Xbox™ brings gamers a home away from home with The Xbox 360™ Lounge

LONDON– 26th October 2007– To celebrate the London Games Festival, Microsoft® Xbox has set up the ultimate gamers' paradise– The Xbox 360 Lounge.

Decked out with everything from sofas and cushions to consoles, games and music, The Vinyl Factory in London’s Soho will be transformed into an Xbox lounge room for a whole week, giving lovers of gaming the chance to sample a selection of the 300+ game titles available this Christmas.

There will be something for everyone whether it’s testing your movie knowledge on Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action!, rocking out on Guitar Hero III® and Dancing Stage Universe, knuckling down to some blockbuster shooter action on Halo® 3 and Call of Duty 4, or just burning rubber on Project Gotham Racing 4.

A host of fantastic prizes are up for grabs as hard-core gamers are invited to battle it out with competitions and tournaments throughout the day including a multiplayer Halo 3 tournament.

For those less familiar with gaming, the friendly Xbox team will be on hand to help out with any questions and demonstrations.

The Lounge is open from 12pm to 8pm Mon 29th October– Sat 3rd October, and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday October 28th. There will also be street teams in and around Soho over the whole week, with signs and directions.

The address:

Vinyl Factory Marshall St, London W1F 7QH

You can also get there through Phonica Records, Poland St, London, W1F 7NG.

Nearest Tubes: Oxford Circus&Tottenham Court Road.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:

Saturday 27th October 12pm– 8pm

All Day: Xbox 360 blockbuster games

Competition: Dancing Stage Universe

Sunday 28th October 12pm– 6pm

All Day: Xbox 360 blockbuster games

Competition: Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action!

Monday 29th October 12pm– 8pm

All Day: Xbox 360 blockbuster games

Competition: Dancing Stage Universe

Tuesday 30th October 12pm– 8pm

All Day: Activision Day

Competition : Guitar Hero III 6pm– 8pm

Tournament: Call of Duty 4- 6pm

Wednesday 31st October 12pm– 8pm

All Day: Xbox 360 blockbuster games

Competition: Guitar Hero III 6pm– 8pm:

Tournament: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2- 6pm

Thursday 1st November 12pm– 8pm

All Day: Konami Day

Competition: Dancing Stage Universe. 6pm– 8pm

Tournament: Pro Evolution Soccer 9? Rankings Tournament

Friday 2nd November 12pm– 8pm

All Day: Xbox 360 blockbuster games

Competition: Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action! 3pm– 8pm

Tournament: Halo 3- 3pm

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About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is a superior video game and entertainment system delivering the best games, unique entertainment features and a unified online gaming network that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 will have a portfolio of more than 300 games and will be available in nearly 40 countries by the end of 2007. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq“MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox, PGR4, Scene It? Light, Camera Action, Halo, and Halo 3 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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For more information, press only:

Kate Szlendak/ 0118 909 5334/ v-kaszle@microsoft,com


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