Vito's Game Giveaway #19! 5 More Games + Bonus Audiosurf Contest!


How to Play: What's the longest you've had to go without A/C (if at all)? I've been living in a 90 degree house for the past 12 days because someone stole our A/C unit! We get a new one tomorrow. Answer the question and be sure to tell me what game you want to have your entry counted! The deadline is Friday, May 27th.

   
I. Disclaimer - Read this if this is your first time.  Read up on the Facebook contest rules in preparation for Vito's Game Giveaway #20 (see below)!


II. Donations - Read this if you would like to donate games.



Vito's Game Giveaway #18! Two More Games + Bonus Portal Contest! Winners
Congratulations to The_Laughing_Man and ESREVER for winning X-COM: UFO Defense (donated by Vito_Raliffe and ArbitraryWater)! Out of 34 contestants,  their usernames were the ones Random Line Picker chose! There was a small mishap with the winner selection process, so they both got copies!

Congratulations to Fontan for winning Portal (donated by rebgav)! Out of 5 contestants, their username was the one Random Line Picker chose!


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The "How to Play" bit is now the image caption for the header.
I've received my twelfth donation! Thanks to rentfn for donating his Steam Gift copies of   AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Audiosurf, and Toki Tori!

I've received my thirteenth donation! Thanks to rebgav for donating his Steam Gift copy of DiRT 2!

Because I have three copies of Audiosurf, I've decided to host a separate Audiosurf contest. Everyone that says they want Audiosurf will be grouped separately into Random Line Picker and a winner be chosen as normal.

Any Steam winners will be eligible to win a three-day guest pass for Monday Night Combat, courtesy of crusader8463. It's awesome.
When the "Past Winners" section reaches 20 people I'm going to make a separate blog post to link to for them and start fresh with winner #21.


Vito's Game Giveaway #20
To celebrate 20 consecutive weeks of the Giant Bomb community giving away video games, I am giving away 1600 Microsoft Points (U.S. only) on the May 30th contest. For this contest only, anyone that "Like"s this Facebook page and comments on the related post (coming on the 30th) will get one additional entry into the contest. It's simply a page where I link my Giant Bomb blogs. Read the "Facebook" section on the disclaimer for more details.

In the future, I will give away prizes of similar value for other platforms and will look to expanding it to international users. I wanted to keep it simple for this first time, though. There are some sites out there that sell points cards for international accounts, but I need to make sure their reputable before hosting a contest. Feel free to let me know if you've used any sites that worked out.

   
Available Games (PC)Donated By
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity (Steam GIft)rentfn
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Steam Gift) rentfn  
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)rentfn
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)Kyreo
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)Sjosz
Cogs (Steam Gift)Sjosz
DiRT 2 (Steam Gift)rebgav
Half-Life 2: Episode One (Steam Gift)rentfn
Killing Floor (Steam Gift)Freddie_Bert
Portal (Steam Gift)Freddie_Bert
RUSH (Steam Gift)rebgav
Toki Tori (Steam Gift)rentfn
Available Games (Xbox 360)Donated By
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (NTSC) Vito_Raliffe







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Past WinnersGamePlatformDonated By
JohnAsscreamAlan WakeXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
kestrel10mnAssassin's Creed IIXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
zoskiaDead SpacePlayStation 3Vito_Raliffe
nintendoeatsSplinter Cell: ConvictionXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
DarthOniXVIIILeft 4 DeadXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
Daveyo520Assassin's CreedXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
SynthballsMass Effect 2Xbox 360zoskia
MechwingArmy of TwoPlayStation 3nintendoeats
BjornTheUnicornMax PaynePlayStation 2nintendoeats
CaptainCodyJust Cause 2PC (Steam Code)mosdl
waitwhatHalf-Life 2PC (Steam Gift)rentfn
Kandycane2029Turning Point: Fall of LibertyPlayStation 3nintendoeats
TehFlanBraidPC (Steam Gift)Kyreo
GetEveryoneSplinter Cell: Double AgentPCnintendoeats
FlemmingMvestigial_manKilling FloorPortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)Sjoszrentfn
Babelfish112example1013Left 4 Dead 2PortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)Kyreomracoon
EuwanDewarPanic_SwitchSuper Meat BoyPortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)rebgavDalai

The_Laughing_Man, ESREVER, FontanX-COM: UFO Defense, X-COM: UFO Defense, PortalPC (Steam Gift), PC (Steam Gift), PC (Steam Gift)Vito_Raliffe, ArbitraryWater, rebgav
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Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

How to Play: What's the longest you've had to go without A/C (if at all)? I've been living in a 90 degree house for the past 12 days because someone stole our A/C unit! We get a new one tomorrow. Answer the question and be sure to tell me what game you want to have your entry counted! The deadline is Friday, May 27th.

