Pick a Lock, Win a PS4

March 2, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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Thief released today in Europe, and Square Enix decided to promote it with a giveaway that’s really in the spirit of the game.

Ten GAME stores in the UK participated in the giveaway. At 11 AM, shoppers could try to open a locked chest. They were given lock-picks and five minutes to work on it, with the contents of the chest as their prize. These prizes included a PS4, a PS Vita, an AMD gaming PC, store vouchers for GAME, and a copy of the “Art of Thief” book, signed by the game’s director, Nicolas Cantin.

We haven’t heard how the promotion turned out, but one N4G user reported that they visited a store in the evening and the prize had already been won. With the limited number of stores participating, we expect it ended quickly.

We’d love to see more promotions like this. Different companies try different things, from regular ad campaigns, to viral videos, to alternate reality games, but a contest that ties in with the gameplay is really a great concept. Of course, for obvious reasons, it would work much better with some games than with others.

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Win an Xbox One every two minutes, console coming late November?

August 31, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 3 Comments

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This particular post is pretty important for two reasons:

  1. It contains details of a competition to give away an Xbox One every two minutes beginning November 5.
  2. It gives us further insight to the release date of the Xbox One (which Microsoft still hasn’t told us!).

The Xbox One Contest

Head to the main page here and download the FAQ here (PDF). Basically here’s how it works:

  1. You need to purchase specially marked Doritos packs or Mountain Dew drinks in order to collect game codes.
  2. Then starting from September 30 you’ll be able to enter the codes onto the website in order to bank points. Each code you enter will also give you one entry into sweepstakes for an Xbox One.
  3. Beginning November 5 you can then use the points you’ve banked to bid on Xbox One consoles that will be put to auction from 9pm to 2am ET each night.
  4. The points can also be used to score some Xbox One swag from the Marketplace.

Release Date Info

As contained in the official rules for the contest noted above:

Xbox One has a targeted launch date of late November 2013; therefore, the initial shipments may be slightly delayed; please allow 12-14 weeks for delivery.

So if that is correct (and of course it just says “targeted”, not confirmed or anything else) then it looks like Microsoft will not be first to the next-generation market against the Playstation 4. When will it arrive in November though!?

 

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