OK Go, Todd McFarlane Guest on TSL for Halo Waypoint

NEW YORK, NY, July 15, 2010—This Spartan Life ( www.thisspartanlife.com), the world's only talk show in game space, announced in a guerilla press conference on Xbox Live Thursday night that OK Go and Todd McFarlane are among the guests appearing in the upcoming season of the show, which has been broadcast on the Xbox Live's Halo Waypoint since April.

"Halo Waypoint is a special hub on Xbox Live for all things Halo," said Schismarch, co-host Halo Waypoint Top 5, during the conference. "You can access your Halo career, watch videos, and get new insight into Halo with content added regularly."

"With Halo: Reach coming soon, Waypoint is heating up, and This Spartan Life will be right there with us as we dive deep into the Halo community and bring back interviews with some interesting guests from the gaming community and the world of music, movies, and publishing as well. We're happy to welcome TSL to the Waypoint team."

"We are proud to be part of this ever-growing and always-changing community," said Chris Burke, founder of This Spartan Life. "It has been our mission since the start to highlight its most interesting and notable members. This new season will take that mission to a new level, with OK Go and Todd McFarlane just a taste of the great guests we have in store."

The TSL season on Halo Waypoint kicks off with OK Go. To tune in, go to the Halo Waypoint tile under Community on Xbox Live. To watch the press conference: visit: http://www.thisspartanlife.com/index.php?id=119

About This Spartan Life

This Spartan Life, the brainchild of Brooklyn-based filmmaker, sound designer, and 8-bit musician Chris Burke, is the world's only talk show in game space. Using the Halo 3 Multiplayer space as its backdrop, the show is the latest offering in the ever-growing machinima movement, which combines traditional filmmaking and animation with the new worlds of video games. With a talented team of writers, musicians, and filmmakers both locally and around the world, This Spartan Life began as an underground sensation in 2005 and has since become a breakthrough hit, scoring glowing reviews in mainstream media outlets such as Wired Magazine, the BBC, Reuters, BusinessWeek and PRI's Studio 360, major consumer video games outlets like G4, Kotaku, and Tips and Tricks Magazine, as well as creating a viral sensation online. Described by Wired Magazine as“a mash-up of The Charlie Rose Show and Doom,” This Spartan Life combines high-brow interviews of the likes of Sex Pistols manager and provocateur Malcolm McLaren with non-stop fragging, hilarious asides, and slapstick comedy. For more information, visit www.thisspartanlife.com.

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