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May 5, 2008

YOU CAN'T STOP THE ROCK!!

MTV Games, Harmonix and EA Announce "Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1" for Wii and PlayStation 2 System Will Be Available July 15, 2008

Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of MTV Networks, which is a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced plans to release Rock Band™ Track Pack Volume 1 for the Wii™ home video game console from Nintendo and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The 20-Track Pack features an electrifying mix of classic hits and current favorites, including songs by Boston, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, and All American Rejects. The Rock Band™ Track Pack Volume 1 will be available on July 15th, 2008 for a MSRP of $29.99. Complete details are as follows:

Release date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tracks:

  • 30 Seconds to Mars The Kill

  • All American Rejects Move Along

  • Blink – 182 All the Small Things

  • Boston More Than a Feeling

  • David Bowie Moonage Daydream

  • Faith No More We Care A Lot

  • Grateful Dead Truckin’

  • The Hives Die, All Right!

  • KISS Calling Dr. Love

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Gimme’ Three Steps

  • Nine Inch Nails March of the Pigs

  • Oasis Live Forever

  • Paramore Crushcrushcrush

  • The Police Synchronicity II

  • Queens of the Stone Age Little Sister

  • Ramones Teenage Lobotomy

  • Smashing Pumpkins Siva

  • Stone Temple Pilots Interstate Love Song

  • Weezer Buddy Holly

  • Wolfmother Joker & the Thief

All 20 tracks utilize original master recordings All tracks are available as DLC on competing platforms**

Price: $29.99 MSRP

Rock Band is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes tracks that span every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock, to heavy metal and punk. Rock Band has garnered over 40 awards this year including Game Critics Award: Best of Show E3 2007 and three awards at The 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack.

Rock Band is rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

Rock Band will be available for the Wii starting June 22, 2008. Rock Band is currently available on the PLAYSTATION®2 computer entertainment system, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®.

EA is the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for Rock Band.

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