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David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
16 Aug 2008 22:51

Fortunz Favor the Bold

What is "fortunz?" It's a derivative of my nickname on a number of forums and games: fortunzfavor. The is a throw back to a quote from Virgil's epic poem The Aeneid: "Fortune favors the bold", or to say it another way, fortune's favor is on the bold. This domain,, coincidentally is also a great name for a contests site. Since launching WiiHD's blog this June, I've been bringing you gaming contests as a sort of side attraction. Well, it's no longer just a side show.

WiiHD's Contest SuperSite has now spun off into it's own little corner of the blogosphere: No longer is it just for gaming related swag, but for contests and giveaways of all kinds. After the break, there's a sampling of contests that have been put up this past week.

We're working on providing new features and better coverage, so check it out, and if there's anything special you'd like to see, just let us know. While you're at it, let us know what you think of the site as it is. | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
08 Aug 2008 18:21

Contest SuperSite Update: Win a Ben Heck 360 Laptop


What's special about today, 08.08.08? The Olympics you say? No. Today is the day you got an opportunity to win one of the most amazing gaming related contests ever. Ben Heck and THQ are teaming up to offer you a chance to win a 360 laptop, apparently, the 60 gb version. The prize is not pictured (that's an older model shown), and the new version has no keyboard.

Entering is a little complicated. Hit the site link below, enter your birthdate, then look in the upper right hand corner for a box announcing a DarkSiders Sweepstakes. Click on that and register for the forums, making sure that "Join to Play in our Sweepstakes" is set to "Yes" (it is by default). After that a pop-up will come at you with the game, and you'll need to click a link specifying you don't have a gamepiece, and drag the red sword over the scrambled red sword to see if you've won. You probably didn't, but you did earn a chance to win, and that's something special.

The contest runs through October, and you can play daily (when logged in, go back to that same box announcing the sweepstakes). So what are you waiting for? Hit the link below. Also keep an eye on WiiHD's Contest SuperSite for more gaming swag like this.

Enter at the THQ's DarkSiders Community Site | Via WiiHD's Contest Tools | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
04 Aug 2008 21:59

Blast Works Price Now $19.99

Blast Works received a warm reception from reviewers and is looking to get some more loving from playas by slashing the price. In a press release today, Majesco announced the new price of $19.99 (down from $39.99 originally), effective immediately. A quick check at amazon says that immediately really does mean immediately.

What are you waiting for? Go build, fuse and destroy, or least hit the break and check out the gallery.
Via Majesco Press Release | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
26 Jul 2008 19:56

Win a 22" Widscreen Monitor, a PSP and More

Tyler Cruz and MarketLeverage are giving away a 22" Widescreen Dell Monitor and a PSP with Agent Clank, a Flip Mino Camera, an iPod Nano, and a $100 American Express Gift card.

You'll probably need a blog to enter, but this is quite a haul. Contest ends August 14th.
Via Contest SuperSite Tools | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
26 Jul 2008 19:49

Market Leverage Contests

Here are some MarketLeverage Contests going on some blogs about blogging. Odds on these contests can sometimes be as good as 1 in 200.
  • The University Kid and Market Leverage rock because they are giving away a Wii. You can enter by RSS subscription until 08/15.
  • MyInvestingBlog is giving away 3 American Express Gift Cards, worth $150, $100, and $50 respectively (all redeemable for gaming gear). Ends on 08/06, entering is as easy as a comment or subscription to RSS. The comment needs to be based on the question "If you were given $50,000USD (tax free) today, what would you spend it on?" Personally, I'd put it towards student loans.

Via WiiHD's Contest Tools | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
26 Jul 2008 19:43

Win Wiis, DSs, 360s, PS3s and more


WiiHD's Contest SuperSite is always hard at work, bringing you the best contests from around the web. Many of these are blogs and even small blogs, and the odds of winning can be very nice. Even when WiiHD is away, the Contest Tools are still hard at work.

The Celebrity Cafe is giving away a Wii and a DS Lite; enter both daily through the 31st of July. IGN and Mountain Dew are giving away a Wii (or PS3 or 360, your choice), contest ends July 30th. IGN is giving away a DS and Guitar Hero On Tour, ends 08.02.

WiiFanboy is giving away SMB3 and Punchout! for the Virtual Console. Just leave a comment to win, once per day until Monday the 28th. Wii Fanboy is also giving away 5 copies of the critically acclaimed Zack and Wiki, comment entries accepted until Sunday, July 27th.

Several NBC affiliates are giving away The Dark Knight themed 360s (pictured). Just enter by July 30th. The Vista Forums are still giving away a 360 Elite to the best Vista related review writer. Open through the 31st of July. is giving away a 360 console (unspecified model) together with Civilization Revolution. Canadians only, end 08/01.

