Donation Drive '07 - Multiple Choice Is Just More Fun

Every year we come to you for two weeks asking for your contributions in helping us continue operating Gamerswithjobs.com, and we hope that the service, content and community we provide throughout the year justifies the request. We take great efforts to make GWJ an uncommon home, even a safe haven, on the internet where we can talk without suffering the usual antics that become so tedious elsewhere. We provide you with articles by talented writers, discover and cultivate new talent and bring you the quality of written word that is sought by the most respected publications in the industry. We bring you a weekly podcast with increasing quality of on-site reports from places like Gencon and Comicon as well as interviews and special guests discussing the finer points of the gaming industry. We run game servers, organize community events, strictly moderate our forums and make constant and consistent effort to create an adult environment for adult gamers. So, we come along once a year, for two weeks, and ask for whatever contribution you think Gamerswithjobs.com is worth. Oh, and we give away prizes too.

So, enough of why you should support GWJ, and on to what you will get by supporting GWJ. We have quite a bit to giveaway this year, but our Grand Prize is up to you. This year, you pick your grandprize from the following choice:

Grand Prize: An Xbox 360 - OR - A Playstation 3 - OR - A Nintendo Wii - OR - A GeForce 8800 GTS

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You Must Read On For How To Enter And Win! Every donation of $10 or more to the drive is an entry into the giveaway, so if you'd like to contribute click the Paypal link on your left or send your donation by Paypal to [email protected]. You can also send a check to:

GWJ Donation Drive
Attn: Sean Sands
PO Box 177
Savage, MN 55378

Again, please read on for how to make sure your name is entered into the prize drawing and the rest of the prizes!

How To Donate

We offer two ways to donate, snail mail and PayPal.

Paypal Email: [email protected]

Also note the handy dandy donate button to the left.

*Read This!* If you would like to be entered into the prize contest you must send a separate email to [email protected] with the subject GWJ Entry. In the body of the email please include the name you entered on the Paypal contribution, your active forum name and the dollar amount donated. If you are entering by snail mail include your active forum name in the memo area of your check. If you don't, you may not be eligible for the prizes or your donation icon!

Snail Mail – Please note, all snail mail donations must arrive before September 14th to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. Send early! –

GWJ Donation Drive
Attn: Sean Sands
PO Box 177
Savage, MN 55378

The donation drive will run through 11:59pm September 14, 2007, at that time the link to the paypal donation links will be taken down, and no more donations will be accepted until the next drive.

As always donors get a special forum icon added to their name. Readers who have donated once get a golden key, twice gets a gold watch, three donations gets the iconic weiner bomb, and our new four years gets you a company car and ... well, you'll see number five soon enough.

How to Win :

As always we offer multiple entries for those of you who donate a little more.

The scale for this year is the same as previous years.

Donations/Entries into the drawing (U.S. funds)
$10 - $24 = 1 entry
$25 - $49 = 2 entries
$50 - $74 = 3 entries
$75 and up = 4 entries

Only one prize per person! Winners will be drawn and announced during the 50th episode of the GWJ Conference Call, which will air on September 19th.

The Prizes:

If you're not from North America, you can still win the grand prize provided you have a local Amazon.com site we can order from!

Staff of GWJ and their families are not eligible to win (staff of GWJ being defined as anyone who has had posting privileges to the front page).

All prizes are new and in original packaging.

Grand Prize

An Xbox 360 - OR - A Playstation 3 - OR - A Nintendo Wii - OR - A GeForce 8800 GTS

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Runner-Up

Your choice of a Nintendo DS or a Sony PSP

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Other Prizes

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A $60 Best Buy Gift Card for a game of your choice - Courtesy of Asz

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A CoPilot GPS Navigator - Courtesy of Alien13z

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A copy of the PC title Titan Quest: Immortal Throne - Courtesy of Alien13z

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A sealed copy of the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Collector's Edition - Courtesy of Michael

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2 separate drawings for Dance Dance Revolution Universe for the Xbox 360

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Tony Hawk Project 8 for Xbox 360

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(additional thanks to Liongames.com)

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Holy mother of Gaming...! Wow!

