Blizzard is celebrating Diablo III’s Season 14 – The Season of Greed – with an event going on now that is sure to delight the most treasure-hungry adventurers. In addition to a season-long Double Treasure Goblin buff, they’re also sweetening the deal for players by giving away Greed-themed gaming devices! Check out details for their Season of Greed Giveaway here.

And to further celebrate the event, Blizzard was kind enough to give me this very limited (only two known to exist) custom Diablo III Xbox One X console to give away. The winner will also receive a code for Diablo III Eternal Collection, which includes Diablo III, the Reaper of Souls expansion set and the Rise of the Necromancer pack, plus a  code for Xbox Live Gold (one year subscription). Even if you don’t win the grand prize, a couple of you will still walk away with a code for the Diablo III Eternal Collection.

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is visit the Diablo III Season of Greed website and submit your entry using this form:

Diablo III Season of Greed

What are the rules?

Submit your entry using the form above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 11:59 pm ET / 8:59 pm PT on Tuesday, 26 June 2018. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. The winner will be notified on or about 27 June. I will update this post with the winner’s name and/or Gamer Tag after they have redeemed the prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered. For more information on contest rules, please visit this website.

As previously announced, you can gift select Xbox One digital games and downloadable game content (durables only) as well as Xbox Live Gold (not available in all regions) and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, right from Microsoft Store on the Xbox One family of devices, Windows 10, or online – just in time for the holidays.

Here’s what you need to know about giving or receiving a game gift:

In Microsoft Store on Xbox One, those giving gifts can enter the email address of the gift recipient, or choose a Gamertag from their Xbox Live friends. In Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and online, customers will need to know the email of the recipient in order to send a gift.

Gift recipients will receive a code for their digital gift via an email message that contains instructions on how to redeem the code. The email is sent immediately upon gift purchase. In addition to receiving a gift message via email, on Xbox, gift recipients will receive a system message from Xbox Live containing the code for the digital item along with a “one-click” redemption button to streamline code redemption.

Read more about gift giving over at Xbox Wire.

To celebrate this new feature, we are giving away some gifts of our own over the next couple of weeks!

I will be giving away three Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles over the next few weeks. A winner will randomly be selected on December 08th, 15th and 22nd. You only need to enter once to be eligible to win in all three random drawings. I will update this post each week with the winner, so be sure to check back to see if you’ve won.

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is answer the question and submit your entry using the below form:

Project Scorpio Xbox One X Giveaway

Note: Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What can you win?

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition console (1TB) – includes console, vertical stand, Project Scorpio Edition wireless controller and Xbox Game Pass subscription (1 month).

 

  • What are the rules?

Submit your entry using the form above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT on Thursday, 21 December. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. The winners will be notified on December 08th, 15th and 22nd.

I will update this post with a list of the winners and/or their Gamer Tags after they have redeemed the prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered. For more information on contest rules, please visit this website.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Sebastian (GT: Violentdonut102) for winning the first Project Scorpio console, Laura from the UK for winning the second Project Scorpio console and Trevor (GT: Addington) for winning the third Project Scorpio console.

MINECON Earth is this weekend and will be an opportunity for fans who aren’t able to attend the convention in person to participate in a free interactive show that will take the best bits of previous events and incorporate them into a condensed show dedicated to all things Minecraft. Join one of the existing viewing parties or register your own. For more information about the event, check out the official website hereThe livestream starts Saturday, November 18th 9:00 AM PT and will run approximately 90 minutes.

 

To celebrate the event, I’m giving away an Xbox OneS Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle plus some other cool Minecraft prizes.

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is watch the MINECON Earth trailer below and submit your entry using this form:

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle Giveaway

Note: I’m using a new method for contest entry – Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What can you win?

First Place Winner:

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle

Bundle includes:

Xbox One S Limited Edition 1TB Console
Creeper Xbox Wireless Controller
Minecraft digital code
Minecraft Redstone Pack bonus content digital code
Xbox One S Vertical Stand
1-month Xbox Game Pass trial
14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

-MINECON Earth t-shirt

Runner Up Winners (3):

Creeper Xbox Wireless Controller

-Minecraft (digital code for Xbox One)

-MINECON Earth t-shirt

  • What are the rules?

Submit your entry using the form above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT on Monday, 20 November. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. The winner will be notified on or about 20 November. I will update this post with the winner’s name and/or Gamer Tag after they have redeemed the prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered. For more information on contest rules, please visit this website.

