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Every June E3 brings us exciting announcements, and sneak previews from video game manufacturers all over the world. This year we anticipate hearing about fantastic new games from Bethesda, Ubisoft, E3 and more for all of the gaming platforms including Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo. To celebrate Best Buy will be giving away amazing prize bundles.  Here are some of the prizes you can win:

Xbox One and PlayStation consoles: You can’t play without the right tools and these consoles deliver the computing power you need for the most demanding games available.  Already have a gaming console? Place it in your movie room to take advantage of the many other options these provide for all of your entertainment needs. Play games with your friends or relax with a streaming movie.

Some of the best games recently released: Many of these games were announced at E3 in previous years.  Here are a few examples:

battlefront.jpgLast year there was a huge frenzy to learn more about Star Wars Battlefront

The 2K booth presented the amazing new cooperative first person shooter Battleborn.

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Ubisoft teased us with new game footage of the hotly anticipated Tom Clancy’s The Division.

These are just a few of the exciting games that we will be giving away in this contest.

How to Enter

You can enter in one of two ways.

  • The first fun way to enter is on Twitter. Follow @BBYC_GamersClub on Twitter. Complete the #RoadtoE3 story and share your result on your Twitter account timeline.
  • Online: Provide a 200 word essay in the comments section of the blog (below this post) explaining how long you’ve been gaming and why you need a new gaming console.

You can enter once per day either on Twitter or here on the blog.

What you can Win

There will be 6 prize bundles offered on 6 different days. Each bundle is worth approximately $1000 and will contain one gaming console (either and Xbox One or a PS4), a selection of games, and a $100 Gift Certificate from Best Buy (so you put toward the purchase of anything you want from Best Buy including one of the newest games announced at E3). The complete prize list is shown below in the Rules and Regulations. We will choose one winner from all eligible entries on each of the 6 draw days.

The contest will run from June 7th until June 13th .  

Remember that you can enter on Twitter or on the blog. Either method of entry is equally acceptable.  Be sure to tell your friends and family to enter as well. If they are not into gaming, then they can keep the gift certificate and buy something they would like (a new wireless speaker perhaps?) and give the games to you. You will both win!

 

Good Luck.

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Contest Rules for Best Buy’s

Reward Zone Gamers Club #RoadtoE3 Twitter Contest

(the “Contest”)

June 7 to June 13, 2016

How to Enter

  1. No purchase necessary.
  2. Entries may be made between 9:00 a.m. PST on June 7, 2016 and 9:59 a.m. PST on June 13, 2016 (the “Contest Period”) in one of the following methods:
  • Online: Follow @BByc_GamersClub on Twitter. Complete the #RoadtoE3 story and share your result on your Twitter account timeline.
  • Online: Provide a 200 word essay in the comments section of the #RoadtoE3 contest blog page explaining how long you’ve been gaming and why you need a new gaming console.
  1. Only one entry per person, per day during the Contest Period. Participants making multiple entries per day may be disqualified. Entries that are fraudulent are not permitted and will be declared invalid.

Who Can Enter

  1. The Contest is open to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence before the end of the Contest Period. Where an entrant is a minor, a parent or guardian who has reached the age of majority in his or her province of residence by the closing date of the Contest, must indicate acceptance of the Contest rules.
  2. The Contest is not open to employees of Best Buy Canada Ltd. (“Best Buy”), Microsoft Canada Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment and their parent, subsidiaries, or affiliated companies, their advertising and promotion agencies, or their other representatives or agents, or anyone with whom any of the foregoing is domiciled.

The Prizes

  1. There are SIX (6) prizes available to be won in total:
    • Day 1 (June 7) – Xbox One Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 6 Xbox One Games (Tom Clancy’s The Division, Quantum Break, Battleborn, Dirt Rally, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty Black Ops Juggernog Edition)
    • Day 2 (June 8) Xbox One Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 7 Xbox One Games (Homefront: The Revolution, Tom Clancy’s: The Division, Quantum Break, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, NBA 2K16, Battleborn, Call of Duty Black Ops Juggernog Edition)
    • Day 3 (June 9) Xbox One Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 7 Xbox One Games (Homefront: The Revolution, Tom Clancy’s: The Division, Quantum Break, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, NBA 2K16, Battleborn, Call of Duty Black Ops Juggernog Edition)
    • June 10 – No Prizes
    • Day 4 (June 11) PlayStation 4 Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 6 PlayStation 4 Games (Homefront: The Revolution, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Battleborn, Dirt Rally, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Street Fighter V)
    • Day 5 (June 12) PlayStation 4 Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 6 PlayStation 4 Games (Tom Clancy’s The Division, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, NBA 2K16, Battleborn, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Street Fighter V)
    • Day 6 (June 13) PlayStation 4 Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 6 PlayStation 4 Games (Tom Clancy’s The Division, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, NBA 2K16, Battleborn, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Street Fighter V)

