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Competition: Gears of War 3 Special Bundle [FINISHED]
Posted: 20.09.2011 15:23 by Comments: 66
And the winner is: FoolWolf

Being the highest poster, he was the first person to be asked the question:

Who lends the voice for the COG soldier 'Sam' in Gears of War 3?

And he got it right! For those wondering, the answer was Claudia Black.

Thanks for tuning in guys, see you next time!

Hey guys, so how are you enjoying Gears of War 3? Wait, you don't have it yet? Well, never fear! Having anticipated your need, we've got an extra special prize for you today. We've teamed up with Calibur 11, the guys who back those bitchin' case mods, and we've secured a super-special-awesome bundle for one lucky reader:

The Prize

1 x Promotional Copy of Gears of War 3 (includes manual)
1 x THIS BAD BOY (Click me)

(Note, this is a 360 case mod, since Gears is a 360-exclusive)

The Competition

Step One: Post below saying "I'm in" (make sure you meet the requirements in 'Rules').

Step Two: Go post and comment around the site, show activity and show that you care about us, because really we only do these things to buy your love and adoration.

Step Three: When the time is up, the most active person will be emailed a question, and they have 24 hours to get it right. If they don't, they forfeit and the next person down the line will be chosen, and so on... until a winner is found.

Step Four: Profit.

The Rules

* EU Only

* Must be SI Newbie or above to enter.

* Because the last competition had so few entrants, and those that did enter simply won by default, we're waiving the "two-in-a-row" rule. However, if you win this one, you will be excluded from the next one.

* The competition will end on Tuesday 27th September.

Trying something new this time, since it's such a nice prize. If you don't think it's working let me know and we can just revert back to how we usually do it. Again, US guys about the exclusion, we'll get something good for you next time. Good luck!
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Comments

By unsilviu (SI Core) on Sep 20, 2011
unsilviu
Hmm.... Good luck to those who enter, though I sure hope we don't have the same problem as last time (too few entrants). But GoW3 should be more than enough incentive to attract some UK gamers to the site ;)
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Sep 20, 2011
Thibby
UK exclusive :(
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2011
SirRoderick
UK?!

GOD-FARKING-DAMMIT!!!!!

...sorry.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2011
nocutius
Looks very nice, i'd almost get myself an xbox just for it :).

Good luck to everyone eligible.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Sep 20, 2011
JustCommunication
Ok guys - seems circumstances have changed anyway. We can open this up to the whole of EU! Yay!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2011
SirRoderick
I'm in faster than you can say Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

...that's alright, I'll wait.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2011
nocutius
Roderick, you wanna murder someone with that one? :)
By devel (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2011
devel
Sniff, I don't have an Xbox :(
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 20, 2011
herodotus
Ye Gads, this regionalisation is getting to be a real hassle for those of us outside the EU.
Oh well, good luck one and all. I'll just have to keep on buying my games......
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 21, 2011
FoolWolf
Why not - I'm in - if just to make it a sport. Didn't really like the case mod but GOW 3 could be fun to play...
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Sep 21, 2011
unsilviu
Yay to Xbox owners. Maybe next comp will be a PC one ;)
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Sep 21, 2011
Arrecoolast
I don't have a 360...Don't want one either. :P Good luck to all participants! :D
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Sep 21, 2011
Gyorn
Good luck to everyone :)
Next time throw in an Xbox and ill participate >.>

Btw, the first part still mentions UK only.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Sep 21, 2011
Jasca_Ducato
I'm tempted, but I just bought the game's CE... Also, I'm not so keen on the large black plastic skull on the side :/
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Sep 21, 2011
JustCommunication
Fixed :)

It actually comes in several peices, the black skull being one of them, so you could theoretically just not assemble that part if you don't like it. I'm sure it would still look fine.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Sep 22, 2011
Jasca_Ducato
Hmmmm, sounds better. Well, I can't let FoolWolf just walk away with this one :P.... I'm in.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2011
FoolWolf
Seriously, Is it me, Roderick and Jasca-Ducato only so far?
Man - I thought GoW3 would gather more participants...
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2011
nocutius
A bit suprised here as well, GoW is s huge franchise one would expect a crowd. If i had an xbox i might enter as well.

Maybe it's the format of the competition to blame? One person who posts the most wins. Not very encouraging if you're not a regular on the site, i never joined a single site for a competition of this nature. If instead it was changed to: one of the top X posters will be randomly picked, then that would lower the entry bar considerably. With the X maybe varying with the number of prizes.

I understand the prize is too big for just the regular "I'm in" to be sufficient this time but if the goal is to bring people in maybe the "spam king" type of a contest is not the most efficient one? Just a thought.
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Sep 22, 2011
fltatk
i'm in aswell. I've been just reading for months now, but i will be as active as possible :P
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2011
FoolWolf
Well, actually these competition do encourage a lot of activity - that said - the PC competitions do make more of an impact...
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2011
nocutius
Yes activity from the current users, but i don't see this bringing in a lot of new blood. Unless the increased activity is the goal this time :)
By devel (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2011
devel
Well, it is the start of a new School year, so no PC for some for awhile :\
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2011
SirRoderick
Heh, for me it's the other way around. School starts soon, so no consoles. (no TV where I live during school)

