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Vanquish Summer Boredom in this Contest!

Posted on July 1, 2010

Drawn-out summer days have been interfering with midnight gaming for decades, with little protecting gamers from inevitably venturing into the light. Do not drift into that light! It is said that many never return the same (if they return at all). However, you have naught to fear, for Gamers Nexus brings you reason to stay within the confines of your castle, where the steady hum of your rig is ever-present. Actually, we brought you fourteen reasons in eight flavors.

Thanks to the support and generosity of our favorite small game developers, we have an inbox full of redemption codes ready to be dished out to rightful owners and pwners alike. Check out the list below to see what's available in our contest, and more importantly, how to win!

Mount & Blade: Warband
Genre: Hack 'n' Slash, RPG, Third-Person
Developer: Taleworlds
Copies available to win: 5!

Zombie Driver
Genre: Survival/Horror, Indie, Racing
Developer: Exor Studios
Copies available to win: 3!

Alien Breed: Impact
Survival/Horror, Action, Third-Person Shooter, Indie
Developer: Team 17
Copies available to win: 1

Bob Came in Pieces
Genre: Indie, Puzzle, Casual
Developer: Ludosity Interactive
Copies available to win: 1

Din's Curse
Genre: RPG, Hack 'n' Slash, Indie
Developer: Soldak Entertainment
Copies available to win: 1
Genre: RPG, Hack 'n' Slash
Developer: Runic Games
Copies available to win: 1
Genre: Platformer, Indie, Action-Adventure
Developer: Frozenbyte
Copies available to win: 1
Genre: Indie, Puzzle, Casual
Developer: Different Pixel
Copies available to win: 1


What's more? The developers of Mount & Blade: Warband have upped the ante, offering a chance to play in a multiplayer tourney of the ages with the devs and GN staff. Don't worry, we won't do this to you (the first time).

After reading the appropriate legal stuff and making sure you qualify, scroll down and check out how you can win one of the games preventing the decline of the gaming race. Stay away from the light! It burns!

Method #1 - Twitter

I can hear your groans already, but don't worry, it's easy. Simply retweet this post and follow us on Twitter @GamersNexus. When we check our retweets and corresponding followers at the end of the contest, you will be automatically submitted to our selection process. People using this method have a chance to win one of the following: Zombie Driver, Vizati, Bob Came in Pieces, Din's Curse, Alien Breed: Impact, and Mount & Blade: Warband (2 copies available).

Method #2 - Comment on this post

Feel creative? Then login and post a humorous response to the question below in a comment on this article. Winning answers will be collected and displayed on our forums. This method qualifies you to win the following games: Torchlight, Trine, Zombie Driver (2 copies available), and Mount & Blade: Warband (3 copies available).

Of these characters, who would win in a flamewar and why? (It doesn't have to be long)

a. An explosive firemage who dwells in the town of Torchlight.
b. A zombie-crushing schoolbus armed with flamethrowers and rockets.
c. A scantily-clad thief equipped with flaming arrows and the Trine.
d. A warband of drunken Nords with fire in their eyes.

The most witty and entertaining entries will be selected to win their matching answers! And yes, you can use both methods for increased chances of winning; in fact, we encourage it! The contest will close on July 26th, 2010 July 31st, 2010, with winners being selected and informed by or before the 28th 2nd of August. Please make sure you register on the site with an email that you check, or if you are using the Twitter method, be prepared to check any messages.

On that note, I want to hear those keyboards clacking! If you're feeling particularly full of thought today, feel free to post an extended version of your comment by using our built-in blogging and social networking system!