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Grand Theft Auto IV

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take Two
Developer: Rockstar
Release Date: April 29, 2008

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'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) National Text-to-Win Contest

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT

What does the American dream mean today? For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape from his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and get dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.

From Monday, March 24 through Tuesday, April 15, 2008, players can visit to acquire the contest question and sign up for exclusive insider information about Grand Theft Auto IV leading up to its release. Playing for a chance to win up to $10,000 and a trip to "Liberty City" for the launch event, participants are required to text-in one of five possible answers using their mobile phones. Players will have a second opportunity to enter at

A total of four (4) national winners will be selected at random from all correct mobile and online entries, and will each be awarded:

  • Roundtrip airfare and ground transportation to "Liberty City" for themselves and a guest
  • One hotel room for two nights
  • Two gift bags courtesy of GameStop and Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) in spending money
  • One key to open a lock box at the April 28th launch event

On April 28, 2008, the national winners will meet the regional winners in "Liberty City" to see if their key opens Niko's Lock Box. Niko's Lock Box contains 38 unmarked envelopes containing awards from $100 to$10,000. The event will take place GameStop's flagship store at 1282 Broadway (at 33rd Street).

For additional details and to obtain a list of official rules, visit a local GameStop retail location or GameStop's GTA IV website.

In addition to the national contest, GameStop will drop red key chains in select stores in "Liberty City" from April 1-27, 2008. The unmarked red key chains will direct players to call a local telephone number for further instruction on how to gain access to GameStop's Grand Theft Auto IV launch event in "Liberty City" on April 28, 2008.

Take a tour of Liberty City over at the official website.

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