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RedOctane and Vans Launch "25 Days of Guitar Hero Xmas" Giveaway Contest!

Log-on to and Enter to Win the Guitar Hero Grand Prize

Sunnyvale, Calif., December 1, 2005 - Video game publisher RedOctane has hooked up with Vans to announce the "25 Days of Guitar Hero Xmas" Giveaway Contest! Enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize by visiting

Each day through December 25th, Vans will award one winner a Guitar Hero prize pack with the winner announced each day on Three "25 Days of Guitar Hero Xmas" giveaway runners-up will be chosen starting on December 22nd with the Grand Prize winner chosen December 25th. The Grand Prize package includes a Gibson Baldwin Spirit SG Guitar, a Guitar Hero bundle and more!

To read contest rules and to enter for a chance to win please visit

"25 Days of Guitar Hero Xmas" Grand Prize:

  • Gibson Baldwin Spirit SG Guitar
  • Guitar Hero Bundle
  • Logitech 5.1 wireless speaker set (Model Z-5450)
  • A pair of Vans Sk8-Hi Limited Edition "Bad Religion" Shoes
  • Vans T-Shirt
  • 1 year subscription to Alternative Press Magazine

1st Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize Runner-ups

  • Guitar Hero Bundle
  • 1 set of Logitech 2.1 speakers (model Z-2300)
  • A pair of Vans Sk8-Hi Limited Edition "Bad Religion" Shoes
  • Vans T-shirt
  • 1 year subscription to Alternative Press Magazine

21 Daily Winners

  • Guitar Hero Bundle
  • 1 year subscription to Alternative Press Magazine
  • Vans prizing
  • Vans T-shirt

Choose to be one of six Guitar Hero rock characters and perform at concert venues that grow in size as your music career progresses. The game's set list includes over 30 licensed rock songs including tracks made famous by Franz Ferdinand, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Audioslave, The Donnas, Sum 41 as well as such legendary artists Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, White Zombie, and The Ramones.

Guitar Hero is rated "T" for Teen and the game/peripheral bundle retails for $69.99. For more on Guitar Hero, please visit the official game website at

About RedOctane

Based in Sunnyvale, California, RedOctane® is an innovative new video game publisher, specializing in music and rhythm games. RedOctane is also the leading provider of unique, high-quality video game peripherals and accessories. For more information on RedOctane please visit

About VANS

Vans, Inc., a subsidiary of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), is a leading lifestyle brand for the youth market. Vans® collections, which include active and performance footwear, apparel and accessories, snowboard boots and bindings and the Pro-tec® line of protective gear, are sold in the United States through 150 company owned stores and factory outlets as well as independent retailers. Internationally, Vans sells its goods in approximately 50 countries through a network of distributors, sales agents and foreign offices. Vans supports and promotes the action sports lifestyle through such events as the Vans Triple Crown of SurfingTM, the Vans Warped TourTM, and the Vans Cup at TahoeTM. For more information on Vans, please visit

RedOctane® is a registered trademark of RedOctane, Inc. "Guitar Hero" is trademark of RedOctane, Inc. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems. ® 2005 RedOctane, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

RedOctane Media Contact:

Tracie Snitker

Reverb Communications

209.586.1495 x104

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