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Xbox 360 Special Giveaway! [WINNER]
Posted: 19.10.2010 13:05 by Comments: 124
The competition is now over!

My, that week went fast didn't it? Well, I'm sure you're all eager to find out who the winner is, so we won't beat about the bush.

Here's what we did. There were 36 of you, so we took those names, assigned each one a number and then went to a random number generator site (this one, if you're interested) and took the first number it gave us.

So, without further ado, the winner is...

VHugoSama!

Congratulations! You'll be contacted shortly with details on how to claim your prize. To the rest of you - never mind! There's always next time. Not sure when we'll get another prize as big as a console again, but we do want to try and keep the prizes flowing one way or another. To any new people that joined us, we hope you decide to stick around. To the vets - they'll definitely be a next time for you guys, so thanks for your continuing support. It really does mean a lot to us.

Any questions/comments/etc... you know where to find me.

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I know I know - that's what we said last time. Have no fear though, the prizes are firmly in our hands this time around, so nothing short of Jamie's house being carpet bombed into the ground will stop us sending these out.

So, what have we got for you this week? Well, those of you who pay attention to the forum will see that I've been dropping hints pretty much since the Starcraft II thing, so without further ado, I present to you....


A Limited Edition Halo Wars Xbox 360 Console! Wait, what? An old style Xbox 360 console for a game that was out a few years ago? Seriously?

Yes

Whilst we here at Strategy Informer always strive to keep up with the latest and greatest releases, sometimes that's just not possible. Microsoft had one of these baby's left, and they offered it to us, so we took it. I mean it IS a limited edition after all, not available at retail so we felt it was worth a competition.

But you know, we always want to do right by our readers as well. Along with the console, we're also giving away a copy of the recently released Halo Reach to go with it!

Conditions of Entry

We're keeping this one very very simple, since there's only one console and one copy of the game to give away. Here's what you need to do:

* UK, EU & Australian Residents only**.

* Simply post a comment below saying 'I'm In'. That's it.

* In a week's time, so Tuesday 26th October, we'll enter everyone's name who entered into a hat, and then pick one name at random. We'll then announce the winner here.

* PLEASE NOTE: This console was sent from the UK Microsoft PR branch, and so is a UK Xbox 360 console, which means it will have a UK power plug. Mainland Europe entrants will need to buy a power adaptor, but the games will work fine. By entering this contest you accept this and forfeit any right to moan about it afterwards.

** The UK currently uses the PAL system of encoding for its media. Europe and Australia (among other territories) also use PAL, although there is currently a world-wide shift away from PAL to new systems. If you are worried that your games may not work with this console, we recommend that you do not enter.

So there you have it. You know the prize, you know what you need to do. You have one week - Get cracking!

Comments

By SilverSilence (SI Newbie) on Oct 19, 2010
SilverSilence
I'm in :)
By PurpleSteve (I just got here) on Oct 19, 2010
PurpleSteve
I'm in
By Fantaman (I just got here) on Oct 19, 2010
Fantaman
I'm in
By Syio (I just got here) on Oct 19, 2010
Syio
I'm in
By ShogunDarius (I just got here) on Oct 19, 2010
ShogunDarius
I'm In and the winner is chosen juust before my birthday too :P
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
Arrecoolast
I'm in :)
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
Gyorn
Well, of course I'm in! :)
Btw, theres no need to justify why your 'only' giving out an XBox 360, thats great enough all by itself :)
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
noobst3R
I'm so in!

I don't think it's fair that these one post members can get just as much chance as us, they post "I'm in", they win and leave most likely. :(
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
JustCommunication
Technically speaking, that is completely fair, no bias, no favourtism. Everyone has an equal chance.

But I know what you're saying, we'll work something out for next time. Promise :)

To all you new people - I hope you decide to stick around.
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
noobst3R
Yeah, I know. :)

Some kind of question like "How much does Kres weigh?" :p

Good luck to everyone and register at the forums as well. It eh... improves your chance of winning.
By JamieSI (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
JamieSI
Good luck to everyone :)
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Oct 19, 2010
stuntkid
Im in!
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Oct 19, 2010
Wowerine
I'm in! :)
By Maul666 (I just got here) on Oct 19, 2010
Maul666
I'm in! :D
By turboturd (SI Newbie) on Oct 19, 2010
turboturd
I'm In
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 19, 2010
Kres
I'm in!
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
JustCommunication
No you're not Kres :P
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 19, 2010
Kres
Not fair...

Herod should be pleased this includes Australia. You in yet Herod? :)
By Ridgy (SI Core Member) on Oct 19, 2010
Ridgy
I'm in.
By hellweed (SI Core Member) on Oct 19, 2010
hellweed
I'm in.

