TS Community: Saluting nostalgic games + Diablo/Max Payne giveaway

By on May 31, 2012, 8:30 AM

Before proceeding with the latest highlights, we'd like to thank everyone for participating in the last giveaway. There were many great entries and it was tough to pick one winner. However, TechSpot staffers reviewed the submissions and abysal's Cosmos II build won fair and square with a majority of the votes. Crunkosaur's sweet liquid cooling setup and Leo Bien Durana's tidy behind-the-scenes cable routing tied for second place.

This time, we're highlighting a thread recently started by Dawn1113, who wants to know what title first got you hooked on gaming. Scrolling through the posts is bound to leave you longing for a session of Tetris, Pac-Man or Super Mario Bros. -- some of the earliest games I recall playing on the NES. Coincidentally, Dawn's topic comes as we receive greatly anticipated updates to two classic franchises: Diablo and Max Payne.

In the interest of scratching your nostalgic itch, we're giving way one copy of Diablo III or Max Payne 3:

How to enter

  • Tell us what game you want (Diablo III or Max Payne 3) in the comments
  • Participate in Dawn1113's thread (required if you want a chance to win)
  • We'll toss all the names in an Excel file and choose the winner randomly
  • The winner will be announced in the next community post on June 14

Other stuff

  • We'll purchase a digital copy so just about everyone should be able to enter
  • Only registered members can participate (you can sign up here free of charge)
  • We'll notify the winner by email and they'll have three days to reply before we pick another
  • You may want to view the PC specification requirements of each game before choosing (we have a performance review of Diablo III here and we expect to do one for Max Payne 3)

User Comments: 113

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treeski treeski said:

Max Payne 3

Thanks for doing the giveaways!

alexandrionel said:

I have played Diablo II and Max Payne 1 & 2. I liked both, but my favourite was Diablo II, so I would preffer Diablo III.

Trevor Vant said:

Max Payne 3, please

I love the site guys I check it everyday to stay on top of technology at work. I have to know more than my customers!! The weekend deals are amazing btw.

Mintograde said:

Diablo 3 :D

Love you guys for doing this giveaway!

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Oh god please let there be Diablo!!

I want Diablo 3, this is one of those amazing giveaways that will have everyone entering

Vicu9mx said:

Max Payne 3!!!

ETF Soldier ETF Soldier said:

May I politely request Max Payne 3?

The first 2 were amazing, I remember playing the first one when I was 6 at my Dads. <3

Jivex5k said:

I'd like Diablo 3 if I win.

I'm a long-time techspot reader and this got me to register. It's extremely generous of you guys, I appreciate the chance to win.


kalgon kalgon said:

Diablo III

TorturedChaos, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Well I already own a copy of d3, So I say Max Payne 3 for me .

hitech0101 said:

Anyone of them is fine with me.You make the choice.

Trevor Vant said:

Same here. I've been coming to this site for idk how long for news.

Skoobs Skoobs said:

Max Payne 3!! Woot woot!

LNCPapa LNCPapa said:

I'd like Diablo III please... since I refuse to pay for it .

Trevor Vant said:

<p>Same here. I've been coming to this site for idk how long for news.</p>

this was supposed to be attached to this:

<p>I'd like Diablo 3 if I win.</p>

<p>I'm a long-time techspot reader and this got me to register. It's extremely generous of you guys, I appreciate the chance to win.</p>


avioza said:

Diablo III

Thank you.

Raswan Raswan said:

These giveaways rock. I want me some Diablo III.

Neojt said:

Definatly MaxPayne3

mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

Diablo III please!!! For the love of Amercia!

ceejay949 said:

I want Diablo III

Jawshh Jawshh said:

Max Payne 3 for sure!

posermobile89 said:

Diablo 3 would be awesome

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Tough choice, but I'll go with Diablo III.

tacobfm said:

I'm divided, probably diablo III, have a bunch of friends who play it.

Ma_ga said:

Diablo 3 Plox!

I really preffer Max Payne 3, but my PC it's just barely above Min Recomended, so I prefer to wait till I upgrate my old HD4850.

ghasmanjr ghasmanjr said:

I really want to play Diablo 3!

Satish Mallya Satish Mallya said:

Diablo 3 please.

I wonder how drastically the gameplay has changed since Diablo 2..

psycros psycros said:

Hmm...I suppose Diablo III since free is the only way I'll ever play it.

AJS129 said:

Diablo III

I also have a few friends who play it.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Mavrickx888 Mavrickx888 said:

Diablo 3 would be my choice.

By the way, sweet rigs from the contest winners!

smekzor said:

Diablo 3 :)

numitors said:

Diablo III please.

Omnificent said:

New member here at TS but long time reader. Id like Diablo 3 if I win please and thank you.

SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

Are we supposed to post here to enter? I thought if you had a post in the nostalgic gaming thread that was considered an entry.. Well if not I'd like to officially enter, I'd like Max Payne if I win.

Xterm said:

Max Payne 3 for me please, and Thank You! :)

WildEast said:

Max Payne 3, looks sick!

KG363 KG363 said:

Diablo III, please.

jsquirre said:

I want some bullet time. MaX Payne 3 Please!!!

thewoosterisroot thewoosterisroot said:

I am going to say, Diablo III please!

CryVer CryVer said:

Max Payne 3, already got a copy of Diablo 3.

DarKSeeD DarKSeeD said:

Max Payne 3

alcarin2030 alcarin2030 said:

Max Payne 3. XBox 360.

alcarin2030 alcarin2030 said:

<p>Max Payne 3. XBox 360.</p>

Nvm the XBox 360 part. Buy yes, Max Payne 3.

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Nice giveaway guys, I'm going to side with Diablo III for myself .

Tomorrow_Rains said:

Diablo 3 plooooxxxxxxx

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