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COMPETITION! Win Bioshock Infinite: Save The Date - 25/03

Matt Gardner
Bioshock Infinite, Competitions, Twitter Party

COMPETITION! Win Bioshock Infinite: Save The Date - 25/03

Oh Dealspwnia! Knows how to partay. In the city....ahem.... That's right, it's party time, folks! The coming Monday will see us hooking up once again with our network brethren at HotUKDeals to give away a whole bunch of copies of Bioshock Infinite in a massive joint Twitter party.

Here's the deal: We have twenty-four copies up for grabs. There'll be six rounds of questions, with four winners per round.

As with previous joint parties, every hour, on the hour, between 6pm and midnight there'll be a question going up on either the @Dealspwn or @HotUKDeals streams on Twitter. HUKD will be kicking things off at six and then alternating proceedings into the night like so:

All you need to do to enter is reply on Twitter with the answer and the #winBioshockInfinite hashtag within the hour.

For example, if this is the question:

What is the name of the floating city in which Bioshock Infinite is set? Reply with answer & hashtag before 7pm. #winBioshockInfinite

If the question came from Dealspwn, then you should answer:

Columbia @Dealspwn #winBioshockInfinite

Or if the question came from HUKD, then answer:

Columbia @HotUKDeals#winBioshockInfinite

Individual question contests will last an hour, after which four winners with the correct answer will be chosen at random for each question. You can expect the 6pm winners to be announced at 7.30, the 7pm winners to be announced at 8.30 and so on.

A few house rules:

  • One entry will be accepted per account per question. You're welcome to compete in all of the question contests, but the maximum you'll win is one copy.
  • One entrant per household.
  • UK entrants only.

Good luck!

Add a comment18 comments
screally  Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:02

I don't want an STD from dealspwn.

Late  Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:26

Twitter. Urgh.

Do I sign up just for this competition?

Do I bo11ocks.

pete_21  Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:44

Yep, not a member of Twitter nor do I intend to become one. Hate these Twitter/FB only things, would be good if there was another way for those of us who do not use social networking sites to enter.

Quietus  Mar. 22, 2013 at 13:06

Twitter. Urgh.
Do I sign up just for this competition?

Do I bo11ocks.
Yep, not a member of Twitter nor do I intend to become one. Hate these Twitter/FB only things, would be good if there was another way for those of us who do not use social networking sites to enter.
And this.

Come on, Dealspwn. We love you, and would appreciate at least having a choice.:|

hypnoticstate  Mar. 22, 2013 at 13:20

Yeah Dealspwn, how dare you use a simple and convenient platform with 140 million+ users. Now the minority who "rebel" and don't want to join so they don't "conform" won't be able to enter. God forbid they make an account for this competition and then never need to use Twitter again; imagine the inconvenience.....

Quit whining. If you're not willing to spend 30 seconds making an account on Twitter that you never have to use for anything else then fine but don't assume everyone else needs to loose this convenience to suit the minority that you're in.

Last edited by hypnoticstate, Mar. 22, 2013 at 13:21
pete_21  Mar. 22, 2013 at 13:42

Yeah, imagine ''loosing'' that convienience! :P

Quietus  Mar. 22, 2013 at 14:02

I'd also disagree with those bloated figures. 'Users' is probably used in the loosest possible way, including everybody who has ever created an account. I wonder how many actual users there are compared to how many are just creating accounts to get free this or free that from every company going. The same applies to 'liking' on Facebook. It's possible that a company with a good enough giveaway could be the most 'liked' company in the world, despite everybody hating them.

DivideByZero  Mar. 22, 2013 at 14:03


Of the 52+ million UK internet users, only 10 million use twitter.

That is hardly a majority.

Perhaps check your facts?


Last edited by DivideByZero, Mar. 22, 2013 at 14:04
Late  Mar. 22, 2013 at 14:55

I feel sad now, hypnoticstate, for my whining. I see now that you're totally deserving of a prize and other posters here are not. I applaud you, sir, for you have successfully signed up to both Twitter, a social media site; and to Dealspwn, a gaming and game-deals site.

I have no idea what contribution you've made to the former, as Twitter doesn't appeal to me at all.
You've made a magnificent contribution to the latter, though. Eight posts/comments on dealspwn in the 16 months since signing up. Six of those were in competition threads. I don't know what we'd do without you.
Of course you deserve rewarding. I only wish there were more like you.

Your lack of meaningful contribution to the site doesn't in any way at all mean you shouldn't be allowed to win prizes, and I'm not saying you shouldn't win anything. What I am saying is that it puts you on very shaky ground in criticising other people on here. People who contribute in one way or another on a fairly regular basis. People who love this site for the articles and the people (staff and otherwise), and not just so they can get something for them self.

