Media Alert/Event Advisory - Gaming Starts at Future Shop: Turok Launches February 5 with Live National Online Chat, and Exclusive Vancouver Event with the Game's Creators



    BURNABY, BC, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest electronics
retailer, has announced that a Live National Online Chat will be held on
futureshop.ca's Community Forum to celebrate the release of Turok, one of the
most anticipated action-adventure games of the year. A maximum of 1000
participants can register and take part in the chat to ask questions of the
game's creators and get insider information on how to capture Kane. Following
the National Online Chat, the creators of Turok will meet and greet gamers at
the Downtown Vancouver Future Shop at Robson and Granville. Fans are welcome
to play the game, learn tips, receive autographs and meet the Vancouver
creators from Propaganda Games.

    
    Live National Online Chat:

    When:  Tuesday, February 5
           Online Chat starts at 8 PM (EST) till 8:30 PM (EST) on
           futureshop.ca

    Where: Online at futureshop.ca
           Or live at the Future Shop located on Robson and Granville Street
           in Vancouver, BC

    What:  The game's creators from Vancouver based Propaganda Games will
           take part in a live 30-minute chat with the futureshop.ca
           community. This is a great time to ask for hints on the game, as
           well as ask questions of industry insiders.

    Who:   A maximum of 1000 participants can register to take part, but many
           more can view the chat both during and after the event.

    Gamers Event:

    When:  Tuesday, February 5 from 8:30 - 9:30 PM (EST)

    Where: Future Shop, Granville and Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

    What:  Turok's developers will meet gamers, sign copies of the new game,
           and help gamers as they try out the new game on the XBOX
           interactive units set up specifically for the event.

    Who:   Gaming fans and media are invited to the Robson Street Future Shop
           to first view the online chat, and then participate in the Gamers
           Event.
    

    For more information on the Turok's creators and the national online
chat, visit: http://www.futureshop.ca/marketing/turok

    About Turok

    Turok is an epic, story-driven first person shooter game set on a dark,
mysterious planet in the near future. Players take on the role of Joseph
Turok, a former Black Ops commando, now part of an elite Special Forces squad
on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically-altered planet.
After the ship is shot down while approaching the planet, Joseph Turok must
use his instincts and elite military training to elude an army of well-trained
soldiers, and the ravenous, unpredictable creatures that populate the
dangerous environment. Rated M for Mature (Ages 17+).

    About Future Shop

    With 131 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest,
national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. For more information
about Future Shop, including store locations, visit www.futureshop.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Cheryl Grant, Communications Specialist, Future
Shop, (604) 412-1008 or chgrant@futureshop.com

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