Somewhere out there, there's a person who won a car for pre-ordering Final Fantasy 8. Did the winner ever actually get the car? Is there any way to find out who it was?
Somewhere out there, there's a person who won a car for pre-ordering Final...
I want that
It's amazing how much can happen in such a short time. Half of those companies don't even exist anymore.
So whatever happened to this one
I won it.
This kind of shit should be tracked somehow. It's pretty easy for a company to offer a Lamborghini and then never deliver, and it doesn't seem like anyone follows up on it.
That being said, I won a Vita from a Taco Bell sweepstakes and my brother won a PS4 from another Taco Bell sweepstakes the year after, so I'm confident that Taco Bell is legit with their giveaways.
Did the winner ever actually get the car?
Yeah, I'm sure the son of the executive working for EB enjoyed his car.
island is an in-game location bearing a sign with your name on it
I wouldn't be surprised if this was actually the case.
Whoever won it was probably too fat to fit into it.
It's pretty easy for a company to offer a Lamborghini and then never deliver
Pocket change to a publisher/marketing firm though, more likely people just don't care who wins.
Sup Forums btfo
Tried to win golden ps4 and free Overwatch Taco bell sweepstakes after two anons had posted that they won golden ps4's
eat that shit twice a week when its active and never win
Canada got all the same gaming magazines as the US, and it was always so annoying to see a full page ad for a cool contest or promotion just to see "ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF US" at the bottom of the page. Shit sucked.
Pocket change to the firm as a whole but not to individuals or a small group of people. I, myself, would be pretty satisfied with sharing $200,000 between a few executives and forgetting about the sweepstakes. As long as there's no follow up or confirmation, it's really easy for companies to get away with shit like this.
That being said, I do agree that it's far more likely that people just don't care and, I'm sure, everyone is appropriately awarded more often than not. Still, I don't like that that kind of shit isn't kept on top of.
I know how you feel. I ate about $70 worth of Taco Bell to win my Vita. I ate about $40 worth for the next two sweepstakes (black PS4 and gold PS4) but didn't win. Of course it's random but it sucks to eat shit for such a long time for nothing.
A paint job back then was like 1000$. Easy.
Imagine if he still had that Jacket... that shit would be worth fucking bank.
There was a pretty good letter about this in an issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly back in the day. The guy won their "letter of the month" which entitled him the game of the month, which was ok because it was considered a contest and not a sweepstakes. Hopefully, the game wasn't region locked.
Found an old article on ign
Isn't doing a sweepstakes a tax writeoff anyway? You have to give it to someone.
I'm still surprised that there was originally going to be a Mask 2. I wonder how different it was going to be compared to Son of the Mask.
Just think you would have saved enough money not eating literal trash you could have bought them yourself
actual prize may vary
Never thought of it like that, maybe you're right.
There must be some form of regulation though, at least here in the UK with our strict consumer protection laws I imagine there would be.
You're right, Playstation is lost to me
Not if nobody follows up on it, you don't. So you get to keep the money and/or prize, along with the tax write off. On the other hand, the company is getting in huge fucking trouble if they get caught but, again, if no one bothers to follow up with this shit then it's easy to get away with.
I was ten years old and won "dinner with Lara croft" it was around the time tomb raider 2 came out. My parents helped fill out the entry forum and sent it in. lol and behold I won. I got the letter back in the mail with the time and place "it was at a nearby Pizza Hut" and my mom brought me there. There was a limousine the showed up and Lara got out. She was pretty tall 5'9 and looked true to form. She was even British. I ordered a slice and she just ordered something to drink. The employees were not told of what was going on and they just kept staring over at us. I'm sure it was a pretty strange sight. Anyways. Lara just asked how school was going, what I liked to to do etc. it was probably a half hour, thing. I then got a pic with her and she gave me a signed t shirt.
The amount they'll make from people trying to win a sweepstakes is considerably more than the cost of the car itself, since you have many many people buying many more of a product to try to get one thing. With a video game not the same but it boosts sales, with food it's much better since people will continously buy $5+ meals to get a prize and most will never win. Pretty fucking genius actually.
If you still have the picture, post it.
Sounds like normal protocol. But if you were a older chad, I bet you could have coerced her into a night
win lara croft contest
use your charm to win her over as if it's an actual date
If it's jennifer lopez, then yeah, should be an easy lay.
Well, not in my case. The Vita launched for about $250 to $300, right? I spent $70 on lunch for a few months and I got a Vita out of it too. Maybe it wasn't the best food but it was still food and it's priced very cheaply (two tacos, a burrito, and a drink for $5) so it's not that big of a loss.
Now, if you're spending hundreds of dollars in order to win the sweepstakes then that's a different story. Even then though, you're still paying for lunch anyway.
did you get to touch her boobies?
You want a 17 year old four door compact car with no distinct markings.
For what purpose?
I know the guy who won the contest. He could have the island or $50,000, he took the money and is buying a modest house with it.
Shit, that's a tough choice. I mean, what the fuck are you going to do with an island? But still, it's an island free and clear. That's crazy.
could sell an island to a property developer for FAR more than 50 grand
one of the programmers probably died at the office so they took his disgusting beige toyota and made that the preorder sweepstake prize
its probably a very small island
In the fine print it said the island would be valued up to $50,000. That's why he wanted the money.
