We figured we'd give a few games away to one lucky person who tosses up a bunch of wallpapers. Simple formula, yes?

And after more than a few uploaded a whole lot of wallpapers, there appears to be one member who went above and beyond (even if a bug in the system prevented him from uploading more). The winner of this giveaway is kraygen , so congratulations and send me an e-mail with your address; I'll try to get the games out to you on Tuesday. As promised, kraygen will receive a new, sealed copy of Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy along with two secret games (JRPGs) that will remain secret to everyone but the winner. 😉

And in the spirit of giving, I've decided to extend an indefinite offer- I get a lot of stuff from publishers these days, and I usually don't want to keep all of it. Sometimes I sell it; sometimes I trade it in, and sometimes it just takes up space. So, I think the more active members could benefit from the influx of goodies: say you go and upload some wallpapers, toss up a user review or two, tell a friend about PSXE, etc. Then some time down the road, just drop me an e-mail and ask if I have anything to hand out. Just please be 18+ and reside in the US.

I can't promise I'll have anything, and I can't promise how often I'll have something to give away. But it's just a way of expressing our appreciation of the more active community members. 🙂

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Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I'd like to add-

Please don't go and upload a ton of wallpapers and do a ton of user reviews, e-mail me, and get pissed when I don't have anything. I also can't guarantee regular retail copies; maybe it'll be a review copy, or something.

I just thought I could give a few things away to those who contribute to PSXE. Obviously, I'll have more during the busier times of the year.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

I think a review copy would be more valuable really. It would be a cool item.

Sol
Sol
9 years ago

These giveaways kinda motivate me to become a more active member. I'll see what I can do to contribute to this site though I can't promise too much since school has been hectic lately.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Hey Ben,
As a long time gaming collector I've never even seen a review copy, so I'm really curious to know….

What is all the differences between a review copy & the retail game itself?
Is it just certain segments of the whole game or/and something else?

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Congrats Kraygen.
BTW, inquiring minds want to know what the mystery games are once you get them, LOL.

Cool Ben,
A rewards program for the PSXE community.
(keep this up & you just might put Gamestop's "PowerUp" rewards program out of business LMAO)


Last edited by BikerSaint on 4/3/2011 10:09:01 PM

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

As soon as I get them I'll post, I am so excited.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Good job Kraygen, i always enjoy your banter.

I still remember the shwag contest in the forums that failed to deliver. Fool me once…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

What are you talking about?

We've never not given away what we promised for a giveaway.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Maybe it wasn't an official thing, but it was something Arnold hosted in the forums some time back to give away some of his goodies. He then encountered financial difficulties that disallowed him from spending money on shipping things so a couple of us got left in the dust after choosing out stuff from his stash.

Not a huge deal, just kinda blah.

Edit: here's the thread

http://www.psxextremeforums.com/gaming-discussion/9184-update3-prizes-best-posters-posting-forums-logitech-wheels-free-games-9.html?highlight=shwag#post118579


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 4/3/2011 11:48:24 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Oh, all right. Well, don't worry.

If I have stuff I can give our active members, I promise I'll send it out. 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Sweet, I don't mean to complain cuz this site has been really good to me 🙂

Roach721
Roach721
9 years ago

Nice,congrats Kraygen.Great idea ben way to stay on top of things 😉

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
9 years ago

Imo, you should have more creative contests. Meaning that the submissions have to be creative. I didn't even bother submitting anything for this because it feels weird for me to profit simply by distributing someone else's work.

You could wait until you have a pile of stuff then ask people to submit original playstation-related drawings, wallpapers, themes, fan fiction, etc.
I think it will be much more enjoyable if people have to rely on skill instead of mass uploading to win prizes.

I do like the idea of giving things away to people who post reviews and whatnot, but i'd want it to have a bit more structure than spontaneously emailing the staff when i'm out of games to play.


Last edited by NoSmokingBandit on 4/3/2011 10:26:16 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

That's a fine idea, except you forgot that the vast majority of people are nowhere near that creative.

We do something like that, we might get 10 really cool original wallpapers, themes, etc. We do a normal one, we get 10 times that many.

People just aren't willing to expend that much effort, we've learned.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 4/3/2011 10:55:42 PM

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I'm very glad it doesn't have to be original artwork. If you could see my drawing skills you'd be glad too.

Pretty sure there's not much demand for ps3 wallpapers in style of 3 year old stick figures and cave paintings. =)

Honestly I've seen 5 year old kids who draw better than me.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

HOLY CRAP! WAHOOO! Thanks, thanks, and thanks. No joke, last time I won a contest I was 8 years old and won some pro wrestling toys by answering questions off of a cookie crisp cereal box.

This is awesome, email forthcoming Ben. Thanks again, big time.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

AWOOOO Coooookie Crisp!!

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Heck yeah, I rarely buy it, but every once in a while I see that box and I just got snag a box.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

I always wanted to ask you(Ben), what do you do with most of the games and stuff you receive? I got my answer.

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Sucks that you have to be in the US..

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Congrats kraygen.

And the continued giveaways are a cool idea. It sure is one hell of a way to reward the PSXE regulars. Most of them anyway… 😛
Peace.

Lenoxseer
Lenoxseer
9 years ago

bummer… no win. Wanted to play the new Dissidia too. Don't have the motivation to go out and get it though.

wiiplay
wiiplay
9 years ago

What would we ever do without email communication?

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

Congratulations kraygen.

Vitron
Vitron
9 years ago

Damn, Dissidia 012+ 2 copies of secret JRPGs. Kraygen, your one damn lucky guy, congratulations! 🙂

frostface
frostface
9 years ago

Congratulations Kraygen. Always happy to see a regular winning over someone we've never heard of.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Awesome, congrats Kraygen.


Last edited by Oxvial on 4/4/2011 10:28:16 AM

psxmax
psxmax
9 years ago

Congrats kraygen.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

A righteous man got the prize! Congrats Kraygen!
I'll try to upload some sweet wallpapers when I've got more time.

Thanks psxe, free stuff is always good!

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

Congrats Kraygen, and that's a pretty awesome idea you have there Ben.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Hey everybody,

Just wanted to say thanks again. I'm really excited. Ben sent me an email and I obviously don't have them yet, but I know what the secret rpgs are so I wanted to pass that info along.

They are . . .

hyperdimension neptunia
&
ar tonelico qoga knell of ar ciel

Very excited as I do not have any of the 3 games and I have just beaten my latest ps3 purchase. So timing was great. Thanks for all the congrats and thanks for the contest Ben.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Ar Tonelico! Lucky, I really want that game.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

congrats!

Lenoxseer
Lenoxseer
9 years ago

I just realized I was the only one who uploaded PSP wallpapers.
Couldn't upload PS3 wallpapers because of that stupid error.


Last edited by Lenoxseer on 4/4/2011 2:11:22 PM

tlpn99
tlpn99
9 years ago

Congratulations Kraygen 🙂

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

A fine winner if ever there was one.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

Are the other 2 games for psp or ps3?