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[UPDATE] GIVEAWAY: Free Game, $50 and $20 PSN Card

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Hey Readers,

In case you didn’t notice, there was no giveaway bonus for the month of April. This is because I was pushing money aside in order to throw a much bigger giveaway for the months of April and May combined! The contest will run for today and tomorrow and you will have the opportunity to win a Free Game of Your Choice, a $50 PSN Card or a $20 PSN Card.

Competing in this contest is VERY easy and simple. In fact, not only will it help you kill time at school/work/home to get you through your day, but it’ll also give you the opportunity to have a little “scavenger hunt” to say the least.

Here is what you need to do…Below, I have placed 3 Clues that will indicate a different PlayStation 3 character for each clue from three different EXCLUSIVE titles. Throughout the website in various news articles, I have placed an IMAGE of one of the three characters. In order to enter the contest and have the chance to win one of the three prizes, you must find each character’s image and email the URLs that you found them within to: contest [@] playstationuniversity.com.

Chances are only 3-5 people will be able to find these images, so your odds of winning something great is HIGH.


1. Don’t kill the messenger.

2. Dot…Dot…Dot.

3. Arrows have never been this fun.

Those are the three character clues you’re looking for. The images are substantially big (roughly 500×300). So, it will be easy to spot them! Once again — you have today and tomorrow to find these…If there hasn’t been at least three people to have found all three images by tonight at midnight…I will give you guys a clue as to what article you can find one of the images in.

Good luck!


Alright guys, here are three new clues that are article related to what articles you should be looking towards.

1. Sometimes you need to just check uncharted territory.

2. Give us a release date already!

3. Plastic peripherals have never been this fun.


I’ve included the stated email name below. I’ll be contacting you guys ASAP to get your mailing addresses.

1. Game (Choice) = Dfense

2. PSN Card ($50) = Benevolent_Ascent

3. PSN Card ($20) = Fatality_94

If this is you, you can obviously email me with your mailing address at the same email you sent in your entry to. If not, I’ll be emailing you over the course of the next couple of days.

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Comments (119)

  • xero135

    these are legit CHARACTERS right?

  • The Dean

    All are main or partner characters, yes.

  • VofEscaflowne

    Nice giveaway :) Just checking out the clues, I have absolutely no idea what they’re referring to haha.

  • xero135

    i have some idea on two of them but the “dont kill the messenger” one is hard lol

  • The Dean

    Just think, if only ONE person can find them all…they’ll automatically earn the free game, and $70 worth of PSN credit, lol.

  • xero135

    theres only one thing i can think of for the “dont kill the messenger” one but i dont think im right lol there seems to be no images of it so im probly wrong XD

  • Hero

    I’m afraid the first one could be referring to a game that i haven’t played yet, so I don’t really want to look to make sure, I hate spoilers :/ I think I know number 3 though.

  • The Dean

    Hero, you shouldn’t get any spoilers. They’re just images from the game itself…I pulled them from our screenshot gallery and google images.

    So none of it will be anything you haven’t seen.

  • Jimmyx

    this is crap i havent found any images bigger than 200×200.

  • Hero

    OMFG I think I know the first one. Now I have to find the damn picture…

  • Dreamer_Lion

    Is it 3 characters (1 per clue) or just 1 character from one exclusive title (that accounts for all 3 clues)?.

  • The Dean

    As the text states…it’s three characters, lol

  • TRF

    Gotta look hard. I’d love a free game!

  • The Dean


    You have to look inside the articles to find them man.

  • ps3 alex

    sry but the images are in any article??

    imma look so hard…

  • The Dean

    Yes Alex.

    Tonight — I’ll give 3 more clues for EACH character to make it easier for you guys and 1 clue as to what the article is about where you can find the image.

  • richUK

    It’ll need to be a good clue – I’m completely lost πŸ˜›

  • Patrick Steen

    Oooh, this one is a head scratcher πŸ˜‰

  • Dreamer_Lion


    The article is a little confusing =P (At least for me it was). I thought that it was either one character from one game that’s doing 3 different things OR that it could be 3 different characters from 3 different games. I guess it depends on how you read it xD

    Now, let the hunt begin. . . . lol.

  • War Machine

    I appreciate that you’re doing another contest, and I think the idea is great, but the instructions need a lot more detail or at least a word revision so that there’s no confusion as to what we’re looking for.

  • Nixemus

    Is there a date from when the articles in question start? Just April?

  • The Dean

    I can confirm that ONE person has found ALL THREE images…. I will revise the details a bit here in a second.

  • The Dean

    I fixed up that paragraph guys, sorry about the confusion.

    As stated, one person has completed this already, lol.

  • DJ2Cool

    these are all new images, correct?

  • The Dean

    When you see them, you’ll know they are for the contest because they’re in completely irrelevant articles that have nothing to do with them.

  • Joe Garcia

    I’m obviously not entering, but I have no idea. I can’t wait to see who figured this out, cuz this s a toughy.

  • Moocows111111

    Oh cool, Ima probably drop out of this one, someone else can win the free games XD I found 2 of them, just to waste time.

  • Nixemus

    So, is it all of the articles on the site, or just since April?

  • coolsalajr

    moocows can u tell me please????? i have gone through the first 8 pages of articles and found nothing

  • The Dean

    Nixemus… All articles.

  • Loki

    This is tough. I think I got a clue on the first one, but I’m completely lost on the other two…

  • Nixemus

    But… there are 73 pages of news! This is obscene! *Head explodes*

  • The Dean

    What’s funny is that you guys haven’t realized the clues don’t matter yet πŸ˜‰ Lol. Just look for out of place images within articles and that’ll solve the clues for you πŸ˜‰

  • Nixemus

    But still, thats 12 articles each on 73 pages. Thats 876 articles.

  • The Dean

    The math is strong in you πŸ˜‰

  • Nixemus

    Eesh, its gonna be a loong night…

  • One-Shot

    lol great way to get some hits on tons of articals. ; )

  • Joe Garcia

    Well, 2/3 clues aren’t that hard. Good luck with that third one, because I have no idea, lol. Well deserved win for whoever gets this.

  • VofEscaflowne

    “Just look for out of place images within articles and that’ll solve the clues for you”

    So the clues only make sense once we’ve figured out where the picture is… uh, why are they clues then? :p

  • frog

    are the cluses for the article it is in or what the picture looks like?

  • DJ2Cool

    Sent message.hopefully didn’t have to say which pic goes to which clue.

  • The Dean

    THREE people have successfully completed this challenge guys… Keep it coming, odds are still high.

  • DJ2Cool

    so what happens if more than three people win?


    If three people have successfully completed this challenge, doesn’t that mean its over?

  • One-Shot

    I am assuming he will randomly pick three people who got the links.

  • The Dean

    Yeah guys…your odds of winning are determined by how many people enter… If only 4 people enter, you’ll have a 75% chance of winning… get it?

  • Nixemus

    Thats it. I got to page 15 on my 56kbps connection. Took me 3 hours. I bloody hope the pictures, clues and articles will be outlined with the utmost detail when the winners are revealed! >.<

  • The Dean

    I’ll have article-related clues going out at midnight πŸ˜‰ so it’ll be easier to figure out the specific articles as well.

  • Moocows111111

    I would, but it makes it too easy XD I used deduction to find all of the pictures now. I didn’t send in an email yet because I’m not going to participate, give you 3 guys a higher chance XD

  • Moocows111111

    Oopps I was responding to coolsalajr. Also it’ll take you awhile, the clues don’t really help as much as I would’ve thought. Keep searching, it shouldn’t take you more then an hour if you middle click all of the links. (Only if you have “Tabs” enabled.)

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