      The total retail value of the prizes are as follows:
Prize Approximate Retail Value
Prize 1 – Xbox One Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 6 Xbox One Games (Tom Clancy’s The Division, Quantum Break, Battleborn, Dirt Rally, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty Black Ops Juggernog Edition) $980
Prize 2 – Xbox One Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 7 Xbox One Games (Homefront: The Revolution, Tom Clancy’s: The Division, Quantum Break, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, NBA 2K16, Battleborn, Call of Duty Black Ops Juggernog Edition) $1060
Prize 3 – Xbox One Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 7 Xbox One Games (Homefront: The Revolution, Tom Clancy’s: The Division, Quantum Break, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, NBA 2K16, Battleborn, Call of Duty Black Ops Juggernog Edition) $1060
Prize 4 – PlayStation 4 Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 7 PlayStation 4 Games (Tom Clancy’s The Division, Battleborn, Dirt Rally, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Street Fighter V) $1010
Prize 5 – PlayStation 4 Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 7 PlayStation 4 Games (Tom Clancy’s The Division, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, NBA 2K16, Battleborn, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Street Fighter V) $1010
Prize 6 – PlayStation 4 Console, $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate, 7 PlayStation 4 Games (Tom Clancy’s The Division, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, NBA 2K16, Battleborn, Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End, Street Fighter V) $1010
  1. Each prize must be accepted as awarded. The prizes may not be sold, transferred and no component thereof is convertible to cash.
  2. Prizes to be administered by Best Buy. All of the above prize details are subject to change without notice at Best Buy’s sole discretion.
  3. All other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  4. Prizes are subject to the following restrictions:
  • Each prize is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and not redeemable for cash;
  • Each prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be sold; and
  • Best Buy reserves the right to substitute any of the prizes with a prize of equivalent retail value in the event the prizes are not reasonably available at their discretion.

Contest Draw

  1. Entrants will be randomly drawn from all eligible entries.
  2. The contest draws will take place at Best Buy’s office located at 8800 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5K3 on the following dates and at the following times:

Draw dates and times (all times PST):

    • Day 1 prize will be drawn at approximately 10:00am, June 8.
    • Day 2 prize will be drawn at approximately 10:00am, June 9.
    • Day 3 prize will be drawn at approximately 10:00am, June 10.
    • Day 4 prize will be drawn at approximately 10:00am, June 12.
    • Day 5 prize will be drawn at approximately 10:00am, June 13.
    • Day 6 prize will be drawn at approximately 10:00am, June 14.
  1. Following the draw(s), the selected entrants will be contacted at the email address or telephone number included in their Contest entry.
  2. In order to receive a prize, the selected entrants must:
  • Respond to the prize notification email or telephone call within forty-eight (48) hours of transmission;
  • correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question; and
  • sign a declaration stating that he/she:
    1. has read, understands and complies with the Contest rules;
    2. releases and discharges Best Buy, Microsoft Canada Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment and their parents, subsidiaries affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”); and
    3. consents to the announcement of the winner’s name and the use by or on behalf of Best Buy of the winner’s name, address, photograph, likeness, voice or statements, and/or use of winning room for advertising and promotional purposes without any further compensation to the winner.
  1. Should the prize winners fail to comply with any of the requirements set out in paragraph 14, their applicable prize will be automatically forfeited and another entrant will be selected by random draw.
  2. The chances of winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received.

Consent to Personal Information Use and Disclosure

  1. By entering the Contest, participants consent to Best Buy’s collection, use and disclosure of the personal information provided in Contest entries for the administration of the Contest and in aggregated, non-personal form in order to create reports regarding Contest entrant demographics and consumer habits, which reports Best Buy may disclose to others.
  2. Participants who indicate on their entry form that they wish to receive Best Buy’s e-newsletter further consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information (including their email address) by Best Buy for the purpose of providing the e-newsletter.  Signing-up for the e-newsletter will not affect the odds of winning.

