WIN! Demon's Souls PS3 Black Phantom Edition

There are few games as brutally demanding as From Software's Demon's Souls, the PlayStation 3 exclusive RPG out this week. Which is why you'll really earn it if you manage to win a copy.

UPDATE: This draw is now closed. A new draw opens Friday 11am.

Thanks to Namco Bandai, we have FIVE copies of Demon's Souls on PS3 to give away this week. All five are Black Phantom Editions, too, containing the game, the CD soundtrack, a hardcover artbook and a strategy guide. We're giving away one each day this week.

So how do you win?

Demon's Souls takes an unusual approach to online play. You can use stones to jump into the games of other players to both help them and harass them. Players can also leave messages - advice, warnings, poetry and gibberish - etched into the game world for others to read.

We want you to write a message for your fellow competition entrants to read. Leave your message in the comments below by midnight tonight to be in the running to win. The wittiest and most creative messages will win.

As usual, no multiple entries please. But if you don't win today, you can always enter tomorrow's draw with a brand new message.

And Wednesday's winner is... Grim, who message read:

"Wanted: two assistants to travel to a land clouded with fog and populated with undead and demons. This is not a joke!

The successful applicants will be: well armed, familiar with magicks, blue, able to work well in a team environment, deceased, supply their own green herbs and run slower from demons than myself."

One very highly commended - ie. you so nearly won - goes to Thomas Lee for: "Hard to remove bloodstains? Try Demon Soul-vent."

And shouts out to Jeremy Hore, SirJD, Topher, welbot, Thomas Fulton, Tomasz, Aussie_Foot, Andrew Burdusel and Bukake Kane (for sheer persistence).

[Terms and Conditions]


    If the red covers the pink, attack the brown flesh instead

    "Trust me, its all far too hard and overly repetetive"

    Don't spend your souls all in one place.

    Dear Sir / Madam ,

    Compliments of the season. I would like to firstly send to you the best wishes of good health and success in your pursuits particularly through my proposal ascontained in this stone.

    My colleagues and I have identified quite a huge sum of these funds which are presently floating in the Central Bank of the Boletarian Palace ready for disbursement and would like to divert some of it for our own purposes. We have agreed to share the money to be transferred into your account, to the sum of U.S.$20,000,000.00 or 50 souls.

    We intend to effect the transfer within 10-14 working days from the date of receipt of the following information: Your company's name, address, telephone and fax numbers. We will use your company's name to apply for the payment and backdate the award of the contract to your company. We are looking forward to doing this transaction with you and we solicit for your utmost confidentiality in this transaction.

    Best regards,
    Old Monk.

    Are you a shade of brown or grey? If so then welcome to an exciting opportunity in an exotic land! Other color palettes need not apply.

    if it bleeds, we can kill it

    Demon's souls takes me many places. Hot places. Cold places.

    Your souls will be safe with me – for three easy payments of – this game is too hard – this game is unfair – #%@!% – plus freight

    And Thursday’s winner is… Dave(from the future), whose message was:

    And Thursday’s winner is… Dave(from the future), whose message was:

    And Thursday’s winner is… Dave(from the future), whose message was:

    And Thursday’s winner is… Dave(from the future), whose message was:

    And Thursday’s winner is… Dave(from the future), whose message was:

    And Thursday’s winner is… Dave(from the future), whose message was:


    Materialise into the punishing world of Demon’s Souls, your sword wielded and shield raised, and prepare to…ROLL! Roll, roll, roll! This is your most powerful weapon! THERE’S A DEMON! QUICK, ROLL! Ha-ha! A giant blob monster! ROLL! Dragon! ROLL! Some planks of wood! Roll into the planks of wood! Satisfying! A door! Roll! What an entrance! A wall! ROLL! A mote of dust! ROLL! Eat dust…dust! Uh, The Old One! For the love of God, ROLL!

    I have just returned from meeting King Allant XII in the Boletarian Palace. It is the only sane thing to do if you find yourself up there.

