Posts Tagged ‘competition’

Win a ticket to EGX Rezzed 2017, March 30th-April 1st

Our last ticket giveaway for this year’s EGX Rezzed came to an end on Wednesday, with ten lucky people having their names drawn from the old beat-up tumble dryer in our garden. Tickets to the London-based games conference, taking place again this year at the Tobacco Dock from March 30th til April 1st, are on their way to them now. Didn’t see that giveaway? Didn’t win in that giveaway? Here’s another chance to come play pre-release games and meet game developers for free.

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Giveaway Help For The Steam Sale

Win $1000 Of Steam Cash! $200 For Every Day This Week

Has the Steam Summer sale cleaned you out? Are there still games that you’re itching to purchase while they’re cheap? Or perhaps there’s a game that remains stubbornly at full price but to which you’ve pinned your dreams. In any case, an extra $200 in your Steam wallet probably wouldn’t go amiss. That’s what we’re giving away each day this week in partnership with Bundle Stars.

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Win A Trip To Sweden To Play Battlefield 3

This is what you'll like look on the gun-range. Almost certainly.

Greetings, humans. We have a new competition for you, and it’s a little different from the norm. In fact, it’s far better than the norm. (Well, unless you’re afraid of flying. Then it might be worse, I guess).

The prize, for two lucky readers from the UK, is three days and two nights in Stockholm, Sweden, during which you’ll get hands-on time with early code for Battlefield 3, meet and interview developers EA DICE, stay in a five-star hotel and also visit a local range to fire some real guns as well as BF3’s virtual ones. You can still shout ‘dakkadakkadakkadakka’ as you do so if you wish, but honestly, it won’t be necessary. Real bullets, see.
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Arma II: OA Event Tomorrow. Or Not.

Men and their guns, together at last.
UPDATE TWO: Oh dear. Problems with the server for this means we’re going to have to postpone. Again. I know, apologies! I’m going to have to get RPS its own games box for these kinds of eventualities! Sorry about this. We will get our Arma 2 game soon. More details later.

UPDATE: Apologies for lack of information! I’m having some last minute problems with the server for this. If you have a private OA server, now would be a good time to speak up. More information soon!

Just a quick reminder for folks who won copies of A2OA in our recent competition that we have having a little multiplayer event tomorrow from 2pm BST. I will be editing the server details into this post a bit closer to that time, so come here for organisational whatnots.

Also! If you are an A2OA owner and want to come along, there will likely be additional spaces to play with us later on, and we’ll probably open it up on the Steam Group once the winning posse are all connected. Needless to say, everyone should get the latest patch, and places for non-winners can’t be guaranteed.

A2OA Compo: Winners And Postponement!


So, the hurrah/bah list for this competition. Hurrah: winners of the Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead competition will be receiving their codes and links this afternoon. Bah: We’re going to have to postpone the actual co-op game until the 29th of August, despite having asked everyone who be available tomorrow. Hurrah: That gives you all some time to practice. Bah: But perhaps some folks will be busy that weekend.

Anyway, read on below for more information and winners.
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Compoperation Arrowhead


Oh for heavens sake, yes we know they’re not strictly tanks but… anyway, want a chance to win a copy of ArmA 2 expandalone, Operation Arrowhead? Want to play a big old co-op ArmA 2 game with fellow RPS readers and writers? If “yes”, then click the digital King’s Shilling below to find out more.

Join us!
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Starcraftsmanship: Competition!

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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WIN: Lord Of The Rings Online


It’s competition time again! In celebration of the release of the Mirkwood expansion Codemasters have given us three triple-pack key sets for Lord Of The Rings Online, so that includes Shadows of Angmar, Mines of Moria and Siege of Mirkwood, and we’re giving them away to you. Head south of the click for details. (This is a UK-only competition, I’m afraid, but stay tuned, because the RPS Hivemind will itself be brave the deep dark of Mirkwood in December.)
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OGPlanet: Free Virtual Money


Online gaming portal OGPlanet.eu have sent us a couple of hundred virtual currency codes, worth €3 each. Games on the portal (which include multiplayer fighting games, and the obligatory fantasy MMORPG) are free-to-play, but have micro-transaction stuff supporting them via a virtual currency across the portal. If you want to try it out send us an email via this link, and don’t change that subject line, or our indentured email-slave will get confused and retreat to his nest. First come first served, until the codes are gone. The codes can be redeemed under the “Coupon Number” option in your profile. Beware that these codes only work on the EU portal, not the North American one.

WIN: Core i7 Processor, Via Codies & Intel


Intel have supplied a rather splendid chip for one lucky RPS reader to build their next PC around. And that’s not all. Those splendid fellows at Codemasters are giving away a whole bunch of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising goodies too. Read on for complete details of what you can win, how to enter, and other relevant details.
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Win! Tomb Raider Underworld, Signed By A Girl

Yes – you could be the proud owner of a videogame written upon by a real human female. Specifically, by Keeley Hawes – the agreeably posh voice of Lara Croft, face of ‘er out of Ashes to Ashes and of course, most famously of all, silent subject of the video for geriatric pop gibberish-spouters James’ She’s A Star. SHE IS A PRETTY LADY. She is also able to write her own name – three times, in fact, for that’s how many signed copies of Tomb Raider Underworld we have to give away. And it’s the game we’re really interested in, of course.
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WIN: Awesome Strategy Games And Stuff!


