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January 17, 2003 -- San Jose, CA -- Company President Milind Bharvirkar announced today that GLOBAL VR will launch its National Tournament by offering players a chance to participate in EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® Inaugural Open set to begin February 1st, 2003.

The Inaugural event will be conducted on the Timber Hill Course - Front 9. The Timber Hill Fantasy Course, designed by GLOBAL VR's special project team, offers players a new and exciting opportunity to test golfing skills and enjoy terrain that challenges players to be at the top of their game. Risky shots through branches and successfully navigating dramatic elevation changes are all a part of the Timber Hill experience.

GLOBAL VR's US "Inaugural Open" Golf Tournament will run from February 1-21st 2003 and carries a total prize pool of $10,000.00. The grand prize of $ 5,000.00 will be award to the nation's top player. The Canadian tournament is set to beginning mid-February on the same course. Prize information will be made available as the date draws near.

"We understand that playing tournaments for prizes is an important part of the entertainment experience players have come to expect," stated Milind Bharvirkar. "It is our intention to raise the bar not only on the game experience itself, but also on prizes which will be awarded. We intend to increase the April prize pool to $25,000.00, and it will go up significantly from there."

Players can register for tournaments on the GLOBAL VR website,, or directly on the EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® game cabinet at their local gaming establishment. Once a player account has been set-up, tournament participants will be able to monitor their standing in the game by going to the Tournament Leader Board on GLOBAL VR's website.

Operators wishing more information on how to get their units tournament ready should contact their distributor for more information. How to enter the tournament, tournament rules and entry forms can be obtained by visiting or by calling Global VR at 408.597.3400 or 1-877-GVR-GAME.

GLOBAL VR is the world's leading manufacturer of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. With the exploding home gaming market expected to approach $35 billion worldwide, Global VR is leveraging massive investment in development of home games and trigger a renaissance in the out-of-home video game industry. GLOBAL VR has development agreements with the world's leading game publishers Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI) Infogrames (NASDAQ :IFGM) and Rage (FTSE:RGE) that provide exclusive rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF, Heavy Gear II and Incoming.

For further information please contact:

Wes Harris
Phone: (408) 597-3400 ext: 2443
Fax: (408) 597-3431

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