I thought Canadian systems just used the same region as US ones.
smart choice, raw land is very cheap anyways
what if it's some remote ass island far away from any civilization... you'd need proper transportation to get there,
Probably some shitty island in the middle of a dead lake
just because it's an island doesn't mean it's worth shit. It was probably just some tiny dot on the coast of a shithole in the ocean or whatever.
with no distinct markings
t. /o/ reject who likes ricer shit
are you James?
They wanted something that really captured the spirit of the game.
Of course we do.
Son of the Mask.
"Hey, I know it's been like years but we finally got it! A new mask movie and we got plane tickets ready for you to be in it! No Jim Carrey though"
The hardware is the same in the US and Canada. Only difference is a some systems have some extra stickers on the bottoms to have all the info doubled in French and English.
I once won a hat from a Tropicana sweepstakes when I was 5, that's the only time I've ever won anything. I think it's still folded up somewhere in storage because I didn't have any friends so I'd pretend it was my friend, and it was very dear to me.
not that user tho
it was something like island mystery box
you could win some spot of sand in the middle of ocean, but also Ireland or Japan
i got a one handed controller for preordering it
I know someone who won a motorcycle once ten years ago and he still has it today. However, that one had to be legit because keys were handed out to the participants and only one key started the bike.
But Canada and America are part of the same region
cool as fuck desu
taller than her at 15
some model they prob hired out of the papers
Everything about this pic
I have a few games with French text on the back that work just fine on my US systems, I'm guessing those are probably French right?
where's your right hand buddy
can clearly see he's keeping it behind his own back
I guess if you only had one hand, turn based RPG's would be pretty accessible.
There was a sweepstakes on 4kids' television for Kirby where you could win a transparent pink GBA.
I was one of the runner-ups that got a second copy of Nightmare in Dreamland.
No. I didn't.
Here's your controller bro
I mean Canadian
what is the Switch joycons
Just means they're from Canada, where most things have to be bi-lingual by law. The discs are the same NTSC discs, it's just the packaging that's different.
Modern first party Nintendo games in Canada all have the option to play in french as well..
Not too long ago, pretty recently even I won a Pokemon competition which included a package with a New 3DS XL, Pokemon Sun, a strategy guide and a Pikachu plush. I already had a New 3DS small, so I put the XL up on eBay and will use the money towards the Switch.
No Carrey, not caring.
Just overflow stock from Canada. I bet you might have even seen a game or two that cam shrink wrapped with a french manual.
It's easy for Nintendo to offer FR options when they hardly ever do voice work with actual dialogue.
I find it funny how tv tuner was such a selling concept back in the day, and nowadays it's taken for granted to the point that the Wii U is actually revolutionary in having that be a thing.
Yeah, anything turn based is fine. If it has buttons on the back (like N64's Z-button) then simple platformers might be ok too. That's pretty much it though.
Thankfully, PS1 had quite a few good turn based RPGs. Still, doing combos in Legend of Dragoon or some of the minigames in Final Fantasy 9 must be torture.
itt anons won consoles, games and dates with Lara Croft while only vidya-related thing I ever won was AC Syndicate checkers that I didn't even want
I mean it was nice, with leather board and shit and most importantly without huge ASSASSINS CREED TM SYNDICATE (R) logo, so it doesn't look like cheap advertisment but I don't play checkers
chess you can at least give to someone as a nice gift, but who the fuck play checkers
What the fuck happened in Kansas three years ago?
If there's already going to be a bi-lingual version, why not do that for all regions? It seems so odd to me that US games so rarely have additional language options while the other regions of the same game do.
lots of people got
I live in Ohio so I guess it makes sense a few games would trickle down here.
IIRC there actually was fine print, and it was that it was some cheap shit island worth basically nothing and would be near impossible to visit let alone live on.
Not vidya related but when the 4th Harry Potter book came out I entered a contest to win a signed copy that'd be delivered on the day it released world wide and I actually won. Had my picture in the paper and everything. Shit I couldn't have been more than 6 or 7 at the time.
what the hell is IIRC
well I don't know why would anyone expected anything else, it's not like they'd give you Corsica or something
"If I recall correctly"
I don't understand why people can't just type shit out. That didn't take too long to spell at all.
lol and behold
Oh I did lol user.
Good story. Was she hot?
Not vidya related but when I was much younger (some time in the 90's) I won a Nickelodeon boombox. I remember liking it a lot and I still have it. I tried using it again a couple of years ago but it doesn't seem to work anymore.
Who in their right mind would actually want to own fucking Corsica? The people that live there are batshit insane.
You can purge them with no consequences
As a new dictator of Corsican Empire of user, these people will obey or perish.
Are you this guy
What part of batshit crazy do you not understand? Up until not too long ago they used to regularly bomb french institutions and separatist movements are still fairly strong and well armed.
When Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm came out McDonalds had a series of happy meal toys, I won the Gotham display with all the toys on it. I also won a McDonalds contest for a (fake) gold matchbox car. Unfortunately that stuff is long gone
tfw you will never be God Emperor of your own island
Won a cake at a supermarket
win a Toyota ECHO 2000
in such a short time
Dude, that ad is like 18 years old. It's older than 75% of 4chan's users.
technically EB Games doesn't exist in the US anymore
it used to until they became Gamestops
mine was an EB Games until about 2006
all the others are dead save for toysrus, best buy and *EB Games*
fuck that god damn SCAM
took me until much later that i found it was a scam, it was in EVERY gaming magazine and i never saw a winner.
