Contest start! So, we're giving away a BlackSite: Area 51 gaming PC from Alienware. The winner will also get an Area 51 T-shirt, an "eyeblack" patch and a copy of Midway's Stranglehold PC. The computer is a $US 3,000 dollar machine, making this one of the most expensive things we've given away, so any bitching about the TOTALLY FREE AND AMAZING PRIZE will be met with the blunt end of the Ban Hammer.
The contest is based on Crecente's sadistic treasure hunts. Long-time readers will know what we're talking about. Basically, we give you a clue about a post we've done, and then y'all must go find it. If you find the correct post, there will be another clue, which you'll need to track down. And so on. This contest will have ten questions, or "Missions" as I call them. These missions are unnumbered, but if you are doing the contest correctly, they show flow into the next question, etc. The contest ends Monday November 11 at midnight EST. Send all your answers with links to [email protected] with the word contest in the subject line. The winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries and announced Friday November 16.
Anyone who posts answers on Kotaku or anywhere on the internet will be banned and made an example of. Here's your first mission:
While Crecente wasn't able to see out of his Halo 3 helmet, this guy was — and added an awesome visor. Thumbs up all around. Find him!
Spent literally hours putting this together, trying to make this as hard and difficult as possible. Remember, nothing is free, so if you want this pricey loot, get to work!
Specs after the jump.
Eds Update: Quick note about the contest. Three things: Be sure to include your name and home address. Also, to enter this contest, you must be 18 years old and up. Also, if you are only sending us one link, you are wrong. Very, very wrong. Send us TEN links and correct answers.
Processor: IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz 8MB Cache 1066MHz FSB Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine WindowsÂ® XP Media Center Edition 2005 - With no Media Center Remote Control or TV Tuner
Chassis: AlienwareÂ® P2 Chassis with AlienIceâ„¢ 3.0 Video Cooling and 1000 Watt SLI Capable Power Supply - Space Black Chassis Customization : AlienwareÂ® Standard System Lighting - Astral Blue High-Performance Liquid Cooling: AlienwareÂ® Standard System Cooling
Motherboard: AlienwareÂ® Approved NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard
Memory: High-Performance 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 1GB - 2 x 512MB System Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ 8MB Cache Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 18X Dual Layer DVDÂ±RW/CD-RW Writer w/ Nero Software Suite Graphics Processor: Single Graphics Processors - 768MB NVIDIAÂ® GeForceâ„¢ 8800 GTX
Monitor: No Monitor
Sound Card: High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
Keyboard: AlienwareÂ® USB Full-Size Keyboard Mouse : AlienwareÂ® Optical 3-Button Mouse with Scroll Wheel
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service Alienware Extras: AlienwareÂ® Mousepad Alienware Extras: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $100 Value - FREE!
Alienware Extras: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management - $100 Value - FREE!