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Competition: Crysis 2 Nano Edition Giveaway [FINISHED]
Posted: 25.03.2011 12:14 by Comments: 125
* * WINNERS * *

And that's it! Competition is OVER. Thanks to everyone who participated, we had a good turnout. Since this is a sponsored competition, we'd just like to mention one last time that you should go check out the EA Store if you still want to buy the game on PC.

Now onto the winners! As many of you guessed correctly, the answer is indeed James Stuart, the Duke of York at the time. New York (formerly New Amsterdam because it was founded by the Dutch first) was renamed in his honour when the British gained control over the town. Only one person got it wrong, although I won't name & shame this time.

So, without further ado... the (Real) winner of the Nano-Edition is:

Thibby

And the Runners-Up are:

Paceydre
crossover
Gyorn


Congratulations to our winners! You will be contacted shortly via PM with details on how to claim your prizes. To everyone else, don't worry, we'll have another competition launching today, so they'll be plenty of opportunities to win yourself some prizes!

** EU Only **

Ok, so before we get into things, first off we owe some of your guys an apology. I thought we would be able to open this competition up to the US, however there were some last minute caveats that have once again tied our hands. My sincerest apologies. I can guarantee though that the next competition will be open for our readers out in the US, even if it's not as uber as a copy of Crysis 2. Hey, we're trying, you know? Anyway...

The Competition

So, in order to celebrate the launch of a little-known game called Crysis 2, we're holding a special giveaway where one lucky reader can have a chance to win a Nano-Edition copy of the game on PC.

The Prizes

* ONE Nano-Edition copy of Crysis 2 (Physical product)

* Three codes to download any game from the EA Store

The Rules

Ok, so with so few prizes, we're just going to keep things simple. PM me the answer to the following question:

Crysis 2 is set in New York. Who was the City named after?

Get it right, you will be entered into the draw, and we will randomly pick the winner from that.

Although, if you wanted to show how much you appreciate us by keeping up the posting and what have you... you never know... *whistles* Also remember that that, if you don't win, you can always go straight to the EA store and just buy the game.

You know the drill by now, get to it! This competition will end next Friday, the 1st of April. Good luck and have fun!
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Comments

By Gyorn (SI Core) on Mar 25, 2011
Gyorn
Yay, I'm in! :D
Thanks to SI for another great competition :)

