Donation Drive 2010 Begins


Every year at GWJ we take a month out of the calendar and open up the trusty old account to whatever monetary kindness you all care to impart, and every year we are genuinely awed by the outpouring of generosity from this community. As we again put hat in hand we do so with the hope that you have found another year of podcasts, articles, commentary, slap and tickles, and forums worth not only your time but a little financial support.

Supporting the site is as simple as clicking the make a donation link on the sidebar.

And, of course, we wouldn't dream of kicking off the donation drive without also announcing another year of prizes and give-aways, not to mention another yet to be revealed forum icon. As has become the custom, the Grand Prize is your choice of an Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii or fancy new video card -- an EVGA GeForce GTX 460.


We also have a very cool prize donated from our good friends at Irrational Games, a cool Murder of Crows statue from Bioshock Infinite signed by the Irrational art team and Ken Levine.


We will only be accepting donations (and entries into our prize giveaway) until 11:59pm October 15, 2010. Every donation of $10 or more is eligible for an entry into our giveaway -- additional entries are added for larger donations. To ensure that you get all the benefits of your donation it is VERY IMPORTANT you read after the bump for more details.

IMPORTANT - READ THIS: Being involved in the donation drive giveaway and getting your forum icon is a two step process - you must send a separate e-mail to [email protected] with the subject Donation Info. You must include your forum name, the name under which you donated and the amount donated. Icons and donation information will be updated periodically, and there may be a delay between submitting your donation and receiving confirmation and a new icon.

How To Donate:

We offer two ways to donate.

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 and receive your latest icon you must send a separate email to [email protected] with the subject Donation Info. You must include your forum name, the name under which you donated if it is different and the amount donated. 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 October 10th to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. Send early! To receive the snail mail address, please send a Private Message through the site to Elysium.

The donation drive will run through 11:59pm October 15, 2010, at that time the link to the 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. First time donors get a golden key. If this is your second year donating you get a gold watch. Three years earns the iconic weiner bomb, four years gets you a company car, five years a company jet, six years a fancy yacht. Seven years is your very own Corporate Companion Cube, and for the elite few who have been with us since day one and donated to the site for all eight drives ... well, let's just say our next icon is ready to really bind you to the site.

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 on a date and time to be announced.

The Prizes:

If you're not from North America, you can still win the grand prize provided you have a local 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 ever had posting privileges to the front page).

All prizes are new and in original packaging.

Grand Prize


Runner-Up Prize

Your choice of a Nintendo DS, Sony PSP Go or a 32GB iPod Touch


Additional Prizes (We will periodically be adding prizes here)

Again, friend of the site and international bon vivant Ken Levine and the kind folks over at Irrational games have ponied up some signed swag for the refined Bioshock Infinite lovers. Our prize package this year includes an awesome Murder of Crows statue signed by the Irrational art team.


We are also offering one of two $60 gift cards for a

Game of Your Choice


Prize drawings will be announced at a later date.

Thanks again for your continued support now and year round.


I'm hoping I find out about whether or not I'll have this new job soon. I don't know if I'll be able to afford donating otherwise. I hope so too, the contribution is the least I can do.

I'm all in. Another great year of intelligent gaming goodness. Thanks to all.

Poor college student is gonna wait a spell. More or less just marking the thread. Keep up the great work, fellows!

Donation and email sent. One step closer to the awesomeness that is the Wiener Bomb. Next year, it will be mine.

Donation and email sent. Thanks for the great site, guys.

Donation and e-mail sent as well. Keep up the good work!

After a few years, I have finally set up a PayPal account.

Donation and e-mail sent! I only wish I could give more.

Thank you for an awesome community!

I wish I could donate more but I have a feeling my current job is temporary.

*High-five to the overlords and great community*

Donation is definitely inbound from me in the next week or two. Quick question: Is the iPod Touch one of the new 4G models, or is it the slightly older 3GS-ish one?

Done and done.

Definitely glad to give. What would I do all day without this rocking community? Work? Ha!

Donation and email sent. Thanks again for another great year. wrote:

Donation is definitely inbound from me in the next week or two. Quick question: Is the iPod Touch one of the new 4G models, or is it the slightly older 3GS-ish one?

Everything we list would be the absolute latest versions of the stuff.

Donation and email sent. Thanks for everything and I am glad I finally have a chance to give!

Signed, sealed, delivered.

This is the first year that I'm more excited about the Runner-Up Prizes than the main ones.

Even though I'm a new user to the site, I couldn't resist kicking in
something to help out. I'm really enjoying the podcast and appreciate
finding a videogame site not filled with the usual forum vitriol.

Keep up the good work!

I'm glad to support such an awesome forum and podcast. -Payday is Wednesday: I'll work a donation here into the budget.

Murder of Crows statue is awesome!

Donated and email sent.

Thanks again for a great site.

OK guys, I've entered. You are now all officially competing for second-place or lower.

LobsterMobster wrote:

OK guys, I've entered. You are now all officially competing for second-place or lower. ;)

I thought that was Legion's place.

Quick, Certis, put his Data Backup Thread on the front page and make him ineligible!

Yay! I've been waiting for this. I joined the site just after last year's Donation Drive and very quickly regretted that I didn't contribute before. But now I can!

*runs for his wallet*

Gotta wait for the 15th! c'monnnnn 15th!

Thanks to everyone involved with the site for all that you do. This is one of my most favorite tubes on the interwebz.

Tagging so I remember to donate later

I'll see what I can send as October starts. Would be nice to support the site that keeps me from getting so much work done...

Donated! Thanks so such an amazing site and community.

Corporate Companion Cube here I come!

As soon as I get a paycheck from my new job, I will donate something. Thanks for the near decade of entertainment!

I also vote for the next icon to be a golden ban hammer, or at least mine.

Certis wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

I don't suppose the new icon is a golden parachute, is it?

You know, we tried that one. Couldn't make it work in the space we have there.

this is me being antagonistic.

I've already started the money transaction, but it takes a couple of days before PayPal sees the money. Before Friday probably.

Done and Done.

Donation and email sent.

Keep up the good work. I've really fallen into the community this year and have been really enjoying interacting with so many great people. Thank you all, I hope the donation goes a long way.

You can call that bird whatever you want. I know the truth.