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COMPETITION: A Game of Sequels
Posted: 01.03.2012 18:38 by Comments: 170
Competition is closed! The winners are:
- herodotus
- nocutius
- Caedes
- garry_profilin
- Praetor


What did you think of that last competition, eh? Pretty sweet right? No way in hell we could top th- OH WAIT WE JUST HAVE. Sorry, I think Ive had too much sugar today - anyway, this time we've teamed up with our old buddies Paradox Interactive to bring you not one, but TWO games to win.


It's been a game of sequels so far for the lovable Swedish firm, with the year starting off with King Arthur II, followed closely by Crusader Kings II. We've got give Steam codes for each, and so we've paired them up for a double whammy giveaway for you fine folk.

The Prizes

Five sets, each containing one Steam copy of Crusader Kings II, and one Steam copy of King Arthur II.

The Task

Step One: Profit.

Step Two: Dance

Wait I think Ive got that wrong... Anyway: Its sweepstake time! Simply post below saying Im in and at the end of the competition period we'll choose five of you at random.

Make no mistake though - we're not really great fans of hit-and-run entrants here. If you sign up just for this competition, fair enough... but at least have a look around over the next couple of weeks. Maybe post some comments here and there... you never know, you may end up liking it here.

Rules

* This competition is open to everyone (except for you Herodotus).

* Only one entry per person.

* If you won the last competition, you can't enter into this one.

* Competition will close in two weeks on Thursday March 15th.

You all know the drill by now hop to it! Good luck and well see you in two weeks. If youre interested in seeing what these games are like, simply go to their entry on our database and read our reviews!
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Comments

By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 01, 2012
Kres
I'm in! (didn't tried for a while)

EDIT: And Herodotus, I was persuaded that you'll understand the joke cause of you being Aussie and usually out of our reach for competitions, but you're of course free to join in! :)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 01, 2012
djole381
Good luck to all participants. I'll be staying out of this one as I don't play this kind of games.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 01, 2012
nocutius
This one I shall not pass :)

I'm in.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 01, 2012
SirRoderick
I'm in!
By lacki2000 (SI Member) on Mar 01, 2012
lacki2000
I'm in!
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Mar 02, 2012
SiyaenSokol
Goody-goody... this gives me a chance to win something xD Good luck to everyone.

I'm in!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 02, 2012
unsilviu
I...Shall not... PASS!!!!
(I'm in)
By the_fourth_horseman (SI Veteran Member) on Mar 02, 2012
the_fourth_horseman
I'm Game!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 02, 2012
Kres
Hehe the_fourth_horseman nice to see you again! But mate sorry, you can't win twice in a row. The world isn't such a charming place! :p
By chiefone (SI Veteran Member) on Mar 02, 2012
chiefone
Pick me Pick me! In case you didn't get it, I'm in!
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Mar 02, 2012
fltatk
i'm in :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 04, 2012
herodotus
Hehe, good one guys....murmur, murmur:)

I AM IN!!!!

Yes, I can finally say it. Both great titles, though "KA II" would be my personal pick, not that I'm being picky. Both are great titles.
Good luck all.
By EightZero (SI Newbie) on Mar 02, 2012
EightZero
Sure, I lurve me a good Paradox game. I tried the CK2 Demo and found it extremely complicated but I had the same thing with the Vic2 Demo and I loved the full game so...

I'm in!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 02, 2012
FoolWolf
I'm in :)

Nice too see so many competitions here! :D
By mattusha (I just got here) on Mar 03, 2012
mattusha
I'm in.

