Back in March I recorded an unboxing video of CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition with the revelation one lucky winner would win this rare collector’s set. With the game set to release on 19 May, now is the time for your chance to win.

How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post answering the following question:

Magical powers or brute force combat, what’s your strategy for fighting monsters?

What can you win?

  • Three winners will win a digital code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One.
  • One winner will win a digital code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One + Season Pass.
  • One Grand Prize winner will win The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collectors Edition (autographed by me) + Season Pass.

What are the rules?

Leave a comment to this post with your answer. Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That won’t count!

Deadline to enter is 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET on Friday, 22 May 2015. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions – check the availability of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt  in your Xbox LIVE region. Winners will be notified via the e-mail account associated with their Disqus account or Twitter (when applicable) on or about 25 May. We use the Disqus commenting system – read this if you have questions about Disqus.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include this information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you win. Only comments received at www.majornelson.com will be considered.

UPDATED: All winners have been notified via email. Thanks to all those who participated.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches 19 May and I have the opportunity to team up with Jeff Rubenstein and stream the game tomorrow.

The stream is scheduled for Friday, 15 May at 3p ET/12n PT and will be streamed live on the Xbox Twitch channel (or watch it below once it goes live).

Watch the stream for a chance to win a code that will unlock the game when it is officially released. And be sure to stick around for the end of the stream where I talk about how one lucky winner is going to win The Witcher: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition I autographed in this unboxing video I did back in March.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available for Digital Pre-order and Pre-download on Xbox One. For more information about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, check out the official site here.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down with 2K to talk about Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and check out their one-of-a-kind Borderlands inspired furniture set – complete with a Claptrap refrigerator. The coolest part is, they are giving the entire set of furniture away (including an Xbox One and 4 controllers) to one lucky winner.

You can find all of the details about the Handsome Jack’s Loot Contest and see some images of the furniture over at the official website. Good luck and let us know if you win.

Larry Hryb @majornelson

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Mortal Kombat X is out now for Xbox One and what better way to play the game than with the Mortal Kombat X official wired fight pad from Performance Designed Products.

The Mortal Kombat X Wired Fight Pad for Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC is a multi-compatible controller developed for fighting games featuring a 6 button layout and ergonomic grip easily adapting to your play style. You can purchase it from Amazon or other popular retailers.

Or you can try your luck at winning one here.

     How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is leave a comment below to this post answering the following question:

Who is your favorite character from the Mortal Kombat series and why?

What can you win?

Two people will be randomly selected to win:

-Mortal Kombat X for Xbox One (code for digital download) + Mortal Kombat X wired fight pad

What are the rules?

Leave a comment below answering who your favorite Mortal Kombat character is and why. Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That won’t count!

Deadline to enter is 4:00 pm PT on Friday, 17 April 2015. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions – check the availability of Mortal Kombat X in your Xbox LIVE region. Winners will be notified via the e-mail account associated with their Disqus account or Twitter (when applicable) on or about 17 April. We use the Disqus commenting system – read this if you have questions about Disqus.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include this information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you win. Only comments received at www.majornelson.com will be considered.

UPDATE: Winners have been notified via email. Thanks to all those who participated.

Battlefield Hardline and Custom Xbox One Controller Giveaway

EA Access members had the opportunity to play Battlefield Hardline before it officially launched as well as the chance to win prizes in the Play and Win sweepstakes. Now that the game is out and the contest is over, you have another opportunity to win this custom Nerdist Xbox One controller (and more).

How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is leave a comment below to this post answering the following question:

What is your favorite Battlefield game, preferred class and typical loadout?

What can you win?

After 4:00 pm PT on Friday, 27 March 2015 I will randomly select 15 people to win one of the following prizes:

 

 

  • Grand Prize – a custom Nerdist Xbox One Controller and wooden case + Battlefield Hardline (digital code for Xbox One) + 1-month EA Access membership
  • Four – Battlefield Hardline (digital code for Xbox One) + 1-month EA Access membership
  • Ten – 1-month EA Access membership

What are the rules?

