Screenshots, A Movie and Player Profile Information Available Now for Poker
Star, Paul Darden, Featured Exclusively in Crave Entertainment’s "World
Championship Poker 2"
Sequel to Best Selling Console Poker Game
in North America Coming this Fall for the PlayStation(r)2, the PSP(tm) system
Los Angeles, CA. – September 20, 2005 – Crave
Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames, has released images
and a movie of poker pro Paul Darden
one of several top poker stars that will be featured in the upcoming release,
World Championship Poker 2.
World Championship Poker 2, is the follow up
to one of the best selling titles for the first half of 2005, is slated to ship
this fall for the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system, the PSP(tm)
(PlayStation (r) Portable) system and the Xbox(r) video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft.
About Paul Darden
Born in New Haven Connecticut in 1968, Paul
learned to play poker at age 8 at his father’s poker club. Paul Darden also is a
music promoter and night club owner in his home town, where he lives with his
wife and four children.
Paul Darden has cashed in over 45 major
tournaments in his career. Some of Paul’s achievements in tournament poker
include: 1st place in the 2001 WSOP Seven Card Stud event worth a gold bracelet
and $147,440, 1st place in the 2002 WPT Gold Rush No Limit Hold ’em event worth
$146,000, and most recently a 5th place finish in the $10,000 WPT Limit Hold ’em
event in March of 2005. Paul was featured as one of the World Poker Tour’s "Bad
Boys of Poker."
About World Championship Poker 2
Developed by Point of View, World
Championship Poker 2 features a much more detailed one player game, where you
now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom’s basement. Once
you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on
increasingly better pads, and furnishings. Hit a losing streak, and you may have
to hock your stuff to stay in the game. Other features of WCP2 include:
*14 types of poker, including Texas Hold’em,
Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud and Pineapple
*Different levels of simulation – "Real Deal"
for the more experienced card shark and "Power Play" for the casual players
*Active tell and bluff systems.
*Third-person "TV" mode (including the
popular in-bumper "card cam") or first-person mode to watch human and computer
opponents more closely for signs of tells and bluffs
*RPG-like upgradeable skill system
*Play with the pros – in game character
likenesses, as well as play styles and iconic signature personality traits of
some of the world’s top poker players including: Howard Ledrerer, Annie Duke,
Greg Raymer, Robert Williamson, Matt Savage, Amir Vahedi, Clonie Gowen, and Paul
*Detailed character customization feature –
really put yourself in the game
*More attitude – truly colorful color
commentary including player controlled taunts, bluffs and tells
*Poker tutorials, as well as hints and tips
*Dynamic one player game – upgrade your pad
and host online tournaments. Hock your stuff if you’re desperate for funds for
the next tournament
Exclusive to the PlayStation 2 version of
World Championship Poker 2 is support for the EyeToyTM USB Camera (for
PlayStation(r)2), which allows online opponents to see each other as they play,
in addition to supporting text chat. The Xbox version of the game supports Xbox
Live(r) online game service including Scoreboards, Voice/Chat and Live Aware.
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