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SIREN: Blood Curse – Horrorbowl Sweepstakes

May 8, 2009 Written by Joseph Peterson

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Recently the Horrorbowl [shal]Sweepstakes[/shal] was announced for the upcoming [shal]SIREN[/shal]: Blood Curse Home Space in the U.S. Home. CydoniaX was nice enough to reveal the rules and regulations to the sweepstakes on the official PlayStation Forums. Full details follow.

Please read our official rules for the Siren: Blood Curse Horrorbowl Sweepstakes/Event happening next Tuesday, May 12th, from 4pm – 7pm PST (as announced in the PlayStation.com blog update by Locust_Star). Make sure you keep playing Siren all weekend long in order to win those nurse and doctor uniforms. You’ll need them to participate in this event and a chance to win the first 4 chapters of Siren: Blood Curse. More details to come…

The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and D.C. only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed in this site if you are not a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or D.C. at the time of entry.

PlayStation®Home

SIREN: BLOOD CURSE HORRORBOWL SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. THE WINNERS OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES ARE RANDOMLY SELECTED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING FACTORS; THE HOME COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT SHALL RANDOMLY ENTER DIFFERENT INSTANCES OF THE EVENT SPACE THROUGHOUT THE PROMOTION PERIOD WHILE REMAINING INVISIBLE AND RANDOMLY SELECT USER’S AVATARS DECORATED TO RESEMBLE THE SIREN:BLOOD CURSE “ZOMBIES” AND GATHER IN THE BOWLING ALLEY FOR THE “HORRORBOWL” BOWLING TOURNAMENT; (“INSTANCES” BEING DEFINED AS A NEW EVENT SPACE THAT IS CREATED WHEN THE NUMBER OF USERS IN THE EVENT SPACE HAS REACHED ITS MAXIMUM CAPACITY); THE MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF THE EVENT SPACE VARIES; THERE ARE AN UNDETERMINED NUMBER OF EVENT SPACE INSTANCES.

Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited.

1. ELIGIBILITY. The PlayStation®Home Siren: Blood Curse HorrorBowl Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry and hold a PlayStation®Network account in good standing as determined by the Sponsor.

2. SPONSOR. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (the “Sponsor”), 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404.

3. TIMING. The duration of the Promotion is three (3) hours. The Promotion begins on Thursday, May 12, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on May 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. PST (the “Promotion Period”).

4. HOW TO ENTER. Using the PlayStation®3 system, go to the PlayStation®Network and access PlayStation®Home, the virtual 3D community hub. Users who wish to enter (the “Entrants”) shall dress their avatars to resemble a Siren: Blood Curse doctor or nurse “Zombie” (avatars customized to look aged and emaciated wearing a doctor or nurse outfit) and go to the Bowling Alley (the “Event Space”) (accessible via the World Map on the Entrant’s Menu Pad) between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. PST (7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. EST) on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 for a “HorrorBowl” bowling tournament. Throughout the Promotion Period Home Community Management shall ‘”instance jump” in and out of the Event Space “instances” using the administrative client to randomly select Entrants avatars who resemble a Siren: Blood Curse doctor or nurse “Zombie”. The first fifty (50) Entrants randomly selected shall be entered into a giveaway for a voucher good for one (1) free download of Siren: Blood Curse bundle (Chapters 1-4). Limit one prize per person per PlayStation®Network (“PSN”) account for the duration of the Promotion Period.

5. ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RELEASE. Limit one entry per person and per PSN account and per e-mail address. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures or malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, even if caused by the negligence of Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to address, mailing address and/or telephone number of Entrant. Entries not satisfying these Official Rules shall be automatically disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend the electronic portion of this Promotion should virus, bugs or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion and to award prizes from among all eligible entries received prior to action taken by Sponsor. Automated entries are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his/her Promotion entries) who tampers with the entry process.

6. WINNER SELECTION. Winners shall be determined based upon the results of the Home Community Management administrative client’s random “snapshots” of the first fifty (50) instances where Entrants avatars are decorated to resemble a Siren: Blood Curse doctor or nurse “Zombie” and are in the Event Space.

7. GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES. Potential winners are subject to verification by Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and receipt of the prizes are contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winners may be required to provide the Sponsor with documentation that shows he or she was an eligible participant. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the PlayStation®Network used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

8. PRIZES AND ODDS OF WINNING. The number of winners depends on the number of Entrants in the Event Space with their avatars decorated to resemble a Siren: Blood Curse doctor or nurse “Zombie”. Each winner shall receive one (1) voucher good for one (1) free download of Siren: Blood Curse bundle (Chapters 1-4) with an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $10.99. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification. If the winner is a minor, then prize will be awarded to winner’s parent or legal guardian. Prize is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. No substitution for the prize by the winner will be allowed. Prize fulfillment is at Sponsor’s discretion and based on availability. If necessary, due to unavailability of the prize for any reason, a prize of equal or greater value shall be awarded at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. All Federal, State and local tax liabilities are the responsibility of the winner. Please allow 1 week for delivery of the prize. The odds of winning depend on number of valid Entrants who were in the Event Space for the Promotion and whose user’s avatars were decorated to resemble a Siren: Blood Curse doctor or nurse “zombie” and were selected via a random “snapshot” caught by the Home Community Management’s administrative client.

9. PUBLICITY . By acceptance of the prize, winners agree to the use of their name and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law and may be asked to sign and return an Affidavit of Release (the “Affidavit”) within ten (10) business days of prize notification.

10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. By acceptance of the prize, prize winner agrees to release Sponsor and its respective parents, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions, and affiliates from any and all liability, claims or actions or any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to or from any prize-related activity and/or sweepstakes activity. Employees of Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, agencies, and affiliates and each of their related companies and their immediate families are not eligible. Neither the Sponsor nor their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions nor related companies are responsible for any damages, taxes, or expenses that winners might incur as a result of this sweepstakes or receipt of prize.

11. PROMOTION RESULTS. The names of the winners shall be posted on the PlayStation®Home forums on May 13, 2009. To obtain a winners list by mail, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to PlayStation®Home “Siren: Blood Curse HorrorBowl” Promotion, Attn: Promotions, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd. 2nd Floor Foster City, CA 94404. The winner’s list request shall be fulfilled within four (4) weeks after the prizes have been awarded. Requests for the winners list must be received by July 30, 2009.

12. RESTRICTIONS. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

So now that the details are out how do you guys feel about them trying these things within Home, and will you be participating?

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