How should we give away all this STUFF?

Here, take our stuff. One GameSkinny member will be greeted by a giant box of all the things we've gotten over the last 3 months.

One of the very cool things about working at GameSkinny is that companies send cool stuff for us to review. Lots of places like to keep their review goodies, but we had some concerns about that:

1) All that hoarding would make it hard to reach our keyboards, eventually.

2) We shouldn't be personally invested in the items we're reviewing, because it will make sure we give you the best, most honest review we possibly can.

Which leads us to:

Giving Away All Our Review Swag

Every few months when the path from my office door to my chair becomes dangerously riddled with neat stuff, we'll up and give it away. This is one of those times. The question is:

How do you want us to pick the winner? YOU DECIDE.

One person will get all this gaming goodness packed up into a giant box and sent to their door. There are some really sweet high end cases from Pelican (the ones we didn't run over with a Jeep), art books from Titan, a tournament grade Turtle Beach XP Seven headset, figurines and games in there, putting the total package value at around $1,500. 

We Have Some Ideas

All these would apply only to unpaid GameSkinny writers, of course. Here are some of our current ideas for how to decide who gets the Review Box o' Doom:

  1. The most popular article in December
  2. A poll on the favorite article of 2013
  3. Vote for your favorite GameSkinny Contributor
  4. Pick completely at random from anyone who writes a featured article in the month of December

But What do YOU think?

Have a better idea? We're all ears. After all, you're the reason this place is so awesome. So tell us, how should we pick the recipient for our first Review Box Of Doom? We'll decide on a method and kick off next week so we can get this into one luck GameSkinny member's hands soon.

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Published Dec. 11th 2013
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Just an update for everyone, we went with #4 - Choosing Randomly From All Featured Articles in December.

    You can find out the details on The Box of Doom contents here:

    Thanks for chiming in! We'd like to do more contests and giveaways, and I really appreciate you helping us pick the ones you'd like to see.
  • Landon Sommer
    I like number four as an option. Now, on to getting that featured article!
  • Ashley Gill
    Associate Editor
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Hmmm.... Tempting Ashley. I forgot about that option.
  • Germaximus
    I think you should just give it to me. =)

    I hate popularity contests. They feel unfair. =p
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    I agree with the consensus of the commenting parties so far. 4 is definitely the way to go.
  • Richard Whelchel
    I like the sound of options 1 and 4. Let the blood bath begin!!
  • Ismet Bibic
    It's really simple. I would like to exlain it so read carefully. So I'm just going to start, pay attention :
    As there are some awesome stuff here, the best way to give it away is to sent it to me.
  • Caden Moniz
    Featured Correspondent
    All that stuff looks so awesome... I would go with number 4, just like JohnHeatz stated below. He has a point that the popular people usually win most of the time. Everybody who has a featured article has a good chance in winning.
  • Amanda Wallace
    Former Staff Editor
    4, and everyone can participate :)
  • Amanda Wallace
    Former Staff Editor
    mostly I just really want that headset.
  • Death Metal Hero
    I say #4 ...seems the most fair imo.
  • Coatedpolecat
    Featured Correspondent
    I like voting. But that seems to raise concerns. So a lottery sounds good to me. :)
  • Proto Foe
    Senior Intern
    Maybe a little "out there", but why not hold an auction for them? All money raised can go to charity!
  • Ryan Kerns
    Featured Columnist
    5. GameSkinny Fight Club!
  • GameSkinny Staff
  • JohnHeatz
    Featured Correspondent
    Oh God! I want that hahaha! But you know, popularity contests aren't always that great, because well....popular people always win! I'd give my full support to the 4th option you mentioned, be random by selecting from anyone who writes a featured post during the month, I'd say one entry per person (as some get quite a few articles featured in a month) and it would be cool to see it giving same chances to anyone who contributes around the site; but that'd be just my idea :)

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