Southampton, UK - 4th November 2005 - For Immediate Release.
Attendees of the UK's largest LAN party, i26, will be able to get one of the first glimpses of Microsoft's Xbox 360 games console it was revealed today. The massive gaming event will be the one of the first chances the public will have to test-drive the Xbox 360 before the launch of the console on December 2nd.
The marathon 57 hour games fest will be used by Microsoft to showcase a range of forthcoming titles for the Xbox 360, including Dead or Alive 4, Project Gotham Racing 3, Kameo: Elements of Power and the highly anticipated Perfect Dark Zero.
Craig Fletcher, Managing Director, Multiplay, commented "i26 is three weeks before the official launch of the console and will give our participants, as well as spectators, the ideal opportunity to get to know the Xbox 360 before the Christmas rush", he continued "We're pleased to continue our relationship with Microsoft and Xbox, they have always caused a storm at the i-Series before and I'm sure this event will be no different!"
i26 is a huge 'LAN Party' where games enthusiasts from around the UK and Europe come together for a festival of games and entertainment. The event is being held at Newbury Race Course in Berkshire, England over the 11th - 13th November 2005 and has over 1000 BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) spaces along with in excess of £15,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.
About Xbox 360
The Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system places you at the centre of the experience. Available in the UK on December 2nd, Xbox 360 ignites a new era of digital entertainment that is always connected, always personalised and always in high definition. Xbox 360 gives you access to the games you want to play, the people you want to play with, and the experiences you crave - when and where you want them.
Multiplay continues to organise and run the largest networked computer gaming events in the UK, with regular events of over 1000 gamers with their PCs and consoles. "LAN parties" see gamers from across Europe and beyond come together to experience gaming together under one roof on a super-fast local area network.
Launched in December 2002, Multiplay's Online Services, featuring a multi-gigabit network, unrivalled customer service and industry-leading server management technology, has enjoyed tremendous growth. From end-user gaming services through to managed hosting and connectivity solutions for game developers and publishers, Multiplay is now well established as a leading provider of gaming services to the European market.
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