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Square Enix, Amazon announce Thief: Gold modding competition

Emanuel Maiberg at

We're big fans of The Dark Mod, a fan remake of the original Thief game that won our 2013 mod of the year award. Square Enix, which will soon publish the Thief reboot, is a fan as well. It just announced a partnership with Amazon for a Thief: Gold modding competition, and has directed participants to The Dark Mod if they're looking for helpful modding resources.


BioShock Infinite sweepstakes offers chance to include your name in DLC

Perry Vandell at

The folks at Irrational Games are once again offering fame and fortune to a lucky few in a new contest, the winners of which will find their names somewhere in episode two of BioShock Infinite’s upcoming DLC, Burial at Sea.


Trendy offering $1000 prize in Dungeon Defenders map contest

Tyler Wilde at

Trendy Entertainment, creator of action tower defense game Dungeon Defenders, is offering a cash prize of $1000 (about £620) for the winner of its first map contest, as well as inclusion of the map in the game's ranked and open modes. The contest will also award $500 (£310) to the second place winner, $250 (£155) for third, and a "DunDef prize pack" for all winners. The official rules have been posted to Trendy's forums, and the Dungeon Defenders Development Kit can be downloaded as free DLC on Steam.


Hack, slash, and kick it old-school with a free copy of Legend of Grimrock [Giveaway]

Lucas Sullivan at

Command a menacing metal beast with our World of Tanks giveaway

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Take on colossal monsters with our RaiderZ alpha key giveaway

PC Gamer at

Perfect World Entertainment wants you to see the great outdoors—then slay the gigantic monsters that populate the world of RaiderZ. This MMO is fashioned after the wildly popular Monster Hunter series, and is definitely one we're keeping our eyes on. But why not play it while you keep tabs on its humongous baddies?


Celebrate Heroes of Newerth's 100th hero by trying him out for free! [Giveaway]

Lucas Sullivan at

On Friday, S2 Games hit a major milestone with its flagship franchise, Heroes of Newerth, by adding the 100th hero to the game's humongous roster. That hero is Kinesis, a slick Intelligence caster who excels at nuking his enemies to death by quickly chaining telekinetic spells. Want to try him out, totally free of charge? We've got 50 unlock codes for Kinesis, and with HoN being free-to-play, anyone can give this landmark hero a go.


Slip into a beautiful nightmare with the Alan Wake Collector's Edition [Giveaway]

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Sure, we might've gotten it a tad later, but clearly the definitive Alan Wake experience is on the PC. In fact, this surreal survival-horror game looks so good that we'd like to share it with you. Well, to be honest, we just don't want to be the only ones who have to go to sleep with the lights on after playing it. Read on to find out how you can snag yourself a free copy of Remedy Entertainment's cerebral thriller—the Collector's Edition, no less!


Win an Ear Force headset from Turtle Beach [US Only]

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Wanna win some premium noise cans?! Well, lucky for you, winning’s as easy as…


Battle Chicken: What's his story? [Updated!]

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Chicken out the latest Battlefield 3 news.



UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to bt545, the Official 2011 PC Gamer Halloween Caption Hero in both our hearts and our minds.

Sometimes an image shows up in the PC Gamer compound that confounds even the most brilliant of our caption writers. So we're challenging PC Gamer fans and poultry enthusiasts to give the Battle Chicken pictured above a caption that befits such a brave and noble creature with excellent taste in websites.

To enter, leave your caption in the comments below. It can be humorous, pensive, gripping, free-associative, tautological, or any combination of the above. On Monday October 31st we'll repost the image with the winning caption and the winner will be the Official 2011 PC Gamer Halloween Caption Hero!

But if you just can't work up the inspiration for a great caption, take heart: you can still enjoy a Halloween you'll remember for years to come if you build yourself this nice flamethrowing jack-o'-lantern.

Have at it, peeps!


Go on the offense with our Anomaly: Warzone Earth contest! [Giveaway]

Logan Decker at

ALIEN SQUATTERS HAVE COME FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS

OK, they're not really after your daughters. Not yet. But who knows? Put it this way: a bunch of extraterrestrials land in Baghdad and start setting up a defensive perimeter -- that's not a good sign. If you enter the defensive perimeter, they try to shoot you. And if they'll do that, then who knows what else they'll do?

