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The Homefront Steam Code Contest

**This contest is over! Thanks for entering**

It’s time for our 2nd contest here at No High Scores. It’s our way to show some appreciation to our readers for sticking around these past 30-some-odd days and making the blog a success. To show you how much we care, we’re giving away a free Steam code for THQ’s Homefront.

Wait, wait, hang on.

I know we’ve been rather critical of Homefront, and Mike even called it a ‘turkey’, but I say you find out for yourself and there’s no better way than getting a free copy of the PC game which is sure to look a lot better than the 360 version. I think free Homefront will likely be a hell of a lot more fun than full priced Homefront, right?

All you have to do is post a comment in this here thread, letting us know that you’d like a Steam code along with anything else you’d like to add (you guys rock, why doesn’t Danielle post more often? Why does Todd hate BioWare?), and come Sunday during the Sunday Time Waster column I’ll announce the winner where upon I’ll email you your shiny Steam code!

Good luck!

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

130 thoughts to “The Homefront Steam Code Contest”

  1. I have no fear! Gimmee some free Homefront!

    You guys do rock, by the way. A daily stop on the game rounds. But you already know that.

    Hey why doesn’t Danielle post more? She’s awesome.

  2. Hello, I would very much enjoy a Steam code for Homefront, please!

    Also, thanks for being my new go-to game site. I’m loving the reviews.

  3. Mike’s post on Homefront was the most thoughtful I could find on the face of the whole internet, and perfectly summed up the deep-seated unease the game gave me ever since I first read about it. I wouldn’t even play it for free.

    Keep up the responsible journalism guys, it’ll keep people coming back.

  4. I’m not new to playing shitty games just to appreciate how shitty they are!

    This is the only site I’ve ever entered into contests for… And this is the only site where I participate in discussions. Coincidence? You decide!

  5. Now you’re punishing us for reading?! :p I just figured Danielle wasn’t posing lately as she was too busy trying to convince her graduating class to make ‘Crazy Stacking Taxi’for their final project

  6. Shouldn’t we wait until Thanksgiving to give a turkey away, Bill?

    God bless Hooters, Full Throttle energy drinks, Jansport, and Tiger Direct for showing us what it means to be free from the tyranny of them Ko-reens.. Cue up the Lee Greenwood song -sniff-

  7. If I play this crappy game then maybe I will finally understand the relentless criticisms levied against it constantly. Perhaps I will finally reach gaming enlightenment.

  8. Ok, maybe not anything. And maybe not once. I guess it would be fun to see what all the hubub is about this game. I’d love a free steam code to find out.

    The site is great and I’m visiting game shark now. I suppose soon I will be assimilated into listening to the podcast, huh?

  9. Crazy Stacking Taxi would be amazing! I am a little swamped at the moment, but I shall indeed be posting more as some of that swamping recedes.

  10. I thought the writeup for Homefront here was a great read, I’d love a chance to try it for myself!

  11. I’ve been wanting to play the Homefront multiplayer, but I don’t have the money to buy the game . On another note, I’ve enjoyed reading a lot of your posts because I tend to see a lot of stories here that aren’t covered by major sites. Keep up the good work!

  12. Hello,

    My name is Chad and I would like the Homefront steam code. Thank you Bill for being generous.


  13. Naw, just kidding. All valid criticisms of the DAII, but hey, I still just lost 47 hours of my life to that game, and love every minute of it. Which is more than I can say about Witcher, Enhanced Edition.

    Also, would love a Homefront code!

  14. I’ve been following your other blog and then came here. I would love to have a free copy of homefront.

  15. Give me the Steam code and begin the new series of Reader Reviews! You’ll give games to your readers, who’ll write their own reviews in a regular feature. I’ll definitely write a review of Homefront if I win, either way.

  16. I think I deserve a code because I spent months with it pre-release and was not able to talk about how good the multiplayer is. I hear the singleplayer has issues, but I would rather enjoy commanding my favorite Ground Assault Drone loaded up with extra toughness, faster speed, and slower power drain. Let me relive the glory!

  17. Thanks for the opportunity to win a free turkey – errr. video game. A raw turkey would make an awesome TF2 soldier hat.

  18. This is the only game news blog I check consistently. It’s pretty much a daily ritual! The writing is great and concise (and makes a point of surgically removing PR speak).

    Free Homefront? Yes please! Delicious icing on the Awesome-Cake.

  19. I came here via Dubious Quality and really love your blog. I read it everyday. And I would just love a free steam code for Homefront. Please?

    You guys rock!

  20. Oh there’s more DA2 writing come from me. I have between 5-10 pages of stuff written about the game right now (broken up into multiple articles), but I need to actually finish the game (tonight?) and polish it all up with some more of the variables in mind before I get to posting. (I’m hoping to make this a semi-regular thing.)

    Also, kicking dirt at The Witcher? That’s just crazy talk!

  21. id like to have the steam code
    haha, its funny because i found yall accidently, now i read you more then i read kotaku, haha
    and why does todd hate bioware?

