PlayStation®2 Sponsors 2nd Annual ThunderDorm(SM) Campus Technology Tour
PlayStation 2 Online Gameplay Comes to College Campuses Nationwide
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sep 12, 2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that its PlayStation®2 brand is a sponsor of the 2nd annual ThunderDorm(SM) Campus Technology Tour. Hosted by 360 Youth, the media and marketing arm of Alloy, Inc., and the Consumer Electronics Association, the nationwide tour will run for eight weeks focusing on demonstrating the latest in consumer technology for the college lifestyle, and will feature on-campus entertainment, sponsor tents and interactive product demonstrations.
As a presenting sponsor, PlayStation 2 will have eight gaming kiosks available within its sponsor tent. Players can experience the recently released Network Adaptor (Ethernet/modem) (for PlayStation®2), the foray into online console gaming, competing with other gamers throughout the country. The PlayStation 2 games on display include:
-- SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs -- places you in the role of an elite SEAL commander whose team is asked to fight terrorists in 12 distinct operations within four diverse, real world environments. As the team commander, players must instruct their team on a mission, either through voice recognition technology (with USB headset), or via on-screen text options. In multi-player mode, up to 16 players will be able to play and communicate online in a competitive environment using broadband access. -- NFL GameDay™ 2003 -- For the first time ever in a football videogame you will be able to challenge fellow armchair quarterbacks across the country for gridiron superiority. Weekly roster and player attribute updates will keep you from having that potential Super Bowl MVP on the bench. Live user stats, leader boards, 4-on-4 gameplay and complete in-game chat functionality with selectable presets and full USB keyboard support deliver the ultimate online football gaming experience. -- Twisted Metal:Black™ ONLINE -- The most insane car combat franchise takes it one step further by moving the action online creating a new world of infinite possibilities. The action heats up with a more dynamic environment that's dependent on the interaction of multiple live players. With up to eight players utilizing a broadband connection, or two players using an analog connection, gamers will enjoy four gameplay modes within 20 levels from the Twisted Metal Black universe.
The ThunderDorm Campus Technology Tour kicked off today at the University of Connecticut. The tour will reach 23 campuses and total 33 days of events at the following locations:
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Storrs CT 9/12 COLLEGE FEST Boston MA 9/14, 9/15 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Rutgers NJ 9/16, 9/17 PENN STATE UNIVERSITY University Park PA 9/19, 9/20 KENT STATE UNIVERSITY Kent OH 9/23 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Columbus OH 9/25 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Fairfax VA 9/27 N. CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY Raleigh NC 9/30 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Clemson SC 10/2 GEORGIA TECH Atlanta GA 10/4 UNIVERSITY, CENTRAL FLORIDA Orlando FL 10/7 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY Tallahassee FL 10/9 GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Statesboro GA 10/11 TULANE UNIVERSITY New Orleans LA 10/14, 0/15 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Stillwater OK 10/18 TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Lubbock TX 10/21 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Tempe AZ 10/24, 10/25 UNIVERSITY OF SO. CALIFORNIA Los Angeles CA 10/28 UC SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco CA 10/30 CALIFORNIAL STATE PAMONA Pomona CA 11/1 CALIFORNIA STATE LONG BEACH Long Beach CA 11/4, 11/5 UC SAN DIEGO San Diego CA 11/7, 11/8 SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY San Jose CA 11/11, 11/12 UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO Reno NV 11/14, 11/15 For additional information on the tour, please visit http://www.thunderdorm.com/. About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
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