Friday, October 23rd, 2009
GTAGaming Ballad of Gay Tony Giveaway closed, winners announced!

Grand Theft Auto IV - Website Updates | @ 05:07 AM MDT | By rappo
On behalf of the GTAGaming staff, congratulations to the following winners of our GTAGaming Ballad of Gay Tony Giveaway! The lucky five were drawn from a pool of over 500 participants:
If your name appears on this list, send me a private message as soon as possible with your email address and country of residence, and we'll hook you up with a 1,600 MS points code sometime this week.

Thanks to all who played and if you didn't win - don't worry, there's always next time! :)
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Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 0
Looks like less people with 0 posts and no activity won this time. That's good.
Congrats to the five that won.
10-23-2009 05:16 AM
Registered User

Registered: Sep 2009
Posts: 0
L2K didn't win!! YAYYY!!!! LMAO!!!!!
10-23-2009 06:36 AM
Registered User

Registered: Oct 2009
Posts: 6
lol! ^
10-23-2009 06:50 AM
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
Noooooooooooooo! Well, I won last time so winning twice would be too much.
But this DLC is better! *cries*
10-23-2009 06:54 AM
Registered User

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 0
damn, i won and i cant figure out how to send this guy a PM, i feel like such an idiot
10-23-2009 07:48 AM
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Registered: May 2006
Posts: 4,587

Click on: Send a private message to rappo / Down by contact info
10-23-2009 08:52 AM
Clarkson for PM

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 194
Hey no fair. ;)
10-23-2009 09:44 AM

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,320
Congrats guys! And don't fret kiddies, there'll be more giveaways soon :)
10-23-2009 10:20 AM
If you can't wear a spandex jumpsuit...

Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 337
Hey, 2 recognizable people actually won this time. Hooray! :D
10-23-2009 10:31 AM
Registered User

Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 42
Woohoo! I won!!!

Thanks a lot guys! ^_^
10-23-2009 12:01 PM
I'm The Best At Space

Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,635
Finally some winners with a post count higher than 0

Thanks guys :)
10-23-2009 12:37 PM
DJ Nick

Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 767
Awesome! Can't wait to play the game. Cheers!
10-23-2009 01:41 PM
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
Hey Zidane can you give us a count of how many people signed up so we can get an idea of the chances. Thank you.
10-23-2009 01:50 PM
"Your stupidity may be your one saving grace."

Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,392
There should be rules that users with less than 100 posts and/or aren't active on the forums, should be exempt from participating. It's not fair on the regulars who actually care about this site.
10-23-2009 01:50 PM

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,320
A lot ;)
10-23-2009 02:05 PM
Slim Trashman
Sanitation Division

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 12,222
@Skitelz, 540 people entered the giveaway.

@CB, yeah I definitely understand where you're coming from, but one of the focuses of the giveaway is to attract new users and influence people to register. Although if we could write a special script to do this, perhaps we could do something where having more posts can increase your chances (like someone with 0 posts will only have their name "entered" one time, but if you have 100, maybe your name will be added 2 times, etc)
10-23-2009 02:07 PM
Formaly cosmic

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
Oh my god, I can't believe I won. I'm elated. Thank you so much. I've been following gtagaming for so many years. Thanks guys. I really appreciate it.
10-23-2009 02:18 PM
Professional Dumbass

Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 7,105
CB: posting on the forums doesn't always constitute caring about the site. For example, many of our highest posters don't even visit the homepage... EVER. Just because somebody isn't registered doesn't mean they don't care about GTAGaming. The point of the giveaway is to encourage the people who have been reading our news for years to register! I think haitianKNIVES is a great example of that - he doesn't post on our forums that much but he's always commenting on news! Therefore it's not fair to judge based on post count.
10-23-2009 02:49 PM
"Your stupidity may be your one saving grace."

Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,392
I see your point rappo, post count was just one side of it. But like you say, he's frequently active which is fair enough. But 0 post counts and recently joined members shouldn't be able to be in competitions when there are a lot of regulars who are constantly active and don't get any luck.

Just to say, I'm not bitter or upset that I didn't win, there are loads of regulars who I know post all the time and never win anything, yet rookies and 0-posters walk away with the prizes nearly everytime. Just saying certain criteria should be enforced to ensure a fair draw.

10-23-2009 03:37 PM
Professional Dumbass

Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 7,105
It's all good man, I understand. We'll hopefully be having a competition (NOTE: not giveaway!) sometime soon :)
10-23-2009 05:46 PM

Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,133
Congrats winners! Looks like I'll be getting my copy of BOGT out of pocket. :P
10-23-2009 11:01 PM
GTA addict since 2001

Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 329
I'll be happy to accept a prize should someone not claim theirs! :D
10-24-2009 10:03 PM
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 18
Point codes are region locked, so a 1600 points code will only work on a US account. Game codes and XBOX Live subscription codes are usually region free.

[ post edited 10-25-2009 06:54 PM by Sektor ]
10-25-2009 06:51 PM
Registered User

Registered: Oct 2009
Posts: 0
Even having zero post isint wrong, i mean since viceciy came ou i have been looking for mods which i can easily find here, i visited this sie frequently and although i wasnt a member i use too look up at most of the news and things, then came san andreas and now gta 4, i still actually visit this site cuz of the ease it is here, i also did register for the give away... i didnt expect my name but heck i had high hopes, as iam new! well congrats people on winning
10-28-2009 12:16 AM

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