Posts Tagged ‘competition’

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.