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Games at Christmas – How Do You Play Yours?

Author:
Chris Hyde
Category:
Features
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Christmas

Games at Christmas – How Do You Play Yours?

Christmas is a special time for a lot of us – it’s a period where we spend time with friends and family, and maybe indulge in a few things that we wouldn’t think of doing for the rest of the year. But this strange change in habits is not limited to bad jumpers and eating sprouts, but I find it also impacts the type of games I play greatly too. As I reflect on another Christmas gone by, and await the next 360-odd days until the next one, I thought I’d share my observations of a gaming Christmas – and it would be good to share yours too.

The More The Merrier

Games at Christmas – How Do You Play Yours?

The most obvious change at Christmas time, with the arrival of a plethora of distant relatives, is the amount of people to play games. And as gaming becomes more and more widely embraced, this means the life of the local multiplayer receives a well-deserved lifeline.  The beauty of the local multiplayer is in its variety. Party games, competitive multiplayer and even co-op play provide a wide range of different experiences that suit multiple people huddled around the same TV with a controller in their hand. Suffice to say that no matter how good online gaming is, a headset is a poor substitute for the look on your brother’s face when you beat him, and proceed to ceremoniously wind him up .

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Five Games For Christmas Day | Fun For All The Family

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Christmas, multiplayer

Five Games For Christmas Day | Fun For All The Family

Local co-op has been an ailing beast for some time, struck low by the sheer convenience of being able to beam one's virtual avatar across time and space thanks to the wonders of online gaming. It doesn't matter how small someone's couch is when you're gaming online.

But Christmas Day would be a sad time if we all just retreated to our own little pods and ignored the fact that some games out there still champion the glories of local co-op. Thankfully, we're here to save the day with five nods to some of the finest local multiplayer games of the year, along with a bonus shout for the Best Family Game Ever.

Probably.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Five Games For Christmas Day | Fun For All The Family

The most ambitious LEGO game to date, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes busts the world's greatest comics wide open, with an enormous range of playable characters (over 160), each with their own unique abilities and typical personalities, and plonks players down in a LEGO New York filled with Marvel landmarks.

It's a blast solo, but it really comes alive in local co-op, ferreting out the slew of hidden items, easter eggs, and in-jokes in each and every level, and saving Stan Lee more times than one can count until you unlock him and delight in the fact that not only does playable Stan Lee have almost every power in the game, but he can Hulk-out too.

It's really, really good.

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PSA: Today is your last chance for delivery before Christmas!

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Christmas, Games deals, PSA

PSA: Today is your last chance for delivery before Christmas!

Unless you decide to go digital (IT’S THE FUTURE.)

As Viceroy of the Dealspwn Citadel*, I feel it is my duty to remind all you wonderful people (especially you – looking sharp there!) that if you still have any outstanding physical items that you want delivered in time for Christmas, today is the day to get ordering. While some outlets have a cut-off point of 17:00 GMT, we recommend you play it safe and get those orders in before 14:00 GMT.

Of course, you could always go the digital route at the last minute, but in the case of games on consoles you’ll more than likely be paying more than you could be compared to a boxed version. Finally, with most online retailers recommending First Class delivery options to ensure you get your purchases on time, do take the appropriate charges into account when ordering.

*The self-appointed title of Viceroy may or may not be legally binding or in fact make any sense whatsoever. Always consult a professional before heeding advice from this man.

Yoshida: Sony Gearing Up For "Family-Friendly" Christmas

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Christmas, First Party, PS3 games, Shuhei Yoshida, Sony, Turkey, Yule Log

Yoshida: Sony Gearing Up For "Family-Friendly" Christmas

Sony won't be dropping any huge big-hitters this Christmas, according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, instead focusing on "family-friendly" material. If you were hoping to play the likes of God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us, Beyond: Twin Souls, or The Last Guardian in between stuffing your faces with turkey and getting drunk before noon, prepare for disappointment.

