As diehard football fans and gamers eagerly await the launch of Madden NFL 10, national video game retailer Game Crazy is putting on a full-out blitz, allowing customers to experience and purchase the game when the clock strikes midnight.
"Maddenites" can suit up and visit Game Crazy stores nationwide beginning at 8:00 p.m. on August 13, 2009 to participate in tournaments, compete for prizes, and take advantage of promotions. Now through August 31, 2009, avid fans can also text "wildcat" to 27299 and will automatically be entered to win a football jersey autographed by an NFL player*. Score with Big SavingsCustomers who purchase a copy of Madden NFL 10 will score big by receiving a coupon book with more than $100 in savings on new and used game systems, video games and accessories. Game Crazy is also offering special deals including "Buy Two, Get One Free" on all used video games and $5.00 towards the purchase of a Fox-Blu-ray movie. These special savings books will be available at Game Crazy stores and GameZone sections within Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video stores nationwide.
"The Madden NFL franchise is a cultural phenomenon that continues to rule the sports game genre, and based on our pre-orders to date consumers can't wait to get their hands on it," said Cliff Torng, chief marketing officer for Game Crazy. "EA has brought the reality of running an NFL team to life with the new Online Franchise mode that includes live drafts, player transactions and league message boards. By capturing the authenticity of the NFL like never before, we believe this game will appeal to both seasoned veterans and newcomers."