Free Stuff Friday - Grand Theft Auto IV Lockbox of Epic Goodness (with items from RE5, Fallout 3, Assassin's Creed, DOA3 and more)

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Inside the Grand Theft Auto IV Lockbox of Epic Goodness - click for galleryThe Grand Theft Auto IV Lockbox of Epic Goodness - click for galleryWe promised to do something magical if Gamewatcher reached 1000 Twitter followers. At this writing, he's at 996 but peaked at 1008 and crept back up to 1000 at least four times over the past few days. Close enough! To reward the Busy Gamer Community for helping put busy gamers on the map (we've since scored our very first Community Night on Xbox Live - watch for details!), we're delivering a unique prize:

The Grand Theft Auto IV Lockbox of Epic Goodness (click images above for more detailed look at what's inside)

Here's what's included:

  • From the Grand Theft Auto IV Collector's Edition: Branded lockbox with keys, Rockstar keychain, The Art of Grand Theft Auto IV hardcover book and The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV 16-track CD
  • From the Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition: Chris Redfield figure, Africa pendant and Tricell bag
  • From Assassin's Creed Collector's Edition: Altair figure and Assassin's Creed comic
  • Dead or Alive 3 figurines: Kasumi, Ayane and Lei-Fang
  • From Fallout 3 Collector's Edition: The Art of Fallout 3 hardcover book
  • Parappa the Rapper figure (he even talks!)
  • Super Monkey Ball Gongon figure
  • Peggle Character Cards
  • Blue fluffy Chuzzle

Here's how to maximize your chance to win:

  1. Enter a comment here, as usual. That's all you really NEED to do. 
  2. Tweet the following on Twitter: Win Grand Theft Auto IV Lockbox of Epic Goodness at BusyGamerNews.com, home of Busy Gamer Podcast! RT + enter: http://bit.ly/bz20tk #bgnfsf
  3. Review (or re-review) our Busy Gamer Podcast on iTunes
  4. Review (or re-review) the Best of Busy Gamer Podcast on iTunes. This is a short audio highlights feed with our reviews, audio tours and other timeless bits.

If you do 2, 3 and/or 4 (and why wouldn't you?), you do need to let us know your Twitter/iTunes name(s) in your comment so we can find, verify and include your bonus entries in the drawing and match them up to contact you if one of them wins. If we can't easily tell who you are on Twitter and/or iTunes, the bonus entry is disqualified.

You DO have to enter a comment here and follow the other rules to be eligible. Here's how to enter:

Simply post a comment on this page. (You can do the other things listed above if you want to earn some extra chances to win.) Say whatever is on your mind as long as it's not an ad or profane. Be sure to read the Sweepstakes Rules to ensure you are eligible to win and don't get disqualified by double-posting or forgetting to provide an e-mail address.

NOTE: If you play for extra chances on Twitter or by posting podcast reviews on iTunes, you still have to enter here AND let us know your Twitter and/or iTunes names so we can match you up. iTunes ratings alone do not count since we can't see who posted them, so add or update a comment! (If you already posted an iTunes review, you can still update your review once a week for a bonus entry in each week's giveaway. Just log in to iTunes and click Write a Review; it should load your existing review and let you modify it.)

You may also want to white list this domain; we've had MANY would-be winners lose out because they never responded to their prize notification! If you use TypeKey/TypePad, be sure your e-mail address will be shared. No e-mail address, no prize. (Don't worry, no one else will see it - and we'll only use it to contact you if you win.)

Note that unless you're an authenticated poster who has been active on the site and marked as trusted, your comment will NOT appear immediately. It will go into a queue for me to approve, which I'll do several times a day (except the first weekend, where comments may not be approved until sometime late on Sunday). Do NOT double-post. We'll extend the entry period for this until 5:01 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, August 11 to ensure you have plenty of time to enter and verify your entry was posted.

We also sometimes give away unannounced Instant Win prizes and podcast extras. Here are a few tips since this can happen at any time. Check our Busy Gamer Podcast on Sundays for possible hints about what's coming. 1) Follow Gamewatcher on Twitter. Before we post the next Free Stuff Bonus - Instant Win, we'll give you a fair warning tweet. 2) Subscribe to our RSS feed and set it to check for updates frequently.

We continue to stock up on cool goodies for Free Stuff Friday - and we will keep doing so as long as there's enough response, even if we continue to lose money on this site. So tell your friends about this! Hey, if we get bigger, so will the prizes that YOU could win! While you're at it, post comments wherever you see something interesting. Also, if you get a game code you don't need or have some other cool game-related prize you want to donate, we'd be very grateful (we pay for most of this stuff ourselves!).

129 Comments

1.

Thanks for the contest! Would love to don the Africa pendant (for purely light-hearted comedic purposes, of course) and rap along with PaRappa.

RT'd at https://twitter.com/the_Bigandtasty/status/20450708155

2.

Awesome would love to win and I retweeted that my username is AEJustin1

3.

