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COMPETITION: Xbox 360 MEGA Giveaway
Posted: 03.09.2010 20:07 by Joe Robinson Comments: 108
** US & CANADIAN READERS ONLY **

After a slew of competitions centred around the European continent (great though it is), Strategy Informer have teamed up with US-based gambling website PokerStars.com in order to bring you a very special competition.



That's right folks, we are giving away TWO mega gift-sets, each comprising of one Xbox 360 Slim Console, one Kinect Add-on, and one copy of the upcoming Halo: Reach game.

Excited? No? Then get out. For those of you who are excited though, here's what you have to do in order to be in with a chance to claim one of these two sets:

1. Download & sign up for an account at PokerStars.com by clicking on THIS Link.

2. Make sure you are REGISTERED with Strategy Informer, and simply post your PokerStars username in the comments section below.

The two winners will be chosen at random when the competition closes on Wednesday 22nd September. The draw will be done by a third-party randomiser so that it is completely fair.

** THIS COMPETITION IS NOT BASED ON ACTIVITY. ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR POKERSTARS USERNAME, THAT IS IT, NOTHING ELSE CAN HELP YOUR CHANCES **

For all of you European readers out there, I know you must be feeling left out, but we will be following this up with a EU-only Xbox 360 giveaway as well, although it won't be the same as this.
** US & CANADIAN READERS ONLY **
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Comments

By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 03, 2010
Kres
Good luck!
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Sep 03, 2010
Arrecoolast
How much did Pokerstars pay you to do this? :P
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Sep 03, 2010
JustCommunication
Guys. Keep the comments free of spam please or you WILL be disqualified from future competitions. If you have any questions, you know where to find us.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 03, 2010
BoneArc
sorry ... deleted the others ... i was in a phase of Shock and rage ,,, i am so sorry :(
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 03, 2010
Kres
@Arrecoolast: PokerStars paid us 2xXbox360, 2xKinect, 2xHalo Wars. In fact, we're not even getting those but the winners. So it's just promo for prizes. ...
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 03, 2010
BoneArc
so you just lose money ? because of the site .... no income ?
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 03, 2010
Kres
I was just corrected that this competition is a part of an ad campaign.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 03, 2010
BoneArc
no no ... i mean , you lose money cause the site costs to keep it up ... right ?
By jonnypatagonia (I just got here) on Sep 03, 2010
jonnypatagonia
id love a free xbox

here is my pokerstars name JONNYPATAGONIA

imma put it on yuuuuu
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 03, 2010
Kres
Running the competition is no extra cost (unless we need to ship the prizes ourselves). Guys, lets not get into too many details and pollute the thread. It's all explained. Who wants to apply will apply, who doesn't, wont. Most importantly, participants don't need to pay for anything to participate. Just spend a little time signing up. Nothing is really completely free is it? The prizes are pretty sweet. So we'll see how it goes.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 03, 2010
BoneArc
yeah i agree .
so i wish luck to all of you , and dont waste this opportunity to get a Xbox 360 SLIM with REACH .... i would litteraly kill for this opportunity ... but its US only ..... so GOOD LUCK TO ALL

Luck is your friend .

kres , we shall discuss this at a later time .
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Sep 03, 2010
Arrecoolast
It's US & Canadian, read the top. ^^
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Sep 04, 2010
Wowerine
Good luck guys :)
By teraMEL0S (SI Newbie) on Sep 04, 2010
teraMEL0S
PokerStars Username: teraMEL0S