Really wanted these games. Paradox is an awesome developer!
By darranged (SI Newbie) on Mar 03, 2012
darranged
I'm in
By Suolakeksi (I just got here) on Mar 03, 2012
Suolakeksi
I'm in ^_^
By Revyboy (I just got here) on Mar 03, 2012
Revyboy
I'm in!
By GR7GT9CO (SI Newbie) on Mar 03, 2012
GR7GT9CO
I'm in
By TheodoreGR (I just got here) on Mar 03, 2012
TheodoreGR
I'm in
Damn yeah!
CK2 Demo was REALLY GOOD!!!
By Lakaedemon (I just got here) on Mar 03, 2012
Lakaedemon
I'm in
By Angelos79 (I just got here) on Mar 03, 2012
Angelos79
I'm in!
By narrigbaasje (I just got here) on Mar 04, 2012
narrigbaasje
The first edition of this game was my first experiance with the Paradox games in 2005.
Loved that game. Especially the hunt for the "best"bride.
The Deus Vult expension did make live easier.
I'm in!!!
By cyberrazar (I just got here) on Mar 04, 2012
cyberrazar
I’m in
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 04, 2012
SirRoderick
Welcome to all the new guys btw! I do hope some of you stick around.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 04, 2012
nocutius
Yea, there's plenty of stick for everyone :)
By raven89nk (SI Newbie) on Mar 04, 2012
raven89nk
Good luck for everyone:P :)
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Mar 04, 2012
novapaddy
I'm in. Been reading the CK2 forum, very entertaining stuff!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 04, 2012
herodotus
Tell your friends, guys and gals. No other gaming site has these generous offers, with no strings attached. This, on top of the highest quality articles, interviews with questions we all want answered, and I might say the most thorough and personal reviews make it the premier Videogaming website on the net.
Just my opinion....
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Mar 05, 2012
fltatk
I totally agree with herodotus.
By popsramsey (I just got here) on Mar 05, 2012
popsramsey
I'm in
By DulledReflexes (I just got here) on Mar 05, 2012
DulledReflexes
I'm in!
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Mar 05, 2012
novapaddy
I have to agree with herodotus: I've never come across another site where they give games away for free...
This site reminds me of the old PCZone site in many ways.. reviews etc. etc
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2012
Kres
Thanks guys!
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2012
djole381
The best site in the whole world!!! XD
By Nicolas19 (SI Core Veteran) on Mar 05, 2012
Nicolas19
I'm in! CK2 FTW!
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2012
BoneArc
hmmm .... I come back to SI just in time for a competition ... sweeeet

SI , you never seize to amaze me!

I'm In

And you are right Hero , my good friend ... ol pal... I missed you :(
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2012
FoolWolf
Well, you are my nr 1 competition site, the other is a Swedish game-site with loads of competitions. But generally you never win... or feel even close :)
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2012
nocutius
If i had to chose between salt and SI I'd pick salt, but other than that SI is cool. But not as cool as salt obviously.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2012
SirRoderick
Salt?
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2012
nocutius
You don't like salt? :)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2012
SirRoderick
I'm just wondering if I missed something or if you're talking aboutt sodium chloride.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2012
BoneArc
Sodium chloride of course .... who wouldn't chose salt ?
Nocutius ... me and you will get along juuuust fineeee
By ansigar (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 06, 2012
ansigar
I'm in!
Good luck to everyone :)
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2012
nocutius
Yea that one, sodomitium or whatever you guys call it.
By Caedes (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 07, 2012
Caedes
I'm in
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Mar 07, 2012
Jasca_Ducato
A bit late, but I'm in. I enjoyed the CKII demo a lot, but saving up for Download Festival has prevented me from enjoying the full game.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 08, 2012
herodotus
Hey there bonearc, I missed you coming back on board here. Where have you been? I want photos, passport stamps and witness statements verifying your legitimacy in staying away.
welcome back mate, and toss that salt over your shoulder. SI or nothing...except of course for [Au] or at the least [Ag], and of course [C - 01.CB.10a].

Good to see you too Jasca
By devel (SI Elite) on Mar 08, 2012
devel
Good Luck to those who enter :)
By Sagatron (SI Newbie) on Mar 08, 2012
Sagatron
I'm in! Good luck everyone!
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 08, 2012
BoneArc
Herodotus, I was busy trying to quit gaming for a bit cause it just takes too much time away from a person. It's not a complete waste of time but there some games that are just way too meaningless that I would have probably played.

