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Contest: Win The Art of Battlefield 4! photo
Contest: Win The Art of Battlefield 4!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are TerryBroadway, knightoftwo, and AWESOMEGAM3R!]

Our friends at Titan Books have given us three copies of The Art of Battlefield 4 to hand out to sexy Dtoiders! This hefty hardcover features awesome art from and inspired by the game, and it can be yours right now for free!

To win, just leave a comment on this thread telling me what vehicle you would add to the Battlefield universe if you could. Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone in North America. You have until this Sunday, November 10 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter.

Good luck!

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Contest: Your first Xbox One or PS4 game is on us photo
Contest: Your first Xbox One or PS4 game is on us
by Niero Gonzalez

[Update: Contest over! Winners are ShiroYasha, KilpiBan, JONtoidColor, and Mr Grrrr!]

The PS4 and Xbox One are around the corner. You're gonna need games. We're happy to buy your first. Here's our first contest to win your way to a bigger next-gen collection!

Starting from right now until the systems are released, *FOUR* lucky Destructoid readers will win a copy of any game ($65 or less) of your choice, for either system. All you simply have to do is place a comment below stating which game you'd like and for which system. You may only enter once, and please make sure your email address is on file so I can contact you if you if you're our lucky winner. I'll update this post with two winners at the PS4 launch, and two at the Xbox. Games or platforms not yet shipping at time of winning will be made as pre-orders on your behalf. M-Rated prizes may require a phone call to your mother.

No gamer left behind: International readers are also eligible to win, too (via cash voucher).

We're also happy to announce an enhanced perk for HUGE Members: Double Contest Entries. To be honest, this one was kind of accidental: our software randomly chooses a random manual entry or a random upgraded account. Since you're allowed to participate in contests manually and may also might win automatically, you actually have double the odds of winning. HUGE international members also get the cash equivalent if they win. Whoot.

Good luck! 

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Contest: Get your BlizzCon tickets right here! photo
Contest: Get your BlizzCon tickets right here!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Shadowiii, Tristrix, KymikoLoco, Shockwave3000, and BillyTheK1dd!]

BlizzCon 2013 is just one week away! Next Friday, November 8, Blizzard fans the world over will descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center to get some hands-on time with the latest games, attend panels, and high five other Diablo, Warcraft, and StarCraft fans. Fun!

Tickets sadly sold out long ago, but thankfully Dtoid has you covered! We've got five pairs to hand out, and all you have to do to win a set is leave a comment on this thread! You have until this Sunday, November 3rd at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and you MUST check your Dtoid PMs soon after that because we'll need to ship the tickets by Monday afternoon. Travel is not included, so please only enter if you're able to make it to California on short notice!

Limit one entry per person. Good luck!

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Contest: Win a bundle of ghoulish games and more! photo
Contest: Win a bundle of ghoulish games and more!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been notified via Dtoid PM.]

Our friends at Groupees have just launched their Bundle of the Damned 2, and just in time for Halloween we've got 20 codes to give out to lucky Dtoiders!

The Bundle of the Damned 2 contains some amazing dark games, music, and graphic novels. Included in the package is Lucius, Survivor Squad, Undead Legions, and Postmortem: One Must Die, plus there's music from Collide, Neverside, and Alone Architect, the 47 Decembers graphic novel, and much more!

To win, just leave a comment in this thread telling us what you're going as for Halloween. Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone in the (under)world. You have until 11:59pm Pacific tonight to enter. Good luck!

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Contest: Win a $100 gift card and a zombie survival kit! photo
Contest: Win a $100 gift card and a zombie survival kit!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is BoomingEchoes!]

Our friends at Big Fish Games have just released their latest zombie puzzler Zombie! Zombie! Zombie!, and to celebrate they've given us a $100 Visa gift card and a Zombie Survival Kit to hand out to one lucky Dtoider!

Included in the survival kit is a Swiss Army Knife (with 8GB USB), LED Flashlight, camouflage netting, can of SPAM, emergency whistle, carabiner, a Nerf gun, handy wipes, and stickers. (Zombies hate stickers.) I played this game a bit at PAX and it's a ton of fun (and gets frantic rather quickly), so I encourage you to go check out the trailer on Zombie! Zombie! Zombie!'s Facebook page. In fact, that's how you can enter to win!

