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COMPETITION: Total War: Shogun 2 Giveaway [Finished]
Posted: 19.07.2011 13:37 by Comments: 116
And that's a wrap! Well done everyone! Well, I say well done... poor performance from some of you regulars, but never mind.

Now because we had so many new people turn up for this one, I changed the rules slightly - the Top FOUR posters win a prize, and then I took everyone who had registered recently and picked a name out of a hat.

So, without further ado, here are the winners:

Thibby
unsilviu
Knave
steven101x1

And our random newbie winner was:

novapaddy

Congratulations to all! I'll contact you soon with details on how to win your prize. Remember, you're only excluded from the next competition if you WON this one, it doesn't matter if you entered but failed. See you all next time!

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Hey Audience. So, we were waiting for another competition to be finalised before we ran it, however it's taking longer than we thought. Luckily, we here at Strategy Informer have a mental disability called Hoarding, so we have a Plan B.

Creative Assembly's Total War: Shogun 2 is a masterpiece of a strategy game, and a great homage to the title that started it all. You can read our review of the game here (written by yours truly), but we'd like to offer you the opportunity to find out what it's like for yourself.

The Prizes

* FIVE boxed copies of Total War: Shogun 2

The Competition

Back to basics again this time - post below saying "I'm In" and try and remain active over the next couple of weeks. Again, top five posters will win the prize.

The Rules

* EU and US Only

* The rule banning people from entering twice in a row is now back in effect, so if you enter this competition, you won't be able to enter the next one.

* The competition will finish on Tuesday 2nd August.

You know the drill by now - good luck, and have fun!

Comments

By djole381 (SI Elite) on Jul 19, 2011
djole381
I'm out. It's too hot nowadays for me to be sitting by my computer trying to be active. I'll be in my backyard chillin' in my swimming pool XD
By bollo (SI Newbie) on Jul 19, 2011
bollo
nice....but it's region locked...anyway, I will continue surfing the site for news and stuff..I prefer to read than to write, and if I do, to be as concise as possible...

I hope the next giveaway be as Age 3...;)
Keep the good prizes SI...see ya later!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jul 19, 2011
SirRoderick
DAMMIT!!!!
I have this one already!
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 19, 2011
nocutius
Yea, it sucks to have things :)
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Jul 19, 2011
VHugoSama
Well I staying out of this one Good Luck everyone!
By Knave (SI Core) on Jul 19, 2011
Knave
Good luck to all you EU readers!

I'm envious ;)
By chiefone (SI Veteran Member) on Jul 20, 2011
chiefone
Grr...EU only...
=)
Im in!!!
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Jul 20, 2011
JustCommunication
Change of plan guys - we've been allowed to include the US in this competition. So chiefone, Knave... if you're still interested, enter away!
By gramila888 (SI Newbie) on Jul 20, 2011
gramila888
Im russian and dont know how to win, but im in all the way!!! I like Total War Roma, good day...
By Kres (SI Elite) on Jul 20, 2011
Kres
You're a senior member gramila so you know! :)

I'm going to add that I get pissed whenever I play Shogun 2 due to all the crashes. So bloody frustrating.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jul 20, 2011
SirRoderick
Perfectly stable on my system. Except for Steam I have no problems.
Remember to check out the forums for mods btw, both small and large.

@gramila,
you win by being active and posting around the site.
By Knave (SI Core) on Jul 20, 2011
Knave
Oh, change of heart eh? I would love to be in!
By gramila888 (SI Newbie) on Jul 20, 2011
gramila888
SirRoderick Thank you for letting me know comrade!!! By the way @Kres i did not know... its true, i never had a chance to do stuff like this. I hope i win!!! FOR MOTHER RUSSIA!!!
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Jul 21, 2011
BoneArc
hello Friends and members who are not my friends yet , ALIKE !

I am back , and i am back for good !
longtime , mostly lurking , i moved to Canada BTW ... ( AGAIN )
and now i will say , no to this Competition , because its for PC .. andi m on my bros laptop which has 1 game on it ( League of Legends )

i cant wait for a PS3 TITLE ... or that Xbox 360 iv been going on about for the past years ....
:D
:D

good luck to you all , and its good to be back !
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Jul 21, 2011
Jasca_Ducato
I was in, but I've since changed my mind :\... I'm not sure if I'd ever get to play it, and I wanna take part in the next competition.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 21, 2011
herodotus
Good luck guys, from a poor scribe in the lowlands of Australia (subjugated by the Shogunate yet again....sigh).
Just joking. Already have the game and I hope the winners enjoy it (when the beta patch is finally released preventing these frequent crashes).
Just remember - mod, Mod, MOD!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jul 21, 2011
unsilviu
I am in. Just hope next comp won't be something I regret if I win :P
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 21, 2011
nocutius
Lol true. It would help to know what the next competition will be about, I'm still deciding if i wanna enter or not.
There's plenty of time left :).
By Knave (SI Core) on Jul 21, 2011
Knave
Yeah, I gotta say, this new format may create a lot of buyer's (enterer's?) remorse for those who entered this comp especially if the next one is super cool. :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Jul 21, 2011
Kres
For mother Russia Gramilla!!