But I'm back , I dont game as much but I play a bit of Spore and UT2004 atm while I wait for my bro to borrow ME2 from a friend so I can finish it on the PS3 and get me a save. ( my PC here is Sux sooo PS3 it is )
then i will finish ME3 and replay it ofcourse :D:D:D:D

Am i the only one to shiver when listening to

Two Steps from Hell - Protectors of the Earth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mbjUbSaBJo&feature=related

I'm in love
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 09, 2012
herodotus
I go through those periods too, Bone. Then a game comes along that "grabs" me, and quite surprisingly so. At the moment it is "TOR", but there will come a time wen a break will be needed. Then of course RL steps in, and gaming drops in priority. However, it is never far away and like Malaria always comes back (well, better than Herpes:p).
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 09, 2012
BoneArc
XD so true ... But I am trying to make a system where I will only play TOP GAMES like Assassin's Creed or Mass Effect or GTA
you know , the Assured Awesome ones .
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 09, 2012
FoolWolf
Nice to see you again BoneArc - I hear ya loud and clear - my wife sometimes jibes me with: "I married a guy but then he took an arrow to the knee and got lost in Skyrim..." ;)
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 09, 2012
BoneArc
Hahahaha , thats why I dont play Skyrim.
I got to lvl 81 and havnt even done the main quest or all the side ones.
It's suuuuch a waste of tiimee XD unfinishable.
By Atomicsoilder0 (I just got here) on Mar 09, 2012
Atomicsoilder0
I'm in
By ageofglory (I just got here) on Mar 10, 2012
ageofglory
I'm in
By Legionarul (I just got here) on Mar 10, 2012
Legionarul
I’m in
By Praetor (I just got here) on Mar 10, 2012
Praetor
I'm in
By Valorian (I just got here) on Mar 10, 2012
Valorian
I´m in
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 10, 2012
BoneArc
and here they are, 5 hit and runs.
Atleast one of them has a picture and actually bothered.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 10, 2012
nocutius
Well I don't think the point of these contests is to have every new user stay but that at least a few of them would do so. Can't be helped really.

I've registered for a few competitions just for the chance to win as well, so i can't really throw a stone at anyone.
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Mar 11, 2012
Gyorn
Woha! Just once im away for ~2 weeks and THIS comes up! Lucky for you (or me?) im back in time :)

I'm in.

Good luck to all the others.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 11, 2012
Kres
Yeah we don't do competitions often cause there is little effect of them. Some people do decide to stay longer but that is not the case enough times. But oh well, what can we do. Well, we could only count people with avatars. It would actually be great to only count members with avatars at least, but we probably can't do that legally if we didn't specified that in competition description. And if we do specify it in advanced, it kind of beats the purpose.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 11, 2012
herodotus
Unless creating an Avatar or choosing from a small pre-exisiting "library" of generic SI ones was a part of the joining procedure. It's a thought....

Welcome back Gyorn, btw. Another of our AWOL's returning to the pack. Still waiting for news from the outer rim as to the whereabouts of Zerk, though:)
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 11, 2012
BoneArc
What ? Zerk is Missing?

Gyorn Welcome back mate.
By Sarayakat (SI Newbie) on Mar 12, 2012
Sarayakat
I'm in.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
Kres
Hmm weren't Zerks comments/account deleted by the system cause he posted 50-60 comments in a few minutes? Don't recall precisely any more. Wasn't that him? I may be wrong.

Hm yeah, well, we are going to do a redesign of the layout of our user admin pages. We're slowly moving into wide format for some pages. We will be bringing more wide format layouts along with some really really ground breaking features, soon.
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Mar 12, 2012
novapaddy
I don't know where else to post this:

This site is becoming one of my favourites... the one I check first after the news... Good Work Guys!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
Kres
Thanks guys! Just to point out, I am a bit sarcastic with our "ground breaking" features :) but am looking forward to them! We'll see how well they do.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
nocutius
As long as those ground breaking features don't turn into server breaking features :)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
djole381
Hey Kres, how about you add a "Me Gusta" button??? XD
By malglish (I just got here) on Mar 12, 2012
malglish
I'm in, ALL OF ROME SHALL HEAR OF THIS VICTORY TODAY!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
Kres
Lol malglish that's quite an entry. Welcome and may the Gods of Rome be with you until the victory!

