Free Stuff Friday - Red Dead Redemption and ModNation Racers


ModNation RacersRed Dead RedemptionWe're slowly getting the site back up and running, and as a show of faith to the busy gamer community we're going to try reinstating Free Stuff Friday (which, as far as we know, we originated!).

However, we're going to have fewer drawings - just once a month for now, which does give you plenty of time to enter and help spread the word about what we're doing.

This month, we're featuring two A-list games:

  • Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360 puts you into the Old West, Rockstar Games-style. Lots of shoot-'em-up missions and a deep multiplayer mode!
  • ModNation Racers for PS3 comes with a full single-player campaign, online play and the option to create your own tracks and karts. It's a family friendly title, but with enough depth and craftsmanship to engage a grown-up gamer.

If you're wondering what we've been up to: We're working on another Busy Gamer Podcast and, as you may have seen, we've launched forums and a new format for the site that is both community driven and issue oriented. Have something to say that's interesting or useful to your fellow busy gamers? There's a good chance we'll use it in a post!

Here's how to enter and boost your odds one or both prizes (up to 4 chances to win!):

  1. Enter a comment here, as usual. That's all you really NEED to do. BE SURE TO SAY WHICH PRIZE(S) YOU ARE PLAYING FOR.
  2. Tweet the following on Twitter: Win Red Dead Redemption and ModNation Racers at, now community sourced! RT + Enter here: #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, 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 confirm the bonus entry and easily tell who you are on Twitter and/or iTunes, the bonus entry is disqualified. If you tweet vigorously (more than 5 times a day on average), include the direct link to your tweet and don't delete it!

You DO have to enter a comment here and follow the other rules to be eligible:

Simply post a comment on this page AND SAY WHICH PRIZE(S) YOU WANT TO WIN IF SELECTED. (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 a comment! If you already posted an iTunes review, you can 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. Make a change (even a small one) and then check to ensure that it appears on top with the new date or it won't count!

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 8:01 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, February 29 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. 1) Follow Gamewatcher on Twitter. Before we post the next 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. 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 much of this stuff ourselves!).



Looking to win MNR for PS3. Woo!


Yea, I am in for Mod Nation Racer as well for the PS3.

My twitter handle: @CandyCaptain


Thanks for coming back.

Interested in Red Dead Redemption for the 360

Tweeted as @ropes


Glad to see another great giveaway.
I'd like to win ModNation Racers. Congrats to whoever wins RDR, because that's a fantastic game.

Twitter: @Gram_Cracker (!/Gram_Cracker/status/165371676865998849)
Itunes: Gram_Cracker


PS3 Modnation Racers


I'm just going to comment this time. I'll be playing for Modnation Racers.



Red Dead Redemption please


Itunes user name mysticfail updated 2/3


Count me in for either/both games!

Twitter: @ilRadd


Yay Free Stuff Friday is back! I'm playing for Red Dead Redemption.
Twitter @JaseDakota!/JaseDakota/status/165478899155861505


WANTED: Dead or Alive - Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox 360.
Thanks for the contest, pardner!


I'm hoping to win Modnation Racers for PS3.

Twitter @TheJLC!/TheJLC/status/165487779860590593


I'm in for Modnation Racers. Thanks!

Also tweeted @spez911


Looking for Red Dead.
Thx for the Contest ^.^


I'm in for Mod Nation Racer as well for the PS3


I'm in it for Modnation racers!


Followed, tweeted, and retweeted! :)


I'm entering for Red Dead!

Tweeted: @lFraggerl


I'm in! @staulcub


Awesome..Honestly,I can't choose,I'm in for either :P.


I-Tunes:Hestar I believe (only got itunes for u guys as I dont even own an apple product :P)


red dead please


Not a bad contest in for both

The twitter tweet is here as PuppetMasterXB!/PuppetMasterXB/status/165602906823868418


In for ModNation Racers for PS3. Thanks.


Playing for both prizes! Been awhile BG! :D

@Darklurkr23 Rt'd


I'm in for Red Dead! Also tweeted @okiraan


I am in for Mod Nation Racer for the PS3.

My twitter handle: @dragon290513


I would love to win MNR! I've heard great things about it. RDR is a fantastic game too though.


Modnation Racers for PS3

Twitter @csj31


Awesome giveaway :D

ModNation Racers



i'm in for Both or either one =]


Hoping to get RDR.


Hope to win MNR for PS3. Good luck to all.


I'm in for RDR. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!/Jragon274/status/166640155367718913


I'm in for Mod Nation .


I'd like either game, doesn't really matter which. Thanks for the chance.

Retweeted as @Chuck57841


Great contest. Gonna review you guys on iTunes tonight after I listen to the podcast. (I favor Modnation Racers). :) And I retweeted the msg @nightmare452


hoping to get ModNation Racers for the ps3
my twitter name: tbdcakes


Entering for Modnation. Thanks for the giveaway!


I would like to win either game seeing as how I own both systems but don't own either game. GOOD LUCK TO ME!!!!!



Enter me for Red Dead Redemption
Twitter @fresh0288


Just got a PS3, would love to win Modnation Racers! Thanks!!

Twitter: jsid84


playing for both!


Thanks for the giveaway. I will be entering for Red Dead Redemption. @betobuster435


Red Dead Redemption for 360, w00t!


Red Dead Redemption @corduroypant


Cool contest. Modnation Racers PS3.


ModNation Racers aw yeah!


Put me down for Red Dead Awesomeness, Thanks for the shot.



Thanks for the giveaway. Count my entry for ModNation Racers for the PS3.


Tweeted @anthrodude1

Entering for both of them please! ^_^


Red Dead Redemption for xbox 360


@genxsis83 thanks!


I'm in for Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360!

Tweeted: @L231


Red Dead Redemption is what I'd like!!!



Nice Podcast can't wait to check out more of them.

Would love either game But i think mod nation is higher on the list Thanks!

Did all 4 things


Red Dead Redemption.


Thanks for the chance!


I would like to play for either game, I have both consoles and don't own either game. Here is my tweet:!/BrianIMdiesel/status/169466767524110336


I'm in for Red Dead Redemption, thanks and welcome back!


modnation racers (ps3) FTW! thx & good luck to all!


in for red dead


MNR :)


Mod nation racers please!


Red Dead Redemption, please! :)


looking to win RDR
@beachbum662 on twitter


In for Mod Nation Racers :).


ModNation Racers
@rvd42387 i think the Itunes name is Brad Belanger but i cant remember posted it febuary 23rd


Red Dead Redemption
posted on twitter as @J3ffC0L3

Thanks for the opportunity!


I am in for Mod Nation Racers for PS3


MNR for PS3!


Read Dead Redemption sounds cool to me.


I'm in for Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360!


Mod Nation Racers please
Thanks for the giveaway!


Thanks for the chance to win! I'm in for Modnation racers! Goodluck everyone.


Please enter me for Red Dead Redemption. Thanks.

Tweeted for a bonus entry:!/incphi/status/174987960054329345



Congrats to the winners!

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