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Xploder Media Centre for Xbox 360® set for international release

31st May 2006

News Release - FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION



30th June 2006 will see the launch of Xploder Media Centre for Xbox 360 - the advanced desktop utility that allows you to stream all digital movies and convert and stream music files from your PC for playback via the Xbox 360.

Make the most of your digital media collection; transform your Xbox 360 into the ultimate home entertainment system with Xploder Media Centre.

Movie streaming via the Xbox 360

  • Already built up a collection of digital movies?
  • Frustrated by the Xbox 360's inability to cope with non-Microsoft-standard file types?

Now you can stream all your movies including those in DivX, MPEG, Xvid and WMV formats, in real-time to your TV via the Xbox 360 (connected to a Windows Media Centre PC). Xploder for Xbox 360 also allows you to play content in High Definition (dependent on individual system configuration and source files).

Playing music via the Xbox 360

Hook up your Xbox 360 to your AV system and playback digital music tracks. Convert CDs to MP3 format for digital playback, with all track, artist and album information provided automatically using an online database.

Availability

Retailed in distinctive metal packaging and complete with a three metre XLink Ethernet cable and crossover adaptor - Xploder Media Centre for Xbox 360 will be available from the online store at www.xploder.net, as well as high street retailers across the UK (RRP £29.99) and Europe (RRP 39.99).

Xploder Media Centre for Xbox 360 will also be available as a download from www.xploder.net.

Details of further international distribution deals will be announced soon, along with detailed information about the product and a first-look at the user interface.

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PR/Media Contact:
Phil Holmes
Marketing Manager
Fire International Ltd.
philholmes@fire-international.ltd.uk

office: +44 (0) 1302 325225
cell: +44 (0) 7717 713876

About Fire International Ltd:

Fire develops, manufactures and supplies worldwide a comprehensive range of console and PC based media management and video game enhancement utilities under the Xploder and Blaze brand-names.

As an MPEG4/AAC licensee, Fire provide advanced media conversion of video and music for use on PSP, Xbox 360, PS2, DS, Mobile Handsets and iPod as a single access point. Cross-platform media management solutions are available for all media, whatever the system.

The Blaze brand has been recently been used to re-launch a range of innovative bespoke accessory lines for major videogame consoles, available in sector leading metal packaging.

Proprietary products include: Xploder PSP Movie Player, Xploder PSP Music Studio, Blaze PSP Pro Audio Sound System and Protector Case, Xploder Xbox 360 Media Centre, Xploder PS2 Media Centre, Blaze PS2 HDTV Adaptor, Blaze PS2 Mini Pro Shock Wireless Controller, Xploder DS CheatSaves and Xploder iPod Media Centre.

Fire also provides OEM solutions for own-label product ranges across a wide variety of accessories, hardware and software - Fire technology powers the GameShark brand for Mad Catz in the US, Xterminator for Gametech in Japan and the Limited Edition Xploder Lite software that is bundled with the Lexar Gaming Edition PSP Memory Stick Duo memory card.

® Xploder and Blaze are Registered Trademarks of Fire International Ltd.
® Xbox and Xbox 360 are registered trademarks owned by Microsoft Corporation. Fire International acknowledges all other game and product names that are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective publishers, manufacturers or licensees.

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