Free Interactive Game Experience

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2009) – Leading up to and helping to build the excitement surrounding the University of South Florida’s Homecoming main attractions, everyone can look forward to the Florida Army National Guard Interactive Game Experience Exhibit, featuring the latest electronic games for two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17-18, 2009. 

 

The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Tampa campus between Cooper Hall and Burger King and is free and open to all electronic gamers.

 

Over 30 of today’s popular electronic games will be featured including:

•  Tekken6                       

•  UFC 2009 Undisputed™

•  HALO 3: ODST

•  The Beatles: Rock Band

•  Guitar Hero:5

•  Need for Speed™ Shift

•  Brϋtal Legend

•  New Super Mario Bros

•  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

•  Newest 2010 NCAA Basketball and Football games

 

For a list of all games in the Exhibit go to www.igxnet.com.

 

The Exhibit includes 18 game ports with 26” and 42” HD flat screen monitors featuring Nintendo Wii™PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360™ game consoles. 

 

Players can sign up to participate in Tekken 6, Guitar Hero 5 and UFC Undisputed tournaments which will run throughout the afternoon.  There will be a maximum of 32 competitors in a single elimination match played on an Xbox 360 or PS3 with prizes awarded to all winners. The tournament will begin at noon and participants can sign up at the Exhibit beginning at 10 a.m.

 

Florida Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Commander, LTC David Peek said, “This exhibit is an avenue for our organization to bring a super-charged event to college campuses and provides information on the educational benefits, career advancement opportunities, and training skills we can offer potential applicants.  We are looking for quality people to enlist or become officers within the Florida Army National Guard.”

 

The exhibit will tour college campuses across the state and will appear on campus and at various sporting events during November.

 

About IGX:

IGX, Interactive Game Experience is a leader in producing live events for the video game industry.  The company provides electronic gaming attractions for a variety of different host venues including fairs, festivals, theme parks, consumer shows, colleges, corporate events and sporting events such as the NCAA Final 4 and the Indy 500.  For more information on Interactive Game Experience Exhibits go to www.igxnet.com. 

 

The Florida Army National Guard has approximately 10,000 citizen-soldiers from the Panhandle to the Keys.   Florida Guardsmen are involved in hundreds of community service projects across the state each day.  When called to duty for state or federal missions; from disaster relief recovery to supporting operations in the war on terrorism, they are prepared to serve.  For more information on putting part-time service into your full-time lifestyle and exploring your Path to Honor, visit www.NATIONALGUARD.com for more details.

 

The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

 

– USF