Thanks for the contest!
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Sep 04, 2010
JPerry06
good luck to everyone
By Ownation (SI Newbie) on Sep 04, 2010
Ownation
i am in , i would like to win.
Pokerstars Username is Ownation
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 05, 2010
stuntkid
Wow! That's one uber prize! Good luck to everyone!
By Kwisatz_Haderach (I just got here) on Sep 05, 2010
Kwisatz_Haderach
Kwistaz is my user name.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 05, 2010
FoolWolf
Good luck guys
By hunter612 (SI Core) on Sep 05, 2010
hunter612
Good luck people!!
By RaviL (SI Core Member) on Sep 05, 2010
RaviL
Good luck!
By Slug_Man (I just got here) on Sep 05, 2010
Slug_Man
Username: Slug_Man123
By xstayxtruex (I just got here) on Sep 06, 2010
xstayxtruex
Pokerstars username is xstayxtruex
By sarah1701 (I just got here) on Sep 06, 2010
sarah1701
pokerstars username srh1701
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2010
Eversor
Hello. My Poker Stars user name is: South7930
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2010
BoneArc
i love how nobody posts before there is a Competition .
By melloknives (SI Newbie) on Sep 07, 2010
melloknives
My Poker Stars user name is: Mello Edge
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Sep 08, 2010
Wowerine
@BoneArc what do you mean. There are people active every day out there. :) You haven't been much active lately. Maybe you are referring to yourself :P
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 08, 2010
BoneArc
Yeah ...... i love how i cant get into Diamond on Starcraft 2 while im number 1 platinum ... then i get offline and when i logon the next day , ime 5th ...
Like WTF ......... its so much boring now that i cant play vs zerg .... protoss are easy , Terrans are Medium , Zerg are impossible ..... me no comprende .


but i will post ... soon .... kinda busy these days .... too much gaming , without the news .
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Sep 08, 2010
Gyorn
Good luck :)
@BoneArc: Theres a part about a EU only XBox giveaway at the end ;)
By melloknives (SI Newbie) on Sep 08, 2010
melloknives
Where and how will the winners be posted?

Also great site. Alot of great info to be had. Thanks for the hard work.
By Knave (SI Core) on Sep 08, 2010
Knave
User Name: mrKnave

Yay!

Thanks for not forgetting about us folks in Canada!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 08, 2010
Kres
@melloknives: They will be announced here.

Glad to see you on Knave!
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Sep 09, 2010
djole381
OK, my PokerStars username is : Firstborn34
By Knave (SI Core) on Sep 09, 2010
Knave
Kres, I may be quiet sometimes, but I lurk everyday!
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 10, 2010
BoneArc
Knave , you just completed the Set .... I wish you luck , friend
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 10, 2010
Kres
Yeah thought so Knave. But I actually just meant that I'm glad to see you on the competition! :) Glad to see some of our regulars from USA on it.
By Knave (SI Core) on Sep 10, 2010
Knave
Ha ha, thanks guys!

Next time you guys are in Canada swing on over and maybe I'll have a nice new x-box we can play on! :P
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 10, 2010
Kres
Ah, Canada I meant! I can actually be useful sometimes. Not frequently.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 11, 2010
BoneArc
in what sense lol XD

but , knave . when i move back to Canada , we gona play play play !!
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Sep 12, 2010
noobst3R
SI being as awesome as ever I see. Not only they have something for North America, they also can tell us that there is a 360 prize coming too in the EU. Damn nice! :O

From the four contests I have been in to, I have won two times, isn't that awesome? :p Good luck to all of you!
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Sep 12, 2010
noobst3R
... but when is the EU contest? :(
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Sep 12, 2010
Gyorn
T-T-T-Tripple post :D
But yea, amazing density of competitions coupled with a nice comunity anda lot of news + nice previews. Keep it up :)
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Sep 12, 2010
noobst3R
It's only a Double-Post now. :p
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Sep 13, 2010
Wowerine
Guess what the cat dragged in today! The Starcraft 2 Goodie Bag. :) Thank you SI and Blizzard :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 13, 2010
Kres
Enjoy Wowerine! You've again well deserved it.
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Sep 13, 2010
Wowerine
Thanx Kres. Will post a video tomorrow :)
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 13, 2010
BoneArc
nice Wowerine , feedback plz
By Azsinistar (SI Veteran Newbie) on Sep 14, 2010
Azsinistar
Pokerstars username: Grognar
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Sep 14, 2010
noobst3R
Nice Wowerine! Show us the stuff! :D
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Sep 14, 2010
Wowerine
Here it is. Thanx again SI and Blizzard :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf0mUtuQfAE
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 14, 2010
herodotus
One day, one day Australia and the rest of Oceania might get a go.
By zroy (SI Core Veteran) on Sep 14, 2010
zroy
Mmm I don't agree with the competition idea, but it seems like you guys like it so good luck for ya!! =)
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Sep 15, 2010
Gyorn
Herodotus, on that day youll be the only one beeing able to sign up and win all 5 prices ;)
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 19, 2010
stuntkid
Nice vid Wowerine
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2010
BoneArc
yeah . its awesome
By melloknives (SI Newbie) on Sep 20, 2010
melloknives
WooHoo! 2 more days.

