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NEWS ALERT: Screenshots, A Movie and Player Profile Information Available Now for Poker Star Greg Raymer, Featured Exclusively in Crave Entertainment's "World Championship Poker 2"

Sequel to Best Selling Console Poker Game in North America Coming this Fall for the PlayStation®2, the PSP(tm) system and Xbox®

Los Angeles, CA. - September 6, 2005 - Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames, has released images and a movie of poker pro Greg Raymer, one of several top poker stars that will be featured in the upcoming release, World Championship Poker 2. World Championship Poker 2, is the follow up to one of the best selling titles for the first half of 2005, is slated to ship this fall for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSPTM (PlayStation ® Portable) system and the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

About Greg Raymer

Raymer was the 2004 World Series of Poker champion and defeated a record field of 2576 players to win the $5 million dollar first prize - the single largest cash prize for a poker tournament. He is a married patent attorney whose nickname "Fossilman" comes from the fossils he uses as card protectors at the table. Like second place finisher David Williams, and 2003 WSOP winner Chris moneymaker, Greg Raymer won his entry on an online satellite tournament.

About World Championship Poker 2

Developed by Point of View, World Championship Poker 2 features a much more detailed one player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement. Once you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on increasingly better pads, and furnishings. Hit a losing streak, and you may have to hock your stuff to stay in the game. Other features of WCP2 include:

  • 14 types of poker, including Texas Hold'em, Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud and Pineapple
  • Different levels of simulation - "Real Deal" for the more experienced card shark and "Power Play" for the casual players
  • Active tell and bluff systems.
  • Third-person "TV" mode (including the popular in-bumper "card cam") or first-person mode to watch human and computer opponents more closely for signs of tells and bluffs
  • RPG-like upgradeable skill system
  • Play with the pros - in game character likenesses, as well as play styles and iconic signature personality traits of some of the world's top poker players including: Howard Ledrerer, Annie Duke, Greg Raymer, Robert Williamson, Matt Savage, Amir Vahedi, Clonie Gowen, and Paul Darden.
  • Detailed character customization feature - really put yourself in the game
  • More attitude - truly colorful color commentary including player controlled taunts, bluffs and tells
  • Poker tutorials, as well as hints and tips on strategy
  • Dynamic one player game - upgrade your pad and host online tournaments. Hock your stuff if you're desperate for funds for the next tournament

Exclusive to the PlayStation 2 version of World Championship Poker 2 is support for the EyeToyTM USB Camera (for PlayStation®2), which allows online opponents to see each other as they play, in addition to supporting text chat. The Xbox version of the game supports Xbox Live® online game service including Scoreboards, Voice/Chat and Live Aware.

About Crave Entertainment

Based in Los Angeles, California, Crave Entertainment is a privately held publisher of videogame entertainment products. Crave produces games for the major console platforms including Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCubeTM, the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, and for the PC. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit http://www.cravegames.com.

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