   
I. Disclaimer - Read this if this is your first time.  Read up on the Facebook contest rules in preparation for Vito's Game Giveaway #20 (see below)!


II. Donations - Read this if you would like to donate games.



Vito's Game Giveaway #18! Two More Games + Bonus Portal Contest! Winners
Congratulations to The_Laughing_Man and ESREVER for winning X-COM: UFO Defense (donated by Vito_Raliffe and ArbitraryWater)! Out of 34 contestants,  their usernames were the ones Random Line Picker chose! There was a small mishap with the winner selection process, so they both got copies!

Congratulations to Fontan for winning Portal (donated by rebgav)! Out of 5 contestants, their username was the one Random Line Picker chose!


STUFF YOU SHOULD READ
Follow me on here for the latest updates on contests!

The "How to Play" bit is now the image caption for the header.
I've received my twelfth donation! Thanks to rentfn for donating his Steam Gift copies of   AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Audiosurf, and Toki Tori!

I've received my thirteenth donation! Thanks to rebgav for donating his Steam Gift copy of DiRT 2!

Because I have three copies of Audiosurf, I've decided to host a separate Audiosurf contest. Everyone that says they want Audiosurf will be grouped separately into Random Line Picker and a winner be chosen as normal.

Any Steam winners will be eligible to win a three-day guest pass for Monday Night Combat, courtesy of crusader8463. It's awesome.
When the "Past Winners" section reaches 20 people I'm going to make a separate blog post to link to for them and start fresh with winner #21.


Vito's Game Giveaway #20
To celebrate 20 consecutive weeks of the Giant Bomb community giving away video games, I am giving away 1600 Microsoft Points (U.S. only) on the May 30th contest. For this contest only, anyone that "Like"s this Facebook page and comments on the related post (coming on the 30th) will get one additional entry into the contest. It's simply a page where I link my Giant Bomb blogs. Read the "Facebook" section on the disclaimer for more details.

In the future, I will give away prizes of similar value for other platforms and will look to expanding it to international users. I wanted to keep it simple for this first time, though. There are some sites out there that sell points cards for international accounts, but I need to make sure their reputable before hosting a contest. Feel free to let me know if you've used any sites that worked out.

   
Available Games (PC)Donated By
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity (Steam GIft)rentfn
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Steam Gift) rentfn  
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)rentfn
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)Kyreo
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)Sjosz
Cogs (Steam Gift)Sjosz
DiRT 2 (Steam Gift)rebgav
Half-Life 2: Episode One (Steam Gift)rentfn
Killing Floor (Steam Gift)Freddie_Bert
Portal (Steam Gift)Freddie_Bert
RUSH (Steam Gift)rebgav
Toki Tori (Steam Gift)rentfn
Available Games (Xbox 360)Donated By
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (NTSC) Vito_Raliffe







--------------- 
Past WinnersGamePlatformDonated By
JohnAsscreamAlan WakeXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
kestrel10mnAssassin's Creed IIXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
zoskiaDead SpacePlayStation 3Vito_Raliffe
nintendoeatsSplinter Cell: ConvictionXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
DarthOniXVIIILeft 4 DeadXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
Daveyo520Assassin's CreedXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
SynthballsMass Effect 2Xbox 360zoskia
MechwingArmy of TwoPlayStation 3nintendoeats
BjornTheUnicornMax PaynePlayStation 2nintendoeats
CaptainCodyJust Cause 2PC (Steam Code)mosdl
waitwhatHalf-Life 2PC (Steam Gift)rentfn
Kandycane2029Turning Point: Fall of LibertyPlayStation 3nintendoeats
TehFlanBraidPC (Steam Gift)Kyreo
GetEveryoneSplinter Cell: Double AgentPCnintendoeats
FlemmingMvestigial_manKilling FloorPortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)Sjoszrentfn
Babelfish112example1013Left 4 Dead 2PortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)Kyreomracoon
EuwanDewarPanic_SwitchSuper Meat BoyPortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)rebgavDalai

The_Laughing_Man, ESREVER, FontanX-COM: UFO Defense, X-COM: UFO Defense, PortalPC (Steam Gift), PC (Steam Gift), PC (Steam Gift)Vito_Raliffe, ArbitraryWater, rebgav
Posted by nintendoeats

SO MANY GAMES!

I lived in the Middle East. The AC in my room never went out, but it did in my dad's office for about a week in the middle of summer.

That was not fun.

