Los Angeles, CA. - September 27, 2005 - Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames, has released images and a movie of poker pro Annie Duke, one of top female poker players in the world and one of the top poker stars that will be featured in the upcoming release, World Championship Poker 2. World Championship Poker 2, is the follow up to one of the best selling titles for the first half of 2005, is slated to ship this fall for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP(tm) (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system and the XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
About Annie Duke
Born in Concord, New Hampshire, Annie Duke began playing poker at the age of 22, learning the basics from her brother, poker pro Howard Lederer. Duke is the top female World Series of Poker money winner in history, and considered by many to be the best female poker player in the world.
Duke is the only women to have won two major tournaments in one year and in September 2004, she beat Phil Hellmuth and eight other poker legends including four past World Series of Poker champions to take the World Series of Poker Tournament title and win $2 million.
About World Championship Poker 2
Developed by Point of View, World Championship Poker 2 features a much more detailed one player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement. Once you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on increasingly better pads, and furnishings.
Hit a losing streak, and you may have to hock your stuff to stay in the game. Other features of WCP2 include:
" 14 types of poker, including Texas Hold'em, Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud and Pineapple
" Different levels of simulation - "Real Deal" for the more experienced card shark and "Power Play" for the casual players
" Active tell and bluff systems.
" Third-person "TV" mode (including the popular in-bumper "card cam") or first-person mode to watch human and computer opponents more closely for signs of tells and bluffs
" RPG-like upgradeable skill system
" Play with the pros - in game character likenesses, as well as play styles and iconic signature personality traits of some of the world's top poker
players including: Howard Ledrerer, Annie Duke, Greg Raymer, Robert Williamson, Matt Savage, Amir Vahedi, Clonie Gowen, and Paul Darden.
" Detailed character customization feature - really put yourself in the game
" More attitude - truly colorful color commentary including player controlled taunts, bluffs and tells
" Poker tutorials, as well as hints and tips on strategy
" Dynamic one player game - upgrade your pad and host online tournaments. Hock your stuff if you're desperate for funds for the next tournament
" Compatible for online play with World Championship Poker 2 PSP(tm)(PlayStationÂ®Portable) system users.
Exclusive to the PlayStation 2 version of World Championship Poker 2 is support for the EyeToyTM USB Camera (for PlayStationÂ®2), which allows online
opponents to see each other as they play, in addition to supporting text chat. The Xbox version of the game supports Xbox LiveÂ® online game service
including Scoreboards, Voice/Chat and Live Aware.
About Crave Entertainment
Based in Los Angeles, California, Crave Entertainment is a privately held publisher of videogame entertainment products. Crave produces games for the major console platforms including Game BoyÂ® Advance, Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢, the PlayStationÂ® game console, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, and for the PC. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit http://www.cravegames.com.
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