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Pogo to Fly with Gogo In-Air Multimedia Platform

Leading digital interactive entertainment company Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: EA) has announced that Pogo, its online gaming destination, will make three of its games available for free on Gogo’s new in-air multimedia platform, which is currently live on all Gogo equipped Alaska Airlines and select Delta Air Lines flights.

With just a few quick clicks, these games are now at passengers’ fingertips—even when they’re in the air. Pogo is claimed to be the first game provider to provide free entertainment on Gogo’s in-air multimedia platform. It was announced today, Feb. 16.

Pogo will offer airline passengers three games, including First Class Solitaire, MONOPOLY and Mahjong Safari—for free. Passengers who want to play more games on Pogo.com can access the site through Gogo’s in-air Internet service, and log-in using their Pogo account.

Passengers can purchase a segment pass to access the Internet through Gogo for anywhere between $1.95 and $14.95 depending on the length of the flight.

“Pogo games offer the perfect distraction for the plane,” says Beatrice Spaine, VP, Publishing Pogo at Electronic Arts. “Sometimes you just need five minutes of fun to improve your mood on a long flight. Our games are easy enough to pick up and play and entertaining enough to keep you seated for an entire cross-country flight.”

“Our new platform represents the convergence of in-flight connectivity and in-flight entertainment; and we’re helping our airline partners enable a richer, more compelling in-flight experience,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief marketing officer. “By working with Pogo.com, we are excited to offer another exciting entertainment option at 30,000 feet.”

Photo courtesy: Gogo

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