UPDATE: Thanks to all those who participated in the giveaway – all prizes have been redeemed. Congratulations to Brad (GT: backsspace) for winning the Xbox One S Limited Edition 1TB Console.

Blizzard is celebrating the spookiest time of the year with Junkenstein’s Revenge – an Overwatch seasonal event where you team up with three other players and face off against a host of horrific enemies, including Junkenstein and his Monster, the mysterious Summoner, the Reaper, and the Witch of the Wilds (read more at the official website). The event is going on now until 01 November.

This year, they’ve added a new endless mode for Junkenstein’s Revenge, with leaderboards to commemorate those who last the longest in their fight against the evil doctor. Plus, unlock over 50 new seasonal items—including new legendary skins like Dracula Reaper, Van Helsing McCree, Totally 80’s Zarya, and Dragon Symmetra—alongside last year’s Halloween Terror gear.

To celebrate the event, I’m giving away a custom Junkrat Xbox One S console, complete with a matching Junkrat controller. The winner will also receive a code for Overwatch – Game Of The Year Edition, plus Xbox Game Pass (3-month subscription) and Xbox Live Gold (12-month subscription).

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is watch the Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 trailer below and submit your entry using this form:

Custom Overwatch Junkrat Xbox One S Giveaway

Note: I’m using a new method for contest entry – Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What can you win?

-Custom Overwatch Junkrat Xbox One S console

-Custom Overwatch Junkrat Xbox Wireless controller

-Overwatch – Game Of The Year Edition (digital code for Xbox One)

-Xbox Game Pass (3-month subscription)

– Xbox Live Gold (12-month subscription)

  • What are the rules?

Submit your entry using the form above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT on Thursday, 02 November. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. The winner will be notified on or about 03 November. I will update this post with the winner’s name and/or Gamer Tag after they have redeemed the prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered. For more information on contest rules, please visit this website.

NOTE: Congratulations to Elizabeth (GT: TheLateLiz1343) for winning the giveaway. Stay tuned as I have more giveaways planned very soon.

Larry Hryb @majornelson

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The Spring Sale is going on now until 17 April with deals on more than 350 Xbox games, Xbox accessories, movies & TV shows, music and apps. Xbox games are up to 67% off and an additional 10% off for Xbox Live Gold members. Popular titles and add-ons include Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2, FIFA 17, Overwatch, For Honor, and many more! If that’s not enough, choose from over 35 Backward Compatible titles on sale. See the full list of deals here.

To celebrate the Spring Sale, I will be giving away an Xbox One S console, Xbox accessories and a collection of some of my favorite titles included in the Spring Sale.

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is watch the Spring Sale trailer below and submit your entry using this form:

Spring Sale Giveaway

Note: I’m using a new method for contest entry – Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What can you win?

Grand Prize Winner: 

*Xbox One S 500GB Console – Gears of War 4 Special Edition Bundle – includes the following:
-Xbox One S Deep Blue Special Edition 500GB Console
-Deep Blue Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller
-Gears of War 4: Standard Edition (disc)
-14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

*Elite Prize Pack (includes Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, Casio G-Shock Xbox Elite Watch, Braven external speaker and 12 months Xbox Live Gold)

*Plantronics RIG 400HX Gaming Headset for Xbox One

*Seagate Halo Wars 2 Special Edition 2TB Game Drive for Xbox

*Digital Xbox One codes for the following titles: ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview), Astroneer, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, FIFA 17, For Honor, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition, Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, NBA 2K17, Overwatch, Titanfall 2 and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

*Digital Xbox 360 code for Call of Duty: Black Ops II (now playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility)

Second Place Prize:

*Elite Prize Pack (includes Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, Casio G-Shock Xbox Elite Watch, Braven external speaker and 12 months Xbox Live Gold)

*Digital Xbox One codes for the following titles: ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview), Astroneer, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, FIFA 17, For Honor, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition, Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, NBA 2K17, Overwatch, Titanfall 2 and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Third Place Prize:

*Digital Xbox One codes for the following titles: ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview), Astroneer, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, FIFA 17, For Honor, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition, Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, NBA 2K17, Overwatch, Titanfall 2 and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

  • What are the rules?

Submit your entry using the form above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT on Tuesday, 18 April. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. Winners will be notified on or about 19 April. I will update this post with the winners after they have redeemed their prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered. For more information on contest rules, please visit this website.