Disclaimer and Liability Exclusion

  1. Best Buy, Microsoft Canada Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for, or liable to any Contest entrant or any other person for:
  • any erroneous, lost, damaged, late, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, defective, or altered Contest entries, regardless of the cause;
  • any failure for any reason whatsoever of the selected entrant to receive a prize notification email;
  • any changes in email addresses or email address assignments after Contest entry forms are submitted;
  • any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions or errors that may occur, regardless of the cause; or
  • any damage or loss, including any loss of use, loss of production, loss of profits (anticipated or otherwise), loss of markets, economic loss, special, indirect or consequential loss or damage or punitive damages, whether in contract, tort or under any other theory of law or equity, arising from, connected with, or relating to the Contest or the submission of entries to the Contest or participation in the Contest or the Contest prize, or the use of the bestbuycanada.ca web site (including the downloading of any materials from that web site) or the use of other web sites or web applications, and regardless of the cause or any negligence by Best Buy or anyone for whom Best Buy is responsible, and notwithstanding that Best Buy may have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage being incurred.

Other Matters

  1. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as intended by Best Buy, including due to computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause that corrupts or interferes with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Best Buy may, at its sole discretion, disqualify any entrant responsible for such misconduct and cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.
  2. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) any damage to or loss of a Contest prize that may occur as a result of or in the course of delivery of the prize, (ii) delivery of a prize within a reasonable or specified time, or (iii) any costs associated with the installation or assembly of a prize, if applicable.  If you are a selected entrant, you are solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any taxes related to the receipt of the prize.CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND BEST BUY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND/OR OTHER RELIEF FROM ALL RESPONSIBLE PERSONS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  3. Return of any prize notification email as undeliverable may result in disqualification, and an alternate winner may be selected.
  4. Decisions of Contest judges in respect of any aspect of the Contest are final and binding on all entrants.
  5. Participation in the Contest constitutes acceptance and agreement to these Contest rules.
  6. Best Buy reserves the right, at their option, to publish the winner’s name, address, photograph, likeness, voice or statements without any further compensation to the winner.
  7. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and is void where prohibited by law. Best Buy may, where required by law, disclose contest entrant information to the government.  If any provision of these rules is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.
  8. Best Buy may, where required by law, disclose contest entrant information to the government.
  9. Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of this publicity Contest may be submitted by a resident of the Province of Quebec to the Régie des alcools, des jeux et des courses for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted by a resident of the Province of Quebec to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

261 COMMENTS

  1. I think my first contact with video games happened at the age of 4 years old with the NES, my older cousin was playing Zelda on it and I enjoyed watching him play it. I didn’t know that beginning from that day a unending passion for them would start. It’s just that simple, I never stopped craving for games till today and I don’t think it will ever stop. I used to play for days and days (even though today I don’t have as much time) and I have been lucky enough through the years to manage to play with almost every console that came out thanks to a circle of acquaintances who happened to also like video games. I most of the time couldn’t afford to buy a new console (ps1, 2 and 3 only) and it has always been a disappointment to not be able to play all the new games I got news about in magazines, on websites, etc… Today, I still try to catch up with them (starting from the SNES) when I have the time…
    Now I’m looking for a way to get a ps4 and a Switch to not miss out again on my “to play before I die list” of games I can’t wait to get my hands on.

    Good luck to everyone and good E3 2018.

  2. I have been gaming since I was about 5 or 6, about 1978 I would imagine.  I remember our first Atari that was kept on top of the family floor model RCA television and the BETA Machine.  I played tetris and the tennis game, I forget what that was called.  Oh yeah, I just Googled it, it was called Pong.  We would also game as a family at the donut shop after church on Sunday if we were good (there was three kids so it was a dicey situation that three of us would behave for one full hour).  Pac Man was the game of choice at the donut shop and it cost a quarter.  I need a new gaming console now because we have a fourteen year old boy and all we have is a playstation two in the house.  We feel that it’s time for us to come into the next generation of gaming consoles, and this contest would very much assist that process.  There would be a whole new world of gifts for birthdays and Christmas and give the kid something to save up for.  Teenagers don’t want for much else than an up to date gaming console and a cell phone these days!