Me Gusta hehe. Why does that instantly remind me of Manu Chao :)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
djole381
Clearly Kres you haven't heard of 9gag :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
Kres
Oh 9gag thing? Heard of it but just recently started accepting the horrible drawing work of it lol
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Mar 12, 2012
Jasca_Ducato
Ugh, 9gag. Give me damnyouautocorrect.com any day of the week...
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
Kres
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 12, 2012
unsilviu
People, people... Reddit is clearly where it's at :P
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
djole381
My soul belongs to 9gag XD
By DonShomi (I just got here) on Mar 12, 2012
DonShomi
Well this is nice! I'm in! :D
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 12, 2012
herodotus
What is this 9gag, 9gaga, ladygaga thingy? I must look it up.

On with the show:)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
djole381
One does not simply call 9gag a 9gaga/ladygaga... ;)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 12, 2012
herodotus
Well, a spirited defender of the faith. I must seek out and learn this "faith". Then I shall return bringing great wonders and stories to fill long nights of easy banter.
However, back to SI....
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
djole381
You will find what you seek at 9gag.com
I wish you good luck traveler, may the Gods of trolling smile upon you :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 13, 2012
herodotus
Bags are packed, so I will plan to visit for a few days or until kicked out for not paying rent and the bar tab.
By devel (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
devel
I believe we from 4chan would like to have a chat with 9OHGAWDG :D
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
djole381
Oh I'm from 4chan too, it's just that 9gag has more order :D
By Maghiar (SI Member) on Mar 13, 2012
Maghiar
lol...I lost my soul too to 9gag...well at least I see I'm not the only one...ohhh...I'm in
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Mar 13, 2012
novapaddy
I REALLY think you guys should reconsider the rules?

Would it not be better to have 10 winners.. each getting ONE game, and not 2. "Spread The Love around a bit more... "
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
SirRoderick
Ehm....what if someone wants to win CKII and isn't interested at all in KAII or vice versa? That wouldn't be very nice for said person should he happen to get the other one. Rules are fine, hell you don't even have to do anything for it at all, it's just a shot at free games!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
Kres
We could change to x10 prizes sure, but heh who is going to decide who gets which game? There could potentially be an angry 10 person mob in front of our doors wanting the other game. Hmm
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
nocutius
A bit late for that now but it could be done in a very simple manner.
I'm in - "name of the game"
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Mar 13, 2012
novapaddy
It's a "lucky dip" anyway. I really want CK2, but I would still play King Arthur II.. BECAUSE it's a type of game I wouldn't usually play, so this would be an opportunity to do something different, and maybe learn from it.
I find that if you play the same sort of games constantly, it gets very boring after a while. We all need to "spread our wings" a little..

It's all in the Hands of Fate now anyway.
By Clophiroth (I just got here) on Mar 13, 2012
Clophiroth
I’m in
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
Kres
Yeah that's a decent solution nocutius. But wont help at this stage unfortunately. We'll keep that in mind for the next competitions.

