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First GLOBAL VR Hosted North American Championship Coming to Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 1, 2004—Prominent San Jose, California-based video game manufacturer, GLOBAL VR®, gears up for the North American Championship, video golf tournament. On November 12—14, video golfers from all over North America and Canada will come together to compete for a prize pool of $100,000 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the first annual, North American Championship.

The inaugural championship will take place at Las Vegas’ exciting Hard Rock Hotel & Casino where artists such as Morrissey, Sting and Dido have performed, and personalities such as Howard Stern and Carson Daly have broadcast. 64 players and six alternates have already undergone a rigorous qualifications process and will come together to compete at this event.

Video gamers and sports fans interested in attending can find the schedule and accommodations information by visiting the GLOBAL VR® website at

For further information please contact:

Barb Roy
Phone: (408) 597-3400 ext: 2409
Fax: (408) 597-3431


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, California, GLOBAL VR® is the world's leading manufacturer of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. With an exploding home gaming market, GLOBAL VR is leveraging massive investment in development of home games and triggering 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) and Atari (NASDAQ:ATAR) that provide exclusive rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF, EA GAMES™ NEED FOR SPEED™, Beach Head and Operation Blockade.

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