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GameStop to Host Exclusive Pre-Launch Halo Wars Tournament
Players Compete to Win the Limited Collector’s Edition of the Game
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Feb 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GameStop (NYSE:GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will host Halo Wars video game tournaments at approximately 1,000 of its U.S. GameStop locations on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. This exclusive pre-launch tournament will give players the opportunity to get their hands on the newest Halo game three days prior to release.Players will compete one-on-one with other contestants in a single-elimination tournament to determine each store winner. Store winners will receive a copy of Halo Wars Limited Collector’s Edition and a Halo Wars t-shirt. Second place winners will also receive a Halo Wars t-shirt.
Many of the participating GameStop locations will begin their tournaments at 2 p.m. local time; however, customers are encouraged to contact their local store to confirm the exact time of the tournament. All contestants must check-in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of play, and must be at least 13 years old to participate. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their registration form.
Halo Wars is an action strategy game for the Xbox 360 that allows the player to control large armies and to shrewdly direct them in realistic warfare. Set early in the iconic war between the Covenant and UNSC – made famous by the Halo FPS games – Halo Wars provides a new angle on the war while bringing new heroes to the battle.
For additional tournament details and participating store list, visit www.gamestop.com/halowars.
About GameStop Corp.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,207 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates two e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com.