Leave a comment below answering the above question. Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That won’t count!
Deadline to enter is 4:00 pm PT on Friday, 27 March 2015. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions – check the availability of Battlefield Hardline in your Xbox LIVE region. Winners will be notified by e-mail or Twitter on or about 30 March. We use the Disqus commenting system – read this if you have questions about Disqus.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include this information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you won. Only comments received at www.majornelson.com will be considered.

UPDATED: Congratulations to all of the winners – they have been notified via email. 

To celebrate the Titanfall launch, Microsoft Stores want to send you to the next huge event in the industry: E3.

From today through March 16, all Microsoft retail stores will host an online and in-store contest where fans can enter for a chance to receive a trip to the most exciting event in the gaming industry, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles June 10-12, where I’ll show you some of the highlights. 

A total of five winners will receive a VIP prize package including round trip airfare for them and a friend to LA, two nights’ hotel stay, a $3,000 Microsoft store gift card, admission to the Xbox press briefing where all the latest Xbox news is announced and new trailers are revealed.

Here’s the fine print: Rules and eligibility. Customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can enter for their chance to win on MicrosoftStore.com, in-person at Microsoft retail store locations, or via mail. More information on the E3 Sweepstakes can be found here, including official rules and eligibility.

Good luck!

Last week’s NFL regular season finale was among the best in memory, with teams advancing to the Playoffs or heading home for good in ways that defied prediction. Will the postseason be just as unpredictable? It’s time to find out.
 
This morning, the NFL on Xbox One debuted a new way to predict performances in upcoming Playoff contests, including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVIII. Participants will also be entered for a chance to win tickets to attend Super Bowl XLVIII or Super Bowl XLIX, as well as other exciting prizes.

All you have to do is launch the Xbox One’s NFL app (“Xbox, go to NFL”), and you’ll see a special Playoff Face Off category along the bottom. This week, answer questions such as “Which receiver will have the most yards on Wild Card Weekend?” (I selected Desean Jackson), “Will any kicker make a field goal of more than 50 yards?” (Probably not in Green Bay!), and “Will any games go into overtime?” (Your guess is as good as mine)

Accurate predictions can net you achievements, and we’ll update the questions every Tuesday. For more details and prizing info, head over to Xbox Wire. Good luck!

Dead Rising 3
A demo for Dead Rising 3 is now available for Xbox One owners.

Download it and give it a try this weekend because I have 5 copies of the game to give away.

How can you win one?

All you need to do is download and play the demo, then leave a comment below (don’t @ reply me on Twitter) and tell me your favorite way to take zombies out.  What is your preferred weapon, weapon combo or vehicle of destruction?
Or using “Xbox, Record That” and show the coolest thing you’ve done in the game, upload it to SkyDrive and drop the link in the comments.  On Monday I’ll choose five random winners and send them a code for a digital copy of the full game.

Have fun and good luck!

 

The rules: Deadline to enter is 9:00 pm PT on Monday December 16th 2013. 5 randomly selected winner will be notified by e-mail or Twitter. One entry per person. Read this if you have questions about the Disqus commenting system. Contest is open to all regions where the Dead Rising 3 demo is available.

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include your Twitter information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you won.
You currently can not add demos to your Xbox One download queue from Xbox.com or SmartGlass.
You’ll need to start the download from your console.

Update: If you are one of the following commenters, please check the email associated with your Disqus account…you won :)

Winner 1
Winner 2
Winner 3
Winner 4
Winner 5

 

 

 

 

Xbox One Controller Design Contest

The Xbox One era has only just begun, but it’s not too soon to leave your mark on the next generation of gaming. Show the world your artistic talent and you could win up to $1,000 in the process. Your canvas? The new Xbox One Wireless Controller.

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From now until December 31, 2013 you can submit up to 3 unique designs for the Xbox One Wireless Controller for a chance to win up to $1,000 and more. A panel of blue-ribbon judges, including Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, will sort through the entries and put the top 10 up for a public vote in January.

How can you get started? Visit the Contest website and follow instructions to download the Xbox One Wireless Controller design template. Then put your creativity to work designing the Xbox One controller you’ve always wanted.

Good luck – we can’t wait to see what you come up with!