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Author: Aram Lecis
Published: October 1, 2009
Who the hell doesn't love getting free shit? I know I sure as hell love not paying for a European vacation or a new Subaru. Ok, I lied, no Subaru. I know, I know, you are saying, but Aram, no one ever gives away free European vacations! Right? Wrong!

We are here to tell you about not one, but TWO great contests where you, joe video game, have a good chance of winning yourself some frakking sweet prizes!

First up is a little thing called the Burn Zombie Burn World tour. Check it out...

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, Burn Zombie Burn! players can sign up on the Sony Computer Entertainment America Web site for their chance to win an eerie European vacation, exploring two of the world's most famous tombs: the catacombs of Paris and Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The player who posts the highest score in the Burn Zombie Burn! Secret Lab level on Freeplay mode from Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Monday, Nov. 2 will be rewarded with the eight-night vacation package.

The winning player and a friend will be swept off to Paris, where they will spend three nights at the Aida Opera Hotel and visit the Catacombs de Paris, a labyrinth of tunnels covered entirely in the skulls and bones of 18th century Parisians, and Pere Lachaise Cemetery, eternal home to the likes of Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde. If there are zombies to be found in France, the master zombie-killer who wins this tour is sure to find them at these
eerie historic locations.

Once Paris has been cleared of any undead, it will be off to Egypt, where the winner will stay at the Mercure Hotel in Luxor, and spend five days exploring ancient Egyptian history with tours of the Valley of the Kings, final resting place of King Tutankhamun, and Hatshepsut Temple, a mortuary temple dedicated to the sun god.

So, kill a lotta zombies (remember your combos!) and soon you can be whisked off to not only Paris, but Egypt too! Un-fucking-believable!

The next contest is pretty cool too, although in this one you don't actually have to play video games. No, Codemasters wants you to enter their sweepstakes to get a chance to exhume the body of Colin McRae so they can properly digitize him for Guitar Hero 6. Alright, that might be another lie. But here is what they DO want to do for you.

The “DiRT 2 REV IT UP” sweepstakes gives consumers the opportunity to bring the action sports lifestyle home with prizes from Subaru®, Alienware® and Boomchair®. Prizes also include a VIP Trip to X Games™ 16 and the opportunity to meet the Subaru Rally Team USA, an Alienware® M17x notebook computer and Boomchair gaming chairs.

"We are thrilled to be working with Ken Block and the X Games to bring home the excitement of an action sports event with DiRT 2," said Brad Schlachter, Codemasters’ Senior Director, Marketing. The "REV IT UP" sweepstakes takes it a step further by providing a VIP trip to the X Games along with the opportunity to meet with Subaru Rally Team USA and other great prizes."

In addition to entering the sweepstakes here, consumers can enter by visiting Subaru dealerships across the country and filling out a sweepstakes entry form for a chance to win. Subaru will also soon implement a test drive promotion at participating dealerships where consumers can receive a DiRT 2™ game when they test drive the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, a car featured in the game. Additionally, consumers can tune into MTV Radio Network stations for another chance to win DiRT 2™ games, as the radio network will run on-air giveaways for listeners in conjunction with the sweepstakes.