Here in Canada they're all EB Games. And once you've passed the mountains of cheap plastic junk, and themed tie in garbage, you'll find some video games at the back of the store.
we make you think
I thought you were exaggerating at first but wow, I can't believe it's been nearly 20 years. Time flies.
we make you think....
was your lara hotter
Is there any way to find out who it was?
It says in the small print you can get the winners list by sending a self addressed envelope in. I guess the chances of that PO box still being in use are pretty low, let alone anyone knowing what you'd be on about.
If I'm not mistaken, EB Games and Gamestop merged and changed their store names depending on the region. In the US, it's all Gamestop but elsewhere it's all EB Games. If I'm not mistaken, GAME is a separate company that's a major seller in United Kingdom and other European countries so I'm not sure if there are any EB Games or Gamestops there.
"You're the best looking guy here."
the jews were behind it, as always
that lack of trigger discipline
at the black ops midnight
questions, win whatever leftover garbage merch gamestop has left over
when does WaW take place
like the autist ww2 buff I was back then, answer like a tryhard: 1939 - 1945
takes a bit of convincing but they give me a gears of war wallet even though I preordered the game on ps3
To this day I wonder who was more retarded. Them for not knowing the yeara WW2 took place, or me for answering like a moron.
Puzzle Me, Inc.
"We Make You Think...."
Really makes you think
Where's your right hand, buddy?
If this article was in a gaming magazine today they would have to apologize for being sexist.
In 2003 or 2004, sometime around then McDonalds had Sonic LCD games in Happy Meals. If you found a special shiny version of I think either Sonic or Shadow's game, you would win £2,500 plus a copy of Sonic Heroes and Sonic Mega Collection.
My uncle took me to McDonalds with my little cousin who was 2, and they managed to win somehow. My uncle needed the money because he was poor, but he let me have the games.
An echo is nothing
EA gave a fucking E92 M3 for the promotion of need for speed shift
That picture was taken seconds before they went on a killing spree.
mfw I drive a 19-year-old two-door car
well technically, WaW take place between 1941-1945, not sure if that's what you meant
ROGUE AND EMMY DENNIS
CREAM BUTTFLUBBER CATCH
Wtf are those 'playstation' controllers?
That's fucking nothing, my car is 25 years old. It's older than I am.
Well I currently drive a 15 year old sedan with no distinct markings so having a FFVIII car would be a step up. There has to be something unique about the interior
It's almost like gaming is a bigger medium today than it was in the 90s and they spend a lot more money on advertising!
Haha, cool. I wonder if the car had any special FFVIII or Square badges on it.
All I ever won was a Starfox Weekend jacket for scoring highest at my local Software Etc.
Whoever won is likely paying for the car because EA put in some "you still have to pay for the car plus our fee"
Babbage's still exist, today they just call themselves
babbages had turbografx games!
gamestop don't got that!
Same with EB Games. They just bought them out, and then eventually replaced the signs on the buildings.
I won the Original GTX Titan in a prize draw from a local computer store. Filled out a card and dropped a fiver in a donation bin to give homeless people a Christmas dinner. Effectively paid $5 for a $1000 graphics card. I still use it today.
The closest thing I got to winning something was getting a cheap gym bag with Lugia and Ho-Oh on it at a Pokemon tournament because I waited hours in the line and got cut off at the last minute. Hurray?
EB Games was bought out by GameStop. Babbage's is what GameStop was formerly known as until they rebranded themselves around the turn of the millennium. Same company, different name.
Maybe the first levels start at 1941, but I was answering the years of WWII. I should have just said World War II
Ooooh! I didn't know that. Damn. I grew up with a GameXchange nearby, so I never fucked with anything else.
Anyone who has a GameXchange knows what I'm talking about.
I miss funcoland breh, buying NES games for like 1$ and playstation games for like 10$ was the shit, then gamestop came in and bought everyone out and ruined the fun, and now the second hand market is an absolute shitfest with common shit like earthbound costing 500$+
Honestly, depending on how big the island is, and if it meant I can do whatever the fuck I wanna do in there, then its worth it.
I need some place away from the law where I can do some fucked up shit.
Got to talk to Peach's VA
I wonder how fucking annoyed she was throughout the whole thing. What would she talk to a little boy about? Peach's boobies size?
actually the game takes place during 1942-1945 but 1939-1945 is perfectly fine, non-autistic answer
I want peach to wash me.
no one drawing a parody comic where the guy turns around and rapes Peach
Looks like a draw user thread request
He DOES, dipshit. It's in his parents' attic.
I got a used GameCube controller from them in perfect condition for $15, used games are usually decent prices consistent with lower end eBay prices. Good stuff.
and she just ordered something to drink.
What a fucking bitch.
Look at the comments, he checked and it wasn't there.
Oh, my bad, user.
I generally try to avoid YouTube comments.
It's probably in a dump somewhere now.
i don't know if i should hate you, or love you
I know a guy who won the Purple PSVR sweepstakes they had a couple months ago. Definitely legit.
