Well, it’s finally happened – Marty Blog’s 50th blog post is here! Not too shabby for a project that sprang to life as a mere experiment to organize my thoughts on gaming, art, developing, and the rest of that fun stuff. I’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment out of Marty Blog so far, and I’ve got some neat stuff planned for the future, so I hope that you’ll join me as I add more content and features to the growing pile o’ stuff here.
To help celebrate the continuation of Marty Blog, and to give back to everyone who’s helped make the blog fun for me, I’ve put together a little raffle – which I’ve dubbed Post & Win!
What can you win?
The grand prize for the raffle is a brand new (digital) copy of Valve’s über fun frag-fest Team Fortress 2! If you’ve already got a copy of TF2, or if it’s not really your thing, I’ll also let you sub in any other single game of equal or lesser value that’s currently on Steam. Here’s the list.
Additionally, two runners-up will be able to choose from any single game currently on Steam for $5 or less. You can find a list of these games here, which includes such classics as Commander Keen, Day of Defeat, and Silent Hunter III.
How do you enter?
Simply post a comment below (make sure to enter an email address I can contact you with in the appropriate area of the comment form) and tell me what you think about Marty Blog. Suggestions, criticism, and long manifestos of support and encouragement are welcome!
Your name will only be entered into the raffle once, no matter how many comments you leave, and registered users of the site who comment will have a slightly higher chance of being chosen.
Entrants must have a Steam account, or must be willing to register for one if they win. Steam is free, it’s a great service, and I am happy to promote it. If you win and I am unable to award you your prize within a reasonable amount of time, the item will be re-raffled. Apologies to anyone who lives outside of the U.S. or who doesn’t have access to Steam or it’s catalog of games.
Attempts at entering your name into the raffle more than once (or any other kind of cheating) will result in your name, and all aliases thought to be associated with you, removed from the drawing. And of course, Marty Blog reserves all rights to make the final decision on the validity of any entry.
Entries close at the end of the weekend – Sunday, August 3rd at 11:59 PM PST – so be sure to make your comment before then! Winners will be announced the following day.
Thanks again to everyone out there who reads Marty Blog now and then. I truly appreciate your visits to this site, and I hope that the site remains fun and enjoyable to you as we move into the future!