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Virgin Gaming Giveaway, Now Updated With Exclusive Pics

Update: We've updated with the exclusive screenshots below. We will also tell you now that the prize is a copy of ModNation Racers. :)  We're going to let this run for the weekend; I'll pick the three winning Twitter handles on Monday.  By the way, to be eligible, you must be 18+ and a resident of the US or Canada (no Quebec or Mexico).

This is one of those times when we're almost as clueless as all of you...which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Anticipation is fun the whole way 'round, isn't it?

 

Anyway, you may have heard that Virgin Gaming, Richard Branson's "latest bold business venture" that somehow involves the social aspect of gaming, is working on a particular project. They're currently counting down to the big site launch, and we at PSXE have been approached with an interesting offer; there's something in it for both of us, guys.

Readers, all you need to do is be signed up to follow us on Twitter, and then click that little "Retweet" button you see at the start of this article. That's it. You're then officially entered into a random drawing. Three winners will be selected later (possibly today, so get a move on), and those three will receive a free game. For our own benefit, we're gonna keep the name of that game a mystery until we do the final Virgin unveiling, but we can tell you it's a PlayStation 3 exclusive...

Now, for our part, we'll receive exclusive "teasing" screenshots...and here they are. Your guess is as good as ours as to what that armored truck means, but feel free to speculate in the Comments below. And in the meantime, keep up-to-date with Virgin by following them on Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned and keep retweetin'!

6/12/2010 10:15:16 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (46 posts)

Mista
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 10:39:49 AM
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Already RT'd. I should get a freakin fast reply win or something, lol. Wonder what it is? We talking PSN title or a full fledge Bluray?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 12:43:41 PM

Full Blu-Ray.

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faraga
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 10:46:12 AM
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What about the blue PS3? Is that going to be given to somebody somewhere in the near future or were you waiting for Gran Turismo 5 to come out first?

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 11:29:30 AM
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What could it be, what could it be...
Ah we'll see.
Thnx beforehand Virgin Gaming!

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NeoHumpty
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 11:57:24 AM
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I'm so far behind on my bills right now, god knows I could use a freebie. Thanks for the contest, PSXE and Virgin.

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Oxvial
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 12:25:57 PM
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My friends don't use twitter so I didn't care about it...until now!.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 12:52:04 PM
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Hate tweeter
Good luck to those who go for it though

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kraygen
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 12:54:03 PM
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Did I retweet the right one it says only 4 others have retweeted, guess that means we have a pretty good chance.

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GuernicaReborn
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 1:05:00 PM
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Nailed it. I think its the third thing I've ever tweetered.

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tes37
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 1:47:56 PM
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I've never used twitter before. Gaming is about the only thing that would convince me to sign up. I assume I did the retweet right.

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GuernicaReborn
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 1:55:37 PM

me too. I hit the retweet button, and something called tweetmeme pooped up. I just clicked yes and signed into my twitter acct, and that was it.

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tes37
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 2:12:58 PM

Yeah, the same here with tweetmeme, but I'm not getting the confirmation email.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 1:24:32 AM

Yeah, it didn't poop up, it popped up. I didn't even notice that.

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tlpn99
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 2:32:45 PM
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I retweeted it. Probably only open for those in USA though lol. :)

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Skatejimmy5
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 2:40:20 PM
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Retweeted. :)

Hopefully it's for EU as well, I hope.

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Zorigo
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 2:46:26 PM
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I am still holding out against twitter as long as possible. however, if this is for the UK, i may rethink that.

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Danny007
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 2:59:33 PM
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I hope I win. I will cry if I do. LOL

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GuernicaReborn
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 3:01:22 PM

I will cry if you win too.

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Danny007
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 3:07:07 PM

Haha Good One.

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OtisFeelgood
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 3:48:34 PM

LOL

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OtisFeelgood
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 3:49:10 PM
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I retreeted hopefully I'll win. ;o

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LightShow
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 4:26:10 PM
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i bet the virgin thing is like a mobile videogame spot, prob multiple monitors. If your having like a block party, or something like that, you can rent the thing for a day and have games for your partiers to play without risking your own gear.

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Danny007
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 6:13:58 PM
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HECK YA. Modnation Racers!

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Mista
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 6:23:57 PM
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Did the winners get announced or notified yet? Just finished a few hrs of AC2 and played the Planet mini golf demo, pretty sweet. The guys at Zen are awesome will def grab that on tues when I get paid. And why did Live get Earhtworm Jim earlier than PSN? Grr...

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eLLeJuss
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 6:28:40 PM
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I WANT MY MODNATION RACERS!!!

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laxpro2001
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 7:14:17 PM
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Hope I win!

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CharlesD
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 7:15:49 PM
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Am I illegible for this one ben?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 7:26:23 PM

Er, no.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 6/12/2010 7:27:57 PM

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Sol
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 7:19:28 PM
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How will you notify the winner I wonder?

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eLLeJuss
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 7:23:52 PM
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Did i win yet

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 7:28:50 PM
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For the record, I'm going to let this run through the weekend and give more people the chance to win. I'll pick the three winning Twitter handles on Monday.

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kraygen
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 7:37:09 PM

How are you going to decide who wins? Are you going to choose randomly amongst the U.S. retweeters or what?

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eLLeJuss
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 7:45:01 PM

Hes gonna cover his eyes and point. :D. lol jk, probably gonna type all our names print cut and announce :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 8:56:51 PM

Yes, just random selection.

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laxpro2001
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 12:08:15 AM

I hope people who already have the game don't win. That would be kinda annoying

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 1:27:53 AM

I knew there was a reason I choose RDR over MNR. Now, I have a valid reason to win.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 9:01:33 PM
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I retweeted but it denied me so I went & re-did it again & this time I think it worked.

At least I hope it worked as I've been uber-broke for a month & could use a good exclusive PS3 that's also "current".
Not to mention that MNR would be a great addition to my PS3 collection.

But since I never won any thing in the short space of 57 years, I'll just go & give out my "congrats to all the future winner's" right now.....
"CONGRATS!

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BikerSaint
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 9:09:21 PM
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OK, this is weird, I've never gone & made one of those twitter pages.

Hell, I don't even know how the damned site even works.

But right after doing the re-tweet button above, I've got a email that I've now got my very own follower.

Hooray, I'm now officially being stalked by a tweety-bird site.

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Milonakis
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 10:32:21 PM
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Only 60 retweets? I think this is a trick from Jaffe and it will actually be Eat Sleep Play announcing twisted metal. Hence the armored truck.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 1:28:31 AM

There is 69 now. lulz. Kevin from The Office(US version) would be very happy.

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Mista
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 1:44:04 PM
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Grrrr, someone ban that IP address please and ty. Idiot has been posting in every article for a few days now.

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AbsoluteZer0
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 3:34:16 PM
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So, all we have to do is follow Psxextereme on twitter and retweet the article right? Also, is there an age limit? I'd absolutely love to get modnation racers, but I'm not eighteen yet.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 4:59:19 PM

Bro, its the internet. Just lie.

lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 6:49:02 PM

No, sorry, you have to be 18+. Forgot to add that part.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 6/13/2010 6:49:13 PM

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eLLeJuss
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:32:59 AM
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Its monday! Did i win yet :(

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JROD0823
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 1:15:48 AM
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I hope it's me, I never win anything, lol.

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