Archive for category 3rd Party Contests

WWE Games to Promote New SVR Features/Info With Social Media

Hey wrestling/Smackdown vs Raw fans, Cory Ledesma, the WWE Games Creative Director, will be tweeting anagrams (which will be retweeted by WWE Games, as well as being posted on the WWE Games facebook page) every Friday at 11:30AM Pacific/2:30PM Eastern, starting today. The anagrams can be rearranged to form some kind of clue as to what kinds of features and stuff we can expect from this year’s title. If you can figure the anagram out (and tweet it to @WWEGames with the #WWEGames hashtag; post it in the comments section on the facebook post), you can be randomly selected to win a WWE prize.

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Watch THQ’s WWE Superstar Challenge, Win Prizes

Later tonight, THQ will be live streaming their Wrestlemania XXVII Superstar Challenge on UStream, and one of the biggest reasons to watch is for your chance to win a number of prizes (and if you’re a WWE fan, the prizes are pretty cool). THQ has done this for the past, what, 8 years? This is just part of their Wresltemania weekend coverage, though.

The event is two hours long, and includes a live chat as well, where fans can interact with one another and talk about the event. Here are a few details:

The Superstar Challenge will bring back the defending Champion JTG, and other Superstars including JR and Jerry Lawler, Sheamus, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler, Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston, Dusty Rhodes, Ted DiBiase Jr, Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim, Sgt Slaughter, The Usos, Chris Masters, and Ricky Steamboat in a 1v1 live elimination tournament

The prizes? A chance to win tickets to a WWE live showing (PPV, Raw, or Smackdown), autographed Macho Man and Steve Austin figurines, free copies of WWE All-Stars, some JR’s BBQ Sauce, a bunch of other figurines…and more, apparently.

For live streams (when they’re available), and a video highlighting events from last year’s, check after the jump! It is kind of an ugly setup, though :P.

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WWE All-Stars Full Match w/ Developer Commentary & Win JR’s BBQ Sauce

This is, more or less, a double header post. A couple days ago, THQ had released a full match of the upcoming arcade fighter, WWE All-Stars. With the theme of Old vs New for the title, they decided to have a couple acrobatic-class guys fight it out in the ring, using the likes of John Morrison (today) and Shawn Michaels (the 80s version).

Apart from a few clipping problems and a couple glitches in the video, I did get to play some of it in the summer of last year, and even then, it was pretty fun to play.

As far as the contest goes, to get the word out for our friends at THQ, they’re giving away autographed bottles of JR’s BBQ Sauce. All you have to do is sign up on Twitter and follow @WWEgames, and tweet your best JR-ism (like something you’d think he’d say) using the #JRAllStars hashtag and the theme of the day, and at the end of each day, JR himself will pick the winner. Here is today’s theme for the JR-ism; John Cena vs the Rock.


Smithsonian “The Art of Videogames” Voting Has Started

How often have we gamers stood up for gaming and its artistic values over the years? Well it looks like that it has finally paid off. The Smithsonian Art Museum in Washington DC is about to unveil “The Art of Video Games” exhibit. You can now vote on the games that will be shown at the exhibit that will be open from March 16-September 30th.

There are 5 main era’s that the voting will be centered around that you can vote on. Click here to start the voting process.