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GameStop and Jolt Online Gaming Launch Utopia Kingdoms, a New Free-to-Play Facebook Game

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

GameStop and Jolt Online Gaming Launch Utopia Kingdoms, a New Free-to-Play Facebook Game13:08 EST Tuesday, December 14, 2010 GRAPEVINE, Texas (Business Wire) -- GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) and Jolt Online Gaming today announced the launch of a new free-to-play Facebook game, Utopia Kingdoms. The game is currently available to anyone with a Facebook account and is completely free to play. According to Mike Mauler, GameStop's executive vice president of international, Jolt continues to bring fresh and exciting social games to market for players around the world. “GameStop is a multi-channel retailer committed to video gaming. Jolt's Utopia Kingdoms is a great example of how we provide our customers with online games they can play anytime, anywhere and on any device.” Utopia Kingdoms comes to you from the world of Utopia, one of the oldest and most successful browser games on the Internet. The game play combines all the cunning and guile that you need as a ruler into a simple, easy-to-understand mechanic that allows anyone to pick up the game and just start playing. Players start with a small settlement and build their kingdom into a mighty empire: Choose from one of six unique races (Humans, Orcs, Dwarves, Avians, Elves or Dark Elves) Team up with your friends on Facebook to conquer the world or lead an army on daring raids to crush them all! Command your army with 16 different battle units and six race-specific units Learn new skills and strategies with every race and customize your Kingdom to match your style of game play. Will you harvest crops and trade or build an army and attack? Start fresh every 30 days with the round based game play system Utopia Kingdoms is now available on Facebook. To start playing for free, go to apps.facebook.com/utopiakingdoms. About GameStop Corp. GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multi-channel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,606 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide, www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser based game site with more than 10 million monthly unique visitors, www.joltonline.com, a leading social game developer and publisher of online games and Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication. The company also sells video games and related merchandise at www.GameStop.com. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=6544849&lang=en Paul AbbottJolt Online+353-1-672-9626Paulabbott@joltonline.comorBeth SharumGameStop(817) 722-7281bethsharum@gamestop.com