Hey guys, it's that time again!
That time being for me to give away more awesome crap for free, of course! 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!
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!
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.
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:
1) Each "task" is going to have the following point values:
-First Place: 6 Points
-Second Place: 4 Points
-Third Place: 3 Points
-Fourth Place or worse: 1 Point
If you don't participate in a task, you get 1/2 Point, so participation, however elementary, could mean the difference between winning and losing!
2) There will be a total of five tasks. The theoretical "best" for this competition is 30 points, but I honestly expect the winners to be ranging in the 10-20 range.
The First Task
The first task is simple. This Friday, I will be hosting a FridayNightFight for the Gears 3 beta from roughly 9:00pm EST to 12:00pm EST. My gamertag is Zen Rain. For the sum total of the night, I will be recording the scores of everyone who participates.
Kills count for +1. Deaths count for -1. However Downing an opponent counts for +1, and Reviving a teammate counts for +2. So I'll be looking for teamwork out there, boys and girls. I'll be taking the score of your BEST game for scoring purposes, and I'll also be bringing in the folks who've played the least rounds while booting those who've played the most.
Contact your friends, your family, or go preorder Gears 3 if you really want in.
This contest starts in earnest in five days.
Get up to 3 Free Points and do something awesome for a fellow Destructoider!
Any contest entrant who gives another contest entrant a Gears 3 beta pass before the end of the beta gets a free 2 points in the contest. And anyone who's earned those two points by being awesome to their fellow man will automatically win any tie-breakers in this contest, unless their opponent is also a gaming incarnation of Mother Teresa.
Likewise, anyone who gifts a fellow Destructoid member 30 days of Xbox Live Gold within the next week or so will also get 1 free point in the contest.
Combined, that's a third-place entry equivalency in any one of the five tasks, on top of your actual placement! So be awesome to your fellow man, guys!
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