WIN! Prince Of Persia Xbox 360 Game & Guide

WIN! Prince Of Persia Xbox 360 Game & Guide

Everyone loved Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Which is why the new Prince of Persia – out next week – is ostensibly a sequel to everyone’s favourite Prince of Persia game. And it’s really good. Wanna win it?

Thanks to Ubisoft we have EIGHT copies of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands to give away this week. That’s four copies on PlayStation 3 and four on Xbox 360.

WIN! Prince Of Persia Xbox 360 Game & GuideWe also have EIGHT Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands official Prima guides as well, pictured. So you win the game and the guide. If you win, that is.

We’re giving away one game and guide today and every day for the next six days.

How do you enter?

Easy. It’s limerick time once more. All you have to do is write a Prince of Persia themed limerick in the comments below. Normally I give you the opening line, but this time you’re free to choose your own. Just make sure the limerick is about the Prince of Persia!

Entries for today’s draw will close at midnight tonight. No multiple entries please – but you may enter tomorrow’s draw using a new limerick or perhaps a haiku. Make sure you leave a valid email or comment via Facebook Connect.

And yesterday’s PS3 winner is:

Andrew Costanzo! His limerick read:

If the Prince falls, he does not deter, He can reverse time so it won’t occur, Grabs the dagger in hand, …Oh no, out of sand! Where is Elika when you need her?

Also, a quick shout out to FatShady, Stone, Badger, Stevorooni, Anthony Zonaga, Gerard, Ross Colvin, dxyl and Michael for all making me laugh.

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  • Oh wow, yay!!
    Good luck to everyone elses limericks. I can’t wait to read some more awesome ones.

  • There once was a persian prince
    who really made bad guys wince
    At leaping adept
    and through dimensions he stepped
    shifting time to avoid being mince

  • The Prince walks around with a swagger
    But the swords on the wall make him stagger
    Too bad for the Prince
    For they surely will mince
    You’re lucky you have got the Dagger

  • the prince with his sword did advance
    he moves with such grace like a dance
    he runs along walls
    to avoid any falls
    cos he hates getting sand in his pants

  • There once was a guy stuck at work
    Who on Kotaku would lurk
    Prince of Persia loot
    Would make him go W00T!
    And count as a business perk

  • If I could turn back time,
    For I’ve slipped on some slime,
    I’d not call upon Cher,
    But the Prince with long hair,
    And back up the wall I would climb.

  • the prince felt an annoying itch
    in his groin whilst scaling a cliff
    but without a hand to spare
    a thought through the despair
    “never again flirt with a witch”

  • there once was a man named prince
    whose act failed to convince
    for he sung red corvette and purple rain
    over and over again
    after that we haven’t seen him since.

  • What’s up with that wild Prince’s vest?
    Just armour to cover his chest?
    If he got hacked at the shoulder,
    Then Persia may smolder,
    So why doesn’t he cover up the rest?

  • I have to admit I already entered a similar limerick yesterday, but I think it got lost somewhere in the interwebs, so I’ll attempt to repeat myself 😛

    The prince’s tale is one of frustration
    that comes from his love of narration
    Farah asked how he knew her name
    to which his reply then became
    An endlessly looping explanation

  • Of the prince whom it’s said is a Persian,
    I profess he has quite the aversion,
    To monsters of sand,
    Who plague his fair land,
    And putt him off wearing his turban!

    PS3 version.

  • With dagger in hard, he fights foes,
    So nimble, so quick on his toes
    Not afraid of great heights,
    Hard to keep in your sights
    To the walls, look up high, there he goes!

      • His dagger is hard, and it shows,
        He has a slight fetish for toes
        Not afraid to wear tights,
        He’s got breasts in his sights,
        To the bed, under doona, he blows!

        • That reminds me of the Sean Connery impersonator on SNL’s Celebrity Jeopordy.

          “I cut cut an album of dirty limericks just so I could be here tonight”

  • “We need a new prince, ” went the call.
    “whose acting will win over all.
    “He needs to be charming,
    “his looks and sword disarming!”
    So really? Jake Gyllenhaal?

