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Xbox Live's "Game with Fame" Pumps Up the Volume at the Video Music Awards

August 26, 2004

Xbox LiveTM's popular "Game With Fame" series of online celebrity events is offering gamers a chance to play against some of the hottest bands during the MTV Video Music Awards. From August 27 through 29, gamers will get a shot at playing Madden NFL 2005 against Steriogram and other popular musical artists. Gamers looking for more info on joining Steriogram and other artists on Xbox Live during the Video Music Awards should head to the official "Game with Fame" site.

Madden NFL 2005 from EA SportsTM takes pulse-pounding gridiron action to Xbox Live. Featuring online tournament play, enhanced defensive controls and an updated franchise mode, Madden NFL 2005 challenges players to bring their best game to Xbox Live. For more information on Madden NFL 2005, please visit the game's official site.

Xbox Live's "Game With Fame" promotion gives game fans the opportunity to play on Xbox Live against some of today's hottest stars. Past "Game with Fame" celebrity players include The Strokes, Hoobastank and Big Boi from OutKast. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the "Game with Fame" Web site at

Xbox Live, which launched in the United States Nov. 15, 2002, allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox® games with other gamers worldwide via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the ground up for online gaming. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends; talk to other players during gameplay through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics and new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online - all exclusive features to Xbox Live.

Xbox ( is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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