Not all our competitions are for UK readers, honest. But this one is: it’s timed to coincide with the UK release of two strategy game bundles, the majestic Imperium Romanum Gold and the trans-solar excellence of Galactic Civilizations Ultimate Edition. You can win both! For details on what other goodies you can win, as well as how to enter, head linkwards.
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Win! Lich King Strategy Guide & Collector’s Wotsit!

The games, they will not end. Just as we thought we’d finally reached the end of Big Release Silly Season, tomorrow brings the second World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. One or two people are probably slightly excited.

To celebrate (I love saying that, as it’s a completely inaccurate way of describing a competition, conjuring images of us all sat around wearing Warcraft party hats and waving ARTHAS ’08 flags. But still, it’s the done thing for compos), we’ve arranged to give away Bradygame’s official Wrath of the Lich King strategy guide and a special edition boxed copy of WOTLK itself to one lovely reader.

I’ve been thumbing through the strategy guide today, and my Lord but it’s got a lot of useful stuff in its 352 pages. Maps’n’stats’n’quest guides, and of course a vast amount of finely-detailed loot locators. So I’m expecting to not need to refer to Thottbot when I venture back onto the WoW servers for the first time in a year tomorrow. Also, pictures. Pretty, pretty pictures. Entry details below the cut.

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WIN: The Political Machine 2008, Plus Loot


Read onwards for details on how to win including copies of American disaster presidential election simulator The Political Machine 2008 and another noise-buffing Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Platinum – Fatal1ty Champion Edition soundcard. Alec wrote about the game just here.

And yes, it’s another UK-only competition, I’m afraid. (Don’t blame us! Blame the boring old US companies who don’t seem to love our 120,000-strong US readership! Yeah. American companies: send us compo prizes!)

Clickwards for details on how to enter. We’ve also got the details of the Geo-Political Simulator compo winners below. Yes.
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WIN: Geo-Political Simulator, Plus Loot


Read onwards for details on how to win including copies of the splendid (and topical) Geo-Political Simulator and another noise-capable Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Platinum – Fatal1ty Champion Edition soundcard.

And it’s another UK-only competition, I’m afraid. (Don’t blame us! Blame the boring old US companies who don’t seem to love our 120,000-strong US readership! Yeah. American companies: send us compo prizes!)

Clickwards for details on prizes and entries. We’ve also got the details of the last Endless Universe compo winners below. Woo!
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World In Conflict: Call For Cartographers

I don't recognise this Ordinance Survey markings at all.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun officially loves World In Conflict. Announced today is Sierra’s WiC map-building compo, and a chance to see your map in an official release.

The competition asks players to create their own multiplayer maps for WiC using the map making tool, then to submit them to the competition, with a chance to win $1000, an Nvidia 8800GT, and your map in their game.

It would be extremely excellent to see your home-made map go on sale to the world – there’s no denying it. But the press release’s claims that the prize’s effect are perhaps a little bold. They will:

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Crysis Winners

He's not a winner.
The winners of our excellent Crysis competition are David McLaughlin, James Glover and Si Wharton. No, we’re not going to print their crises because they’re of rather variable length and family quality, and we may need them as… evidence. Thanks, however, to everyone who entered. And thanks to EA for providing the booty. Fresh competitions coming up soon.

WIN: Crysis And Soundtrack


Electronic Arts have kindly volunteered to give away copies of Crysis and its soundtrack CD to three RPS readers. Well, we say “give away”, but there has to be an element of vying for the prize. We require a small imaginative penance by which we can judge the worthy recipients. Crysis, in case you weren’t paying attention, was one of last year’s most splendid first-person shooters, and spiritual sequel to Far Cry. And it’s a beauty.

And so we ask a competition question: There’s a crisis on planet Earth! But what is the nature of the crisis? And don’t just give us the old “martians are coming for our women”, or “greenhouse gases are causing catastrophic climate change”, because we want original crises: the clever, the funny, and the weird. Have shoes suddenly become a vital food group? Did cats learn to use the internet to post pictures of their owners? The most entertaining, terrifying, and imaginative crises will earn these splendid Crysis bundles. Understand? Email us your crisis, and it’d help if you included a postal address, just in case you’re one of the talented winners. The editor’s judgment is absolute, and final. Competition ends on 20th of March.

Competition: Artful Spaceship Companion

Those handsome and worldly developers at CCP have offered to donate a copy of their new book, the coffee table-improving Art Of Eve, for our competition prize pool. The book is a finely crafted tome, containing prototypical sketches, commentary, and glorious renders of the beautiful Eve universe, with all its space oddities and wonderships. If you would like a copy then all you (potentially) need to do is to enter our competition. Only one person will win, obviously, unless you agree to timeshare the book with someone, or something.

Anyway, the challenge is to find us the best spaceships. We don’t want real spaceships, of course, but rather something you’ve dredged up from the slick innards of the internet. It can be a link to a YouTube clip, a retro comicbook cover, a childish scribble, or a found photograph – but it must be of or pertaining to spaceshipness. What we judge to be the best celestial ephemera will win the prize. Email your entries to here, and await our judgment. Needless to say, we’ll probably post any really good stuff you come up with. The competition closes on the 2nd of November. Go to work.