LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2004) – It’s a house full of poker enthusiasts these days, Poker nights at home, professional Poker events on TV, and now, thanks to Crave Entertainment, World Championship Poker for videogame platforms. Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of videogames, announces the release of World Championship Poker for PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance. The version for the XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft will be available this holiday season and playable over Xbox? Live.
“Poker has become the latest obsession,” said Vincent Bitetti, president, Crave Entertainment Inc. “Type the word “poker” in a search engine and more than 67 million websites emerge ready to inform, entertain, tutor or take ones money all in the name of poker. We’ve created World Championship Poker? to satisfy this age-old drive to outsmart, outwit and out gamble one’s opponent.”
Get the low-down on high-stakes poker with 12 World Championship Poker games including: Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hold'em, Seven-Card Stud, Five-Card Draw and Pineapple. Players may advance their skills in “Career Mode” as they play their way through over 50 poker tournaments.
World Championship Poker also features poker tutorials and six tournament locations, ranging from a tropical island to a Mississippi riverboat. Players create customizable characters with more than 80 different options to mold your player’s look. Players can compete and voice chat online via “GameSpy” for PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 and via the world’s only unified global online console games service, Xbox? Live.
Exclusive to the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 version of World Championship Poker? is support for the EyeToyÃ‚Â® USB Camera (for PlayStationÃ‚Â®2), which allows you to see your online opponents, as well as allowing them to see you. Text chat is supported as well.
Exclusive to the Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance version of World Championship Poker? are multi-player support for up to four players via the Game Boy Advance Game linkÃ‚Â® cable, and bonus casino games including Blackjack, Video Poker and Slots.
Exclusive to the Xbox version is the ability to compete against gamers in 24 countries over the world’s only unified global online console games service, Xbox Live. Xbox Live features for World Championship Poker? include Scoreboards, Voice/Chat and Live Aware. In-game user created content is also available, allowing gamers to create a custom profile and take it online to challenge other players.
Now available for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system and Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance, World Championship Poker‘ has an MSRP of $19.99. World Championship Poker‘ will be available soon for Xbox.
About Crave Entertainment
Based in Los Angeles, Calif., Crave Entertainment is a privately held publisher of videogame entertainment products. Crave produces games for the major console platforms including Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance, Nintendo GameCube?, the PlayStationÃ‚Â® game console, PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system and the XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit http://www.cravegames.com/.
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