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Ghostbusters and Gemma Atkinson to host Play.com Live


Vivendi has just told us that Ghostbusters is to have a "presence" at Play.com Live, but wouldn't say what it was. A rep described the showing as an "interesting angle". Make of that what you will. The Terminal Reality-developed game has a release date of autumn 2008, and hasn't been seen outside of NDAs, a tiny trailer and five screens, so keep your eyes open for more later this month.

Her with the "extended" chest off Hollyoaks and Iain Lee are going to be hosting the event, apparently. We'd like to make a "joke" about Gemma getting "slimed" but we won't, because that would be sexist and wrong. The two day show is being held at Wembley Stadium on March 15-16.

Sega, EA, Activision, Microsoft, THQ and Ubisoft are all signed up, and attendees can expect to see LEGO Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Condemed 2, Sega Superstar Tennis, Rock Band, LittleBigPlanet and DeBlob, among other stuff. Wouldn't it be awesome if a Rock Band release date announcement for Europe was imminent?

The following bands will also be playing:

Saturday 15 March

  • Elliot Minor
  • The Rumble Strips
  • Vincent Vincent and the Villains
  • Beth Rowley

Sunday 16 March

  • We Are Scientists
  • You Me At Six
  • Go:Audio
  • Saving Aimee

Hopefully that means something to you. In addition, a raft of celebrities will be on show, including, um, "Tara Palmer-Tomkinson – business woman and IT girl", famed gamer and Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli and rugby player George Skivington. Who's bang into games.

Press release, including pricing info, after the link.

Gemma Atkinson and Iain Lee to host Play.com Live

Elliot Minor and We Are Scientists to headline event

4 March 2008 – Wembley Stadium is set to rock to the sounds of some of the UK’s best new bands at Play.com Live.

The lifestyle entertainment event on March 15 and 16 will give people the chance to try out the latest computer games and watch the hottest groups – all inside the world famous home of UK football.

TV babe Gemma Atkinson (ex-Hollyoaks and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!) and Virgin Radio presenter Iain Lee will host the two-day extravaganza.

The fantastic line-up of artists performing includes:

* Saturday 15 March
o Elliot Minor
o The Rumble Strips
o Vincent Vincent and the Villains
o Beth Rowley

* Sunday 16 March
o We Are Scientists
o You Me At Six
o Go:Audio
o Saving Aimee

This jam-packed weekend will also see various famous faces enjoying the activities on stage and give fans the opportunity to meet and greet music, TV and sporting personalities, such as:

* Jamie Cullum - musician
* Tara Palmer-Tomkinson – business woman and IT girl
* Duncan James – musician and West End star
* Jean-Christophe Novelli – celebrity chef
* Lee Sharpe – ex Manchester United and England footballer
* Tom Voyce – Wasps and England rugby player
* John Hart – Wasps and England rugby player
* Fraser Waters – Wasps and England rugby player
* George Skivington – Wasps and England rugby player
* Roberto Di Matteo – ex Chelsea and international Italian footballer

The event will also have numerous competitions and feature all the latest video games, with exclusive launches and first-looks, plus movie trailers from this year’s biggest films.

All the major video games companies, including Sega, Electronic Arts (EA), Activision, Microsoft, THQ and Ubisoft will be showcasing their hits for 2008.

New releases such as LEGO Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Condemed 2, Sega Superstar Tennis, Rock Band, LittleBigPlanet and DeBlob are just a few of the exciting titles that will be there to try out.

Tickets cost just £6 per adult and £3 for children and can be purchased through www.play.com. They are available to buy for a morning or afternoon visit to the show on either day or you can buy VIP weekend tickets for £16.

Please note: Children under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Those who are not accompanied by an adult will not be permitted to enter the Stadium without proof of age.

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