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University Studies Show that Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. (TKNK.OB) is on the Right Track

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The University of Central Florida College of Medicine recently announced that it received a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). This study is a strong indicator that Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. (TKNK.OB) is focusing on the right business sector.

The UCF College of Medicine was one of 12 research teams that received first round funding from Health Games Research, which is based at the University of California at Santa Barbara. The RWJR program was established to enhance the available data related to the development and use of interactive games to achieve improved health benefits. The UCF team will study how role-playing games can help prevent people aged 18 to 65 who have a history of alcohol abuse from relapsing.

Debra Lieberman, director of the Health Games Research Program, stated “This groundbreaking study led by the UCF College of Medicine will identify new interactive behavioral health strategies to use in the design of future health games and technologies. Together, the 12 studies funded in this round will help us better understand how people respond to various types of health games, and this will potentially lead to new game-based applications that can more effectively engage and motivate players to improve their health.”

Over 100 research organizations applied to participate in the first round of the research program. The second round of applications will start in January 2009 and will provide up to $2 million in grant funds. All 12 of the first round grantees will receive continued assistance and research resources throughout their studies.

The Teknik XR Station is a physically-interactive, isometric-based video controller that can be connected to any Xbox™, Sony PlayStation2®, GameCube™, or PC-based game. The plug-and-play capability of the controller allows players to immerse themselves in their favorite game. Players can burn up to 250 calories per hour on the system, which allows the user to adjust the intensity level from 5 pounds of resistance to 100 pounds of resistance.

With continuing research on methods to improve our nation’s level of health, it appears that Teknik’s interactive gaming system fits the niche that the study is focusing upon.

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Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. (TKNK.OB) Makes Gaming More Physical

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. (TKNK.OB) is a developer of interactive video gaming software systems. Older gaming systems allowed a player to remain stationary and use only their fingers. This next-generation of gaming systems allows a player to become a part a game.

The Teknik technology goes a step further than the successful Ninendo Wii system. A major benefit of the Teknik gaming system is that it can be used on any personal computer or video game console. Players can now use their bodies and burn calories while playing their favorite video games. There is no longer any need to purchase additional games for a new console.

The XR Station is a physically-interactive, isometric based video controller that is compatible with the Xbox™, Sony PlayStation2®, GameCube™ and PC-based games. The system uses sensors and resistance, which can be adjusted to 8 different levels of intensity. An anaerobic caloric burn can be created by moving the intensity from the feather-light level, which is 5 pounds of resistance, to the weight-lifter level, which provides 100 pounds of resistance.

The XR Station is a plug-and-play system that works with many “off the shelf” games with no additional tools necessary. The system provides fast reaction time (low latency), which has a faster response than the thumb. Players can immerse themselves in a game and not realize they are burning up to 250 calories per hour and building muscle.

Teknik actively promotes leading a healthy lifestyle by organizing events, forums, and gaming leagues. The company hopes to use its technology to address the world’s growing level of youthful obesity.

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Teknik Digital Arts Inc. (TKNK.OB) Launches New Physically Interactive Videogame League: THEXRGAMES.COM

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Teknik Digital Arts announced today the launch of their new videogame league, THEXRGAMES.COM. This site links together video game players around the globe exclusively using the interactive videogame controller designed by Teknik Digital Arts. The site has been approved by the state of Arizona as a non-profit extracurricular activity for all two million children grades K-12 in the state. Players now strive to earn “burn points” on the site, which is a measure of how many calories are burned by using the Teknik controller while playing these new games. So far the site has already recorded more than 4.5 million of these “burn points.”

THEXRGAMES.COM works with most games played on the Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit, Microsoft’s Xbox and Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 and PC. The site will require the use of a new Teknik Digital Arts controller, which provides isometric resistance ranging from 7.5 lbs to 100 lbs in order to burn calories and build muscle. Use of the site also requires a membership, but all Arizona members of THEXRGAMES.COM are eligible to receive free memberships, video games and consoles, as all costs are reimbursed by the State of Arizona’s extracurricular activity tax credit.

