Last chance to win a $500 EB Games voucher and a REFRESH prize pack!

By on August 22, 2012 at 11:15 am

Here at games.on.net we like to give things away, and not just because we’re constantly beguiled by our very attractive community members and want to shower them with gifts. So when REFRESH Eye Drops emailed us and said “Do you think your community would like a couple of $500 games vouchers?” I was quick to re-assure them that, no, they’d be better off going directly to me and Cas instead. Luckily for you they insisted, and so we’re reluctantly very happy to offer this prize pack to you!

Two lucky games.on.net readers will each walk away with a $500 EB Games gift voucher – perfect for the upcoming end-of-year games rush – and a REFRESH Eye drops pack, perfect for soothing your dry, sandpaper-like eyeballs after you’re finished with all of those games you just purchased.

How do I enter?

It’s quite simple! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this article that, in 200 words or less, describes the most outrageous, intense, hardcore gaming marathon you’ve ever been a part of. Maybe you sat up for 32 hours straight to finish a game. Maybe you and a friend laminated your computers and took them underwater to LAN a game of Diablo III in a shark cage. Does it have to be real? Not really, but if it is – well, that’s even better.

The two most creative, well-written and cringe-worthingly-hardcore entries will walk away with a $500 EB Games voucher and a REFRESH Eye Drops prize pack.

How long do I have?

The competition closes at 11:59PM Adelaide time on Wednesday, 22 August. Winners will be chosen and announced the next day.

What’s this REFRESH stuff all about?

Ever experienced pain, dryness, burning, grittiness or redness of the eyes when gaming? REFRESH® Eye Drops offer effective relief for the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome, a condition that can affect anyone whose eyes experience prolonged exposure to computer screens. That’s you gamers!

The REFRESH® range of eye drops, available at leading pharmacies and selected optometrists, includes REFRESH PLUS® (30 x 0.4mL single-dose preservative free vials for every day dry eyes), REFRESH TEARS PLUS® (15mL multi-use bottle for dry irritated eyes), REFRESH LIQUIGEL® (15mL multi-use bottle for persistent dry eyes) and REFRESH CONTACTS® (15mL multi-use bottle for contact lens wearers).

Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult a healthcare professional. REFRESH PLUS®, REFRESH TEARS PLUS® and REFRESH CONTACTS® contain carmellose sodium 5mg/mL. REFRESH LIQUIGEL® contains carmellose sodium 10mg/mL. ® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. For more information about the REFRESH® range of eye drops, please call 1800 252 224 or visit www.allergan.com.au. AU/0034/2012.

Terms and Conditions

Entry into this competition is subject to the terms and conditions on this page.

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115 comments (Leave your own)

wtf….?

 

Perfect for gamers that smoke weed.

 

Biggest ‘marathon’ I have done is stayed up all night completing the COD:MW2 Spec Ops campaign with a co-worker. Very hardcore huh

 

Um what? GON selling out? I know someone (probably Tim or Cas) will jump in and say these types of things are required to have comps but frankly i’d rather no comp at all if comps were attached to random advertising like this. Though i’m likely alone in that.

 

The Last Game I played for an extended period of time Was Minecraft. Me and 2 of my friends had just got back into Minecraft after the 1.31 update, and to try something different, we opted to try HardCore Server Mode.

We Spawned,in what i could only describe as an island world (The Seed was GrimleyBlackAntridLeoDC2), with nothing but a tree and a whole boatload of squid. We each created a boat out of the shared tree and went in different directions.

Nothing.

Nothing as far as the eye could see. After around 3 minecraft days, my friends and i were all starving. Then, Land! My Friend had finally found Land, with animals to feed on. He then decided to eat till he was full, and then ignored our pleas for his coordinates. After another day, friend 2 arrived on the island of the gods, as friend one called it. He then ate, and joined friend 1 in his mine.

I was on the brink of Starvation… Then Suddently, on the horizon, i seen a tree. Not just any tree however, a Mushroom Tree! Food, and the Sweet taste of Victory was in the air, after friends 1 and 2 both died due to a creeper explosion.

 

I once spent 41 hours straight completing Phantasy Star Universe in one sitting my first time through.

Oh boy i loved that game. I cried, i laughed, i jumped, i loved.

Otaku4lyf?
lol.

 

Without a doubt, the most extreme gaming related session I’ve had, is reading some of exe3′s posts.

 

Playing Dragon Age Origins from morning until the early hours of the next day (barely making time for a bathroom or food break) and completely losing myself in the world of Ferelden. My beautiful blonde warrior Grace, fighting alongside many an amusing, sensual and interesting band of comrades. All the while trying to romance the beautiful Leliana until she succumbed to Grace’s womanly wiles. Alas my journey continues thus I have tossed aside this wonderful title because it calls to me and draws me in for far too long. I will return to Ferelden, there is many things yet to be accomplished. To be continued…..

 

exe3:
Um what? GON selling out?

Selling out? We don’t get paid for this, nor does iiNet or Internode or anybody.

If you don’t want to win a $500 games voucher, that’s your call!

 
Lord_Apophis

Back in the distant era of 1998 when StarCraft first launched, I was grabbed by the family jewels and drawn in hook-line and sinker.
I had 3x 1.25L bottles of coke, My Desktop PC, my trusty weapons of choice, the keyboard and mouse and it was game-on.

