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“It Pays to Be a Tyrant” with GameStop and Kongregate

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Win a $10,000 GameStop Gift Card and Earn GameStop® PowerUp Rewards</i><sup><i>TM</i></sup><i><b> </b>Points</i> </p>

Monday, August 01, 2011

“It Pays to Be a Tyrant” with GameStop and Kongregate13:00 EDT Monday, August 01, 2011 GRAPEVINE, Texas (Business Wire) -- GameStop (NYSE:GME), the world's largest multichannel video game retailer, is giving gamers the opportunity to become a tyrant when they play War Metal: Tyrant, the number one massively multiplayer online game on The “It Pays to be a Tyrant” promotion kicks off today and runs through Aug. 22, 2011. GameStop customers will receive a card in-store containing a unique code to enter in War Metal: Tyrant to play for the chance to win a $10,000 GameStop gift card. Players must reach levels five and 10 in order to receive entries in the grand prize drawing. PowerUp Rewards members who link their GameStop PowerUp Rewards and accounts will receive PowerUp Rewards points and earn entry into the grand prize drawing by reaching certain levels in the game. Level rewards: Play the game as a Kongregate user and PowerUp Rewards member: Receive 50 PowerUp points Reach level 2: Receive 100 PowerUp points Reach level 5: Receive 250 PowerUp points and one entry in the grand prize drawing Reach level 10: Receive 500 PowerUp points and a second entry in the grand prize drawing PowerUp Rewards members that link their accounts with Kongregate will also receive a GameStop exclusive in-game Leonidas tank card, a powerful card for new players that makes initial progression in the game easier and helps to win more quickly in the Arena. War Metal: Tyrant is an online collectible card game consisting of interactive battles where players are forced to defend against a massive onslaught from the brutal Raiders, vile bloodthirsty beasts and the mysterious Xenos. The levels include missions in which the player and the opposing commander alternate turns choosing cards to reduce the enemy commander's life to zero. Each mission shuffles the player's 10 cards and presents the player with three cards to choose from for each turn. War Metal: Tyrant is available now on For more information, visit About GameStop 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 GameStopJennifer Henricks,