The chairman of Teknik Digital Arts, John Ward, stated, “We now have an opportunity to take America’s current pastime, video gaming, to fight America’s number one current health epidemic, childhood obesity. The statistics from the CDC are well known. 2 out of every 3 children are either considered obese or overweight. Video game sales have increased 31% over the last year alone during a recession. 72% of the population between the ages of 6 and 44 play video games.”

Ward is now giving these gamers an opportunity to burn up to 250 calories per hour doing something that they love. Registration is simple and fast at the website, and members have access to online gaming, chat forums, game cheats, and exclusive event photos. Teknik Digital Arts is currently touring the country in a bright orange Hummer H2 to promote this new exercise system and their website. Access to all eight leagues in California is simple, and the anticipation of leagues around the country is tremendous. Visit www.thexrgames.com for pictures, details and ways to sign up for this service yourself!

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Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. (TKNK.OB) Management Team Members are Well Seasoned Experts

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. (TKNK.OB) develops physically interactive video games and software systems for use on personal computers and video game consoles. The objective is to use modern electronic gaming technology to enhance and promote physical activity while playing the game. The company is dedicated to battling the growing obesity problem in children. To do this, Teknik Digital Arts has recruited a management team whose members are experts in both the business and product development sides.

John Ward, chief executive officer, chairman and founder

John Ward has almost three decades experience in several industries including data storage, software, entertainment and wellness. Each position provided additional experience that he currently draws upon to run Teknik Digital Arts. His data storage career included being the founder and CEO of a data storage company that was named as Investor’s Business Daily’s number one performing computer stock. He has volunteered to finance and support children’s sports leagues for over twenty years, clearly displaying his passion for children’s fitness.

Ray Artique, senior vice president of marketing

Ray J. Artigue is a graduate of Arizona State University’s school of Journalism and Mass Communication. He served for 15 years as senior vice president of marketing for the Phoenix Suns basketball team, in charge of all aspects of sales and marketing. Currently, Mr. Artigue is the executive director of the Arizona State University Sports Business MBA Program. Mr. Artigue serves various civic and community organizations and boards. Teknik Digital Arts will clearly benefit from his expertise in sales and marketing.

To assist in product development, Teknik Digital Arts uses two highly renowned medical professionals as consultants.

Dr. Charles B. Corbin is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health and wellness promotion, and youth physical fitness. Dr. Corbin has been a university professor for more than 20 years, and is currently a member of the faculty of the department of Exercise and Wellness at Arizona State University-East. Dr. Corbin is the acknowledged father of the conceptual physical education movement he pioneered at both the secondary school and college levels. Dr. Corbin has produced a number of educational videos, two of which have earned the Telly Award for Excellence. Dr. Corbin was the first author of national physical activity standards for children, published by U.S. governmental agencies. Dr Corbin has authored more than 200 research and professional papers.

Dr. Craig M. Phelps is a primary care sports medicine physician and board certified in family medicine. He has practiced medicine for over twenty years in the Phoenix area. He is currently the team physician to several college and professional sports teams including the Phoenix Suns, WNBA Phoenix Mercury, and student athletes attending Grand Canyon University, Scottsdale Community College, Paradise Valley Community College and Gateway Community College. The company uses his vast experience in sports medicine to develop its products.

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Teknik Digital Arts Inc. (TKNK.OB) – Great Management and Superior Advisors, a Winning Combination

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

When researching a growing company, the prudent investor is one who takes a look at not only the immediate management team, but also the board of directors and/or the advisory team that the company has selected. It’s this talent pool that will plot the course for the company and help them navigate to success. If the management team is weak, is lacking in related experience, or is deficient in strong advisors, then it’s a fair bet that the company is going to struggle.

In the case of Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. (Trading symbol TKNK.OB) none of these issues are a concern. Investors that are exploring this company can feel comfortable knowing that, from the CEO right through to their advisors, the team is “deep and strong.” Teknik Digital Arts is known for the development of physically interactive video gaming software and hardware systems, and they didn’t simply rely on some “technology geeks” to create their vision of “healthy gaming.” Instead, they combined a deep understanding of video gaming technology with experts in the field of isometric conditioning and cardiologic exercise to produce a superior product that would actually promote weight loss, and better health.