Sony and ComicCon are giving away several PS3s. If you hurry, you can still enter once today and once Sunday the 27th. Then it's over. Money007 is giving away a PS3 GTA4 bundle. There are several ways to enter.

G4 and GamesRadar are giving away an HDTV to play them, but the dates and details are unavailable.

There are more contests listed on the contests blog today, so check it out.

Via Contests SuperSite | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
15 Jul 2008 08:53

Contests Update

WiiHD loves free stuff, so here's some more collected from around the globe from our Contest SuperSite Toolkit. Enjoy, and let us know if you win something. is giving away a brand new Wii in exchange for a shoe store recommendation. Open through today, July 15th. The Celebrity Cafe is also giving away a Wii and a DS Lite; enter both daily through the 31st of July. is giving away a Wii for the best Mushroom Men short story. IGN is giving away a DS with Guitar Hero: On Tour as well as a copy of Aerosmith for the console of your choice. Game Informer is giving away 50,000 Wii points, all you have to do is guess the game in the screenshot. It goes on all week with one chance to enter per day. is giving away Dragon Quest Swords (Wii), Final Fantasy XII (DS), and Heroes of Mana (DS).

Destructoid is giving away another 360, an entry only costs you a comment.
Via Contest SuperSite Tools | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
09 Jul 2008 12:31

360s, a Wii and a DS (oh my)


Even more consoles are being given away, including 360s, 1 Wii, and one DS, as well as other assorted games and swag.

Kotaku is making you work for a custom Alone in the Dark 360. Basically you have to hunt down kotaku trivia, and then submit it at the end of the week. Hard, but the payoff is pretty sweet.

Destructoid is giving you a chance to win a 360 and Soul Calibur IV with a SCIV faceplate at the cost of your dignity. Dress up like a SCIV fighter, whose lack of clothes are notorious in the gaming world, and post it for all to see and mock. They're also giving away some other stuff in another contest in exchange for a well-designed car for EA Sports' Nascar '09. The HDRoom is also giving away Soul Calibur IV.

To Think is To Create is giving away a Nintendo Wii in exchange for a comment recommending a shoe store. Yes, you did hear me right. You can earn an extra entry by twittering or blogging the contest. is giving away 4 Pink DS's with Brain Age 2. Yes, pink. Get over it. Maybe you can trade in Brain Age 2 for a nice Zelda skin or something.

Finally, is giving away $100 cash (via paypal) and some other goodies.

How do we find so many great contests? We use WiiHD's Contest Tools, which are always linked on the Contests Blog front page in the upper right-hand corner. Use them, and if you find a really great contest, Contact WiiHD via the Send News tips link to let us know about it. We'll credit you for the find.

Via WiiHD's Contest Tools | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
07 Jul 2008 01:10

Amazon Wireless Nunchuck Deal

The last lighting deal today is a wireless nunchuck for just $24. That's barely more expensive than a normal chuck. If you've been watching for one, now's your chance.


David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
06 Jul 2008 22:13

Contests Update: Wii Fit Edition


Using the tools of our Contest SuperSite, WiiHD has snagged you a nice collection of free stuff to try and win. We've separated these tools from the main Contests Blog to make them both load faster. But don't forget to use those tools. Our Contest SuperSIte is the best tool to find gaming related contests at blogs and news sites around the web. It often finds contests at smaller blogs where your odds of winning are much higher, sometimes as good as 1 in 100 or better, as opposed to the 1 in 10,000 or worse you can get at massive sites.

There are two Wii Fit contests for you to enter. The first is Dramatic Prairie Dog's competition that is looking for the best 50-100 word creative essay on why you want Wii Fit. It ends July 15th, but there is no limit on how many entries you can submit. The second is iNutrition's Wii Fit Contest, just fill in the information and you are entered to win.

Honda and Games Radar are still giving away a Nintendo Wii console and 50,000 Wii Points, just fill out the form and you're entered. Enter until July 15th.

The Vista Forums are still giving away a 360 Elite to the best Vista related review writer. Open through the 31st of July. is giving away a 360 console (unspecified model) together with Civilization Revolution. Canadians only.

Money007 is giving away a PS3 GTA4 bundle. There are several ways to enter for the next month or so.

Finally, Destructoid is giving away some Civilization Revolution Swag (including 1 poster signed by Sid himself and a copy of the game or $50 gift certificate) to the best picture or video that personifies "Revolution".

WiiHD only tells you where the contests are, Reading all contest rules carefully is up to you. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.

Via WiiHD's Contest SuperSite tools | Permalink

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