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The No High Scores Double Dip Contest!

Hey! It’s time for another giveaway!

It’s been a few weeks since we last gave away free stuff to our wonderful readers who have sworn undying loyalty to everyone here at the No High Scores office.*

This week we’re giving away TWO, yes TWO games! One I know is good and the other, well, I do not. You’re just going to have to take your chances. It’s free, though. The contest is for BOTH games so if you win one, you win both.

Game number one is the newly released XBLA game Outland from UbiSoft, given an “A” review by our very own Michael Barnes this one is certified gold.

Game number two is the newly released sidescrolling PC game on Steam called Capsized. It’s being received quite well in the press. You can read more here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/95300/

The Capsized contest is also being run on GameShark’s Facebook page.

Capsized is also being given away on Dangercade, which is an indie game news blog run by GameShark’s Sr. Editor, and my buddy, Brian Rowe. Head over there and tell Brian we sent you and be nice. Brian’s good people. No boot spam, k?

Now, those contests are independent of ours — I just wanted to share the info. Free games are great regardless.

So, we have two codes for each game so two lucky winners will be bagging both games.

Just reply in this thread to enter the contest. Bribes are appreciated but rarely work. I will announce the winners in Sunday’s Time Waster.

*We do not have an office.

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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.

124 thoughts to “The No High Scores Double Dip Contest!”

  1. I’ll be getting Outland on the PS3, so I’ll stick to the Capsized giveaway.

    You guys are extremely kind. You do a hell of a lot of properly good giveaways.

  2. Is there a paypal account where I can send bribes? Just note that the ammount of the bribe WILL NOT exceed the cost of the games…

  3. Man, played that Outland demo, so good. Was gonna set aside a bit of my next paycheck, maybe I won’t have to. Although…maybe I should start a Bribery Bank. Could be useful in my future endeavors

  4. Been an avid reader since the Kotaku plug, I’ll definitely add my raffle ticket in.

  5. I don’t have an xbox, but I do play steam games. This is actually the first I’ve heard of Capsized.

  6. I’ve been eying both of these, but can’t justify spending money on games at the moment. Getting them free would be great!

  7. I’ll enter! Thanks guy!

    p.s. you guys gonna be giving away train sets anytime soon? i wanna recreate the PSN in my basement…

  8. Entering the contest. While I’m at it, I want to hand out an invitation to Mr. Abner. Some fellow Ohio residents and myself from the area are running a few events in your home state in the near and distant future. Both events are community-driven endeavors from another popular podcast, but we all appreciate Jumping the Shark, strategy board-gaming, and a couple of cold ones. You’re welcome to come, and if you have any interest in the idea, I’ll fire you some details via email. Cheers.

  9. Free is a wonderful word. As long as it’s not free diseases or free rabid ferrets! The artwork on Capsized is really nice.

  10. I’m in.
    As my bribe, I offer the XLBA game, because I don’t have an Xbox.
    May the best bribe win!

  11. Bribe-wise, I will name my coworkers new baby after Bill Abner. It won’t be legally binding in any way, but if I keep calling her Bill it’s sure to annoy the parents.

  12. A chance at free games for a mere comment? I was prepared for some kind of ancient ceremony involving paddles. Oh well, sign me up!

  13. TIMMY: What are you doing?
    GEORGE: What?
    TIMMY: Did … did you just double-dip that chip?
    GEORGE: Excuse me?
    TIMMY: You double-dipped the chip!
    GEORGE: “Double-dipped”? What are you talking about?
    TIMMY: You dipped the chip. You took a bite. And you dipped again.
    GEORGE: So…?
    TIMMY: That’s like putting your whole mouth right in the dip! From now on, when you take a chip – just take one dip and end it!
    GEORGE: Well, I’m sorry, Timmy… but I don’t dip that way. [George takes a chip]
    TIMMY: Oh, you don’t, huh?
    GEORGE: No. [dips the chip] You dip the way you want to dip… [takes a bite of the chip] I’ll dip the way I want to dip. [double-dips the chip]
    TIMMY: Give me the chip! [Grabs George and the chip goes flying.] Give me the chip! [George and Timmy start to struggle.]