As our example, we can look at John Ward, founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has over 25 years experience in the data storage, software, entertainment and wellness industries, and even once founded and ran a company that was named by Investor’s Daily’s as a number-one performing computer stock. Yet he knew that his vast background in technology didn’t necessarily make him an expert in creating a physically interactive video gaming company. To truly ensure that people would receive the benefits of a real health inducing workout, he enlisted the expert counsel of an advisory board with over 40 years of combined experience in fitness and health.

The XR station is the “controller” for the video games, and it uses sensors and resistance to both operate the games and promote the burning of calories. The way it responds and resists motion was based on expert advice from gentlemen such as Dr. Craig M. Phelp and Dr. Charles Corbin. Dr. Phelp is a fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician and is board certified in family medicine. Practicing for over 20 years in the phoenix metropolitan area, Dr. Phelps currently serves as the primary care physician for the NBA Phoenix Suns, and WNBA Phoenix Mercury. He’s also the physician for Ballet Arizona, the team physician for Grand Canyon University, The Scottsdale Community College, The Paradise Valley Community College and The Gateway Community College. His CV goes on and on.

Dr. Corbin has been a professor at Arizona State University for more than 20 years. He is currently a member of the faculty in the department of exercise and wellness at Arizona State University-East. He is the senior or sole author of more than 70 books, and two of Dr. Corbin’s video programs have earned Telly Awards for Excellence for educational videos. He was first author of the national physical activity standards for children, published by the Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Like Dr. Phelps, Dr. Corbin’s resume continues on and on.

By utilizing the experience of such experts in the fields of exercise, wellness, and sports medicine, Teknik Digital Arts brings solid bio-mechanical science to the fun of video game play, and the result is a healthier game player. Teknik offers video game play that helps you lose weight and become more fit. That’s certainly a winning strategy.

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Teknik Digital Arts Inc. (TKNK.OB) – So Who Needs Muscular Thumbs?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Video games aren’t a fad. They aren’t about to fade away or disappear anytime soon. Because of the advances in technology, the games today bring such realism, excitement and involvement that they are now an ingrained way of life for a huge percentage of young Americans. Yet the facts show that young Americans are facing some tremendous health problems and “most” of the video games appear to be contributing to at them, namely obesity and consequent diabetes.

The Mayo Clinic suggests that excess calorie intake, coupled with an inactive lifestyle as children and teens play video games, is causing a virtual explosion in childhood obesity rates. Regular consumption of high-calorie foods, such as fast foods, baked goods and vending machine snacks, combined with a more inactive leisure time, are contributing to weight gain. Loading up on soft drinks, candy and dessert snacks, while quite tasty, are high in sugar and calories. Sedentary kids are more likely to experience weight gains because they don’t burn enough calories through physical activity. Inactive leisure activities such as watching television or playing video games have greatly contributed to the problem.

With that in mind, the people at Teknik Digital Arts, Inc (trading under the symbol TKNK.OB) are innovating the development of physically-interactive video gaming software systems. The company offers physically-interactive video gaming systems for play on personal computers and video game consoles, which provides all video game players with the opportunity to burn calories and build muscle while playing their favorite video games.

How cool is that? Very. Are we talking about playing popular video games, and actually doing enough “work” to burn calories, lose weight and build muscle? Yes indeed, and because the control system is designed to be worked by the entire upper body instead of just the “thumbs”, the entire muscular/skeletal frame comes into play. By adjusting the isometric resistance levels, each player can select the level of workout he or she is comfortable with, from a “very easy” resistance of approximately 5 pounds, to the body building challenges of over 100 pounds.

Can it be effective? Can pushing, pulling, bending and twisting against an isometric resistance to guide your video game actually result in measurable results? Once again the answer is yes. Teknik’s research, along with some of the brightest names in sports medicine, have determined that using the Teknik controller resulted in approximately one pound of lost weight per week. Along with that controlled weight loss, they saw heart rate, blood flow, energy levels, and mental acuity increase. The body’s ability to deal with stress was improved and overall body functions improved.