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Keith Vaz Urges Paliament To Debate Game's "Harmful Effects"

Author:
Felix Kemp
Category:
News
Tags:
Censorship, Christmas, Keith Vaz, Violence

Keith Vaz Urges Paliament To Debate Game's "Harmful Effects"

"It Is About Protecting Our Children"

Is Keith Vaz really a politician? I'm not sure. While I don't doubt he has an impressive academic track record, his walls lined with degrees and diplomas, he seems to waste a lot of this ostensible intelligence crusading against fictional violence represented on a screen by a collection of multicolored pixels. Vaz is back at it again today, urging MPs to hold a Parliamentary debate to discuss the "harmful effects" of videogames on our children. In time for Christmas, of course. Seriously.

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A Very Messy Christmas | Why The Holiday Rush Is Bad For Business

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Battlefield 3, Christmas, Holiday Rush, Modern Warfare 3, Silly season

A Very Messy Christmas | Why The Holiday Rush Is Bad For Business

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

No, I'm not talking about all the jolly adverts, advent calendars (really) and festive goods starting to appear on supermarket shelves. Rather, I'm referring to the absolutely ridiculous slew of games that are scheduled over the next couple of months and hitting shelves even as you read this paragraph. The holiday season crunch is a tradition that's right up there with turkeys and tinsel, but the status quo doesn't benefit everyone. Far from it: the insane level of competition and rivalry is toxic and damaging to our industry, like a razor blade in poisoned trick or treat candy.

So bear with me, dear reader, as I explain why... and how staggering releases throughout the year could fix a system that isn't quite working properly.

Finite Resources

A Very Messy Christmas | Why The Holiday Rush Is Bad For Business

Sure, demand for videogames goes up at the end of the year. Everyone needs Christmas presents. But the same can't really be said of our bank balances, with are pushed and strained at the best of times. We can't afford to buy them all despite any vouchers or money we get from doting relatives, meaning that launching a title over this period essentially makes publishers gamble on gamers choosing their product over everyone else's. With dozens of games releasing every month, only the biggest franchises can realistically hope to get a piece of the action; the pie may be bigger, but there are still roughly the same number of slices to serve up.

Click here to continue reading our festive take on the holiday season >>

Christmas Competition WINNER!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Grand Prize Draw, Winners

Prizes
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have our winner!

Congratulations go out to Sarah of Yorkshire who, upon hearing the news, commented

I couldn’t believe it when I received the winning email, I even checked it twice to make sure that it was not a wind up from one of my friends. Told my 10 year old first and he was running around like a crazed animal lol.

I let him pick the console and knew he would opt for the PS3 and FIFA, he is so excited and says its the best Christmas present ever!!!

Thank you so much,  I’m still in shock, what a way to end the year.

Well we're glad we could be of service. Still, if you missed out on prizes this year I wouldn't worry too much. There are going to be plenty more opportunities over the coming months to nab yourselves a freebie or two.

But for now, congrats to Sarah, and remember to check us out if you want to nab some more PS3 games at low prices!

Dealspwn Exclusive: Santa's Leaked Christmas List!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Bobby Kotick, Christmas, Michael Pachter, Obsidian Entertainment, Santa

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I frequently come across leaked documents during my work as News Editor. My news desk overfloweth with rumours and rumblings... but now I've hit the motherlode. Santa kept this year's Christmas list on an unencrypted USB stick- so after hitting up xmasleaks.com, we can now exclusively tell you what our favourite industry figures and characters will be getting in their stockings this year!

Santa made a list. And we've checked it twice. It's time to find out who's been naughty or nice!

Obsidian: Incomplete Jigsaw

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Santa's Notes: Oh, Obsidian. You've been a bit naughty this year. Fallout New Vegas was a cracking game- but was chock full of Ho Ho Holes! A lot of little girls and boys were disappointed when their save files, companions and quests went up in smoke.

So this Christmas, you'll be receiving a limited edition Vault Boy jigsaw puzzle... but half of the pieces aren't included. Some of them might get patched in through future updates! The ED-E piece is never going to fit properly, mind.

