pirates of the burning sea - sony online entertainment - pc game

That’s right, it’s time for another contest from Beyond the Rhetoric. In the past, I’ve given away things like an iPod nano and a USB TV tuner, but we all know that I’m a gamer at heart, so this month’s contest is particularly appropriate.

As part of the swag that I got from CES 2008, Sony Online Entertainment gave me a copy of Pirates of the Burning Sea for the PC, which is basically a swashbuckling MMORPG. It features swordplay, port exploration, economy development, character customization, full online interaction, and even ship battles at sea. You can find out more about Pirates of the Burning Sea at FutureLooks.com.

Even though the game doesn’t technically launch until next week, I’m giving it away to one lucky reader! Everyone could use a free video game, right? I want to make this contest as easy to enter as possible, so it is comprised of just three steps, one of which is optional.

    1. Subscribe to Beyond the Rhetoric by email
    2. Click on the confirmation link you’ll receive from Feedburner
    3. Leave a comment below saying that you entered (optional)

The third step is there so that I can announce you as the winner by the name used in the comment form, instead of publicly displaying someone’s email address. Please note that if this is your first time leaving a comment on BTR, it will be held in moderation. If your comment doesn’t appear after a couple of days, contact me.

That’s it. No blog posts or backlinks needed.


The contest runs until 11:59pm PST on February 14, 2008.

If there are 50 or more contest entries, I’ll throw in a second place prize: a black Bloghaus t-shirt from CES 2008. If there are over 100 entries, I’ll include another t-shirt as a third prize.

Good luck! The winner(s) will be drawn at random on February 15th with the announcement coming shortly afterwards.