This week we return to the town of Silent Hill in Shattered Memories, a reimagining of Konami's survival horror original. You could win yourself a copy if you can crawl away fast enough.
Thanks to Konami's Aussie distributor Mindscape, we have TEN copies of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for Nintendo Wii up for grabs this week. The game's also out on Friday on PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, but we don't have any copies of those to give away, sadly.
Note: As we heard yesterday, the Wii version of Shattered Memories has been delayed by the Iceland volcano. It won't release today as planned, but will hopefully be out next week.
Each day this week we're giving away two copies. But how do you win?
If you played the original Silent Hill for PlayStation, you would know the message you saw whenever you saved your game: "Someday, someone may experience these bizarre events. Hopefully they will find my notes useful."
We want to know what notes you would write about these bizarre events. You know, in the hope that someday, someone will find them useful. Leave your notes in the comments below. The most creative, wittiest and cleverest two notes left will win.
No multiple entries, please. Today's draw will remain open until midday, Friday April 23. The winners will be announced at 3pm Friday and a new draw will open.
And the winners of Wednesday's draw are...
Sean and this jolly romp of a note:
Sung to the tune of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" by Gilbert and Sullivan:
I am the very model of a Silent Hill Protagonist My troubles keep on building from me being a true altruist But local cults just won’t let up, my actions get them really pissed Though I don’t mind their practices, I seem to be a pragmatist
The puzzles I encounter range from cake to mathematical Occasionally strained until I need to take sabbatical This location’s issues stem from tribes Indian historical The horrors seen and lessons learnt are actually allegorical
The way this places transforms itself occurs at total randomness And my inventory looks much like an H.R. Giger shopping list I don’t really get the plot but fine if I can get the jist I am the very model of a Silent Hill Protagonist
and luverly_5pam's lengthy but amusing political tale:
After difficulties getting my proposed health reforms past the various State Governments, my trusty lieutenant Julia suggested I should try and reconnect with the grassroots of Australia. She suggested a fact-finding mission to one of our fine regional towns. I thought this a marvellous idea, and before you know it my staff had booked me in for a four day visit to a pleasant sounding town called Silent Hill. Can't wait! - Kevin Rudd
First day of the tour and I headed to the local cafeteria for a pre-arranged public meeting. I thought it would be a great way to learn the thoughts of the people. However, after waiting for hours, no-one showed up, I couldn't even find a staff member for service! Could Julia have been right? Could I, Kevin07, Man of the People, be losing touch with the common man? I pray that the townsfolk were merely kept away by the thick fog that has plagued the town since my arrival. - Kevin07
Day two, and I have been noticing a number of failings on the part of the State Government, especially when it comes to the subject of public works. Most of the roads are potholed and in a state of general disrepair. At places, the potholes have widened into what can only be described as chasms. Perhaps a new public works scheme to help combat unemployment will be a popular policy in an election year? We need to make sure our rural cousins are getting a fair shake of the sauce bottle in comparison with their city couterparts. I'm sure I could find some funding for the scheme by slashing the budget dedicated to the near constant testing of the town's (admittedly splendid) air raid siren. - K-Rudd
Day three of my regional tour saw me visiting the local hospital, and has left me rather perturbed. The shabbiness and disrepair noticed in the streets has carried over to this public health facility, with beds and wards filthy, bloodstained and in a generally shocking state. What's more the nursing staff seem under-resourced, surly and suffering from low levels of morale. It is now clear to me that my health reforms will come not a minute to soon for facilities such as Alchemilla Hospital. - The Krudd
The final day of my tour has arrived, and I must say I will be happy to return to the safety of Canberra. There is much work to be done if the situation in Silent Hill is indicative of rural Australia as a whole. I spent today working on rural crime rates. I must say, I thought we had problems with knife violence in our cities, but the city boys have nothing on the locals! I witnessed youths carting around knives as long as I am tall, and what's worse is they have fashioned themselves some sort of enormous triangular metal helmets to protect themselves. Who do they think they are, Ned Kelly?!? Despite this escalation in weaponry, the town is policed by a single police-woman, by the name of Cybill Bennett. Long hours and no back-up have left Ms. Bennett jaded and cynical, and I fear for her mental well being in her job. We must be providing better support to our law-enforcement officials. - Kruddler
Someday, someone may experience these bizarre events. Hopefully they will find my notes useful. I am unable to leave Silent Hill, all roads from town seem to be blocked or have disintegrated. Contained within these pages are a blueprint on how to gain the votes of regional Australia, and thus win the next fedral election! Whoever finds them must return them to Julia Gillard at Parliament in Canberra ASAP. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES let these notes fall into the hands of Tony Abbott! - Rudd Out.
Congrats, guys, I'll be in touch once the comp has wrapped up.