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Pizza Hut Tempts Gamers With a $10,000 Gaming Setup

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 5 years ago | from the lead-me-not-into-temptation dept.

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Now when you are trying to decide which late-night temple of crusty dough and burnt cheese gets your dinner vote, there may be an extra moment's pause for Pizza Hut. Along with a free 30-day GameFly membership, you also have the chance to win the gaming setup of a decade. Including a Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, and a 60-inch plasma TV, this package would be sure to make any gamer's heart skip a beat. Unfortunately, it also means you have to break that typical gamer diet of soy and bean curd, good luck.

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But... (1)

NoobixCube (1133473) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676281)

I like my soy and bean curd diet!

Re:But... (1)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676363)

I'm actually trying out this flaxseed/peanut-butter hot cereal. Tons of omega-whatevers and fiber, or something like that, decent (less bland than oatmeal) and darned easy to make. Amazing things, grains.

Re:But... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23676579)

Why don't you go with hot grits instead? You ask a naked and petrified Natalie Portman to bring them to you.

Re:But... (1)

Deagol (323173) | more than 5 years ago | (#23683451)

You should try porridge, made with toasted steel-cut oats. Now *that* is some yummy oats. Good Eats had an episode about oats, which described the dish.

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23686285)

Jesus... I bet you're on your third toilet by now.

Thanks (5, Funny)

ucblockhead (63650) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676323)

Without Slashdot, I would have missed Pizza Huts' advertising campaign!

Can you alert me next time Coke has one of those bottle-cap things? I always miss those...

What are you doing here? (1)

frovingslosh (582462) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676451)

If you object to an onslaught of advertisements and self serving "press releases" thinly disguised as technical articles, then you really should be here. Slashdot jumped the shark and went to the dark side some time ago.

Re:What are you doing here? (1)

Stolovaya (1019922) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677385)

I think in this case it's just that \. is for nerds, and many nerds are gamers. And many of all those eat pizza (guessing, no numbers to back it up). \. is just reporting on video game related stuff.

Re:What are you doing here? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23677449)

shutup you windows loser. Everyone know it's /. and not \. . Only a M$ buffoon would put \.

Re:Thanks (3, Interesting)

CrazyJim1 (809850) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676455)

I liked the old bottle caps that told you if you won on the spot. These new games make you enter personal information on a website before they even tell you if you won. To me it seems less of a game and more of an experiment of who is willing to be advertised more to for being paid about a nickel on average. It is more than a waste of time.

Re:Thanks (3, Informative)

Jarjarthejedi (996957) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677727)

Dr. Pepper's new Indiana Jones contest lets you know if you've won something on the cap, but not what you've won until you've registered on their site. Most of the prizes are pathetic too, they advertise a '1 in 6 chance of winning!' which is easy when half your prizes are Wallpapers and Screensavers, of the type that most people give away.

Re:Thanks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23686095)

Dr. Pepper's new Indiana Jones contest lets you know if you've won something on the cap, but not what you've won until you've registered on their site. Most of the prizes are pathetic too, they advertise a '1 in 6 chance of winning!' which is easy when half your prizes are Wallpapers and Screensavers, of the type that most people give away.
Ugh. Just entered in a Diet Dr. Pepper code and got a screen saver. What the hell is that? I'm disappointed!

Re:Thanks (1)

Actually, I do RTFA (1058596) | more than 5 years ago | (#23678043)

Without Slashdot, I would have missed Pizza Huts' advertising campaign!

When I read the headline, I thought it would be about $10,000 gaming kiosks in Pizza Huts. That, while advertising, would at least be interesting.

I also challenge the $10,000 valuation. The parts look like thy might run $5,000 (I don't know about the sofa) if you price shopped.

Re:Thanks (1)

KGIII (973947) | more than 5 years ago | (#23678419)

Mod this as something OTHER than funny, will ya? Bullshit. How much did /. get paid to post this?

Re:Thanks (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 5 years ago | (#23682871)

I look forward to Slashdot alerting me next to a cousin of the deposed president of Nigeria who needs help getting some money out of a bank there.

I'm lactose intolerant (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23676347)

you insensitive hut!

Enter without a pizza (5, Informative)

ExploHD (888637) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676351)

Re:Enter without a pizza (1)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677587)

Except that the prizes are crap. Sell the whole package on ebay, buy a $10,000 gaming workstation.

Re:Enter without a pizza (3, