How's this for a contest? I'm heading down to Texas for QuakeCon this week to get a look at id Software's new mega-texture-athon Rage, and this Friday I'll also be swinging by Gearbox to see the latest on Borderlands. And so will two of you! Gearbox is kindly allowing us to select two members of the Giant Bomb community to visit the developer's office on Friday (that's the 14th) and play Borderlands a full two months before release. Be on your best behavior, OK? Wipe your feet before entering.
Here's the word straight from Gearbox.
Two members of the Giant Bomb community are invited to join Gearbox Software for an afternoon of Borderlands co-op! This Friday the 14th at 4pm two Giant Bomb members will get to play the Gearbox Software ground breaking RPS (role playing shooter) due on shelves October 20th. Come join us!
We'll run this like any other contest: To enter, simply comment on this story and include the text "GB4LYFE" (no quotes) at the end of your post. At 3pm tomorrow (that's Wednesday, 8/12) I'll cut off the entries and randomly select two of you to get the business. The winners will be notified by PM of specific instructions for showing up.
NOTE: You must live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, or be able to get yourself there by 4pm this Friday, to be eligible. If you don't qualify for one of those criteria, please refrain from entering the contest. It will make life easier for everyone. You can still comment on this story if you want to discuss it; just don't include the GB4LYFE tag so your posts won't be counted as contest entries.
Now go forth and comment!
UPDATE: Voting closed, winners selected!
The winners, by random robot selection, are: jspill and SpecialBuddy! You guys will be notified by PM of further instructions, and thanks to everyone who entered.