Geek Reply is back with another giveaway and this time around we’re offering free copies of the most highly anticipated game of the month, Halo 5 Guardians. Once again, we have partnered with our good friends over at Leaptrade in order to give two copies of the game to a couple of very lucky winners. In addition, we also have some Leaptrade credit that we’re giving away to two runner-ups. Obviously, the Halo 5 Guardians copies are the big prize here, but don’t dismiss the credit because you can use it to buy whichever games you want. Before going any further, I do need to mention that these are physical Xbox One copies and that Leaptrade currently operates only across the US of A so you have to be a US citizen in order to participate in the giveaway.
TL;DR: jump to the bottom of the article for a quick summary.
With that out of the way, let’s get straight to the good stuff – when can you win and how can you win? Our Halo 5 Guardians giveaway kicks off in just a matter of hours, but we’ll only start picking the winners two weeks from now. Specifically, on Friday, October 16 we’re going to take a look at all the entries and use the giveaway widget (found below) to pick two random winners, one who will get a free copy of Halo 5 Guardians and one who will get $50 worth of Leaptrade credit. The same deal goes for the following week when on Friday, October 23 we’re going to pick the winner of the second Halo 5 Guardians copy and the second runner-up to receive Leaptrade credit worth 50 bucks.
As with most giveaways of this type, participants can gain multiple entries and increase their chances of winning by performing certain actions. These actions include the usual liking and following of social pages, as well as creating a free Leaptrade account and telling us in the comments section below all about your experience with previous titles in the series and the number one reason you’re excited about Halo 5 Guardians. As mentioned above, we included a giveaway widget so make sure you use it to quickly perform any and all of these actions.
As you may or may not know, Halo 5 Guardians is scheduled to launch exclusively for the Xbox One on October 27th. Despite the fact that we’re going to choose the winners a bit prior to that date, the copies themselves will be shipped shortly after launch so please keep that in mind. On the other hand, the two runners-up will receive the Leaptrade credit shortly after they’ve been picked on October 16 and October 23, respectively. Needless to say, you will need a Leaptrade account in order to make good use of the credit so you may want to think about creating an account beforehand just in case you end up winning.
If you want to learn more about Leaptrade and our thoughts in regards to the platform make sure to check out our review right here. Also, if you want to get yourself up to date with all the latest Halo 5 Guardians news you can visit the official website over here.
- Two copies of Halo 5 Guardians are up for grabs
- Two prizes of $50 worth of Leaptrade credit are also up for grabs.
- Winners are being picked on Friday, October 16 and Friday, October 23rd.
- Halo 5 Guardians copies will be sent out shortly after the game launches on October 27. Leaptrade credit will be sent out shortly after the winners have been picked.
- Use the giveaway tool to gain multiple entries by completing as many of the available tasks as you’d like.
- Only physical copies of Halo 5 Guardians will be available.
- Giveaway open only to US-based participants.
Our Assassin’s Creed Syndicate giveaway is now also underway. Check it out right here.
As Disney Speedstorm Ends, Arendelle Hits PS5, PS4
Disney Speedstorm, Gameloft’s free-to-play kart racer, will enter its latest season with a wintery backdrop of Arendelle. Let It Go will add Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Hans as racers. As always, they’ll have unique moves and abilities.
Oaken and other musical movie crew members will be unlocked, along with a new Golden Pass. After fan feedback, the developer is rebalancing this aspect of the release so you can progress faster and unlock more rewards.
The developer also announced on Twitter that it’s lowering in-game shop prices starting today, and if you’ve paid for microtransactions, you’ll get a big payout. The French studio appears to be betting on this season’s success.
Adding non-Frozen characters Oswald, Ortensia, and WALL-E could also help. A comprehensive game update should bring back lapsed players and attract new ones. Will you challenge the kart racer?
New Destiny 2 Microtransaction Is Bad Bungie Removed It from PS5, PS4
Bungie has pulled a contentious $15 starter pack from Season of the Wish, which launched yesterday. The pack had a poor selection and was marketed to new players, which the community strongly opposed.
The starter pack proudly stated that players could “experience the power of build-defining Exotic weapons by instantly unlocking three of Destiny 2’s finest: Traveler’s Chosen, Ruinous Effigy, and Sleeper Simulant.” An exotic ship, a sparrow, a ghost shell, 125,000 glimmer, 50 enhancement cores, five enhancement prisms, and one ascendant shard are also included.
This offering may seem harmless to a new player, but Forbes’ Paul Tassi says, “You sort of have to be a Destiny 2 player to understand what an outrageously bad deal this is.” The Forsaken Pack, another Bungie release, includes two dozen Exotics, a dungeon, and a raid. It cost $20 and is now $5. It looks bad, from what we can tell.
Guardians retaliated with negative Steam reviews. They orchestrated the DLC page to include “Capitalism,” “Crime,” and “Psychological Horror” user tags, which is funny.
After Bungie pulled the pack, Redditor Grizz3d summarized the community response: “I don’t get how that starter pack was approved. What part of stealing from new players wasn’t going to result in community outrage? Bungie’s disconnect with players is shocking. I’m glad you got rid of the pack, but it’s disappointing that Bungie thought it was a good idea.”
This follows the Witcher 3 crossover armour sets, which look great but are expensive. Sony’s independent live service outpost is in danger due to a delayed expansion and studio layoffs.
PlayStation planted over 500,000 trees last year
Sony announced last year that it would plant trees for Horizon Forbidden West PlayStation fans who unlocked a simple trophy in the open-world game. This, in partnership with several charities, sought to protect the global environment and biodiversity.
Over a year later, it released a trailer showing its progress. The company has planted 600,000 trees worldwide, restoring 1,800 acres. More importantly, the gaming industry has planted 2.5 million trees worldwide.
Gaming is fun, but we must protect our world. Sony has taken steps to be more environmentally friendly, such as adding energy-saving features to the PS5 and shipping all its products in fully recyclable packaging.
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