I'd personally be going for CK2 too novapaddy. I've played KA1 and hmm expected a bit more from it frankly. But dunno what they did with KA2.
By Brothahill666 (I just got here) on Mar 14, 2012
Brothahill666
I'm in.
By Riiukukk (SI Newbie) on Mar 15, 2012
Riiukukk
[ADMIN: Honesty sucks sometimes; EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATION]
I'm in.
Paradox games are some of my favorite.
Also, I'd prefer CKII if possible.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 14, 2012
SirRoderick
FOR SHAME Riiukukk! >:(
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 14, 2012
Kres
Riiukukk, you're not a part of our happy business industry circle! Sorry but pirating games is what is ruining the PC market (and any other) and it helps and serves no good purpose. In short, you can't be a part of the competition sorry.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 14, 2012
Kres
garry_profilin: He's in (having problems posting comments on the site)
By garry_profilin (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 14, 2012
garry_profilin
I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!HGYUT&^T!YIN!(M!!H !Y&&
By garry_profilin (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 14, 2012
garry_profilin
Oh god, now i look stupid!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 14, 2012
Kres
Lol somebody didn't upgrade from Commodore 128? :p Welcome welcome Garry. So it worked. Computers are great!
By raven89nk (SI Newbie) on Mar 14, 2012
raven89nk
CK II ' Many were called, few were chosen ' 103 comments so far guess you guys need to be lucky as hell to win. Start picking those four-leaf clovers :D
By garry_profilin (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 14, 2012
garry_profilin
thats my old 64 diskdrive, 128 (I wish!) one day, one day
By Riiukukk (SI Newbie) on Mar 14, 2012
Riiukukk
They don't sell the game here, and I'm not arsed enough to make a credit card.
But okay if that's your stance.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 14, 2012
Kres
That's the rule sorry.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Mar 14, 2012
Thibby
I'm in guys ;)
By Riiukukk (SI Newbie) on Mar 14, 2012
Riiukukk
Didn't know, wasn't in the rules section, I thought it was open to anyone.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 14, 2012
SirRoderick
Not to people that openly pirate games mate, kind of speaks for itself :rolleyes:
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 14, 2012
herodotus
Away for a day and what I've missed.
What you do in the privacy of your own trousers is your business (and you're a fool if you think that piracy gets you a free game, no strings attached). Your PC will be squirming with undesirable trackers, trojans and all the other good stuff these troublesome pirates allow into their torrents.
Anyway, under Admin rules comments advocating piracy of any media should be deleted, and without attempting to sound moralistic or judgemental these comments are as illegal as the content of them. This is not stamping on anyone's right to freedom of expression, it is simply against the rules of this site, hell ANY site to allow the promotion of piracy - period.
Now, back to the comp....
By Riiukukk (SI Newbie) on Mar 15, 2012
Riiukukk
Didn't know you guys were so prudey over this subject, I guess I've been to 4chan too long where you can be honest without any problems.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 15, 2012
unsilviu
Generally, 4chan isn't a good indicator of how other groups will react... :P
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 15, 2012
FoolWolf
Well, as an official site dedicated to gaming, not having a solid anti-piracy clause somewhere would most likely make it less likely to have these competitions since many wouldn't want to sponsor piracy indulging sites...
There have been and I believe there still will be arguments and discussions regarding piracy - but on a level where the piracy as a phenomenon is more discussed than regarding your own actions.
By redleaf (I just got here) on Mar 15, 2012
redleaf
Well, excellent site, excellent comp! I'm in.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 15, 2012
SirRoderick
Well it's thursday, come on you blighters! Give my my well deserved games *crosses arms*
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Mar 15, 2012
novapaddy
Well with so many entrants, we have little chance... like winning the lottery... But Best of Luck to All, and if you win, I hope you enjoy the game(s).
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 15, 2012
unsilviu
Well, there are about 25 people in, excluding hit n' runs, so that's a 20% chance, a hell of a lot more than the lottery!
By garry_profilin (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 15, 2012
garry_profilin
oh it's just heating up so! good luck everybody!
I've never downloaded a game from Steam (how old school is that) if i cant 'press play on tape' i'm usually not interested
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 15, 2012
nocutius
First time I hear anything about "hit n' runs" being excluded, how are going to reliably determine who is a "hit n' run" anyway?
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 15, 2012
Kres
No no, they're not excluded. All "I'm in"'s are participating. Well, except Riiukukk for openly admitting piracy. Should've just lied. Sorry Riiukukk. We have to do this to survive. Otherwise we wouldn't have any clientele or money to pay the bills. Simple and easy. We like being on the legal side of things.

lol@ garry

And guys, we're going to pick the winners tomorrow.
By psy (I just got here) on Mar 15, 2012
psy
I’m in
By simkin (I just got here) on Mar 15, 2012
simkin
I'm in.
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Mar 16, 2012
fltatk
Fingers crossed, i hope people who deserve those games are gonna win :D
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 16, 2012
herodotus
I don't know that I can bear the tension. Well I can actually (hehe), as I've faced down the Emperor today [spoilers] and Kira and I are off on our secret honeymoon....to a prison planet. It is "Star Wars" after all.
Good luck guys.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 16, 2012
unsilviu
I really need to try this TOR thing... When does the free weekend start?
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
nocutius
It's from March 15 to March 19.
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Mar 16, 2012
Gyorn
Good luck guys (but more to me ;) ).

