*XBOX NATIONS* The final countdown: just five days until you can make history with Xbox LIVE and Guinness World Records

In just five days, Xbox LIVE aims to make history and you’re invited! At 18:00 on Saturday 23 rd April, Xbox LIVE and Kinect Sports will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the‘largest online 100m sprint’. So jump off the sofa, work up a sweat and become a world record holder with Xbox.

Join us to take part alongside potentially millions of other Xbox LIVE members in the UK and across the world.  To participate, just follow these three simple steps:

-          First, to log your participation sign into your Xbox LIVE account, find Xbox Nations on the dashboard, and follow the instructions to download the Guinness World Record gamerpic before the official start time of 18:00

-          Before the race starts, load your copy of Kinect Sports, choose Mini-Games from the Main Menu screen, select 100m Dash and then how many people you would like to participate (1– 4 players). Finally, select Continue and you’re ready to race in the 100m mini-game!

-          At 18:00, run the 100m dash as normal, with up to four people

If being a world record holder isn’t enough, we’ll also reward you with an exclusive Xbox LIVE and Guinness World Record Avatar T-shirt.

Last week, we partnered with England Cricketer Graeme Swann, Winter Olympics Gold medalist Amy Williams, Olympic medalist in gymnastics Louis Smith and the“Lewis Hamilton of table tennis” Darius Knight for a warm up ahead of the Guinness World Record attempt*. Darius managed to set a benchmark time of 9.20 seconds in the process.  If you think you have what it takes to beat Darius, why not set you and your friends a challenge to beat their time whilst you make history!

There will also be a whole host of other amazing‘Play and Win’ prizes available through Xbox LIVE throughout the weekend, including:

·         Chance to meet and train with WBA World super lightweight champion Amir Khan

·         A pair of VIP Premier League tickets for a match of your choice during the 2011/2012 season

·         Reebok trainers and clothing

·         Microsoft Points

·         Free Zune Passes

The Guinness World Record attempt is part of Xbox Nations, a free LIVE weekend offering all members the chance to experience Gold membership features for free from 9am Thursday 21 st April until 11.59pm on Monday 25 th April.

Xbox Nations will give you free access to multiplayer gaming and social networking such as Facebook, plus some amazing discounts on content including a 50% discount on Arcade games illomilo, Plants vs Zombies and 3D Ultra Mini Golf.  There are also fantastic discounts on Kinect Add-ons such as 50% off Your Shape Fitness Evolved: Toned Body and Bollywood downloads and up to 33% off Dance Central tracks such as Rihanna’s Disturbia, as well as a 50% discount on FIFA 11 Live All Seasons League Add-on. Thanks to our friends at Sega, we’re bringing you their catalogue of classic games for a steal too, so make sure you take full advantage!

For more information please see our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/xboxuk?sk=app_173587339360295 or contact Baz Singh ( baz_singh@jcpr.com) / Rebecca Rippin ( Rebecca_rippin@jcpr.com).  


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