Good luck to anyone else :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 25, 2011
herodotus
Don't forget the Asia-Pacific region when including the US, Joe.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Mar 25, 2011
JustCommunication
Yeah... about that... *runs*
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 25, 2011
djole381
I'm in too. PM sent, fingers crossed. :D
Good luck to everyone.
By Geforcer (SI Veteran Member) on Mar 25, 2011
Geforcer
PM sent. :)
I hope that I win. I love Crysis and that 11" Prophet statue is SOOO cool! :D
And that fantastic metal DVD box... :)
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 25, 2011
FoolWolf
I'm in and PM sent :)
By Sneaksy (SI Member) on Mar 25, 2011
Sneaksy
Answer sent to PM :)
By Archer_Mac (SI Newbie) on Mar 25, 2011
Archer_Mac
:O PM sent. Sheesh, I have to be more active around here, you guys are great :)
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 25, 2011
nocutius
PM sent, i hope mister Google was not feeling evil today.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 25, 2011
Kres
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 25, 2011
unsilviu
Sending right now, Crysis 2 sounds really cool. It's kind of suspicious how much stuff you give away. You sure you're not actually the place smugglers dump their extras? :P
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Mar 25, 2011
VHugoSama
I just send the PM.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 25, 2011
herodotus
Joe...Joe....JOE!
You come back here right now young man!
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Mar 25, 2011
bosnian_dragon
I think I don't fully understand the question here lol. Maybe I'm just tired but are you asking us to answer how did the city of New York get that name?
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Mar 25, 2011
bosnian_dragon
P.S. Excellent competition, StrategyInformer, you're the best! :D
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Mar 25, 2011
Arrecoolast
Good luck to everyone, I already have my own nano-edition that I bought. It's an epic package! ;) So because I already have it, I won't enter so other can have a bigger chance of winning. :)
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Mar 25, 2011
VHugoSama
Yeah how I understand you bosnian_dragon I too didn't fully understand what they are asking.
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Mar 25, 2011
Wowerine
The PM has been sent. Good luck to you all :)
By devel (SI Elite) on Mar 25, 2011
devel
Unfortunately I can't enter, my PC won't hold it :(
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 25, 2011
SirRoderick
Sorry about the huge PM, but I had to say it.
Good luck to all!
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Mar 26, 2011
fltatk
well, thats a nice competition again :D
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Mar 26, 2011
bosnian_dragon
That's very nice of you Arrecoolast, thank you!
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Mar 27, 2011
PowerJack
Good luck you guys.
I'm not participating, I don't really care about this game.
By Nicolas19 (SI Core Veteran) on Mar 27, 2011
Nicolas19
PM sent yesterday:)
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 28, 2011
BoneArc
IM IN !
pm sent
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Mar 28, 2011
bosnian_dragon
PM sent from me too :)
By Revan (SI Elite) on Mar 28, 2011
Revan
WTH! Always EU only! :(
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Mar 28, 2011
Eversor
@ Revan. Don't worry, our time is coming. Hopefully that is.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Mar 29, 2011
JustCommunication
We've explained this several times Revan, we're trying out best but sometimes our hands our tied.
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Mar 29, 2011
stuntkid
PM sent :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 29, 2011
herodotus
I firmly believe SI should relocate to the sunny beaches of Australia, replete with gorgeous, tanned women and beer in the water coolers of every office. That should solve all problems....well mine anyway.
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Mar 30, 2011
VHugoSama
You forgot one critical point herodotus "the sunny beaches of Australia, replete with gorgeous, tanned women"... and SHARKS thats right the only time I saw a great white was in Australia, for those who like to be friends with these creatures they are welcome to try, but for me I refuse to have any close encounters with them, I will never forget "Jaws".
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 30, 2011
SirRoderick
In Australia, the sharks are the least of your worries mate. Literally everything there is poisonous and trying to kill you.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Mar 30, 2011
Eversor
@ SirRoderick. Sharks are quite a threat down there. Especially the sharks that are starting to move up and down the fresh water inlets and rivers.
By Maghiar (SI Member) on Mar 30, 2011
Maghiar
PM sent hope I'll get my hands on it :D
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 30, 2011
SirRoderick
I know.
Just not nearly as much a problem as the poisonous octopi, fish, snakes, spiders......
And sharks can't get to you outside the water. Try a nice big Sydney trapdoor spider on for size.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 30, 2011
Kres
Lol Herod looks like we wont move yet :p I like my swiming to be dull and unexciting :p
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 30, 2011
herodotus
You guys....afraid of a few little 'bitey's'. So we have a couple of fanged fiends occupying our lands and oceans...it's all good. I've met them all, up close and personal and I swear that Tiger shark winked at me before swimming away.
By devel (SI Elite) on Mar 30, 2011
devel
Did I win yet?
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 31, 2011
SirRoderick
No, they're trying to keep us in suspense.
They'l anounce on April 1st....or so they claim.
By RaviL (SI Core Member) on Mar 31, 2011
RaviL
Late PM but it's sent :) good luck to everyone
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 31, 2011
BoneArc
Actually in Australia ... the Real Threat are the Sharks who go on Land .. so better check your Backyards mates
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Mar 31, 2011
Gyorn
Thats kind of a problem i didnt notice before @SirRoderick.
How are we supposed any announcement tomorrow isnt a fake?
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Mar 31, 2011
JustCommunication
:D
By abhinavgupta (I just got here) on Mar 31, 2011
abhinavgupta
I am in,
PM sent :)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 31, 2011
SirRoderick
You just know that whomever wins on the 1st will actually get a Crysis-marked box with a frozen chicken inside. Then they'll announce the actual winner the next week.
XD
By mafja (I just got here) on Mar 31, 2011
mafja
I in
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Apr 01, 2011
Gyorn
oooooh, sweet!
I can haz chicken?
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Apr 01, 2011
JustCommunication
Congratulations to the winners! Well done :)
By Geforcer (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 01, 2011
Geforcer
This is a joke, right JustCommunication? :) April Fools day. ;)

