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Six Videogame Icons to Be Honored on Walk of Game

2005 Walk of Game Lifetime Achiever Nolan Bushnell to Headline (February 28, 2006)

 On Thursday, March 16, six new stars will be unveiled on Walk of Game, the landmark destination honoring icons of the videogame industry. This year, Walk of Game celebrates Sid Meier (creator of Civilization(R), Railroad Tycoon(R) and Pirates(R)) and John Carmack (Technical Director, id Software -- developers of DOOM(R) and QUAKE(R)) for Lifetime Achievement, and Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), StarCraft(R), FINAL FANTASY(R) and EverQuest(R) as favorite Games/Characters. Each will receive a permanent star on Walk of Game, located inside San Francisco's Metreon, a mecca for the gaming community in downtown San Francisco.

The 2006 inductees will be honored at a press and industry-only reception at Metreon on March 16, where the stars will be unveiled. Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari and creator of Pong), 2005 inductee for Lifetime Achievement, will headline the event. The newest additions to the attraction will then be open to the public on Friday, March 17, in time for the Game Developers Conference (GDC), an annual gathering of the global game development community, and a Walk of Game partner for the second year.

In 2005, Walk of Game's inaugural inductees included Halo(R), Link (The Legend of Zelda(R)), Mario(R) and Sonic the Hedgehog(R). Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong(R)) and Nolan Bushnell became the first recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.


New to Metreon's attraction in 2006, gaming fans can come experience why these games are the voters' choice at the Walk of Game Station -- 12 unique stations featuring inducted games.

Every October, gamers worldwide cast their votes through paper ballots and online submissions at www.WalkOfGame.com during a one-month voting period. The top four Games/Characters and the top two Lifetime Achievers are then honored with a permanent 24"x24" customized steel star on Walk of Game. Nominations for 2007 will be announced later this year.

Additional information is available online at www.WalkOfGame.com.

About Metreon

Metreon is the first-of-its-kind entertainment center located at Fourth and Mission streets in the heart of downtown San Francisco featuring an eclectic mix of the Bay Area's best restaurants, shopping venues, theatres, and entertainment destinations.

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