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Nationwide Guitar Hero III Tournament Announced

To support the launch of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Activision, Pontiac and Hot Topic are teaming up on a national promotion giving Guitar Hero fans, ages 16 and older, the chance to show off their fret burning skills and win a 2008 Pontiac G5. During the one month tour, consumers around the country can play the game that everyone is talking about at Hot Topic stores in the following cities:

11/8 Orland Park, IL (Chicago) Orland Square

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11/12 Paramus, NJ (New York/Newark) Garden State Plaza

11/15 Buford, GA (Atlanta) Mall of Georgia

11/19 Austin, TX Barton Creek

11/26 Phoenix, AZ Metro Center Mall

11/29 Las Vegas, NV Meadows Mall

12/3 Northridge, CA (Los Angeles) Northridge Fashion Center

12/5 San Francisco, CA San Francisco Center

Qualifying will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at each stop on the tour. The top eight scores from the Qualifying Round will proceed to the Semi-Final Rounds which will immediately follow. Individuals interested in participating can pre-register for the tournament by visiting the designated Hot Topic store starting at 10:30 a.m. five days prior to the tournament date. Pre-registration will close at 5:00 p.m. the evening before the tournament date. Pre-registering is highly recommended as space is limited.

Winners at each of the eight stops will receive a $100 gift card from Hot Topic. Additionally, winners will submit their high score on an undisclosed song to determine the two national finalists to advance to the Grand-Finals Round. The two Grand-Finals Round participants will win a trip for two to Los Angeles where they will compete in front of the game creators at Activision for the right to drive away in a 2008 Pontiac G5.