How would you like to win a $200,000 mortgage pay off or $100,000 cash? That's the grand prize in Race 4 My Place, a new social city building game that trades real-money microtransactions for an even more annoying revenue model—mandatory advertising.
Are you following Kotaku on Facebook? I hope so! We give away lots of neat things on Facebook. Things like early access to video games and cool swag. And besides getting a chance to win neat prizes, it also makes you instantly super cool and lets you pass around the best of Kotaku's stories. ZU-PEAR COOOOLE!!!
Are you the best Wii gamer in the country? Nintendo gives you a chance to prove your mettle in the first-ever Wii Games: Summer 2010, and it all starts in the cradle of civilization: New Jersey.
A million bucks? A key to the city? Those aren't the prizes you'll win if you are among the first 10 people to finish Zon8, a Ripley's Believe It Or Not webgame launching in June. You'll get a shrunken head.
Petroglyph's massive multiplayer online action strategy game Mytheon has entered open beta, with a laptop, iPod Touches, and iTunes gift cards up for grabs for those who give the game an early go.
That's midnight Kotaku time, so, seven hours from now. If you've been perfecting your Kotaku-themed WarioWare D.I.Y. mini-game to win the enormous grand prize package Nintendo's put up, now's the time to wrap things up and go gold.
You have a little more time, WarioWare D.I.Y. owners, to make a game that might win you a prize. If you want to win, check out the contest details. Non-contestants, go to that same post to gawk at the submissions.
Our WarioWare D.I.Y. contest continues. You haven't won it yet. You haven't lost either. Details here. Prizes sitting in the proverbial vault waiting to be claimed. Details here. Just make sure, American contestants, that you prioritize paying your taxes first.
If you have WarioWare D.I.Y., if you want prizes, if you must make a micro-game that uses the word Kotaku, then, man (or woman), do we have a contest for you. Details here. Deadline approaching.
Owners of WarioWare: D.I.Y., the DS game that lets us witness a world in which Nintendo fans make Nintendo games (Shigeru who?), are reminded/welcomed/encouraged to enter Kotaku/Nintendo's D.I.Y. contest. Make a game. Win money and stuff. Details here. Deadline looming.
Impress us! You can create some pretty amazing games with WarioWare: D.I.Y., but can you create some pretty amazing Kotaku games?
Barely two days after release and MLB 2K10 players are boasting they've pitched perfect games - worth a $1 million bounty to the first to do so, verifiably. But cool your jets, we won't know for sure for a while.
McDonald's' annual Monopoly contest kicked off this week, giving burger-eating, fry-loving fatties everywhere a chance to win cash by collecting Monopoly pieces from their fast food purchases.
Complete Need for Speed missions on Twitter and you could win a shiny new BMW M3 courtesy of Electronic Arts.
We've gotten more than one note that Grand Theft Auto IV bats are arriving as prizes for a contest no one was ever told they'd won.
Fallout 3 and LittleBigPlanet tied for the game with the most awards handed out for this year's Game Critics Best of E3 awards.