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TONIGHT: Retro Gaming Night | Win Classic Gaming Goodies

Matt Gardner
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TONIGHT: Retro Gaming Night | Win Classic Gaming Goodies

Following on from our pleasingly rather successful Twitter competition parties towards the end of last year, we thought we'd shake it up a little bit and try out a similar thing over on our Facebook page TONIGHT. With that in mind we're going to be holding something of a classic gaming night and offering participants to win a bunch of retro-flavoured goodies from t-shirts to rebooted games and rounding things off with a chance to win a handheld console stuffed with SEGA goodness.

Head on over to the Facebook page and hit the like button, make sure your mini-feed is primed and ready, because we're going to be settling in for a nostalgic night of retrotastic reminiscing. As usual though, it'll be BYOB.

Facebook is an altogether different beast to Twitter, but we'll be running things pretty similarly to last time. Every hour, on the hour, Dealspwn will be putting forth a rather broad question designed to spark off a little bit of debate on our wall. Some are a little bit left-field, others might well reignite old rivalries, and all you have to do to stuff your name into the hat is to comment on the competition post. We'll be sparking discussions throughout the night, but you'll know which posts are the important ones as we'll present them like so:

6pm - COMPETITION ROUND 1: If Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter ever got into a bar-room brawl, who'd win?

Make sure your name is on the list and you'll be in with a chance. Here's how the night's going to run, with the general hourly themes regimented below and the relevant prizes in parenthesis:

  • 6pm – Street Fighter (Blanka T-shirts)
  • 7pm – Worms (Worms: Battle Islands)
  • 8pm – Zombies (Zombie T-shirts)
  • 9pm – Old School Arcade (Space Invaders T-shirts)
  • 10pm – Mario (Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Ed.)
  • 11pm – SEGA (SEGA Ultimate Portable Console)

Just get involved on the competition thread and you'll be in with a chance.

There will be seven winners every round, to be chosen at random and, to add a little bit of incentive, because the prizes for each round are different this time, entrants can participate in all six mini prize draws.

As suggested above, we'll be sparking off mini debates on the main wall throughout the evening too and we actively encourage you to fire off any questions or start some heated old-school debate in the discussions tab as well.

A few house rules:

  • One entry per account per question. You’re welcome to compete in all of the question contests and post multiple times as part of the discussion, but you'll only be permitted one entry into each hourly prize draw.
  • UK entrants only.
  • We’ll be popping messages through to the lucky winners so watch your inboxes!

Put it in your diaries now!

Add a comment8 comments
D_C  Feb. 18, 2011 at 12:47

great so you have to be a member of that pile of steaming poo that`s faceache .. great idea for a comp .. shit idea using facebache ...toss

Meh  Feb. 18, 2011 at 15:31

D_C: How else will dealspwn get l33t with the happening crowd? farcebook is where its at now. Get over 100 followers and become socially acceptable. Pile of wee. Surely twitter would have been a better bet? i.e. not shite!

M Bass  Feb. 18, 2011 at 15:48

Agree. I'm not joining Facebook to use the like/free advertising button to win prizes. boo

mein kampfy chair  Feb. 18, 2011 at 23:17

Jesus you people are moaners.

Pete  Feb. 19, 2011 at 11:40

Let em moan! I could moan too, but then Id be a hypocrite. Arsebook is indeed a wanky wee site, however its poopularity and stance will never be beaten at the moment. So lets enjoy these competitions. I for one am looking forward to the worms debate, I know the history right from the roots, that they wont even know about!

WalnutSoap  Feb. 20, 2011 at 00:38

Let 'em hate. More prizes for those of us who aren't grouchy codgers.

Twatt Gardner  Feb. 21, 2011 at 13:47

Yeh like we 'like' this wanky poo pile of a site

retro dogging anyone

Sally Brook  Feb. 22, 2011 at 08:42

It was another great comp night. Thanks Dealspwn! x

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