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50 Cent: Bulletproof (PlayStation 2)

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Vivendi Universal Games press release:

    50 Cent: Bulletproof Becomes a Blockbuster Hit at Retail

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced that 50 Cent: Bulletproof, the hit title created in collaboration with hip-hop music sensation 50 Cent, has sold through more than one million units.* Since its global launch in late-November, 50 Cent: Bulletproof has been in high-demand at retail stores in the U.S. and U.K.

    "The exciting convergence of gaming and music helped make 50 Cent: Bulletproof one of GameStop's top selling titles in the month of December," said Bob McKenzie, Sr. Vice President of Merchandising.

    50 Cent: Bulletproof boasts over four CDs worth of music including new exclusive music by 50 Cent, more than a dozen music videos and tons of bonus features. It is available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

    "Gamers and 50 fans alike have enthusiastically responded to the groundbreaking fusion of frenetic gameplay and the lyrical imagery of the exclusive 50 Cent music tracks in 50 Cent: Bulletproof," said Cindy Cook, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, VU Games. "The strong sales of Bulletproof underscore the undeniable appeal of the artist, his music and the engaging interactive experience that this game delivers."

    About 50 Cent: Bulletproof

    In 50 Cent: Bulletproof, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's underworld. Backed-up by his G-Unit soldiers, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city. Players assume the role of 50 Cent in a fictitious story, where they will use an arsenal of tactics including more than 25 dramatic counter-kill moves, evasive rolls and mobile cover to stay alive while the bullets fly.

    Penned by Emmy® award winner Terry Winter, 50 Cent: Bulletproof stars an unprecedented line-up of the hottest recording artists in the music industry today, including 50 Cent and G-Unit's Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, as well as other hip-hop superstars.

    The game also includes exclusive new tracks and remixes from 50 Cent, music from his multi-platinum albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre and over a dozen 50 Cent and G-Unit music videos.

    50 Cent: Bulletproof was created in partnership with Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Records. 50 Cent: Bulletproof will be available for the PSP(TM) (PlayStation®Portable) system in 2006.

    More information about the game can be found at http://www.50centbulletproof.com/.

    Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games)

    Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets, and is an emerging player in mobile and wireless games. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment®, Radical Entertainment, Sierra® Entertainment, Massive Entertainment(TM), Swordfish Studios and High Moon Studios. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo® and World of Warcraft(TM) from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Empire Earth®, Leisure Suit Larry(TM), and Ground Control®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox and Ludlum Entertainment.

    "50 Cent: Bulletproof" interactive game © 2005 Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Vivendi Universal Games and the Vivendi Universal Games logo are trademarks of Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. Developed by Genuine Games, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    Microsoft, Xbox and the Xbox logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or in other countries and are used under license from Microsoft.

    "PSP" is a trademark and "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo(TM) may be required (sold separately).

    * Total US Units sold in November-December 2005 according to The NPD Group, Inc and individual retail reporting.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107383) on Feb 17, 2010.

Vivendi Universal Games press release:

    50 Cent: Bulletproof Hits Streets Nationwide

    Los Angeles, CA - November 18, 2005 – Vivendi Universal Games ("VU Games") today announced that 50 Cent: Bulletproof, the gritty urban action game starring multi-platinum recording artist 50 Cent, is now available at retail stores nationwide to meet the widespread consumer demand for one of the year's most anticipated console releases. Gamers and fans of 50 Cent and G Unit can now get their hands on the highly engaging third-person shooter, which boasts over four CDs of music including new exclusive tracks and remixes, more than a dozen music videos and tons of bonus features. 50 Cent: Bulletproof is available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and carries an MSRP of $49.99.

    "This game is hot," said 50 Cent. "It's an exciting time for me and G Unit as we've gone from the music world into the virtual world and I can't wait for my fans to join in on the action."

    "50 Cent: Bulletproof breaks new ground by offering the ultimate collaboration of music, game play and storytelling from the point of view of one of the world's hottest entertainers," said Cindy Cook, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, VU Games. "Never before has an artist of 50 Cent's caliber fully committed all of their creative talent to deliver a video game that is a fully engaging entertainment experience."

    About 50 Cent: Bulletproof

    In 50 Cent: Bulletproof, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's underworld. Backed-up by his G Unit soldiers, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city. Players assume the role of 50 Cent in a fictitious story, where they will use an arsenal of tactics including more than 25 dramatic counter kill moves, evasive rolls and mobile cover to stay alive while the bullets fly.

    Penned by Emmy award winner Terry Winter, 50 Cent: Bulletproof stars an unprecedented line-up of the hottest recording artists in the music industry today, including 50 Cent and G Unit's Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, as well as other hip-hop superstars.

    The game also includes exclusive new tracks and remixes from 50 Cent, music from his multi-platinum albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre and over a dozen 50 Cent and G Unit music videos.

    50 Cent: Bulletproof was created in partnership with Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Records. 50 Cent: Bulletproof will be available for the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system in 2006.

    More information about the game can be found at http://www.50centbulletproof.com/.

    Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets, and is an emerging player in mobile and wireless games. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Radical Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, Massive Entertainment and Swordfish Studios. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, Leisure Suit Larry, and Ground Control. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox and Ludlum Entertainment.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107383) on Feb 17, 2010.