To enter:

  • Like Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! on Facebook
  • Share the Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! trailer from their Facebook page

Comment in this thread once you've done both those things! You have until this Sunday, November 3 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone in the US. Good luck!

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Contest: Win The Art of Assassin's Creed IV! photo
Contest: Win The Art of Assassin's Creed IV!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Blazergamer112, MikeDoesntKnow, and Scield!]

Ahoy! Our mateys at Titan Books have given us three copies of The Art of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to give out to arrrrr wonderful community! This gorgeous hard-cover features locations and characters from the upcoming high-seas adventure, and you can plunder yourself a copy right now!

To enter, just leave a comment below ya bilge rats! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:59pm Pacific (that's an ocean!) to enter. The contest is open to anyone in North America (even though we have no high seas here).

Good luck, ye scurvy dogs! (Because pirates.)

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Contest: It's BlizzCon in a box! photo
Contest: It's BlizzCon in a box!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Cryoxene, Bigbear40s, HammerShark, Swishiee, Benny Disco, Occams electric toothbrush, OpiumHerz, TheCiderMan, Verxl, GirlyKittyBoy, ninjapresident, jadaris, AngeliquePretty, and Natalie Kipper! Please check your Dtoid PMs and get me your addresses by Monday the 28th at 4pm Pacific!]

Have you ever wanted to throw an awesome BlizzCon viewing party for all your friends, but just didn't have the tools you needed to get the job done? Well this year, Destructoid and Blizzard have you covered!

Dtoid has proudly partnered with our friends at Blizzard to bring you "BlizzCon in a Box"! Included in this party pack is a virtual ticket to see all of BlizzCon from the comfort of your own home, as well as stickers, buttons, temporary tattoos, drink cozies, some papercraft toys, all the in-game goodies given out during the actual event, and more!

Hit the jump for all the details and pics of some of the prizes. To win one of these awesome boxes for yourself, we want you to create something inspired from a Blizzard game! Draw us some fan art, write a sonnet, record a tribute song -- the possibilities are endless, so use your imagination!

We know not everyone is a Picasso, Poe, or Jimmy Page, so effort and creativity will be rewarded just as much as the end result! You have until this Friday, October 25 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to all North American residents. Limit one entry per person.

We've got 20 prize packs to give away, so good luck, and have fun!

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Contest: Win Soundodger+ on Steam! photo
Contest: Win Soundodger+ on Steam!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

Our friends at Adult Swim Games have just given us 20 codes for Soundodger+ to hand out to the Dtoid community!

An updated version of the original flash game Soundodger, Soundodger+ released on Steam last week and brought with it a bunch of new tracks from the likes of Austin Wintory (Monaco), Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy), Disasterpiece (Fez), and Lifeformed (Dustforce). Awesome!

To win a code to try the game for yourself, just leave a comment below telling us the song you're most looking forward to playing! Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone in the world who can redeem a Steam code. You have until this Sunday, October 20 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter.

Good luck!

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Contest: Win Foul Play on Steam! photo
Contest: Win Foul Play on Steam!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

Our friends at Devolver Digital have given us 20 codes for their new co-op brawler Foul Play to hand out to the Destructoid community!

In Foul Play, you get to control either the daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth or his sidekick Scampwick, which are two of the awesomest names ever. Yes, awesomest. So to enter this contest, just leave a comment with your own awesomest name for a character. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, October 13 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. The contest is open to anyone in the world who can redeem a Steam code.

Good luck!

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Contest: Win early access to BetaDwarf's Forced on Steam! photo
Contest: Win early access to BetaDwarf's Forced on Steam!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

Destructoid has just received five Steam Early Access keys for BetaDwarf's Forced to give away to you sexy little Dtoiders!

First, go check out Fraser's fantastic write-up of the game and its unique origins. Then, check out the details of the awesome pre-release tournament going down between October 11 and 13. Once you've read up on all those juicy bits, just leave a comment below to be entered to win the game for yourself! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. The contest is open to anyone in the world who can redeem a Steam code.

