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Play “Toss the Turtle” and Win Darksiders!

Note: This competition has ended.

I thoroughly enjoyed playing Darksiders (read our review here) and in our first competition in 2010, we want you to experience that feeling too. Thanks to our sponsors, SterKinekor, we’re giving away a copy of Darksiders for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and a Darksiders-branded t-shirt to go with each copy.

Instead of the usual lucky draw type of competition, we’re trying to keep things a little different here at Onelargeprawn. Based on the popularity of our play-a-game-to-win-a-game idea last year with our Boxhead competition, we’re going to ask you to do something heinous…to a turtle. You might go to hell for it, but I’d like to think the end justifies the means. ;-)

So what do you have to do? Find out after the jump.

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The Boxhead/Modern Warfare 2 Competition Winner!

Our Boxhead/Modern Warfare 2 competition has come to an end and you’re mere seconds away from finding out who the winner is.  At the beginning of last week, we asked you to play Sean Cooper’s most addictive isometric shooter, Boxhead: The Zombie Wars, and submit your scores to our leader-board. The top scorer at the end of the competition would win a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the system of their choice and a MW2-branded wallet.

Many zombie lives were lost in the making of this competition. We’ve had 200 score submissions so a big thanks to all our entrants for the blood, sweat, and tears they spilled on the killing fields. It’s now time to see  whose effort reigned supreme. There can only be one winner so hit the jump to find out who it is!

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Competition Update: Boxhead High Scores

Note: This competition has ended.

We’re midway through our Boxhead/Modern Warfare 2 competition, and I thought it would be nice to update you on the standings. Crazy Monkey Games dropped me a mail with the high scores for the  “1lp_” users. The numbers are from yesterday, November 18th, around 2:00pm (SA time) – scores may have changed, but it’ll give you a rough idea of our leader-board.

Boxhead: The Zombie Wars Top 3 Scores

  1. 1lp_squirrely 1 902 210 500
  2. 1lp_Stavey 1 394 780 900
  3. 1lp_Stavey 676 342 300

One part Terminator, one part Harry Houdini, 1lp_squirrley is the bad-ass currently in top spot with staggering score of 1 902 210 500! The other contender, 1lp_Stavey, is in striking distance. Clearly these two players know which end of the gun the bullets come out of.

If you want to take home a copy of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and a MW2-branded wallet, you just need to top our leader-board, and you have until midnight (SA time) on Sunday, November 22nd to do so. If you’re new to this competition, you can find the full details HERE. Good luck!

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Play Boxhead: The Zombie Wars & Win Modern Warfare 2!

Note: This competition has ended.

Competition time rolls around again here at Onelargeprawn. This time, it’s a little different. We’ve moved away from the lucky draw model to one that rewards the last man/woman standing. It’s relatively painless, in contrast, you’ll be one dishing out the pain.

We have teamed up with Sean Cooper Games, Crazy Monkey Games, and our local friends Megarom to bring you a competition where you could win a copy of Modern Warfare 2* on the console of your choice (PS3 or Xbox 360) and a MW2-branded wallet.

Sound good? Excellent. Find the full details after the jump.

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Movember Madness: Grow a ‘Tache, Donate to CANSA, Win Big!

Male prostate cancer is topic that may be dear to a man’s heart, well it’s more lower down, according to our in-house veterinarian.

Gavin over at LazyGamer is running a drive to raise money for charity and spread the awareness of prostate cancer and male depression. It’s a worthwhile cause on its own, but to sweeten the pot, they have two Rockstar Games hampers up for grabs – one will be given away to a randomly selected donator, the other will go to the individual who grows the gnarliest, most man-tastic moustache in the month on November Movember.

To find out how you can donate to this good cause and take part in Movember Madness, please head to LazyGamer.

Top Tip: If you’re stuck for ‘tache grooming ideas, have a look at a clip from the World Moustache Championships 2009 and read up on moustache styles.

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Win a Copy of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves!

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is certainly the best action-adventure game I have played this year and completely deserving of the universal acclaim it has received. The stunning graphics, witty dialogue, and the familiar gameplay all came together to make for a truly thrilling experience that I truly did not want to end.

If you haven’t had a chance to play in the boots of everyday man Nathan Drake, the listen up as Lisa and the gang over at el33tonline have a treasure that’s worth fighting for. They’re giving away two copies of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and in the spirit of KISS principle, all you have to do is correctly answer a question to be entered into the draw.

The competition ends on November 11th, 2009 and the full details can be found at el33tonline. Good luck!

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And The Winner Is…


Since February this year, we here at Onelargeprawn have been hard at work getting our hands on prizes to give them away to you, our loyal readers. We’ve had some really great companies who have sponsored their goodies for our various competitions and I’d like to send a massive thanks to them for their kindness.

I can’t enter our competitions, and whilst it’s always great to give stuff away, I wouldn’t mind winning something occasionally. And recently, a little bit of good karma must have rubbed off – the blog aggregating juggernaut Afrigator teamed up with financial institution Mimoney to offer R500 vouchers to five lucky bloggers, and I was one of them.

Being a gamer, I spent that voucher before you can say “Press Start”! It wouldn’t come as a surprise that I pre-ordered the critically acclaimed Uncharted 2: Among Thieves from At the moment, you can’t actually use Mimoney vouchers to pre-order goods at Kalahari, but a simple workaround suggested by their ever helpful staff got the order done.

So there you have it, 172 words to tell you I won something. It hardly enriches your life, but I thought I’d share it anyway. ;-)

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Competition Reminder: Win Death Head Tees!

Thanks to our friends at a store, we have two styling Death Head t-shirts to give away, and if you haven’t done so already, this is just a quick reminder to head over to our competition post and get your entries in.

This competition will run until midnight September 12th. Good luck :clover:

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Holy Game Giveaway, Batman!

Receiving universal acclaim over at Metacritc, Batman: Arkham Asylum sees the dark knight trapped in the iconic psychiatric hospital by the Joker, who intends to throw a party with Batman as the guest of honour. With no option but to fight, Batman must use his gadgetry and ass-kicking abilities to battle Gotham’s worst villains, and ultimately unravel the Joker’s plan.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is expected to release in South Africa on September 9th and is priced from R604 ( If your funds are running low or you just don’t feel like paying for the game then I’ve got good news for you. Our buddies over at PS3Blog are running a super competition where you could stand a chance of winning Batman: Arkham Asylum for Playstation 3 AND The Dark Knight on Blu-ray.

The competition ends on September 7th and is only open to South African residents. See the full deets at PS3Blog.

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Friendly Reminder: Win a Mooks Hamper!

Note: This competition has ended.

Just quick reminder of our latest competition where we’re giving away a fantastic Mooks hamper worth R2000. We’ve got a great response thus far and if you want to stand a chance of winning head to our Mooks competition post and get your entries in. The competition will end at midnight July 5th.

Also, if you’re in Joburg and fancy some new kit, Mooks will be having a sidewalk sale at The Zone @ Rosebank – it starts today and ends on Sunday. See the flyer below for all the details – click to embiggen.