Posts Tagged ‘Compo’

ERRORZ AGAINZ! RPS Still Needs Your 503

By John Walker on March 15th, 2011.

The internet.

Last week we asked you to create us a new 503 page for those oh-so rare moments when our site can’t find its way onto the internet. We had some lovely entries, our favourites of which are below. But at the bottom you’ll not find a winner. Because as much as we’ve loved what’s come in, for various reasons we’ve not yet received one we want to/can use. So look below, be inspired, and follow the rules detailed here and here. If you’re one of the entries below, please resubmit. It’s open again until midnight this Friday. Send them to compo@rockpapershotgun.com. And let me stress again, for goodness sake: No. Copyrighted. Images.

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ERRORZ! Compo: RPS Needs Your 503

By John Walker on March 6th, 2011.

Positive Internet hard at work.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun is currently working on making some hefty server-side improvements to ensure that the site is as stable as possible. The great news is that any wobbles we’ve experienced lately have been because there are more people reading the site than ever before, pushing our tech to limits it hadn’t previously faced. So we’re in the process of upgrading everything that can be upgraded, and wrapping rolls of parcel tape around everything that can’t. And none of this, not a plip, would be possible without the extraordinary work of Positive Internet. They never, ever ask us to plug them on the site, despite constantly going beyond the call of duty for us. But plug them we will. Using any other company for hosting is just silly.

With this in mind, we’ve decided it would be a good idea to have a competition to design our new error page. Create us our 503 page, and the prize will be to hopefully never get to see it on the site. Read on for more details.

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Win: DC Comics Stuff Via Titan Books!

By Jim Rossignol on January 17th, 2011.


To celebrate the launch of DC Universe in the UK, Titan Books – the UK distributors of DC Comics – are giving away a bunch of their books to a lucky/motivated RPS reader. Check below for details of what you can win, and how to enter. Sadly, you can only enter this competition if you are a resident of the United Kingdom. Sorry!
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RPS Electronic Wireless Show Episode 47

By John Walker on November 12th, 2010.

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Goodness and crikey, Jim and John have recorded an RPS Electronic Wireless Show. As mentioned was in Revelation (22.4: And they shall talk rubbish and creak their chairs until Babylon rises and falls).

We’re not the sort to let themes trouble us, and as such the discussion covers dreaming, Keith Olbermann, and fancy dress costumes. There’s also an exclusive competition to win a rare prize!

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Perpetuum: Win 30-Day Timecodes, Launch

By Jim Rossignol on November 10th, 2010.


Sandbox robo-MMO Perpetuum is launching on the 25th of November. It’s in open beta at the moment, so anyone can drop in and check it out, but Avatar Creations have also supplied us with a dozen one-month time codes for some of you to play for a free for a month after launch. Want one? If so, you can email us here with an explanation of what your purpose would be, if you were a robot. The best robo-roles will win the prizes. The usual rules apply.

Also, there’s some resplendent robo-biff in the launch trailer, below.
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The RPS Biscuit Charity Drive: The Response

By Quintin Smith on October 4th, 2010.

Only two children were harmed during the making of this news post.

Inspired by IGN offering free office space to indie devs a few weeks ago, RPS launched a funding program for any struggling indie developers who wanted a helping hand. In summary, we offered to send them a biscuit. We’re not made of money here at RPS (except John, who is literally a pile of coins), so we were only able to send off one pack of biscuits. But send them we did.

The responses of those biscuit recipients are collected here. To a man, they proved themselves worthy of their prize.
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Win MOW Assault Squad Beta Access

By Jim Rossignol on September 16th, 2010.


Competition time again, this time via DigitalMindSoft and Men Of War: Assault Squad. While both RUSE and Starcraft 2 have made us rather merry recently, it’s actually the newly returning star of Men of War that has made me, personally, most happy. I’ve raved about it. Twice. Now though Men of War: Assault Squad’s beta testing phase, which has kept me amused for countless hours across the past couple of months, is recruiting a select few extra people. We have twenty beta accounts to give away. What you need to do is to mail us via this link, keeping the subject line “Tiny Hero, Big Pockets” and tell us what you have in your inventory. The most amusing or poignant entries, as judged by the RPS compo-corporal, will receive details on how to claim their beta account. Closing date Monday 20th. But there’s more! If the MOWAS Steam group hits 10,000 people it will go into an open beta. Frankly, we all want that. Join the MOWAS Steam group here.

