Win Gift Certificates for Burgers, Hotdogs, Pizza and More at the /Major
League Eating: The Game/ Website
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – April 7, 2008 Video game publisher Mastiff
announced today its plan to feed the video gaming world – or at least a
small part of it. Mastiff will honor each of the 12 foods found in its
upcoming WiiWare exclusive release, /Major League Eating: The Game/ with
a weekly drawing. Each week, Mastiff will select a ‘food of the week’
and hold a drawing for gift certificates for that event, uh, ‘food.’
Anyone can enter – even if you don’t own a Wii. Starting April 7, 2008,
gamers can head to www.MLEGAME.com
to register and (hopefully) win. Even better, Mastiff promised not to
force feed you your prize if you do win.
“Professional gurgitory athletics is more than a hobby, more than a
sport, more than a way of life. It’s an encapsulation of mankind’s
history and struggle. Every drop of saliva, every bite, every postural
tilt of the epiglottis and relaxation of the esophageal sphincter
symbolizes the tension between mankind’s base nature and the yoke of
civilization. While my money is on base nature over civilization,
offering free food seemed a civilized thing to do and a great way to
hedge my bets” says Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff.
WiiWare(tm), Nintendo’s new downloadable game service for the Wii(tm)
console, which launches May 12 in North America. Major League Eating:
The Game will be available for download some time in May 2008. The
official Major League Eating: The Game website launches on April 7, 2008.
The game features the world’s greatest gurgitory athletes competing
across a variety of foods and venues. Built much like a classic fighting
game and deeper than a Chicago style deep-dish pizza, MLE: The Game
requires players to master a smorgasbord of offensive and defensive
weapons including bites, burps, belches, mustard gas and jalape�o flames
while cramming and chewing food at a world-class pace. It’s not for the
faint of heart, the slow of reflex, or those with an overly strong
aversion to a Technicolor reversal of fortune.
Major League Eating: The Game uses the Wii Remote to simulate a variety
of eating techniques including the cram, toss, and ‘typewriter.’
Burp-offs and Hot Potato challenges during the contests keep the
competition intense and eaters on their toes.
Major League Eating: The Game is for one or two players, offers online
play and a leader board.
Major League Eating, the professional league which oversees all top
eating events in the nation, including the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of
July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, counts among its members
Takeru Kobayashi, the Japanese eating phenomenon, and American Joey
Chestnut, current champion of the world.
Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in
Tokyo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Titles from Mastiff include
Gurumin for PSP� (PlayStation�Portable) system, Dr Sudoku for the
GameBoy Advance, Pump It Up: Exceed, and La Pucelle: Tactics, which was
awarded an Editor’s Choice Award from leading gaming website, IGN.com.
Other releases include Gungrave: Overdose, Technic Beat and Top Gun:
Combat Zones. Please visit www.mastiff-games.com
for more information.
About Major League Eating
Major League Eating (MLE), the world governing body of all
stomach-centric sport, conducts more than 80 events annually, including
the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
in Coney Island, N.Y. Last year, MLE produced six hours of original
programming on Spike TV and ESPN. The MLE competitive eating community,
which numbers more than 8,000 veteran and rookie athletes, travels the
nation in search of top titles and the glory that they provide.
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