Count me.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
Jasca_Ducato
I'm in.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 19, 2010
BoneArc
I'm in , but what sucks is that none of these people actually EVER COMMENT , except us True SI fans ..... Like Ridgy , hellweed , Jasca_Ducato TUrboturd .......

BUT BUT BUT .. WHY WOWERINE , YOU !!!!!!!!!
come on thats NO FAIR .........

..... come on JC and Kres , this doesnt seem fair .
By iche (I just got here) on Oct 19, 2010
iche
I'm in
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 19, 2010
Kres
You're right BoneArc and we'll keep it in mind for the future.

Past winners shouldn't be penalized for being winners in the past. Winning something doesn't automatically excludes winners from future competitions. However, Wowerine is a special case since he already won a Xbox360 console some months ago. Sorry Wow but got to lean to the other side for this.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
bosnian_dragon
I'm in!
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Oct 19, 2010
bosnian_dragon
P.S. Does "EU" means literally European Union states only, or Europe in general?
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 20, 2010
Kres
Europe in general!
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 20, 2010
Eversor
Hmm, I am suprised that Herodotus is not in yet, might have to tell him.
By xXGangsterDaveXx (I just got here) on Oct 20, 2010
xXGangsterDaveXx
I'm in
By spook99 (I just got here) on Oct 20, 2010
spook99
I`m in
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Oct 20, 2010
Wowerine
hehehe. No probs. But I dont have my Halo Wars console anymore... E74 error. Good luck to ya all :)
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Oct 20, 2010
Jasca_Ducato
Just out of curiosity, what size HDD has this got?
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 20, 2010
JustCommunication
60GB, apparently. Don't quote me on that though.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Oct 20, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Thanks for the clarification Kres ;)
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 20, 2010
JustCommunication
Just for extra clarification. Basically, just make sure you country supports PAL. We say the whole of Europe because we don't mind shipping there, but if you think local games won't work, don't enter.
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Oct 20, 2010
noobst3R
WTF? Get it fixed damned! :O It's 80€ if the warranty has expired.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Oct 20, 2010
djole381
I'm in
By Azsinistar (SI Veteran Newbie) on Oct 20, 2010
Azsinistar
I'm Sad (and not in)
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Oct 20, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Well, we're technologically in Europe, the only thing missing is the political integration :D
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 21, 2010
BoneArc
noobst3r ..... WOwerine lies !
he told me he sold it .....
why are you lying to people WoWy ? just say you sold it and Thats it !
dont go on making us feel sorry for u ! :D :D :D

but I agree Kres , and its what i meant , people who won the EXACT SAME THING before should have a chance to win the EXACT SAME THING NOW .
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 21, 2010
BoneArc
noobst3r ..... WOwerine lies !
he told me he sold it .....
why are you lying to people WoWy ? just say you sold it and Thats it !
dont go on making us feel sorry for u ! :D :D :D

but I agree Kres , and its what i meant , people who won the EXACT SAME THING before should have a chance to win the EXACT SAME THING NOW .
By veilchen (I just got here) on Oct 21, 2010
veilchen
I'm in
By Kurte (I just got here) on Oct 21, 2010
Kurte
I'm in
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 21, 2010
Kres
@BoneArc: He can do what he wants to do with the console. That includes selling it. No prob with that. But that still means he previously won the console and shouldn't be a part of this competition.

@Wowerine: Sorry Wow but please excuse yourself from this competition. You know, we know, they know it wouldn't be a civilized thing to do. :) There will be other competitions.
By iche (I just got here) on Oct 21, 2010
iche
I'm in
=)
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 21, 2010
BoneArc
No no no , i never said he couldnt .... what ime trying to say is that , he said t here was an error , which i am not aware of , he told me he just Sold it ....... its ok sure , but lying isnt awesome OR he didnt tell me all the details .... but why would some 1 buy a broken Xbox 360 ELITE limited edition for 3 times as much as the normal one ...... also I meant he SHOULDNT enter .. ... he can do what he wants with what he won
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 21, 2010
Kres
Oh you can't keep secrets BoneArc :) Anyway, ok yeah all understood.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 21, 2010
BoneArc
:D :D :D ..... o and BTW , i know that ... And another BTW ... FALLOUT NEW VEGAS ROCKS !!!! and i just Almost got to Vegas ..... ime at the NCR base right next to it , i skipped alot of missions .
By tinam1 (I just got here) on Oct 22, 2010
tinam1
I'm In
By Hamarik (SI Core) on Oct 22, 2010
Hamarik
You can count me in too!
By rowbit (I just got here) on Oct 22, 2010
rowbit
I'm in for sure =)
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Oct 22, 2010
Wowerine
I sold a broken X360 BoneArc. There was no warrany... I didn't say I still have it... Still, I'm out :)

sold it for like $200
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Oct 22, 2010
VHugoSama
I'm in!
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 22, 2010
BoneArc
wait , i never said you had it .... you told me you sold it for enough money to buy 3 Xboxs !....... :D:D:D

200$ isnt enough for 3 Xboxes
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 22, 2010
JustCommunication
Guys, enough now please. Take this discussion elsewhere.
By KillerTree (I just got here) on Oct 22, 2010
KillerTree
I'm in too.
By Maghiar (SI Member) on Oct 22, 2010
Maghiar
I'm in :D
By Hoki (SI Newbie) on Oct 22, 2010
Hoki
I'm in
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 23, 2010
BoneArc
o and i have a question ..... what does this

"So there you have it. You know the prize, you know what you need to do. You have one week - Get cracking!"

mean ?
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Oct 23, 2010
noobst3R
oh, stfu and wait till Monday. :p
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Oct 23, 2010
Wowerine
BoneArc stop making stuff up, it wont help you win this giveaway...
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 23, 2010
BoneArc
[ADMIN: Not related to the competition in any reasonable way]
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Oct 23, 2010
Wowerine
[ADMIN: Offensive toward a member]
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 23, 2010
Kres
Guys please drop it. I'll have to delete any further comments on the topic.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2010
Eversor
Right, you guys if you have to argue, do it in the form of Personal Messages. Your messing this page up.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2010
BoneArc
sorry , i get carried away , ok so euhhh that makes a total of 28 people who are in , if i am not mistaken .

I wish everyone luck on winning .... and let the luckiest WIN !
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 24, 2010
fltatk
I'm in.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2010
Eversor
Thanks BoneArc. And there's 30 people in.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2010
BoneArc
29 ... cause Kres and WoWy dont county :D
and cause Fltatk Just joined
By 7ot8ot (I just got here) on Oct 24, 2010
7ot8ot
I'm in!

(ps been reading since 06)
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 24, 2010
fltatk
i'we been reading for a long time. Found this site, because it had really good download times for patches and demos.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2010
BoneArc
why do i have a hard time believing that ?
:D :D :D

ime just kidding though , but you are Suspicious ! :D :D :D
good luck to you 2
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 24, 2010
fltatk
Suspicious why?
i had an account before, but cant remember the password or the e-mail. Tried every single email i've had for years, but none of them worked. Shame, because i had a really long list of games there :D

7ot8t, you european?
By kaidoxx (I just got here) on Oct 24, 2010
kaidoxx
I`m in!
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2010
Wowerine
Kres I'm sorry about that crap. Wont happen again :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2010
Kres
fltatk, your ID is 10672, meaning that you've been at around this place for quite a while. It's great that you've decided to get more involved in the community. Welcome! That transition was always difficult one to achieve. Not many people decide to use keyboard on the site, other then just the mouse.

So glad to see 7ot8ot aboard too and everybody else.

PS: And yeah somebody will have to do a manual count of "I'm in"'s so as many extra message we throw in, the worst job it'll be to count em. And at least on SI you have a good chance of winning on a competition. There aren't like 100,000 applications but rather a few dozen, or hundreds in very special cases. As they say, everything good is bad, and everything bad is good, in some way. Don't take that literally. :)
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2010
BoneArc
so the death of my ancestors was good .... awesome :D
nah ime just kidding , o and i was kidding fltatk , people here know me by my BS and Conspiracy theory Attitude :D

o and kres i will manualy count em if you want , at the end that is .
By devel (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2010
devel
Still on time I Hope.
I'm In :)
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 25, 2010
fltatk
BoneArc, Yeah, i understood that you where kidding :D

Kres, i used to have a quite slow internet connection and not so comfy place to sit, when using computer, so i used keyboard only when needed :D
By Paceydre (SI Member) on Oct 25, 2010
Paceydre
I'm In
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Oct 25, 2010
noobst3R
One more day! :O
By chiefone (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 25, 2010
chiefone
Pick me! I'm in.
By Graeme (I just got here) on Oct 25, 2010
Graeme
Signed up on the main site just now as I've realized that I never made an account here before (obviously excluding forum).

I'm in.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 26, 2010
BoneArc
LOL GRAEME !
hahahaha thats funny , you are so active on forums yo udidnt know you didnt make an accout in the main site ... hahaha

Gl bro ..... and Kres today it finishes , so i will coount All participants Now .
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 26, 2010
BoneArc
i counted 36 ..... tell me if im wrong
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 26, 2010
Eversor
I counted 35.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 26, 2010
BoneArc
Now i counted 37 ... WTF ... :D

dont count Kres and Wowerine . :D

so i counted 37 , everyone count plz :D
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 26, 2010
fltatk
My counting is way off, i counted 39 :D
going for second run: i copied the thread to excel and got 35 names :D
By SilverSilence (SI Newbie) on Oct 26, 2010
SilverSilence
When can we expect the results to be announced?
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 26, 2010
JustCommunication
Within the next couple of hours. I've only just got up because I was up all night last night and so slept i need to have lunch, check emails, do some admin etc... then we'll sort out the competition.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 26, 2010
JustCommunication
By the way, submissions are now locked. No posts after this one will count.
By SilverSilence (SI Newbie) on Oct 26, 2010
SilverSilence
Fair enough. Put a post in the Forums as well, i usually lurk more there.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 26, 2010
JustCommunication
And it's 36, if anyone was interested :)
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 26, 2010
fltatk
OOkei, our reading skills need to be improved:D

Sorry, i meant counting :D
By iche (I just got here) on Oct 26, 2010
iche
I'm in
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 26, 2010
fltatk
Submissions are closed, sorry man...
But as i can see, you are already in, so why double post?
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 26, 2010
JustCommunication
The winner has been announced! Check the top of the post to find out who won. See you next time.
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 26, 2010
fltatk
Concrats :D
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Oct 26, 2010
Gyorn
Yea, grats. You get some free envy with it ;)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 26, 2010
Kres
I won nothing again...

Congrats! Enjoy the prizes :)
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Oct 26, 2010
noobst3R
Aaaw. :(

But congrats to the winner!
By hellweed (SI Core Member) on Oct 26, 2010
hellweed
Gratz
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Oct 26, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Congratulations to the winner. Hopefully more luck next time :) Thanks for the chance StrategyInformer! Keep the prizes rolling :)
By Ridgy (SI Core Member) on Oct 26, 2010
Ridgy
If I can't have it no one can!
*Runs to a B-52 in order to carpet bomb Jamie's house*
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 26, 2010
BoneArc
I will Nuke you ..... Ridgy , Lets make an Accord :D
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Oct 26, 2010
Gyorn
Carpet nuke? I guess that would add a nice glow to the XBox in the dark :D
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Oct 27, 2010
VHugoSama
I Won! Is this for real, i never win anything! Horay!!!
Kudos and Cookies for everyone.
Thanks alot :P
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Oct 27, 2010
stuntkid
Make sure to post a pic of yourself and the prize!

and LOL @ Kres!!
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 27, 2010
BoneArc
Make sure you do .... its not like we will find you by Comparing the pic to a million other Locations to find you and Kill you ..... :D :D :D

but Seriously Congratz , AND STAY ON THE SITE !
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 27, 2010
Kres
Yeah it's was your moment in the universe VHugo. The stars were just in place this time around. Little more to the left then usual, and it rolled on in your favor. :)

I still didn't won anything anywhere. Though SI competitions are the only ones in which I participate. I wonder what's going on.

Oh and yeah some pics would be just splendid!
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Oct 27, 2010
VHugoSama
Ok i promise when I receive the prize i will post some pictures.
(Oh by the way do I post them here or in the forum, sorry for the noobness)
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Oct 27, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Post them on your facebook, together with your home address xD I'm joking of course :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 27, 2010
Kres
Can post them under your profile here on SI. Would be sweet! Looking forward on seeing them!
By iche (I just got here) on Oct 27, 2010
iche
I'm in
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Oct 27, 2010
Gyorn
iche, do you realise your already in 4 times now AND the competition is already over? Thanks for a smile ;)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 27, 2010
Kres
lol. He's practicing for the next competition :p

On that note, not sure if we have anything for the next competition yet. Anybody got something to donate for the next competition? Doesn't need to be computer related. Can be an old t-shirt, sweater, pants or something. We could all use a warm shirt for the winter.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Oct 27, 2010
JustCommunication
Either that or he's just a bot :P

We have another competition planned, it's just due to the wishes of the client it won't be on for a couple of weeks. We'll see what we can do in the mean time.

I've got some PC games I never intend to play, seeing as I already own them...
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Oct 28, 2010
Gyorn
I could throw in some bad jokes >.>
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 28, 2010
Kres
Me too!
By devel (SI Elite) on Oct 28, 2010
devel
Congrats Vhugo, the universe sure picked you right ahaah :)
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Oct 28, 2010
VHugoSama
Thanks Devel :P
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 28, 2010
Kres
Hm we started getting double posts from some people. Any browser issues that are causing that? What browser are you using VHugo?
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Oct 28, 2010
VHugoSama
Firefox
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 28, 2010
Eversor
That's not a double post, the bottom one has this :P at the end.