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Win A Copy Of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Or Another Prize...

Update: Just so everyone knows, this deadline has been extended through this weekend. I'm just wicked busy. :)

Original Story:

During such a busy time of year, wouldn't you like to snag a free game?

In the latest iteration of our So You Think You Can Review Video Games user review contest, you can win a copy of the excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown or maybe, just maybe, there's something else I have that you want...

Just follow the contest rules via the link above and submit a user review. But here's the twist- The review must be for a fall title; the starting cut-off point is Borderlands 2, which launched on September 18. it can be for any game that has released this autumn thus far, and it has to be for one of the PlayStation platforms (obviously). As per normal, the 10 best submissions will go up in a weekly poll, so the community can vote on the best review. If there are more than 10, I'll pick the best; if there are less, all will be included in the voting.

You've got one week to write and submit your review; deadline is Thursday, November 8.

Please just remember that you must be a resident of the US to be eligible to win; I just can't ship outside the country. And to get an idea of what else might be available, you might want to check this update. Maybe I'll even have LittleBigPlanet Karting or Sports Champions 2 or Assassin's Creed III: Liberation...hmmm... Good luck! :)

Tags: psxe contest, user review contest, so you think you can review video games

11/1/2012 12:57:16 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (35 posts)

WYO1016
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 1:24:39 PM
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So Borderlands 2 is fair game, or is it any game that came out after that?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 3:27:03 PM

Borderlands 2 is fair.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 1:27:23 PM
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Once more unto the breach? I dunno...

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Temjin001
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 2:38:12 PM

World, if you're still wanting to do a journalism gig in videogames, I say you'd better do every single one of these contests, or like contests every chance you get. It'll improve your skills and heighten your chances for obtaining paid work.

..just my advice ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 3:16:55 PM

My skills are top notch, but I don't think this contest fits well on a resume.

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Temjin001
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 1:07:36 AM

but wouldn't it be great to say, "hey, this here review I wrote is a personal favorite of mine. Have a look (hands money-bags man your neatly printed review) I actually won a writing contest on this piece. Ha I'd take free and easy games in way they'd come"

Money-Bags Man: "Ha! I like this. I like your ambition too and the cut of your jib. You're hired!"

see just like that =)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:48:42 PM

Lol, I do have a finely cut jib.

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 1:50:22 PM
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I'll take a stab at this! I have family in the US I can get it shipped to on the very off chance I won! :) That alright?

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 3:48:31 PM

Do it!

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tes37
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 12:30:04 AM

Seems perfectly legit since the hindrance to outside participation is the shipping. I'll make a point to read your submission too, which means I'll have to read everybody's in the vote list to be fair.

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Temjin001
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 2:28:09 PM
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Phew and here I thought the FF Tactics restriction gone done and buried this contest for good.

Ben is TTT2 up for winning?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 3:17:46 PM

Yeah that thing was what killed my chances and effort with my Lollipop Chainsaw review.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 3:27:43 PM

What FF Tactics restriction?

Yeah, you can do TTT2.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 4:01:09 PM

Your last entry said the user review had to be for FFT, then it just vanished.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 4:32:32 PM

Oh yeah, that's just because nobody did one. LOL

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dmiitrie
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 4:58:51 PM

Damn, I knew I should have gotten that one off. = (

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Temjin001
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 7:15:53 PM

Ben, I'm still a little confused. So you have TTT2 as an available prize?

=)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 7:18:41 PM

I think Ben misunderstood your question, he may have thought you were asking if you could review TTT2 for the contest.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/1/2012 7:19:26 PM

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 7:47:32 PM

Sorry, I'm reading REALLY fast as of late. I thought you asked if TTT2 could be done for a review.

No, I don't have the game to give away. Sorry.

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Temjin001
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 1:03:43 AM

doh! oh well, no biggie

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Underdog15
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:08:45 AM

WHAT?!?! I don't remember this FFT review thing. I must have missed it or let it completely slip my mind!

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 3:47:58 PM
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I might get in on this. It's mid term week but there might be some spare time, and I previously hadn't involved myself in the others. I actually prefer reading the reviews rather than writing at all. ;) but it could be fun!

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dmiitrie
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 4:58:16 PM
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When you say that the game must be on a PS platform, does that mean that you must use the PS version of the game for the review. Ie...if I wanted to review XCOM, but only have the pc version, would that still be eligible for review?

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BikerSaint
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 5:37:09 PM


Just curious,

If the review is for a Playstation platform, why would you use a PC version?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 5:57:13 PM

You can write the review, provided you note that you used a different version.

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dmiitrie
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 7:34:04 PM

@Biker: I look at it as a review of the game, not necessarily of the PS version of the game. Outside of a few outliers, primarily from the start of the gen, all versions of any particular game will be the same regardless of platform. There will be some small issues here and there (particularly between pc and console versions), and these can become important at times, but the major things are still the same.

Long story short: I want to use the pc version because that's the one I have. = p

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JLB1
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 5:48:39 PM
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If I wasn't working, I hop on this in a heartbeat. I don't have the time, though. XCOM looks like a real treat, so come Black Friday, I will be getting it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 6:43:04 PM
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XCondom: Penis Unknown

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 7:39:31 PM

Auto correct?

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Underdog15
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:09:35 AM

World automatically corrected it, yes. :p

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:48:51 PM

haha

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Pandacastro
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 1:57:42 AM
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If LittleBigPlanet Karting is a prize, will it include the preorder bonus ?

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Ludicrous_Liam
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 7:17:44 AM
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Ben, will there ever be one of these contests where you can review a game that came out whenever again? It's pretty fun to talk about your favourite games in a review format, but I'm too poor and the last two games I got were in 2011.

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Dirt
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 3:37:54 AM
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Jumped in on this with a review for NFS: Most Wanted. :)

Good luck to all who participate!

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Cartrite12
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 5:18:36 PM
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Dammit. I just sent in my review yesterday night because I thought the deadline was Thursday night, and now you're saying it's the end of the weekend. It's not possible to re-submit a review again, is it? I wasn't 100 percent satisfied with my review, but I sent it in to reach the deadline on time. Whaddya think?

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