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Activision Announces The Ultimate New York City Song Line-Up For True Crime®: New York City


Santa Monica, CA - November 4, 2005 - More than 80 eclectic songs from NYC raised or transplanted bands that span such diverse genres as punk, hip hop, hardcore and rock bring true East Coast flavor to Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) highly anticipated True Crime®: New York City video game. The in-game soundtrack features licensed tracks from some of the biggest names in music from Bob Dylan, The Ramones and Blondie to Run DMC, Public Enemy and DMX, as well as new music from Redman, including "Rush The Security" from his upcoming album Red Gone Wild and two original tracks written for the game. True Crime®: New York City, set to hit store shelves on November 16, also features an in-game customizable play list option that allows gamers to order the music based on their personal taste.

"When we moved the True Crime franchise to the one and only New York City we compiled a soundtrack to match the look and feel of the game," said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music at Activision. "Many of the artists on the soundtrack helped define the city's music scene including Jay-Z, Fat Joe, A Tribe Called Quest, New York Dolls, The Velvet Underground, My Chemical Romance, The Bravery and Iggy and the Stooges, among others, making this soundtrack the ultimate New York experience."

Following is a list of tracks:


Redman - "True Crime"

Redman - "True Crime (Bonus track)"


Redman - "Rush the Security"

Cam'Ron featuring Jay-Z - "Welcome to NYC"

Run D.M.C. - "Sucker MC's"

Kool Moe Dee - "Wild Wild West"

The Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"

Public Enemy - "Bring The Noise (Chuck D Mix)"

DMX - "Where The Hood At"

Busta Rhymes - "Put Your Hands Where my Eyes Can See"

Agnostic Front - "Police State"

Bad Brains - "I Against I"

Bob Dylan - "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"

Danzig - "Mother"

The Ramones - "Beat on The Brat"

Interpol - "Slow hands"

Wu-Tang Clan - "Protect Ya Neck"

Jungle Brothers - "Straight Out The Jungle"

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - "New York New York"

Hatebreed - "Another Day, Another Vendetta"

Misfits - "Last Caress"

Blondie - "Hangin by the Telephone"

Sonic Youth - "Kool Thing"

Skarhead - "New York Crime"

Dope - "The Life"

Kool G Rap and DJ Polo - "Streets of New York"

Biz Markie - "I'm The Biz"

Big Daddy Kane - "Ain't No Half Steppin'"

24-7 Spyz - "Yeah X 3"

Suicide - "Ghostrider"

Iggy & The Stooges - "Search and Destroy"

New York Dolls - "Subway Train"

Bloodsimple - "Blood In Blood Out"

Biohazard - "Shades of Grey"

Gang Starr - "Full Clip"

Big Punisher - "Twinz (Deep Cover)"

Vision of Disorder - "Imprint"

Mandrill - "Echoes In My Mind"

The Damned - "Neat Neat Neat"

The Velvet Underground - "I'm Waiting For the Man"

Helmet - "Unsung"

The Rapture - "The Killing"

Black Star - "Definition"

NaS - "N.Y. State Of Mind"

Slick Rick - "Children's Story"

Youth Of Today - "Break Down The Walls"

Cramps - "Wrong Way Ticket"

The Casualties - "Sounds from the streets (Death Toll)"

White Zombie - "Thunder Kiss 65"

Unsane - "D train"

A Tribe Called Quest - "Scenario"

Mark Ronson - "Bout To Get Ugly"

X-ecutioners - "Let Me Rock"

Black Rob - "Woah!"

Madball - "Pride (Times are Changing)"

Richard Hell And The Voidoids - "Blank Generation"

The Walkmen - "The Rat"

Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks"

Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)"

De La Soul - "Thru Ya City"

Gorilla Biscuits - "New Direction"

Eric B & Rakim - "Paid in Full"

Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Force - "Planet Rock"

Sam Scarfo - "Homicide"

Bobby Womack - "Across 110th Street"

Marley Marl - "The Symphony"

My Chemical Romance - "I Never Told You What I Did For A Living"

Mobb Deep - "Shook Ones Pt. II"

Quicksand - "East 3rd Street"

Vordul Mega - "Neva Again"

Black Moon - "Who Got The Props?"

Jeru the Damaja - "D. Original"

Leaders Of The New School - "Case of the P.T.A."

LL Cool J - "I Can't Live With Out My Radio"

Sick of It All - "Potential For A Fall"

The A.K.A.'s - "Shout Out Loud"

Blue Oyster Cult - "Don't Fear the Reaper"

Digable Planets - "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like dat)"

Murphy's Law - "Crucial Bar-B-Que"

Yeah Yeah Yeah's - "Black Tongue"

Harley's War - "Criminal (4 Life)"

The Bravery - "Honest Mistake"

Television - "See No Evil"

We Are Scientists - "Callbacks"

True Crime: New York City is being developed by Luxoflux for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCubeTM and has been rated "M" ("Mature" - Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs) by the ESRB.

About Redman

This Newark, New Jersey native has been rapping for almost 10 straight years, delivering hits each time out. His five solo albums (Whut? Thee Album, Dare Iz A Darkside, Muddy Waters, Doc's Da Name 2000, Malpractice) and two collaborations (Blackout w/ Method Man and El Nino w/Def Squad) have placed the rapper in a hip-hop hall of fame. While some rappers just make songs, Redman's history proves that he is an all-around multi-talented hip-hop artist. He has also co-starred in the major motion picture, "How High" alongside Method Man.

About Activision, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at

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