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Win Your Place in the PGR 100 - Fuelled by Xbox Live

London - UK - 24 February 2006 - Xbox Live members have another chance to book their place in the first ever PGR 100, fuelled by Xbox Live - the online gaming service from Xbox, by taking on Bizarre Creations (the creators of Project Gotham Racing) in a Developer Showdown gamers versus programmers.

On Wednesday 1st March at 18.00 GMT, Xbox Live members from across Europe will have the chance to take on Gareth Wilson and Ben Ward from Bizarre Creation playing on Project Gotham Racing 2 and Project Gotham Racing 3, games that they helped to develop. The lucky gamers selected to play against the developers will also have the chance to win one of only 100 places in this exclusive racing ’club’ and bag themselves a slick, ultra limited-edition, Project Gotham Racing black-finished Xbox 360 console. But remember, speed alone is not enough since these winners will be selected by Gareth and Ben at the end of the Developer Showdown, based on who has showed the most flair, style and racing finesse when taking on the guys from Bizarre Creations.

Gamers who are not already a member of Xbox Live shouldn’t worry, because there’s still a chance of getting into the PGR 100. Details of other ways to win a place in the PGR 100, for both Xbox and Xbox 360 owners, are available . PGR fans should visit this site regularly as it’s updated with new details on how gamers can take their place in this select group of enthusiastic gamers and petrol-heads.

How do I get the chance to play in the Developer Showdown?
All Xbox Live members need to do is:
1. Sign into Xbox Live
2. If you are playing on PGR 3 add the following Gamertags to your friends list:
PGR100 1
PGR100 2
If you are playing on PGR 2 add the following Gamertags to your friends list:
PGR100 3
PGR100 4
After that, gamers just go onto Xbox Live on 1st March 2006 from 18.00 GMT until 20.00 GMT to check if they have been invited to join in a game and if they have then
3. Get in the game and chat with Gareth and Ben!

Gareth Wilson, Design Manager at Bizarre Creations said “We are really looking forward to taking part in the Developer Showdown event and helping to select some members of the PGR 100. Ben and I will have to make sure we brush up on our Project Gotham Racing skills so we dont get beaten too badly by the Xbox Live members!”

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Bizarre Creations Ltd
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