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2K Sports Presents the Third Annual Pontiac
Virtual NCAA® Final Four® Tournament featuring College
Hoops 2K8 on Saturday, April 5th

It’s that time of year again - college basketball fans from around the country convene in one city to support their favorite college team at the 2008 NCAA® Men’s Final Four®. It also means that it’s time for the Third Annual Pontiac Virtual NCAA Final Four Tournament featuring College Hoops 2K8, where gamers experience the college basketball action before it happens, and predict the last one standing team that will be crowned champion.

For the past five weeks, the best college basketball gamers in the United States have been competing in ranked college basketball matches of College Hoops 2K8 exclusively on Xbox LIVE® for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The four finalists have risen above more than 8,500 opponents through 200,000 games played online for the opportunity to take their college basketball video game skills on the road. The four finalists will compete in the Third Annual Pontiac Virtual NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, Texas this Saturday, April 5th. While competing against one another on stage in front of a live audience, each participant will represent one of the remaining teams in the Final Four. For ultimate bragging rights, the winner of the Championship Game will be crowned the undisputed top College Hoops 2K8 player in the U.S. and will drive off in a brand new 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT.

The Third Annual Pontiac Virtual NCAA Final Four Tournament Presented by 2K Sports

The finalists are:
  • Roland Fuller from Alorton, IL, age 23, playing for Kansas
  • Kevin Ryan from Sayreville, NJ, age 20, playing for Memphis
  • Jonas Parker from Pawnee, IL, age 20, playing for UCLA
  • James White from Webster, TX, age 20, playing for North Carolina

The Pontiac Garage
South Alamo Street (between Market and Durango)
San Antonio, Texas

Saturday, April 5th--11:15 a.m.
  • Two Final Four matchups with gamers playing as each of the Final Four teams
  • One Championship Game to determine the winner of the Pontiac NCAA Virtual Final Four
  • The winner of the Championship Game will receive a brand new 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT
As the highest-rated college basketball game for six straight years*, and best selling college basketball simulation title this past season**, College Hoops 2K8 has solidified its position as the most authentic college basketball video game available. 2KU and the 6th Man Advantage will make any gamer do a double-take when they see their favorite mascots leading the student cheering section or when the offense receives an extra boost from the roar of the crowd. Other features include the All-American Training Challenge, where players improve their game skills by competing against former college basketball standouts, and Play Vision that allows gamers to execute every play on the court to perfection. College Hoops 2K8 also offers the deepest legacy mode and the most online options available to make it the gamers’ choice as the top college basketball video game.

College Hoops 2K8, rated E for Everyone by the ESRB, is now available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. For more information about College Hoops 2K8, please visit: www.2ksports.com.

Xbox LIVE is the first and most comprehensive unified online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy for people to find the friends, games and entertainment they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. Xbox LIVE connects millions of members across 25 countries to enjoy hundreds of multiplayer games, downloadable games via Xbox LIVE Arcade, free and premium playable game demos, music videos, TV shows and movies in the United States as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favorite retail games. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live.

*According to GameRankings.com average scores of 2003-2008 college basketball video games.
**According to NPD Funworld data for college basketball titles sold on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 platforms.

Game: College Hoops 2K8Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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