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Game Tour Hits College Campuses

by Steven Rodriguez - March 23, 2004, 1:39 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Starting this week and leading up to E3, you can get your game on at a university near you.

Video Game Tour Invades College Campuses!

LARGEST COLLEGE VIDEOGAME, PC & WIRELESS TOUR TO DATE

"2004 Spring College Tour" Features Top Unreleased Titles from Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Midway, U.S. Army, RockStar Games and Nokia

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 23, 2004 - Game Live Events, the most established live Video Game and PC touring event in the U.S., today announced their "2004 Spring College Tour." With the demand from college campuses for interactive videogame events at an all time high, the 20-stop Spring College Tour begins on Friday, March 26th in Austin, TX at the University of Texas at Austin and runs through Wednesday, May 5th at the California State University at Long Beach.

Players will preview for the first time the spring's most popular video games, PC games and wireless games from Nokia N-Gage, as well as be able to play unreleased betas and gold builds of this year's hottest new titles. New titles on display include major releases from EA SPORTS(tm) "Fight Night 2004" and "MVP Baseball 2004," EA GAMES(tm) "James Bond 007(tm): Everything or Nothing"(tm) and "Burnout 3" (Unreleased Beta). Ubisoft's entire new "Tom Clancy" line of games including "Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow," "Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm" and "Rainbow Six 3" will be exclusively featured on tour. Midway(r) will be previewing the nationally anticipated "NBA Ballers" and "The Suffering." Rockstar Games will showcase the highly successful next installment of the "Max Payne" series, "Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne." The U.S. Army's "America's Army: Special Forces" PC game will be featured on 8 fully networked high-speed computers for high action game play.

In a special on-tour presentation, the Nokia N-Gage will feature demonstration of the hottest new wireless games in a unique live event lifestyle environment.

More than 18 titles will be featured on a state-of-the-art, 50-screen Game Live interactive 'GamePort' system from publishing partners Electronic Arts(tm), Rockstar Games, The U.S. Army, Midway(r) and Ubi Soft Entertainment(tm). PC partners include ATI Radeon 9800XT, RIO MP3 and Alienware. The NYKO Air Flo EX is the Official Controller Partner of the Tour. G4(r), the cable TV network dedicated to video games, has signed on again as the Official Broadcast Media Partner. Klipsch is the speaker partner of Ubisoft titles.

Admission is free and game play is unlimited. For complete details of the tour, including tour locations, event times, and the latest list of games included on the tour, visit www.gameliveevents.com.

Game Live 2004 Spring College Tour Schedule - 20 Colleges

Friday, March 26 University of Texas at Austin

Monday, March 29 University of North Texas

Tuesday, March 30 Baylor University

Wednesday, March 31 University of Louisiana

Thursday, April 1 University of New Orleans

Saturday, April 3 Virginia University (Commonwealth)

Tuesday, April 6 Virginia Polytechnic

Thursday, April 8 East Carolina University

Monday, April 12 St. Louis University

Wednesday, April 14 University of Nebraska

Thursday, April 15 University of Iowa

Monday, April 19 University of Minnesota

Tuesday, April 21 Indiana University

Thursday, April 22 Marshall University

Friday, April 23 Bowling Green State University

Saturday, April 24 Penn State University

Wednesday, April 28 Temple University

Thursday, April 29 University of Maryland

Tuesday, May 4 University of California at Berkeley

Wednesday, May 5 California State at Long Beach

Show Times Start at either 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM - Check Website for Exact Times

Game Titles on Tour

EA SPORTS(tm)

"Fight Night 2004"

"MVP Baseball 2004"

EA GAMES(tm)

"Burnout 3"

"James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing"

UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT(tm)

"Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow"

"Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3"

"Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm"

"Far Cry"

"Prince of Persia: Sands of Time"

"XIII"

MIDWAY(r)

"The Suffering"(tm)

"Psi-Ops(tm): The Mindgate Conspiracy"

MIDWAY SPORTS(tm)

"NBA Ballers"

"MLB(tm) Slugfest(r): Loaded"(tm)

THE U.S. ARMY

"America's Army: Special Forces"

ROCKSTAR GAMES

"Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne"

Talkback

BernyMarch 23, 2004

Meh. I'm not interested in ONE of those games. Prolly cause there are only 4 titles available for the Gamecube on that list. face-icon-small-wink.gif

jasonditzMarch 23, 2004

Have a playable Nintendo DS available at the tour and I'd drive the 150 miles neccesary to get to a "nearby college campus" off that list.

SelochinMarch 26, 2004

The article didn't specify certain things such as whether or not the tour will be open to the public, just college students, or just students attending that college. Is there an admission fee? If it opens at 10 or 11, when does it close and what are your chances of being able to play that special game you've been waiting for with all the people that will be there?

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