London 7th June - Multi-platinum Def Jam recording artist Ludacris is calling on Xbox gamers from all over the world to challenge him in Microsoft Game Studios' critically-acclaimed driving simulator, Forza Motorsport, as part of the latest Xbox Live "Game with Fame" session on Thursday, 10th June.
This particular session will be open to players from across the globe, and all gamers have to do to have a chance to challenge the hip-hop star is look for the gamertag ludacrisgwf from 6.30PM – 8.30 p.m. GMT.
"When Xbox came to me with the opportunity to do a 'Game With Fame', I jumped at it," said Ludacris. "There's nothing like kicking back, relaxing and playing some Xbox, and with Xbox Live, I have the opportunity to game with my fans 'all over the world'."
Ludacris earned his most-recent Grammy for his 2004 collaboration with Usher and Lil Jon, entitled, "Yeah." The 'Hot-lanta' native's latest album, Red Light District, debuted at No.1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 2 million copies since its release in April 2004. A special-edition DVD of Red Light District will be available worldwide on the 19th June and will include videos for "Pimpin' All Over the World," "Blueberry Yum-Yum" and "Potion," as well as live performances of "Get Back," "#1 Spot" and more.
The DVD will also feature the trailer for Forza Motorsport. As the most realistic driving simulator released on Xbox to date, it's all about you and your car in Forza Motorsport. Race over 250 of the most intense driving machines available for gamers to customise and tune to their satisfaction as well as the power to take on the world via Xbox Live.
To find out about other great Xbox Live events including Game With Fame, tournaments and Winning Weekends visit the Xbox Live Calendar on http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/live/calendar/default.htm
About Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Windows PC gaming, Xbox video game system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse game portfolios for the PC (http://www.microsoft.com/games/), including such franchises as "Age of Empires," "Flight Simulator" and "Zoo Tycoon" Xbox (http://www.xbox.com/), including such franchises as "Halo," "Project Gotham Racing" and "NFL Fever" and Zone.com (http://www.zone.com/), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as "Bejeweled" and "OutSmart."
About Xbox Live
Now in its third generation of transforming and uniting Xbox game communities, with more than 300 games planned by end of holiday 2005 and now with presence in 24 countries worldwide, Xbox Live has set the bar for online games entertainment. As the first global, unified online console games service, Xbox Live continues to take online gameplay and entertainment to unprecedented heights. With a rapidly growing global community, Xbox Live offers best-in-class games, intelligent matchmaking, tournaments, unique programming and integration with Xbox.com — there is simply nothing else like it. The service continues to provide more and more ways for members to meet, interact and stay engaged with each other.
Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in Europe for an estimated street price of £99.99.
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