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WELSH HIP HOP ACT GOLDIE LOOKIN' CHAIN TAKES ON UK/IRISH GAMERS ON XBOX® LIVE™

9 September 2004 - This month's Game With Fame brings more musical talent online as Welsh hip hop collective, Goldie Lookin' Chain, joins UK / Irish gamers for two hours of game play on Xbox Live. On 14 September 2004, between 19.00 - 21.00, gamers will get the chance to chat and play with Goldie Lookin' Chain, who will be hanging out on Xbox® LiveTM ready to be put to the challenge in the new first person shooter from Ubisoft - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® 3: Black ArrowTM.

After performing to a packed crowd at Glastonbury and scoring a top three UK hit this summer with the infectious 'Guns Don't Kill People Rappers Do', Goldie Lookin' Chain are poised to storm Europe with the release of new album 'Greatest Hits'. But they're taking a break from their hectic schedule to enjoy some Xbox Live action so login on 14 September to get in the game and chat with the guys as well.

Getting the Chance to Play:

All Xbox Live members need, to pitch their skills against the band, is:

1. Sign into Xbox Live

2. Add one of the following Game with Fame Gamertags to your friends list:

If your Gamertag starts with a letter from A-I, add XboxLiveEURO2

If your Gamertag starts with a letter from J-R, add XboxLiveEURO3

If your Gamertag starts with a letter from S-Z, add XboxLiveEURO4

3. After that, gamers just go onto Xbox Live on 14 September from 19:00-21:00 to check if they've been invited to join in a game and if the have then...

4. Game with Fame and chat to one of the guys in Goldie Lookin' Chain!

More Big Names lined up for 2004

The Goldie Lookin' Chain event is part of the Xbox Live 'Game with Fame' programme and is just one of many opportunities Xbox Live gamers will have to take on some of the biggest names in the entertainment world.

"We've got a line up of exclusive events for Xbox Live members," said Michel Cassius, Senior Director, Xbox Platform and Marketing. "Not only does Xbox Live offer the best online gaming experience, with some of the coolest titles around, but it also gives gamers the chance to go head to head with the biggest stars in music and games."

Xbox Live is the evolving, dynamic gaming service that continues to bring people together to share experiences, from social game play to healthy competition. Players in 24 countries around the world have spent more than 160 million hours (or 20,000 years) playing Xbox Live on popular games like Project Gotham Racing® 2.

With more than one million members and more than 150 Live-enabled games planned for availability by the end of the calendar year, there is no question why Xbox Live has the undisputed best online games available on the market. But it's not just the games - there is also a wide range of downloadable content available to enhance your favourite Xbox Live games. From maps and missions, such as the "Federal Reserve Bank" and "River Mall" maps for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Pandora TomorrowTM to cars and exciting new courses, such as the Long Beach Booster Pack for Project Gotham Racing® 2, you can check out the latest Xbox Live downloads at the Downloadable Content Catalogue at the following URL:

http://www.xbox.com/en-b/live/downloads/default.htm

For more info on Goldie Lookin' Chain releases and appearances, check out www.youknowsit.co.uk (website suitable for 18+ only)

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Editors' Notes

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About Xbox Live

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Xbox Live enables all gamers to find and play with their friends easily; talk to other players during game play through the Xbox Communicator headset; and download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online.

About Xbox

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Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device.

For more information, please contact:

UK

Charlie Coney or Simon Ansell

The Red Consultancy - 0207 025 6500

Ireland

Nicola Watkins PR

27 Rochestown Avenue

Kill O'Grange

Co Dublin

T: +353-1-6636587

F: +353-1-6636710

M: +353-87-2646858

E: nicolawatkins@eircom.net

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