Pre-order Gears of War: Judgment, win a trip to Gamescom!

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We just got word of something pretty fantastic. Xbox SA has teamed up with BT Games for a pretty incredible competition. You could win a trip to this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany – Europe’s largest video game event – just by pre-ordering Gears of War: Judgment.

All you have to do is pre-order the latest game in the ground-breaking game series from your nearest BT Games (or online!) before 21 March (remember to keep your receipt!) and you’ll be entered in to the draw to win a full expenses paid trip to Cologne – including flights, accommodation and spending money. There, you’ll get to see and play a ton of as-yet-unreleased games – and probably get a peek at the next-gen consoles before their release.

Oh, the prize includes $5000 spending money too. Yes, that’s 5000 US Dollars –  so you could be up to your eyeballs in games, sausages and Kolsch; Cologne’s regional beer, which I can tell you from personal experience is sweet, sweet Ambrosia; the nectar of the gods.

If ever there was incentive to pre-order Gears of War: Judgement (beyond, you know, it being a pretty rad game), then this is it.

Here are the boring, but necessary terms and conditions. 

“Microsoft Win a ticket to Gamescom 2013 ” Terms & Conditions

CONTEST SPONSOR: This Contest is sponsored by Microsoft (UAE) (Proprietary) Limited, Building No.8, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE (“Microsoft”).

ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to any resident within South Africa who is 18 years of age or older, excluding Microsoft employees, their agents and their families, and anyone else professionally connected with this Contest.

TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, individuals must participate by purchasing a pre-order copy of the Xbox game “Gears of War Judgment” online at or at one of the BT Games retail stores. Individuals will then receive a link by e-mail to an entry form which must be completed and submitted online. Microsoft is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries. A copy of the receipt for the Gears of War Judgment game must be available to be presented to Microsoft, as proof of purchase thereof. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
TIMING: This Contest runs from 08:00:00 a.m. GMT+2 on 7 March 2013 until 5:00:00 p.m. GMT+2 on 21 March 2013 (inclusive).
USE OF DATA: Personal data which you provide when you enter the Contest may be used for any future Microsoft marketing activities.
SELECTION OF WINNERS: At the conclusion of the Contest, all individuals will enter a draw to win Prizes, as defined hereafter. The winners will be notified by email by 31 March 2013. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, through no fault of Microsoft, within 5 (five) days after the first attempt, the Prize will be awarded to the next randomly drawn entry. The winners may be required to participate in further publicity or advertising.
PRIZES: Prizes are the following: A trip to Gamescom 2013 in Germany for 1 (one) person (including flights, accommodation for 4 (four) days, transfer to and from the airport and Gamescom, entry ticket to Gamescon event, evening meals and US $5000 (five thousand dollars) spending money)

The Prizes are not transferable. No cash alternatives are available. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute the Prizes for other prizes of equal or greater value. All Prizes will be sent to the winners within 30 (thirty) days of notification.

WINNERS LIST: The winners consent to their names being made publicly available. Winner’s names will be available at for a period of 1 (one) month after the final draw date by email.
OTHER: No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this Contest or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final. Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this Contest at any time without notice.
Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Participants in this Contest agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a Prize, or from participation in this Contest. Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or arising out of fraud.
Prizes are the following: A trip to Gamescom 2013 in Germany for 1 (one) person (including flights, accommodation for 4 (four) days, transfer to and from the airport and Gamescom, entry ticket to Gamescon event, evening meals and US $5000 (five thousand dollars) spending money)

Last Updated: March 8, 2013

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