The Players Guide Launch Competition

Cover #2 - Players GuideTo celebrate the launch of Issue 2 of Five out of Ten, Players Guide, we’re having a competition. By now you may have seen Alan’s lovingly crafted ‘subway map’ cover featuring locations from different games. The competition is simple: you have to match them to the right games.

The Prize

The winner will receive a free download of Five out of Ten #3 and #4 (to be released at the end of April and July, respectively). You’ll also win a mystery game bundle that may or may not include the classic European Bus Simulator. The game bundle can be shipped internationally.

How to Enter

You need to match every location to the game it came from. To give you a clue, each of the lines correspond to a major strand of gaming. The placement of the stations isn’t random! We’ll accept any game that matches both location and line.

In the event of a tie break, answer this question: which other location should we have included on the map?

You also need to tweet a link to this blog post. Save the URL and include it in your entry. We’ll check!

Please send your entries to editor at Entry is open until midnight GMT on 1st April 2013. This competition is not open to Five out of Ten contributors. Good luck!

If you haven’t got your copy yet, here’s some more information on the amazing second issue of Five out of Ten:

Players Guide

“As gaming becomes a more inclusive and popular pastime, it’s important to remember that while many of us have grown up with videogames our whole lives, some players are just getting started.”

Featuring Denis Farr exploring gender in XCOM: Enemy Unknown and The Sims , Rick Lane on the birth of videogame tragedy in Halo Reach and The Walking Dead, Marc Price on the instinct that drives us to play, Katie Williams on Sleep is Death, a game where the player makes the rules, and Alan Williamson’s travels to an abandoned virtual town.

Plus five articles on current issues in videogame culture: violence, misogyny and sexism, online multiplayer games, the rise of downloadable titles, and how games are already enriching the world around us.

Download a preview and check out the magazine before you buy it!

Get the mag!

Whenever you purchase the magazine, you’ll receive a link to download a PDF, ePUB, MOBI, and AZW3 (for Kindle). Please don’t forget to create an account so you can access your purchases in the future.

Posted in News