This is better.
how the fuck do you think she maintains her supermodel figure? Jesus
Good guy Dredd doesn't enforce laws that haven't been passed yet.
The only thing I remember winning was $20 from Pepsi. They had some Star Wars thing where if you found a golden Yoda can in a 24 pack, you sent it in or something and they sent you a check.
The check had some scene from the 2nd movie it, I wish I'd had taken a picture but I was young. They sent us an empty golden can that we kept for a while, but my parents split it and it disappeared.
man egoraptor fell too hard
Some of them bother me yet others i'm fine with
IIRC, lol, i use them frequently. But 'mfw' 'tfw' 'kys', all of those bother the fuck out of me
especially the last one, if you're going to tell someone to commit suicide be creative about it, for fucks sake
I bet that shit still runs good.
She was sent to have dinner with this kid, not sip a diet pepsi and fake giving a shit. She could've at least had a salad.
the only one i don't know is media play
who remembers suncoast?
What the fuck are you gonna do you on a "lawless" island you fuckin weeb? Sharpen the anime swords you bought at the mall? Polish your fedora? Jerk it to loli porn?
Real cool edgy dude overhere jerkin it on his lawless island he can do whatever he wants on, shit.
My suggestion to you is to move out of your parents house if you wanna watch anime in peace.
still use it today
why wouldn't you? isn't the GTX Titan still the highest performance consumer level gpu available?
well, who won the fucking car? is he in here? do they even make echos anymore? i haven't seen one is years
I need some place away from the law
American law would still apply there.
Doesn't matter where it is, the government would find a way to arrest you for whatever porn you looked at while there.
This was like his last animated work or something.
It was 2013 or 2014?
It's certainly possible to scam or fake giveaways, but since it'd ruin the company's reputation and likely be illegal, I doubt it happens very often.
console gaming setup
never seen gaming rig used like that, but I guess it makes sense
I miss that shit, it closed down when I was like 9 but there was minigolf, a movie theater, and this weird ass playground that like. I still can't remember what was real and what I remember from dreams but I think THATS the best way to describe that playground.
GOD DAMN I FEEL OLD
He's talking about the Kepler one, I'd say it's performance would be around a 1080, nothing really big.
There's a suncoast in my town's mall.
It's the Original Titan from 2013. There are far more powerful cards available now, but it still does an amazing job in 1080p in cutting edge titles. I usually just have to drop some of the more demanding settings, but games still look and play amazingly on the card. Since then there have been
GTX Titan Z
GTX Titan X
GTX 1080 ti
GTX Titan Z (Same name as the older one, but much more powerful)
And probably a bunch of other cards I've probably forgotten that are more powerful than it. I'm not complaining, and I'm not going to upgrade to something better until 4k is pretty much a standard that can be reached with low end hardware. So probably another 2-3 years.
2013 says the YouTube date, but didn't he do that Zelda video that pissed everyone off after that?
He didn't animate that, they hired a team to do it in his style.
You posting a salt image with your post is kinda ironic.
I can't deal with this much nostalgia in one picture.
And I never even played final fantasy 8.
Immolate your self
didnt the team only made the backgrounds though?i heard him saying that somewhere.
ok, lets get serious, what would a 15 year old will talk about to some random impersonator of Lara?
Desperately tried to get some fug.
Lol. There was a recall on the deku and Zora masks because they used lead paint on them.
buying a modest house with it
taxes take half
maybe like a nice mobile home or something
It would make a nice down payment on a modest house. A decent 3-bedroom in my area is about $100k, putting down 25% would get you an amazing interest rate. You could aim much higher and still have a large down payment to negotiate the mortgage with.
Maybe that's why Link screams so much when he puts them on.
That's just how law works
how is it still there?
The fine print said thathat island was worth "up to" 50k. Meaning it wasn't, and they said the island may or may not be inhabitantable. Also you were to be responsible for paying any taxes on it.
I wonder every time I pass by it. It's like stepping back into the 90s when media stores were still a thing. I always go into it and just look around, but usually don't buy anything. They have a decent anime selection, but the prices just aren't good, even the budget label they have.
Who won that trip to detroit?
that kind of house is half a million here
trip to detroit
Half a million what? USD? Where do you live?
You sound like a kid trying to show off
Thread about winning video game contests
That looks like the kind of car Squall would drive.
toyota are good cars. I have a pickup and is the comfiest
we're right snoggered now mum
AND I JUST WON
License plate # "WH473V3R"
I'm sure a trip to Detroit WOULD be action packed.
Didn't they try something similar for Mankind Divided?
And soon we'll all be dead.
Fuck you mom when I move out me Rhinoa are gonna make it in LA. I'm gonna play guitar in the band and she's gonna be a model you'll see.
He's pretty handsome in the cutscenes
I honestly hope someone can draw a picture of Squall in his 2000 Toyota Echo with the WH473V3R license plate.
I hate prolly. fuck your face with a baseball bat wrapped in dick skins, it's PROBABLY.
If you like toilets maybe
considering the age of consent in georgia is 16 he was literally one year away from legally having the best sex of his life, had there not been people from the contest probably there as secret shoppers at the hard rock just in case he tried to put the moves on her and she reciprocated.