Please note that while this pre-release code is incredibly polished, the game is still technically in development and won't be released until October 24. That said, good luck, and have fun!

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Contest: Win Shadow Warrior on Steam! photo
Contest: Win Shadow Warrior on Steam!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

Our friends at Devolver Digital have given us 10 codes for Shadow Warrior: Special Edition to hand out to you wangtastic Dtoiders! This special edition includes Shadow Warrior, the Serious Sam 3 sledgehammer and Hotline Miami katana in-game weapons, the Shadow Warrior digital art book, and the official Shadow Warrior soundtrack. Awesome!

To win a code for yourself, just leave a comment in this thread telling us what you would use as a melee weapon to fight off the demon hordes from the Shadow Realm. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, October 4 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone in the universe who can input a Steam code into their Steam account with their steamy little fingers.

Good luck!

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Contest: Win the Steampunk Bundle from Groupees! photo
Contest: Win the Steampunk Bundle from Groupees!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

Our friends at Groupees have just launched their Steampunk Bundle, and to celebrate they've given us 20 codes to hand out to the Destructoid community!

The Steampunk Bundle is a game, music, and comic bundle which helps support the Syrian Refugee Crisis via UNHCR charity. You can pay what you want ($1 minimum) for four games: Vessel, Greed Corp, Jamestown: Legend of the Last Colony, and Naval Warfare, four albums (from The Clockwork Dolls, Bonaparte, Hellblinki, and Marquis of Vaudeville), The Girl Genius graphic novel volume 1, and more! To win a code to unlock it all, just leave a comment in this thread. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, September 29 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter.

Good luck!

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Contest: Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 from Dtoid and Kabam! photo
Contest: Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 from Dtoid and Kabam!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Grand prize winner is The Deeg (thanks for being HUGE!), and runners-up are hlarge4 and ASaiyan!]

Our friends at Kabam are celebrating the launch of the newest dragon in Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon, and to mark the occasion they've given us a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to hand out to the Destructoid community!

First, a bit about the newest dragon:

From the earliest times, Water Dragons have been seen in the world's great oceans and deepest lakes. The Water Dragon is a rare breed, a majestic aquatic creature, a behemoth that reigns the deepest seas of Atlantis. The Ancients befriended the Water Dragons centuries ago, and with the Water Dragons' help, the Ancients learned to master the element of water. Building a Water Dragon Keep (Water Island) will allow you to construct additional buildings in your City, including Pearl Farms which are required to train the deadly Fangtooth aquatic warriors.

Nice! To enter, just leave a comment in this thread with the name you would give your pet Water Dragon if you had one. (I'd name mine Delores.) Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, September 29 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address.

Two runners-up will win dragon plush toys and some branded M&Ms. Yum! Good luck!

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Contest: Win the Be Mine Special Edition bundle! photo
Contest: Win the Be Mine Special Edition bundle!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes!]

Our friends at Groupees are in the midst of their Be Mine Special Edition bundle (to benefit the Tierra McElroy Kidney Fund), and to celebrate, they've given us 20 codes to hand out to the Destructoid community!

Included in this bundle are Macguffin's Curse, Hamilton's Great Adventure, Krater: Collector's Edition, Ravaged: Zombie Apocalypse, Tower Wars, Zombie Driver HD, and a bunch more awesome stuff. (Each game includes a Steam key and a Steam trading card!) To win a bundle for yourself, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to everyone in the world.

You have until this Sunday, September 22 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Good luck!

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Contest: Win Dragon Fantasy Book II on PS3 or Vita! photo
Contest: Win Dragon Fantasy Book II on PS3 or Vita!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are haze43, autumn-sacura, AngerWagon, samuraip, and miquonranger! Check your Dtoid PMs for your codes!]

Our friends at Muteki have given us five copies of Dragon Fantasy Book II to hand out to the Destructoid community! This retro-looking RPG just oozes with style, and it can be yours right now for the low, low price of FREE!

To win, I want you to edit a photo of any Dtoid staff member to make him or her as bald as Ogden from Dragon Fantasy. (Except for Holmes. If you choose him, you need to make him look like Ramona.) Once you've edited your pic, just post it in the comments below! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, September 22 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. We'll be picking our favorites from among all the entries this time around, so put some effort into it!

