Xbox Live and House of Blues Team Up for Game with Fame Event

On Sunday, September 19, the "Game With Fame" event will offer gamers a chance to play against The Killers, "one of the hottest up-and-coming alternative rock bands", who are currently touring the U.S. with The Walkmen. Both bands will be playing Burnout 3: Takedown from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PDT. Gamers looking to join The Killers and The Walkmen on Xbox Live should head to the official "Game with Fame" site. Xbox is presenting over 100 concerts and hosting special "Xbox Live at House of Blues" events throughout the year at House of Blues venues throughout the U.S.
Xbox Live and House of Blues Team Up for Killer "Game with Fame" Event The Killers and The Walkmen to Race Against Gamers in Burnout 3: Takedown Xbox® Live™ is partnering with House of Blues® to bring some of the hottest music acts to the "Game With Fame" series of online celebrity events. Xbox is presenting over 100 concerts and hosting special "Xbox Live at House of Blues" events throughout the year at House of Blues venues throughout the U.S. This partnership is being kicked off with a special concert featuring The Killers, one of the hottest up-and-coming alternative rock bands. On Sunday, September 19, "Game With Fame" will offer gamers a chance to play against The Killers, who are currently touring the U.S. with The Walkmen. Both bands will be playing Electronic Arts' critically acclaimed smash-em-up racer, Burnout® 3: Takedown™ from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PDT. Gamers looking to join The Killers and The Walkmen on Xbox Live should head to the official "Game with Fame" site (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/news/events/gamewithfame.htm) for more details. The Killers' debut album "Hot Fuss" is making waves in the alternative rock world with the single "Somebody Told Me" racing up to number three on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart this week. For more information on The Killers, please visit their official web site at http://www.islandrecords.com/thekillers/site/home.las. Information on The Walkmen can be found at http://www.marcata.net/walkmen/. Burnout 3: Takedown features more than 40 different tracks spanning three continents, players can battle in over 70 cars and takedown opponents across a broad range of conditions and environments, as well as experiencing 100 unique crash junctions. Burnout 3: Takedown features highly sophisticated crash technology that recreates high speed crashes with extreme detail and allows the player to use their car as a weapon and takeout rivals, controlling the car even after crashing. Players can race online in seven different modes, featuring up to 6 participants, battling through full oncoming traffic. HOB Entertainment, Inc., a Los Angeles-based global entertainment company, is the definitive live music brand. Founded in 1992, this dynamic company with soul, spirit and vision is comprised of several unique businesses, including House of Blues Clubs, which operate 1,000 - 2,000 capacity venues located in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Las Vegas and Anaheim. House of Blues Concerts, Inc. owns, operates or exclusively books 20 arena and amphitheatre venues throughout North America, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Seattle (The Gorge), Atlanta, Cleveland, Toronto and Vancouver. House of Blues - IT IS LIVE! ™ Xbox Live's "Game With Fame" promotion gives game fans the opportunity to play on Xbox Live against some of today's hottest stars. Past "Game with Fame" celebrity players include The Strokes, Hoobastank and Big Boi from OutKast. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the "Game with Fame" Web site at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/news/events/gamewithfame.htm. Xbox Live, which launched in the United States Nov. 15, 2002, allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox® games with other gamers worldwide via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the ground up for online gaming. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends; talk to other players during gameplay through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics and new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online -- all exclusive features to Xbox Live. Xbox (http://www.xbox.com/) is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia.