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AT&T giving away Guitar Hero World Tour game kits

*UPDATE: The Guitar Hero World Tour game kit offer actually runs through December 1st!

This week only, AT&T is giving away complete Guitar Hero World Tour game kits to new subscribers who sign up for AT&T’s High Speed Internet service or AT&T’s U-Verse TV service. By “complete game kit”, they mean the entire kit and caboodle: console game, guitar, drums and microphone. And by “giving away” they mean FREE!

Additionally, AT&T is giving away a real life Laguna Electric Guitar, Laguna Electric Bass Guitar, Orange County Drum and Percussion Drum Kit with Cymbals plus a $1000 gift card to the massive music retailer Guitar Center by way of their Get Ready to Rock Sweepstakes.

For more information and to enter the Sweepstakes visit


November 24, 2008 Posted by | Contests, Games | Leave a comment

Battlestar Galactica Season Premiere Play & Win Sweepstakes!

My buddy Morgon at My has joined forces with Sierra Online to host the Battlestar Galactica Season Premier Play & Win Sweepstakes where players will have a chance to win some very cool prizes including a die-cast mini model of the Colonial Viper Mark II and a script from an episode of Battlestar Galactica signed by cast and crew members!

The Sweepstakes runs from Midnight April 10th (Eastern US Time) through April 23rd 11:59 PM. For the complete list of rules and prizes, head over to

April 4, 2008 Posted by | Community, Contests, Xbox LIVE, Xbox MVP Webring | Leave a comment

Faceplate give away at

The Faceplate Addict Forums over at are running a faceplate give away with prizes that include:

* A complete set of all five Eternal Sonata Faceplates
* A complete set of all five Ace Combat 6 Faceplates (four giveaways + the promo plate)
* Five codes for the Mass Effect “Bring Down The Sky” DLC, GRACIOUSLY donated by the fine folks at BioWare, Edmonton.
* One custom faceplate made by SpaceGhost2K

All the contest details are here!

March 28, 2008 Posted by | Community, Contests, Gaming websites, Xbox MVP Webring | Leave a comment

Win a copy of Don King Presents: Prizefighter

Don King Productions and 2K Sports announced today that they will be celebrating the launch of King’s very own digital network,, by giving away 5 copies of the upcoming Don King Presents: Prizefighter.

Winners will be chosen at random from those who tune into tonight’s “Meet Me in St. Louis” championship doubleheader at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT which includes a live webcast fight between Cory Spinks and Verno Phillips. Ten runner-ups will also be chosen to receive a copy of Major League Baseball 2K8.

This is another new and exciting adventure for us,” said Don King. “Like the Gateway to the West, we will be taking St. Louis and this trailblazing fight card worldwide via the internet. Fans will be able to see IBF 154-pount champion Cory Spinks take on Verno Phillips and undefeated 140-pounder Devon Alexander against Miguel Callist. We want as many people as possible to see just how great our technology is, so we’re making four exciting hours of action available free of charge.”

Don King Presents: Prizefighter is set for release on June 10th, so be sure to tune into tonight for your chance to win!

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Contests, Games | Leave a comment

“Play & Win” with Major League Baseball 2K8

2K Sports will be hosting “Opening Day Xbox LIVE Weekend for Major League Baseball 2K8“, which will include a 72-hour Play & Win Sweepstakes, beginning April 4th.

Players who participate could win some nifty prizes such as exclusive 2K Sports t-shirts, hats, Microsoft points and more. Additionally, gamers will have a chance to play online against some of the game’s developers on Friday, April 4 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT. Here are the Gamertags to look out for:

MLB2K8Robert: Robert (Senior Producer)
MLB2K8Jon: Jon (Associate Producer)
MLB2K8Dan: Dan (Designer)
MLB2K8Joe: Joe (Production Assistant)

For more information and to register, go to or, simply download the free “Major League Baseball 2K8 Play & Win Registration” gamer picture from Xbox LIVE Marketplace and get ready to swing for the fences.

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Contests, Game Companies, Xbox LIVE | Leave a comment

Arcade code giveaway update

Just a quick note to say “thanks” to everyone who entered the Arcade code giveaway contest with their great comments.

I will be selecting the random winners later today so keep an eye on your Xbox LIVE messages 😀

**UPDATE: The winners have been drawn and notified! Congratulations go out to anastasiafall (Rez HD) and SpeedRazors (Tron). My thanks to everyone who participated. It was great to see Pac-Man:CE get some well deserved love in so many of your posts, but overall it looks like Geometry Wars FTW!

March 6, 2008 Posted by | Contests | 1 Comment

3rd Annual Major League Baseball Video Game Tour announced by 2K Sports

For the third year in a row, 2K Sports will be taking their MLB franchise “on the road” with their Major League Baseball 2K8 Video Game Tour. This year’s event will feature six 2K Sports branded mobile entertainment trucks – each loaded with gaming stations – as the tour runs along both the East and West coasts simultaneously.

