The $US 500 Wish List Contest

500mullah.jpgWith so very many games to get this holiday season we here at Kotaku thought it would be nice to help out. So we've decided to cough up the cash, not Kash, to buy one lucky reader a $US 500 gift certificate to help them on their way to catching up with all of those great games hitting by the end of the year... and beyond.

Since I feel like I owe so very much to the three guest editors we had on the site, I've decided to tie the contest, or at least part of it, to the oodles of posts that Geoff Keighley, Ian Bogost and Simon Carless wrote while they took time away from their busy schedules to take up residence in the Kotaku Tower.

Hit the jump to read the rules for entering this latest contest. Make sure not to miss the deadline, which looms this very Friday.To enter you'll need to answer one question about each of our guest editors. The answer, of course, can be found within the posts they made during their week on the site.

1. What's the name of the first chapter of The Chronicles of Sir Francis Drake, which Geoff Keighley received with his copy of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune?

2. List the early advergaming games that Ian Bogost wrote about in his Early Advergames series during his stay at Kotaku.

3. Simon Carless polled members of the Advisory Committee for the Game Developers Choice Awards about which games most influenced and inspired them, early in their life/career. Who were the members and which games did they select?

Make sure to submit your answers to kotakucontestATgmailDOTcom by this Friday at midnight Pacific and don't forget to include your commenting account name so we can contact you.

Like I said, this is part one. Next we will randomly draw 30 names from the pool of people who get these questions right and then post their commenting account names over the weekend. Sometime on Monday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mountain time we will post a question on the site. The first of the 30 finalists to answer it correctly will win the prize.

Be warned, we will not be emailing the finalists, just posting their names on Saturday and Sunday.

Now for the rules: No cheating. Posting the answers to that first batch of questions here or elsewhere will get you kicked from the contest and possibly publicly ridiculed. Entries must be submitted by Friday. Open to anyone in the world... who doesn't work for Gawker.


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