Oh man, congrats on the follows gamewatcher
let's get you to 2000 now :)
(my twitter name is HRRRLD)

4.

Holy shit. That looks fantastic. Tweeted @skrammas and reviewed both with the username Skrams. Really want to win this week.

5.

Oh my god this is intense, posted here and tweeted on twitter where my username is @TheMagicalHat

Thanks for this competition :)

6.

I only truly want the GTAIV stuff...everything else is just gravy.

7.

this would be so awesome to win. hope im that lucky person :)

@dwb6

8.

Entered Twit name lonexwolf606

9.

My god, this is an amazing prize pack, I hope I win!!

10.

Thanks for the great contest. Will be re-tweeting as well.

11.

I would like all of this stuff. Good haul!

12.

that's a lot of stuff! grats on 1000! also retweeted under @clankjak

13.

Splendid use of the lockbox. Amazing set of goodies in there!

14.

please please pick me!

15.

You should pick me to win that ;) lol. thanks for the contest! and tweeted with King7054

16.

This is one epic giveaway!, I really hope I'm lucky enough to win this!

2)@Dazed28 - http://twitter.com/Dazed28/status/20474612082
3+4)iTunes - Dazed28

17.

I def am interested in winning this you have a lot of cool stuff!
I posted on twitter as well via @arakias.

good luck to all

18.

Stuff looks awesome! Following and tweeted as well, @deadlytoothpick

20.

Very awesome lockbox full of awesome stuff is awesome! Twitter @Kellyfragsyou

21.

Tweeted: CrunchbiteNuva

pretty awesome giveaway, I agree

22.

Thanks for the contest!
tweeted at: http://twitter.com/skarpeal/status/20478250242

23.

Epic Win!

24.

wow

@looocas

25.

and in.

26.

@Strait1337

A truly epic giveaway.

27.

i love everything about this prize pack. those figures rock!
congratulations on 1000 Twitter followers.
thanks :)

28.

I am in indeed - not much shelf space to put that out, but I am sure I can figure something out (putting out a new shelf, probably :P)
twitter/itunes accts are Teujip as well

29.

That's a pretty nice box of swag. I'm down like Charlie Brown.

30.

@koffinkorps retweets.

31.

Awesome giveaway, is it bad I want the lockbox the most though? I don't have a lockbox, but I do love GTA. Obviously all the other goodies rock too!

@Rhu - Twitter

32.

awwweeeeesomee!

33.

In for the grand prize

twitter: Toxic_Punch

35.

my twitter is @Storlund and I retweeted Win Grand Theft Auto IV Lockbox of Epic Goodness at BusyGamerNews.com, home of Busy Gamer Podcast! RT + enter: http://bit.ly/bz20tk #bgnfsf

36.

Wow. I really, really want this. Twitter name is @brhvg. On iTunes I used the nickname brhbrh.

37.

Lockbox alone is worth entry. +1 bonus entry here
http://twitter.com/e_goldfish/status/20488357353

38.

Twitter: @Shane_For_Wax
Status: http://twitter.com/Shane_For_Wax/status/20488917739

Would be cool to win. :)

39.

Good Lord I want this prize badly! Count me in!

Twitter name: @CaptainUrahara
Tweet: http://twitter.com/CaptainUrahara/status/20489393723

40.

Greatness!

41.

cooooooooooooooool

42.

Wow, thanks for the amazing contest! I would have entered just for the Altair figure alone! lol I followed you guys and tweeted on twitter as well:

http://twitter.com/AzNRenegad3

43.

RT'd @ velvet396

Thanks for having a cool contest!

45.

Sweet prize, can't wait to see what we can win at 2,000 followers.
Twitter name is deadbodyman11.

46.

Thanks for the fantastic contest, great prizes!

My twitter. http://twitter.com/ahpetah

47.

Cool. I want the big breasted figurines.

48.

Cool contest!

49.

Damn, I need that Parappa. Count me in!

50.

Wow this is so awesome!

51.

smooth transaction

52.

Thanks for another awesome contest. Count me in.

Twitter @KazerXVD

53.

Cool prize! Very Epic.

54.

I'd love to win this AMAZING prize! I mean.. Who wouldn't? Congratz on the 1000 followers (Me being 1 of them)! Thanks a bunch for giving us a chance to win!

Twitter: Revixe06

55.

sexy stuff

twitter - kaelestis

56.

That is a really nice looking lock box! I would love to win that!

57.

Oh yea... I tweeted

@Ozarot

58.

Awesome prize!! Entered here and on twitter - @chips99

59.

Hatatatacha! That’s it for today.
Good job, Parappa, you can go on to the next stage.

Thanks!!

60.

hey thanks for the chance to win :D my twitter name is chesypoof i want parappa soo bad hehe

61.

dude...this is so awesome!!!! I want to win this so bad! You're awesome!

62.

That's one heck of a collection of swag. I'm in for a chance.

63.

tweeted as supermodestmous

love it! Hope I win!

64.

:O Parappa, count me in.
twitter: http://twitter.com/sdawg36

65.

i want to win this swagga goodluck guys

66.

