EUROPEAN GAMERS GET THE CHANCE TO TAKE ON JASON AVENT, OF SUDEKI FAME, ON XBOX? LIVETM
London, 16 August 2004 - On August 23rd from 19:00?21:00 GMT, gamers will get the chance to chat and play with one of the gaming world's most creative minds, Climax's Games Director, Jason Avent, creator of the highly anticipated game Sudeki (TM). Jason will be hanging out on Xbox? LiveTM ready to take on Europe, bumper to bumper, on Project Gotham Racing? 2.
More Big Names lined up for 2004
The Climax event starring Jason Avent 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."
Getting the Chance to Play
All Xbox Live members need, to pitch their skills against Jason, is to add one of the following Gamertags (XboxLiveEURO2, XboxLiveEURO3, XboxLiveEURO4) to their friends' list. After that, gamers just go onto Xbox Live on August 23rd from 19:00?21:00GMT / 20:00?22.00 CET to check out whether they'll be invited to join in the race. Once gamers are chosen, they'll be able to chat to the Climax team about SudekiTM or anything else they've ever wanted to find out!
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