Category: Casual games

GameNanza Quiz – PlayerAuctions Giveaway

GameNanza Quiz – PlayerAuctions Giveaway

Seasons greetings! The kind sponsors GameNanza is helping PlayerAuctions to give away great prizes for the festive season. If you would like to participate in this Christmas Giveaway, then check out the information on how you can do so below. The quiz will test your knowledge on all things PlayerAuctions, so do your research and good luck!

Eligibility

Participants must be aged 18 or over to enter the competition.

How to Enter

In order to enter the competition, head over to the Gamenanza Giveaway raffle. Here, you will need to answer the questions via the widget. Once you have completed the quiz, you will receive a score. You will then be prompted to leave your email address to submit your score. You do not have to purchase any products from PlayerAuctions or Gamenanza to take part in the quiz.

Participants are allowed one entry per email address. Multiple entries will be disqualified and only the first entry will be considered. Those who attempt to spam or abuse raffle entries will have their overall participation revoked, so please only enter the competition once!

The Prize

‘Tis the season of giving. Courtesy of PlayerAuctions and Gamenanza, 5 unique winners will win a $100 PlayerAuctions Coupon! There will be 5 $100 Coupons up for grabs, bringing a total prize value of the giveaway to $500. Enter now and you could be one of the lucky 5 winners!

Competition End Date

The Gamenanza Raffle Christmas Quiz is now underway, and you have until December 31st to enter.

Winners Selection and Announcement

To make things fair, winners will be chosen at random from the participants who earned the highest score. Once the winners have been chosen, they will be announced on the PlayerAuctions Facebook page. Winners will also be contacted via the email address used to enter the competition.

Winners who haven’t claimed their prize within 72 hours of being contacted will be disqualified from the competition, and a new winner will be chosen using the process mentioned above.

Further Information

Winners can spend their prize on a number of items listed on PlayerAuctions, including any currency, accounts, Powerleveling or item services available on the website. It should be stressed that Coupons that winners receive cannot be exchanged for real money.

These are single-use Coupons, and the amount will be deducted from your shop total if the product is over $100. Winners would be responsible for contributing the remaining amount to the total in this instance. PlayerAuctions reserves the right to select the winners in the competition, and all decisions made are final.

So what are you waiting for? The GameNanza Christmas Giveaway Quiz is ready for you to enter. You could be 1 of the 5 lucky winners of a $100 PlayerAuctions Coupon. Enter now!

Classic PC Titles That Continue to Withstand the Test of Time

Classic PC Titles That Continue to Withstand the Test of Time

Timelessness is the one characteristic that separates a classic title from games that come a dime-a-dozen. For a game to truly stand the test of time, however, it needs constant innovation. Moreover, it needs to do so without compromising the core qualities that made it such a standout in the first place. It doesn’t matter if a game may seem dated because of grainy graphics or its mechanics are somewhat passé. It all boils down to the gaming experience that people can take from it. From niche crowds, right up to the mainstream, the world of gaming is strewn with titles that embody the word longevity.

Today, we’ll take a look at a few classic PC titles that continue to stand up to the test of time–80s and 90s PC games that embody versatility and longevity. While there are certainly others that fit the bill as well, we narrowed our choices down to the top three most relevant titles in terms of overall impact in gaming culture and current mainstream relevance.

Ultima Online

The Ultima series had already had numerous iterations—with each release proving to be more successful than its predecessor—under its belt before Origin Systems finally decided to hop on the online bandwagon. The result was Ultima Online which was rolled out way back in 1997 as one of the most highly-touted Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. To create a buzz, the game was kicked off with the assassination of (producer) Richard Garriot’s avatar during a stress test.

With multiple Guinness records and a rich history to boot, Ultima Online certainly fits the bill as a timeless masterpiece. While the initial subscriber expectation was set at a meager 15,000, it actually reached an excess of 120,000 subscribers after a year. With such numbers, it’s should come as no surprise that it still has steam.

Starcraft

Released all the way back in 1998, Starcraft is amazingly still being updated even two decades later. Though when you think about it, it really should come as no surprise. Gaining a solid fan base right from the get-go—to the tune of 1.5 million copies sold in 1998—it still rides high after 20 years. Starcraft’s appeal and cultural impact is undeniable as it is far-reaching.

A timeless game needs to change with the times while retaining the key components that made it appealing to the masses in the first place. With all the updates over the years, Blizzard Entertainment managed to make Starcraft as relevant today as it was back in the Nineties.

Genesis

Here’s the oldest of our trifecta of classics that refuse to succumb to Father Time: Genesis. In fact, Genesis is so old-school, it’s actually a text-based game! Back in 1989, very few people—if at all—knew about the internet. It was during such Jurassic conditions that a group of savvy Swedish students created the game. It didn’t stay a humble game, though. As the internet grew, so did the game. As a result, there are over 60 guilds for players to join, and a sprawling expanse of the world—including Middle Earth and the Forgotten Realms—to explore.

A great game can be found practically anywhere. You don’t even need to get in on the latest releases to enjoy a fully immersive experience. Do yourself a favor and indulge in these retro games before time finally catches up and snatches them away from us. Enjoy!