In what porno fantasy land do you think that would ever happen? Why would a model probably getting paid next to nothing to dress in a costume and have lunch with some dorky teenager suddenly decide that she must have sex with him?
Cool twitter post bro
Anon's read one too many hentai.
if your a model whose career choices are so fucking poor your doing a gig of dressing up as a videogame character and eating lunch with some dorky teenager...
just saying. you might be pretty impressionable
Well Rob Lowe did it.
Then again that was Rob Lowe.
Don't have to get naked, or barely naked.
PR event, get your pictures in magazines
Throw it all away in a scandal where you fuck a greasy 16 year old at a pizza hut.
I'm sure if a model wants to get laid, she can do a lot better than random teenagers.
enjoy it while you can
this stuff is banned in the future
user it's not like they were giving away an anarchic micronation in a contest. You'd be no safer from the law on that island than you are in your house.
HE FUCKED UP, THEY NEVER HAD THE ISLAND
throw it away in a scandal
its the most pr your gonna have in your entire life
and please, if they had the choice of doing that with you as a greasy 15 year old or do porn...
Studio Yotta did the tweening and backgrounds
Technically he still animated it. In fact that's the way that all professional animators do it. Ralph Bakshi didn't make the entirety of Fritz the cat himself.
O I AM LAFFIN
their quality pummeled over the 2 decades
I'm still surprised that there was originally going to be a Mask 2
I wasn't, The Mask was THE movie to see if you wanted to be hot shit during recess, it was quoted non-stop back in middle school when it came out, and the only logical next step would be to make a sequel
What I wanna know is who the fuck won THIS contest, and if Nintendo actually had the authority to buy a star for little Nintendo-loving Timmy
be a britfag
see this shit in Morrisons
find out about the screencap later
we're right snoggered now mum
And you thought the official N64 Controller was bad...
Did this thing ever actually hit the market?
Jesus, looking at it, I think you're supposed to hold it like bicycle handles.
My ex has a Prius that's pretty dope, she absolutely manhandles her cars, and that thing can take a beating. They also make $10 worth of retarded California gas last, although there's still the fact that you're automatically assumed to be opted-in to Hybrid culture
The Sentra is a huge piece of shit though, I test drove one a few years ago, and it handled like a sandwich, to which the dealer described as "racecar steering"
reality vest for N64
There was a milk drink company over here (Oak) who did a competition for I think either $10,000 or a trip to Mexico. I mean what the fuck did they think people were going to take?
I remember for Christmas one year my parents bought me a star and then immediately forgot which one it was.
It's a shame the world never got this beauty.
I wanna assume most of us learned early to doubt the odds when it came to cars being offered as prizes, especially when it came close to full-blown scam territory. McDonalds fixing their Monopoly game was when the allure of being some big winner started to wane on kids/teenagers
The word "winner" is complicated when being used in a contest promoting Batman and Robin
If a big company wanted to officially name a random fuckoff star nobody cared about, I can bet they'd find a way to do it.
But lets be honest, nobody who enters that contest would do it for the star. They'd want the gold coins.
I'd still love to win all that shit. Imagine
My car is 22 years old and it still looks and sounds glorious. Toyota mother fucker
dumpster dived to get the throwaway cups to try and win
looking back on it, it was fitting because the game was trash
People who drive supras are always skinny insecure faggots.
There are some nice ass resort areas in Mexico. Granted, I'd still probably take the 10k, but if there's one thing the Mexican government is good at, it's making sure the wealthy tourists are kept separate from the rest of the garbage in the country.
he doesn't want an island to do dope and shoot automatic guns and blow shit up for fun
You will never find that vintage Nintendo Power Star Fox hat that your dad bought you from the catalog.
you will never buy the SNES Star Fox statue you always saw when you walked into your hometown game store
RIP Rhino Games.
A decent 3-bedroom in my area is about $100k
Holy shit, you'd be lucky to get the land for that much in Australia.
Fucking baby boomers.
$50000 island isnt gonna be big enough for shit
just buy some empty land for $50000, you'll get much more space to do shit
that widescreen GBA SP
not a hatchback supra
You're not very nice
It was good enough for Sony to copy
This looked like it was incredibly comfortable to hold.
What does the vest do?
pass the controller bro
I can't it keeps coming back!
Anyone remember that Shadowman contest, where you had to name your son as the MC or some shit?
You never won the Viewtiful Joe Vespa
Anyone else remember that from Nintendo Power?
It's just a rumble back that you wear, so your body vibrates.
The Genesis had one as well, but it was actually just a big sub woofer that pointed at your chest.
Bethesda had one where if you named your son Dovahkiin and he was born on release day for Skyrim you won Bethesda games for life.
Someone actually won.
I wonder what Dovahkiin and Sephiroth are up to these days
Damn, that's some shit
Just call him an ignorant retard who's too lazy to look anything up himself.
That's fucked up. Whoever came up with that should have been fired
Acclaim are set to start their marketing campaign for Shadowman 2 next week in the U.K, and it's going to be one with a difference, and one more than likely to cause a stir.
They are going to be doing a "Tombstone" advertising campaign, where they are inviting relatives of the recently deceased to contact them if they are interested in subsidising the costs associated with death, in return for a small advertisement promoting the cult ShadowMan game. The video games company then plans to erect small billboards and sponsor the headstones of the subsidised dead as a permanent advertisement. The imagery on the tombstone ads will feature Le Roi - the games character, and the game's logo.
