It’s time for you to win the super-sekrit contents of a game critic’s closet
I’ve worked in video game media for a long time, and in that time I’ve found my way onto many, many mailing lists. That means companies send me things, and they begin to pile up in an alarming manner. I’ve had time to clean out my closet in the time after I left Ars Technica, but before we began to publish material on the Penny Arcade Report, and I found myself with a few boxes filled with… stuff. So what’s in those boxes? I’m not going to say. Could be some T-shirts. Could be some systems, or it could be a pile of games. Maybe it’s just a collection of posters. Maybe I’m just going to dump everything into one big box just to get it out the door. In fact, that sounds like a good idea, and I want to send it to you. The closet of a video game reviewer is wonderland for fans, and I’m giving you the chance to win all of it. So here’s what you need to do. Send an e-mail to PAContest@Penny-Arcade.com with the subject line “Winter Cleaning” and if you live in the continental United States, you’re in the running to win the contents of my office closet. I promise that you’ll get a stack of games, some hardware or peripherals, and some weird things, but I think this is much more fun if I don’t give you any hints about what’s in the package. I don’t know what systems you have, and I don’t care. You have to take everything. You get the good with the bad. Best case scenario is that you get a bunch of stuff you want. The worst case scenario is that you have to drive to the flea market to get rid of my garbage. Maybe you’ll keep some of it and give some of it away. I promise there will be a lot of stuff, and I promise at least a few things will make you happy. Some of it may not be complete, while some it will have never been opened. But I want to get rid of it, and I know you’re burning with curiosity. I'm giving you the chance to open Marcellus Wallace's briefcase and then keep the contents. My closet is a mess, my friend. Come take my mess.