London, 7th May 2008– Microsoft® today revealed that Pendulum, one of the hottest acts of 2008, will be tearing up the track with gamers from across the UK in a unique Game with Fame event on Project Gotham Racing® 4. Tipped for huge things this year, the band is rocking Radio 1’s One Big Weekend this coming weekend plus a number of summer festivals.
The Game with Fame is celebrating‘Xbox LIVE Presents: Pendulum’, an intimate gig to mark the launch of In Silico, Pendulum’s highly anticipated new album. Xbox LIVE subscribers can also log on and download the video to Pendulum’s current Top 10 single“Propane Nightmares” at no additional charge, until 00.01 on Sunday 18th May.
The band will be getting behind the wheel and logging on to Xbox LIVE on Monday 12th May at 15.00 to play with selected gamers from across the UK, smoking all comers in Microsoft Game Studios award winning racer. To be in with a chance to join Pendulum online for this unique event, gamers simply need to email their details to the event organisers, telling Pendulum why they want to play with them. The lucky gamers who are successful in applying will then be emailed all the details they need to take part in the event.
How to take part
Simply email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and conditions apply. For more information on this please log on to http://www.xbox.com/en-GB
For more press information please contact:
Nik Thakkar / 020 7208 7287 / email@example.com
Seema Parmar / 020 7208 7201 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 has a portfolio of more than 300 games in nearly 40 countries. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.
About Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox and Xbox 360 video game systems, the Windows operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows ( http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as“Age of Empires,”“Flight Simulator” and“Zoo Tycoon”; Xbox and Xbox 360 ( http://www.xbox.com), including such games as“Gears of War” and franchises such as“Halo,”“Fable,”“Project Gotham Racing” and“Forza Motorsport”; and MSN Games ( http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as“Bejeweled” and“Hexic.”
About Xbox LIVE
Xbox LIVE is the first and most comprehensive unified online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy for people to find the friends, games and entertainment they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. Xbox LIVE connects millions of members across 26 countries to enjoy hundreds of multiplayer games, downloadable games via Xbox LIVE Arcade, free and premium playable game demos, music videos, TV shows and movies in the United States as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favourite retail games. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live.
About Xbox LIVE Arcade
Xbox LIVE Arcade on Xbox 360 is the premier destination for digitally distributed high-definition games. Xbox LIVE Arcade is a fast-growing phenomenon with a diverse library of original development and classic titles from the world’s best independent and established developers and publishers. With a dynamically updated library and free trials for every title, Xbox LIVE Arcade makes it easy for every type of gamer— from casual to hard-core— to get instantly immersed in the fun. Xbox LIVE Arcade also lets friends connect and play these incredible games either from the same room or from around the world via the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/livearcade.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq“MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass on Microsoft’s corporate information pages. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/contactpr.mspx.