X360A Presents The Splinter Cell Blacklist 200,000 Microsoft Points Extravaganza (EU Only) [Updated #6]
Written Wednesday, September 25, 2013 By Dan WebbView author's profile
If there’s anything we like here at X360A, it’s giveaways. Big ones at that. We’ve given away 35,700 Microsoft Points for a Trials Evolution HD competition before, 50,400 for a Dead Space 3 competition, and 65,100 for an Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood one, but this time, we wanted to go big. So big that it eclipses everything we’ve ever done before on this here site.
“How much bigger than 65,000 can you realistically go?” you ask, “100,000?” We could do, but still we weren’t satisfied. We’ve gone much bigger this time!
To mark the upcoming release of Splinter Cell Blacklist, we’ve teamed up with Ubisoft UK to give away 200,000 Microsoft Points. Well, 201,600 to be precise. That’s 2,100 Microsoft Points a day for 90 days, with the final day’s winner taking home 12,600 points. In case you were wondering, that’s enough Microsoft Points to buy 168 copies of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, which incidentally is out this week.
Starting from the 24th of May - the start of our MCM live show where Splinter Cell Blacklist will be headlining - we’ll be giving away 2,100 Microsoft Points a day until the game’s August 23rd UK release date. Yes, the word you’re looking for is wowzers!
What do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning? Well, it’s fairly simple. All you have to do is watch a video on the competition launch zone and answer a question on the entry page during the competition weeks. Then all you have to do is just cross your fingers. What the video will be and what the question will be will differ from one week to the next, so pay attention to that page and to the schedule. Once you’ve entered for that stage, you’ll be in the mix for the duration of that stage, so fear not, you can just sit back and hope you’re a winner then. For the full schedule of events, check out this page here.
So that’s it folks. Put this one in the diaries, you know, for 3 months! Surely the biggest competition we’ve ever done, and most definitely the longest! You'll find a link to the zone on the front page for the duration of the competition, so check back periodically. We'll let you know via here and the social media channels too, so make sure you're following us, and you can even track the winners of all the prizes in our "Hall of Fame" - which will be up after stage one, and will look something like this.
The stage show starts on Friday and the competition opens officially on Saturday, so good luck, folks!
Note: This is a Europe only competition, due to the region restrictions put on Microsoft Points by Microsoft.
[Update:] We've just pulled the winners for the first week, stage two is open now. The winner's gamertags were:
Incidentally, the correct answer was Charlie. Oh, and we'll have the awesome Hall of Fame up after E3 - basically, whenever I've had chance to build it. Congrats to the winners and good luck to everyone in the next stage!
[Update #2:] Good morning, folks! Great news, we've just pulled the next 21 winners of our competition, bringing stage two to a close. The 21 winners' gamertags are as follows:
X Connorz X
BLacK MaGiiK x
Hurricane Of 87
If you want to check out our fancy Hall of Fame with all the winners thus far and their avatars, head here!
[Update #3] Okay, folks. Apologies in the delay, which was courtesy to a package going missing and me disappearing off to a wedding, but nevertheless, we're here now... and here are the 35 winners of stage #3 (stage 4, 5 and 6 to come - as well as an updated Hall of Fame).
The 35 winners' gamertags are as follows, and their codes are already in their email inbox):
Im So Diabolic
Im mr stefan
A 2 Tha B
its rehab time
D Mob x360a
Iron Man 0402
And yes, the correct answer was 'dogs.' Stages #4 and #5 winners incoming in the next few hours/tomorrow.
[Update #4] Another update, another handful of winners... this time the 7 winners of stage 4. Congrats, folks, here are the gamertags of the next 7 winners:
Python ACOG ftw
Congrats, and yes, the answer was Whitney from Smallville.
[Update #5] Stage 5 winners inbound, folks! Big congratulations to the next 7, whose gamertags are:
Congratulations once again, folks. The answer to this stage was, of course, Mickey Rourke. One more stage left... 14 winners, one of those who takes home over 10,000 Microsoft Points. Those will be pulled in the next day or so, so check back then... the Hall of Fame will be done then too and will look real purdy!
[Update #6] Folks, the last batch of winners have now been drawn and I can confirm that the 13 walking away with 2,100 Microsoft Points are as follows:
Mart J Dev
And finally, the lucky individual to walk away with 12,600 is... *drum roll*
Thanks to everyone who took part, it was a blast. Congrats to all the winners and commiserations to all those that didn't win. There's always next time. Check back tomorrow and we'll have updated our awesome Hall of Fame, where you can see all the winners and their avatars - it'll look super pretty, I promise.