Gabe Newell: 2011 Calendar

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Santa's Notes: I sympathise with Valve. Making over six billion toys a year means that I have to shroud my workshop in their "Valve Time" chronological dilation device... but even so, plenty of little kiddies started to cry after letting every single deadline slip through their fingers. The poor little tykes only wanted to play with portals and finally get their mitts on Episode 3.

Maybe I'll give them a 2012 calendar as well to make sure that they know the difference.

Kazunori Yamauchi: Padlocked Stocking

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Santa's Notes: Polyphony Digital deserves a really nice present for Chrimbo. After all, he's been hard at work on GT5 for many years and has been a very good boy... just about. Unfortunately his decision to lock Gran Turismo 5's damage modelling was extremely disappointing, so he'll be getting his gift wrapped in a padlocked stocking that will only allow him access some time on Boxing day.

He'll need to spend over thirty hours working on it first!

Michael Pachter: Infinite Gobstopper

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Little Mickey Pachter has been very naughty this year. Saying all those incorrect things about Gearbox, Red Ded Redemption and Playstation Move has caused a lot of equally naughty fanboys to have a lot of unseasonal arguments. [Note to self: remember to email Mr. Pachter about his rumours that I can't make enough presents for everyone this year.]

So maybe an infinite gobstopper would give him something to occupy his big mouth this year?

Bobby Kotick: Ghostly Visitations

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Santa's Notes: I had to pull some serious supernatural strings for this one. After consulting my chief elf necromancer [note to self: never reveal existence of elvish necromancy], I've been able to guarantee that mean ol' Mr Kotick will be getting a little visit this Christmas Eve.

The Ghost Of Studios Past is going to swing by and have a little chat about Infinity Ward, and the Ghost of Developers Present is going to show him Tiny Tim Schafer's humble household. Oh, and the Ghost Of Bungie's Future is going to rough him up a bit.

From Black Ops' First Strike To The Christmas # 1 - News Roundup 20th December 2010

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Call of Duty: Black Ops, Christmas, DLC, First Strike, LittleBigPlanet 2, sports, Xbox 360, XIM3
Discuss:
Call of Duty: Black Ops

First Black Ops DLC Revealed: First Strike

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Microsoft's Director of Programming (chief shill) Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has revealed that the first DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released on 1st February 2011 for $15 (which we assume means 1200 Microsoft Points). Letting the cat out of the bag in the most recent Podcast, Larry dropped a few hints about what we can expect from the content.

Surprise surprise, it's a multiplayer map pack. It'll contain four new multiplayer stages as well as a supplementary Zombie level. Apparently two of the levels will be based on locations from the singleplayer campaign: Hong Kong and the Arctic (the latter requiring little or no editing to turn into a multiplayer map. Buildings and tents akimbo!). The other two will be entirely new; reportedly taking place around the Berlin Wall and an Ice Hockey stadium. No word about whether the ice will actually be slippery yet.

Microsoft's agreement with Activision means that this DLC pack (and all subsequent content) will be Xbox-exclusive until 2012. Considering the myriad complaints about the PS3 version, I can't imagine that too many Sony fans are that bothered about the move. We'll let you know if it's actually any good in the new year.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Gets Sporty


No, we can't wait either. LittleBigPlanet 2's delay is causing us no end of aggravation, but at least Sony have been keeping us entertained with plenty of videos while we wait. This latest trailer shows of the plethora of sports games... and genres... that can be emulated using the powerful level creation suite. [PS Blog]

I've said it before and I'll say it again. LittleBigPlanet 2 could be the last game you'll ever need.

Want To Use Mouse & Keyboard On The 360?


The XIM peripherals have been floating around the marketplace for some time. They act as a bridge and translator between an Xbox 360 and PC keyboards/mice, essentially allowing you to play Xbox 360 games with a PC setup... but previous models have been pricey, nasty and fairly shoddy pieces of kit. Luckily (for some), the new XIM3 is sturdier, more responsive and cheaper than previous models, retailing at around $200. Which is still a lot of money for a slightly easier headshots. [XIM via Kotaku]

Personally I much prefer a controller to a mouse these days, but the added precision would come in useful for Quake Arena Arcade. To be honest, however, we still can't quite understand why we can't just plug USB keyboards into the 360 in the first place.