 

UPDATE: The giveaway is now over. Thank you to all those who participated in the giveaway. Congratulations to Michael (GT: Writhm) for winning the first place prize and Michelle (GT: Loon03) for winning the second place prize.

Halo Wars 2, the sequel to the original Real Time Strategy (RTS) game set in the Halo universe, is scheduled to release on Tuesday, 21 February (those who purchase the Ultimate Edition get early access starting 17 February). To celebrate the launch of Halo Wars 2, I will be co-hosting a live show (details below) and giving away an Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle, Halo Wars 2 Banished Official Wired Controller for Xbox One, a Halo Wars 2 Loot Crate, J!NX gift certificates and of course, digital Xbox One codes for copies of the game.

This February, real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo Universe with Halo Wars 2. Lead armies of Spartans and other Halo fighting forces like Warthogs, Scorpions and exciting new units in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy. Featuring campaign, multiplayer, and the all-new Blitz mode, this is the biggest Halo battlefield ever. The action begins February 17th with Ultimate Edition early access. Learn more about Halo Wars 2 here.

Halo Wars 2 Livestream Launch Celebration Details

The livestream will go live on 16 February at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST, and will broadcast out on Xbox One, Beam, Twitch, Facebook Live and YouTube. Tune in to watch the festivities, learn more about the game through exclusive interviews with the team and have a chance to win some prizes. Click here for more details.

Halo Wars 2 Giveaway

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is watch the Halo Wars 2 launch trailer below and submit your entry using this form:

Halo Wars 2 Giveaway

Note: I’m using a new method for contest entry – Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What can you win?

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Grand Prize Winner: 

*Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle – includes the following:

-Xbox One S 1TB console
-Xbox Wireless Controller
-Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition digital code for Xbox and Windows 10
-Halo Wars 2: Season Pass digital code
-Halo Wars: Definitive Edition digital code for Xbox and Windows 10
-14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

*Halo Wars 2 Banished Official Wired Controller for Xbox One from PDP

*Official companion crate for Halo Wars 2 from Loot Crate

*J!NX gift certificate ($50 USD – actual value may vary based on region / exchange rate) – check out the J!NX Halo product line here

*Digital Xbox One code for Halo Wars 2 (Ultimate Edition)

Runner Up Prize (5 winners):

*J!NX gift certificate ($50 USD – actual value may vary based on region / exchange rate) – check out the J!NX Halo product line here

*Digital Xbox One code for Halo Wars 2 (Ultimate Edition)

  • What are the rules?

Submit your entry after watching the trailer using the form above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT on Tuesday, 21 February. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regionscheck the availability of Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One in your Xbox LIVE region. Winners will be notified on or about 22 February. I will update this post with the winners after they have redeemed their prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered.

 

UPDATE: All of the prizes have been redeemed. Congratulations to the winners, including Andrew (GT: Ajo4ad) who won the grand prize. Thanks to all those who entered the giveaway. Keep checking back for more giveaways in the future.

 

If you want to pre-order Halo Wars 2Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition or the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle, you can do that here:

Halo Wars 2 – this bundle includes Halo Wars 2 and Welcome to the Ark, the story missions & multiplayer leaders from the original Halo Wars 2 campaign.

Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition – this bundle includes Halo Wars 2, Welcome to the Ark, the story missions & multiplayer leaders from the original Halo Wars 2 campaign and the Season Pass.

Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle – includes 1TB console, Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, Season Pass, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition & Xbox Wireless Controller.

Dead Rising 4, the latest installment in the Dead Rising series, is scheduled to release on Tuesday, 06 December. And to celebrate the return of Frank West and one of the most popular zombie game franchises of all time, I am giving away an Xbox One S console, accessories including the Xbox Design Lab controllers, Astro A50 headsets, Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD, and of course, digital Xbox One codes for copies of the game.

Dead Rising 4 marks the return of photojournalist Frank West in an all-new chapter of one of the most popular zombie game franchises of all time. All of the classic hallmarks of the ground breaking series return, including a huge array of weapons and vehicles players can combine to combat the horde ranging from the practical – to the practically insane.

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is submit your answer to the question below using this form:

Dead Rising 4 Giveaway

Note: I’m using a new method for contest entry – Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What can you win?