P.S. Nice one. :D
By RaviL (SI Core Member) on Apr 01, 2011
RaviL
Congrats to the winners! ^_^ You really deserve it :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Apr 01, 2011
Kres
Congrats winners! Nothing better then a random draw!
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Apr 01, 2011
Gyorn
I demand insight into the mails! I doubt youve sent one to yourself :p
Congrats to poor Kres for finaly beeing allowed to enter (and win!) a competition ;)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Apr 01, 2011
djole381
Congrats to the "winners" :P
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Apr 01, 2011
unsilviu
Very funny. Veery funny. Now bring in the REAL winners. Wait. This isn't actually a hoax competition is it?? Or worse, did you actually win??!?!?!![/irony, just in case someone doesn't catch on]
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 01, 2011
SirRoderick
Well, I would have NEVER anticipated anything like this!

BTW, I hope you're not saying I was the one that got it wrong because I explained to you that NEw York was named after York, which gave the name of the title to Stuart. Therefore New York wasn't named after anyone.

I'm just saying!
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Apr 01, 2011
JustCommunication
@Roderick, It was named in honour of James Stuart, who was the Duke of York at the time, from my understanding. Maybe I'm wrong, but the implication is they were honouring the man, not the title, so if he had been the Duke of Manchester instead, it would have been called New Manchester. Maybe. I don't know :D

But it wasn't you I was reffering to anyway.
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Apr 01, 2011
Gyorn
Your right on that Joe. It was named after the person. Fun fact: Hes called Jakob II in german (dont ask me why!)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 01, 2011
SirRoderick
If they were honoring the man, it would have been named Stuart-city or some such nonsense. The title is directly given by the name of the city York.

But hey, no matter. I just like arguing over details :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Apr 01, 2011
Kres
We all learned something today. It doesn't feel good.
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Apr 01, 2011
Arrecoolast
Lol, april fools. :P
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Apr 01, 2011
PowerJack
Should I say congrats or punkd?
By Kres (SI Elite) on Apr 01, 2011
Kres
I don't know what you're talking about people. That shits is my!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 01, 2011
herodotus
Yeah right. JonahFalcon is from the US, isn't he...hardly EU:)
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Apr 01, 2011
JustCommunication
Well if you're going to break one will, you might as well break them all :P
By Geforcer (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 01, 2011
Geforcer
One question, was this competition fake?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 01, 2011
herodotus
No, but it is April 2nd here so the joke backfires, and all prizes revert to me:XD.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Apr 01, 2011
BoneArc
Its an April Fools joke , thats Elementary .....

only STAFF Won , they dont even have the right to Enter , let alone win because Some of them are from the US as Hero mentioned ... .

and hero ! The joke Backfires i agree but the prizes are split for me and you .... its written in the holy bible ...... i Dare you to check !
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 02, 2011
herodotus
Just did, and I do see you mentioned in the Acknowledgments (right at the bottom), so fair call.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Apr 02, 2011
JustCommunication
Yeah, I'll announce the real winners in the morning, don't worry :)
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2011
stuntkid
lol
By Nicolas19 (SI Core Veteran) on Apr 02, 2011
Nicolas19
Congratulations to the winners as well as to the runners up!
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2011
BoneArc
:D :D :D