  22. I’d love a free code. Maybe you should give them out with the stipulation that the recipients write a rebuttal review in defense of the game.

  23. I hear in the Witcher you have to play some dude. I forgave Alpha Protocol that, but it’s a big disadvantage!

    (Incidentally I’m enjoying the blog, but please give the Homefront key to someone else

  24. I’d like a steam code. Why not? Certainly couldn’t be as bad as Deus Ex 2. That game was horrid.

  25. I’d like the steam code as a free game is always welcome especially one where you shoot demons in the guise of koreans!

  26. I think my computer could run Homefront… barely.

    My favorite part of the site are the crossed-out adjectives on press releases.

  27. Gawrsh, I sure love free things. I love the articles here at NHS, they’re fun to read and informative. Wouldn’t mind something else to occupy my time!

  28. My last comment got spam filtered. So, keeping it shorter. I’d like to win a homefront steam key, and I think it’d be great if you guys centered your website somehow(more), because on my monitor you’re all the way on the left.

  29. You aren’t the first person to say this re: the new spam filter.

    Maybe time to lower the bar a bit on our end..

  30. I can take this one for the team.

    While I’m at it, I’d like to see more indie games here. I feel that they bring more life to pc gaming.

  31. I would love to play Homefront but I am currently unemployed and am unable to afford a copy at this time. The karmic benefits that you would receive from gifting me with this would be immeasurable and I would hold you and your associates in high regard.

  32. Not to try and tip the balance, or anything, but I’ve been an RSS subscriber since day one of the website. I know a lot of us have, but I really am sold on you guys.

  33. A free code for Homefront would be sweet. The storyline looks pretty good, especially for an FPS. And it doesn’t look like it’s leaning on the multiplayer.

  34. I guess I’d play it if it was free, but probably only to deconstruct how xenophobic and manipulative it likely is.

  35. I don’t think I’ve ever “won” anything except $1 on a $1 scratch lotto ticket at Christmas. So let’s see how luck plays out here and shoot for Homefront.

  36. Would be nice to win this, been looking forward to the game then the reviews came out, would save me money on a rental.

  37. …or money to buy new games. Dawn of War was the first game in a long while I actually got to play while it was new and not just wait for something to hit the bargain bin. That being said, I have no shame, and feel no guilt for entering this contest as well!

    I still come here every day (and did before the first contest even…) I and love the site. Keep up the good work, and if I happen to win, I promise I won’t enter the next contest…(unless its something really cool)

  38. I wouldn’t mind getting a Code for Homefront It would go well to build up my Steam Collection. You guys rock (so far), keep it up.

  39. Please have Danielle post pics of herself while you send me that steam code. That would be double plus good!

  40. Oops, forgot to post that I was just kidding…don’t put me in the contest…good luck everyone =)

  41. This blog fills a gaping hole in my internet experience and I can’t say enough about how much I enjoy it. Having some real, honest people talking about the games they’re playing really gives me a much better perspective on the games that any of those pointless gaming sites that are obviously paid handsomely for their reviews. Rock on.

  42. I would love to see the Little Big Class’s levels if possible. Though i’m sure Danielle would need their permission. Maybe just some videos of the levels?

  43. I’d like the Steam code because I am already playing the best game of the year, and it would be great to contrast it with a game that isn’t. Plus, I must admit that combat games in familiar places (e.g. suburbia and Hooters) have a powerful appeal to me.


  44. PS, great site guys, I really like the attitude and fun you have with the material and industry, you are on my daily read list!

  45. I could really use a new multiplayer shooter, and I heard the MP in this game is surprisingly good. I’m really not a fan of the perk system in COD, nor do I care much for the community in that series. I haven’t heard the best of things about Homefront, but I’m willing to give it a try.

    As for the site itself, I’d like to see more frequent updates. I like the tongue-in-cheek writing style here, but there are days when only 1 or 2 articles are posted, which seems pretty slow in comparison to other sites. Then again, it’s a new website, and I’m sure the aim is for quality rather than quantity, so I can understand that.

  46. Perhaps if it was free, I’d give it a play. Hell, I’ll even write another review for you.

    As for general comments on the blog, some brutal honesty: The theme SUCKS. Hard. You’re content is quite good, but the very poor visual representation strikes me as something that undermines the quality of the content to new readers. I don’t use an RSS reader, so I actually come to the site to read your content, and it I always wonder when you’re going to change it.

    I also sympathize that making Drupal themes isn’t particularly fun. But do something simple and cleaner with a smaller header. If you don’t have the design chops internally, run a contest. I’m sure some of your readership does.

    Also PLEASE enable strong and em in the comment HTML. I’m a sad bear when I have to use CAPS FOR EMPHASIS or no emphasis at all.

  47. I would just like to say thank you for the great stuff you guys write, and making us, well at least me, feel like we are not just another hit on your site.

    Also I would like a code please! Wolverines!

  48. Congrats to the NHS team so far! Your personalities make the right ingredients for something fresh in the land of gaming blogs.

    The content is great, however, visuals could use some finessing. But I know you guys will get there.

