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[ June 23rd 2005 ]

The organisers of this year's Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival 2005 have confirmed the participation of giants from the worlds of gaming, telecoms and retail for the event's third year. The Festival, will bring the cream of the Interactive Entertainment industry together under one roof at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) from 10th 14th August 2005.

Platform giants Nintendo and Xbox will be joined by BT, Nokia N-Gage and GAME to back the event which has been developed to provide an open international forum to debate the evolution, convergence and impact of interactive entertainment on popular culture and will explore the future vision of the industry. The festival will be open to the public with the Go Play Games attraction offering over 1,200 sq metres of action and the Game Screening programme that will allow enthusiasts to meet the names behind the games.

Nokia N-Gage is sponsoring a conference session that looks at the world of mobile gaming. Vodafone will be joining Nokia N-Gage to sit on the panel of this session and key announcements are expected form both of the telecom giants. Nokia is also sponsoring the all important aftershow party which will be presented by British fashion label, Joystick Junkies.

Greg Ingham, Chair of EIEF, comments, "We are delighted to have so many prestigious partners on board. Their support helps to build the event's international significance and will prove invaluable in delivering an exceptional four days in the Scottish capital for both those in the gaming and entertainment industries and game fans alike.

"It's the only place where representatives from the TV, film, games and interactive industries will come together to learn from each other and network. Delegates can look forward to joining the industry's most influential thought leaders for a feature packed conference programme that looks further forward than next year's slate to challenge preconceptions and drive innovation."

For further information and to book a delegate place for the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival please visit www.eief.co.uk

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