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Countdown To Christmas Contest Day #3

This one is going up late to try to help out anyone who is missing the contest due to their time zones.

Today we have a prize pack which includes:

A Video Game Collector #8 and VGC #1/2 from Video Game Collector Magazine.

Users choice of a Video Game Sprite T-Shirt and Mousepad from eBay seller RetroRalphs

Bubble Bobble 2 Gameboy Proto from eBay seller sama$$aran.

Earthworm Jim Action Figure (exclusive mail-away offer in the mid-90’s) from the Goat Store.

As well as a bonus random prize of an Extreme Flash Advance 256Mbit LC, GBA flash cartridges from TotalGBA.com

How To Win

Its easy, just figure out which eBay auction would post this personal ad.

Hi there, Im a tough guy. In my younger days, I once took a bullet and Ive also been on fire.
This time around, Im one number away from being evil.
In my spare time, I enjoy breaking codes. Also, Im not a cheap date.

Post the auction title and link as a comment. This seems easy to me, but if its not, Ill post hints later. First correct answer wins.

Once again, you NEED to be registered to win. That’s the only way I can confirm your the person who posted and make sure you get your prize. Go here to register.

Side note: Hotmail users are having trouble getting their registration messages. Contact me directly if you cant so I can reset your password and send it to you.

And once again, I’m going to give out the second prize to a random registered person tomorrow morning.

Only one entry per person. If youve won a previous prize, youre disqualified from this contest, unless youd rather have this prize instead of the original one.

Good luck!

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  1. Heh, and to think, I was just about to log off for the night, lol. Boy, I really don’t have a life…

    Too bad I don’t have a clue either… lol.

  2. I’m lost but I feel I need to try something.
    PS3
    Hi there, I’m a tough guy. (its big)
    In my younger days, I once took a bullet (PSX)
    and Ive also been on fire. (PS2)
    This time around, Im one number away from being evil. (4 sounds like death in Chinese)
    In my spare time, I enjoy breaking codes. (PS3 used in colleges for number crunching)
    Also, Im not a cheap date. ($600)

    I know every one of these is a stretch and not even close to what I am thinking but I tried something.

  3. That’s better than what I got… Nothing… lol.

    Find any PS3 references to 665? (one number away from 666, that’s sure an evil number, mwhahahahaha! lol)

  4. Alright, I have to go to sleep. I can’t wait no longer. Surely this contest will be over before I wake up (about 12 hours from now, lol). So, by going by nothing more than a guess I’ll pick 50 Cent: Bulletproof (although, surely given the infomation we know now, the PS3 will sound much better than my guess, lol)

    Hi there, I’m a tough guy. (certainly the truth there…)
    In my younger days, I once took a bullet (nine to be exact)
    and Ive also been on fire. (surely there has to be flamethrowers in this game)
    This time around, Im one number away from being evil. (51, like area 51 with those ufo’s)
    In my spare time, I enjoy breaking codes. (well, the game wasn’t reviewed very well, so either the scores themselves, or the game code)
    Also, Im not a cheap date. (50 cents can sound decieving, until you realize all the bling-bling he has)

    Ta da! And the info to make it an official entry:

    50 Cent Bulletproof
    http://cgi.ebay.com/50-Cent-Bulletproof_W0QQitemZ200182677236QQcmdZViewItem

    G’night everyone! I hope for everyone’s sake, this isn’t the answer, lol.

  5. Aww…if that rule was in effect earlier, I might have waited for another contest. Oh well. Even if I could enter today’s contest, I can’t figure this out. Good luck guys.

  6. I thought you could play again, according to earlier post:

    I’m opening each days contest to everyone… even winners of previous days. I doubt anyone will win twice, but you are all welcome to try.

    but he mightve changed his mind.
    on-topic i still have no clue, ps3 still sounds the best.

  7. Okay after much thought and being really tired, here is my guess.

    Resident Evil 4

    Common enough game for Link to think it would be easy.

