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Video Gamers Kick it into High Gear to Win Big Game Tickets

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 21, 2005 — Five lucky (and skilled) coin-op video golfers and football players recently walked away with super prize packages that include a pair of tickets to the Big Game in February, round trip airfare to Jacksonville, Florida and a four-night hotel stay. Video game manufacturer, GLOBAL VR® sponsored the coveted give-away from September through January to give players sufficient time to qualify on its EA SPORTS™ MADDEN NFL™ FOOTBALL and EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF video games.

Two of the finalists won by posting the highest scores in World Tour-a play mode that challenges the player to complete all 19 golf courses-on EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF while the remaining three won by posting the highest total point spreads in Career Mode-gamers play all 32 football teams-on EA SPORTS™ MADDEN™ NFL FOOTBALL. Winners included George Kramerov of Arlington, TX (EA SPORTS MADDEN NFL FOOTBALL), Tim Ostrander of Lees Summit, MO (EA SPORTS MADDEN NFL FOOTBALL), Dan Gralapp of Ft. Worth, TX (EA SPORTS PGA TOUR GOLF), Geoff Silverwood of Chicago, IL (EA SPORTS MADDEN NFL FOOTBALL - Live Chicago Event), and Tim Baker of Houston, TX (EA SPORTS PGA TOUR GOLF).

Geoff Silverwood was the winner of the on-site, live event held at Splinter's in Chicago, Illinois. When asked how he thought it went, he reflected, "After winning a close game, I was left speechless and weak in the knees as I accepted many congratulations. The event itself was very difficult and I feel quite lucky to have won such an extraordinary prize." Onlookers expressed that the matches and the atmosphere was very exciting and, like watching a real football game in action.

For further information please contact:

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


Tournaments are not sponsored or administered by Electronic Arts or their licensors.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, California, GLOBAL VRŽ is the world's leading manufacturer of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. With an exploding home gaming market, GLOBAL VRŽ is leveraging massive investment in development of home games and triggering a renaissance in the out-of-home video game industry. GLOBAL VRŽ 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 TOURŽ GOLF, NEED FOR SPEED™, Beach Head and Operation Blockade. All other names and trademarks are property of their respective owner(s).

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