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America's VideoGame Expo 2006 Announced

Gamers Rejoice: VGXPO Returns to Philadelphia, October 27 – 29, 2006
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Philadelphia, March 29, 2006 - Lunar Tide Communications, Inc. announces the return of America's VideoGame Expo (VGXPO), a high-profile consumer gaming event, to the Valley Forge Convention Center, October 27 - 29, 2006.

America's VideoGame Expo is a celebration of video and computer games for the avid and casual gamer. Attendees will have the opportunity to play the newest, coolest games, meet game industry celebrities and legends, compete in tournaments, and buy new and retro games.

"America's VideoGame Expo promises three days packed full of videogame revelry," said Ed Fleming, founder of VGXPO. "VGXPO is a destination where gamers can come together to celebrate videogames and the culture that games are helping to define."

VGXPO is a gaming festival that commemorates the positive impact that videogames have had on the US culture since the 1970s. The convention provides a forum for the game industry to celebrate its stars, icons and legends. When a gamer comes to VGXPO he will have the opportunity not just to play & buy the latest games (and the classics) but also have the opportunity to meet the people responsible for their creation.

Now in its second year, America's VideoGame Expo was created to provide US game players with conventions on par with similar international game events, such as the Tokyo Game Show, Korea's G-Star convention and the German G|C expo. In 2005, VGXPO attracted 17,000 attendees and over 40 exhibitors.

"We're thrilled to bring VGXPO back to Philadelphia," said Fleming. "This year's expo will feature the best that videogames have to offer and lots more."

The following is a sample of some of the events and exhibits that are planned for VGXPO 2006:

- Exhibitors showcasing the latest games for current and next-generation gaming platforms

- Conference panels, presentations and discussions

- Dozens of vendors selling games from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today

- Halloween costume contests and COSPlay

- 24-Hour Gaming: non-stop gaming action Friday night through Sunday, featuring

o The VGXPO Arcade

o Card Gaming and Table-Top Games

o BYOC LAN Center

- Massive gaming competitions and tournaments

- The second annual VGXPO Lifetime Achievement Award

- VGXPO Robot Wars

- Videogame icons, legends and celebrities

- Battle of the VideoGame Bands contest

- And much more

For more information regarding America's VideoGame Expo, visit us on the web at www.VGXPO.com

America's VideoGame Expo, based in Philadelphia, is part of Lunar Tide Communications, Inc. a company that develops videogame related events and educational services. It's core service, the VideoGame.Net Experience, is an educational program that teaches students in 6th through 12th grades videogame design and production. Since 2003, the VideoGame.Net Experience curriculum has been taught to over 1000 students. Camps and after-school classes are run in cooperation with Penn State University, Hofstra University, Rutgers University, and California State University. For more information please visit us on the web at www.videogame.net

Contact:

Susan Conway

Phone: 610-668-1636

Email: [email protected]

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