NEWS - Friday, May 27, 2005

Rise Against Set for Kombat on Live

Rise Against Set for 'Kombat' on Xbox Live Breakthrough Rock Band to Challenge Fans Online in Mortal Kombat: Deception Chart-climbing rock group Rise Against is calling on all Xboxâ gamers to challenge them as part of the latest Xbox Live™ “Game with Fame” on June 3, 2005. Xbox Live players can look for the gamertag riseagainstgwf from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. CDT / 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EDT to test their skills against the band in Midway’s Mortal Kombatâ: Deception™. The band’s debut album under the DreamWorks label, Siren Song of the Counter-Culture, has held a firm place in the Billboard Top-20 for New Artists since its arrival on store shelves in August 2004. Rise Against will do ‘kombat’ with gamers from their hometown of Chicago, Ill., where the band will perform at YMCA Field on June 4 as part of the Q101 Block Party powered by Xboxâ. For more information on Siren Song of the Counter-Culture or Rise Against tour dates, please visit: Delivering the most complete fighting experience and progressing on the lethal intensity which the franchise has been known for since its 1992 debut in arcades, Midway’s Mortal Kombat: Deception is set to revolutionize the fighting game genre. With unlimited online competition, Mortal Kombat: Deception features multiple fatalities per character; multi-tiered interactive backgrounds and extensive new game modes. Plus, for the first time ever, an enhanced free-roaming ‘Konquest’ mode, an action/strategy board game and a unique puzzle game serve to compliment the improved fighting mode that has established the Mortal Kombat franchise as the ultimate fighting game of all time. Xbox Live's “Game with Fame” program gives Xbox Live subscribers the unique opportunity to play against some of today's hottest stars. Past “Game with Fame” celebrity players include The Strokes, Hoobastank, Three Doors Down, Incubus and Buffalo Bills' Running Back Willis McGahee. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the “Game with Fame” Web site at A new frontier in imagination and extraordinary interaction, no one else offers the richness of online gameplay found on Xbox Live. The world’s only unified global online console games service, Xbox Live is continuously innovating to provide members with unparalleled experiences. This unique service unites gamers together in a dynamic community where they can experience the best online games, exclusive programming and continuous downloadable content. Xbox Live launched in the United States in November 2002 and is available in 24 countries. Please visit for more information.


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