Well, no sense waiting for the worst to happen. You need to get in there and take care of some alien business. That's the magic of Anomaly: Warzone Earth: it turns ye olde tower defense scenario inside out by pitting you and your team against the ramparts of stationary alien turrents. It's explosive, hectic, and gorgeous. And we're giving away 50 codes so that you can go in there and start mopping up extraterrestrial undesirables just as you were destined to do. Read on to find out how to enter, and take back the Earth one tower at a time.

Win the eye of the White Tiger in the Realm of the Titans Beta [Giveaway]

Lucas Sullivan at

UPDATE: The winners have been chosen, and will receive their codes shortly. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Risin' up, back on the street. Want to win some MOBA goodies. Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet, gotta email to win meee a priiize!

I could go on, but you get the idea. Realm of the Titans, the MOBA contender from Aeria Games, is going into Beta today, and we want to make sure you get the most out of it. That's why we're giving away an item boost, a hero, and a mount to the 100 worthiest Titans this plane of existence has to offer. Want to find out how to enter to win these PCG-exclusive codes? Read on.

Giveaway winners: Crysis 2 soundtrack [US only]

Lucas Sullivan at

Maximum music. That's what the ten winners of the Crysis 2 soundtrack giveaway will be receiving shortly. If you missed out on the initial post, might we recommend that you "Like" us on Facebook? You never know when we'll give something away on a whim, especially if it involves forcing the intern to draw a laughably-bad music sheet for a sight gag. Read on to see if you won, and what Nano[blank] the winners want to see in the Crysis universe.


Heroes of Newerth giveaway winners, and their bizarre hero concepts

Lucas Sullivan at

Well folks, it's been a week's time, and the results are in: SW4Y1N, Caecus, MassCreed, revanxp, Nyoron, smalltrouble, Gilgafish, kestrel150, Godunderscor and Felverick are the ten lucky winners of a free copy of Heroes of Newerth, and will be contacted shortly. Thanks to everyone who entered, and made my Friday afternoon that much funnier! But what if you want to know why these people won? What was their concept that amused me so? There's only one way to find out. Read on to delve into the visions of madmen—or are they geniuses?


Cry havoc and win Dawn of War II: Retribution Collector's Edition! [US only]

Lucas Sullivan at

UPDATE: We've contacted the winners of the Collector's Edition and sent out the eight Steam codes, so go check your inbox! Thanks to everyone who entered!

The Imperial Guard needs you! Jump into the front lines of the six-way war for survival by winning one of our Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II—Retribution Collector's Editions! Read on to find out how to enter—and click here to read our review of Retribution

Win the power of the cosmos with our Intel i7 giveaway! [US only]

Lucas Sullivan at

UPDATE: the winners have been selected and will be contacted shortly. Thanks to everybody who entered!

Disclaimer: for everyone that didn't read the headline, we're sorry to say that this contest is for US citizens only. We blame The Man.

You guys want to win contests, and we want to please you any way we can. Intel just unveiled their latest processor, the Intel® Core™ i7-950, and we want to bestow upon your computer the kind of blazing speed that only 8-way multitask processing can provide. But why not enter to win an Intel Core™ i5 laptop while you're at it? Double the contest, double the chances of winning.

Giveaway: RIFT collector's editions! [US only]

Lucas Sullivan at

Tired of superheroes? Sick of WoW? Considering returning to (gulp) Everquest? Don't hit that resubscribe button just yet, because your friends at PC Gamer want to help you jump into the brand new fantasy MMO Rift, which just launched last night! Read on for details on how you can enter to win one of the collector's editions we're giving away!


Vindictus - King of the Gnolls update out today [Giveaway]

Michael Quach at

Uncover the truth behind the Gnoll’s attack in Perilous Ruins with Vindictus’ newest update, King of the Gnolls. Featuring new dungeons, enemies, armors, skills, and a higher level cap, hop onto the unlocked fourth boat and sail off to the new lands.

Contest: See how you can win one of three Vindictus Polar Bear hoodies below!


Dev Diary: City of Heroes' Mutant Pack

Josh Augustine at

PCGamer.com routinely features Developer Diaries: tales of what goes on behind-the-scenes in the development studios making your favorite games. This Dev Diary is titled "The Making Of: Super Booster V: Mutation" and was written by David Nakayama, City of Heroes' Art Lead and Floyd Grubb, Sr. Powers Designer.

We're celebrating the launch of the Mutant Pack by giving away 10 copies to our readers! Tell us who your favorite super mutant is and why in the comments and we'll send codes to our favorite ones today. Anyone that doesn't win can purchase the pack here.

UPDATE: Winners announced in the comments below! Thanks to everyone that participated.