JAY-Z, EMINEM AND DJ HERO™ CELEBRATE GROUNDBREAKING COLLABORATION IN SURPRISE PERFORMANCE KICKING OFF E3

Tuesday 2nd June/... JAY-Z and Eminem– two of the music industry’s most influential and successful artists– performed together on Monday night at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate their collaboration with DJ Hero ™, the highly-anticipated new game which will bring DJ culture and new music genres including hip-hop, electronic, R&B and soul music to the successful Guitar Hero® platform.

Last week Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced that JAY-Z and Eminem will contribute some of their popular songs to DJ Hero and will collaborate on a special branded edition of the game that will include an advanced version of the game’s turntable controller, a metal traveling case that transforms into a performance-ready DJ stand and two exclusive music CD compilations featuring greatest hits and new mixes from each artist. JAY-Z and Eminem will both provide downloadable content later this year that will give DJ Hero fans fresh mixes of their material.

“JAY-Z and Eminem are innovators and they share a vision for expanding their genre by letting fans embrace technology and music in new and exciting ways to get the most out of the experience,” said Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of Guitar Hero.“JAY-Z and Eminem embody an entire generation and will continue to influence popular culture. Now their fans can experience what it’s like to play the music, mix the music and compete with themselves and others in a game that expands with the user.”

“A DJ has the ability to use music to control people's emotions and is responsible for the entire vibe of a room, a club or a party,” said JAY-Z.“ DJ Hero is the first video game that allows everyone to enjoy the unique experience

of creating that environment.”

“I came up doing freestyle battles on local stages with other MCs and DJs,” said Eminem.“DJ’ing is an essential part of hip-hop and DJ Hero will give people all over the chance to experience the music from the other side of the turntables.”

DJ Hero immerses fans into DJ culture and a sea of music as they take turns with their friends, scratching songs, playing along to the hottest tracks and ruling the party. The game’s innovative turntable controller was created exclusively for the game and features familiar DJ tools including a fully-rotating turntable, sample buttons, effects dial and cross fader. Players master various DJ techniques as they play along to visual cues for scratching, blending, cross fading and sampling, and can also add their own creative spark by choosing to add a variety of effects, samples and scratches. Social expression is heightened with euphoric multiplayer gameplay where two DJs can battle competitively or have a player join in to emcee over any track in the game using any USB compatible microphone. Additionally, gamers can rock together as DJ Hero features DJ-guitar exclusive mixes played with a turntable controller and Guitar Hero® guitar controller.

DJ Hero is part of a highly anticipated fall video game lineup that includes Guitar Hero® 5 and Band Hero™ , which will redefine how consumers interact with music. Through unique partnerships with some of the hottest rock, hip-hop and top 40s artists, these games are bringing more fun ways to explore, share and participate in music for millions of people around the world.

DJ Hero is being developed by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and the Wii™ system from Nintendo. The game is not yet rated by PEGI or the BBFC. For more information about DJ Hero , please visit djhero.com.

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