Is this cheating- or a necessary workaround for dedicated shooter fans? Would you buy one? Or should Microsoft hurry up and enable keyboard support already? Have your say in the comments!

And Finally... The Christmas Number One Is...

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...not going to surprise anyone. That's right folks, Treyarch's Call Of Duty: Black Ops has been confirmed as this year's Christmas Number One. It beat FIFA 11 and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit to the post with total sales of over 3 million copies in the UK.

UKIE has also confirmed that it's one of only three titles to break the 100 million pound mark in the UK (joining Modern Warfare 2 and Wii Fit), and that the top ten best selling games have raised over £345 million this last week alone.

Just in case you were wondering, here's the list in full (with an incredibly strong showing from a few Wii exclusives, as you'd expect from the holiday season):

  • 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Multiplatform)
  • 2. FIFA 11 (Multiplatform)
  • 3. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Multiplatform)
  • 4. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
  • 5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Multiplatform)
  • 6. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
  • 7. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
  • 8. Medal of Honor (Multiplatform)
  • 9. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
  • 10. Prof Layton and the Lost Future (DS)

Video Game New Releases: December 13th – 26th 2010

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
New Releases
Tags:
Christmas, New Releases

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No table for you this week...or next week for that matter. The video games industry celebrates Christmas by pretty much releasing nothing of any value directly around the festive season. This is due to the elves who manufacture the games having to prepare for massive global deliveries and taking a fortnight or so out of their usual yearly jobs to give a fat, bearded man a hand. They have a Santa clause in their contracts you see.

No we won't apologise for that pun.

We'll be returning with our usual roundup of upcoming titles when we have something to report. See you in the new year for some more cracking releases and awful exceptional wordplay!

Christmas Competition: Day 7 Winners

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Sadly all good things must come to an end and so, with heavy heart, this is our last day of 2010's Christmas Competition Week. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the last seven days! Here our the final five winners:

  • Matt Watson
  • Femi Kaseram
  • Paul Henrick
  • Hector Mendosa
  • Rajiv Ashrafi

Congratulations to all of our winners. There were 5 games to be found and I'm afraid as we asked for the games rather the series in the question we had to be somewhat pedantic when it came to sifting through the answers. Those games were:

  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Gears of War
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops

And that's all folks. Well...not quite. Tune in tomorrow evening for details on our Super Awesome Mega Brilliant Christmas Prize Draw! And don't worry if you didn't win anything this time around, there'll be plenty of opportunities to rectify that in the New Year!

Congrats to everyone who won something this week. Here's how the voucher prizes have stacked up:

£40

  • Melinda Ho
  • Hector Mendosa

£30

  • Ian Campbell
  • Danny Holloway
  • Femi Kaseram

£20

  • Jason Forster
  • Liam Gladdy
  • Simon Houchen
  • Matt Watson

£10

  • Rajiv Ashrafi
  • Sally Brook
  • Andrew Cadman
  • Simon Carew
  • Ryan Dicks
  • Adam Evans
  • Paul Henrick
  • Helen Hodson
  • Gen Howard
  • Rob Proietti
  • Daniel Rodrigues
  • Alan Shaw

Well done everybody!! We'll be in touch with you regarding prizes within the next day or two.

Check out all of this week's winners after the jump!

Christmas Competition Day 7: Happy Christmas!!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competition, Freebies

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This is it folks, we've reached the last day of our giveaways, and we're gonna return to an old classic, albeit a little easier than last year's. The phrase 'Happy Christmas' below has been assembled using snippets from five different game packshots. All we need you to do is tell us what those games are. As before, just email the answer in to [email protected]. First five correct entries win!