Please be sure to tell us whether you'd prefer a Vita or PlayStation 3 code in your comment. Good luck!

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Contest: Win a copy of DmC: The Chronicles of Vergil! photo
Contest: Win a copy of DmC: The Chronicles of Vergil!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Scield, HammerShark, and Sephzilla!]

Our friends at Titan Books have given us three copies of their new graphic novel DmC: The Chronicles of Vergil to hand out to the Destructoid community! This hardcover tells a prequel story leading up to the reimagining of the series, and the art is absolutely fantastic! (Seriously, check out that gallery below.)

To win, just leave a comment below telling us your favorite character, enemy, etc. from the Devil May Cry universe. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, September 20 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. We'll ship to anyone with a U.S. mailing address.

Good luck!

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Contest: Win a PSN gift card and some Star Trek swag! photo
Contest: Win a PSN gift card and some Star Trek swag!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Big winners are Agent9, Adam Ruining, and WildHairZero! (10 runners-up have been PM'd codes for their avatars.)]

Our friends at Flashman Studios recently unveiled a new line of Star Trek: The Next Generation items for your PlayStation Home avatars, and to celebrate, they've given us a ton of awesome stuff to hand out to the Dtoid community! Up for grabs are PSN cards, the Star Trek: TNG collection on Blu-ray, a personalized Cubify printed figurine, and more!

See below for details on each of the prizes. To win, just leave a comment in this thread telling us your favorite character from the Star Trek universe. You have until this Sunday, September 15 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone in the world as long as you're a Huge member*. (US-only for non-Huge members, sorry!)

Limit one entry per person. Good luck!

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Contest: Tweet to win The Walking Dead on PS Vita! photo
Contest: Tweet to win The Walking Dead on PS Vita!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes from the @Destructoid Twitter account.]

Our friends at Telltale Games have given us 10 codes for The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season on PS Vita to hand out to the Destructoid community! Included in this package are all five episodes from the first season, plus the latest episode, 400 Days. Sweet!

To win, you just need to tweet this:

RT and follow @Destructoid and @TelltaleGames for a chance to win #TheWalkingDead! #DtoidTWD http://tinyurl.com/nkfyx5o

You have until tonight at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and you can tweet that as many times as you like! Good luck!

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Contest: Win a code for the Be Mine 9 bundle! photo
Contest: Win a code for the Be Mine 9 bundle!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

Our friends at Groupees have just launched their new Be Mine 9 Game & Charity bundle, and to celebrate they've given us 20 codes to hand out to the Dtoid community! This ninth installment of the "Be Mine" series features a ton of great games and extras at both the $1 and $5 buy-in levels, and buyers can choose to give 20% of the proceeds to Ariel Duell's Brain Cancer Fund.

There are way too many games, soundtracks, and additional content to list out here (plus more being unlocked all the time), so go check out the full details over on the Be Mine 9 home page. To win one of our 20 codes (redeemable for everything in the package), just leave a comment in this thread. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, August 30 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone in the world!

Good luck!

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Contest: Win The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing! photo
Contest: Win The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

Our friends over at NeocoreGames have given us 20 codes for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing on Steam! This action RPG allows you and up to three co-op partners to hack and slash monsters with the usual Van Helsing flair, and it can be yours right now for free!

To win, you'll need to head on over to today's Friday Night Fights post and answer Bill's question in the comments of that article. It's that simple! And who knows, you may even decide to stick around for a bit and play a game or two with your fellow Dtoiders after you're done!

You have until tomorrow night at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and this contest is open to anyone in the world. I'll hand out codes to 20 random entrants by the end of the weekend. Good luck, and have fun!

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Contest: Win a code for Cannon Brawl! photo
Contest: Win a code for Cannon Brawl!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

Cannon Brawl is the kind of game I never knew I wanted until it existed. And now that I've seen it in action, I can't wait to get my hands on it! This mix of artillery and real-time strategy is currently available via Steam early access for just 10 bucks (or $15 if you buy two), so go check it out!

