Game Live on Xbox goes back to school

Hands-on demos of Xbox games hit 25 college campuses over two months of touring.

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The Salukis of Southern Illinois University are probably icing their paws down today. That's because their campus was the first visited by the Game Live on Xbox tour. The nomadic event brings some of the top Xbox games to campuses all across the country, offering students the chance to stop working the noodle and give their thumbs a workout.

Several publishers will showcase some of their games, both currently available and upcoming, to a prime demographic. Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, the US Army, Majesco, Midway, 2K Games, NovaLogic, and Capcom are all on board, giving college student a chance to get hands-on with their games.

Game Live on Xbox will also stop at Illinois State, West Virginia State, the University of Louisville, Syracuse, Penn State, Temple, Wake Forest, the University of Central Florida, Kansas State, Michigan, Texas, and Arizona State.

The tour, which is free of charge, will also feature Mountain Dew "bars," DJs spinning tunes, and, in some cases, live music. Organizers will also arrange Halo 2 and Madden NFL 06 tournaments at stops.

Among the games included on the tour are:
Halo 2
Madden NFL 06
Need for Speed Most Wanted
NBA Live 06
Burnout Revenge
NCAA March Madness 06
America's Army: Special Forces
Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
Jade Empire
Far Cry Instincts
Serious Sam II
Darkwatch
Aeon Flux
Delta Force Black Hawk Down
Blitz: The League
L.A. Rush
NCAA Football 06
NHL 06
NASCAR 06: Total Team Control
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Madden NFL 06
Forza Motorsport.

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