Shaun White, Communications Manager at Acclaim, said: "The concept of what we're calling 'Deadvertising' is entirely consistent with the theme of the ShadowMan 2econd Coming game and provides us with a permanent presence for our advertising. Content and context are two important principles of marketing ShadowMan."
The company is expecting a rush of enquiries for ShadowMan "deadverts" on gravestones. The company anticipates that it will prove popular with families who could not have otherwise afforded a fitting send off for loved ones.
Well at least when the kid grows up he won't have to buy The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered Special Anniversary Edition XL With Season Pass.
It's a 2000 it isn't 17 years ol-
Oh my god
Acclaim was the master of terrible decisions, remember BMX XXX?
I remember my GameInformer talking about how that and DOA:XBV were going to change the face of gaming forever by being risque. All I remember is masturbating excessively to the DOA stuff
That's a stretch of the word.
The game, yeah. If it had any crazy ass promotion, no.
fuck me id love a toyota echo
Well, the son lost more than the Bethesda fanboy that shouldn't be allowed to reproduce.
I do that at like the empty camping lots off the highway here and I live in Canada.
except only semi auto guns. Where would i even buy autos? And what's the point
how are those maintenance costs buddy
I wouldn't even show kek.
Like what's thr fucking point? Id just ask if I can get the gear mailed to me or like a giftcard yo the restaurant.
Mario looks pretty bored.
lol and behold
That's not right user, those idioms are diamond dozen
You never had your name inside a cave in a Nintendo Game.
Just buy some chess pieces for it
Good job user saved.
Uhh, Funcoland was a video game retailer that eventually became Gamestop, it wasn't an amusement park.
Apparently, they also paid for the kids college.
really? Huh, I remember a place in northern Delaware that had a name VERY similar if not the same. My mistake.
Well hey that's actually really cool.
Gotta do something to make the poor kid's life less shit.
In 18 years, we'll have little Dovakhin posting here about how awful his life is and how he never leaves his room at uni and how everyone makes fun of him.
Screen cap this it'll happen.
It must be embarrassing being so easily and immediately outed as a retarded liar
Not him, but I'd be willing to be there've been a lot of amusement centres, parks, and carnivals that have had the words "fun" and "land" in them over the years. It's not Funcoland, but it's probably something similar.
The fact that this room was just a glorified glitch handler requiring an incredibly specific bug to pull off was kinda fucked up in the context of a prize promising you a nod in a future game, as I'd wager less than a quarter of LTTP players ever saw this around the the time of the contest finishing
I'd be willing to bet fewer than 1% of players ever saw it when the game was current.
but this isn't dark souls
The day it all began
What is about BMX XXX?
do they keep the consoles under the taco "meat" or what
He also looks red, did they push him out early to win faster?
I know that companies like Skittles put a lot of their winning sweepstakes bags or whatever in places they won't be opened for years.
They've been found in MREs before, which often aren't opened until after the contest is over, and often in places where even if they were still going the person wouldn't be able to claim it.
Often you can request the winner(s) of sweepstakes or w/e by mail postcard, or email.
Usually it's all in the fine print.
I won a replica statue of the one in front of Blizzard headquarters, an orc riding a worg, at a cataclysm release event.
The only thing I ever won was a free shirt from being part of Sony's Gamer Advisory Panel.
implying he lives that long
the only thing ive ever won was a bookbag and some school supplies for guessing how many marbles were in a jar at bbq restaurant.
Destroy the ionic bond between your own molecules
Today, there was this huge black man with a guitar around his neck shouting and shit, I felt uncomfortable as he got closer to me and then I realized he was actually shouting at me. He was really aggressively asking for the time and then he told me to get out my phone, so I told him I didn't have a phone and he walked off. I'm only mentioning this whole story because when this happened I was actually walking home with a rustler for my lunch, and I live in London. Seeing this picture now, before I go to bed, feels like everthing that happened today has come together.
I got to talk to Charles Martinet as Mario through a virtual screen where he saw me and I saw Mario, complete with his mouth moving and gesticulation. This was when it was still the Pokemon Center in NYC and not the shitty Nintendo World today
Unfortunate how times changed
A game that tried too hard to be edgy because it had nudity and lots of innuendo. But the game bombed because some retailers wouldn't carry it and the game was a bugged piece of shit.
Acclaim seemed to think of the old adage "all publicity is good publicity," but in the end, BMX XXX just remains a lesson that controversy =/= sales.
a won two front of the line passes at Cedar Point by winning a game of Plinko. some bitch 12 year old girl lost both of her attempts and i went up right after her and won.
went on the top thrill dragster twice with those tickets.
most vindictive moment of my life
Did you even get free ribs or something?
I remember something like this. I remember people asking troublesome questions like 'why don't you let luigi have some spotlight' and 'why was (game) so bad', and the awkward pause where the guy had to think of a new way to just make mario essentially say 'I can't answer that, yahoo!'. I think I saw this all in a video that was posted on Sup Forums some years ago.
i dont get how this is any worse then the actual n64 controller
I waited like three hours to ride the Top Thrill Dragster, totally worth it
Yeah and minimum wage was like $5
The Pokémon center was the first floor of Nintendo World. It's Nintendo NYC today
At least with the 64's pitchfork controller you can have your wrists relaxed at a neutral position.