My X-Box is dying fast. Probly shouldn't of bought it right when they came out.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2010
Kres
Thanks for the vid Wowerine! Looks grand!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2010
Kres
I have bad news people...

The client was concerned about the lack of signups through this competition. We've had only about 10 people that downloaded the software and entered the competition. Which is far from enough to justify 2x the prize pack with all it has. I have to agree with the client that it just didn't worked out.

The client will be giving at least some free games. But I will update you when that has settled. Waiting for the response from them.

I am really sorry for the people that did enter the competition. For what it's worth, this is the first time we're doing this. And the first time that competition required a software download, and of a gambling nature. We will really do our best to avoid such themes in future competitions as obviously it isn't working out.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2010
Kres
Ok guys this is the deal then. We will get 4 games of user choice to give away. So 4 winners, each will pick 1 game.

And the winners are:
1. mrKnave
2. teraMEL0S
3. South7930
4. Firstborn34

Username list randomizer results:
strategyinformer.com/pictures/winners.jpg

Congratulations to the winners. Sorry for lower value of prizes. :(

Please PM me any single game that you'd like to get, along with your full mail address. Specify what each address line stands for please.
By melloknives (SI Newbie) on Sep 20, 2010
melloknives
what a bummer.

But thanks for the update, and cograts to the winners!
By melloknives (SI Newbie) on Sep 21, 2010
melloknives
One question. Why didn't you wait until the 22nd to givaway the games?
By Knave (SI Core) on Sep 21, 2010
Knave
A free game? That's still pretty cool! I'm going to send you a PM to clarify!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 21, 2010
Kres
Well it was obvious that the competition wasn't going well and that the prized were withdrawn so there wasn't much sense in leaving it live when you know it's going to go bust. Sorry again for that!
By melloknives (SI Newbie) on Sep 21, 2010
melloknives
No problem. Thanks agin for the hard work.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2010
BoneArc
well , ime sorry that n oone got an Xbox ..... such a Bummer Indeed ....

gratz All who got Some games .
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 23, 2010
herodotus
Shame about the comp...but really, who wants to sign up for a Poker account?
By teraMEL0S (SI Newbie) on Sep 23, 2010
teraMEL0S
Thank you greatly for the free game! Awesome for you to do that!
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Sep 23, 2010
noobst3R
Sad, but there will most likely be a next competition sometime, and a game of choice is nice too...
By teraMEL0S (SI Newbie) on Sep 23, 2010
teraMEL0S
It's really interesting actually. A website entitled www.gamezone.com had an almost exact replica of this contest, but instead were giving away 10 Kinects and 360s. The thread containing the contest has like 40 pages of people entering, all having had to make a pokerstars.com account. I'm honestly not really for contests like this, but it was an advertisement provided contest, like Kres said. Who can complain when the money's not coming out of their pocket?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 24, 2010
herodotus
^^ All's fair in love and the advertising industry (wait a minute...no it's not).
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Sep 24, 2010
Eversor
That's funny Hero. I know you probably know this, but the correct quote is "All is Fair in Love and War".
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 24, 2010
Kres
Yes we are managed by the same agency as GameZone. They were running a huge promo for the competition. They had big banners spread everywhere around the site. We had very low and partial coverage of it. We're in between some designing project. SI is getting a new design. Then we'll have a good spot to promo stuff like that.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 24, 2010
Kres
Also sorry for the delay. I just went to collect all addresses to send but some weren't full. Some lacked name... So need to wait until all are ok.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Sep 25, 2010
Eversor
I sent mine in.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 25, 2010
herodotus
^Teacher's pet:)
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Sep 25, 2010
Eversor
Who? Me.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 29, 2010
Kres
Ok guys we got one slight problem with the winners. One of the winners is not from USA or Canada. The member is djole381/Firstborn34. My fault. I guess I just didn't presumed somebody will apply because restrictions were clear. I'm sorry Djole! Especially since you're my neighbor! But rules are rules are rules :|

In the winners list, the next in line was Azsinistar/Grognar and he'll be getting the prize instead. Bad luck for someone, good luck for somebody else :\

I've PM'd Azsinistar. Do hope to get his address and game of choice soon so we can close this competition.
By Knave (SI Core) on Sep 30, 2010
Knave
Well if you can't get a hold of him I'd be more than willing to take a second game! :p

Kidding aside, no worries about the delay!
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Sep 30, 2010
noobst3R
Lol, neighbor? :D
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 30, 2010
Kres
He quickly got back to me so all is ready. I've sent the addresses to the agency. They're working on it and will let me know soon of the date when those will be sent out. Then I'll let you all know!

