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.

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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.

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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 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 ever had posting privileges to the front page).

All prizes are new and in original packaging.

Grand Prize

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Runner-Up Prize

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

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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.

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

Game of Your Choice

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Prize drawings will be announced at a later date.

Thanks again for your continued support now and year round.

Comments

Done. Cheers to another great year of GWJ!

Donation sent, keep up the great work!

Nei wrote:

Murder of Crows statue is awesome! :drool:

I'll be watching you and Robear closely to see what the new icon is...

...there are a few others I guess (kepheus? gaald?), but I don't remember anyone else posting as often.

Done. I love seeing the giant list of donors each year. I just realized I donated more than I'm willing to pay for most games (not that it's a huge amount by any stretch.)

just realized I lose the Weiner Bomb.

And donation is away! Put it to good use guys!

Dear Sirs,

I have submitted my contribution to your organization. Your continued awesomeness is greatly appreciated. Also, please rig the contest so that I win the Bioshock crow.

Regards,
DrJekl

Donation sent, and email away!

Here's to another awesome year.

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Hobbes2099 wrote:

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I've not been in much of a position to participate the last few years, so I'll be sure to this year.

Will pony up some money tomorrow Cool to see 4 pages already on this!
Great prices again as well and most important: great to see the love and support for the forum!

Donated!

Certis wrote:
4xis.black 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.

I'm sure people wouldn't mind if you downgraded the PSP Go though

My first year here, certainly worth it to donate. How long do I have to give before I get my exploding wiener?

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

My first year here, certainly worth it to donate. How long do I have to give before I get my exploding wiener?

On your 3rd donation, I'm pretty sure.

Finally hit the winning combination of having paypal set up, being somewhat organised, and getting out of grad school - donated! No more feeling like (quite such) a moocher.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

My first year here, certainly worth it to donate. How long do I have to give before I get my exploding wiener?

That all depends on the rhythm, and your own personal staying power (or am I reading that wrong)?

Chairman_Mao wrote:

I'm sure people wouldn't mind if you downgraded the PSP Go though ;)

For that matter, if the "absolute latest version" of the DS is considered to be the DSi XL, I'm sure many people might prefer the DSi for portability or the DS Lite for GBA compatibility. Then again, it's hard to imagine anyone who's interested in a DS Lite and doesn't have one yet.

Donation and email sent.

My standard donation is in!

Ackbth. Ill have to hold off until October but I WILL donate.

Donated. Still the only forum and podcast I need, thanks a lot guys.

Some of the finest English Sterling is being turned into Dollars in your account now!

Congrats on another year, and I wish I had donated in the early years as I'm way behind on shiny gold icons now...

Done and done! Remember people: if you get any work done, you haven't donated enough!

hbi2k wrote:
Chairman_Mao wrote:

I'm sure people wouldn't mind if you downgraded the PSP Go though ;)

For that matter, if the "absolute latest version" of the DS is considered to be the DSi XL, I'm sure many people might prefer the DSi for portability or the DS Lite for GBA compatibility. Then again, it's hard to imagine anyone who's interested in a DS Lite and doesn't have one yet.

The bottom line is I'm sure that if you win any of the prizes, they'll be amenable to getting you whatever skew of the device you want, so long as it's available on your local amazon store.

I have finally gotten around to donating. Here's hoping that Elysium can finally afford that gold-plated toilet seat he has had his eye on.

Monies away. No new shoes for my daughter this year!

Here's to another year of GWJ.

Done. Thanks for another year!

Done-ation!

Big money! No Whammies!

Jonman wrote:

Done-ation!

Big money! No Whammies!

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This popped up in the same image search. Consider it a free bonus.
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