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Guitar Hero World Tour

Next weekend is an Xbox LIVE weekend, with developers to challenge and prizes to be won.

Wednesday 19th November/... Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced an exclusive Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network weekend for their smash-hit Guitar Hero® World Tour . Starting November 27, 2008, players 14 years of age or older will be able to participate in a number of exciting online activities to determine who is truly the top Guitar Hero® rocker.

These activities include:

• Xbox All Nighter – Thursday, 11/27, from dusk until dawn

• Play & Win Sweepstakes – Friday, 11/28, through Saturday, 11/30

• Game with Developers – Saturday, 11/30 from 10:00pm – 01:00am GMT

Throughout the weekend, guitarist, drummers and vocalists who register and play the Guitar Hero World Tour multiplayer (co-op) session can also win special prizes, such as a Samsung television home theater package, collector’s edition Guitar Hero World Tour drum sticks, 1GB memory sticks and Guitar Hero portable USB/battery powered speakers.

Highlighting the weekend’s activities, on Sunday, November 30 from 10:00pm – 01:00am GMT, virtual musicians will have the opportunity to prove their rock god skills online against none other than Neversoft Entertainment, the creators of Guitar Hero World Tour . For those up for the challenge, be on the look-out for the following development team Gamertags:

• GHDevTina – Producer

• GHDevLee – Associate Producer

• GHDevCorey – Production Coordinator

• GHDevAnthony – Midi Designer

• GHDevChris – Midi Designer

• GHDevJason – Lead Animator

• GHDevZack – Junior Programmer

• GHDevJosh – Jr. Sound Designer

• GHDevKristina – Mocap Supervisor

• GHDevJustin – Mocap Tech

• GHDevAdry – QA Tester

• GHDevBrandon – QA Tester

• GHDevTravisR – QA Tester

More details on registering for Guitar Hero World Tour Xbox LIVE weekend and information regarding terms, conditions, and official rules are available through the official event page: Open registration will begin when the site goes live and will end at 04:59am GMT on December 1st, 2008.

The latest installment in the #1 best-selling video game franchise of 2007, Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero’s signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless controllers with new revolutionary online* and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands,” which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online for the first time ever. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar controller, drum kit controller and a wired microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock ‘n’ roll anthems. Music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes where other gamers can download and play an endless supply of unique creations.

Guitar Hero World Tour is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo version is developed by Vicarious Visions. The PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system version is developed by Budcat. The game is rated 12+ by the BBFC. For more information on Guitar Hero World Tour , please visit

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*Online gameplay is only available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ and may require an additional subscription.

Guitar Hero World Tour © 2008 Activision Publishing, Inc. Guitar Hero, Activision and RedOctane are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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