Beowulf giveaway contest

Hello ya’ll. Just wanted to let people know we have a cool contest in light of the upcoming Beowulf animated mo-cap moving coming out on Nov. 16. We’re pretty excited for the flick and advanced word has been decent enough to get us feeling okay. So with that in mind we have a snazzy giveaway.

We’ve got to find a nice home for the new Beowulf videogame from Ubisoft. It’s got some sweet graphics and it’s a brawler, actioner type of game. You are Beowulf, the warrior with the strength of 30 men and once you ascend to the throne you have to manage your kingdom, etc. Looks like good fun for those involved. Game will be released on Nov. 13.


Take a look at the game over at IGN.

And also, as a throw in, we’ll include a copy of the Beowulf movie picture book tie-in. So if you or you know someone who is a fan of videogames all we’re asking is to leave a comment with why you or your loved one deserves a copy of the videogame (don’t worry about the particular gaming system we’ll handle that) and an email addy for us to contact you. Contest is open to anyone and we’ll select one random winner with the best answer.

Beowulf the movie comes to theaters and IMAX 3D on Nov. 16, but the deadline for this contest is 12 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

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  • Adam McEvoy November 12, 2007, 3:06 pm

    I am in St. Lucia on my honeymoon and I just took the time to watch the preview. So I deserve the game.

  • George Billings November 7, 2007, 11:31 am

    I believe that I deserve the game most of all because I am the only one here who has sat through the Sci Fi Channel made for TV movie: “Grendel.” It was 1.5 hours of pure, unadulterated, low budget, digitized carnage. I waited and WAITED for it to get better, but it never, ever did. I sincerely believe that this makes me the biggest “Beowulf” fan of all, and clearly, the most deserving.

  • Jay November 7, 2007, 7:03 am

    Getting this game would rock for me. My life is largely comprised of grad school, work, and family stuff. I haven’t even had a chance to play my PS2 in over a month, to the point where my wife has spent more time with it. This game would provide some much needed distraction. Plus, it’s FREAKIN’ BEOWULF, one of the first/greatest “superhero versus the monsters” stories of all time!!! Even our cat wants me to have this game!

  • Russ November 7, 2007, 6:08 am


    I think I should be the winner of this awesome video game for one reason – it will give me time to relax and do something I like to do. Unlike some contestants whose wives allow them to play games twice a week, my wife allows me no such luxory. I can’t even get a sick day. I NEED this game. I need to walk in the door and say, “Honey, I won this game, and I need to play it. People are depending on me. You’re going to need to watch the baby until I gain control of my kingdom.” Then I’ll have to sleep on the couch, but I’ll get to play more Beowulf. Please, for the love of all that is good, please help me.
    Thank you.

  • Tom November 6, 2007, 5:52 pm

    I am recently retired and this game is exactly what I need. It will add a whole new dimension of physical activity to my couch-potato routine, that I so richly deserve after 40 years of public service.

  • Brenden November 6, 2007, 6:01 am

    Ah yes and i forgot the email addy! Typical Tuesday morning!

  • Brenden November 6, 2007, 5:59 am

    HAHA, i said ‘Rare’!!

  • Brenden November 6, 2007, 5:58 am

    Wow, getting your wife to vouch for you is lame. I’m actually Jonathan’s coworker. And while yes he probably is a great dad, he is by no means a hardcore gamer such as myself. I own a PS3 as opposed to jonathan’s PS2 and Wii combo. So it’s easy to say where the graphics would look ‘sweeter’. On top of that his rare projection tv, while looking nice does not compare to my 52″ Sony XBR LCD. Besides, being the family man, he should be spending ever minute with his daughter…. they grow up fast!

  • Jonathan November 6, 2007, 5:50 am

    I’m Lauren’s husband. I can’t agree with her more, I deserve it!

  • Lauren November 6, 2007, 4:56 am

    Hey – My husband should be your winner! He totally deserves this video game. We have a 5 month old daughter so we basically have time for nothing else except working full time and caring for the baby. Jon’s only “me” time comes on Sunday and Wednesday nights when he plays Socom with some buddies for a couple hours on his PS2. It would be really cool for him to have a new game to play while he escapes reality (and a cranky baby) for a little while. Plus we just bought a new tv and the graphics would look pretty sweet on a big screen. But awesome graphics aside, he really should win because he’s an awesome dad and deserves a few hours of fun each week.

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