The Monster Jam: Path of Destruction™ Video Game National Tournament Crowns a New National Champion

LAS VEGAS (March 27, 2011) – Michael Iacono, of Huntington Beach, Calif., won the Monster Jam: Path of Destruction™ Video Game National Tournament last night at the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals presented by NGK Spark Plugs, before a capacity crowd at Sam Boyd Stadium.   

Eight finalists were randomly selected after registering for the Monster Jam: Path of Destruction Video Game National Tournament on www.MonsterJam.com and flown to the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals along with a guest in pursuit of victory.   

Clinton Wall, of St. Louis, Mo., chose Avenger and squared off against Iacono, who chose Bounty Hunter, in the finals. Iacono made his way to the finals by beating Jeff Bruzee, of Rockville, Md., and Wall made his way to the finals by beating Alivin Thurgood, from North Ogden, Utah. In the final round, Iacono and Wall needed a rubber match in the best of three races to determine the overall winner.  

“It’s always a great pleasure to be part of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals,” said David Hinkemeyer, global brand manager, Activision. “I would like to congratulate all of our competitors who are all great ambassadors for our video game and Monster Jam, especially Michael Iacono who is now a national champion.”   

Iacono took home an Activision prize pack, including a library of games as well as bragging rights to the Monster Jam: Path of Destruction Video Game National Tournament.  

“I was so shocked to get the call and very happy,” said Iacono after the win. “I am even more shocked to win here tonight in front of this capacity crowd.” 

Monster Jam: Path of Destruction ™ Video Game National Tournament Finalists 

Michael Iacono, Huntington Beach, Calif. 

Nathan Armstrong, Spokane Valley, Wash. 

Mark Gates, Demotte, Ind. 

Matthew Bell, Queen Creek, Ariz. 

Alivin Thurgood, North Ogden, Utah 

Clinton Wall, St. Louis, Mo. 

Jacob Walker, New Orleans, La. 

Jeff Bruzee, Rockville, Md.  

Monster Jam: Path of Destruction brings the bright lights, roaring engines and crushing action of the popular touring show straight to fans’ fingertips. Gamers can get behind the wheel of 28 of their favorite Monster Jam® monster trucks, including Grave Digger®, Maximum Destruction®, Mohawk Warrior and Grinder , or design their own, one-of-a-kind monster truck with a wide variety of customization options. 

 


REVIEW 1    Dec 2, 2010
Score: 9 out of 10
  
“If you are a racing fan – try this game.  If you are a Monster Jam fan of any age – buy this game.”

REVIEW 2    Nov 24, 2010
Score: 8.5 out of 10  
“It doesn’t even really matter if you like monster trucks or not in this case as the customizable options and impressive racing mechanics combine with accurate physics to make this game worth picking up for anyone who likes over-top-action.”

REVIEW 3    Nov 20, 2010
Score: 8.5 out of 10  
“I had fun playing Monster Jam Path of Destruction even though the core lesson is to destroy lots of things like cars, buses, motor homes and more. The trick aspect of Monster Jam Path of Destruction is the thing that sticks with me the most.”

REVIEW 4    Nov 9, 2010
Number of Beers to Enjoy: 8 Beers and 2 earplugs.
“This game may not be for casual gamers or people who don’t know what Monster Mutt is but for those who do, Monster Jam does not disappoint because it actually does jam in everything a fan could hope for, short of actually strapping into your favorite truck.

REVIEW 5    Nov 8, 2010
“Overall, this iteration of Monster Jam is much easier to recommend than past outings and should provide at least 10-12 hours of enjoyment for a reasonably low price. It isn't for hardcore racing buffs of course, but fans of the Monster Truck scene - and even regular ole' thrillseekers - can find plenty here to sink their teeth into.”

Monster Jam: Path of Destruction - Mohawk Warrior Commercial Spot (11/19/10)
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction - Mohawk Warrior Commercial Spot
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction - Grave Digger Commercial Spot (11/15/10)
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction - Grave Digger Commercial Spot
ACTIVISION PUBLISHING’S MONSTER JAM®: PATH OF DESTRUCTION™ VIDEO GAME TEARS INTO STORES TODAY - 11/09/10

Minneapolis, MN November 9, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Feld Motor Sports℠ today announced that Monster Jam®: Path of Destructionhas crossed the finish line and is racing into stores nationwide . The game, which is available now for Nintendo DS™, Wii™, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on Tuesday, November 23, delivers the ultimate monster truck experience with real-world stadiums, authentic Monster Jam monster trucks and all-out destruction.

Building on the realism, Wii™ and PlayStation®3 owners can customize their experience with a Monster Jam steering wheel and sticker kit for $39.99 MSRP. The Nintendo DS™ version of the game will come with a limited edition buildable K’NEX Micro Grave Digger® construction toy for $29.99 MSRP.

Monster Jam: Path of Destruction brings the bright lights, roaring engines and crushing action of the popular touring show straight to fans’ fingertips. Players will get behind the wheel of 28 of their favorite Monster Jam monster trucks, including Grave Digger®, Maximum Destruction®, and Grinder™, or design their own, one-of-a-kind monster truck with a wide variety of customization options.

In single player mode, the goal is to become the best and beat all of the rest! Players will battle in real Monster Jam events in eight authentic stadiums on the path to the Monster Jam World Finals.  In head-to-head multiplayer, players can compete against friends and family to earn ultimate bragging rights as the best monster truck driver.

This game is available now and rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. The PlayStation®3 version will be available November 23.

 

Monster Jam: Path of Destruction, Grave Digger Highlight Video (11/8/10)
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction video game in stores November 9th -- Grave Digger highlights.
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction, Maximum Destruction Highlight Video (11/4/10)
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction video game in stores November 9th -- Maximum Destruction highlights.
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction, Blue Thunder Highlight Video (11/4/10)
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction video game in stores November 9th -- Blue Thunder highlights.
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction, Captain's Curse Highlight Video (11/3/10)
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction video game in stores November 9th -- Captain's Curse highlights.
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction, Grinder Highlight Video (11/1/10)
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction video game in stores November 9th -- Grinder highlights. Stay tuned this week for more boss truck previews!
Key Features of The Game - 10/29/10

Authentic Monster Trucks - 28 officially licensed Monster Jam trucks to choose from including  fan favorites such as Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, and Monster Mutt that look and handle like their real-life counterparts. 

Authentic Settings - Eight authentic Monster Jam stadiums including the iconic Sam Boyd stadium in Las Vegas,for the Monster Jam world finals.  Each stadium has in-stadium events as well as circuit races that will take the player out and around the stadiums on challenging tracks

Authentic Action – Experience what driving a monster truck is all about as you catch massive air, perform crazy stunts and destroy everything in your path in 32 stadium racing and 24 stadium freestyle events.  Receive tips and tricks from the top Monster Jam drivers including Dennis Anderson and Tom Meents.

   

Create Your Own Monster Truck - Create the ultimate monster truck with thousands of combinations of monster truck body types, decals, colors, accessories and performance upgrades to choose from.

5 Bonus Game Modes – Compete in additional monster truck events including circuit race, team race, gate rush, time crunch and stunt challenge and prove you’re the best.

Multiplayer –  Battle with and against your friends in co-op and head to head multiplayer challenges.

Custom Steering Wheel – Available for PS3 and Wii is a custom steering wheel that comes with 25 Monster Jam stickers.

   

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