Razer Continues to Expand its Board of Advisors with Gaming Veterans

Middle East – Jan. 30th, 2011 – Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, is pleased to welcome Ed Fries to its Board of Advisors. Ed brings to the table 28 years of gaming industry expertise, helping Razer stay on top of its game in delivering the best to gamers worldwide.

Ed Fries created his first video games for the Atari 800 in the early 1980s. He joined Microsoft in 1986, and spent the next ten years as one of the founding developers of both Excel and Word. He subsequently left the Office team to pursue his passion for interactive entertainment and created Microsoft Game Studios.

Over the next eight years, he grew the team from 50 to over 1,200 people, published more than 100 games including more than a dozen platinum titles, co-founded the Xbox project, and made Microsoft one of the leaders in the interactive entertainment business. In 2004, Ed retired as Microsoft Vice President to pursue other video game business interests, as board member, advisor, and consultant to a broad range of publishers, independent game developers and media companies.

“Ed Fries is a video game industry legend who brings significant experience, knowledge and insight to Razer’s Board of Advisors,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Creative Director of Razer. “With his unrivalled passion and innovation, he will certainly have a positive impact on Razer’s future direction.”

“Razer is a company developing some of the most advanced gaming technologies in the industry right now.  I look forward to working with the team and providing guidance to continue their successful line of gaming products and developing new growth opportunities.” said Ed Fries, Former Vice President Microsoft Game Studios, CEO  Figure Prints, and Co-founder Airtight Games.

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