    Hi there, I’m a tough guy. (Leon)
    In my younger days, I once took a bullet (In RE-2 he took one if I remember right)
    and Ive also been on fire. (There is burning crap all over RE)
    This time around, Im one number away from being evil. (I believe he is infected with the virus or something??? never really got that far)
    In my spare time, I enjoy breaking codes. (WTH??? um the game has puzzels and for all i know it could be an obscure fact)
    Also, Im not a cheap date. (Dunno, but sure it fits in)

    Also Link said a while ago “The truth is, I’m the ultimate Resident Evil fanboy.” So why not?

    Lol, well I hope that right.

    Here is the Link to a Gamecube auction.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Resident-Evil-4-GameCube_W0QQitemZ290190870025QQihZ019QQcategoryZ62053QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

  8. Hi there, Im a tough guy. In my younger days, I once took a bullet and Ive also been on fire.
    This time around, Im one number away from being evil.
    In my spare time, I enjoy breaking codes. Also, Im not a cheap date.

  9. Oh, shit. Get telephone 20 minutes ago, but just realised (?) I lost again;-) Shoud have updated the comments before I answered.

  10. I’ll add a hint every hour.
    Also, Im not a cheap date. = Expensive Auction

    colorninja I’m changing the rules so you CAN win twice or even thrice, you just have to only take one prize pack. The other goes back into the pot.

    There’s a couple of clues there you can use to build a search string.

  11. Here’s a wild guess: James Bond.

    Hi there, I’m a tough guy. (sure)
    In my younger days, I once took a bullet and I’ve also been on fire. (umm, I haven’t really seen any of the movies, but maybe?)
    This time around, I’m one number away from being evil. (He’s 007. 008 turned evil, yes?)
    In my spare time, I enjoy breaking codes. (uhh, sure)
    Also, I’m not a cheap date. (here’s the most expensive auction I could find)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/GAMEBOY-ADVANCE-SP-Blk-Limitd-Edtn-James-Bond-007-Game_W0QQitemZ370005007850QQihZ024QQcategoryZ140089QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

  12. Nope.

    Hints:

    Think, one DIGIT away from evil. Not one number.

    In my spare time, I enjoy breaking codes.

    Get one number from that and one word.

    Bing. you’ve got the auction.

  13. Link, I think you might need to put a little more thought into these competitions before they go live. Don’t get me wrong; I love that you’re giving away stuff and otherwise this site is done quite well. However, you need a group of people that can Devil’s Advocate your instructions for these contests. The first contest was quite a bit confusing, as there were many ways to interpret when to be the poster. Then there’s the amending the rules about winners a few days in (which I understand but am just a bit frustrated that it wasn’t decided earlier). Add to that this competition where one of your “hints” is really a retraction of part of the clue and the end result is just strange. I mean, I understand that there was that GB that worked after being blown up in the Gulf War, but that wasn’t the GBC’s “younger days”…it was really the GBC’s older brother, eh? Also, the GBC has a reputation for not being so tough, especially compared to the original GB. As for the “hint,” the original clue facilitates the number being 665, 656, 566, 667, 676 or 766, but not just 66.

    Just some thoughts. Still love the site, just want to help out.

  14. I disagree. These are contests, not free giveaways! Make one of us fly to Cambodia or something and find the lost treasure of King Mufasa for the next contest.. haha. Good contest today, and congrats jason. Cant wait until tomorrow!!!

  15. Haha, porschepunk.

    By the way, I’m pretty sure that, under that new rule, you’d have to give up your flash cart to get the magazines.

  16. It took me about 2 1/2 hours of searching to find the auction, but I did, so it was a difficult contest, not a “bad” one. I think it was well done, it took over 6 1/2 hours for the contest to be won. I think I speak for most when I say we don’t want a contest that is over in 2 minutes because the clues were too good. You have to work for it and do some serious thinking, Thank you all for the congrats 🙂

  17. Oh, I agree that it shouldn’t be easy. I’m definitely not saying that. I’m just saying that there are a few wording issues that bouncing the stuff off friends or something would help with.

    I’m definitely not saying it should be simple. Definitely not. I liked this contest. I’m just saying that it would’ve been better if Link would have realized he needed to say digit instead of number originally, and not later as a hint. I wouldn’t have gotten it anyway, but I think that there might have been people that had already submitted their answer that would have benefited from the clarification.

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