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Rock Band Special Edition Bundle for PS2 System - $99.99 for

*New York, NY - June 13, 2008 - Harmonix*, the leading developer of
music-based games, and *MTV Games, *a part of Viacom's MTV Networks
(NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with marketing and distribution partner
*Electronic Arts Inc. *(NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that for a
limited time */Rock Band^(TM) /Special Edition Bundle* for the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system is available for a MSRP of
$99.99 at participating retailers. */Rock Band/* instrument controllers
for PlayStation 2 system are compatible with the PLAYSTATION®3 computer
entertainment system.
"For a limited time this promotion will provide music fans and casual
gamers the chance to experience the Harmonix masterpiece Rock Band at an
extremely affordable price," said Bob Picunko, Vice President of
Electronic Games and Interactive Products for MTV. "This is a great
value for a Father's Day gift, a graduation party or summer vacation."

The */Rock Band/*/ *Special Edition Bundle*/ for the PlayStation 2
system features a wireless Fender® Stratocaster® guitar controller,
electronic drum kit, real drum sticks, microphone, USB hub and */Rock
Band/* software. In addition, */Rock Band/* *Track Pack^(TM) Volume 1
*for the PlayStation 2 system and Wii^(TM) home video game system from
Nintendo will be available on July 15, 2008, for a MSRP of $29.99. The
20-song pack features an electrifying mix of classic hits and current
favorites, including songs by Boston, NIN, Stone Temple Pilots, and 30
Seconds to Mars.

*/Rock Band /*is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers
challenging players to put together a band and tour for fame and
fortune, while mastering lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring
the most master recordings than any other music game, */Rock Band/*
features some of the world's biggest rock artists and spans every genre
of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk.

*/Rock Band /*has garnered more than 40 awards, 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.

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

For more information on */Rock Band/* and Harmonix Music Systems please
visit _www.rockband.com
and _www.harmonixmusic.com


*About MTV Networks*
**MTV Networks, a unit 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 more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and
operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC
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 300 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

*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: _www.harmonixmusic.com

*_About Electronic Arts_*
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded
in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular
handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
four brand names: EA SPORTS^TM , EA^TM , EA SPORTS Freestyle ^TM and
POGO^TM . In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion
and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage
and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products
and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle and POGO are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S and/or other countries.

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