NB. Please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

Happy-Christmas-1

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

Christmas Competition: Day 6 Winners

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies, Winners

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Our penultimate day and a whole flood of rapid answers! The winners in today's competition are:

  • Liam Gladdy
  • Andrew Cadman
  • Hector Mendosa
  • Danny Holloway
  • Ian Campbell

Congratulations to all of our winners. There were five guns in total, and the answers you should have come with are as follows:

  1. RCP-90 (Goldeneye 007)
  2. Cerebral Bore (Turok 2)
  3. Lancer (Gears of War)
  4. Gravity Gun/Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator (Half-Life 2)*
  5. BFG 9000 (Doom)

Tune in 6pm tomorrow for the final chance to win an Amazon voucher!

*We anticipated a certain amount of debate regarding this answer and chose to accept both 'gravity gun' (as the weapon is called in the game's achievements) and 'Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator' (as it's referred to in-game).

Christmas Competition Day 6: BFGs

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies, Guns

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Day 6 of our awesome Christmas Competition Week is all about weapons! We've put 5 screenshots containing some of our favourite video game weapons (although this isn't a top five).

Your job is to do two things: Name the gun and name the game. If you've only just arrived and all of this free stuff is confusing you, fret not! You can check out the launch post for more details.

As per usual, email them in to [email protected]. First five correct answers win!

NB. Again, please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

1.


RCP90x2

2.


turok2-cerebral-bore

3.
lancer

4.


gravity gun

5.

bfg_9000

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

Christmas Competition: Day 5 Winners

Author:
Emma Kelly
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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So we now have some winners from the treasure hunt in day 5 of the Christmas competition here on Dealspwn. The winners are:

  • Ian Campbell
  • Alan Shaw
  • Helen Hodson
  • Danny Holloway
  • Gen Howard

Congratulations to all of you, you've each won a £10 Amazon voucher for figuring out that the answer to the Treasure Hunt was METROID! We will be in touch at the end of the competition to arrange your prize.

And for everyone else, the day 6 Christmas contest will be happening at 7pm on the 6th December. Be there!

Note regarding day 4's contest: Due to human error, the announcing of the winners was a bit confused! Two sets of winners were announced, but rest assured we will be awarding a prize to everyone who was announced as a winner. We will be emailing those who won, so please await your email. Apologies for the mix up!

CLOSED: Christmas Competition Day 5: Treasure Hunt

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Don't worry if you've only just noticed we've been running competitions for the best part of a week. You can still nab yourself an Amazon voucher for the next few days.

Check out the competition launch post for full details. You'll have to be fast too. As before, the first five correct entries to come in will win. Let the games begin!

We're branching out a bit today with a treasure hunt of sorts, and here's how to get involved:

  1. Below are seven questions. Each question is related to some of our favourite TV shows.
  2. For each question, if you type the answer into the search bar and hit 'Enter' it'll come up with a single post result.
  3. If you look within that post (you'll need to view the whole thing for longer posts) you'll find a letter that looks like this:dealspwn-metroid-d
  4. Once you've found all seven letters, rearrange them to spell the name of a long-running video game franchise
  5. Email that name into [email protected]

Example Question: Who plays Liz Lemon in 30 Rock?

  • Answer: Tina Fey
  • Search Results: http://www.dealspwn.com/?s=tina+fey
  • Click on the article's title to reveal the full post.
  • Scroll down the article and you'll see the letter 'D', as above, towards the bottom of the post.

NB. Please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

  1. Zachary Levi made an appearance in Fallout: New Vegas recently, but he also stars in geek-turned-spy comedy drama Chuck as the title character. Who plays Chuck's best friend Morgan Grimes?
  2. Halo 3: ODST saw a bit of a Firefly love-in, with both Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin making appearances. But which other main actor from Joss Whedon's series, famed for supporting roles in Dodgeball, I, Robot and A Knight's Tale, starred in Bungie's game as Mickey?
  3. There aren't enough funny games out there today, and we rather think that Channel 4's Peep Show would make for an excellent, calamitous adventure game. David Mitchell stars as Mark Corrigan, but who plays Jeremy in this long-running cringefest?
  4. Gamers will know John DiMaggio as the voice of Marcus Fenix, but he'll always have a place in our hearts for playing sarcastic robot Bender in Futurama. Who created the animated comedy series?
  5. Freddie Rodriguez, legend that he is, had a cameo in Saints Row as well as starring in Planet Terror and funereal black comedy Six Feet Under? Who played Brenda Chenowith in the latter?
  6. Stephen Fry, national treasure that he is, did plenty of stuff before introducing gamers to LittleBigPlanet like Blackadder and QI and mucking about with Hugh Laurie a lot. Speaking of which, in which series did Fry appear as a sage and wise butler to Laurie's upper class, well meaning twit?
  7. Famed for dealing with extra-terrestrials, not to mention voicing Ethan Cole in Area 51, who plays troubled novelist Hank Moody in Californication?

