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OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1.  SPONSOR:  This promotion (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by FUTURE US, INC., 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080; Digital Storm, 448 Kato Terrace, Fremont, California 94539; and Valve Software, PO BOX 1688, Bellevue, WA 98009 (“Sponsor(s)”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

2.  ELIGIBILITY:  Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia excluding Rhode Island, and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Entrants must have attained the age of majority in their state of residence at time of entry, and possess a valid form of government-issued photo identification.  Invalid or ineligible entries shall be excluded from consideration.  Employees of Sponsor(s), their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, any companies who are promotional participants or prize providers, web masters and web suppliers, and the foregoing employees’ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Sweepstakes.

By their submission of entry, entrants warrant they are legally entitled and authorized to make such submission, either on their own behalf, or as to information submitted upon the express authorization of another on whose behalf the information is submitted, and that they will: (a) have opened a Steam user account, made their Steam profile page publicly viewable, and joined the Steam PC Gamer community, before 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on August 16, 2011; (b) be logged into Steam between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. PDT on August 16, 2011; (c) be available to receive a Steam instant message between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. PDT; and (d) if selected as a potential winner in the random drawing, promptly provide Sponsor with an email address where necessary paperwork can be transmitted to the potential winner.

In the event of a dispute as to the winner’s identity for online entries received from multiple users having the same email account, entries will be deemed made by the authorized subscriber of the mail account associated with the entry.  The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the internet service provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.

3. TIMING:  Sweepstakes begins at 6:00 p.m. PDT on August 16, 2011 and ends at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time on August 16, 2011.  Future US, Inc.’s computer will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes.  Entrants must (a) have opened a Steam user account, made their Steam profile page publicly viewable, and joined the Steam PC Gamer community, before 6:00 p.m. Pacific time on August 16, 2011; and (b) be logged into Steam between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Pacific time on August 16, 2011 to be eligible for the drawing.

4. HOW TO ENTER:  You may enter by having or opening a Steam user account (from www.steampowered.com), making your Steam profile page publicly viewable, and joining the Steam PC Gamer community (at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/pcgamer), before 6:00 p.m. Pacific time on August 16, 2011; and (b) being logged into Steam between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Pacific time on August 16, 2011 to be eligible for the drawing.

Limit one (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry.  Use of automated devices or methods of submission are not valid forms of entry.  Any attempt at email or other alternative Internet entry is void.  Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using same or multiple/different email accounts, or any other methods, will void all of that person’s entries and that person will be disqualified.  Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

5.  PRIZES AND ODDS:

One grand prize is available, consisting of a Digital Storm Black Ops Hailstorm Edition PC and a Steam download code that unlocks all games published by Valve Software, and available for download via Steam, to date, and any such games published and downloadable in the future (“Prize”).  The Prize has an approximate retail value of $3,900.  Prize must be delivered to address listed on potential winner’s response to email informing them of their selection, and delivery may take six to eight weeks.

The odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received.

Prizes cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted, or redeemed for cash, and must be accepted as awarded, but Sponsors reserve the right to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason.  Prizes will not be fulfilled outside the United States and District of Columbia, will not be fulfilled in Rhode Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. military installations in foreign countries, or in any other U.S. territories or possessions and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Winners will be responsible for all taxes (federal, state, and local) and all expenses not listed herein related to acceptance and use of any prize.  Any person winning $600 or more worth of prizes from Sponsors in a calendar year will receive an IRS form 1099 after the end of the calendar year in which the prizes were awarded, and copy of such form will be filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Limit one Prize per household.

6. DRAWING:  Potential winners will be selected by random drawing from all eligible entrants who (a) have opened a Steam user account, made their Steam profile page publicly viewable, and joined the Steam PC Gamer community, before 6:00 p.m. Pacific time on August 16, 2011; and (b) are logged into Steam between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Pacific time on August 16, 2011.  Drawing will be held on August 16, 2011.  Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions on all matters related to the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding and within their sole discretion.  Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules; any entry drawn or any potential winner identified thereby found at any time to fail to comply with these Official Rules will be held invalid and ineligible for award.