  3. Hello I am the Gold guardian and I have been gaming ever since the good old days of the nes playing games like Double dragon and Teenage mutant ninja turtles in the basement at my cousins house since I was only around two or three years old and my parents wouldn’t let me have my own game system until years later when the sega genesis came out, thought I’d still go to my cousins every chance I could get just to play Super mario world on their snes.   So from the very start I was never beholden to any one system and would play on whatever I could get my hands on.

     

    Games are my bread, my butter and my jam but by while I grew up to be a lifelong gamer my cousins did not.   I can’t go over to their house anymore to play the other system I don’t have so I started to buy them myself. The reason I need a new gaming consol is because by myself I simply can’t afford to get every system that’s out anymore which means I’m missing out on some amazing exclusives that I wouldn’t be able to ever try otherwise. 

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    I have been gaming since l was 10 years old when my parents bought me an old retro game console. In those days it was popular and everyone in my neighborhood had it. I used to play every single day until it broke 1 year and a half due to electrical problems. My parents then bought me a Gameboy which was more portable and l would go out and share with my neighbors while we were hanging. I did like my Gameboy but it didn’t last long too, since it was made of plastic and it would break pieces by pieces when dropped accidentally. I would get a new Gameboy after another like a pair of underwear every time it broke. Since then l changed to computer games since they do not break as often and are more powerful than my old retro game consoles. I would want a new game console like Xbox or PS4 so that l can share with my little sibling in the living room where we have a nice flat screen tv. It would be nice to play two people instead of one person in the computer, plus l can use a new console to entertain guests in the house.  

  5. I was introduced to video games as a toddler, watching my uncles play as a yellow, ghost-dodging eating machine. That game, of course, was PacMan on the Atari 2600, the first game I ever played. As I look back at the beginnings of this hobby – from its humble roots to where it is now – I’m amazed at how far we’ve gone. Gaming is huge; eSports sells arenas and starts careers. And it’s largely because of dedicated gamers who continued to play games into their 30s and beyond.

     

    As someone who fits in this demographic, I am proud to have been there throughout gaming’s evolution, and I can’t wait to share my love for gaming with the next generation. I sold my PS4 before my daughter was born 4 months ago, but if she ever wants to become a pro gamer, I would be the first person to coach her, her first couch co-op partner, her first multiplayer rival, and eventually her biggest supporter and fan.

     

    People have said that traditional console gaming is dying; that mobile gaming is the future.  But for as long as there’s competition, collaboration, couches and coaches, console gaming is here to stay. Game on!

    199 words Smiley LOL

  6. I have been gaming since I was 11 yrs old when my parents were finally able to buy me a gameboy advance sp which was a big deal because I knew even then that money was tight. I knew that real consoles like the old xbox and ps2 were already out by then but I was so happy just to have a gaming device of my own. I played with that gameboy almost everyday on road trips and famil events. It was the first time that gaming became this new “hobby” of mine play megaman battle network and dragonball z games based on shows I’d watched on tv. I was still the new kid in my neighbourhood and kids weren’t really accepting of me. Being an only child and the new kid really isolated me but I found escape in gaming. The saddest day was when 2 yrs later I dropped my gameboy and the screen shattered and I could never play with it again. Once my parents were able to they finally got me an xbox which by then was ancient as the ps3 and xbox 360 were being released I played an incredible sci fi game of halo and it really made sci fi an all time favourite genre I could ever hope to love. The older I got I was given a ps3 which is where I learned about the console wars. Ironic when gaming became a type of virual war. Luck was on my side as I learned most of my classmates also played on ps3 but playing multiplayer was news to me because at the time I didn’t know that xbox live was a paid subscription while ps4 had free online psn. I loved playing Uncharted for the first time since I grew up watching Indiana Jones movies with my dad. It was also when I played a Call of Duty game which opened my eyes to FPS games. I’m almost 23 now and have held on to my ps3 for almost a decade and that sucker is still going strong. I’d love to have a new console to my family since games for the old consoles are dying. I have a ps4 which I had just recieved this christmas but I’d always miss playing Halo 1 and 2 on xbox so that have an Xbox one would allow me to be the peace maker between my xbox friends and my playstation friends and show them we can all live in harmoney with the PC gamers Smiley Tongue