Want to know more? Ask a question about Cannon Brawl! The developers, Pete and Theresa, will answer 50 of your questions right here in this very comments thread, and if they pick yours, you'll win a code for the game!

You can ask them about the development process, their inspirations, or anything else your brain can come up with that you think they might like to answer. You have until Tuesday, August 20 at noon Pacific time to leave your comment, after which Pete and Theresa will answer the best ones and hand out keys. Have fun!

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Contest: Win Tickets to Japan Expo! photo
Contest: Win Tickets to Japan Expo!
by Tim Sheehy

Next week, Japan Expo launches its first convention on US soil! Japanator's Hiroko Yamamura had the pleasure of attending their expo in Paris last year, and was totally blown away by all the exciting events they had to offer. In addition to all the anime, and gaming taking place throughout the weekend, the Expo will also allow con-goers a taste of Japanese culture.

There's going to be martial arts demos, traditional crafts, and lots of yummy food in Santa Clara on August 23rd-25th, and we want to make sure we meet up with some of our readers while there, so we'll be giving away some tickets!

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Get your Skullgirls PC beta keys right here, right now! photo
Get your Skullgirls PC beta keys right here, right now!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes all gone!]

Remember those Skullgirls PC beta keys we posted earlier this week? Yeah, they were so popular, they were claimed before the post was even live! (Sorry about that, by the way.) Thankfully, we're making up for it right now with 1,300 more codes to hand out to lucky Dtoiders!

To claim one, just sign in to your Dtoid account (or create one if you haven't already), click the button on this page, then login to your Steam account and redeem it. It's that easy!

Remember, you can also get a code by pre-purchasing the game on Steam, and there's an awesome tournament currently underway, so be sure to check that out in between matches. Have fun, kiddos!

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Contest: Win a giant beanbag or something else BIG! photo
Contest: Win a giant beanbag or something else BIG!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is jayjayjojo!]

Our friends at Big Fish Games have just made their awesome puzzler Fairway Solitaire free for a limited time on iPhone and iPad! Go check it out, because this game is seriously fun. But wait, there's more! To celebrate the occasion, they're giving out a "big" prize to one lucky Dtoider!

A giant beanbag, an R2-D2 trash can, and more awesome things are among the prizes one of you will get to choose from when you win (hit the jump for the full list). To enter, just leave a comment below telling us which one you want! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, August 18 at 11:59 PM Pacific to comment. We'll ship to anyone with a U.S. mailing address.

Good luck!

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Contest: Win a bundle of Doujin games and more! photo
Contest: Win a bundle of Doujin games and more!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners Scuffles, Freshenup, Occams Electric Toothbrush, rapfan211, kyiori, IndigoHawk, Puggy, Revuhlooshun, recette, and EphemeralSynthesis!]

Our friends at Groupees have given us 10 codes for their "Let's Build a Doujin Bundle" promotion to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! Included in this prize are all seven games available in the bundle (Cafe 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid, Yatagarasu, War of the Human Tanks, Yousei, Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, Croixleur, and Ether Vapor Remaster), as well as all the unlockable bonuses (four games, an OST, a visual novel, and more to come). Awesome!

You can find out more about the bundle here and in the video above. To win one of these codes, just leave a comment below! Limit one entry per person, and the contest closes tomorrow, August 13, at 11:59 PM Pacific.

Good luck!

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Click here for a Skullgirls PC beta code [UPDATE] photo
Click here for a Skullgirls PC beta code [UPDATE]
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Final update: New giveaway is live!]

[Update 4: I have codes in hand and they are being loaded by our engineers as we speak. I've just finished personally PMing everyone in this thread a code; for the rest of you, stay tuned here for another update as soon as the rest of them are live!]

[Update 3: Just heard back from my contact at Marvelous AQL, and we'll be getting 1,500 more codes sometime in the next 48 hours! OMG! Stay tuned!]

[Update 2: Believe it or not, the codes really are all gone :( Sorry everybody!]

[Update: Either the codes are already gone or we're experience some technical difficulties. Hold tight while we double check!]

Skullgirls may not release on Steam until August 22nd, but the beta is currently in full swing for those who already pre-ordered the game (and has been for even longer if you backed the Indiegogo project). But what are the rest of us to do? On that, Destructoid has you covered!

