Friday, 13 November 2009

The Split-Screen Christmas swagbag big awesome giveaway bonanza!

Yeah, you read that right; big awesome, swagbag giveaway and what the hell, why not call it a bonanza too? Over the past few months I've been accumulating as much free game-related crap as I possibly can. Thanks largely to the ever-generous and consistently-awesome UltimateGMX, I've managed to amass a sizable amount of goodies. Enough at least to officially classify as a swagbag - believe it or not there is actually a specified criteria that legally must be met. We met it, and some.

Below you will see a picture of the swagbag as it stands now minus a few items that weren't to hand. Depending on who wins, I plan to throw in some extra goodies such as PSN credit, MS Points, or even those Nintendo ones - this prize can be chosen by the winner of course. Anything else that I can get my hands on will be added during the run-up to Christmas and I will regularly update with posts letting you all know what items have been added.

The swag so far:
MySims Agents agent pack
Buzz Lightyear DVD
Sonic Plush
Mini Ninjas Figure
Assassins Creed 2 leather wristband
GTA: Episodes from Liberty City art postcards
DLC for Forza 3 and DJ Hero
Tekken 6 limited edition character cards
Dissidia Final Fantasy art cards
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood bullet USB pen drive
Professor Layton character phone dangler
GTA IV Character posters (several, double sided
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 poster
GTA IV New Era cap
Rockstar Social Club enamel pin badge
Beatles Rock Band
Transformers: ROTF
Devil May Cry
Modern Warfare 2
Fairytale Fights

If that gets your motor going then you'll be wondering what it is you need to do to bag the swag........uuhhh...bag. I know we have a lot of buddingcreatives in our community, from artists, to designers and photographers, so I thought it appropriate to set a creative challenge. All you need to do is re-interpret the cover artwork for a game of your choice. Submissions can be hand-drawn, painted, digital, pretty much any visual format, so long as it can be posted here. The competition will not be judged on creative prowess, but on the most interesting, amusing or appropriate re-interpretation. For example, a photo of a steaming dog turd would be more than suitable as a new cover for Two Worlds.

Winners will be decided by a community-led vote to make it fair and all submissions should be emailed to
I hope I can count on a good amount of entries. This competition is open to everyone and I will happily mail the swagbag anywhere. Closing date will be around the 15th of December to allow enough time for mailing and deciding the winner before Christmas. Now get designing!


Justtherightbullets said...


YEAH R0Y said...


cr0nt said...

can I just have it based on the fact that the closing date is the day after my birthday? ^_^

Any game at all from the entire history of games or do we have some kind of limit on how far back we can go - I'd do a wicked Dizzy Egg cover!

Bojack85 said...

I have the artistic streak of a quadraplegic so im not gonna bother so instead ill offer money. 15 quid for the borderlands t -shirt!!!

The Faux Bot said...

Any game at all. And Bojack - no deal. I don't care if you get someone else to do it on your behalf. Don't forget how much I love ironic crapness; even your shoddiest attempts will seem like postmodern genius.

The Faux Bot said...

Oh yeah, and kids, tell your friends!

cr0nt said...

Tell you what Bojack, if you really don't want to submit something scribbled on the back of a cigarette packet (read: my entry) just talk to me on live and I'll try to bring it as faithfully to life as humanly possible

Bojack85 said...

This is one ill sit out me thinks

vandalworks said...

i'll have a think of summin for this, and bojack, if i win the borderlands tshirt is yours! i dont think it'll be manbeast sized! ha

cr0nt said...

That is a very good point - Bojack can have it if I win, most t-shirts in giveaways do not fit the celtic frame...

Bojack85 said...

It wont fit me either i just love that artwork!!!

vandalworks said...

quick question....

can it be any game or can we make up a game? just curious!


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