-edit-

Sent... now where is my icon?

Cheque's in the mail :p

Well it's not literally, but it will be! GWJ is my home on the tubes and I can't thank you guys enough for keeping things sane around here.

Done.

Sent.

Is this void where prohibited?

Sept 14th , check...
Anyone else note tht this is a mere week and a half before Halo 3 launches? how much you want to bet that comes the 26th both Certis and Elysium will have shiny new copies of said game? (:wink:)

Donation forthcoming.

Sent. I await many more years of fingerbutt and homo-erotic banter.

Two questions about the 360:
1) Core, Premium, or Elite?
2) What's the console's manufacturing date?

Also, sent.

Gorilla.800.lbs wrote:

Is this void where prohibited?

Er, please don't void there, it makes things smell for the rest of us.

Sent.

1) Core, Premium, or Elite?
2) What's the console's manufacturing date?

Whatever you want, baby.

Sent.

Done/Sent.

Payment sent. Keep up the great work guys!

Elysium wrote:

Only residents of North America are eligible to win prizes (we're sorry).

Wow, I've been an official member here for just over a year now. Ca-razy.

Elysium wrote:

We provide you with articles by talented writers, discover and cultivate new talent and bring you the quality of written word that is sought by the most respected publications in the industry.

Man, that must be expensive! How much do you pay your writers?

Also, sent.

Sent.

Done. I'd only been around a few weeks at this time last year so didn't know you guys from some two-bit hucksters.

Now I know you're at least a couple of three-bit hucksters, but I've gotten all comfy here...

Thanks!

What are the plans for this year?

Edwin wrote:

What are the plans for this year?

Excellent question. Still a little up in the air, as far as cons go, but here's the current rundown.

1) One main game convention for coverage.
2) Website hosting for the year. We expect to have to move to a dedicated box soon, which will probably nearly double our current monthly fee.
3) Website redesign, which is ongoing.
4) Pay our contributers a little something something.
5) Maybe some sort of official PAX Slap & Tickle fund.
6) Juice Boxes

Other things always seem to come up, but that's the rough idea so far.

So if you're announcing winners on the podcast, I guess the live drawing thing is out the window, along with my brainchild of having a prize where you must be listening in order to win? Alas...

On the upside, bring on my Golden Weinerbomb!!!

R.I.P. live drawings. One of the best traditions we had around here.

Certis wrote:
1) Core, Premium, or Elite?
2) What's the console's manufacturing date?

Whatever you want, baby.

Ooh.

But who's going to donate to replace their golden weiner bomb with something lesser?

I missed last year's drive. Golden Watch for me.

I never made it to the live drawings. Usually because of school or work.

R.I.P. live drawings. One of the best traditions we had around here.

Actually, we felt like there wasn't a ton of enthusiasm about live drawings, because we often had winners who weren't on. If you'd like us to bring it back next year, let us know. We're really not trying to piss you off.

Bring it back this year!

Live drawings had maybe 30 or 40 people show up and only a couple usually got their name picked. It always felt a little anti-climactic to me. The podcast does a few thousand, which feels a little more exciting even though it won't be "live" this time. Then again, who knows what we may pull out of our hat this year.

Certis wrote:

Live drawings had maybe 30 or 40 people show up and only a couple usually got their name picked. It always felt a little anti-climactic to me. The podcast does a few thousand, which feels a little more exciting even though it won't be "live" this time. Then again, who knows what we may pull out of our hat this year. :ninja:

a bunny rabbit ?

Ulairi wrote:
Certis wrote:

Live drawings had maybe 30 or 40 people show up and only a couple usually got their name picked. It always felt a little anti-climactic to me. The podcast does a few thousand, which feels a little more exciting even though it won't be "live" this time. Then again, who knows what we may pull out of our hat this year. :ninja:

a bunny rabbit ?

Golden Ninja Goggles for 5th year donors?

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