In the Zone - DWANGO Zone offer

Don't let the Internet slow you down!
Enjoy high-speed, fast-response, real-time play absolutely free*.

DWANGO-Zone, the high-speed game area on the Internet Gaming Zone, is now available in twenty major metropolitan areas. You can currently enjoy the DWANGO-Zone in:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago 312
  • Chicago 847
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Oakland
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • San Jose
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington, DC

And many more cities will be added throughout the year!

In DWANGO-Zone, there's no lag and no waiting ... just real-time play that lets you see your move and your opponents' moves as they happen. Unlike the Internet, the DWANGO-Zone gives you a smooth, virtually lag-free connection, no matter how many players are in the game!

So check it out -- the first hour of DWANGO-Zone is free*! To receive your free hour, go to

and download the DWANGO-Zone software. Or, when in the Internet Gaming Zone, click on DWANGO-Zone and follow the instructions to download the software. Terms and conditions are listed below.**

When you're ready to play, select your game by clicking on the game page and then selecting the DWANGO-Zone Game Room for the city in which you choose to play. Start the game as you normally would in a regular game room -- you can host or join the game. When the host launches, the DWANGO-Zone software will automatically close down your Web browser and dial you into the selected DWANGO-Zone server.

It's simple ... Just follow the sign-up instructions. You can use your free* hour right away or at any time you choose. When you leave the DWANGO-Zone, the software will automatically link you back to the Internet Gaming Zone.

You can play many of your favorite Zone games on DWANGO-Zone: Age of Empires(tm), CART Precision Racing(tm), Monster Truck Madness(R), Flight Simulator 98, and more that will soon be added. Up to eight players can enjoy this fast-response play without game interruption caused by the Internet trying to catch up.

Playing on DWANGO-Zone is fun and affordable -- only 99 cents per hour! So why let the Internet slow you down when you can dial into real-time, multiplayer, online action?

To enjoy fun, fast play . . . get real. Get DWANGO-Zone.

*Connect time charges may apply. Available to new customers only.
**DWANGO-Zone Terms and Conditions

  1. Getting started on DWANGO-Zone is quick and easy. There are several things you need to know about DWANGO-Zone before you play.
  2. DWANGO-Zone is a pay service. You will need to provide a credit card number to participate, and you will be billed 99 cents per hour. Charges will be rounded to the next minute. Applicable sales taxes will be added to the total charges.
  3. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover are accepted by DWANGO-Zone for payment.
  4. DWANGO-Zone is not the Internet Gaming Zone. DWANGO-Zone is a collaboration between Interactive Visual Systems Corporation, the owner and operator of DWANGO, and Microsoft's Internet Gaming Zone.
  5. Playing on DWANGO-Zone may or may not involve a toll telephone call. While DWANGO-Zone makes best efforts to locate its servers in local calling areas, the physical location of your computer might require a toll call. Any charges related to dialing into DWANGO server are your responsibility.
  6. Your use of DWANGO-Zone is subject to the terms and conditions of the DWANGO Customer Agreement.
  7. Use of DWANGO is subject to compliance with all terms and conditions of the Microsoft Internet Gaming Zone agreement.
  8. Use of DWANGO is also subject to compliance with terms and conditions of the license agreements of the games you wish to play.

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