The first 800 people to click the big red button on our beta giveaways page will receive a code good for entry into the Steam beta! For those who haven't been following, the PC version contains balancing fixes, as well as the first DLC character, Squigly, so this is definitely something you'll want to get it on. You can rock this beta all the way up until the full release on August 22nd.

There's also an awesome Skullgirls tournament taking place between August 14th and the 21st, so be sure to check that out. Over $2,000 in prizes are being awarded to the winners, so it's sure to be a blast!

That's it! Go click the button already!

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Contest: Win an awesome Dragon's Crown prize pack! photo
Contest: Win an awesome Dragon's Crown prize pack!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Moderate Chop, Stag Fabulous, and Yogi Destruct!]

Our friends at Atlus have given us three Dragon's Crown prize packs to hand out to the Dtoid community! We've got two PS3 copies and one Vita copy of the game to give away, plus everything else you see in the gallery below. Oh, and did I mention that the games are signed by George Kamitani himself? Sweet!

To win one of these three bundles, just leave a comment in this thread telling us which version you'd prefer (PS3 or Vita). You have until this Friday, August 9 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone with a U.S. or Canadian mailing address. Limit one entry per person.

Good luck, and have fun!

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Contest: Win a signed postcard from Nobuo Uematsu! photo
Contest: Win a signed postcard from Nobuo Uematsu!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are CharlieWhistle, Scary Hair Studios, and kingsharkboi!]

Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu is an amazing man. In addition to his musical prowess, he's also just released his first e-book, titled Blik-0 1946. The book looks fantastic and is set to Uematsu's own original score, and you can buy it right here if you'd like!

When our own Jayson Napolitano talked to him at SDCC last month, he was kind enough to sign three Blik-0 1946 postcards to give away to the Destructoid community. Sweet! For a chance at one of these collector's items, just leave a comment below. You have until this Friday, August 9 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter. Oh, and we'll mail these to anyone in the world!

Good luck!

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Contest: Win some ROCCAT gaming gear from Destructoid! photo
Contest: Win some ROCCAT gaming gear from Destructoid!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is DaedHead8!]

Our friends at ROCCAT have given us another awesome bundle of PC gaming goodies to hand out to one lucky Dtoider! Included in the prize pack is a Kone gaming mouse (review), a Hiro mousepad, an Isku keyboard (review), and the Apuri USB hub/robot-lookin' thing you see in the header. Nice!

To win, just leave a comment below telling us how badly you want these. Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address. You have until this Sunday, August 11 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter.

Good luck!

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Friday Night Fights: Win a code for Rise of the Triad! photo
Friday Night Fights: Win a code for Rise of the Triad!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are amtalx, BoomingEchoes, KingSigy, OpiumHerz, Rambo, Revuhlooshun, shadow2398, and Swishiee!]

Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights!

Have you played Rise of the Triad yet? You should. It's awesome. It's everything an HD remake should be and then some, and I haven't had this much mindless fun since the '90s. Don't believe me? Why not see for yourself! We're giving away some Steam codes right here, right now!

That's right, our buddies at Interceptor Entertainment have given us eight codes for their remake of the Apogee classic to hand out to the Dtoid community, and all you have to do to win is leave a comment below telling me how excited you are to play it! Limit one entry per person, and the drawing will take place just before 11 PM Pacific tonight. (Hey, that's just in time to join in my FNF match!)

Good luck! Oh, and go sign up to be on our new FNF banner if you haven't already. Only one week left!

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Contest: Win a four-day pass to PAX Prime! photo
Contest: Win a four-day pass to PAX Prime!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Rackdar, ooktar, and Albatross!]

To help celebrate the impending launch of their badass brawler Charlie Murder, our friends at Ska Studios have given us three four-day passes to PAX Prime to hand out to the Destructoid community!

