loaded with new features, including highly engaging in-game communities, messaging, and bulletins. Players can also launch several mini-games in chat, and play and share YouTube videos with their friends while remaining in the app.

The original Race or Die launched in July 2010, and continues to be widely played by a large active player base almost two years later. It remains the biggest free, MMO racing game in the App Store, and this new release will allow us to reach even more street racing fans.

Race or Die 2 is available today for free on the App store for iOS 3.0 and later. This is an online game requiring an active internet connection of either 3G or WiFi.

About Machine Zone, Inc.
Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly Addmired) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play mobile social games in the world. Launched in 2008 with Y Combinator funds, Machine Zone has seen explosive annual growth with its highly successful free-to-play games, including iMob 2, iMob, Race or Die, Race or Die 2, Original Gangstaz and Global War, among others. To date, the company has achieved nearly 40 million downloads of their iPhone games. For more information, visit

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