On November 8, Activision launched a small, little indie game called Call of something-or other. It seemed to do ok, and it made a few bucks. If you don’t recognize that as a joke, this contest clearly isn’t for you.
Since its release on November 8, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has gone on to dominate the sales charts, and sport some impressive reviews to boot (you can find our review of the game here). In fact, the word “dominate” doesn’t even really do it justice. The game annihilated the charts, stomping on not just gaming records, but all entertainment records in general. In just five days the game has earned $775 million. In five days! In its first 24 hours it set a new entertainment record with a $400 million debut, making it the biggest entertainment launch property of all time. And while many will point to the higher price tag as part of the reason for the records, it is still a mind-blowing figure, and one that will increase as the holiday season kicks into full gear.
But why wait for Christmas? We have two copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to give away, one for the PS3 and one for the Xbox 360, and both are signed by members of Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, the developers of MW3.
Here’s how you enter. You may want to grab a pen and paper to write down this:
Post in the comment section below.
That’s it, that’s all you have to do. Post below and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win. In the comment, tell us your favorite game of the year so far (or if you don’t have one that’s fine, tell us that), and specify which system you would prefer a copy for. If you have both consoles and have no preference, cool, just let us know. This offer is open to U.S. residents only.
The contest will run from now until Monday, November 28 at 5pm PST. Once a winner has been chosen, we will contact them and let them know, then the game will be sent to them courtesy of Blockbuster Video.
Blockbuster would also like extend a special offer to those that tie for second place (which will be everyone but the two winners). If you purchase a copy of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from Blockbuster either online or through Blockbuster’s brick and mortar locations, you will receive one free month of unlimited movie and game rentals. For more info on the Blockbuster deal, follow the link www.blockbuster.com/codmw3 for details.
But for this contest just post below and tell us your system preference, let us know what games you’ve been digging this year, and you will automatically be entered to win.