Some of this could be yours if we enter a sweepstakes!
We’re once again entrance adult on a deteriorate of giving, and here during Ars, we’d like to give some things to we while we give to some honourable charities. That’s right—it’s a 2015 book of a annual Charity Drive.
Since 2007, we’ve been actively enlivening readers to give to Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity, that provides toys and games to kids being treated in hospitals around a world. In new years, we’ve added the Electronic Frontier Foundation to a annual gift push, helping in their efforts to urge Internet freedom. This year as always, we’re giving some additional inducement for those donations by gift donors pieces of our big raise of vendor-provided swag. We can’t keep it (ethically), and we don’t wish it clogging adult a offices anyway, so it’s yours to win.
This year’s swag raise is nonetheless another large one. We have some-more than 100 prizes amounting to some-more than $8,000 in value, including laptops, diversion consoles, headsets, collector’s book games, singular limited-edition items, clothing, and other cold collectibles. In 2014, Ars readers raised over $25,000 for charity, contributing to a sum transport of over $166,000 given 2007. This year, we’re anticipating to mangle a 2012 record of some-more than $28,000 in donations, and we can do it if readers unequivocally puncture deep.
How it works
Donating is easy. Simply donate to Child’s Play regulating PayPal or donate to a EFF regulating PayPal, credit card, or Bitcoin. You can also support Child’s Play directly by picking an object from a Amazon wish list of a specific sanatorium on their concession page. Donate as many or as small as we feel gentle with—every small bit helps.
Once that’s done, it’s time to register your entrance in a sweepstakes. Just squeeze a digital duplicate of your receipt (a forwarded e-mail, a screenshot, or simply a cut-and-paste of a text) and send it to ArsCharityDrive@gmail.com with your name, postal address, daytime write number, and email residence by 11:59 PM ET Monday, Jan 4, 2016. (One entrance per person, and any chairman can usually win adult to one prize. US residents only. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See central rules for some-more information, including how to enter but creation a donation. Also impute to a Ars Technica remoteness policy.)
We’ll afterwards hit a winners and have them select their esteem by Jan 31 (choosing takes place in a sequence a winners are drawn).
We have so many prizes this year that we’re usually highlighting some of a biggest, many fascinating ones below. See page dual for a finish list of dozens more.
Broadwell HP Spectre x360 laptop
This two-in-one automobile ultrabook works as a normal laptop or as a Windows 8 tablet, rotating around a keyboard on a 360 grade hinge. Ars reviewed this chronicle back in March, and we’ve got dual to give away.
Ubiquiti industrial Wi-Fi kit
Tired of putting adult with terrible Wi-Fi connectors in his house, a possess Lee Hutchinson put some industrial-strength Wi-Fi hardware from Ubiquiti to work. In his review, he praised a setup as providing “a outrageous volume of configurability and functionality during a cost that’s impossibly reasonable.” Now that a examination is done, he’s vouchsafing we have entrance to this easily used, high-end kit.
DJI Phantom 2 Vision + quadcopter drone
Remember when Ars crashed an costly quadcopter worker into an ash tree final year? Here’s your possibility to do a same thing! We have one new, unopened and uncrashed DJI Phantom 2 Vision + to give divided in this year’s contest.
Xbox One bundles
Microsoft has been kind adequate to yield dual Xbox One bundles for this year’s giveaway. Both systems come with a 1TB tough expostulate and a giveaway downloadable game; possibly Forza Motorsport 6 or Halo 5.
Astro A40 + Mixamp Pro headset (Xbox One)
Tired of listening to games by your TV’s built-in speakers or crappy earbuds? This high-end headset will approximate your ears with rich, full sound but bothering people who competence be sleeping in a subsequent room.
Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition
Enlarge / The transparent cosmetic conceal creates it demeanour a bit like a PS4 and ESRB logos are floating.
We weren’t that tender when we attempted to use this wearable, smartphone-holding Pip-Boy as an tangible gaming accessory. Still, we have to acknowledge this singular book collectible makes for an glorious review piece. Now that we’ve put it by a paces, we can have ours to arrangement in your possess vital room.
Nothing grabbing your eye yet? The subsequent page has over 100 some-more prizes we can win by entering. Have a look!
