XTIVAL 2008– LIVE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

LONDON– 25 November 2008– Xbox 360™ proudly presents Xtival - a three day non-stop party available to all Xbox 360 owners from midday on 28th-30th November, via Xbox LIVE®. Xtival will showcase 72 hours of EXCLUSIVE entertainment, including music, movies and games direct to your living room.

Kicking off the festival on Friday will be renowned British band The Prodigy. Marking a triumphant return to the spotlight, the band are offering an exclusive downloadable HD video of the title track from their new album,“Invaders Must Die”, ahead of its official March 2009 release.“This is the first time our fans will be able to download exclusive material from the new album, and we are glad to be part of the Xtival weekend,” said The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett.

Britain’s biggest rock n roll band Oasis will be headlining the virtual festival on Saturday 29th November. Fans of the band will be able to download three songs from their No 1 album‘Dig Out Your Soul’, for Guitar Hero World Tour, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE for a limited time.

Closing the festival on Sunday will be Brit Award Winners Franz Ferdinand, who’ll be treating music fans to the video of the first single from their new album, ahead of its January 2009 release.

But Xtival will also offer more than just music; it offers a whole range of entertainment, HD movies, competitions and gaming tournaments all delivered straight to your Xbox 360 console. Film fans will be treated to exclusive content from 2009’s biggest cult movie“The Watchman,” with Xbox LIVE Video Store offering 7‘Webisodes’ from director, Zack Snyder’s website, all available for free and in High Definition during Xtival and beyond.

Cancel your plans and block out your diaries - Xtival is your chance to round up all your mates, hang out for 3 days and experience the very best in digital entertainment– all brought to you by Xbox 360.

For more details on Xtival and how to win some fantastic prizes, including the chance to chat with The Prodigy, please visit www.xbox.com/xtival08

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For press information, please contact:

Kate Szlendak / 0118 909 5334 / i-kaszle@microsoft.com

Notes to Editors:

*Xtival is open to all Xbox LIVE members– both Silver and Gold.

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