Though I'd still add that I never played a less stable game then Shogun 2. Often I find myself thinking of putting it in the computer and burning the whole house down with it. I don't know how it works stable for you Roderick but it doesn't for me. It's not like I bought my computer on Mars. So I blame them!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jul 22, 2011
SirRoderick
It is very diificukt to find a game these days which doesn't have an active tech support forum.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Jul 22, 2011
Thibby
I'm in! I played every TW-game(this one too, I borrowed it from a friend). I was just thinking about buying it but I don't have enough money to buy it :/
So I won't let this opportunity slip through my hands! :D
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Jul 22, 2011
novapaddy
I'm in. I've played every TW game since shogun1, that's 10 or more years of great gaming! I didn't get this one, as I got involved in Paradox gaming since. .. I've been wondering what I've missed, but can't afford it now anyway, as I'm unemployed right now.
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Jul 22, 2011
JPerry06
Due to my lack of powerful gaming computer assests I am out but good luck to you all.

I look forward to the next comp
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 22, 2011
herodotus
Hahahaha. Had to laugh Kres. Reminds me of getting so frustrated with one game, I ejected the disc and tossed it and the box it came in out my window.
CA isn't the most helpful of Forums, Rorick but at leat they and Steam are working together on fixing the problem (I've been beta testing the new patch and so far things look good and stable- so fingers crossed).
Novapaddy, you get my sympathy vote. JPerry - next comp might be a new PC rig. I know there are plenty of comps going on always for new rigs (tho they are ysually for Alienware - bleh!).
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Jul 22, 2011
JPerry06
Im waiting till end of Aug to get my new slim then I will look into some serious trophy hunting, need a dead rising 2 co-op if anyone is about?

def will look at a new pc though
By ktitans249 (SI Newbie) on Jul 23, 2011
ktitans249
I'm in!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jul 23, 2011
FoolWolf
Already own this so I will sit this one out. Also - it is hot here - and right now I'm distraught with the news from neighbouring Norway. :(
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jul 23, 2011
unsilviu
What news? o.O
EDIT: Just saw... damn... real shame.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Jul 23, 2011
Kres
Oh man, just checked for that Norway tragedy news. I'm shocked. RIP
By Odynee (SI Veteran Member) on Jul 23, 2011
Odynee
I'm in, On August 2nd is my birthday, so i hope i'll win this :D
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Jul 23, 2011
BoneArc
I heard about it today too ..... Sucks ...
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Jul 23, 2011
Thibby
What happened in Norway is terrible :( RIP
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 23, 2011
herodotus
Worst thing to happen to the country since the war. Top of the headlines here in Australia. Dreadful...
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Jul 24, 2011
bosnian_dragon
I'm gonna have to skip this one since I won a previous competition.

About the Norway terrorist attack, check this video for more info about the whole background of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZXcGqllpYc&feature=channel_video_title
By Paceydre (SI Member) on Jul 24, 2011
Paceydre
I'm also going to skip this one. Good luck everyone. It's a great game ;)
By gramila888 (SI Newbie) on Jul 24, 2011
gramila888
Its horrible what happened in Norway, RIP. Comrades!!! I wish we all can kill the damn terrorists!!!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jul 24, 2011
unsilviu
Here in Romania they're still bitching about our politicians... btw, apparently the terrorist was a WoW player, lvl 85 mage...on Silvermoon EU, Conservatorism or smth. Worst thing is, that's my realm. I might have even seen the son of a b@tch once!
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Jul 25, 2011
djole381
...and what's even worse is that he's facing only 21 years of prison according to Norwegian law.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jul 25, 2011
PowerJack
I guess I'm out again...

Don't really like the Total War franchise

Say how about making the next prize the complete collection of Warhammer 40k 2.

I'm actually waiting for it to lower the price.

^.^
By abahnur999 (SI Veteran Newbie) on Jul 26, 2011
abahnur999
hey i'm back, now from the usa XD,

to celebrate this i would like to be in so

I'm in. XD
By Maghiar (SI Member) on Jul 26, 2011
Maghiar
I'm in :D
By icestrugle (I just got here) on Jul 26, 2011
icestrugle
I'm In,love total war games
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Jul 26, 2011
bosnian_dragon
I'm glad that US strategyinformers are participating :) Good luck to you all! :) May the best of you win :p
By IrishAzian18 (I just got here) on Jul 27, 2011
IrishAzian18
I'm in, to win.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jul 27, 2011
unsilviu
It's amazing how these competitions always bring in at least a couple of people. I know that's how I found the site :D
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Jul 27, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Prize Hunters are lurking the depths of the Internet :p
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Jul 28, 2011
BoneArc
same ... good old halo wars aye ?

