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Xbox Live Invites All Global Gamers to Jump In to the E3 experience

London, 2nd May, 2006 - For the first time ever, Xbox brings E3 - the biggest video game event of the year - to the people, by inviting the world to engage in the full Xbox Live experience free for an entire week.

From 8th May at 08:01 GMT until Monday 15th May at 07:59 GMT, connected gamers can access the best of E3 content, including the first-ever Gears of War high-definition game trailer on Xbox Live Marketplace, the playable demo of Capcom's Lost - Planet: Extreme Condition, and Game with Fame multiplayer sessions live from the floor with celebrities like Dave Navarro (Panic Channel), Method Man and Jenny McCarthy.

During E3 week, Xbox 360 fans will be able to download game demos and trailers from the hottest E3 titles and experience them in high definition. Over 60 pieces of new downloadable content will be available to gamers this week including:

* Playable game demos and/or trailers from highly anticipated titles like:

- Test Drive: Unlimited (Atari)

- Moto GPTM '06 (THQ)

- Crackdown (Microsoft Game Studios)

- Dead or Alive® : Xtreme 2 (Tecmo)

- The Lord of the Rings TM, The Battle for Middle EarthTM II (EA Los Angeles)

- Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Capcom)

- Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega)

- Splinter Cell: Double Agent TM (Ubisoft)

- Viva Piñata (Microsoft Game Studios)

Plus a flood of HD trailers from games that have yet to be announced

* Call of Duty®2 - New Multiplayer Map Packs (Activision)

* The release of UNO on Xbox Live Arcade

* Game with Fame celebrity gaming sessions with stars like Jenny McCarthy, Method Man and Panic Channel (Featuring Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Chris Chaney and Steve Isaacs).

* Play and Win contests with the latest Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade titles

* Exclusive high-definition blockbuster movie trailer downloads

* Limited edition E3 Gamerpics and Themes

* A Backstage Pass to see developers preparing for E3

European football fans getting a boost from adidas

As well as bringing E3 right into their homes, football loving Xbox 360 owners in Europe can also take advantage of the Xbox Live Football Free-For-All, sponsored by adidas, taking place at the same time. This is a week-long schedule of activities on Xbox Live that celebrates all things football in a non-stop, connected world - gamers in European countries should check out www.Xbox.com for more details.

Stay tuned to the Xbox Live Calendar pages on Xbox.com in the coming weeks for more information on the schedule of events taking place during "E3 Bringing It Home" week.

Sign up for Xbox Live and Bring E3 Home on your Xbox 360, because remember, membership does have its privileges!

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About Xbox Live

Xbox Live is the first and only unified online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy for people to find the friends, games and entertainment they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. Xbox Live connects more than 2 million members across more than 24 countries to enjoy hundreds of multiplayer games, free and premium playable game demos, music videos, and movie trailers, as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favorite retail games.

About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox Live online gaming service, and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around gamers. The system was first launched in North America, Europe and Japan in 2005 and then in Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan in 2006. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.

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.

For more information please contact:

Marie-Claire Suter

UK PR Manager - Xbox & Games For Windows

Tel: +44 (0) 118 909 4599

Email: i-maries@microsoft.com

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