  14. Spent all my gaming allowance on the new Mount & Blade and Section 8: Prejudice. I’d love to give these a try as well.

  15. both games look good, would love to win them. If I don’t, i might buy them anyway! though I’m poor so I would still rather win them…

  16. I’ll be picking up Capsized, regardless. Looks fun. Free would still be nice, though.

  17. Nice! Want Outland, but already burned through the budget with Portal2 and M&B. So that’s my pity story… please give me codes.

  18. Outland looks a bit too bullethell for me (and I still haven’t seen any Opus screenshots) but Capsized looks really appealing. Perhaps we should agree to split our winnings, should either of us win

    PS: Bill, was that a hint that you’ll accept an office by way of a bribe?
    PPS: This is intended to count as an entry, except where prohibited by law.

  19. Hm… you know, I could agree to that, so long as agreeing to it doesn’t disqualify us both. Anyone at NHS wanna make the call?

  20. I’ll lose (again) but what the heck. Love the blog and if I keep entering one day I’ll win.

  21. Good point but I’d hope that, since they’re civilized adults, they might view giving the code for an unwanted prize to another NHS reader as being in a better spirit of competition than me winning and hoarding an Outland code for myself Unless of course it goes against the terms on which they have the codes in the first place, I guess.

  22. So Outlands visual quality seem to be on par with an experience of surfing on an ocean made of chocolate with the shoreline filled with puppies and bikini babes.

    Capsized looks good to, I’d love to try it.

  23. I have this batch of stale cookies sitting in my kitchen if you want to…you know…trade them for your FREE GAMES.

    Anyway, I’ve never heard of Outland, but Capsized looks really fun and it seems to be my type of game. I’m excited for this contest! ^_^ Count me in!

  24. So winning this one would be excellent, especially since both of those games seem fairly entertaining!

  25. I can never come up with something clever for these comments. So, I’m just going to tell the truth. I am cheap and want a free game.

  26. I hereby enter myself into the competition.

    This blog is the best, as everything is better with free video games.

  27. I think its about time I win another contest…

    Okay, truth is, Outland just looks amazing, and I want it badly

  28. Well I might as well throw my name into the hat. I’ve been tempted to get Outland, so hopefully I get that one

  29. Hello Bill,

    I’m a huge Ikaruga fan and I’m an even bigger Castlevania fan, so I don’t have to mention that I was blown away by the trial version of Outland. It’s such a genius idea to take that concept and port it to a platformer. Even though I can’t shake the feeling that at some point the main character is going to climb into Ikaruga to take the fight to space. In all seriousness though, the iconic design is already stuck in my mind and I’m sure this going is going to be a cult classic very soon!

    And thank you, thank you, thank you for reminding me that Capsized is finished. I’ve seen a trailer for it a while ago and even though I was really enchanted by it, I totally forgot that it even existed. Once again the design is the thing that totally fascinates me.

    I’m a sci-fi geek girl, but it’s not only that, it’s the clear inspiration by one of my favorite comic artists Moebius. Moebius made a sci-fi children’s trick film called “Les Maitres du Temps” that was so radically different compared to all the other cartoon crap that I’ve watched in my childhood that it left me very impressed as a little girl and totally influenced my taste in regards to media for years to come. If I take a single look at the gorgeous screenshots of Capsized’s alien worlds I immediately get that nostalgic feeling of wonder and awe as if I were 8 years old again and that’s a pretty rare feeling only Alien Trap achieved in the last few years.

    So long speech short! I’d be out of my mind if I would get to play these games now and not just in a month, because I donated this month’s gaming money to the Save The Children Japan emergency relief fund.

    Thank you and your sponsors very much for this great contest!

    Cheers,

    Maxine

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