Thats how i came to be here .... And im a veteran ... :D:D:D

but i left it for awhile ... and now im kinda not posting SO MUCh
buti check back Regularly
By flortan (SI Newbie) on Jul 28, 2011
flortan
You can count me in. I'm gonna stay in to so I will be on a lot but I will be on, on my phone or laptop. Going fishing and Vacationing. No time for desktop
By steven101x1 (SI Member) on Jul 29, 2011
steven101x1
I'm in
By flortan (SI Newbie) on Jul 29, 2011
flortan
Hi guys, I'm in Vegas now with my family, hanging out playing slots. Really fun. Just back reporting I'm still in.
By yamo (SI Newbie) on Jul 30, 2011
yamo
I'm in
By flortan (SI Newbie) on Jul 30, 2011
flortan
Hi, Just saying I'm still in it to win it.
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Jul 31, 2011
fltatk
i'm in... but it summer and so much to do... not always close to the computer however :D
By flortan (SI Newbie) on Jul 31, 2011
flortan
Hi. I'm in now in Colorado. Looking at the beautiful grass.
By flortan (SI Newbie) on Jul 31, 2011
flortan
You should put Star wars the old republic collectors edition up as a prize. Just saying that I'm in
By Knave (SI Core) on Aug 01, 2011
Knave
Hey, flortan! Are you still in?
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2011
SirRoderick
I'll just say I definately agree with that Old republic remark, but prepare for a storm of activity when you do. And not just me.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 01, 2011
unsilviu
That stuff IS worth $400 now, I wouldn't be surprised if we got 400 new member for it :P
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2011
nocutius
That would be nice :).
I would participate even if all you really get is a month long demo, a demo that is apparently worth 400$ O.o.
By chiefone (SI Veteran Member) on Aug 01, 2011
chiefone
You all know that comments on this page don't count! lol joking.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 01, 2011
Thibby
I wouldn't participate in a Star Wars competition, I'm not gonna buy the game either, I just don't like MMO's :P
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2011
Gyorn
Congrats to the winners :)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Aug 02, 2011
djole381
Congrats to the lucky winners XD
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2011
unsilviu
Congrats to the other winners :D
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 02, 2011
Thibby
Congrats to the other winners and to the ones that haven't won, good luck in the next competition.
By Knave (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2011
Knave
Thank you guys for the kind congrats! Can't wait to conquer Feudal Japan!

Just want to thank everyone who participated and SI for hosting another great giveaway!
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Congratulations everyone!
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 02, 2011
nocutius
Congrats to the winners.
By icestrugle (I just got here) on Aug 02, 2011
icestrugle
oh
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 02, 2011
SirRoderick
Oh it's over already? Good, less waiting time for the next one! :P

Congratulations to the winners.
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Aug 02, 2011
novapaddy
DELIGHTED! I can't believe I won! .. ages since I won anything... BRILLIANT!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 02, 2011
SirRoderick
Hope you take it as an incentive to stick around!

I suggest you get an avatar if you do, makes you recognisable.
By steven101x1 (SI Member) on Aug 02, 2011
steven101x1
Sweet :)
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Aug 03, 2011
bosnian_dragon
I wish a warm welcome to all newcommers who won or participated in the competition. I hope you will enjoy your stay on StrategyInformer as most of us (if not all) do! :)
By gramila888 (SI Newbie) on Aug 03, 2011
gramila888
Congratulations comrades!!! I will win next time i think.... Have fun with the game.
By Knave (SI Core) on Aug 03, 2011
Knave
So, I have to ask :)

When do you expect the games to be sent?

Also, would it be possible to pop open the box and just pm me the steam activation (cd-key)? That way I don't have to wait to play the awesome shoguns!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 04, 2011
unsilviu
And also, there will be no risk of it getting lost in the mail! (personal tragedy speaking here :P)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 04, 2011
SirRoderick
Depends on the mailmen.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 04, 2011
nocutius
If i won i'd prefer just a key also. It's faster, doesn't cost anything to send, doesn't get lost and you don't have to go to the post to send it.
Unless it was a limited edition of some sort with great in-box bonuses.