Vivendi Games Universal press release:

    Vivendi Universal Games and Hip-Hop Mogul 50 Cent Join forces in 50 Cent: Bulletproof

    LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2005) – Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced a deal with multi-million album selling hip-hop superstar and entertainment icon 50 Cent to collaborate in the creation of a new video game that will hit retail shelves in late 2005. 50 Cent®: Bulletproof™, in which 50 Cent will star and provide his likeness and voice, will be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on May 18th, 2005.

    “In everything I do, I play to win,” said 50 Cent. “I’m out to destroy the competition and my video game is no different. It’s a fantasy version of my life. I plan to shake up the video game world like I did the rap world – I’m pulling no punches with my game.”

    “50 Cent is one of the most talented artists in the recording industry with legions of fans around the world. Everything he touches turns to gold – music, movies, clothes, cars, watches,” said Bruce Hack, CEO of Vivendi Universal Games. “We are thrilled to collaborate with 50 Cent and Interscope Records in a video game debut that will deliver extraordinary music, exciting game play, and best of all, 50 Cent.”

    About 50 Cent: Bulletproof
    In 50 Cent’s video game, which will be revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on May 18th, 2005, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld. Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications. The streets are watching as 50 Cent blasts his way to the truth.

    Further blending the lines between Hollywood, music and games, Sopranos executive producer and Emmy-Award winner Terry Winter inked both the game's script as well as the screenplay for 50's forthcoming film, Get Rich or Die Tryin’.

    More information about the game can be found at http://www.the50centgame.com/.

    About 50 Cent
    Go ahead. 50 Cent wants you to bet against him.

    It’s that same street-born confidence that led hip-hop dream team Eminem and Dr. Dre to sign the former Jamaica, Queens crack dealer and music industry-shunned MC to their Shady/Aftermath imprint. The same sneering swagger that propelled 50 from underground mix-tape king to the top of Billboard album charts with his 2003 major-label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin’, a landmark record that to date has sold well-over 10 million copies worldwide. And the same two-fisted ambition that saw the savvy ‘hood entrepreneur lead his infamous G-Unit clique to multi-platinum glory, making 50 Cent’s G-Unit record label a major player in the music biz.

    Now with the release of The Massacre on Thursday, March 3rd, easily the most anticipated album of 2005, 50 Cent looks to continue his domination of the hip-hop world and beyond. And for the man born Curtis Jackson that means destroying the competition. “They have to survive me going around the country with this record,” laughs the self-assured MC whose beef-igniting reputation has become as infamous as his street worn past. “My thought process going into The Massacre took me back to the days when I was hustling. I’m looking to move the competition off the block. I feel like anything less than what I’ve accomplished with Get Rich is a disappointment. I had time to grow during the last two years, so I just feel like I’m a better artist.”

    50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson, epitomizes the hustler’s spirit. While most artists would have been content with the massive spoils of multi-platinum album sales, high profile magazine covers, sold-out tours and omnipresent coverage on MTV and BET, 50 Cent wanted more. He set up his own label with longtime partner Sha Money XL and presented his juggernaut G-Unit clique with the 2004 quadruple platinum Beg For Mercy. 50 oversaw the immense solo shine of Lloyd Banks (The Hunger For More) and Young Buck (Straight Outta Cashville), further expanding G-Unit’s takeover agenda. A clothing deal with Ecko Unlimited for his G-Unit line and an unprecedented shoe endorsement pact with Reebok can be added to his successful resume.

    50 Cent’s rags to riches ascension did not go unnoticed by Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan (In America, My Left Foot), who signed on to direct the rapper in the upcoming motion picture drama Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. And more recently 50 teamed up with Dr. Dre for the Aftermath/G-Unit joint release of West Coast savior The Game, whose no. 1 debut The Documentary sold over a remarkable 500,000 units its first week.

    Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games)
    Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, and also holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment and Massive Entertainment. VU Games’ library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft from Blizzard; Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, Leisure Suit Larry, Ground Control and Tribes. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox.

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    “50 Cent: Bulletproof” interactive game © 2005 Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. All rights reserved. “50 Cent” is a registered trademark owned by Curtis Jackson. Vivendi Universal Games and the Vivendi Universal Games logo are trademarks of Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107383) on Feb 17, 2010.

Back Cover - PS2 (US):

    THE ULTIMATE 50 CENT EXPERIENCE
    HIS MUSIC. HIS VIDEOS. HIS GAME.

    After getting shot nine times and left for dead, 50 climbs from the jaws of death to exact revenge on his enemies. Working with his G-Unit soldiers - LLOYD BANKS, YOUNG BUCK and TONY YAYO - 50 takes on the most powerful gangs and crime syndicates in the city, uncovering a criminal conspiracy with international Award-winning Executive Producer of The Sopranos, also stars EMINEM as Detective McVicar and DR. DRE as street-wise war veteran, Grizz.

    • Take down enemies with over 25 dramatic counter-kill moves
    • Clip up with a massive stash of weapons, from heaters to launchers
    • Grab enemies as shields, extract information and steal their valuables
    • Use strategic tactics, evasive rolls and mobile cover to stay alive while the bullets fly
    • Enemy AI that hunts, covers, flanks, works in teams and strategically navigates the environment

    • 4 CDs worth of 50 Cent and G-Unit music including NEW EXCLUSIVE TRACKS AND REMIXES FROM 50
    • Over a dozen 50 Cent and G-Unit music videos
    • Create custom music playlists, watch music videos and rock the exclusive soundtrack from Sha Money XL

    All events portrayed herein are fictitious. Any similarities to real events are purely coincidental.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Dec 04, 2007.