Posted by joey

One time I went a whole summer without ac. it was horrible.

DONT TAKE IT FOR GRANTED

audiosurf plz <3
Posted by brodywb

I spent two months in college without air conditioning. I just spent a lot of time away from the house. 


I would like Dirt 2 if I win.
Posted by TJ311

i cant remember if i have ever gone without AC. i live in the valley so AC here is very much needed.


i would like Enslaved.
Posted by JJWeatherman

Last summer I had to last a long while because the AC broke. Can't recall exactly how long, but it was miserable!


I still can't believe nobody's claimed that Enslaved. Should I be lucky enough, I'll take it please!
Posted by 71Ranchero

I have had to go for nearly an entire summer on a few occasions because people in my household are savages that like 90 degree weather. Not only that but sometimes i have to run a wood stove in the house when its 60 degrees out so it "dosent get too cold".



65 degrees is my comfort zone.


Dirt 2 =)
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Edited by Kyreo

I went about 18 months without AC when I lived in Germany.  The only thing Germany has are radiators.  They don't believe in AC.

Posted by Mento

Dude, so many donations. I'd love a chance to play Amnesia.

As far as A/C goes, it's not that much of an issue here in the UK (it rarely hits 90) so I don't have it. Whenever it actually does get uncomfortably hot, I just turn on the desk fan I have.

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Edited by Slaker117

I grew up in a house in LA where we didn't have A/C for seven years. It wasn't uncommon to have 90-100 degree days during the summer. Not fun.

Enslaved please!

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@JJWeatherman said: 

I still can't believe nobody's claimed that Enslaved. Should I be lucky enough, I'll take it please!
The problem with random selection. :( I actually have been hoping that someone would win it soon, as it's the only physical game I still have to give away!
Posted by yoshimitz707

I've never had A/C in my entire life.

Dirt 2 please.

Posted by crusader8463

25 years 5 months 22 days 23 hours 7 min. Never had it before.

Still be wanting Enslaved.
Posted by TomP

I went a whole summer without it a few years ago. One of the hottest summers in recent memory...


Enslaved would be great.
Posted by Video_Game_King

I can't remember how long I've gone without air conditioning. Do I still win? No? OK, how about this: I haven't played Assassin's Creed II at least since I wrote that review at least a year ago. No Brotherhood for me.

Posted by falco_eagle

I've lost A/C for like an hour or so.


RUSH would be awesome.
Posted by Doctorchimp

Well I live in Southern California and I'm rarely in a house/apartment with A/C.

Even in the summer, I just open up the windows and turn on some fans and I'm fine. But there are definitely days in the summer where I could definitely go for some quality A/C.

However I was absolutely dying when I visited family in Mexico during the summer, 38 degrees Celsius tropical humid weather and no A/C anywhere.

Enslaved (360) please.

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Posted by Commisar123

About a month during the summer when my parents didn't want to pay for it
enslaved would be great thanks :)

Posted by Dalai

I've gone entire summers without air conditioning. It's not fun especially when the humidity kicks in. I'm without A/C right now, but that's gonna change soon.


I think I'll go with the game with all those A's.
Posted by qZMp
Posted by Juno500

I live in western Washington state, so it's rarely hot enough that not having A/C is a killer. I can't really recall a significant time period where I didn't have it when I really would have wanted it, so I guess my answer would be that I've never had to go without A/C.

I'd like Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Posted by Wikitoups

Last summer we never put on the ac, we were doing renovations in the basement and didn't want dust to go around. So that was a good three months?


I'd like dirt 2
Posted by FesteringNeon

When growing up, We had an AC downstairs, but I didn't have one upstairs... so it was crazy hot all the time. After I moved out and my parents turned my room into an office, they got an AC. : /
If I'm random selected, I'd like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, please and thanks!

Posted by Bigandtasty

We have air conditioning in one room but avoid using it too much unless it's pushing 100° F or higher. So I go weeks, maybe months without home air conditioning unless it really gets bad. At least I haven't lost air conditioning in any car that I have driven, which would have been brutal during that one weekend in September 2010.

Still shooting for Enslaved; thanks for your contests!

Posted by Deusx

I've actually never had an A/C... I live in a country that has a really fresh weather... Not too hot, not too cold.


I would love me some Amnesia :D Thanks for the chance!
Posted by Little_Socrates

I went about a week once without AC because my AC unit was broken for about that long. Luckily, it was April, so it wasn't TOO bad.


