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October 30, 2008

XS Games Announces Official Launch Date for Popstar GuitarTM

New Trailer with Unique Customizable Features Now Available for Download

NEW YORK, NY – October 30, 2008 – Videogame publisher XS Games announced today that PopStar Guitar™ will launch on November 18, 2008 for Wii™ and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in time for the holidays. With a blockbuster lineup of mastered music tracks from Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Simple Plan, 3 Doors Down and Blink 182, gamers now have the chance to be a true Pop Star by starring as the lead guitarist in their very own band.

“We are thrilled to announce the official launch date for PopStar Guitar as it caters to the huge audience of pop music fans,” said Steve Grossman, chief executive officer of XS Games. “With the all-star roster of pop artists coupled with the innovative AirG peripheral, we are excited to put PopStar Guitar on store shelves, and into the hands of fans who have long dreamed of being a pop star.”

In PopStar Guitar, players take on the role of lead guitarist who forms a garage band that tours around the world eventually advancing to the main stage for a once in a lifetime performance at the “Battle of the Bands” competition. PopStar Guitar features 12 playable and customizable characters, 25 visually cool venues and more than 50 pop songs to jam to. An all-new PopStar Guitar video with unique customization features is now available for download at: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=885.

As recently announced, the Wii™ version of PopStar Guitar will feature two AirG™ peripherals for $59.99 and will have multiplayer capabilities straight out of the box. For PlayStation®2 system players, PopStar Guitar supports officially licensed PlayStation®2 system non-USB guitar peripherals and will retail for $29.99. PopStar Guitar is developed by Broadsword Interactive and is rated “T” by the ESRB.

As an added bonus, XS Games will feature a new widget the first week of November on the official PopStar Guitar website at www.popstarguitar.com. Fans will be able to download a playable demo of the game onto their desktop or share it with friends on another website.

For additional assets including photos of the AirG, screen shots and video trailers, please visit: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=885

ABOUT XS GAMES

XS Games is a leading publisher of entertainment software with a quality portfolio of multiplatform games for the Wii™, PlayStation®2 system, Nintendo DS™ and PC. XS Games has publishing operations across North America and Europe (France, Germany, Spain, UK) and Australia.

© 2008 XS Games. XS Games, the XS Games logo, PopStar Guitar and the PopStar Guitar logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of 5381 Partners LLC. Developed by Broadsword Interactive Ltd. The Broadsword logo is the property of Broadsword Interactive Ltd. Domestic and foreign application patent pending. Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The ratings icon is a trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other marks and trademarks are properties of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

MEDIA CONTACTS

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Bender Helper Impact
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