    A Homefront steam code would be fantastic. Please?


  49. As an aspiring game critic, I really enjoy the behind-the-scenes commentary you guys do. I thought this site was pretty cool just for that stuff. Then I saw the recent vegetarian-friendly DSTF. All I gotta say is, y’all are awesome sauce!

    And a Steam code would be awesome too!

  50. That is indeed the aim. Also, we have day jobs.

    Seriously though, I specifically haven’t done my part this week as it’s been tough for me to find time for NHS content. Late on finishing DA2 and getting the review done, loads of commitments related to my kids, and a demanding couple weeks on the job. I have been writing a ton of DA2 content/analysis (not just griping), though, and I’ve got a series of posts nearly ready to go for next week. I just needed to finish the game, which I finally did last night. More to come!

  51. Kidding aside I’d like to see just how this game plays, and if I can do that for free then why not?

    Consider me very interested in that free code you fine people have there.

  52. Sign me up for the chance at some free Homefront.
    Also, you guys are doing a great job with this site. Please, keep it up!

  53. Well, fine. You did it. The contest compelled me to stop lurking and start posting.

    I’ve really enjoyed the site since I was referred in a PA post some weeks back. It is, as the post suggested, in my home bar, and I check it daily. The writing, tone, and overall quality suggest a slicker presentation than only a month-old production.

    Also, your review of Homefront was miles better than the NY Times version. So, there’s that.

  54. I would like a free copy of this game, even though I’m sure it also could use more Batman.

    Your guys site rocks. Thank you again for having a wonderful blog about games that isn’t filtered by Websense. Stupid work.

  55. I would like a free Steam code for Homefront.

    I wish the podcast was available through my Blackberry Podcast app . . .

  56. Enjoying the blog! found out about it from that one Penny Arcade post and have been a daily visitor ever since. You’ve convinced me to register an account for the chance of winning a free mediocre game! Good one!

  57. I’d like a code please. I didn’t get much loot for my birthday so I need your help reinforcing my primitive material desires.

  58. It’s not enough that I get high-quality game journalism for free… today I can get free games too!?! What’s next, free beer and strippers?

  59. I’d like the Steam Code for the record.

    But seriously, no Red Dawn love? I mean, it’s the Modern Warfare multi-player killer, isn’t it? Or am I mistaking my overly ambitious PR advertisements from some other gritty grey scale shooter?

  60. 1) because it reminds me of World In Conflict, and gee I loved that game. I was terrible at it, but I love it nonetheless.
    2) because THQ hates NZ when it comes to regional pricing. So do 2K, frankly. $79.99 USD for Civilization V? Really? If I wanted to pay that much for bad AI, I’d… well, I suppose I’d buy Civilization V. What was my point again?
    3) I only get the time to play one shooter a year, so it might as well be a four-hour one.

  61. Working 40 hours a week and going to school makes it tough to justify spending money on games I don’t get to play as often as I’d like…so let’s be honest, free games are all the more amazing!

  62. I have been using Steam since it first came out. I love digital distribution! Hence, a Steam code for Homefront would be quite awesome-o.


  63. Is that clear enough?

    Oh, and I don’t think Todd hates Bioware, I think he just hates RPGs in general. Why again does he review them all the time? He’s masochistic isn’t he?

  64. If anything, the negative reviews have made me more curious to try Homefront – but less willing to pay for it.

  65. Cause free stuff is better than having to pay money for…
    well i don’t actually know what to call it so, lets stick with FPS.
    AND im new to this whole “steam” thing so it would help me to use steam some more!
    and that is all the reasoning i can come up with.

  66. I’ve been a bit iffy on homefront, especially after hearing about some of it’s more notable flaws.


    Also, I love the site, definitely fills the gaming blog void I’ve had since a certain site leaked passwords and I stopped using it.

  67. Free is nice. I like free.

    I accidentally posted my earlier entry as a reply rather than a new comment. Please disregard that.

  68. Yeah, getting that code would be really awesome. This is one of the only game blogs i follow now, and i like what games this blog brings up.

  69. Free is definitely the right price for this. I was so excited for this game after all the marketing talked about the single player campaign, then I found out the single player is barely a tutorial.

    Clearly we have a lack of online semi-realistic military shooters and needed another one. :p

  70. Yeah to Steam Code and playing a game where you walk around seeing only red because you have your emergency towel around your face and use “the force” to shoot bad guys.. at least that’s what I assume Homefront is….

  71. I’d love a free code. But… this contest is random, right? I mean, it’d better be random, because I can’t think of anything to say. At least not anything that would make someone point out my comment, turn to his friends and girlishly squeal, “He’s the one!”

    Did I just refer to the contest holders “girlishly squealing”?

    Please let this be a random draw, please let this be a random draw.

  72. Ever since I saw the link on PA I’ve been trolling your site daily. I crave unbiased reviews and you guys deliver even if it’s only a 10 spot I’d like to contribute.

  73. I’d love a free steam code! I’ve been following this blog for a couple weeks now (or so) and I also just want to say I really enjoy the work you’re doing. Keep it up!

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