Get Into the Running for a Free Copy of Watch_Dogs

DrStrangelove

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Get Into the Running for a Free Copy of Watch_Dogs

The Escapist and GameFront want you to get your own fancy schmancy copy of Watch_Dogs.

Watch_Dogs is one of the most anticipated games of the newest generation of consoles. Its launch was delayed, but now it's finally coming out and we want you to have a copy. To that end The Escapist is teaming up with GameFront to bring you your own copy of Watch_Dogs. We want you to experience this game-changing game, and we want to be the people to put a copy of Watch_Dogs in your hands, and in your console. We are giving away two copies of Watch_Dogs, so don't wait and get your name in the hat for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

The contest has already started, but you have until May 31st to get into the running for a copy of Watch_Dogs. That may sound like a long time but don't hesitate, time flies when contests are running. We know you like video games, and we know that you would love a copy of Watch_Dogs, so make both of us happy by winning that game.

Click here to get in the running for a brand new copy of Watch_Dogs [http://lockerdome.com/6170038851878465/6570955526901530].


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Check out what you have in store for you with some screens from Watch_Dogs.

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tippy2k2

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Houseman said:
How do these contests work? I'm almost afraid to register because I don't know how my information will be used.
You register using a Facebook account or Twitter and Lockerdome has your permission to post to your wall/feed.

I don't know how often they take advantage of that for there is no way in hell that I'm giving a marketing company permission to do that so maybe someone who was brave/desperate enough to enter a contest can enlighten you on that part...

As per my usual comment; I love you Escapist but you've gotta ditch this company. There's no way in hell I'm giving them permission to spam my friends for a slim chance to get some free stuff.
 

tippy2k2

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Houseman said:
Thanks.

I saw that you can register with email. I wonder what that does? Perhaps you need to forward email to X amount of people to get more entries?
Unless it has changed in the past month (I had the same thought that I could register with email and not worry about the spam), it STILL requires you to link it to Facebook/Twitter to use it.
 

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Basically, you're putting yourself on an ad list to enter this and/or giving them a chance to post ads on your Facebook wall or Twitter feed. There are quite a few websites using LockerDome to run giveaways, but I'd rate them as one peg slightly higher than a popup add that wants to sell me male enhancement pills for free as long as I put in my contact info.

I'd just create a random e-mail acct and only check it when these contests are ending, but I'm way too lazy for that shit.
 

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One of those glorious days when I feel good about not having FB or the Tweeteritis. Sorry guys, free games aren't worth this even if I had either.

also "its launch" and "video games" :p

Silly silly.
 

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This seems a lot like a pyramid scheme.
tippy2k2 said:
I love you Escapist but you've gotta ditch this company.
The Escapist hasn't always used this company?
Who did they use before?
 

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IceForce said:
tippy2k2 said:
I love you Escapist but you've gotta ditch this company.
The Escapist hasn't always used this company?
Who did they use before?
It used to be that The Escapist would be the one hosting that stuff. You would use your Escapist info to sign up for contests and whatnot. If there was a third party website involved, you would still sign up and register using the Escapist.

I suppose this is myself assuming but it seemed to have changed with Alloy Digital taking over in November of 2012 but that could be a coincidence/I may not have noticed (I don't recall DL being here in 2013 but that doesn't mean much). I know for a fact that it was not DL in 2011 (I won myself a 360 on this site and everything was through The Escapist).
 

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I don't even know where this lockerdome garbage came from, it just sort-of appeared a while back, but I'm proper sick of it.

Escapist or otherwise.
 

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Houseman said:
tippy2k2 said:
Houseman said:
How do these contests work? I'm almost afraid to register because I don't know how my information will be used.
You register using a Facebook account or Twitter and Lockerdome has your permission to post to your wall/feed.

I don't know how often they take advantage of that for there is no way in hell that I'm giving a marketing company permission to do that so maybe someone who was brave/desperate enough to enter a contest can enlighten you on that part...

As per my usual comment; I love you Escapist but you've gotta ditch this company. There's no way in hell I'm giving them permission to do that for a slim chance to get some free stuff.
Thanks.

I saw that you can register with email. I wonder what that does? Perhaps you need to forward email to X amount of people to get more entries?
Do not give them your email. You will get mail every time someone comments on the damn thing. It isn't worth it.

But no, I honestly don't care enough to have my friends spammed and myself to win a free copy of a game. That may or not be good.
 

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tippy2k2 said:
As per my usual comment; I love you Escapist but you've gotta ditch this company. There's no way in hell I'm giving them permission to spam my friends for a slim chance to get some free stuff.
just what I was going to say... thanks tippy

Seriously Escapist your making money through ads (that I don't block) as well as offsite links, could you please host your own contests and not send us off to a crappy third party site that will use my details for unsolicited purposes?
 

Keiichi Morisato

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so... can i choose what platform i want the game on should i win? because i would want the Wii U version of the game.
 

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Possibly one of my largest hates is contests in which you don't have to do anything with any significance to participate and/or that are decided arbitrarily or poorly, which is essentially every competition to do with Facebook. Sick of this shit.
 

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Wait, wait wait... You want me to give my Facebook account details to some marketing company that also has permission to post things to my wall? All for just the CHANCE to win a video game?

You've got no chance.
 

Nurb

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Exploiting so many people as free unpaid marketing tools while using a company that has so little regard for the rights and privacy for their users and give up yet more personal info all for just a small chance at one of two copies of a game.

This is very distasteful and worse than the pre-order BS.
 

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Eh, I pre-ordered deadsec for my 360 months ago. So I will pass.

God I am hyped for this game, thanks for adding to my impatience. >_<
 

weirdee

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btw, there's nothing in this thing that i can find about WHICH version of the game is actually being given away
 

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Okay, I'll agree I prefered it when TheEscapist or Warcry hosted these but to everyone getting their knickers in a twist over the app "posting to your wall" thing:

You do know how Facebook works right? You are aware that apps don't just continuously post things to your wall. Because that's never, ever happened to me or anyone I know. Even the ones that just about know how to work The Internets. You're not giving it permission to act autonomously, you're giving it permission to post on your behalf when you tell it to.

Thats not to say theres anything wrong with not wanting to give the company your details, but the app itself isn't a rogue programme