Winners : BoneArc
Herodotus
BoneArc
Runner ups : Herodotus
BoneArc
Herodotus

cant wait to see that
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Apr 02, 2011
JustCommunication
Ok, real winners have been posted :) congrats all! New competiton coming shortly.
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Apr 02, 2011
Arrecoolast
Congrats all!! :D
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2011
djole381
Congrats to the REAL winners ;)
By crossover (SI Veteran Newbie) on Apr 02, 2011
crossover
Oh wow, didn't actually expect to win something :D
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Apr 02, 2011
VHugoSama
Congrats to all!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Apr 02, 2011
unsilviu
Gz, real winners :D
By Kres (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2011
Kres
Congrats Crossover and the rest of the crew!
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Apr 02, 2011
Gyorn
Yay! :D
Congrats to the other winners & thx to SI :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2011
Kres
Oh yea Gyorn you're in there too!
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 02, 2011
fltatk
Nice :D Congrats :D
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2011
SirRoderick
Congratulations guys!
Enjoy. :)
By Geforcer (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 02, 2011
Geforcer
Congrats, guys.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2011
BoneArc
GYORN WOOOOO , DOUBLE CRYSIS ALL THAAA WAYYY !!!!


Congratz to you all .... i shall me you .......... ON THE BATTLEFIELD !!!!! ....... soooon ......
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 02, 2011
herodotus
Have fun, chaps. Well done.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2011
BoneArc
Back to the drawing board Hero .... its gona be a long night
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Apr 02, 2011
bosnian_dragon
*Sigh* Congrats to the winners!
By Paceydre (SI Member) on Apr 03, 2011
Paceydre
Thank you everyone
By Maghiar (SI Member) on Apr 03, 2011
Maghiar
Congrats to the lucky winners :D
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 03, 2011
nocutius
Congrats, I hope you guys have a good enough pc to run it :)
By devel (SI Elite) on Apr 03, 2011
devel
who the hells Thibby? :\ gz anyway :D
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Apr 04, 2011
Eversor
@ Devel. Yeah I know. There isn't one post of his on this page. It is quite awful that a member who hasen't posted one post gets the main prize.
By devel (SI Elite) on Apr 04, 2011
devel
basically he just had to send a pm
why not set out tasks in future competitions? like every two days we write a blog about a series of given interests/games/movies/anything? that way you'd see whos really commited to win..
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 04, 2011
SirRoderick
Please don't do blogs....seriously, some people don't have the spare time for that.

Just being around the forum should be good enough, make a few posts during compitition.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Apr 04, 2011
PowerJack
True, blogs = too much time.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 04, 2011
herodotus
Blogs ued to be good - loved the Members page. Then it began filling with self-advertising and bloatware. The news page is where we see lively discussion now.
By devel (SI Elite) on Apr 04, 2011
devel
i just said blogs cause it was what popped at the time ahaha Around 6 am you don't think so clearly.. It could also be a number of sugestions, uploads, or speaking in a discussion group, I dunno, it's up to the Mods to run the place, but we could also lend a hand from time to time, like Kres has asked us many times before :D
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Apr 05, 2011
bosnian_dragon
It wouldn't surprise me if some member registered several profiles just to increase his odds of getting the prize. But, on the other hand, moderators should notice such things, so I'm probably wrong. Anyways, it would be fair if the future competitions would require you to be at least Veteran Newbie or something.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2011
djole381
I completely agree with you bosnian_dragon. We've had too many "I just got here" members in the competitions lately only never to hear from them again once the competitions are over.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2011
PowerJack
What is the Rank list points?
Like when do you lvl up?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 05, 2011
herodotus
Guys, the "Just Got Here" members quite often end up becoming productive and/or faithful members. The Comps are a great way of attracting new members, so look at it that way and don't worry....your time will come.
Next Comp: **Australia Only**:)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2011
djole381
In your dreams maybe hero XD
By Kres (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2011
Kres
Yeah guys that's basically how anyone becomes a good member. They start at the begining. So let's treat new people warmly please.

