Video Games – A Winner, and Another Freebie!


Well, last week I posted offering a free copy of The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings – and today I am announcing a winner!

I had to REALLY dig deep for this one … joking, there was only one person who commented, so Darlin’ Rae wins! Yay! πŸ™‚ I have sent an email with the code. I really enjoy her site, she just got married and her posts are loads of fun – check it out!

While I am at it I have ANOTHER freebie! Age of Wonders, a classic 1999 turn-based strategy game! Here is the description:

Welcome to Age of Wonders, the authentic turn-based fantasy strategy classic that started the hit series. Age of Wonders’ intimate atmosphere with painterly graphics still shines today. The game’s fully patched up, start building your fantasy empire today!

The Age of Wonders, once a time of magic and peace. An age swept into the ravaging gale of chaos by the arrival of a single, uninvited race: the Humans. The fragile balance that existed between the ancient races, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs and others, has changed into a struggle for power and survival in the wake of the turmoil the Humans have brought to the land. Prepare for a strategy adventure where you will uncover wondrous ancient artifacts, awesome magical power, and the secrets of a shattered empire. Ally with the forces of light or darkness to determine the fate of the world in the Age of Wonders!

* Age of Wonders is a turn-based game combining the best elements of strategy, adventure and role-playing.
* Forge strategic alliances with compatible races to leverage each race’s unique skills and abilities.
* Experience captivating single player campaign playable from the light and dark side.
* Play multi-player games against your friends through hotseat play, play-by-email, or over LAN or the Internet. The latter two modes feature an additional game play mode of simultaneous turns for a fast game pace.
12 unique fantasy races, over 50 different heroes with upgradable abilities, dozens of spells and scores of locations to explore
Employ strategic and tactical skills to command troops in capturing vital locations and defeating enemies
Battle your way through vast open lands, breach the outer wall in city sieges and explore deadly dungeons

The rules? You comment, you’re entered. I’ll select a winner on Friday the 12th.

9 thoughts on “Video Games – A Winner, and Another Freebie!

  1. Hi, i’m not a video game fan at all. Sorry.
    Do you have a hard time getting people to enter contests or do surveys? I do. My old blog had over 500 followers and I had less than 20 answer a survey. Maybe a 4% response rate is good. I’m not a professional or marketer, so this seemed low to me.

    • I have no idea, really – I know that here on this blog anything music or game-related I post might as well be coated in poison because it repels readers! haha

      I’ve had ‘mommy blogger’ friends whose sites seem to generate traffic solely on giveaways and coupons … but anything BUT those things get no traffic.

      Like anything I guess it is about figuring out what works. I mean, some of my most read posts have very few comments, whereas some others have almost a 50% comment-to-read ratio. Hard to guess!

      • I know. The most popular running sites are all shoe reviews. And it seems like they have that area pretty well covered, not much I can add.
        People seem to like reading about my races, but I think the audience is pretty much limited to my friends.
        I don’t need 10,000 but a growing audience and more interaction would make the experience more rewarding.
        And yeah, I can’t believe the traffic that some of these sites get.

  2. This takes me back to my days playing my bro on World of Warcraft (old school) and also Starcraft. I was into the Sims. HELLO architecture and interior design! And also Indiana Jones and horse riding games. I was amazing. just saying πŸ˜‰
    But now my brother wins at that because he also designs and programs games. There you go.

    • I guess it is long enough to call WoW ‘old school’ πŸ˜‰ haha

      I’ve been a gamer since the Apple ][+ was the latest and greatest, why should I ever stop ? πŸ™‚

  3. I have zero talent when it comes to video games. I have tried in the past but it was never successful. My character would fall off a cliff or I would crash a car into a wall (did that in real life too) or something like that. I did own a Wii for awhile but I just gave it to a coworker for his kids. I will admit that when Skyrim came out I was almost tempted to buy it based on everything I heard but never did.

    • haha – I got ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’ which was a Sony giveaway this week for the Playstation Vita (portable), and I was trying to drive in races and was reminded of bad I am at those games πŸ™‚ Oh well, I have fun …

  4. My video game talent doesn’t extend past Tetris or Snood. I used to love Sonic and Mario Bros too. Robyn is a huge gamer, he used to play WOW for hours when we first met and plays a lot of what I think is called first player games. I’d rather read, so when he plays games, I will read a book, its a good compromise πŸ™‚

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