Play Gears of War 2 with Slipknot

Epic and Microsoft Game Studios are throwing a contest in honor of Gears of War 2 during the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. The Mayhem Festival is a traveling music event that will feature the only band on the planet with sixteen drummers, Slipknot. The contest will only be offered on the radio in select tour cities for the show, with prizes including:

  • Tickets to the festival
  • Gift certificates for Gears of War 2, which releases November 2008
  • Xbox 360 consoles autographed by rock band Slipknot, with custom Mayhem Tour faceplates

Forty exceptionally lucky winners will get the opportunity to not only play Gears of War 2 in a special viewing room, but will also have the chance to chainsaw and shoot bullets with some of the members of Slipknot. It is not known at this time if Gears of War 2 will actually feature the 80-player lobby that would be required to fit in a small portion of the popular metal band. Microsoft has yet to respond to my inquiry of personal safety concerns as well, considering that one dude has an exceptionally pointy helmet.

The opportunity to play the upcoming Gears game will again only be offered in a limted number of cities. Hit the break to check out the full press release, and the cities where you may be able to play Gears of War 2.

EXCLUSIVE CHANCE TO ROCK OUT WITH GEARS OF WAR 2 AT MAYHEM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Fans of Gears of War 2, one of the most highly anticipated video games of 2008, can win a free ticket to the first-annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and other prizes from Epic Games and Xbox 360.

The contest is on local radio stations in 30 tour cities. Prizes include:

• Tickets to the festival
• Gift certificates for Gears of War 2, which releases November 2008
• Xbox 360 consoles autographed by rock band Slipknot, with custom Mayhem Tour faceplates

Plus, in the eight select tour cities below, 40 VIP winners get access to the Xbox 360 VIP lounge to preview the blockbuster third-person tactical action game, Gears of War 2 and defend humankind in the battle against the enemy Locust Horde with the band members from Slipknot.

July 9 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
July 13 San Bernadino, CA – Glen Helen Pavilion
July 22 Kansas City, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 25 Dallas, TX – Smirnoff Music Center
July 30 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 5 Boston, MA – Tweeter Center for Performing Arts
August 10 Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 17 Washington, DC – Nissan Pavilion

For more info about The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which tours 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada from July 9 to August 19, 2008, click www.mayhemfest.com.

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Brad BradNicholson