NBA Ballers Goes GoldFirst One-on-One, Lifestyle Hoops Videogame Hits Major Development Milestone Midway Games Inc, a leading software industry publisher and developer, today announced that NBA Ballers(TM), the only videogame to deliver the pure essence of basketball by highlighting the excitement and intensity of one-on-one competition set within the alluring lifestyles of NBA superstars, has gone gold and will to ship to stores on April 5, 2004. NBA Ballers will be available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft. NBA Ballers features 60 current and 24 all-time NBA legends, taking the game out of the arenas and into some of the most lavish NBA player "cribs" for an in-your-face and heated one-on-one experience. NBA Ballers brings the bling, ice, tats and rides to those deemed worthy and dishes out current NBA All-Stars such as Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber and Kobe Bryant, along with NBA Legends including George Gervin, Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain. NBA Ballers Features: - Realistic Player Attributes and Skills - Each NBA baller and NBA Legend has more than 10 different off-the-hook skills, which determines their player rating, creating a genuine representation of each NBA superstar's mad skills. - In-Depth Create-A-Player Mode - Personalize the game by hooking-up a player with the skills and attitude to take on the best in the NBA. Select from multiple hairstyles, body types, on-court attitudes, gear, shoes, jewelry, cars and even your groupies to construct the ultimate Baller lifestyle. - Multiple Game Modes -Take your player from "Rags to Riches" by building your own mansion with winnings, or battle through “TV Tournament” mode to unlock your favorite NBA stars and discover each players special moves. - Lifestyle courts - Play at Vince Carter's "Toronto penthouse," Scottie Pippen’s "luxurious Lake Michigan yacht," or Tim Duncan's "pad in the Virgin Islands. Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major videogame platforms including the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy(R) Advance.