GRAPEVINE, Texas--GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that for the first time ever, GameStop will host“Hands-On” events for one of this year’s hottest video games Activision, Inc.’s Call of Duty 4®: Modern Warfare™ on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at select GameStop locations nationwide from 9:00 p.m. until midnight. These unprecedented events will allow customers to have an opportunity to play a sampling of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s single-player mode weeks before its national release to the public on November 6, 2007.
Customers can participate at the following GameStop locations:
Store# 1363 33rd/Broadway
Store# 4866 Broadview Village
7550 Broadview Village Sq, 60155
Store# 815 Arlington B&N
934 East Copeland Road, 76011
Store# 620 Whitman Plaza
330 Oregon Ave., 19148
Store# 2373 Camp Creek
3662 Marketplace Blvd., 30344
Store# 4619 Universal Citywalk
1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Ste 101, 91608
Store# 4437 San Francisco/Powell
151 Powell St, 94102
Store# 4558 Woodlands Mall
1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Space 2182, 77380
Store# 662 Smoketown Square
13277 Worth Avenue, 22192
Store# 606 Rosedale Commons
2480 Fairview Ave. N., 55113
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the new action-thriller from the award-winning team at Infinity Ward, the creators of the Call of Duty® series, delivers the most intense and cinematic action experience ever. For the first time, the game play moves to the modern battlefield as players are transported to treacherous hotspots around the globe to take on a rogue enemy group threatening the world.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for Xbox 360™, Windows® PC and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system will begin deployment on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 and has been rated“M” for Mature by the ESRB for Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore. The game will also be available for and Nintendo DS™ and has been rated“T” for Teen by the ESRB for Teen for Blood and Violence. For more information on the title go to www.charlieoscardelta.com.
Participation is limited and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. For more information or to RSVP for a location near you, please visit GameStop online at http://www.gamestop.com/gs/cod4ftp/default.asp.
About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
About GameStop Corp.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp. is the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 4,954 retail stores across the United States and in sixteen countries worldwide. The company also operates two e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publishes Game Informer® magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for next generation 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.gamestop.com/corporate.
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