DREW CAREY PUTS $100,000 ON THE LINE AS HE TAKES ON U.S. SOCCER STARS IN … SOCCER? (NO, HE HASN’T LOST HIS MIND)
CHICAGO (May 30, 2007) – Drew Carey is a big soccer fan. Drew Carey is a big EA SPORTSTM FIFA Soccer 07 on Xbox 360 fan. Drew Carey hates to lose but likes to donate money to good causes. U.S. Soccer loves, well, all those things. So Drew has laid down the challenge and opened his checkbook to the tune of $100,000 large.
Comedian and TV Star to Play U.S. Soccer Stars
In EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 07 on Xbox 360 on June 5 at
The Home Depot Center with $100K for Charity on the Line
At a VIP invitation-only event on Tuesday, June 5 from 7-10 p.m. at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., the comedian and star of the upcoming CBS game show The Power of 10 will play five players from both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams in FIFA Soccer 07 on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and for every game he loses, he’s throwing in $10,000 bucks to benefit the Mooch Myernick Memorial Fund in honor of former coach and U.S. captain Glenn “Mooch” Myernick. In the main event, Drew squares off against self-described EA Sports king and U.S. National Team star Landon Donovan with $50,000 up for grabs. Members of both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams will be on hand to heckle Drew for a good cause.
The guys over at Xbox 360 Achievements have let me know that they are starting to really promote their upcoming event to achieve one of the more difficult achievements for NBA Live 07. The achievement requires that 1,000 people be online at a single time on the game. This wouldn't be such as difficult achievement if the game was actually good, but EA tends to slack on sports titles just throwing whatever they can out to the unsuspecting public. In order to help out with this event, you'll need to acquire a copy of the game, I personally would just rent it from a local shop, or at least try to buy a used copy so that you could return it shortly after being finished with the event.
The event will be held on Sunday, the 25th of February, 2007. at 8:00 PM (20:00) GMT. This translates to 3:00PM (15:00) Eastern USA, and for the Australian visitors it will be Monday, the 26th of February, 2007 at 1:00 AM. This seems to be a decent time period where most people will be able to get online and help out their goals. They are warning that if you don't get in on this event, you may never get this achievement as it's difficult to gather that large of a group of people together. You can visit their site for more details, or just read below for the full release.
Official Site: www.x360a.org
We here at X360A are pushing to get 1000 people online at the same time to get the cunningly named "Online With 1,000 People" achievement, worth 100 GamerScore.
We are calling this "The Last Chance", for this will be the last time in history that an effort as large as this will be made to get this achievement. Be one of the few to have this achievement on your GamerCard for ages to come.
As of this writing you still have 11 days to get yourself a copy of NBA Live 07!
The event will be held on Sunday, February 25th, 2007 at 8:00 PM GMT.
For those not using GMT Time, it would be:
8:00 PM - GMT
9:00 PM - Central Europe
3:00 PM - Eastern USA
12:00 PM (Noon) - Pacific USA
We are asking everyone to please stay online as long as you can so as many people as possible can get the achievement. EA Sports has informed us that you have to be in the lobby and not playing a game, but you can just be online listening to the ESPN radio service.
If interested in helping, tell your friends, tell your neighbor, tell the people playing Xbox 360 at Best Buy or EB Games... do whatever it takes to spread the word.
Microsoft’s X06 Xbox 360 and Games for Windows lineup showcases award-winning, exclusive next-generation titles, blockbuster franchises and the most anticipated games.
BARCELONA, Spain — Sept. 28, 2006 — In the city that helped influence the works of artists including Gaudi, Miró and Picasso, Microsoft Corp. delivered the fine art of gaming at X06 showcasing an extensive, groundbreaking collection of games for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, Games for Windows® and Xbox Live® Arcade for Xbox 360. For the holiday season and beyond, Microsoft offers amazing experiences for all types of gamers — ranging from the hard-core gamer with the award-winning “Gears of War®” to the gamer interested in a variety of genres with the broad reach title “Viva Piñata™.”
Xbox 360 games arriving for the holidays include these:
· “Gears of War” (Epic Games Inc.). 2006 E3 Best Console Game winner “Gears of War” thrusts gamers into humankind’s horrifying epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde. This third-person tactical action/horror title lets gamers play in several modes (single, cooperative and customizable Xbox Live multiplayer gameplay) that unite next-generation technology and graphics with classic storytelling and a revolutionary tactical combat system.
· “Viva Piñata” (Rare Ltd.). The “Viva Piñata” world is an evolving paradise where players of all ages create a fantastical island to attract and care for the more than 60 species of wild-roaming Piñata animals. In the United States, the animated TV series “Viva Piñata” debuted Sept. 9 on 4Kids TV and licensed merchandise will be available in 2007.
· “Call of Duty® 3” (Activision). The follow up to the No. 1 next-generation title delivers gamers right to the frontlines, closer than ever to the fury of combat. “Call of Duty 3” also offers intense multiplayer action for up to 24 players to team up online.