TORONTO, ON – June 18, 2007 – Canadian video game and car enthusiasts alike will be putting the pedal to the metal for this limited time promotional offer on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft Canada. Hitting Canadian store shelves today, this special bundle will be available for an estimated retail price of $499, representing $69 in savings!

In addition to the Xbox 360, the bundle also includes:

– Top–selling racing simulator Forza Motorsport 2
– Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
– Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20 GB)
– Free one-month Xbox Live Gold Subscription
– Xbox 360 Headset

Gamers will also have the chance to win great prizing including a trip to a Canadian performance track for a hands on car racing lesson from the pros! Gamers can qualify by participating in multiple qualifying events through the in-game Xbox LIVE tournament gameplay mode. Qualifying tournaments will run from June to September 2007, for more information on the tournaments and prizing please visit www.xbox.com/drivefast.

“We’re bringing Canadians the most powerful gaming and entertainment experience with the Xbox 360 at an exceptional value,” said Craig Tullett, Xbox Canada Platform Product Manager. “We know Canadians like to race and we know they like Xbox, so what better way to celebrate than with a cool tournament and a great bundle deal.”

The one-month Xbox Live Gold Subscription will allow gamers to connect to Xbox Live — the ultimate interactive gaming experience — which currently hosts a community of more than 6 million gamers in nearly 40 countries.

From the creative minds at Turn 10 Studios, “Forza Motorsport 2” is the game that offers something for every type of racing and car enthusiast, such as optional driving assists for the novice and gameplay options for the serious car aficionado, which include the ability to tune, trade, paint and collect players’ favourite cars. Thanks to Xbox Live, players can share and sell their custom creations on the “Forza Motorsport 2” online Auction House and experience an impressively accurate simulation, putting their performance-tuned rides to the test against the best the online world has to offer.

About Xbox 360
Xbox (http://www.xbox.ca) 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.

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