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Ubisoft and Kongregate offer up to $10,000 for best Child of Eden-inspired game creation

By Xav de Matos, May 13, 2011 5:10pm PDT

Ubisoft and Kongregate have joined forced to offer aspiring developers up to $10,000 for creating a music game inspired by the upcoming Tetsuya Mizuguchi title, Child of Eden.

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Shack Giveaway: Torchlight XBLA [Updated]

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 10, 2011 11:15am PST

Fancy winning one of five codes for the Xbox Live Arcade edition of Runic's tip-tip action-RPG Torchlight? Of course you do.

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"Apologies for my tardiness in announcing this. The winners are: smg7a, Dark Drakonis, ..."

- Alice O'Connor see all 367 comments

$1 Million 'Perfect Game' Contest Returns in MLB 2K11

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2011 7:00am PST

If you accidentally tossed a meatball in the ninth in MLB 2K10, blowing your chances to win the $1 million 'perfect game' contest, you mig

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"I bought MLB2K10 on opening day last year when it was a $2.99 download on gamestop. Totally ..."

- phanatic62 see all 3 comments

Modern Warfare 2 'Resurgence' DLC Giveaway (Update: Contest Closed, Winners Announced)

By Chris Faylor, Jun 03, 2010 12:00pm PDT

[Update - 12:00pm CST on June 4] And without further ado, our ten randomly selected winners are: cloudsword, rdeal123, kevp, laidback, Milleniana,...

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"Wtf are you posting about PC here. This ones over AND IT's FOR XBOX. Christ these kids need to ..."

- koala44202 see all 508 comments

'Show Us Your Left 4 Dead' Contest Winners

By Chris Faylor, May 18, 2010 9:40am PDT

Our "Show Us Your Left 4 Dead Art Contest and Giveaway" has come to a close--the votes tallied, the commenters randomly chosen--and now it's time...

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"I love you shacknews. You are the best. Thank you for the free cd key!!! thank you"

- rusboy see all 86 comments

Contest: Show Us Your Left 4 Dead

By Chris Faylor, May 08, 2010 8:00am PDT

[Update - 11:40am CST on May 18] With the day upon us, we've announced the winners. [Update - 12:15pm CST on May 11] Submissions for the art...

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"This contest is sweet! That xbox looks awesome, good luck to all the entries!"

- flib906 see all 162 comments

Contest: Hamlet PC Adventure Giveaway [Update: Contest Closed, Winners Announced]

By Chris Faylor, May 05, 2010 6:00pm PDT

[Update - 10:00am CST on May 8, 2010] And without further ado, our five randomly selected winners: suqur, The_Turbinator, nswenson, afroninja and...

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"I've been looking forward to this game, it looks super-quirky and fun!"

- Xevo see all 79 comments

Contest: Kick-Ass Game Giveaway [Update: Contest Closed and Winners Announced]

By Chris Faylor, May 03, 2010 3:40pm PDT

[Update - 2:05pm CST on May 5] Through the process of random selection, the following fo

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"I thought the fight scenes were enjoyable to watch, but the rest of the movie.. I don't know.. ..."

- Toggle84 see all 84 comments

Exclusive: League of Legends Champion Reveal and Giveaway

By Brian Leahy, Mar 03, 2010 12:00pm PST

Shacknews is happy to exclusively reveal a new champion for Riot Games' free-to-play hero arena game League of Legends. Ezreal, the Prodigal...

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"Last reply from me hehe, I have 2 LoL accounts because i go to uni in the U.K and in the summer ..."

- Cerebrel see all 130 comments

Blur Xbox 360 Beta Key Giveaway (Updated)

By Brian Leahy, Mar 02, 2010 1:00pm PST

Update: And just like that, we're out of keys. Thanks for participating, all! Got an Xbox 360 and an urge to check-out the multiplayer beta...

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"Wack! I even tried to recover the password but it said the username/email account doesn't exist ..."

- bob3578 see all 25 comments

Win $1 Million by Pitching Perfect MLB 2K10 Game

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 28, 2010 3:40pm PST

2K Sports will reward the first person who pitches a perfect game in either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version of Major League Baseball 2K10, the company said today. Perhaps "reward" is a bit of an understatement. The first player to pitch a

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"I quit playing baseball games back in the RBI baseball days. I remember being up like 10-0 and ..."

- jarek99 see all 30 comments

Natural Selection 2 & Overgrowth Pre-Order Bundle Brings 40% Discount, Win One Here (Updated)

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2010 5:55pm PST

Update: Our five random winners--Jer9Carver, Laaaz, thecatinthehat, destro- and cerealSAM2--have been notified via Shackmessage, meaning the lot of you are now free to buy the bundle without concern. Remember, it's only available until Ja

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"did you see the video with the dynamic lighting and stuff? it's pretty awesome. Also, lots of ..."

- duffman03 see all 309 comments

The Price Is Right 'Plinko' Contest Winners

By Chris Faylor, Jan 04, 2010 12:40pm PST

The pucks have been dropped, the points tallied, the winners randomly selected, and such. Now we're ready to name those that emerged frrom last...

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"Awesome! My wife loves that game show and her DS! Thanks Shack! "

- jdcope see all 15 comments

Contest: The Price Is Right 'Plinko' Giveaway

By Chris Faylor, Dec 29, 2009 12:10pm PST

Update: We're cutting off entries at 12 PM EST / 11 AM CST on Monday, January 4. Assuming all goes to plan, the winners will be named later in the day. Ah, Plinko. The great grandfather of Peggle. A staple of The

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"only $111000 on the first try, prefer PC as i have no console"

- soulofmisery see all 89 comments

Gran Turismo 5 'Time Trial Challenge' Demo Coming December 17, Includes Nationwide Contests

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 03, 2009 3:11pm PST

Over on the official PlayStation Blog Sony has announced a 'Gran Turismo Time Trial Challenge' demo that will be available for free via the...

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"If that's all they did it would be a total waste so it can't be."

- rjklevels see all 17 comments