Over $25,000 in Gaming Prizes Is Up for Grabs in GamePro.com’s Holiday Super Hunt Sweepstakes!

OAKLAND, CA – NOVEMBER 24, 2003 – IDG Entertainment, the world’s largest provider of interactive entertainment information and the publisher of the industry-leading GamePro and Code Vault magazines and GamePro.com, announced the launch of GamePro.com’s Holiday Super Hunt Sweepstakes.

Launching today on www.gamepro.com, the Super Hunt Sweepstakes challenges video-game enthusiasts by testing their gaming knowledge. Users follow clues to search for corresponding game editorial throughout the site for a chance to win a ton of cool prizes. The sweepstakes takes place over three rounds. As an added bonus, each round of correct answers awards entrants with an additional chance to win the coveted grand prize: an Alienware® Area-51 PC gaming system with keyboard and mouse.

Over $25,000 in gaming prizes will be awarded to 322 lucky winners. Prizes include: a PlayStation® 2, Xbox®, GameCube®, Game Boy Advance® SP, GamePro magazine subscriptions, video and PC games, music CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, and much more. The sweepstakes is being promoted in GamePro and Code Vault magazines, and on GamePro.com.

“In the spirit of the holiday season, GamePro.com is rewarding its visitors with thousands of dollars in topnotch prizes for gamers,” said Wes Nihei, Editor-in-Chief of GamePro magazine and GamePro.com. “GamePro.com’s Holiday Super Hunt Sweepstakes is our way of thanking our audience of gaming enthusiasts who depend on the GamePro brand to help them with all of their video-game purchasing decisions.”

Marketing partners sponsoring this year’s sweepstakes include: Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., Alienware Corporation, AnimeWorks, Arista Records, Atari Interactive, Inc., Atlus U.S.A., Inc., Burton®, Codemasters®, Columbia Records, Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., Eidos Interactive, Fantasy Flight Games, Getto Gear LLC, Gig Records, LLC, Gotham Games, Hasbro, Inc., Hip Gear™, Intec, Inc., Jaleco Entertainment, JoyRide Studios, Media Blasters, Inc., Metro3D, Inc., Midway Home Entertainment, Inc., Nature’s Cure, Sega of America, Inc., Sony Online Entertainment, Inc., SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD., THQ, Inc., Tiger Electronics, TVT Records, Ubisoft Entertainment, and XS Games LLC.

About IDG Entertainment:

Located in Oakland, CA, IDG Entertainment is the world’s premier interactive entertainment publisher for multiplatform gaming and entertainment enthusiasts, and produces GamePro magazine, GamePro.com, Code Vault magazine, and the IDG Entertainment Industry White Paper.

GamePro’s audience of over 3 million opinion-leading readers has established GamePro as the most read video-game magazine amongst male teens in North America (Teenage Research Unlimited, 2003). GamePro's circulation is 554,335 (ABC June 2003 Publisher’s Statement, six-month period ending June 30, 2003). GamePro is the industry leader among independent multiplatform video-gaming magazines. GamePro delivers cutting-edge multiplatform gaming previews, reviews, strategies, cheats, and codes. The magazine’s seasoned editorial staff provides its male teen audience with an authoritative source for video- and personal computer–gaming information.

GamePro.com (www.gamepro.com) is the premier online source for gaming information on the Internet. The site delivers around-the-clock coverage of game reviews, previews, and cheats for every major gaming platform. GamePro.com is highly interactive with many popular features, including an online community for gamers that enables its visitors to post user reviews, chat with GamePro’s editors and fellow gamers, create online personas, and more.

Code Vault is GamePro’s exclusive monthly publication of video-game cheats, tricks, and secrets for all major gaming platforms. All Code Vault codes are GamePro-tested and guaranteed to work. The publication is action-packed with thousands of codes per issue and is available on newsstands nationwide.

IDG Entertainment is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted websites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

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