  • The Prince made his way through some traps
    The tower was dangerous without maps
    If the Sultan came home soon
    He’d fall into a pit of doom
    The architect should be fired with slaps

  • Chesty Jake is getting irate
    Tamina’s period is late
    He’ll use the time dagger
    And regain his lost swagger
    No more baby? Well played mate


  • There once was a Persian prince
    That desperately needed to piss
    with no place to unzip
    he tryed to stop time but ran out of time
    and now hes covered in it

  • Deftly the prince does attack,
    Rarely is he taken aback,
    Rendering all foes asunder,
    Leaving him time to wonder,
    How to get the sand from betwixt his crack…

  • There once was a Persian Prince
    who had a bit of a mince
    “He is so Gay”
    the people did say
    And no one has heard from him since

  • A blade did sever my prince
    Severed flesh and bone with a wince
    Despite the powers of time
    Water is the best healer for mine
    Homeopath advertising has never been better since

  • The Prince was a man without wife
    Loving girls while in a single life
    If forced to commit
    To a marriage permit
    He’d rewound time back with his knife

  • The prince got sick of the sand.
    He no longer thought Persia to be grand.
    He decided to franchise reboot.
    To a first person shoot.
    But got stuck as DLC in Rockband.

  • There were three prince games not overlooked
    The gaming world they quite shook
    But they need updating dramatically
    ‘Cos you can’t automatically
    Upload your achievements to facebook.

  • Back in ’08 was a prince,
    Whose royalty was not evidenced.
    They ditched this great game,
    For more of the same,
    And the Persian has not been seen since.

  • As a Persian prince, one is known,
    To lay a legal claim on the throne.
    Yet if one wants to be king,
    Well this game is the thing,
    And it’s one, one must play on one’s own.

  • There once was a prince named Xerxes
    Whose influence spread like herpes
    When spartans did cease
    His advance into Greece
    He melted their faces like grilled cheese

  • Thanks for the shout out David. Nice to know my work here is appreciated. It sucks however, that was my A material. I feel any other entry that I submit would just be letting you down…

    Oh well, here goes…

    There was a game about a Persian Prince

    1989 was the year that in which

    It was the First Motion-Capture Animation in a Video Game

    An announcment in the Guiness book of world records confirmed the same

    and Wikipedia jokes work well in a pinch!

  • The Sands of Time had a wonderful prose,
    The Prince jumped, ran and killed foes,
    But one little niggle,
    Caused my sister to giggle,
    Why is he removing his clothes?

  • There’s a dagger with magic sand,
    that makes time rewind in your hand,
    There was this prince guy,
    thought he’d give it a try,
    There’s a dagger with magic sand,

  • “With the dagger that can bend space.
    I will end all evil I face”.
    Yet, he fakes to be bold,
    Being emo and cold,
    All to undress some hot chicks lace.

  • there once was a man named Jordan
    who made a prince game that wasn’t borin’
    little did he know
    it would become a hollywood show
    and ubisoft would make the game a sure thing

  • There once was a Prince called Jake
    His accent was obviously fake
    The Prince comes from Persia
    Not middle class suburbia
    The casting, it was a mistake!

  • The prince needs to help a djinn
    With protection sphere, pillar and sand ring
    Time is written anew
    With motion control thrown in too
    Wii arn’t sure he knoticed a thing.

  • “What’s this?” The good player does wonder
    As the prince tears a person asunder
    “Where’s the story?” He asks
    “Some harrowing tasks?
    Or the guy with a spoon from down-under?”

  • The prince, feeling hip; full of swagger,
    Went out on the town with a straggler.
    Halfway through the bad date,
    He learned of his fate,
    And realised he’d forgotten the dagger.

  • The Sands Of Time, at percentage 83
    An annoying puzzle is presented for thee.
    Picking random doors will certainly deprive
    Enter 4,7,3,1 and finally 4,9,5
    To find Farah and a Bath Scene, much glee!


  • Time rewinds when the dagger’s employed!
    Onto spikes he just couldn’t avoid…
    But then slipped down a hole
    Hit the ledge at a roll,
    The prince leapt across the dark void,

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