Also, I'd like to enter the Audiosurf contest.
Posted by iam3green

23 years, but we did get one installed this year. within the next couple of months i'm going to have the AC going. i never had an AC unit before. i hope that i have a good summer with the AC going. i didn't even have a AC thing in the window. i always had a fan that i would use and just lay there sweating.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I've rarely ever had AC, so maybe 10-15 years?  Hard to tell because obviously friends and family have had it.

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Posted by LittleBigJono

I've gone without A/C as long as I can remember, don't have any, I don't count a fan and it's not even in my room anyway
Here's to hoping I get A/C in the future but before that... Audiosurf!

Posted by Esquisse

I too had to endure the hotness of summer without an A/C and it was hell, because I couldn't go out or stay in, had to spend my days at the like, which wasn't so bad.


 I would like Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Posted by Twitchey

I had to go an entire summer in Texas without A/C when I was in middle school. I sat in my room with a towel from the heat and played video games. It sucked.

Portal please.

Edited by louiedog

I sublet a room during the summer of my first year of college. It didn't have AC because the normal tenant wasn't there when it was that hot. After about two weeks I broke down and got one. Luckily it was a small room that didn't cost much to keep cool.

Playing for Enslaved.

Posted by Winsord

Went a good three weeks last summer without A/C; right in the middle of a heat wave. It was about 30-35 degrees celsius everyday which was bad enough on its own, but the humidity rating was always more than ninety. To make matters worse, I was using my fan to attempt to save my dying GPU at the time, and really just dispersing even more hot air into my room; great times.


I guess if I'm selected at random, then   Amnesia: The Dark Descent it is, please. :)
Posted by RoyCampbell

Enslaved would be awesome!

I go awhile before the A/C is ever turned on, costs too much. It's mostly turned on mid-June or July when it's REALLY ridiculous with humidity and extreme heat combined.

Edited by Hostile

Probably when there was a major power outage in New York and it lasted a few days to a week. Because I live on someone else's dime I usually don't turn on the A/C too much unless he's not home or not paying attention otherwise I would never turn it off.

In for Enslaved.

Posted by T0mF5

When I was really young I didn't have an AC.


Enslaved is what I want.
Posted by BeachThunder

I'm really not sure, at least an entire summer though.

Also, RUSH.

Posted by PeasantAbuse


I live in the western part Washington state, it only gets hot in the summers so we've never bothered getting air conditioning!  I might look into it though, 90 degrees around here is almost unbearable.

 

Audiosurf please!

Posted by acidfox

I've never had A/C, so man up ladies! embrace your sweaty side ;P

Oh right, it would be wonderful if I could get either Amnesia: The Dark Descent or Half life 2: Ep 1, k thx :) 

Posted by Rudeboy217

Once experienced the entire Summer without A/C.

Enslaved please!
Posted by RelentlessKnight
Like Dalai, I too had gone entire summers without A/C but lucky, I have a fan in my room so it doesn't matter


Enslaved Please
Posted by Danteveli

During 23 years of my life I have never used AC. I have been allover Europe and East Asia and just had no luck with AC.
I would love to check out Audiosurf

Edited by rawrsair

I've never gone without A/C, because I live in England and therefore A/C isn't needed; the rain follows us around like an annoying shadow.  *sinks into depression*
Though when it is sunny, we Brits just boil and deal with it... badly.

Posted by FirePrince

The longest?I'd say when I went at some picnic with my family and there were over 30 degrees outside.And we were standing in the sun.Not fun, nor comfortable.
Killing Floor!

Posted by Eaxis

I have never had an A/C and the summers are burning hot. We do have cold winters though. One ticket for Half Life 2: Episode One please.
Posted by ArbitraryWater

Once, when I was on a europe trip, my hotel room in Rome had a broken AC. Needless to say, it was stupidly hot (being June). We had to stay there for like 3 days. I know, not nearly the ordeal some others have had, but Italy is really hot in the summer. Now I know this.

I would still be cool with Audiosurf.

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Posted by Sessh

About 6 years or so, since I once had A/C for about 2 weeks when I was on vacation in Turkey. It's just not common to have A/C around here, which sucks since it's about 80°F in my apartment right now. By the way I also once went a whole winter without any kind of heater, also very fun with the temperature constantly being around 50°F.

I'd take Enslaved, thanks.

Edited by picklecannon

The longest without AC for me was probably one whole summer when i was younger, my dad just wouldn't turn it on!
As for the games.. I'd go with killing floor this week! Thanks!

Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE


I went one summer living with my Dad with no AC, it was pretty awful some nights, the most I could do was point a fan right at myself and put a cool washcloth on my forehead.  Man did that suck.

 

Playing for Enslaved.

Edited by Meltac

I don't have one :(


Oh, and Killing Floor. 
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