But I always have my trusty laptop.
By chiefone (SI Veteran Member) on Sep 22, 2011
chiefone
I would so want to win this if I had an xbox. Course I would have to move to the UK.
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 23, 2011
stuntkid
Maybe save a dedicated week/end on the school break :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 23, 2011
Kres
Guys this became EU wide! Keep that in mind.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 23, 2011
FoolWolf
@ chiefone - I saw your in US so no luck there with the extended to EU :S
By devel (SI Elite) on Sep 23, 2011
devel
Anyone seen the slide gameplay in GoW3? Pure awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPkDIEy2iFc
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Sep 24, 2011
bosnian_dragon
I don't own an Xbox, and I don't even have a friend who does, so I will skip this one as well. However, I wish good luck to all who r participating :)
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Sep 24, 2011
Jasca_Ducato
Just a bit of clarification, what do you mean by "promotional copy"? Is it any different to a retail copy, or just your wording?
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 25, 2011
stuntkid
It's the same full retail game just with a "promotional copy" banner over the cover - usually without manual?? Means you won't be able to trade it off after you're done with it.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Sep 25, 2011
JustCommunication
The inclusion of a manual differs from publisher to publisher - this one DOES have a manual - but yes, the only difference is that it as "Promotional" plastered all over it.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Sep 25, 2011
Jasca_Ducato
That's cool, I was just curious about the wording. Cheers for answering.
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 27, 2011
stuntkid
Maybe we need a big banner advertising the comp on the home page. THAT should get some attention. Also, not been on the forums in an age but does it get posted on there? Hmm... just realised I haven't said I'm in yet! I'm in!!!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 27, 2011
SirRoderick
The Queen says it's now Tuesday. Give me my prize!

:P
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Sep 27, 2011
Jasca_Ducato
I think you may have entered a little late stuntkid...
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 27, 2011
SirRoderick
They haven't announced it yet, I say he gets in!

Of course I have absolutely no authority whatsoever here :)
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 27, 2011
FoolWolf
Still no end and Tuesday could last until 23.59 ;)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 27, 2011
SirRoderick
The Queen is THIS close to appointing me the head of a new Inquisistion so I can extract the winning name from you! Don't mess with the Empire!

EDIT
Guess it's not me then, no mail in the box.

Sad Face
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 28, 2011
stuntkid
Ah well. Let's pray and hope for the best. Good luck to the winner :)
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Sep 28, 2011
unsilviu
Don't be sad yet, Roderick, winner isn't out yet ;)
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Sep 28, 2011
JustCommunication
Yes it is :P
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 28, 2011
nocutius
Congrats FoolWolf.
A relatively easy win this time around :)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 28, 2011
SirRoderick
Oh well, try again next time!

Congratz FoolWolf
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Sep 28, 2011
Jasca_Ducato
Congratulations FoolWolf... *cries a little inside*
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Sep 28, 2011
unsilviu
Congratulations, Foo'! (Mr. T reference there)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Sep 28, 2011
djole381
Congrats FoolWolf! :D
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 28, 2011
FoolWolf
Thank you guys - I have to admit that I have had my doubts from the beginning - the Game yes could be nice - first GoW was the reason that I bought a Xbox360... the case-mod - well tell you what - I promise to post pictures and maybe a youtube clip should I try to make that on the TV table ;)

Thank you to SI guys for another great contest and great prizes! Oh and better luck in the next contest guys! Dang if that is a special edition Diablo 3 or multimega package of BF3.... ;)
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Sep 28, 2011
Gyorn
Grats FoolWolf :)
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 28, 2011
stuntkid
Congrats! Looking forward to youtube vid ;)
By devel (SI Elite) on Sep 28, 2011
devel
Congrats Fool :D
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 29, 2011
SirRoderick
I hope the next one is a year's subscription to TOR.

If it is, I will murder anyone that tries to win instead of me! You have been warned!
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 29, 2011
nocutius
Now i know who i need to backstab first :)
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Sep 29, 2011
unsilviu
I call dibs, since my avatar is Star Wars-related, and yours aren't :P
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Sep 29, 2011
Thibby
Played the game at a friends house and...
It's F*cking Epic, this makes me wonna buy a 360, but I have no money :(
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 29, 2011
stuntkid
Go back and finish the game there ;)
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Oct 07, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Congratulations FoolWolf! I think you always win when the comment competition is out :D But you work hard, I know :)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Oct 09, 2011
djole381
NEW COMPETITION TIME!!! XD
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Nov 16, 2011
FoolWolf
Seems like I don't have to make that video - still no package arrived...
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Nov 16, 2011
Thibby
Djole is right ;) It's time for a new competition ;P
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 16, 2011
SirRoderick
@FW

Sad to hear it, must have gotten "lost" then.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 16, 2011
Kres
Hm checking with Joe what went on there.

We're working on a new competition but so far nothing certain.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Nov 16, 2011
JustCommunication
Already looked into it, should be sorted soon. And yeah, trying to find something for a new comp but nothing's been offered to us at the moment.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 16, 2011
Kres
Aha the publisher didn't yet sent the prize to us FW. We just got in touch with them to buzz them. So yeah should be sorted soon. Sorry for the delay. So this one isn't lost in mailing.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 16, 2011
SirRoderick
Oh, so YOU guys don't even have it yet? Well, goes to show it's worth checking up on these things.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 16, 2011
Kres
Yeah sometimes the agency we arranged it with does the mailing. Which is the case with this. We'll update you on the developments.