The fact is that – as technology removes the workload from our backs and moves it to our brains, and our leisure time is filled with more sedentary forms of entertainment – fighting the battle against weight gain will become ever more important. Teknik has developed a way for game players to go with the technological “flow”, while enabling the benefits of weight resistance exercise to be incorporated into the play. That is indeed a most successful combination. Stay tuned to this company for more interesting updates.

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Teknik Digital Arts Inc. (TKNK.OB) is Making Exercise More Fun than Ever

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Teknik Digital Arts is revolutionizing the world of exercise with their new physically interactive video game controllers. Americans have been going crazy over the recent release of the Nintendo Wii because it has the ability to make everyone become physically involved in entertainment. Groups ranging from senior citizens to elementary schoolers can get off the sofa and move while having fun. Teknik Digital Arts is taking this concept to the next level by creating an interactive video game controller specifically meant to improve the physical fitness and well-being of the player.

The XR Station is Teknik Digital Art’s new game controller that promotes healthy video gaming by burning calories and building muscle while playing video games. Each player controls game play with light to moderate upper body movement that works against isometric resistance which can range from 7.5 lbs to 100 lbs. The XR Station works with the XBox, Sony PlayStatlon 2, GameCube consoles, and most PC-based games.

The XR Station requires no special cables, software or equipment to use, as it simply plugs directly into your existing gaming console. It has proven to be instrumental in building muscles, increasing heart rate and has the ability to burn up to 250 calories per hour, all while having fun and playing your favorite video games. The company is currently touring the country in a bright orange Hummer H2 to promote this new exercise system. A list of tour dates and local tournaments is available by visiting their extreme gaming website at www.thexrgames.com.

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Teknik Digital Arts Inc. (TKNK.OB) is “One to Watch”

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. is dedicated to innovating the development of physically-interactive video gaming software systems. The company’s main focus is on physically-interactive video gaming and communities (leagues), both of which encourage the public to use entertainment technology in a healthy way to combat the world’s growing obesity problem.

The company’s product line includes physically-interactive video gaming systems that can be played on personal computers or video game consoles. This revolutionary entertainment technology allows video game players (regardless of the level they play on) the opportunity to burn calories and build muscle while playing their favorite video games.

Teknik Digital Arts offers a physically-interactive, isometric-based video game controller that works with all the major game consoles, such as XBox™, Sony PlayStatlon2®, GameCube™, as well as PC-based games. The advanced controller, called the XR Station, is controlled with light to moderate upper body movement and works against isometric resistance of 7.5 lbs to 100 Ibs, giving anyone the ability to play no matter their fitness level.

The company is led by founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Ward, who has more than 25 years experience in the data storage, software, entertainment and wellness industries. Previously, he founded and served as the CEO for a data storage company that was named Investor’s Daily’s number one performing computer stock. For the past 20 years, he has participated in children’s sports leagues and activities in the Phoenix area. The combination of his entertainment and software expertise, along with his familiarity with children, make him a key asset to Teknik’s management team.

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Announcing Management Presenting Their Companies From Saturday’s SCIA, Teknik Digital Arts Inc. (TKNK.OB) a Featured Company

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Videos of the companies that presented to a full house Saturday, October 7th at the investment conference at the Hilton in Irvine, CA are ready to view online at: www.sciaonline.org.

The 12 company presentations on demand online are:

Ameranth, Inc. — Gaming, Hospitality, Financial Wireless & Internet (www.ameranth.com);

American Enterprise Development Corp. — Havoc Distribution, Inc. the Best Tasting Energy Drink (www.havocenergy.com);

Amtex Machinery, Inc. — (IPO) Buyers and Sellers of Textile Machinery and Manufacturing (OTC: AMXY);

Anderson Resorts International, Inc. — 830 Acre Tahiti Golf, Casino & Beach Resort (www.HuahineBeachResort.com);

Cardium Therapeutics — Cardiovascular Innovative Growth & Repair Products (OTCBB: CDTP);

Modern Medical Modalities Corporation — Diagnostic Imaging to Its Owned & Operated Centers (OTCBB: MODM);

Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. — Physical Interactive, Healthy Video Gaming (OTCBB: TKNK);

The Boggy Creek Prospect — Oil & Natural Gas Drilling Company from TX Using New Technology to Unlock Tight Reserves;

Titan Global Holdings, Inc. — Emerging Growth Telecommunications & Technology Company (OTCBB: TTGL);

US Farms, Inc. — Diverse Agriculture Business/Sales To US & Canada (OTCBB: USFI);

Wi-Tron Inc. — Leader in Ultra-Linear Power Amplifier Technology (OTCBB: WTRO);

World Series of Golf, Inc. — Patent Pending Format Combining Amateur Golf(R) & Poker (www.worldseriesofgolf.com).

The Next Conferences: Saturday, December 2nd 2006, February 3, April 7, June 9, August 4, October 6 and December 1, 2007 at the Orange County Hilton, Irvine, CA. Good undervalued or under-recognized companies desiring support or funding are encouraged to register online one month in advance. Call 949-922-3003 to qualify now. SCIA offers great value with more ongoing exposure on demand for greater benefit.

About Southern California Investment Association:

SCIA National Small Cap Syndicate is a comprehensive national organization developed to facilitate stock support and capital formation for small and emerging-growth companies. The alliance consists of almost 200 influential member firms plus associates including NASD broker/dealers, bankers, investment advisors, analysts, market makers, venture capitalists, fund managers, media and accredited investors. The syndicate provides equity and debt financing, institutional and retail stock support, market making, and mergers and more.

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Join the SCIA – Southern California Investment Association’s Micro Cap Conference This Saturday Morning – in Irvine, CA

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Buy/sell side and accredited investors register now to attend this Saturday, October 7th’s investment conference for growth opportunities from 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Orange County John Wayne Airport Hilton (airport code: SNA), 18800 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92612. For discount, register in advance at: www.sciaonline.org.

Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday cocktail hour receptions are hosted by M & W Financial, Inc., SCIA members and presenters of The Boggy Creek Prospect from, Southlake, Texas. Arrive early Saturday morning for a chance to win their full set of Callaway Golf clubs. Darrell Stone from New York’s Standard & Poor’s will be speaking at the luncheon on: The state of sell-side research and Blue Sky Compliance Issues for Micro-Cap companies. Closed panel discussions for current members held after luncheon. Videos on demand of Saturday’s presenters will be posted by Tuesday.

A listing of companies presenting early Saturday Morning after the breakfast reception are:

Ameranth, Inc. – Gaming, Hospitality, Financial Wireless & Internet (www.ameranth.com); Amtex Machinery, Inc. – (IPO) Buyers and Sellers of Textile Machinery and Manufacturing (PINKSHEETS: AMXY); Anderson Resorts International, Inc. – 830 Acre Tahiti Golf, Casino & Beach Resort (www.HuahineBeachResort.com); Cardium Therapeutics – Cardiovascular Innovative Growth & Repair Products (OTCBB: CDTP); Modern Medical Modalities Corporation – Diagnostic Imaging to Its Owned & Operated Centers (OTCBB: MODM); Teknik Digital Arts, Inc. – Physical Interactive, Healthy Video Gaming (OTCBB: TKNK);The Boggy Creek Prospect – Oil & Natural Gas Drilling Company from TX Using New Technology to Unlock Tight Reserves; Titan Global Holdings, Inc. – Emerging Growth Telecommunications & Technology Company (OTCBB: TTGL); Wi-Tron Inc. – Leader in Ultra-Linear Power Amplifier Technology (OTCBB: WTRO); World Series of Golf, Inc. – Patent Pending Format Combining Amateur Golf® & Poker (www.worldseriesofgolf.com); …and others.

About Southern California Investment Association:

SCIA National Small Cap Syndicate is a comprehensive national organization developed to facilitate stock support and capital formation for small and emerging-growth companies. The alliance consists of almost 200 influential member firms plus associates including NASD broker/ dealers, bankers, investment advisors, analysts, market makers, venture capitalists, fund managers, media and accredited investors. The syndicate provides equity and debt financing, institutional and retail stock support, market making, and mergers and more.

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