Hastings Entertainment to Host Midnight Release Parties for Gears of War 3

AMARILLO, Texas, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans for chain-wide Midnight release parties for Gears of War 3. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a Midnight release party on Monday, September 19, 2011. Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 P.M. and will end after the game goes on sale at Midnight.

Fans enjoying the festivities and awaiting the release of the game will be able to take advantage of special promotions during the release party including 30% off all used CDs, video games and video game accessories. Customers who purchase the game at the party will also receive $5 off the Gears of War 3 strategy guide.

To find out more about the Gears of War 3 midnight release party in your area, visit or contact your local Hastings superstore, or visit us online at www.goHastings.com.

About Hastings

Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, and trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 143 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate two concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, in Amarillo, Texas and TRADESMART, in Littleton, Colorado.

We operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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