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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' (ALL) Midnight Launch Gives Away Faceplates

by Rainier on April 18, 2008 @ 11:42 a.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.

Video game retailer Game Crazy is holding midnight launch events that will give fans first access to the game, as well as exclusive prizes and limited-edition merchandise, including a specially designed Grand Theft Auto IV-themed faceplate for their XBOX 360 consoles.

“New Grand Theft Auto games are always a huge event in the gaming community and this one is sure to be no exception,” said Wes Sand, senior vice president at Game Crazy. “Rockstar has outdone itself again by making GTA IV completely immersive and interactive. Our customers have been eagerly anticipating this game’s arrival. This is a launch they won’t forget.”

Ten stores in the Los Angeles; Chicago; San Francisco; Detroit; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; San Diego;

Las Vegas; Austin; and Providence, R.I. markets will hold special “Extreme GTA IV Experience” events beginning at 8 p.m. local time on Monday, April 28th. All other Game Crazy stores nationwide will also host midnight launch events that evening.

Customers who attend one of Game Crazy’s “Extreme GTA IV Experience” events will receive a special text-to-win number that enters them into a drawing to win two airplane tickets to anywhere in the U.S. and $1,000 in spending money. The winner will be notified at the store shortly after midnight on Tuesday, April 29th. All other Game Crazy stores will have a different text-to-win number for a similar drawing.

The 10 “Extreme GTA IV Experience” events will be held at the following Game Crazy locations:

  • 100 East Compton Blvd., Compton, Calif. (Los Angeles, 310.668.9074)
  • 1738 165th St., Hammond, Ind. (Chicago, 219.844.4163)
  • 855 El Camino Real, San Bruno, Calif. (San Francisco, 650.871.8710)
  • 14104 Woodward Ave., Highland Park, Mich. (Detroit, 313.883.0509)
  • 719 Sleater Kinney Road SE, Lacey, Wash. (Seattle, 360.413.7774)
  • 1422 North Lombard, Portland, Ore. (503.286.3759)
  • 3105 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, Calif. (619.521.4734)
  • 540 N Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas, Nev. (702.437.9902)
  • 903 North IH 35, Bellmead, Texas (Austin, 254.867.8168)
  • 22007 Hillside Ave, Queens Village, NY 11427

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

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