Little did I realize how many hours or even days would pass, Hunger, Sleep, real-life obligations literally flew out the window and hit an old lady on the head that was calmly walking by my home as the sound of explosions and enemies being slain could be heard by the entire neighborhood.

Sometime during my second day of my marathon; I was in a climatic struggle where the desire to pee like a pregnant woman and my desire to decimate the Zerg swarm came to a clash. The solution? I had an empty bottle of coke.
So with one hand I was relieving myself of the desire to pee, with the other I was in a clicking frenzy microing a group of marines into victory against a group of Zerglings.

When StarCraft 2 rolled around, I thought ahead and bought a laptop so I could stay in the glorious royal throne.

 

Tim Colwill: Selling out? We don’t get paid for this, nor does iiNet or Internode or anybody.

If you don’t want to win a $500 games voucher, that’s your call!

So why does this comp have some really really random product placement? :S

And no I don’t want $500 attached to some weird eye drops :p (not that I believe i’ll ever win a comp around here again *giggle* XD ).

 

It was June 2000, myself and two mates took holidays and played Diablo II for 48 hours straight. This kicked off a week long LAN session at my house, not long after the games release back in the day.
I hate to think of the amount of Coke and Cadbury’s Chocolate, Chips and other rubbish that was consumed that week.
All three of us just waiting for the next shiny item to drop, we soon found one of my mates was a seagull. No sooner had loot hit the floor and he swooped on it like it was a hot chip.
We never, ever got sick of hearing ‘Stay awhile and Listen’ from our old pal Deckard. If only years later we had found Diablo III as compelling.
Hmmm mentioning this trip down memory lane I might give Diablo III another go right now.

 

exe3: So why does this comp have some really really random product placement? :S

They supplied the product and the vouchers, so, that’s… how it works. I’m not sure what else to tell you?

 

All I know is that from where i’m sitting it looks like a case of someone came to you and said “hey, we have this product that has absolutely nothing to do with gaming, but if you advertise our product we’ll give you some gaming vouchers along with our product for a comp”.

 

But watevs, i’ll drop it, it’s your site, you can do what you want, this comments section has gone off topic long enough.

 

Back in January of 2004 I played Desert Combat, a mod for Battlefield 1942 for around 50 hours straight. At the time the Mountain Village map had just been released, which above all had 3 choppers as only mode of transportation for the US side. I used to love shooting down choppers full of infadels with Stinger missiles.

Well one of my friends called me as I was aproaching around my 50th hour and asked me to join some friends to listen to the Triple J Hottest 100 at a local park and have a few drinks. Figuring I had been at the computer long enough I accepted, and before long I was out in the sun playing cricket, drinking a few beers and listening to some great tunes.

As I was standing around with a beer fielding (or maybe just drinking) A chopper flew overhead traveling quite fast. Before I knew what I was doing I had thrown my beer down, run to the nearest tree (roughly 35 meters away) and peered through the branches at the chopper while reaching for my Stinger.

I still get ribbed about it any time I am with my mates and an aircraft flies over…

 

My very first “all nighter” gaming session:
Back in the good ole NES days, when I was all of 8 years old (1988), I was woken and forced to stay up all night by my older, non-gamer sister to finish Super Mario Bros. in its entirety. The words spoken to me were: “You’re going to finish this [insert f-bomb here] game or you’re not sleeping”. You see, this was before I ever knew about the warp zones, had only owned the system for 2 or 3 days, and had not previously made it past world 3. Failing to read any instruction manuals, I didn’t even know you could run. Droopy-eyed and concerned for my own safety, I played the game. I managed to beat the game. Moments later after my victory, my father walks into the room and says “It’s time to get ready for school”. It was a horrible day, but I had accomplished my first gaming accomplishment, and earned a smidgeon of respect from my sister. Win/Win.

 

exe3:
All I know is that from where i’m sitting it looks like a case of someone came to you and said “hey, we have this product that has absolutely nothing to do with gaming, but if you advertise our product we’ll give you some gaming vouchers along with our product for a comp”.

I’m inclined to agree with exe3…. BUT, i do see a vague relevance…. they are providing the eye drops for those who have extended gaming sessions so their eye’s don’t dry out etc.

However i think most people wont care about the eye drops and just want the gaming voucher.

 
Hav0ckSpAwns

So when I was younger I went to a youth centre and they have computers with games and on every second Thursday they have late nights, 3pm to 9pm and at 6pm I challenged two of my friends to see who could finish F.E.A.R. first it took us til 9 to finish and it was my most intense piece of gaming because one friend was really close to beating me at the end because I got stuck at this stupid lil bit but I got passed it and won. And now I want to play Fear again.

 
Hav0ckSpAwns

So when I was younger I went to a youth centre and they have computers with games and on every second Thursday they have late nights, 3pm to 9pm and at 6pm I challenged two of my friends to see who could finish F.E.A.R. first it took us til 9(3hrs) to finish and it was my most intense piece of gaming because one friend was really close to beating me at the end because I got stuck at this stupid lil bit but I got passed it and won. And now I want to play Fear again.

 
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