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)

Comments

I think there are Golden TPS Reports for the 5-year doners. Donars. Doners.. hmmm.. I know there are some nice things up there, but that PSP is calling out to me...

Sigh.. online deposits take so long, yet online debits are immediate..

Thanks for another great year of goodjery.

Elysium wrote:

More syntactically correct might be: every person who contributes $10 or more will be included in the prize drawing.

Yeah, that does it. I apologize for making a stink over a small clarification. Do I get any leeway for being on pain medication at the time?

Paypal donation sent.

Hugs and finger butts all around. Which is rare for me. I'm usually not into hugging.

Edit: I just graduated to "Executive" with this post, so I'd just like to say that it's entirely fitting and brings a tear to my eye that it should be during a donation drive and in the midst of all this girly mushy emotional stuff.

Golden Finger -> Butt

I just sent 10 bucks and the supplementary email.

Hmm, I guess the icon isn't instantaneous...

Once we have a big, healthy list list I'll be doing the first raft of icons. It's a complicated process

dejanzie wrote:

Done.

Absolutely to whine and all, but could next year have some miniprize for us non-Americanos? Not an Xbox780 or DSWowisthisthinglite or anything, but something risk free (mail wise) like a game or I dunno. You know, like not for the prize itself but more to get that anxious giddy feeling whenever the draw is erm... drawing near?

Not that a lack of prizemajiggies will stop me from donating, though. Bring on the wiener bomb next year! After that, no more monies from me :-D

Baggz wrote:

Done.

Add one more to to the non-US choir looking for some love.

Your pleas have been heard. I think we can swing the grand prize and second prize for our friends in Europe. If your region has an Amazon.com of some sort, you're good to go! The games and other smaller prizes are still no-go, unfortunately.

Woot! So i have a chance of winning?! Cool!

[edit] Hell, if i win i'll even pay half the cost...

Done/sent. I'm not going to forget this year.

*Sits and waits for his watch*

Certis wrote:

Your pleas have been heard. I think we can swing the grand prize and second prize for our friends in Europe. If your region has an Amazon.com of some sort, you're good to go! The games and other smaller prizes are still no-go, unfortunately.

Sweet!

Now, what else can we make him do.....

I finally have a gold wiener!! Bye bye old watch.

Can I just walk over to Certis' and slip him a $20?

Remember, a lapdance is always better when the stripper is crying... and Certis cries so so well...

In all seriousness though, I sent a donation through paypal. If it wasn't for the new iPods announced yesterday I would have donated more!

Just out of curiosity, which model 8800 is this? 320MB or 640MB?

Donated, and e-mail sent. Thanks making for an awesome place on the web.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

Just out of curiosity, which model 8800 is this? 320MB or 640MB?

640MB.

I can't believe that I just sent $75! Thanks for the great community, podcast, and articles. I have never donated to anything before.

Donation away - sorry I missed last year. Tough to do certain things when you are deployed. Shipboard internet blows :). anyhow hopefully this makes up for last year.

Dysplastic wrote:

Sent. For the record, this is the first time I've ever donated money to a free site. Just goes to show how much I respect you guys and how happy I am to call this place my only home on the internets.

Done/sent/ditto

Well, last year at this time, I didn't know if I would stick around the site, so i skipped the donation, but GWJ has been good to me. Donation sent.

DudleySmith wrote:
Dysplastic wrote:

Sent. For the record, this is the first time I've ever donated money to a free site. Just goes to show how much I respect you guys and how happy I am to call this place my only home on the internets.

Done/sent/ditto

We're honored guys, we really are. Seeing all support and comments from people who've never felt compelled to pitch in to a website before means more than you could imagine. It's like a reassurance for us that we're still on the right track.

Certis wrote:
DudleySmith wrote:
Dysplastic wrote:

Sent. For the record, this is the first time I've ever donated money to a free site. Just goes to show how much I respect you guys and how happy I am to call this place my only home on the internets.

Done/sent/ditto

We're honored guys, we really are. Seeing all support and comments from people who've never felt compelled to pitch in to a website before means more than you could imagine. It's like a reassurance for us that we're still on the right track.

Well I still think you're jerks. Jerks who now have my money.

Like jerks.

Just so you know, I had to choose between donating to NPR or GWJ (since the glut of games coming out is stretching my budget.)

GWJ won.

I'd never even used Paypal before, let alone given money to a "free" website.

Paypal donation in.

As always, great job GWJ staff.

slambie wrote:

Paypal donation in.
As always, great job GWJ staff.

Ditto

Electronic money sent. Here's to another glorious year.

Added my drop to the bucket. Long live the Goodge!

In for one! woot!

So not only is this a massive donation run for GWJ it's a massive PayPal sign up time also.
Funny that.