I don't think it unreasonable to express disdain at using an off-site facility to enter a competition. Requiring people to sign up to dealspwn in order to win a competition sounds reasonable. Requiring people to sign up to the latest gimmicky "social networking" site isn't reasonable.

Scurry back under your rock now, there's a good chap.
(Actually - do leeches hang out under rocks?)

Incidentally, I totally understand the appeal and usefulness of the site admins using twitter for competitions like this.
I just don't like it.

Edit - typo

Last edited by Late, Mar. 22, 2013 at 14:59
MattGardner  Mar. 22, 2013 at 14:55

I won't bullsh1t you, Twitter is a useful platform for us, and the convenience it offers makes large scale comps such as this easy to run and operate. There are obvious benefits in terms of boosting our profile across SNs(we wouldn't run them if there weren't), but they've also proven to be fun and engaging virtual events. The separation is something of a logistical issue, being that Twitter allows for a 'live event' of sorts, and onsite comps generally don't.

We won't apologise for this. Competitions are what they are, whether or not you choose to engage with them is your decision.

However, I understand your concerns, and there are plans for larger, multi-copy/bundle on-site competitions in the coming weeks. I won't make any specific promises at this juncture as talks are still ongoing, but there are plans afoot so do watch this space.

I will say this: we're doing our best to make #winTLOU one of them.

Of course, that's in June. We're hoping to have several things in place in between now and then. :)

stevenjameshyde  Mar. 22, 2013 at 15:29

I'll just say, to those of you not on Twitter, you're missing out on some great Dealspwn competitions and some even better pun-based discussions that proceed in parallel. It's your loss

DivideByZero  Mar. 22, 2013 at 15:49

That's true.

While I am on twitter however, I don't really like it.

Then again, I only like facebook because of all the pictures of cats.

I guess anti-social bast*rds like me will never really champion social media sites.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Mar. 22, 2013 at 15:49
hypnoticstate  Mar. 22, 2013 at 16:03

I believe everyone who criticised what i said missed the point. It's nothing to do with contribution to this or any site and twisting my words won't make it so. It boils down to this: quit whining about twitter just because you think it gives you a "cool" status to not be a part of it. Take your anti-mainstream hipster attitudes to where people actually want to hear it.

Late  Mar. 22, 2013 at 16:26

Please twist my words. It boils down to this: I'm on twitter because I think it gives me a "cool" status to be a part of it. I'll randomly throw the term "hipster" in here for no discernible reason, on the pretext that the vast majority of the world's population are avoiding twitter because they're trying to be cool, and not because it's a sh1t fad with no appeal. I don't like to share attitudes with people who don't actually want to hear it, so I use a web tool that lets me tell thousands of people what I had for breakfast and what time I went to the toilet.

Fixed for you.

Hashtag noonegivesaflyingfuckwhatyouhadforbreakfast

pete_21  Mar. 22, 2013 at 16:36

I am perfectly aware that if I wish to join Twitter I can do so, I have made the personal choice not to. I do not believe that my decision not to live in the social media world makes me ''cool'', it's just not for me. I wasn't ''whining'' merely pointing out that the recent growing number of social media linked competitions (in general not this site) has led me to choose not to enter many competitions that I probably would have. All I was stating was that offering another way of entering this competition (as well as Twitter not instead of) would have been very welcome.

Last edited by pete_21, Mar. 22, 2013 at 16:38
jk12324  Mar. 22, 2013 at 16:42

It's hard to please everyone at the end of the day. They have had competitions within the site before, I even won a copy of MW3 one time.

This giveaway is a collaboration between HUKD and dealspwn, it makes it a lot easier to do it on Twitter and have it in one place. It's a lot easier than requiring users to jump between the sites for each question if they were to do it in their respective boards, but even if they did do that, there would still be people complaining about having to sign up or sign in to that other site because they don't use it.

Also, having it on Twitter will net them many new followers through retweets and stuff and These new followers will very likely translate to site users. I actually became a member because of their giveaway for the first Black Ops.

The truth is that the majority of the site users do have Twitter anyway. It's a little selfish to expect them to cater to the minority and make it harder for the majority.

Anarchist  Mar. 22, 2013 at 17:20

I was just about to join in on this, but then realised Late has pretty much posted what I would have done anyway, except he missed off calling somebody a moron. :/

Ilium  Mar. 22, 2013 at 17:52

@jk12324: I think you're in the wrong message thread, mate. You just delivered a well-thought-out, non-hysterical opinion without resorting to name-calling.

Nice response, Matt. Glad to see on-site stuff coming too. I personally enjoyed the Metal Gear Rising twitter comp, but glad to see you're going to be running other stuff too.

Shame it got lost beneath the cyberbullying and personal insults.

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