That is of course if SI has the boxes or they just give the details to someone else that is actually providing the games.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Aug 04, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Yes, it would be cool to send CD keys JUST IN CASE that mail gets lost. I didn't receive my last prize because of the mailman, or the border control. Who knows...
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Aug 05, 2011
JPerry06
congrats to all the winners!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 07, 2011
unsilviu
So...uh... when do we get contacted? :)
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 07, 2011
Thibby
I've allready send Joe a mail with my adres etc. ;)
By Knave (SI Core) on Aug 07, 2011
Knave
Yeah, could you guys let us know what's going on please?
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Aug 08, 2011
PowerJack
Congrats guys
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 08, 2011
Thibby
BTW the idea of sending a keycode is very good but I still want to receive the game itself to put it in my collection :D
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 08, 2011
unsilviu
Hehe :D
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 09, 2011
nocutius
Some sneaky bastard managed to get in :).
How do you even report spambots? Through that "contact us" button?
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 09, 2011
unsilviu
You don't. The right people notice them :P
But yeah, WTB Report button.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Aug 09, 2011
BoneArc
WTB Ban hammer
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Aug 09, 2011
JustCommunication
Hey guys - sorry I've not been responding much. Busy prepping for GamesCom etc... so haven't had much time for correspondances, but I will be sorting out the prizes before I go.

And yes, we'll give you the steam codes before we mail them out to you, to save you the waiting.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 09, 2011
Thibby
The Ban Hammer of Doom ;P
Thx Joe :D
By Knave (SI Core) on Aug 10, 2011
Knave
Woot! Thank you!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 10, 2011
unsilviu
Great! Thanks a lot! :D
By arten800 (SI Veteran Newbie) on Aug 10, 2011
arten800
Man I was too late
By arten800 (SI Veteran Newbie) on Aug 11, 2011
arten800
Well ill be buying the special edition in christmas
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 12, 2011
Thibby
Received my code today :) But I can't play it yet because I'm gonna go on vacation tomorrow :P
By Knave (SI Core) on Aug 12, 2011
Knave
Received mine as well! attached to my steam acount, many thanks!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 12, 2011
unsilviu
Recieved mine too, but it says it isn't valid -.- any ideas?
By steven101x1 (SI Member) on Aug 12, 2011
steven101x1
Same with mine unsilviu
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 12, 2011
Thibby
I had the same problem guys, the 1 actually was an I in my code. I found it by trying a lot of different combinations and it took me a while :/
By steven101x1 (SI Member) on Aug 12, 2011
steven101x1
Thanks, except my 1 was actually an I lol.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 12, 2011
Thibby
Haha lol
By steven101x1 (SI Member) on Aug 12, 2011
steven101x1
i not l
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 12, 2011
unsilviu
LOL I had two 1's and I tried switching each of them, but for some reason I never tried both. Thanks a lot Thibby, you're my hero!
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 12, 2011
Thibby
Youre welcome, I hope that you enjoy the game! :)
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 12, 2011
unsilviu
Thanks, and lots of thanks to SI for hosting these great competitions!
Now that I think of it, this is actually the second free Steam game I got in the past 2 weeks, AMD are also giving DiRT3 with many GPU's :D
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 13, 2011
Thibby
^^ lol
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Aug 15, 2011
BoneArc
Enjoy these awesome games guys!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 23, 2011
unsilviu
Just recieved my physical copy in a nice yellow Royal Mail package(sent by airplane no less ^^). Thanks a lot, SI!
Just wondering, though, did you use google translate to translate my address?
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 23, 2011
Thibby
I also received my box today :)
Which clan are you guys playing with in the Campaign? I'm playing with the Date and they're fcking awesome :D
No-Dachi FTW! :)
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 24, 2011
unsilviu
I honestly haven't started the campaign yet, been reading A Song of Ice and Fire :3
I have tried multiplayer, and I got the Spreading like Wildfire achievment(the one where you beat a CA employee or someone who has the achievment) from a guy who dc'd :|
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 24, 2011
SirRoderick
The spreading like wildfire achievement is aptly named! I managed it within 3 days of release.

Campaign, I like several clans. Shimazu are great, but have a very easy starting position. My favourite is Chosokabe. Fairly easy to get Shikoku under control, but the following invasion onto Honshu or Kyushu is usually a bit tricky.

Be sure to check out the twcenter site for mods. Many small tweaks and large overhauls that are just simply fantastic. At least get on that changes the faction colours, the vanilla are just plain ugly.

And before you ask, any mod that changes stas etc. can't be used in multiplayer, but you can very easily disable them.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 24, 2011
nocutius
I played almost all of them except the ninja clan and the Tokugawa so far. And of course the 'premium' clans.

Don't like the idea for giving them extra money for something that was already included in the game on day one and is simply locked. Ikko Ikki would be fun to play, they have a fantastic starting position when it comes to special resources. And not to mention the warrior monks are incredibly iconic. Don't care about the super ninja clan that much, but i dislike the fact Ikko Ikki are 'premium'.

i haven't spent even a second in multiplayer yet.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 24, 2011
Thibby
I haven't played the MP either :D The Singleplayer is epic, I'm now playing 2 campaigns at once: 1 with the Date and 1 with the Shimazu.