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First Racing Game to Feature Squad-Based Racing Revolutionizing the Driving Experience with the Ability to Command Computer Controlled Teammates

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., August 22, 2005 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that its EA SPORTS™ branded NASCAR® videogame, NASCAR 06: Total Team Control, will feature NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. The two avid “gamers” personify the focus of this year’s game - Team Racing.

“It’s amazing how EA continues to innovate and make the game more fun for gamers and the drivers year after year,” said Gordon, driver of the number 24 Dupont, Chevrolet.

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the number 48 Lowes, Chevrolet, expanded, “The addition of the team racing really changes the game in an amazing way. It’s not just about you, the driver. Now, you are challenged to manage a whole team, using your on-track relationships with other drivers and especially your teammates to bring home the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Championship and build a racing dynasty.”

About Hendrick Motorsports’ Gordon and Johnson
Jeff Gordon, the four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, won rookie of the year honors in 1993 and the first of his four titles in 1995. Gordon also took top honors in ’97, ’98 and 2001.

Jimmie Johnson spent two full seasons in the Busch Series before stepping up into NASCAR Cup Series racing in 2002, where he sat on the pole in the season-opening Daytona 500 and finished fifth in the points. Johnson finished runner-up in the points standings in 2003 and 2004.

About NASCAR 06: Total Team Control:
Take command of the biggest teams in NASCAR by building a multi-car dynasty with NASCAR 06: Total Team Control. In the first-ever Squad Based Racing experience, you are not alone. Radio to teammates for assistance, while managing on-track partnerships, or take the wheel of a teammate’s car in the middle of a race to fend off rivals. With all-new game controls, including real-time voice command, communicate with your crew chief, spotters, and on-track allies to help punch your team through the pack. As an owner, build your own racing empire or even buy top NASCAR Teams like Hendrick Motorsports. Earn the title of Teammate, Champion, and Hero in NASCAR 06: Total Team Control.

NASCAR 06: Total Team Control for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft will be on store shelves September 1st and is rated “E” for (Everyone) by the ESRB.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS BIG™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, NASCAR, is the sanctioning body for one of America’s premier sports. NASCAR has 75 million fans spread throughout the U.S., ranks second among sports in television ratings, is among the leaders in professional sports in licensed product sales, , and has more Fortune 500 company involvement than any other sport. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla, with offices in Charlotte, New York and Los Angeles, NASCAR sanctions 1,800 races at 120 tracks in 38 states.

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