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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.


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.


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

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$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


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

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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,...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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


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

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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...


"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...


"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


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

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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


"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...


"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


"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...


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

- rjklevels see all 17 comments