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

UPDATED - Christmas Competition: Day 4 Winners!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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FURTHER UPDATE: All seven announced winners will be receiving prizes come the end of the week. Huge apologies for the administrative error!

Hopefully an easier one for you today, and some of you raced in there in under 90 seconds! Sterling stuff! Today's winners are:

  • Jason Forster
  • Simon Carew
  • Simon Houchen
  • Melinda Ho
  • Matt Watson
  • Sally Brook
  • Adam Evans

Congratulation folks! You've all definitely won a £10 Amazon voucher each! As stipulated in the competition launch post, we'll be sorting out prizes at the end of the week. Remember there are still 3 more days left to go!

Check out the answers after the jump!!

CLOSED: Christmas Competition Day 4: Covers

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Whoooo! Day four! Man, it's going quickly. Once again, just to recap, there'll be five £10 vouchers up for grabs each day, that means five lucky winners. But, whilst you can only enter once per day, there's nothing stopping you entering all seven competitions and trying to nab yourself £70 by the end of the week! You can check out the launch post for more details.

In the pic below we've stuck in a few slivers of some game packshots. All you need to do is tell us which games they are. All entries in to [email protected]. First five correct answers win!

NB. Please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

Covers

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

Christmas Competition: Day 3 Winners!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Today's little contest was probably the hardest of the seven we'll be throwing your way, designed to even things out perhaps, but it didn't stop a number of you getting your entries in impressively quickly indeed. We're proud to announce that today's winners are...

  • Danny Holloway
  • Hector Mendosa
  • Liam Gladdy
  • Melinda Ho
  • Ryan Dicks

Congratulation folks! You've all definitely won a £10 Amazon voucher each, some of you are on a bit of a roll! As stipulated in the competition launch post, we'll be sorting out prizes at the end of the week as you're free to enter on all seven days and might amass a larger cumulative prize!

Click here to read more...

CLOSED: Christmas Competition Day 3: Gameagrams

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Here comes day three, and it's time for another competition. For four more days after this we're going to be running little mini competitions for you to win Amazon vouchers. There'll be five £10 vouchers up for grabs each day, that means five lucky winners. But, whilst you can only enter once per day, there nothing stopping you entering all of the competitions and trying to nab yourself £70 by the end of the week!

Confused? Don't be. Check out the competition launch post for full details and a timetable of when the posts will be going live. You'll have to be fast too. No random number generators this time, the first five correct entries to come in will win. Let the games begin!

It's time for some wordplay today! Below are the names of ten games, or gaming series, that we've scrambled up. All you have to do is unravel them. Don't worry, we've stuck in a few cryptic clues to help you out, just email the answer in to [email protected]. First five correct entries win!

NB. Please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

  1. BINARY CRISP KEY - Dream Land's looking a little threadbare.
  2. COOL USSR ICON - Hedgerow dwellers who've eaten far too many Skittles.
  3. AH CHOLERA - The story of some Noble warriors.
  4. NASAL TIFFANY - Cutscene. Explore. Lots of random battles. Repeat.
  5. EVENTUAL GAS FLOW - Super mutants playing roulette.
  6. KARMA RIOT - Racing on mushrooms.
  7. A DAMNING FROG - Day of the dead. (One of my favourite games of all time.)
  8. I AM SO FUN - Basically the same game as Prototype...except a platform exclusive.
  9. OUR 5 MIGRANTS - Well at least it got here in the end!
  10. OK ONE PM - I choose you!

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!