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This Month On Xbox Live: Superstar DJs Paul Oakenfold And Seb Fontaine Plus Win State Of The Art Samsung Prizes

London, 5th August 2005 - The Xbox® LiveTM Calendar, your one stop shop for all Xbox Live events, this month brings its members another sensational mix of superstar celebrities, uber cool prizes and slick gaming action! Fancy your chances gaming online with two of the original superstar DJ's? Want to be the envy of all your friends and get kitted out with the latest portable Samsung L70 DVD players? Then look no further, this month Xbox Live is bringing Christmas early!

August's Game With Fame event features two of the original superstar DJ's Paul Oakenfold and Seb Fontaine. Paul and Seb have played the world's greatest venues and entertained millions with their ground breaking advances in dance music. In between dropping the latest tunes in the Balearic clubbing mecca that is Ibiza, the pair will be swapping their records for cars and spinning out on Forza MotorsportTM in a special Ibiza Game With Fame on Xbox® LiveTM. Paul and Seb will be chatting and playing exclusively with Xbox Live gamers on 7th August between 1pm - 3pm GMT at the Xbox Villa tucked away in the hills of the white isle.

But the fun doesn't stop at music - we can bring you the movies too. If you're a film lover then you'll want to win one of the slim and portable Samsung L70 DVD players - a great way to watch your favourite films while you're on the move. But if you're not lucky enough to win one of these fabulous Samsung prizes, don't forget about other exciting Xbox goodies that could soon be yours such as top game titles; JuicedTM, Tom Clancy's Ghost ReconTM2 and WWE WrestleMania®21.

For your chance to get your hands on one of these fantastic prizes, just sign up for Winning Weekends, take part in Play and Win or play the legendary Mystery Gamer. This month's Winning Weekends feature games such as Xbox Classic Pro Evolution 2005TM, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six®3 Black ArrowTM amongst other fantastic games.

Want to know more? Xbox Live addicts can get their daily dose of online action by visiting the Xbox Live Calendar at : http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/live/calendar/default.htm

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About Paul Oakenfold and Seb Fontaine:

Paul Oakenfold has worked with some of the biggest names in popular culture, from U2 to John Travolta to Big Brother! His big break came when he remixed U2's "Even Better Than The Real Thing" and the band invited him to open for them on their Zooropa world tour. Likewise, Seb's career to date has seen him spinning records at the world's greatest clubs and locations. His dedication to creating an atmosphere that's less mass marketed, both in sound and attitude, has resulted in rammed events that take clubbing back to basics.

About Xbox Live Calendar

The Xbox Live Calendar is a one stop shop for all your Live events for the month. It's fuelled with a fantastic menu of daily events, to satisfy even the biggest gaming appetite - and it's all there for fans to check out, at a glance. It's updated every month, so gamers should check it regularly so as not to miss out. Members can just pick their favourite events from the listing and soon be competing in the latest tournaments, or playing and chatting to the bands and artists of the moment - there are new ones each month.

Gamers can also use the Practice Nights each month to sharpen up their skills before big events like Game With Fame, Winning Weekends and Tournaments. Game Mode Nights are entire nights dedicated to a specific game mode - either official modes or a new twist on existing modes that have been created by Xbox Live members themselves. You can also have your say by voting for the games that will be played in the June Xbox Live Calendar.

About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is the future-generation video game and entertainment system that places gamers at the centre of the experience. Available this holiday season in North America, Europe and Japan, Xbox 360 will ignite a new era of digital entertainment that is always connected, always personalized and always in high definition.

About Xbox

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The tag line, "It's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in the UK for an estimated street price of £99.99.

About Xbox Live

Xbox Live continues to transform and unite Xbox game communities worldwide, with more than 300 games planned by end of holiday 2005 for Xbox and now with presence in 24 countries worldwide. As the first global, unified online console games service, Xbox Live continues to take online gameplay and entertainment to unprecedented heights. With a dynamic, global community of 2 million members, Xbox Live offers best-in-class games, intelligent matchmaking, tournaments, unique programming and integration with Xbox.com - there is simply nothing else like it. The service continues to provide more and more ways for members to meet, interact and stay engaged with each other

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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