Battle of the Sexes PT II

Bristol, England 27th August 2007: XboxGameZone today announced its upcoming event The Battle of the Sexes - Part II. In the summer of 2005 XboxGameZone hosted the UK’s first‘Battle of the Sexes’ event, the 4 day long battle between the Girls and Boys saw 25 matches played across in excess of 9 Xbox Live™ titles. Sadly the Girls lost (albeit by the tiniest margin) and have been out for revenge ever since…. far be it from us to stand in their way so we’re hosting another one!

Thanks to the huge success of the original Battle of the Sexes XboxGameZone is proud to confirm the support of leading game publishers including Microsoft, Ubisoft and Codemasters as well as the full support and involvement of community partners www.PanicZoom.eu, www.Britxbox.co.uk and the all girl team PZ Fallen Angels

“XboxGameZone’s previous Battle of the Sexes was a warmly received change from the normal tournaments we see online, and this was reflected in the strong reaction from the community taking part. We're eager to see their reaction again to this fantastic tournament and we hope that the community steps up to the challenge” Chris Easton Online Marketing Manager, Ubisoft UK

"We're delighted to be able to support sites such as Xbox Game Zone who are fundamental in the growth and the support of our gaming community. Additionally and perhaps more importantly, it's obvious that the girls will win :)" - Samantha "Satine" Russell, Senior Community Manager from Codemasters.

"Having been involved in playing in the inaugural event back in 2005, I'm thrilled that PanicZoom have the opportunity to partner XGZ in what I'm sure will be an extremely popular and competitive event” said Paolo Cuturi Co-Founder&Content Manager of PanicZoom.eu.“Recent statistics suggest that up to 38% of gamers are women - the trouble is those figures represent largely single-play only. We hope exciting events like these will encourage more women to venture into the competitive world of online gaming. Hopefully going some way in reshaping the image of female gamers, helping raise industry awareness of the female market and prove that women can enjoy the same games as men".

Michael Rossell, Editor and Event Manager, Britxbox.co.uk said:“Britxbox is pleased to be supporting our partner XboxGameZone with their latest tournament: The Battle of the Sexes. All too often female gamers are trivialised or pigeon holed into playing games like Animal Crossing, we know better, we know that there are some girls out there who love putting plate sized holes in their opponents…with shotguns.

XGZ embraced this attitude with their last Battle of the Sexes event in 2005 and we're happy to be supporting the latest Battle of the Sexes event.”

Battle commences Friday 7th September continuing for one week as the girls take on the boys once more across a range of Xbox™&Xbox360™ titles promising players explosive fun from Bomberman Live to Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.

XboxGameZone and The Battle of the Sexes welcomes players of all ages and skill levels so if you fancy a taste of the action why not stop by and get your name down. Taking part couldn’t be simpler; you will find full details on the event and how to enter on this link http://www.xboxgamezone.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1217&Itemid=85

As with all XboxGameZone events entry is FREE, better yet you could be in with a chance to win one of 5 cool goody bags filled to the brim with gaming goodies so what are you waiting for, get over to XboxGameZone and sign yourself up now!

Editor Denotes

About XboxGameZone

Founded in August 2004 XboxGameZone is a UK based gaming community bringing our users all the latest in features, news and review’s however our primary focus is that of our tournaments and events. Our community is important to us and enjoys an environment where all are welcome regardless of age, gender or skill level. XboxGameZone is a member of the XCN (Xbox Community Network) allowing us to provide even more great content including exclusive news and interviews. We enjoy close links with the gaming industry whilst maintaining our independence and impartiality allowing us to provide you with the best in events, competitions and content.

Contact:

Lisa Bidder

General Manager

+44 (0)7867776183

http://www.xboxgamezone.co.uk

lisa.bidder@xboxgamezone.co.uk

About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated sales of€680 million for the 2006-07 fiscal year. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About Codemasters:

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in the US, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com

About Paniczoom

www.PanicZoom.eu is Europe's newest premier online team gaming community for Xbox360 players of all levels. Uniting the most popular features of modern multiplayer gaming communities we combine our cutting edge gaming tournament and ladder system with multi-talented, multi-lingual administration and refereeing staff to enhance your team-based gaming with an immersive competitive experience as well as providing support and community features. This includes an online forum system, communications and support network, and regular content from our professional editorial team, including news, reviews, previews, interviews and articles focused upon online playable and team based gaming for a truly pan-European audience.

About Britxbox

www.britxbox.co.uk launched in 2002 and has since grown to be the largest and most active Xbox Community in the UK with an average 58,000 unique hits a month, 5674 registered forum users and over a million posts. A leader in the area of offline events, Britxbox hosted the first ever UK Xbox Exclusive LAN Event in 2003 and broke the Gaming LAN mould with their 2005 'Join the Ghosts' event in association Ubisoft. Britxbox.co.uk continues to be the home of the most vibrant community and has plans to re-launch the site with an even greater community focus in the near future.

About PZ Fallen Angels:

PZ Fallen Angels is a new all female clan that offers a safe and fun environment for female gamers. Sponsored by European gaming community PanicZoom.eu we welcome female gamers of all skills, so whether you’re just after an informal chat with other female gamers or prefer some serious competitive clan matches you can be sure of a friendly face at PZ Fallen Angels.

If you’re looking to join or just want more information please contact one of the team’s leaders via Xbox Live, Xx GrnVelvet xX, DemonFirefly GD, xFURRIEx


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