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Aliens invade XL LAN 2006

London, England. Friday 27th October 2006: AlienPants Ltd, a leading innovator of community and mobile solutions in Europe, and MatchBox360, a UK-based producer of game events and media content, have entered into an agreement to collaborate on the UK's largest Xbox LAN event which is taking place at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of November 2006.

AlienPants will be providing marketing support to the MatchBox360 management team as a Mobile Media Partner and will be utilizing its vast experience to service the needs of mobile users interested in the event.

MatchBox360 XL is set to ignite the Xbox Live Community by offering gamers the first competitive Xbox and Xbox 360 LAN in the UK. Gamers will be able to experience the latest and greatest games at the prestigious event. XL LAN 2006 will feature competitive Halo 2 tournaments - Free For All, Double Team and Four vs. Four - and the first ever Pro Evolution Soccer 6 tournament in the United Kingdom. With cash and material prizes worth over £2000, XL aims to up the ante for competitive Xbox tournaments in the UK.

Having worked together on a number of online events, the MatchBox360 XL team of Chris Barnes, Ryan Hughes and Stephen Greenaway welcomes the support of AlienPants: "We have been overwhelmed by the response and positive feedback for XL, and we aim to provide the best possible LAN events for the gaming community. With the support of AlienPants we will be able to showcase exclusive titles, and allow gamers to interact directly with the developers."

"We recognise the importance of LAN events not only as a means of recreation, but also as a means of communication with gamers. The guys at Matchbox360 have already proved themselves to be fantastic organisers of events such as this, and we're thrilled to be part of the experience." Says Luke Newcombe Marketing Director - AlienPants Ltd.

The Official Xbox Magazine 360 has exclusive access to XL and will be providing magazine coverage on the XL events. Ben Talbot from OXM had this to say: "We're very excited to be involved with Matchbox360 for their first tournament. Members of the OXM360 team will be there on the day to take part in the competitions and join in the fun."

MatchBox360 XL is a chance for the Xbox Live community to meet and compete all under one roof for a marathon weekend of gaming... have you got what it takes to XL?

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About MatchBox360

http://www.matchbox360.co.uk

MatchBox360.co.uk is one of the fastest growing Xbox Live communities in the United Kingdom. A focused events site, MatchBox360 revolves around its thriving UK based forum community and boasts an impressive membership of gamers of varying ages, gender and skill. Run by a group of hardcore gamers who strive to create the competitions that their community demands, Matchbox360 also provides Ignition, the most relevant and easy to digest Xbox online downloadable magazine provided by the community, for the community.

Contact:

Chris Barnes

MatchBox360 XL LAN Organiser

Tel: +44 (0) 7977 070 596

E-mail: konspiracy@matchbox360.co.uk

About AlienPants Ltd

AlienPants provides community management and user support services for online communities, as well as providing a wide range of mobile, wireless, WAP and SMS technologies and services. The company's flagship GTIP customer support service is available to publishers and other interested companies to provide live support services to customers. AlienPants also provides written content for games service providers, games news websites, gaming-related magazines and the mobile sector, with clients as diverse as Prima Publishing, Opera Telecom, Gamezville, T-Mobile, Orange, Monstermob Plc, and Mindmatics Ltd. For more information about AlienPants and the services provided, visit www.alienpants.com.

Contact:

Luke Newcombe

Marketing Director

Tel: +44 (0) 7815 315 667

E-mail: luke.newcombe@alienpants.com

About OXM360

http://www.oxm.co.uk

The Xbox 360 is a next generation games console. Xbox 360: The Official Xbox Magazine is the next generation games magazine to go with it. Its unique interaction between print, disc and website delivers more to the readers than ever before and makes it an essential purchase for dedicated Xbox 360 gamers.

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