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Xbox LIVE Arcade: House Party!

HOST: You

LOCATION: Your living room

WHEN: 3 - 24 March 2010

WHAT:

Xbox LIVE presents the biggest, baddest bash in town: The Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party! Throughout March, Xbox LIVE will launch a new downloadable blockbuster game every Wednesday that is sure to ramp up the multiplayer action *. Today, Xbox LIVE is excited to announce the final details of the hottest party in town offering you some really great deals! Whether you’re sitting on the same couch, or on the other side of the globe… invite your friends because this is one party you don’t want to miss!

    <*> Thank You Gift: Xbox LIVE would like to say thank you for coming to our party! Buy all three House Party titles and download the free“Game Room” app and receive 400 Microsoft Points back to your account**! And for Xbox LIVE Gold members, the deal gets even sweeter, by purchasing all three House Party titles and downloading the“Game Room” app for free, you will not only be credited with 400 Microsoft Points, but you’ll also get an extra month of Gold membership absolutely free**! <*> Extra Tickets: We don’t want anyone to miss out on the great multiplayer action House Party will bring you and your friends! From 1700 GMT March 26– 1700 GMT March 29, House Party is making it easy for you to play together with a special Xbox LIVE House Party Multiplayer Unlock weekend! For this weekend only, we’re unlocking the online multiplayer features of all House Party titles for Xbox LIVE Silver Members to play for free. <*> Attire for your Avatar: Starting on March 3rd, stop by Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace to ensure your avatar is decked out in the best House Party attire! From cola hat dispensers and plaid shorts, to plastic jelly shoes, your Avatar will party in style this March. You can even pick-up a BBQ grill so your Avatar won’t go hungry over the course of the month-long party. <*> Guests of Honour: Most parties only have one star of the show, but Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party has four blockbuster guests we’re celebrating them in style!

Get the lowdown on the featured titles below:

Toy Soldiers

March 3 | 1200 Microsoft Points

Fight for survival in this intense, action-packed game on Xbox LIVE Arcade! Enjoy world-class visuals as you put your foot soldiers and fighter pilots to the test in vintage WWI dioramas. PEGI rated 16+

Scrap Metal

March 10 | 1200 Microsoft Points

With guns blazing, drift around corners and take out legendary competitors in this fast-paced top-down racer. Customise your car to help you blast through enemies, or race against your friends to crush their cars in one of the many pulse-pounding online multiplayer matches. PEGI Rated 7+

Perfect Dark

March 17 | 800 Microsoft Points

The classic sci-fi shooter has made its way to Xbox LIVE Arcade and is ready for you to download and hit the ground running. Digitally remastered with better frame rates and updated graphics, now you and your friends can experience every twist and turn in this heroic story. PEGI rated 16+

Game Room

March 24 | Free to Download

240 to 400 Microsoft Points for game downloads | 40 Microsoft Points for single gameplay

Xbox LIVE Arcade is kickin’ it back to the old school, with“Game Room.” Now you can relive the glory days of playing classic arcade games in their original forms. Download the free“Game Room” app for your Avatar and purchase and play some of your favourite retro games from Intellivision, Activision Inc., Konami Corp. and Atari Inc. with friends. PEGI rated 12+

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Dominic Carey / 01189 095334 / v-docare@microsoft.com

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately) required for online multiplayer

**FREE GIFT OFFER TERMS:

Purchase all 3 games: Toy Soldiers, Scrap Metal, Perfect Dark,&download the free Game Room app before April 1, 2010 0459 GMT, and receive 400 Microsoft? Points– FREE! As a bonus, all current Gold members as of April 30, 2010 that fulfil this offer will also receive 1 month of Gold for FREE! Limit one (1) of each gift per person. To qualify for your gift, you must purchase all three (3) games from Xbox LIVE Arcade and download the free Game Room app using your Xbox LIVE account, by April 1, 2010 0459 GMT 0559 CET. To qualify for the bonus month of Gold, you must have a current Gold account (sold separately) as of April 30,2010. The free Points and 1 month of Gold will automatically be deposited into your Xbox LIVE account after the end of the promotion period. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery– on or around April 30, 2010. Offer available only to legal residents, age 13 plus, of all countries that support Xbox LIVE, while supplies last, is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and cannot be combined with any other rebate or offer. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Broadband internet required for Xbox LIVE; for terms of use and system requirements see www.xbox.com/live.

This is the current release schedule for Block Party titles. As with everything game release related, dates are subject to change.

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