(New York) – March 16, 2005 – Games Media Properties, a leading creator of video game entertainment and media, today announced that GameRiot will launch its fourth national tour this spring. The world’s largest traveling video game festival and competition will hit eight cities in March, April and May to offer gamers the chance to play the hottest new and unreleased console and PC video game titles. Throughout 2005, GameRiot will host a total of 85 events in 30 markets, with an expected attendance of 300,000 casual and hardcore gamers. The spring schedule includes stops at two popular music festivals and six trips to the wildly popular touring event Hot Import Nights. One of the fastest-growing lifestyle events in the country, Hot Import Nights regularly packs in sell-out crowds that come for the high-energy display of cars, music, models and more. The complete GameRiot spring schedule is as follows:
DATE CITY LOCATION
Saturday, March 26 Las Vegas, Nev. - Extreme Thing
Saturday, April 2 San Mateo, Calif. - Hot Import Nights
Saturday, April 9 Houston, Texas - Hot Import Nights
Saturday, April 16 Orlando, Fla. - Hot Import Nights
Saturday, April 23 Charlotte, NC - Hot Import Nights
Wednesday, April 27 to Sun., May 1 West Palm Beach, Fla. - Sunfest
Saturday, April 30 Boston, Mass. - Hot Import Nights
Saturday, May 21 Atlanta, Ga. - Hot Import Nights
Featuring 30 playable new and soon-to-be-released titles, GameRiot will bring the ultimate video game party to festivals, fairs and events throughout the country. Gamers will be able to test their skills in intense competitions for cash prizes and, at certain tour stops, go head-to-head against some of the best pro gamers in the world. Among the high profile titles GameRiot will feature this spring include Area 51Â®, and Unreal ChampionshipÂ®2:
The Liandri Conflict from Midway; FlatOut, Cold Winter and SWATÂ®4 from Vivendi Universal Games; Star Wars Republic Commando from LucasArts; and Juiced from THQ. Additional titles will include Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory from Ubisoft and many more! More game titles and competitions schedules will be announced online soon at www.gameriot.com.
“GameRiot has proven to be a tremendous success thanks to the dedication of gamers everywhere,” said Matthew Ringel, Executive Producer of GameRiot and President of Games Media Properties. “We are thrilled about working with Hot Import Nights, Extreme Thing and Sunfest this spring as these events draw large crowds of gamers and provide an entertainment setting that perfectly complements the high-adrenaline environment of GameRiot.”
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About Games Media Properties LLC:
Games Media Properties is dedicated to the creation of new properties, programming and marketing opportunities around video game content, competition and lifestyle. A venture of the William Morris Agency, the company was founded in 2002.