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GameStop Announces First-to-Play Weekend for Electronic Arts' NCAA Football 12

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Midnight Openings at more than 1,200 Locations</i> </p>

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

GameStop Announces First-to-Play Weekend for Electronic Arts' NCAA Football 1217:20 EDT Wednesday, July 06, 2011 GRAPEVINE, Texas (Business Wire) -- Are you ready for the roar of the Saturday crowd, the legendary fight songs and crowning a new National Champion? Your wait is finally over. GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world's largest multichannel retailer of video games, today announced it will host first-to-play events for Electronic Arts' NCAA Football 12 at all its U.S. locations beginning Saturday, July 9, 2011. Stop by your local GameStop to demo NCAA Football 12 on PlayStation 3 through launch on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Customers that pre-order NCAA Football 12 exclusively at GameStop will receive premium Nike Pro Combat uniforms for TCU, Ohio State, Boise State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. Code and download instructions available with purchase online and in-store while supplies last. As an added bonus, customers will also receive a 25% trade bonus on any games traded toward the reservation or purchase of NCAA Football 12 now through July 31, 2011. In addition, for those NCAA Football diehards, GameStop will host midnight launch events at more than 1,200 locations on Monday, July 11, 2011. Participating GameStop stores will reopen at 10:00 p.m. local time to count down to the midnight launch with activities like ultimate fan contests and launch-night tournaments. Visit to find a participating location near you. About GameStop Corp. GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,573 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide and online at Our network also includes:, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; and Impulse, Inc., a digital distribution platform available at GameStopJenny Henricks,