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Contestoid: Win Gears of War 3 Epic Edition and some other stuff!

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Doing another FNF tomorrow night guys, and this time I'm not answering my god-damned phone.

Tomorrow night, 8pm EST to midnight. Gamertag Zen Rain. I'll be on all night. I'll see you there.

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!

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.

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:

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. On Friday May 13th, 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. But get that beta code before tomorrow night.

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!

And as a reminder, this weekend is pretty much the last weekend for anybody who doesn't have a pass to get in on the action before the launch of the game. Give 'em a taste, guys.
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About meteorscrapone of us since 11:18 AM on 08.18.2010

My name is meteorscrap.

Occasionally I'll post random thoughts and musings here which are too long, too detailed, or otherwise don't fit in the comments section. Given the length of some of the stuff I've left as a comment, you can well imagine what I consider long.

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