Now try to imagine holding that thing. You'd need to have your wrists raised with your hands pointing down at an angle. It would get really tiresome really quickly.
win a Vita by spending less than a Vita cost, even considering the second attempt PS4 cost
Wow, what a fag right?
Reminder that this man owns a twenty-five thousand dollar chalice for being good at Atari games.
Im not big on FF8 but I fucking love its logo
Hands down the best logo in the series
Did the game even make a million?
wish i had a pimp cup
But why would she even need to do porn?
no, it was shit and nobody bought it and they threw the contest in the trash hoping people would forget
looked true to form
t. Taco bell marketeer
housing market bubble
heres 200k for something that cost you 20k to make
If you reversed gender roles people would scream pedo
whats on his desk
a bunch of battery packs or some shit?
good thing lara croft isnt a man...?
It's a doggy dog world, user, don't worry about it.
of course, everybody knows you need at least a nuclear reactor to keep a game gear running for more than 5 minutes at a time.
Funcoland use to actually have lists and a website where you could look up their prices for all trade-ins. Also Media Play was overpriced for movies but like 25% of the store was full of cool Japanese toys and other collectibles.
Not games, but I won some designer bag on some website. It was like $300 when I checked the value.
It's sat in my closet since I got it. I only entered because an acquaintance did the site layout or some dumb shit.
I would hate to win some sort of expensive prize that isn't cash. Because I'll be force to sell it in order to pay for taxes. Unless the company doesn't the prize shit is bad at filing their tax forms. Then I'm okay with winning a bunch of free shit.
Prizes are just an easy way for a company to not pay any taxes anyway.
he's the only one who kept his prize
everything else is presumably melted down
Won a few things in small raffles before, but my dad won some kind of anti-piracy contest in his college days. You purchased some kind of test floppy to duplicate and the program on it would check to see if it was a genuine disk. My dad broke the copy protection and was confirmed a valid winner but the company went out of business before they could pay him.
The Pokémon center was the first floor of Nintendo World. It's Nintendo NYC today
Before Nintendo world, it was a full fledged Pokemon center like the ones in Japan back in the 90s. But considering you're an underageb& (or newfag, can't tell), I can see why you say this now.
The first floor was nothing compared to what it used to be. The top floor was a better tribute to Nintendo than it is now.
draw two pictures and shake them around in a video editing tool
AVGN did some investigation on it. This guy was the only one to receive a prize before Atari went bankrupt. Rumor is second prize, a shield or some shit, is sitting in a former Atari exec's house. The other two prizes part of this contest were never made.
I remember that date, such innocent times.
tfw we won't have another 9.9.99 until 82 years
You can't place the blame only on Gamestop. Internet markets like eBay and faggot ass collectors (be it hoarders/braggarts, or the YT variety) play a large part
It was the Dreamcast launch date bro
Peach is helping his little sister, you sick fuck.
Wait.. a fucking car?
implying girls wouldn't love a night out with Duke
The real answer is that they're cartridges.
The fun answer is yes. He has to switch out batteries every 10 minutes.
My friend really wanted to win this contest.
I've never won a single lucky draw in my life
yeah, it would be holding a steering wheel near the top
As of recent? Fucking barely.
a rush of enquiries
i need to know the follow up
why would she need to have lunch with a pasty teenager?
the ones in Japan back in the 90s
japan has poke centers what the fuck are you smoking
Admitedly my first thought, but I want to believe.
And now you're here on Sup Forums.
Times change, huh?
Who won the god damn car? I demand answers.
He'll go crazy like that kid who acted as Anakin in Phantom Menace.
that kid in black stealthily beating his meat
Gets to live the classic kid's fantasy of being in Star Wars
His movie sucked and he's never been able to live it down
Fate plays cruel tricks.
I feel like this would make a cool AVGN video. It'd be like his Sword Quest video.
My mom was on The Price is Right Bob Barker told her to stop talking
What was that Xbox Hueg game that was suppose to have a huge contest where you found shit in game and you could win 100k or some shit? Advent Horizon? What happened?
No wonder people were staring.
It's not odd at all, Nintendo like all media corps wants to save that penny till it's forced by law to give it up.
See and the thing has quite a sad history. It was meant to be the first in an epic saga but the entire project basically died out of the gate. The guys originally behind it didn't even get to retain the rights to the name or characters, so they couldn't even make it live on as a comic like they wanted to.
Your descendants will be compensated
But what if he turns out to be gay??
exactly what went through my mind too
i remember FFVIII like it was yesterday
Give him a balamb cafeteria hotdog
Leon from a comic from years ago...why is this relevant and why does Sup Forums keep posting it?
I know the original art got an update or something, but that doesn't warrant it becoming some LE NEW MAYMAY XD.
For a second there I thought the kid got to fuck Lora Croft kek
FFVIII was 17 years ago
Oh my god.
Time to make you feel even older
FF7 is older than I am
Lmao, 23 years old. Not that I would like to change. Pic not mine but same color.
Gurren Lagann was 10 years old
Whatever happened to the action-packed trip to Detroit?
The people who won were never seen or heard from again.