7.  NOTIFICATION:  The potential winner will be notified by Steam instant message by 7:00 p.m. PDT on August 16, 2011.  The potential winner so notified must: (a) provide Future US with an email address necessary paperwork can be transmitted; and (b) complete, execute and return the provided Affidavit, Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement including, where lawful, a Publicity Release (plus any additional documents required at the discretion of Sponsor(s)), within three (3) business days of attempted notice of prize award.  If a potential winner fails to comply with the requirements of this paragraph, or if a prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if the potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited, in which case the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner by random drawing.

To obtain any legally-required winners list, send a self-addressed envelope with sufficient prepaid postage to: Chris Comiskey, PC Gamer-Digital Storm-Valve Giveaway, c/o Future US, Inc., 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080.  (Residents of Vermont do not have to include return postage.)

8.  PRIVACY POLICY:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsors may collect the personal information submitted by you and use the information pursuant to Future US’ standard privacy policy, the terms of which can be found at http://www.futureus.com/privacy.php , which terms and conditions entrants accept and agree to by submission of entries pursuant to these official rules.

9.  RELEASE:  By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, an entrant/winner agrees to defend, release and hold harmless the Sponsor(s) and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising, production and promotion agencies, any companies who are promotional participants or prize providers, web masters and web suppliers, and the foregoing companies’ officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any actions, claims and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property (including the violation or infringement of any proprietary or personal right of any individual or entity) resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Sweepstakes, and/or the use, acceptance, or possession of a Sweepstakes prize, and/or participation in a Sweepstakes prize-related activity, including any action, claim or liability arising from the unauthorized submission of any information, and/or for any printing, production, technical, typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize.

By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, an entrant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor(s) the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable an entrant’s) name, likeness, city and state, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, in perpetuity, without review, notification or approval, and without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

10.  LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  Entrants agree that by participating in the Sweepstakes they release the Releasees from any liability in connection with: (a) Entries that are ineligible as a result of being lost, late, illegible, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, unintelligible, non-delivered, stolen, postage due, or misdirected, or the failure to capture any such information; (b) Any typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to errors in advertising, these official rules, the selection and announcement of a winner(s), or the distribution/awarding of a prize(s); (c) Any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, misdirection, damage, availability, accessibility, miscommunications, injury, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on Steam, the Internet/telephone network, or at any Sponsor website, satellite, computer, telephone, cellular or cable transmissions or lines, or any combination thereof; (d) The unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; (e) Jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or for any other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical, electronic or network, including, without limitation, any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; and (f) Damage to en entrant or other person’s system or equipment occasioned by participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from the Sweepstakes website, or any combination thereof.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified (and all associated entries will be void), and Sponsors reserve the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility to participate in this or any other promotion offered by Sponsor.  Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified.

Sponsor(s) reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the term and conditions of the Sweepstakes.  In the event that the Sweepstakes is infected by a computer virus/worm/bug, or is not capable of running or being executed as planned (as a result of but not limited to an error, omission, defect, delay, misdirection, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, or technical failure) or any other cause which in the sole opinion of Sponsor(s) corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor(s) reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any suspect entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.  In the event of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at the entry website(s) mentioned above, and winner(s) will be determined solely by Sponsor(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect and/or non-disqualified entries prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsors.  In such event, Releasees shall have no liability to any entrant who is disqualified due to such an action.  Failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASEES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE ENTRY WEBSITE(S) MENTIONED ABOVE, OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH SPONSOR(S).  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE ENTRY WEBSITE(S) IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

11.  LAW:  Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited or restricted.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsors in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of California, without regard to conflict of law principles.  Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred.  All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.  The language in these official rules shall be interpreted as in accordance with its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party.  All legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with the offer of these official rules shall be brought solely in San Mateo County, California.  You expressly submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of said courts and consent to extraterritorial service of process.