The prizes (continued)
Games and consoles
- Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy + (3DS)
- Amiibo Festival (w/ 2 Amiibos)
- Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS)
- Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of a Dusk Sea (PS3)
- Battlefield Hardline (PC)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4)
- Dark Souls II Scholar of a First Sin (PS4)
- Dark Souls II Scholar of a First Sin (Xbox One)
- Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition
- DiRT Rally download formula (PC)
- Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4)
- F1 2015 (Xbox One)
- Fallout 4 (Xbox One)
- God of War III Remastered (PS4)
- Guitar Hero Live (iOS) x 3
- Just Dance 2016 (PS4)
- Just Dance Disney Part 2 (Wii U)
- Little Battlers eXperience (3DS)
- Madden 16 (PS4)
- Madden 16 (Xbox One)
- MLB 15 The Show (PS3)
- MLB 15 The Show (PS4)
- MLB 15 The Show (Vita)
- Monochroma game/OST/art book package (PC)
- One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4)
- Ride (Xbox One)
- Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (PS4)
- Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (Xbox One)
- Skylanders Superchargers Starter Pack (Xbox One)
- Super Win a Game Indiebox edition
- Tearaway: Crafted Edition (PS4)
- Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
- Animal Crossing Amiibo cards
- Disney Infinity Yoda figurine x 2
- Guitar Hero Live guitar controller (XB1 – used)
- Logtitech G920 steering circle w/ pedals (PC/Xbox One/PS3)
- Rigflex LX headset (Xbox One)
- Seagate 2TB outmost tough expostulate for Xbox
- Steam Controller
- Steam Link
- Thrustmaster 458 Italia steering circle controller (Xbox One – used)
- Thrustmaster TH3PA pedals
- Thrustmaster TH8A rigging shifter
- USB SNES controller (Indiebox edition)
- Banner Saga art poster
- Bethesda vinyl figure three-pack (E3 showcase 2015 exclusive)
- Chibi-Robo keychain
- E3 T-shirt package + Bethesda E3 pins + Call of a Starseed cassette tape
- EA Play practice bag
- EA-branded Ogio trek (w/ H2O bottle, USB phone charger, pen/pad, Minions soft figure)
- Evolve headband
- Guild of Dungeoneering mousepad
- Kyn plush grouchy goat mask
- Mushroom 11 Organic Fungal Cleanser
- Pillars of Eternity highlight ball
- Teta communications racing swag set (Qualcomm racing jackets x2, 1/2 scale helmet, umbrella, a gym bag and more)
- The art of develop hardcover book
- The Gallery: Call of a Starseed audio tape
- Twitch bottle opener
- Firaxis “Firaxicon” swag container (messenger bag, t-shirt, neckerchief)
- Temple Run 2 poster
- Temple Run 2 steel statue
- Temple Run 2 plush monster
- Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma shirt (red, Gildan L)
- ARMA III shirt (grey, Gildan L)
- Battleborn Orendi shirt (charcoal, M) x 4
- Creativerse shirt (yellow, Gildan L)
- Diamond Dogs shirt (black, American Apparel L)
- Nintendo Indicade winter hat
- Oculus trademark shirt (charcoal, Next Level Apparel L)
- Sherlock Holmes dog shirt (green, Gildan L)
- Speedrunners shirt (grey, Gildan S)
- Tiny build hat
- Ubisoft tartan headband (Wolfmark)
- Valve “Steam on a moon” shirt (black American Apparel L and S) x 2
- Witcher 3: Wild Hunt shirt (grey, Gildan L) x 2
- “Desire and Disobedience in a Digital Age” by Bernard E. Harcourt
- “Digital Gold: Bitcoin and a inside story of a misfits and millionaires perplexing to reinvent money” by Nathaniel Popper
- “Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency” by Charlie Savage
- “The Black Box Society: The tip Algorithms that control income and information” by Frank Pasquale
- “The Red Web: The onslaught between Russia’s digital dictators and a new online revolutionaries” by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan
- “The Wikileaks Files” Intro by Julian Assange
- $50 iTunes Gift Card
- Basis Peak smartwatch
- Bike Citizen Finn smartphone bike mountain x 2
- Dead sheep plush toy
- Google Cardboard set (used)
- Independence Day DVD
- Plastic dress hockey mask
- Polaroid Cube camera (used)
- Polk N1 Soundbar (used)
- Retractable cosmetic theatre knife
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