@Knave: Thanks for understanding :)

@Noob: Yeah he lives in the neighboring country :p
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 09, 2010
Kres
Agency just gave an update. They will be ordering the games next week.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 10, 2010
Eversor
Finnally.
By Knave (SI Core) on Oct 11, 2010
Knave
YAY! I will now obsessively check my mailbox every 5 minutes until it arrives!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 11, 2010
Kres
Hehe well I'm not sure if they have ordered the games to be delievered to them first, and that they would then ship them out to you. Or if it was ordered directly to you.
By teraMEL0S (SI Newbie) on Oct 20, 2010
teraMEL0S
I was just curious if anyone received anything yet?
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 20, 2010
Kres
Me too?
By Knave (SI Core) on Oct 20, 2010
Knave
Nothing here yet! But I will keep you guys posted once it does!
By Knave (SI Core) on Oct 20, 2010
Knave
Nothing here yet! But I will keep you guys posted once it does!
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 20, 2010
Eversor
I don't have my game yet, so i'll have to guess nobody has there's yet either.
By teraMEL0S (SI Newbie) on Oct 20, 2010
teraMEL0S
Alright, thanks for the heads up guys!
By Azsinistar (SI Veteran Newbie) on Oct 20, 2010
Azsinistar
Nothing here yet either
By Knave (SI Core) on Nov 04, 2010
Knave
Still nothing here :,( *cries*
By Azsinistar (SI Veteran Newbie) on Nov 04, 2010
Azsinistar
Long wait indeed, and its only getting longer
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 04, 2010
Kres
Hey. I thought it was sent. I've just checked with our agency contact and this is what they said: "Hi Kres, I was told that we will make sure that it is sent out tomorrow. Once again, my apologies for the delay on this...".

Ok please let me know once you start receiving them! Sorry for the delay!
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Nov 04, 2010
Eversor
I sure hope they hurry up, it has been more than a month since everybody won there game.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 05, 2010
Kres
I'll recheck tomorrow if it was sent.
By Knave (SI Core) on Nov 05, 2010
Knave
Thanks, Kres!

Appreciate you checking up for us! :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 06, 2010
Kres
There is a new update:
"
I wanted to let you know all games have been purchased and shipped.

However, the winner that lives in Canada will take longer to get to him as it needs to be first shipped to our office and then to him as the site where we purchased it from does not offer global shipping.
"

Meh a bad day for Canada :| but it'll get there!
By Knave (SI Core) on Nov 07, 2010
Knave
Ha ha, sucks to be me!
Ah well, what's another extra week or two! :)
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Nov 07, 2010
Eversor
Yippy.
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Nov 07, 2010
noobst3R
My prize hasn't arrived...


;D
By teraMEL0S (SI Newbie) on Nov 09, 2010
teraMEL0S
Just got my copy in this very minute from UPS. Thanks so much, Kres!
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Nov 10, 2010
Eversor
I got my game today finnally. Well you would think that;s great right, BUT, the game is for the Xbox 360 platform, not PC. I wonder what happened? I am greatly dissapointed. Anyway. I would like to know what games you guys that won you selected. I got Fallout 3.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 09, 2010
Kres
Hm but you did ask for Fallout 3 Eversor? As I recall, you didn't specify any platform, hence, as I recall, I assumed since this is a competition for X360 that you want that version. Sorry man :\ PM'd you
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Nov 10, 2010
Eversor
That's okay. Guess it is time to trade Fallout 3 X360 and the Fable II game, there both still packaged in the original wrapers. Should be able to get Call of Duty: Black Ops.
By Knave (SI Core) on Nov 23, 2010
Knave
You'll all be happy to know that my copy of Modnation Racers arrived in the mail today!

Thanks again SI!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 23, 2010
Kres
Yaaay!