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Beginning today, in anticipation of the 5th Annual Carolina Games Summit on Feb 6th, The Escapist, media partner and platinum sponsor of the event, is hosting an online scavenger hunt with five prize packages from Dust-Off, VIBRAS Five.One, Hampton Inn, PNY, and mygamepax.com, totaling over $3,000.

The grand prize packs include one night in the official hotel, Hampton Inn.  All five prize packs include tickets to the Carolina Games Summit and a selection of items from the official cleaning product provider Dust-Off, an official video card from PNY and an official 5.1 channel audio headset from VIBRAS Five.One. In addition mygamepax.com will customize one of their products for each of the winners.

Details on the individual prizes can be seen on The Escapist scavenger hunt landing page: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/contests/register/CGShunt. Participants in the hunt will explore CarolinaGamesSummit.com to find details on what really makes the Carolina Games Summit unique.  The event features video game tournaments, live bands, speakers from game developers such as EA and RedStorm, along with representatives from local colleges and schools who feature game design programs.  Tracy Schmeltzer the Carolina Games Summit's Producer notes, "Visitors can experience presentations from industry visionaries, plan for a future in the game development field, and enjoy fiercely competitive tournaments all at one event."

Participants must be 18 years or older, sign up and enter on www.escapistmagazine.com, and be residents of the continental United States. Winners will be selected at random on Monday, February 1st and receive one of two grand prize packs or three alternative prize packs.  Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday February 6th 2010 10AM – 9PM at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC and tickets can be purchased online at carolinagamessummit.com

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday February 6th 2010 10AM – 9PM at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC.  This hybrid event will once again deliver industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cos-play, educational sessions, and trading card games.  Compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments.  Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free play options available.  Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

About The Escapist
Founded in 2005, The Escapist (www.escapistmagazine.com) is a leading video gaming destination offering video game enthusiasts high-quality, innovative and exclusive content. The mouthpiece of the gaming generation, The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse video game culture by way of in-depth features and thought provoking articles authored by leading video game authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts, engaging forums and robust and innovative social media elements tailored to its audience. Honored with both a Webby Award two years in a row in 2008 and 2009, and Webby People's Voice Award in 2008, The Escapist is responsible for the web's most viewed video game review series, Zero Punctuation, in addition to introducing the first-of-its-kind Internet Film Festival for Gamers and the March Mayhem game developer competition. The Escapist is part of Themis Group, Inc.'s online media arm Themis Media, and currently generates over 34 million page views each month.

About VIBRAS
Track Scan is a leading provider of audio technology for sports and electronic gaming. Track Scans new line of gaming and personal audio products-VIBRAS- includes the VIBRAS Five.One Surround Sound Headset System the only headset to earn Microsoft's authorization as "Licensed for Xbox 360". The VIBRAS Five.One headset features 10 speakers (five in each ear), enabling the player to feel inside the game. There is also a USB version available for PC gaming, movies,music and VOIP. Track Scan was founded in 1993 & is privately owned and based in Mooresville, NC with offices in Taiwan and China.  For more information visit www.track-scan.com/2/vibras.html

About Dust Off
Manufactured by Falcon Safety Products Inc., a world leader in compressed-gas technology, Dust-Off offers the most comprehensive line of dust removing and preventive maintenance products for consumer electronics and home or office equipment. Dust-Off compressed-gas dusters are one of the most versatile cleaning accessories available to consumers today and have long been a staple for the care and maintenance of computers and other electronic equipment.  For more information visit www.dustoffzone.com

About Game Pax
Game Pax creates backpack to protect, organize, and transport consoles like Xbox 360 or PS3 Slim, four controllers, power and cable components, several games, and personal items.  The bag was designed with functionality being the utmost priority.  There was a void in the market for a bag as funstional and well designed, thus the Game Pax label was born.  Game Pax offers a service called "Tag Your Bag" which puts the gamer tag on each item, making it unique to the individual.  For more information visit www.mygamepax.com

About Hampton Inn
With more than 1,300 locations, Hampton hotels offer value minded travelers comfortable rooms with lots of complimentary amenities. Add these to friendly service that our customers have come to expect and you'll be 100% satisfied. Guaranteed. That's 100% Hampton.™ Our promise to you includes a clean, comfortable hotel room. In fact, we have 111 of them! If you're traveling with your family, you may opt for a room with two beds. Or, if you're here by yourself on business, why not book a room with a plush, king-sized bed so you can stretch out and relax? Wonderful 42" Plasma TV in Lobby, Award Winning hotel with Outstanding Customer Service, Beautiful Two-Room Whirlpool Suites,and Meeting Facilities Accommodating up to 50 Guests. For more information visit www.hamptoninn.com

About PNY Technologies, Inc.
Established in 1985, PNY Technologies®, Inc. is a leading supplier and marketer of NVIDIA® Quadro® by PNY Technologies professional graphics boards. The company also offers a full line of high-end memory upgrade modules, flash media, USB flash drives, portable hard drives and flash peripherals. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.pny.com.

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