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31 Oct 2011

GAMETRAILERS ANNOUNCES AN ARMY OF EXCLUSIVES FOR ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED

GAMETRAILERS ANNOUNCES AN ARMY OF EXCLUSIVES FOR ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED
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Online Commemoration Includes Never-Before-Seen Launch Trailer, Four-Part Retrospective,
Two Weeks Of Halo-Focused Content And The Ultimate Contest For The Halo Nation
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Contest Winner To Be Immortalized In Halo Tribute Trailer On SPIKE TV
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Santa Monica, Calif. – October 31, 2011 – GameTrailers today launched its “Halo Anniversary Celebration,” two weeks of exclusive features and content honoring the 10-year anniversary of Halo and release of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary on November 15, 2011. Beginning today, Halo fans can enjoy an exclusive launch trailer of the game, the debut of a special four-part retrospective, the opportunity to enter the “Halo Fan of the Decade” contest and much more.

“We’re thrilled to pay homage to the tenth anniversary of Halo: Combat Evolved on GameTrailers,” said Shane Satterfield, editor in chief, GameTrailers. “What better way to give back to the Halo Nation than providing fans with a war chest of Halo retrospectives, exclusive content and an amazing contest?”

In the next two weeks, GameTrailers puts Master Chief in the spotlight and will highlight the six major game releases in the Halo franchise, cover 10 years of multi-player developments and will unveil a number of features including graphics comparisons, among other previews and exclusives. Fans can watch the exclusive HD launch trailer for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary now viewable on GameTrailers.com and can also enjoy the first of a four-part Halo retrospective special, beginning today. Parts two, three and four will air on November 3, November 7 and November 10 respectively.

“Halo Fan of the Decade” contest – Through Monday, November 7, 2011
In celebration of the tenth anniversary of one of the most beloved video game franchises in history, GameTrailers and Xbox have teamed up to launch a “Halo Fan of the Decade” contest available only on Halo.GameTrailers.com. Beginning today through November 7, 2011, fans are encouraged to submit a picture proving they are the fan of the decade for a chance to win the ultimate Halo reward.

As a part of their entry, contest participants will have their photo uploaded to a groundbreaking 3D mosaic of Master Chief, living on Xbox.com. On November 7 at 9:00 a.m. PST, GameTrailers will close the contest and Xbox will select one winner who will be revealed on SPIKE TV on November 13, 2011. That evening, the winner will appear in a personalized trailer that will air during the network’s world premiere of a new Halo commercial and the lucky fan will also win a home entertainment system complete with a copy of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

For more information about GameTrailers’ 10-year anniversary celebration of Halo: Combat Evolved or the GameTrailers and Xbox “Halo Fan of the Decade” contest, visit http://www.gametrailers.com/video/preview-halo-anniversary/723143.

About GameTrailers
GameTrailers (GT) is the premier video destination for gaming entertainment and information. GT delivers timely, high-resolution broadband video content for gamers including original shows, video reviews, game trailers and comprehensive video coverage of gaming events from around the world. GT also has a robust community that features user-generated content, a community marketplace and a variety of communication tools so gamers can talk to friends and share media such as fan movies, machinima and daily blogs. GT has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York and is a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B).

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