    Sorry but the princess ... wait ... this isn’t ... oh god my spleen.

    You're going to need a bigger sword.

    I was here but died further ahead; look for the skeleton and dried blood.

    Woohoo! Thanks David! I knew riffing on that famous "Wanted: Companion for time travel" classified ad was a good idea ;)

    Been ousted from office by Julia, the country seems to hate me, air hostess brought me the wrong meal AGAIN and I can't beat this bloody level. Could this day get any worse?

    Warning: Be prepaired for this next section, bring change of underwear.

    Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.

    It's coooold out there every day. What is this, the Nexus?

    Not hardly. And you know, you can expect hazardous travel later today with that, you know, that, uh, that deep fog thing.

    That deep fog - thing. That deep fog - thing. Oh, well, here's the report! The National Weather Service is calling for a "big deep fog thing!"

    It's like I'm a kid in a candy store! - Shang Tsung

    Why aren't all smart as me.
    David W. wants to see-
    A limerick! You trolls!
    I win Demon Souls!
    For I love games that are free.

    (Thanks for my Mr.Congeniality award for yesterday's entry...have learnt my lesson).

    Ok today's entry:

    Dear Sir/M,
    I am Mr.David Mark. an Auditor of a BANK OF THE NORTH INTERNATIONAL,ABUJA (FCT).
    I have the courage to Crave indulgence for this important business believing that you will never let me down either now or in the future.
    Some years ago, an Australian Mining
    consultant/ contractor with the Nigeria National
    Petroleum Corporation, made a numbered time (fixed)deposit for twelve calendar months, valued
    $12M.USD (TWELVE MILLION US DOLLARS) in an account.
    On maturity,The bank sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.
    After a month, The bank sent another reminder and finally his contract employers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation wrote to inform the bank that he died without MAKING A WILL, and all attempts by the Australian Embassy to
    trace his next of kin was fruitless. I
    therefore, made further investigation and
    discovered that the beneficiary was an immigrant from Jamaica and only recently obtained an Australian citizenship. He did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank deposit paper work. This
    money total amount$12M.AUSD ( TWELVE MILLION AUS DOLLARS)is still sitting in my bank as a dormant Account.
    No one will ever come forward to claim it, and according to Nigerian Banking policy, after some years, the money will revert to the
    ownership of the Nigerian Government if the
    account owner is certified dead. This is the situation, and my proposal is that I am looking for a foreigner who will stand in as the next of
    kin to beneficiary, and OPEN a Bank Account abroad to facilitate the transfer of this money. This is simple, all you have to do is to OPEN
    an account anywhere in the world and send me the details for me to arrange the proper money transfer paperwork, and facilitate the transfer.
    The money will then be paid into this Account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me, 35 %
    for you and 5% for expenses that might come up during transfer process. There is no risk at all, and all the paper work for this transaction will be done by me using my position and connections in the banks in Nigeria. This business transaction is guaranteed.And the first phase of the transfer will be ($4M.AUSD)FOUR MILLION DOLLARS as advised by our insider in the bank.
    If you are interested, please reply immediately through my personal email sending the following details:
    (1) Your Full Name/Address
    (2) Your Private
    Telephone/fax Number.
    Please observe the utmost confidentiality, and be
    rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest some of my share
    in your country. I look forward to your earliest reply.
    Kind Regards,
    Mr.Richard Cranium.

      Oops, Ammended.
      Dear Sir/Madam,
      I am Mr.Richard Cranium, an Auditor of the BANK OF THE NORTH INTERNATIONAL,ABUJA (FCT).

    Can't get onto PSN? Maybe you should try Demon's Soul-itaire.

    "Dragon mating season in progress, enter cave at own risk! Or at least be carrying a Barry White CD"

    Are you there, God? It's me. I know I never paid too much attention in church, but I could really use some of that good stuff now. I'm...afraid. I'm afraid some weirdo's got my soul and I don't know what they're doing to it! I just want it back. Please? I hope you can hear this.

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