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GameStop Announces Midnight Store Openings for Starcraft II: Wings
of Liberty Launch

July 21, 2010

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Jul 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Midnight Launch Detected! GameStop (NYSE:GME), the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will host events at 3,000 of its stores Monday, July 26, 2010, leading up to the 12:01 a.m. release of Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s highly anticipated Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. Starcraft II is the sequel to the ground-breaking, real-time strategy game, Starcraft, one of the most successful and beloved video games of all-time.

With festivities at stores kicking off at 9 p.m., GameStop is the place to be for all Starcraft fans, who will have an opportunity to compete in the "Choose Your Race" costume contest, a Starcraft original art contest and more! In addition, fans who purchase their copy of the game at midnight will receive a GameStop Boost Pack filled with incredible savings from Alienware, NVIDIA/EVGA and GameStop.

The times noted in this release reflect the local time in your market and time zone. Customers are asked to contact their local store to confirm the exact time of the event. Events may vary by location.

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About GameStop Corp.

Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp. is the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,486 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website:

SOURCE: GameStop Corp.

Beth Sharum
Manager, Corporate Communications
GameStop Corp.
(817) 722-7281