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Soldier of Fortune Tournament Finals Air On Sunday

April 25, 2008

GGL & ACTIVISION’S SOLDIER OF FORTUNE PAYBACK TOURNAMENT FINALS TO AIR ON SUNDAY

Tune in to see who Becomes the Ultimate Mercenary

Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and GGL Global Gaming announced today that the final round of the “Ultimate Mercenary Tournament” for Soldier of Fortune® Payback will air this Sunday, April 27, on Voom’s GameplayHD channel. The competition was intense, winners were crowned and there was even a surprise appearance by a real-life mercenary.

Finalists were flown to New York to compete in the televised championship of the four vs. four and one vs. one ladders. At stake: $15,000 in cash and prizes. The four vs. four final saw youth pitted against experience as “Six Feet Under” took on veteran team “HOLY Alpha.” The cameras rolled as the teams did battle in several rounds of capture the flag. Intensity and emotion ran high and in the end one team came out on top.

The one vs. one final was just as electrifying as Patrick "Pat Dark" O'Day took on Matt "Dark Zone" Tubbs for the title of “Ultimate Mercenary.” Patrick and Matt met in 2002 and have been gaming together ever since. These long-time friends each climbed to the top of the one vs. one ladder, culminating their rise with a fierce head to head battle. This match had it all including trash-talk, pistol battle and a knife fight in the center of the map.

Soldier of Fortune Payback is the long-awaited third installment of the Soldier of Fortune video game series. The saga continues with the mercenary organization known as “The Shop,” where players take on the role of a hired mercenary. Players experience all the thrills and dangers of authentic mercenary combat blasting their way through high intensity combat situations in the world’s most dangerous hotspots. Using any means necessary, players will need to uncover a complex plot and defeat an extremist organization determined to throw the world into global conflict. Failure is not an option.

The finals will be aired on Sunday April 27, at 2PM ET on Voom’s GamePlayHD channel on Dish Network. For more information visit the official site at www.MercsWanted.com

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