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meteorscrap avatar 7:35 PM on 09.01.2011
Contestoid: Gears of War 3, It's a-gettin' close!



Contest Information!

Now, for this one, I've decided we'll do something a little bit different. Like always, I'm going to come up with a random, painful, or otherwise aggravating task for you, the contestant, to participate in! Or, in this case, five tasks! To win Gears 3 Epic Edition and action figures!

But what's that?

I already pre-ordered Gears of War 3, this contest sucks!

In that case, you're in luck! Should you possess an inferior, regular edition of Gears 3 or a slightly cooler, but not prohibitively awesome edition of Gears 3, I will pay you the cash value of the copy you ordered (if you don't have anyone to give it to because you're nice), because yes, I am that awesome!

Yes, even if you've pre-ordered Gears of War 3, you're going to make out like a damned champion!

And the second-place entrant ALSO gets Gears of War 3 Epic Edition. Because fuck it, I'm awesome.

The Prize

For the prize, I'm going to begin by pre-ordering the contest winner a copy of the $150, holycrapexpensive! edition of Gears 3. If the contest winner has already ordered a copy, I will reimburse them for the full cost of it, plus shipping to me, the moment their inferior, not awesome copy is in my hands.

I'm not done. I mentioned action figures, right?

Beyond this already-awesome offer, I will be ordering the winner of the contest any five Gears of War action figures available on sale between $10 and $20.

This is a total prize worth, potentially, $200 to $250 before I buy the contest winner's copy of Gears of War 3 from them. And I'm buying the second-place person an Epic Edition as well!

The Contest

Now, I'm not sure exactly what "tasks" I'm going to have each person partake in beyond the first, but I do know two things:

Each "task" is going to have the following point values:

-First Place: 8 Points
-Second Place: 6 Points
-Third Place: 5 Points
-Fourth Place or worse: 3 Point

If you don't participate in a task, you get nothing, so participation, however elementary, could mean the difference between winning and losing!

Leaderboards!

Epic: 11 pts
Blasto: 10 pts
SuperMonk4Ever: 9 pts
Occam's: 3 pts
mrandydixon: 3 pts
knutaf: 3 pts
johnnyviral: 3 pts
ScottyG: 3 pts
PerfidiousSinn: 3 pts
Caiters: 2 pts
WyllVengeance: 2 pts

The Task!

All you've got to do for the next task is register an account at Kongregate and then post your high score for Wonderputt! It's a tight race for three, but a high placing for any of eight other entrants thus far could shake things up.

Right now, the scoring stands at the following... Yeah, I'll figure this out at the end.

But right now, ScottyG, Blasto, and SuperMonk are fighting like rabid hyenas. I expect more, damn it!

I'll be closing this, for realz, on Monday. Whenever the hell I decide to close it. Probably at noonish, but maybe an hour before, maybe an hour afterwards.

And new people: Feel free to enter. The final task, I plan to double the scores for. Because I want to keep the current winners on their toes a little bit so they can't just skip it and get their prize. So two strong showings could see Gears of War 3: Epic Edition plus action figures in your hands!

Cheers!
-meteorscrap

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