Tour goers will have a chance to play Major League Baseball 2K8 while jamming out to some great tunes. West Coast attendees will be joined by Sirius Satellite Radio DJ and emcee, Statik Selektah while the East Coast leg of the tour will feature Boston-based celebrity DJ, Eskillz as they deliver a variety of hot tracks and remixes from all of the best 2K Sports in-game soundtracks.

And that’s not all. Attendees can also participate in the “Major League Baseball 2K8 Home Run Derby” for a chance to win exclusive prizes from 2K Sports and Major League Baseball. Other giveaways include complimentary music cards and game demo discs plus, all participants will receive a $5.00 Best Buy discount coupon to purchase the game.

For more information on the Major League Baseball 2K8 Video Game Tour, including dates and locations for tour stops, head over to

March 3, 2008 Posted by | Community, Contests, Game Companies, Games | Leave a comment

Arcade code giveaway!

I’ve been writing about other site’s giveaways for a while now so I figured it was time to have one of my own.

If you’d like a chance to win a download code for Rez HD or Tron from Xbox LIVE Arcade, just drop a comment in this post telling us about your favorite Arcade game and you’re entered! Two winners will be chosen at random to receive a code for one of the games. Please be sure to include your gamertag in your comment as winners will receive their code through an Xbox LIVE message.

The contest is open now and ends Wednesday March 5th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern so get posting!

* My thanks to the great folks who make up the Xbox 360 team at Microsoft for providing the codes to make this giveaway possible.

March 2, 2008 Posted by | Community, Contests | 41 Comments

NBA 2K8 High Risers Tournament

Konsole Kings and 2K Sports have partnered up for an Xbox LIVE hoops competition where participants can win a Halo 3 Zune and an LCD HDTV.

The NBA 2K8 High Risers Tournament begins tomorrow Sunday, March 2nd on Xbox LIVE and registration is required. The Tournament itself is broken down into two competitions:

The High Risers Qualifying Tournament

  • Limited to the first 225 entries, the NBA 2K8 tournament pits team versus team, as the participants will be split into brackets, and everyone will need to shoot, dunk, board, dish, and steal their way to the finals. The winner will receive an exclusive Halo 3 Zune.

The High Risers Slam Dunk Main Event

  • The top 16 of the High Risers Qualifying Tournament will automatically be entered in the High Risers Slam Dunk Main Event. This tournament will be voted on by the public, as all dunks are submitted via 2K8 ReelMaker. The public will vote until it is down to the final 4. Special guest judges will then decide which of the finalists the ultimate High Riser is, and award them with a brand new LCD HDTV.

For more information on the NBA 2K8 High Risers Tournament and to register for the competition, visit

March 1, 2008 Posted by | Contests, Gaming websites | Leave a comment

Become a professional gamer

How would you like to become a professional gamer? If you think you have what it takes to compete at the professional level then pay attention:

The Championship Gaming Series will be holding the 2008 North American Combine and Draft on March 8-9 at the South by Southwest ScreenBurn Arcade in Austin, Texas. General Managers from CGS pro teams San Francisco Optx, Los Angeles Complexity, Dallas Venom, New York 3D, Carolina Core and world champion Chicago Chimera will be on hand to evaluate players and award contracts as CGS professional gamers for the 2008 season.

Some of the official game titles that players will be competing in are: Counter-Strike: Source (PC), FIFA 08 (PC), Dead or Alive 4 (Xbox 360) and Forza 2 (Xbox 360).

Anyone interested in competing at the Combine must reserve a space by registering online at However, if you would like to attend as a spectator only, the event is free and open to the public with no registration required.

South by Southwest ScreenBurn Arcade
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
Exhibit Hall 4 – First Level
Combine: Saturday, March 8 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Combine: Sunday, March 9 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Draft: Sunday, March 9 – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

February 21, 2008 Posted by | Contests, Gaming websites | Leave a comment

Win a trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Activision is currently holding the Guitar Hero Fan Appreciation Giveaway where fans can enter to win a trip to New York City for this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The winner will receive two tickets to the ceremony, round-trip airfare to New York City, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and $500 in spending cash!

However, this contest ends TONIGHT at 11:59 PDT so you need to enter NOW!

All the details on how to enter, as well as contest rules and info can be found at

Good luck!

February 12, 2008 Posted by | Contests, Gaming websites | 1 Comment

More stuff to win!

Starting today, Microsoft and Void Star Creations are giving U.S. and Canadian gamers a chance to win some pretty cool prizes in the Poker Smash Play & Win Sweepstakes.

All you have to do is download either the demo or full version of today’s Arcade Wednesday release Poker Smash between now and 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, February 13 and you’ll be automatically entered to win.

The Grand Prize winner will walk away with a brand new Xbox Elite console while four additional winners will be chosen to receive Microsoft Points cards.

For more information on the sweepstakes, visit

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Contests, Xbox LIVE | 2 Comments