Category Archives: Contest

Results of the Google Wave/Voice Invite Giveaway

This weekend, Worthless Genius posted a contest where participants could win a Google Wave and Google Voice invite. Quite a few people entered, but in the end, there were only three winners:

The winners were chosen with the super-scientific MySQL query shown here:

SELECT comment_author, comment_author_email FROM `wp_comments` WHERE comment_post_ID = 1465 ORDER BY rand() LIMIT 3

results of random mysql query for winners
Congratulations to the winners, your invites are on the way. Thanks to all those who participated, and stay tuned to Worthless Genius for future giveaways.

Google Wave/Voice Invite Giveaway

photo of donatello action figure

It’s that time again!  Worthless Genius has 3 Google Wave invites + 3 Google Voice invites to give away.  That’s right, it’s free!

All you have to do is comment on this thread and tell me who your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle was out of the group.  Keep this to the original 4 please, as far as I’m concerned Venus doesn’t count.

3 lucky winners will each receive both a Google Wave and a Google Voice invite.  That’s like having double candy for Halloween!

What are you waiting for?  Enter already!

Comments on this post will be disabled at 12:00AM (Midnight) Eastern Time on Sunday, November 1st. The three lucky winners will be announced on Monday, November 2nd.

Entries have been closed, and the winners will be announced later today (11/2/09). Thank you to all who participated!

Raptor, Come on Down!

Worthless Genius recently posted a contest to win a copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PC.  Contest entrants were asked to leave a comment containing their favorite Batman villain for a chance to win this PC game.

The winner was chosen through a randomized MySQL query, pictured here:

Congrats, Raptor!

Congrats, Raptor!

The winner of this much coveted prize is Raptor:

The Winning Comment

The Winning Comment

Congratulations to Raptor, and to all those who entered.

There were very few entries this time around, and this seems to be due to a DNS issue with Worthless Genius.  A few potential entrants noted that they could not reach the blog post, so I will have to be working with GoDaddy to attempt to get this sorted out.

Stay tuned everyone, there will be future contests here on Worthless Genius, so check back for your chance to win!

Win A Free Copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum!

Today, Worthless Genius is giving away a FREE copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PC*!



In Batman: Arkham Asylum, the player assumes the role of Batman as he delivers The Joker to Arkham Asylum. There, the imprisoned super-villains have set a trap and an immersive combat gaming experience unfolds. With an original script penned by Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini, the game brings the universe of DC Comics’ detective to life with stunning graphics. Batman: Arkham Asylum offers players the chance to battle Gotham’s worst villains with Batman’s physical and psychological strength in a graphically distinct and story-driven game.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this announcement:

  • Provide a valid email address
  • The name of your favorite Batman villain
  • One entry per person, please.
  • Try to keep it on topic.

Get your entries in by September 15th at midnight (EDT) for your chance to win.  Comments on this post will be disabled at that time, and the winner will be contacted and announced on September 16th.

*The prize will be given in the form of a promotional code for one free download via Games for Windows Live.  The winner will be emailed the code, which is valid between September 15, 2009 and December 31, 2009.