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The X Factor Makes It Through To Sony PlayStation 2

London, England, 28th September 2005. The UK's biggest televised talent search, The X Factor, is about to make a sensational debut on Sony PlayStation 2 in the highly anticipated game, The X Factor Sing!

Now you can experience the TV show that's captivating on average over 8 million viewers on a Saturday night for yourself, by taking some of your favourite songs, stars and judges home for all the entertainment you can ever wish for in this all-singing, all-dancing party game that will be hitting shops on the 21st October 2005. Featuring exclusive footage from the TV show and real life comments from Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, The X Factor Sing is your chance to take part in The X Factor fever that's spreading across the UK!

Regardless of whether you are classically trained or vocally challenged, the witty and amusing remarks we've come to expect from Simon and Louis will have you in stitches, as you and all your family and friends finally have the chance to experience the fun and excitement of being a contestant!

Check out www.XFactorSing.com for pictures of the game, and the mind-blowing song list comprising 20 tracks from some of today's hottest stars including Natalie Imbruglia, Melanie C, Sugababes and Ronan Keating. You can also sign up to The X Factor Sing newsletter to stay up to date with all the latest news on the game and get loads of fun moments from The X Factor sent straight to your inbox.

The X Factor Sing is due for release in the UK on PlayStation 2 and personal computer on 21st October 2005 for £39.99 RRP.

For more information visit www.XFactorSing.com.

Notes to Editors:

The X Factor is licensed to BlackBean by FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide, the licensing division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of programme brands in the world.

The X Factor is produced by Syco and Thames Television, one of the UK production companies owned by FremantleMedia, for ITV.

www.itv.com/xfactor

About Lago/Black Bean. Black Bean is the games label of Lago Srl, which is part of the Leader Group. Leader SpA has been the leading independent distributor in Italy since it started business in 1984. Leader is based in Gazzada (Varese) which is situated 30 miles north of Milan in northern Italy. Black Bean philosophy is to focus on a wide range of games genre leveraging on the niche targets that remain uncovered into the market. By adding original content to the products and by fully localising the titles Black Bean's vision is to remain close to player's needs. Black Bean has distribution partners all across Europe and PAL territories including Australia and South Africa. www.blackbeangames.com

About Milestone. Milestone was founded on 1996 in Milan, by Antonio Farina.

The company's first products were the successful Screamer series of driving games published on the Virgin Interactive label.

In the following years Milestone has specialised in the production of racing simulations and has rapidly become the most successful games developer in Italy.

Until 2001 Milestone has developed, exclusively for Electronic Arts, under the EA Sports brand, the officially licensed simulation of the Superbike World Championship, which became the best motorbike racing simulator ever. In 2003 Milestone completed its first console title, with the critically acclaimed Racing Evoluzione (Apex in the US), developed exclusively for the Xbox and launched by Atari.

About FremantleMedia. FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide (FLW) is the licensing division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of programme brands in the world, with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in over 40 territories. FLW exploits FremantleMedia's many strong brands including the award winning international format, Idols and the cult children's classics, Rainbow and Danger Mouse, across multiple off-screen platforms including merchandising campaigns, interactive and wireless support, home entertainment and music publishing.

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