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Grand Prize Winner: 

*Xbox One S console – includes the following:

-2TB hard drive (internal)
-Xbox Wireless Controller with 3.5mm headset jack
-Console stand (for vertical orientation)
-HDMI cable
-AC power cable
-14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

*Xbox Design Lab Digital Code – design your own Xbox Wireless Controller with more than 8 million color combinations to choose from + custom engraving up to 16 characters.

*ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset for Xbox One

*Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD (512 GB)

*Digital Xbox One code for Dead Rising 4 (standard edition)

Second Place Prize:

*Xbox Design Lab Digital Code – design your own Xbox Wireless Controller with more than 8 million color combinations to choose from + custom engraving up to 16 characters.

*ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset for Xbox One

*Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD (512 GB)

*Digital Xbox One code for Dead Rising 4 (standard edition)

Runner Up Prize (5 winners):

*Digital Xbox One code for Dead Rising 4 (standard edition)

  • What are the rules?

Submit your answer to the question using the form above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT on Tuesday, 06 December. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regionscheck the availability of Dead Rising 4 for Xbox One in your Xbox LIVE region. Winners will be notified on or about 07 December. I will update this post with the winners after they have redeemed their prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered.

If you want to pre-order Dead Rising 4 or Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition, you can do that here:

Dead Rising 4 Bundle – this bundle includes Dead Rising 4.

Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition – this bundle includes Dead Rising 4 and the Season Pass.

NOTE: Congratulations to Carlos, Gamertag: XdeathisnearX on winning the second place prize and to Nicholas, Gamertag: Grimace221 for winning the grand prize. Thanks to everyone who entered in the giveaway. Keep checking my blog as I plan to do another giveaway soon.

 

The next chapter in the Gears of War saga is upon us and to celebrate the launch of Gears of War 4, Xbox has created a number of Gears of War themed Xbox One S console bundles and accessories to accompany the game, which is available in Standard and Ultimate Editions. Those who purchase the Ultimate Edition get access to the game TODAY – four days before the standard release date.

Go behind the scenes with the Gears of War creators

I have a few different posts covering some of these items, but I wanted to consolidate it all into one post, and celebrate the Gears of War 4 launch even further by giving away a couple consoles, some of these accessories, and of course – copies of the game.

A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.

Gears of War Xbox One S Consoles

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition (2TB) Bundle

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Special Edition Bundle

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (1TB) from Microsoft Store

Gears of War Controllers

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 Limited Edition

Xbox Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition

Xbox Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 JD Fenix Limited Edition

Gears of War Accessories

HyperX CloudX Revolver Gaming Headset – Gears of War 4 Edition

Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive – Gears of War 4 Edition

Marketing Instincts – Gears of War 4 – Limited Edition JD Fenix Controller Stand 2.0

Marketing Instincts – Gears Of War 4 – Limited Edition Crimson Omen Controller Stand 2.0

PowerA – Gears of War Component Kit for Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

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Gears of War 4 Standard Edition

Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition

Here are just a few of the prizes I’ll be giving away. Specific details about prizing provided below:

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  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is submit your answer to the question below using this form:

Gears Of War Giveaway

Note: I’m using a new method for contest entry – Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What can you win?

Grand Prize Winner:

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle (2TB)
Xbox Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 JD Fenix Limited Edition
Marketing Instincts – Gears of War 4 – Limited Edition JD Fenix Controller Stand 2.0
Marketing Instincts – Gears Of War 4 – Limited Edition Crimson Omen Controller Stand 2.0
HyperX Gears of War 4 Revolver headset
Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive – Gears of War 4 Edition
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Second Place Prize:

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (1TB)
Xbox Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition
Marketing Instincts – Gears Of War 4 – Limited Edition Crimson Omen Controller Stand 2.0
HyperX Gears of War 4 Revolver headset
Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive – Gears of War 4 Edition
COG tag

Runner Up Winners: 5 runner up winners will receive a digital Xbox One code for Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition + COG Tag

  • What are the rules?

Submit your answer to the question using the form above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT on Friday, 14 October. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions – check the availability of Gears of War 4 for Xbox One in your Xbox LIVE region. Winners will be notified on or about 17 October. I will update this post with the grand prize winner after they have redeemed their prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you win. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered.

 

UPDATE: The winners have all been notified via email and all of the prizes have been redeemed. Thanks to all those who participated. I have more giveaways planned, so keep checking back.

Congratulations to Jeffrey – Gamertag: SpergleDergle86 – for winning the first place prize.

Congratulations to Stephanie – Gamertag: MiiSS BRuTAL – for winning the second place prize.