I was recently approached by Creative Labs, who offered me goodies to use in a competition here on That Canadian Girl. The part of their pitch that caught my attention (and made me laugh) was the mention of Sound Blaster sound cards. Do you remember them? Back in the 80’s? I do. This gave me an idea…
The 80’s was such a defining era with the birth of computer video games, Nintendo’s first NES, bad permed hairdos, leggings and shoulder pads… Ok, let’s forget the fashion of the 80’s, it wasn’t its best asset.
Which brought me to scheme this little competition. Want to win one of these two prizes?
Tell me about your best gaming memory from the 80’s
What’s your best gaming or technology-related memory from the 80’s (or early 90’s)? Leave a comment below – including pictures or videos of yourself in those days will not only make you more likely to get a prize (your entry will count twice), you will also be full of win! You have until end of day, Wednesday 21st July to enter, at which point I’ll announce the winners and share the best entries. :)
Win ZiiSound D5 Bluetooth speakers
Win a Creative Zen 16GB in special edition red with EP-3NC earphones
Below are the terms of the competition if you’re new to it, otherwise you’ve got a week to give me your best 80’s stories. Good luck!
Terms of the competition
- The competition is open to anyone regardless of location, though I’m sure the PR agency hopes they don’t need to ship to Alaska!
- You can take part as many times as you like, so three comments will mean three entries. However, I reserve the right to scrap your entry if you’re obviously just trying to make up numbers.
- The competition runs until Wednesday 21st July, 11:59pm UK time, so as long as your comment is timestamped before then, your entry counts, even if it’s in the moderation queue until morning. I’ll announce the winner shortly thereafter.
Disclaimer: As you’ve guessed, this is a PR effort and these are freebies. The agency has also provided me with a set of really awesome speakers, which I’ll review soon. However, they haven’t bought my opinion – I’m a total geek and the Bluetooth speakers are swish enough that I really wanted a reader to win them and be able to broadcast music across the house with them.