Standard compo rules apply. Enter! Win!

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A Competition To Win Global Agenda Codes?

By Jim Rossignol on September 1st, 2010.


UPDATE: Sorry, I forgot to close this. Consider it closed! Keys going out now.

Oh, what’s this then? I’ve got a few Steam codes for Global Agenda. They’ve arrived to celebrate and/or promote the retail launch of the game in the UK. Give them away, you say? To you guys? Well, I suppose I could. Oh, what the hell. Send an email over to this address (and keep the tagline “Globaliser, Globaliser” on there) with a reason why I should give you the code. Best reasons win codes. I’ll edit this post when they’re all gone.

I rather enjoyed my time with the colourful sci-fi shooter, although the big strategic game never managed to drag me in. It’s also changed a fair bit since launch, culling the subscription and introducing some open world bits. The most recent trailer for that open world bit is below.
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Ministry Of War Beta Key Compo

By John Walker on August 21st, 2010.

We have 100 beta keys for the beta of free-to-play MMO RTS Ministry of War to give away today. 100, so it’s going to be a super-fast first-come-first served scenario. The first one hundred people to email compo@rockpapershotgun.com, with the subject line “I’d like to join the ministry” will get a code. And they’re all gone. Thanks for playing, folks.

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Win! City of Heroes Going Rogue & Digi-Swag

By Alec Meer on August 13th, 2010.

Hail, hero. Would you like to win a copy of the super-chap MMO that half the internet has called Going Rouge? Plus enough add-on microstransactiony costume parts and whatnot to fill up a Fortress of Solitude? Well, you can. And, I’m very pleased to say, even if you’re not a UK resident. This is global baby, global.

Going Rogue is the second mega-expansion for City of Heroes, following City of Villains. This one deals with the moral stickiness between good and evil, enabling you to go off super-piste to pursue something that’s more your own agenda, rather than that of organised do-goodery or crime. Sounds good. Sounds… roguish. You should try and win a copy. If only you could find a website that had such a competition! Oh.
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Starcraftsmanship Compo: The Results

By Quintin Smith on August 9th, 2010.

In the grim darkness of the future there is only artwork where everybody has huuuuge haaaands.

On Friday we gave you guys the chance to win a mammoth stash of StarCraft 2 merchandise, including the above canvas artwork of Arcturus Mengsk. We asked you to describe, in 50 words or less, what you’d craft a star into, and why. And boy, did you ever respond. If I read one more answer relating to Dyson spheres I think I’m going to turn into a Dyson sphere.

Read the best answers and find out who our winner is after the jump. Good Luck Have Fun!
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Starcraftsmanship: Competition!

By Quintin Smith on August 6th, 2010.

Who wants a bona fide crate of StarCraft merchandise? We got in a bit of a fight over here about who could keep it and once the other four decided it should at least go to one of the Hivemind I decided that it would be best to give it away to you, our honest readers. Or at least our honest readers here in the UK. Sorry, rest-of-the-planet.

Details of the haul (not all of which is pictured here) and competition after the jump. Come, come!
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Happy-Fun-Time: Win Mass Effect 2 DDE

By Alec Meer on February 2nd, 2010.

I shudder at the thought of all the terrifying fanfic/art that's surely already been created about Miranda

Everyone’s playing it. I’m playing it. John Walker’s playing it, even though he hasn’t worked out how to heal. Your mum’s playing it; she’s romancing Garrus, and he’s making her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. So – why aren’t you playing Mass Effect 2? If the answer is ‘I’m already busy playing Dragon Age: Return To Ostragar at bloody last, and it’s frankly unfair of you to expect me to give every waking moment of my life to Bioware games’ then very well. Otherwise, you should totally enter our competition to win one of 4 Direct2Drive copies of the shooty-spacey RPG. Apparently a lot of people quite like it.
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