For a chance at one of these highly sought after badges, you need to create your own fictional band for the Charlie Murder-verse. Think up a cool name for the band, pick a style, tell us the band members' names and instruments, and give us the title of their first hit single. Here's an example:

  • Band name: Randy and the Banana Hammocks
  • Genre: Southern Gospel
  • Members:
    • Lead vocals - Randy Manload
    • Lead guitar - Joe "Posh Spice" Nastybottom
    • Rhythm guitar - Slug
    • Bass, backing vocals - Dick Cheney
    • Drums - Occams Electric Toothbrush
  • Hit single: "Please Get Your Dog Out Of My Mailbox (I Love You, Jesus)"

You get the idea. You have until next Friday, August 2 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone who can make the trek to Seattle this Labor Day weekend. (Contest does not cover travel expenses.) Limit one entry per person.

Good luck, and have fun!

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Contest: Win a Kindle Fire HD and a copy of 9 Lives! photo
Contest: Win a Kindle Fire HD and a copy of 9 Lives!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Grand prize winner is Dogzilla! Runners-up are VoltySquirrel, Frans Van Carpels, Unholyrath, and bloocheese565!]

To celebrate the launch of their latest title, 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx, our friends at Hungry Moose Games have given us some awesome prize packs to hand out to the Destructoid community! Up for grabs is a Kindle Fire HD, a set of Green Throttle Atlas controllers, an HD TV connector kit, and a copy of 9 Lives!

The game revolves around Sphynx, a temple cat guardian, losing her nine feline lives to Casey, a bumbling museum security guard. So for a chance at one of these awesome prizes, I want you to leave a comment telling us what you would do with each of your lives if you had nine of them. Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address.

You have until this Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter. Good luck! A breakdown of the prizes is below.

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Contest: Win a Shin Megami Tensei IV box set! photo
Contest: Win a Shin Megami Tensei IV box set!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Option1Soul (for this blog) and TheSpookyGhost (for this video)! Thanks to everyone who entered!]

Shin Megami Tensei IV is out today, and our friends at Atlus are celebrating by giving us two SMT IV box sets to hand out to the Destructoid community!

To win, you need to prove to us why you're worthy of receiving such a glorious gift. Write a community blog professing your adoration for the series, record a video of yourself singing a Shin Megami Tensei love song, draw a picture, write a poem -- you get the idea. What you do is up to you, but it's gotta be good. This is not a random drawing!

Once you've created your tribute, post a link to it in the comments below for judgement. You have until this Friday, July 19 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone with a U.S. or Canadian mailing address. Good luck!

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Contest: Win a custom Godsrule: War of Mortals iPad! photo
Contest: Win a custom Godsrule: War of Mortals iPad!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is *pulls name from hat* MrCharlee!]

To celebrate the release of Godsrule: War of Mortals on the App Store, our friends at Sega have given us an exclusive, Godsrule-themed iPad to hand out to the Destructoid community! Up for grabs is a 4th Generation 16GB iPad with a retina display, and you can see the cool artwork in the gallery below.

To enter, just leave a comment below! Limit one entry per person, and we'll ship to anyone with a US mailing address. Additionally, the first 50 people to comment will receive a code for in-game resources and currency usable on either the iPad or browser version of the game. Did we mention there's cross-platform play? Not bad!

You have until this Sunday, July 21 at 11:59 PM to enter. Good luck!

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Contest: Win a signed SMT IV poster and 3DS skin! photo
Contest: Win a signed SMT IV poster and 3DS skin!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Charlietime, neonoxide, iwasabunny, Tim Douglas, and Shadowfox!]

In celebration of the launch of Shin Megami Tensei IV stateside, our friends at Atlus have given us three signed SMT IV E3 posters and five SMT IV 3DS skins to hand out to the biggest RPG nerds at Destructoid! (Sorry Dale; no staff.)

To win one of these beauties, you need to take a picture of your RPG collection (games, memorabilia, etc.) and post it in the comments below. (Please include a hand-drawn Dtoid logo or robot somewhere in the picture so we know you didn't just steal it from the Internet.) The three most dedicated RPG fans will win a signed poster and 3DS skin, and two runners-up will win a 3DS skin. And hey, get creative! We're looking for the biggest fans, not just the biggest wallets. More than size matters this time around!

You have until this Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 PM Pacific to post your pic, and the contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address. Have fun! And stay tuned next week; we've got an even bigger Shin Megami Tensei IV contest planned on launch day :)

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Contest: Win Rocky movie swag and MS Points from Dtoid! photo
Contest: Win Rocky movie swag and MS Points from Dtoid!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Marche100, MJMyLover, and Michael Peditto!]