We need to include the new people as well. Sometimes with some special extras we should give to more veteran members. But we don't do that many competitions. So it's mainly just opened to everyone. Which doesn't mean we don't respect our veteran members. Omg does it? x) Course not. But it's just the way the ball needs to roll.

So far the best competitions have been the comments based ones because the site turns into life with those. And that really makes the site look good.

Here's the list PowerJack:

Points Range/Rank Title/Daily Message Limit
0 - 10 I just got here 10
10 - 50 SI Newbie 30
50 - 100 SI Veteran Newbie 0
100 - 200 SI Member 0
200 - 400 SI Veteran Member 0
400 - 600 SI Core Member 0
600 - 800 SI Core Veteran 0
800 - 2000 SI Core 0
2000 - 20000 SI Elite 0
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Apr 05, 2011
Gyorn
So what about more than 20k?
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Apr 05, 2011
JustCommunication
Yeah, seriously guys. How many prizes do we try and give out in a year? You guys can potentially make a killing out of us, and I *thought* you would be mature about a straight up draw where anyone could win.

This isn't some private members club, and I have to balance the needs of the old guard as well as enticing the newbies as well. I've got like 4 comps worth of prizes in the office raring to go, you can't just let this one slide?

Come on chaps, I expect better.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Apr 05, 2011
JustCommunication
Oh, btw - WINNERs I will contact you soon. Had to go to Sweden yesterday and I just got back, so got a bit of a "to do" list building up!
By devel (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2011
devel
ahh... sweden... where.. cough I better not say it.. coug cough
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Apr 06, 2011
PowerJack
Thanks Kres, btw is it written anywhere in the site or is it supposed to be public knowledge?
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Apr 06, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Hey Joe, no hard feelings mate. I was just giving a suggestion. My suggestion may not be the best, but I have a right to express my view on the situation :) I love SI and I will gladly follow this site even if I never win any prize in my life again :D

P.S. I'm one of the guys who registered because I loved this site, not because of some competition prizes ;)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 06, 2011
SirRoderick
I iz core :P

Does that mean you love me more? :)
By Maghiar (SI Member) on Apr 06, 2011
Maghiar
Come on lets not argue on this.What happened belongs to the past lets just forget about it, and like Joe said this isn't some private members club, if they were lucky enough to win the damn prizes that is just tough luck for us...cheer up like bosnian_dragon said we didnt register for the competitions we registered because its a relly good site...so...
By devel (SI Elite) on Apr 06, 2011
devel
Its doesn't matter if we registered for Competitions or not, only those who stay are the ones that matter! I didn't even enter the past two competitions :|
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Apr 07, 2011
bosnian_dragon
I think that some people just over react :) I complained about the competition, so what? Like no one ever complained about stuff in this site. No need to talk about it over and over :)
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Apr 07, 2011
PowerJack
Since its about complaining I just have to say it.

I HATE YOU ALL!!!

Ok you can go back on topic now.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Apr 07, 2011
Eversor
Arguements, arguements, arguements. If you win, you win. If you lose, you lose. So what.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 07, 2011
SirRoderick
Winning is quite a bit more fun.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Apr 08, 2011
Eversor
Most of the time. Remember that competition for the xbox 360s a few months ago. Well if you remember we didn't get the 360s but we got to pick a game. I picked Fallout 3 GOTY PC and got Fallout 3 for Xbox 360. No pun intended for those involved in the messup.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Apr 08, 2011
Thibby
I won, Thanks guys I'm sooo happy :) And sorry for the rank xp But I can't help it that I'm new guys.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Apr 08, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Congratulations Thibby, use it well :)
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Apr 08, 2011
Thibby
I will guys, I will think about you guys when I will be playing xp And I will try to write a user review too guys.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on May 24, 2011
Thibby
I've just got the game guys, intstalling it now, I'm very excited :)
By Paceydre (SI Member) on May 24, 2011
Paceydre
Enjoy the game ;)
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on May 24, 2011
Thibby
I will certainly do that.