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Rock Band Downloadable Content Schedule Announced; Tracks

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:*
* *
*Harmonix & MTV Games Announce Release Schedule for First Wave of
Downloadable Content for Highly Anticipated Music Video Game /Rock
Band/™; Tracks Starting at $1.99*
* *
/Tracks from Metallica, The Police, Queens of the Stone Age, David
Bowie, Ramones, The Clash and More Available Before the End of 2007/
*New York, NY – November 15, 2007*– *Harmonix*, the worldwide leading
developer of music-based games, and *MTV Games, *a division of Viacom’s
MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced a stellar first line-up
of weekly downloadable content available before the end of 2007. The
highly anticipated music video game hits retail shelves on Tuesday,
November 20^th for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Beginning on
November 20^th , fans will be able to purchase 3-song packs from
Metallica, The Police and Queens of the Stone Age for a suggested retail
price of $5.49 per pack or $1.99 per track (440 Microsoft Points per
pack and 160 per track for Xbox 360). Individual tracks from Foreigner,
Wolfmother and The Runaways, among others, for $1.99 per track (160
Microsoft Points for Xbox 360).
A variety of song packs, albums and individual tracks will be available
for download on a weekly basis. And that’s just through the end of 2007.
Fans can expect more music every week through 2008 with suggested retail
pricing varying from $.99 to $2.99 per track (The equivalent of 80 to
240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360), with the vast majority selling for
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360).
“We are excited to unleash some of the most beloved rock songs of all
time for consumers to customize their */Rock Band /*game experience -
for an amazing price,” said Paul DeGooyer, Senior Vice President of MTV
Games. “The overwhelmingly positive response from artists, managers,
music publishers and record labels has setup a queue of fantastic tracks
that will continue to roll out every week.”
“We are giving consumers a way to experience what is essentially a new
game every week with more and more of the songs they love,” said Alex
Rigopulos, co-founder and CEO of Harmonix.
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In addition to the 58 songs available on the game disc, Harmonix and MTV
Games are offering a robust calendar of new downloadable content
including packs, full albums and individual tracks to satiate the desire
for constantly refreshed */Rock Band /*content, including:
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*/_Rock Band_/_ DLC Release Schedule – November / December 2007_*
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*_Week of November 20, 2007:_*
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*3-Pack for $5.49 or Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each*
(160 Microsoft Points per track and 440 per pack for Xbox 360)
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*_Metallica Pack_*
“Ride the Lightning” – Metallica
“Blackened” - Metallica
“And Justice for All” - Metallica
*_The Police Pack_*
“Can’t Stand Losing You” – The Police
“Synchronicity II” – The Police
“Roxanne” – The Police
*_Queens_**_ of the Stone Age Pack _*
“3’s and 7’s” – Queens of the Stone Age
“Little Sister” – Queens of the Stone Age
“Sick Sick Sick” – Queens of the Stone Age
*Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each*
(160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360)
“Fortunate Son” as made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival *
“Juke Box Hero” as made famous by Foreigner *
“Bang a Gong (Get It On)” as made famous by T-Rex *
“My Sharona” as made famous by The Knack *
“Cherry Bomb” as made famous by The Runaways *
“Joker & The Thief”- Wolfmother
*_Week of November 27, 2007_*
*3-Pack for $5.49 or Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each*
(160 Microsoft Points per track and 440 per pack for Xbox 360)
*David Bowie Pack*
“Moonage Daydream” – David Bowie
“Heroes” as made famous by David Bowie *
“Queen Bitch” as made famous by David Bowie *
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*_Week of December 4, 2007_*
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*3-Pack for $5.49 or Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each*
(160 Microsoft Points per track and 440 per pack for Xbox 360)
*Black Sabbath Pack*
“N.I.B.” as made famous by Black Sabbath *
“Sweet Leaf” as made famous by Black Sabbath *
“War Pigs” as made famous by Black Sabbath *
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*_Week of December 11, 2007_*
*3-Pack for $5.49 or Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each*
(160 Microsoft Points per track and 440 per pack for Xbox 360)
*Punk Pack:*
“Rockaway Beach” - Ramones
“I Fought the Law” - The Clash
“Ever Fallen In Love” as made famous by Buzzcocks *
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*_Week of December 18, 2007_*
*Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each*
(160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360)
“My Iron Lung” - Radiohead
“Buddy Holly” - Weezer
“Brass in Pocket” as made famous by Pretenders *
** This is a cover version of a song made famous by the artist
indicated./ /All others are original master recordings.*
*/Rock Band/* allows online play and features that expand the boundaries
of music gaming.*/Rock Band /*downloadable content is playable and
integrated into setlists in all game modes including: Solo Tour, Band
World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online, and from
any Quickplay mode. In order to play downloadable content for
head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the
same downloadable track. Downloadable content for the Xbox 360^® will be
available for purchase via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360®
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft using Microsoft
Points and is downloaded directly to Xbox 360's built in hard drive.
Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION 3 system’s version of */Rock
Band/* will be available for purchase on the PLAYSTATION®Store through
the free PLAYSTATION®Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3
system's built in hard drive.
Distributed by* Electronic Arts*(NASDAQ: ERTS),*/ Rock Band/* is an
all-new 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. Built on an unprecedented partnership with
artists, record labels and music publishers, the music featured in
*/Rock Band /*will span the full range of rock music and include
original master recordings from the greatest songs and artists of all time.
As previously announced, */Rock Band /*is slated for release on the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system on December 18, 2007 in
North America. */Rock Band /*will ship in Europe for the Xbox 360^®
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and PLAYSTATION®3
computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
system in the first quarter of 2008.
*Rock Band* is rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by
the ESRB.
EA will serve as the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for
*/Rock Band/*, managing distribution for the game in US, Europe and
Australia.

For more information on */Rock Band/* and Harmonix Music Systems please
visit www.rockband.com and
www.harmonixmusic.com
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*About MTV Networks:*
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the
world's leading creators of programming and content across all media
platforms. MTV Networks, with 130 channels worldwide, owns and operates
the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION,
MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND,
SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and
THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services,
all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects
with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and
its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online,
broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has
licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all
of its programming services can be seen worldwide.
*About MTV Games:*
MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing
high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the
MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.
* *
*About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc:
*Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established
in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented
videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who
formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience
the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and
rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit:
http://www.harmonixmusic.com
© 2007 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock
Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music
Systems, Inc., an MTV Networks company. Rock Band developed by Harmonix
Music Systems, Inc. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all related
titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom
International Inc. EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or
other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective
owners.

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