Btw...i loled at @4chan :)
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Mar 16, 2012
novapaddy
It is St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, the national day for the Irish Nation throughout the World. "The Luck of the Irish" comes to mind... I'm novaPADDY by the way...

Let's hope St. Patrick is looking on (a true gamer himself) and gives me the "rub of the green".

... Best of Luck to everyone (of course!)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
SirRoderick
Jezus hero! That spoiler barely had any warning at all! Fortunately I was able to avert my eyes by making a heroic leap sideways into the person next to me. In completely related news I now have a date.
By Caedes (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 16, 2012
Caedes
Five people are going to be véry véry happy in a couple of hours!

Good luck.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
Kres
21st century and I need to count with brains. I'll get it all sorted in an hour or two guys! Good luck everyone!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
Kres
One or two hours of course means two hours. And the winners are (!):

herodotus (you came on top of the randomize list!)
nocutius
Caedes
garry_profilin
Praetor

You'll be contacted soon! In an hour or two :p
By novapaddy (SI Member) on Mar 16, 2012
novapaddy
Ah Well, what you never had, you'll never miss..

There's always next time(?). I hope you guys are grateful for such a brilliant prize. Best of Luck. And watch out for the print version of the CK2 Guide by Meneth, I should be doing it fairly soon. Cheers
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
Kres
The next one will be Alan Wake. But we only got 1 prize. So it's not still 100% certain as it's not much to make a competition on. Will be known soon.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Mar 16, 2012
Jasca_Ducato
Dagnamit! Ah well, congratulations to all the winners. Including the one who wasn't allowed to enter the competition ;)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
Kres
Ok I deleted a bit from the message. Sometimes I forget these things are sponsored. Ignore. But yeah congrats!
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 16, 2012
unsilviu
Gratz to the winners!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
FoolWolf
Congrautlations guys! :D

Finally Hero! :D We can see you raise your fist to the heavens and cry - "JUSTICE!" ;) Cheers mate - well worthy!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
Kres
Riiukukk, feel free to join the new competitions. And try to not pirate games...
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
djole381
OMG our Hero has won!!! Congratz hero, you deserve your prize. Enjoy the games mate :) Oh, almost forgot, congrats to the rest of the rabble... XD
By Caedes (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 16, 2012
Caedes
Jeez, woow, I don't know what to say... Just "thanks" doesn't seem nearly enough. You hear stories about such things and you dream about em, but you never think they will actually happen ... !
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
Kres
Prize keys sent to winners. Enjoy the weekend guys!
By Caedes (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 16, 2012
Caedes
Oh yes, the weekend will be enjoyed ... a lot!
Thanks again.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
nocutius
Niiice, thanks a bunch for the games :).

The weekend suddenly seems even shorter :).
By garry_profilin (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 16, 2012
garry_profilin
Wow, was not expecting this for my weekend! as novapaddy said, it must be the luck of the irish, i'm off to do the euromillions now!
as i said, never been on steam, will sign up i guess
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Mar 16, 2012
Gyorn
Congrats (especially to you hero!) :)
By devel (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
devel
Congrats to all :D Especially you hero, long time deserving :)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
SirRoderick
Switching quite sharply between being happy for hero and wanting to murder him with a piece of rusty barbed wire...

Congratulations people :)
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Mar 16, 2012
Thibby
Grats all! :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 16, 2012
herodotus
Wow, 6.15am here, living in the future as I am (and loving it) and this all happens overnight.
Thank you very much to SI and congratulations to the other winners.
I'd like to thank my family, the Academy....whoops, wrong speech wrong event...:(
Thanks for the kind comments my friends, and I've had my tetanus shots Roderick so go for it:)
A heavy weekend ahead indeed, and after watch the Fourth Season of "The Tudors" and the film you all must watch "Anonymous" I'm in the mood for a bit of Anglo-Saxon mayhem. Be it in the Lands of Legend with Arthur, or spreading my ancestral home's empire across Europe and the Middle East I am down for it.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
SirRoderick
I've seen anonymous, loved it. What sort of show is this Tudors?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 16, 2012
herodotus
Four seasons on the reign of Henry VIII with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the King himself. Great British production with loads of drama, politics, backstabbing and tastefully shot bedroom scenes (ie. boobies). Not over the top like "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" (and here I am pointedly ignoring the rubbish "S: Vengeance"), but more in line with "I Claudius" only a bigger budget.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 16, 2012
SirRoderick
Intriguing...I have lost a game and gained a year's worth entertaining shows. You really are making it hard on me to kill you hero, I almost think I should reconsider brewing this batch of Aqua Regia that I was planning to soak into your bedlinnens.