  7. I could really use a new gaming system my xbox360 is about 10 years old,and is my first gaming system and is on its last legs,and I would really love to have a system that could play the new gears of war 4,that game series is one of my favourite the game play is great,but even better than that the story is incredible,I am really drawn towards great story driven games I love Hitman ,tomb raider loved the one a few years back and would love to play the new one,batman ,and also call of duty ,I love all these in single player mode I am not much of an online player,just not good enough to compete against people on line I’m usually dead in about 3 seconds,I still remember the first gears of war the end scene on the railroad car I tried for days to finish it,just could not do it finally went on line and some 13 year old kid finally helped me finish the game,thank god for kids skipping school.well thanks for the chance to win a new system,thanks Best Buy you always carry great stuff,I love your DVD that come with movie money it’s a great way to add to my DVD collection and save at the movie theatre.good luck to everybody

  8. I have been gaming since l was very young. First I got a Coleco than the orignal nintendo. 

    I then moved to super NES and finally got a Playstation. I had such a blast on Gran Turismo.

    Afterwards, I did a midnight launch line up to get the orignal Xbox and loved Halo.

    Then went on a PS2 for Call of Duty and PS3 as well and finally got a Xbox One for a change.

     

    Now I wish I got a PS4 so I can relive some of the best Playstation game with my playstation friends.  

    It would be great to win a PS4 so I can play Uncharted and replay God of War.

     

  9. I’ve been gaming for a good chunk of my life, ever since I was about eight. It all started out with a dainty little Nintendo console, and for about six years after that I finally played on an Xbox console and it was so unreal that consoles like that actually exists. I played Halo combat evolved and I was just dying with excitement, the game brought me excitement like I have never experienced before since all I ever played was kid friendly Nintendo games, so it was really new in general. About playing that on co-op mode with never ending fun, two years passed and the Xbox 360 came out and I had no idea this existed either until I came to visit my cousin and saw a game called GTA IV on the screen, so it was at that point that I had to beg my mom to get me an Xbox 360 and for Christmas I ended up getting the Halo 3 Legendary edition and an Xbox 360. It brought tears to my eyes, I took never ending care of it until one day it finally gave out and got the red ring of death. It only took until a year ago that I finally got an Xbox One and it’s starting to run out of memory, and growing into an adult came hard on me so I ended up just keeping it, but too poor to buy any games for it. If I were to win another console I would probably give this one to a family member or good friend, so that he may enjoy the Xbox One as well. 

  10. I’ve been gaming since the 90s. I started by playing Atari, Nintendo and Sega. My favourite games were and still are Pong, Super Mario and Sonic. I also enjoy playing sports games like FIFA and NHL. My newest gaming console is the original Wii and I beat the first Super Mario Galaxy on it and enjoy playing the sports games on it like the various Mario and Sonic Olympic games and Wii Sports. I also enjoy playing Mario Go Kart with my family on my Wii. Gaming is something I’ve been doing since a little kid. I also started by playing computer games like another classic by the name of Lemmings. I need a new gaming console because I don’t have one of the newest consoles for any of the makers and would enjoy broadening my gaming experience and adding to my classic consoles. I also would like to try out the new sports games that are coming out with all of the new technology and the virtual gaming being developed. Winning a new console would help me especially with the prices they sell for and would allow me to buy games that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.

  11. I’ve been gaming since I was 5 around 93 My father bought a Super Nintendo. I remember the day walking into radio shack and having no idea what he was buying a few hours later playing my very first game Super Mario World. Now him being a PC guy and owning an atari when it was originally released he actually never played the SNES and left it only to me and my sister. We played that for hours every night mostly just playing Paper Boy. We would then spend weeks trying to beat super ghouls and ghosts but never making it past the last level.

     

    Now why I need a new gaming console? I miss playing with my sister. She moved to Colorado when she got married and we haven’t been able to play anything together because her husband is an Xbox guy and I’m a Nintendo/PC gamer. I’d love to win an xbox one to beable to play some coop games with my sister again like when we were little spending hours a night just tossing papers at houses and trying to see who broke the most windows. And now that my nephew is getting into gaming it would give me a chance to play with him as well.

     

    I wish everyone luck and hopefully we all get what we want announced at E3!

     

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