Detroit, not even once.
I hope you go back and play it, user. It's worth it.
I told me mum we was right snoggered and it put us right off it.
DOVAKHIN IS GOING TO BE 6 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR
Who would wanna a seventeen year old Toyota?
meanwhile in the city of Initial D
I already have, one of the first JRPGs I ever played that wasn't Pokemon and I go back to it every couple of years.
That sounds kinda stupid, i mean every trip to Detroit is action-packed.
RUNNING IN THE 90S
Holy shit I still have one of those Sonic or Tales ones in a drawer somewhere!
I'm thinking about printing out the FF8 100% guide from Gamefag and playing through a perfect save game.
What do you guys think? I heard it takes like 200 hours but it's a pretty fun game.
If you have the free time, willpower, and you honestly think doing it will bring a satisfactory amount of joy into your life, then godspeed, user.
I did it, and I don't think it took that long.
I got bored eating monsters though, so I guess it wasn't true 100%?
RE discussion is at an all time high with 7 about to coming out and a lot of it is people nostalgic over 4 and how much of a retard Leon was in it.
I used to use the one called Powerup Guide (I think the writer is Aya Brea) or someshit and its pretty cool
Teaches you how to blew up the game with 0 level up and card all game. And proceed with stat bonus GF and all the way to 99 powerup
You using the Steve guide? I've always wanted to do it myself. Godspeed, user.
tfw to this day still have never gotten all the GFs to level 100
I'll have to do a low-level playthrough soon, I'm due my FFVIII playthrough.
i remember this game, swordquest.
I never understand the game because they need to be played with a comic book, the game has been created only for this "championship".
It´s a very interesting story about how the industry managed to merge real prizes with games, creating the first batch of "gamers".
Getting a perfect file takes many hundreds of hours, so be aware of this if you want to try.
For a Perfect Game, you need to have no characters KO'd, and exactly one escaped battle (there is a battle that cannot be won and an escape is forced; I'll let you know when the time comes).
OK, I only 100% in terms of getting everything. And yes, I mean every card.
Triple Triad is probably way less tedious on a rom or whatever.
EB stopped existing the moment Gamestop bought them out. It just cost too much to roll out cosmetic changes quickly, and it also gave customers the illusion of choice.
Anything that brings attention to retro games can make them go up in price, its hilarious.
dude runs little samson at AGDQ, an already notoriously expensive game
says that its 1200 dollars and not feasible for most people
before the dudes sentence is even finished the game is on ebay for 2000+
I remember when that shit was only like 500$, so either the game has suddenly had a worse print run due to a time paradox or AGDQ has literally inflated the price of a slightly above average NES platformer
rims definitely bring out your inner gronk
Think star is cute as fuck
Date a crazy girl like her and then realize that it's not fun
Broke up with her but still kinda miss her
Why am I attracted to crazy? Is it because I'm a boring shmoe?
complaining about the color
not complaining about it being a fucking Toyota Echo.
Which FFVIII is better
PS1 or Steam version?
had a gf
broke up with her
FFVIII was a Christmas present for me in 1999
That was over 17 years ago
Just fuck my entire life up senpai.
Be 6 years old or so
Always got to go to Funcoland
They had that display case of open box or used GB games
Employees didn't think I was a little shit, actually let me pick a game to try on their gameboy
Would just stand and play for hours, sometimes I would get to buy the game
In hindsight I have no clue how my parents had the patience for that
I wish Sup Forums was more like reddit so we wouldn't lose interesting little stories like these forever.
Anyone know what happened with this?
PS1 has the advantage of running at a native 240p which hides how ugly some of the shit is, PC can run the models at a higher resolution but the backgrounds will forever be at an SD resolution. Pick your poison
Arent there still EBs in Canada.
but its just another name for gamestop
He earned it. Good job, Atari-man. Good job.
In what fucking universe would that ever happen
you silly naive child
if anyone bought that they deserve not having a million dollars. The only two things on that list of prizes that are really expensive are the car and the space flight, which sure having a nice car is great but if you have a million dollars you'd buy it without this retarded package.
also the "dubstep" gun is only worth $450.00
I remember that Sonic game, when I was little once a McDonalds I went to ran out of boy toys so when my parents went to exchange it the manager came out and handed me it telling me it wasn't supposed to come out until next month.
yeah they "gave" you a BMW so you can suffer with the parts replacement. better just sell it and go nippon
isnt that what the archive is for???
hitch with a 3 inch drop flipped over to work on the car
Pretty sure I saw that guitar on craigslist years ago for $6k. Could have been a scam, but hey someone surely won it right? Nintendo Power wouldn't do us like that.
Shit, I wish I saw it again. If it wasn't a fucking Jackson I'd think about dropping 6 large on it.
I bet it's that guy who posted the Selphie/Balamb dream thread that won it.
I have conflicting opinions about this car.
On one hand, it's rather bland looking, but who wouldn't want a free car?
On the other hand, it'd be cool if it were decked out in a Final Fantasy theme, but then it'd be an embarrassing virginmobile that I'd never want to drive in public.
which game was it that offered something ludicrous like a $500k crown jewel if you completed all of the games, only for the last game to never come out
it had themes, think AVGN did a video on it.
There was something like that on the Atari 2600.
Protects your virginity.