Absolutely, fantastic prize this week!

67.

This is one epic contest.

twitter - legendarydogs

68.

Thanks for the free stuff opportunity! I really want that lockbox...

69.

Great contest & site! RT'd: @ecamirG

71.

Thanks for the contest

72.

Sweetness! Toys! I WANT THAT!

73.

1) All right! Thanks for the contest.

2)Twitter: BossVersion1
http://twitter.com/BossVersion1/status/20539610573

74.

Parappa!!!! I'm in!

75.

I like to play with action figures.
tweeted-FatmanOSU

76.

Im in.....twitter is also eqzeb, thanks!

77.

That is a great locker box of goodness there!

78.

Twitter name: WhipSmartBanky

Tremendous contest! I'd love the lockbox to put some of my art junk in, and I gotta have those DOA3 figurines!

79.

Thank you very much for the contest!
Hope i win and good luck everyone!

Twitter: @Efesto2001

80.

Nice swag hope I win!

81.

OH...MY...GOD. This prize pack is AWESOME.

I'm now following you on twitter and tweeted the message.

Twit: alan_v

82.

One of the most awesome giveaways you've done yet. I'm in.

Twitter name: BitLooter
Tweet: https://twitter.com/BitLooter/status/20569961322

83.

in! pretty sweet collection...

84.

Thanks for the contest. That is a damn epic lockbox, and I want in on a chance to win! :D

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/Rickenslacker

85.

awesome contest as always!!! good luck to all

86.

I'm in plus i retweeted at http://twitter.com/ASPerlman

87.

Must. Have.

Twitter is @Andami

88.

now THATS a prize! good luck everyone, batman batman

89.

Looks very nice.

90.

That's an epic amount of collector's gear. Hope it finds a good home.

91.

gonna try to win :D
twitter is Citizen118

92.

yay.
twitter = _icyME

93.

Wow, I hope I win this one!

94.

pick me pls

95.

what an awesome giveaway!

96.

Very nice prize box, hope I win!
tweeted @ http://twitter.com/corruptednatio
itunes review name is CorruptedNation, reviewed both :P

97.

Man, nice prize. Thanks!
Retweeted, Twitter name is nubywootz.

98.

This sure is a contest!

99.

put me down for just the basic entry. Now if only my blog could get to 1000 followers on twitter! I have trouble staying over 100 let alone 1000. Congrats on that. If I ever get my payments from adsense I am so taking a note from you and starting weekly give aways

100.

i would love to win this great prize
tweeted: https://twitter.com/blazex20/status/20682586273

101.

what a great fsf!
twitter aznxchunky

102.

Nice contest!!

103.

Oh shiny prize pack!

104.

Hoping I can win...

105.

That prize looks awesome o__o
I just retweeted, name is fritter7

106.

OOOOOHHHHH this is quite an epic lockbox! I entered on twitter too!
my twitter account is C_Hranj

107.

Looks like a box full of awesomeness!

108.

Great contest idea

109.

Need the Altair figure! Awesome swag box...

110.

Hey there guys! That looks like a great box of stuff. Entering here, but also to boost my chances, I tweested it as well, here is the link to my twitter page and the evidence of my 2nd entry:

https://twitter.com/rossdlevine

111.

One of the coolest/unique give-a-ways I have seen to date! Well done sirs! (and ladies maybe?)

112.

That must be one crazy lock box at night, when the toys come to life.

Twitter: Dyeknom
Itunes: Dyeknom

113.

I've never won anything this cool. Here's to hoping for the win!

RT'd @ https://twitter.com/johndoe8865

114.

nice idea for a contest. In also from twitter account CaptainKnuckles

115.

What an amazing amount of schwag!

116.

Oh man, I need more Parappa in my life.

Tweeted via @Khunt_

117.

Preeeeeeeetty awesome prize.
I also retweeted- @Retweeted_by. I know, it's an amazing name.

118.

Super awesome contest. I will be re tweeting soon!

119.

chance to win again!!!!

121.

Awesome contest guys. Tweeted the message and did both reviews.

Twitter: EarthB47
Reviewer name: Abysmal Specter

122.

duuuuude, like what?!

twitter: boboulware

http://twitter.com/BoBoulware/statuses/20894465221

123.

I'm in! Twitter and iTunes are OnyxPrimal! Come on I reinstalled iTunes just for bonus entries!

124.

Hey guys congrats on getting your 1000 followers...Means I'm going to have to fight harder to win these comps though! Haha...I posted a review on both iTunes accounts, but it said give them time to upload so may take a few..it's my first time posting there so I don't know how those work yet.

Twitter: DeaVAmp
iTunes: DeaVAmp

Hope I win! This stuff would look great beside the rest of my game merch collection!

125.

Cool prize package. Tweeted from @jjohnston77.

126.

In it to win it!

127.

Last minute entry!
Twitter: @eugaet
RT'd: http://twitter.com/eugaet/statuses/20922404533

128.

A particularly awesome giveaway!

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