Our friends at Flashman Studios and MGM recently unveiled a collection of clothes and items in the Xbox Avatar Marketplace based on everyone's favorite Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa. To mark the occasion, they've given us a ton of Rocky swag to hand out to lucky Dtoid readers!

Included in the prize packs are Rocky: The Undisputed Collection on Blu-ray (consisting of all six Rocky movies), real-life t-shirts, vinyl figurines, Microsoft Points cards, and more. Hit the jump for details on how you can win!

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Grab an exclusive Neverwinter item from Destructoid! photo
Grab an exclusive Neverwinter item from Destructoid!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Neverwinter is finally out of beta and in the hands of the masses, and to celebrate, our friends at Perfect World have given us 10,000 codes for some in-game items just for Dtoiders! Included in the pack are a Dtoid-exclusive Eye Patch (see gallery below), ten Potions of Fortification, Reflexes, and Lesser Healing, five Portable Altars, and five Identify Scrolls. Not bad!

Sound like your cup of tea? Hit the jump for redemption instructions!

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Post a comment for a chance to win a Loot Crate photo
Post a comment for a chance to win a Loot Crate
by Niero Gonzalez

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Lee Stokes, dlconor16, ChillyBilly, Nek, and Drunkus. Check your PMs, people!]

During E3 I was lucky enough to hang out with Loot Crate, a service that sends you a gamer-and-geek themed assortment of candy, toys, stickers, clothing, and other goods for about $20 a month. They've been doing this for less than a year and already have 8,000+ members. Congratulations to founders Chris and Matthew, and may you see continued success.  

Oh yeah, and they gave us five of their awesome Loot Crates to give away. Want one?

How to Win a Loot Crate: Simply post a comment stating "Gimme a Loot Crate!" (or something like that, feel free to get creative) and you're entered to win.  We'll update this post this Friday with the random winners. Please note that Loot Crate only ships to North America, so International dudes will have to wait until they conquer the world. Good luck! To buy your own do this thing.  

Disclosure: Destructoid is not financially compensated in any way for this referral, I just dig it.

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Contest: Win the Worms Collection for Xbox 360 or PS3! photo
Contest: Win the Worms Collection for Xbox 360 or PS3!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! The winners are NovaKnight21, CabooseMiller, TheSunNamedMoon, DrButler, irishladdie727, and cnaltman62!]

Our friends at Maximum Games have just released the Worms Collection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and they've given us a bunch of copies to hand out to lucky Dtoiders!

Included in the collection are the console releases of Worms, Worms 2: Armageddon, and Worms: Ultimate Mayhem, plus six DLC packs, all available here for the first time ever on disc. To win one for yourself, just post a random picture of worms in the comments below. (Be sure to tell us which system you'd prefer!) You have until 11:59 PM Pacific tonight to enter, and the contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address. Limit one entry per person, and the winners will be selected at random.

We have three Xbox 360 and three PS3 copies to give out, so good luck! And if you can't wait to win, click here to buy your copy today!

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Contest: Win 3200 MS Points, Star Trek swag, and more! photo
Contest: Win 3200 MS Points, Star Trek swag, and more!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are ZeroForte, Pixielated, dunnace, A Char, WSwan, Swishiee, DrippingSins, Shawn Kelfonne, Char Aznable, and Matt Evans.]

Our friends at Flashman Studios recently unveiled an awesome new line of clothing, costumes, and accessories for your Xbox Live Avatars. (If you're into that sort of thing. Which I am. So shut up.) The new set lets you dress up as your favorite Star Trek: The Next Generation character, be it a Klingon, a member of the Borg Collective, a fateful Red Shirt, and more! (Did I mention OMG Geordi's visor?!)

To mark the occasion, they've given Destructoid a ton of Star Trek-themed swag to hand out to lucky readers! Included in the prize packs are some real-life Star Trek costumes, Season 1 of TNG on Blu-ray, the TNG soundtrack, Microsoft Points, and more! Hit the jump for all the details, and instructions on how you can win!

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