Rubbish plan anyway, you'd be awake screaming before you'd be in any mortal danger.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 17, 2012
herodotus
Well my bed partner might (if I had one), but I'd luxuriate in the splendour of the agony and the ecstasy...or is that too "Hellraiser" of me:)
Once you start watching "The Tudor" I guarantee you'll be hooked. I've re-watched all four Seasons 3 or 4 times over the past couple of years, it's that good. If you haven't watched the two "Elizabeth" films, I'll guarantee you'll enjoy those too.
One that took me completely by surprise, by the way was the Director's Cut of "Kingdom of Heaven". At best I thought the original was average, at worst just dreadful (though Eva Green is always a sight to behold - particularly in "The Dreamers" that puts "The Last Tango in Paris" to shame). The DC makes sense of many of the plot points, particularly the part of Liam Neeson. Now one of my all time favourite films, whereas before it was one of lowest ranked along with "King Arthur".
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 17, 2012
BoneArc
Hero , Gratz , but i shall be back again ... sooon ... my pretty army will decimate yours ... hahahaha
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 17, 2012
unsilviu
There's also the Borgias, which I understand is basically the Tudors on Ezio's turf.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 17, 2012
herodotus
Haha....Bone. Good luck, mate:)
That's a top show you've mentioned Unsilviu. I have not watched it through, but seen enough to be suitably impressed.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 17, 2012
SirRoderick
Alright hero, I hope you're happy now. I'm about to waste an extraordinairy amount of time getting my hands on and watching all these episodes.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Mar 17, 2012
BoneArc
well haha at you Roderick ... i barely read what they said in the previous posts ...

but I agree with Unsilviu the Borgias is good
ALSO watch The walking Dead , the big bang theory, Community, Castle, The vampire diaries ( not bad ) , and more
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 17, 2012
Kres
The Walking Dead +1
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 17, 2012
herodotus
"The Walking Dead" I'm having a hard time getting into, it's just too 'American' for me (children, Grannies and overly moralistic). "The Vampire Diaries" - oh Hell's no! It's like "Twilight" only it goes on forever. Even "True Blood" isn't what it used to be.
I'll stick with "Superatural" - at least they have a laugh at themselves and the genre.

If you enjoy "The Walking Dead" and zombies, werewolves and vamps you have to watch "Death Valley". Brilliantly written and performed it's like "Cops" - only with the undead and other irksome ne'er do wells. Talk of a Second Season too. I rank it as highly as "Sherlock" and "Misfits", my all time favourite show with adolescents.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 17, 2012
unsilviu
Yep, the british series Sherlock is amazing, the only nag I have with it is the 3 episodes per season :S. There's also Dexter, which is refreshingly strange.
By raven89nk (SI Newbie) on Mar 17, 2012
raven89nk
Congratz to the winners! :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 19, 2012
herodotus
"Lie To Me" started well, but died along with the ratings by Season 2. Lost interest in "Dexter" at the end of S3. On the topic of "Sherlock", I do hope they have a Season 3 or at least a Special for Conan Doyle, after suffering much bad fan feedback after killing off Holmes did write a series with "The Return of Sherlock Holmes". I haven't completed it yet, but there's definitely loads of untouched material to work with.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 19, 2012
SirRoderick
Alright, so I just finished the first season of The Tudors...that was fast. (I had nothing to do this weekend, get off my case!)
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 19, 2012
unsilviu
@herodotus: The third season of Sherlock was confirmed by Moffat just after the end of season 2 :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 19, 2012
herodotus
Sweet. We might see Doyle's later works with the Holmes popularised as all previous attempts have failed badly.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 20, 2012
SirRoderick
AAAAAWWWWWW YEAHHHHH!!!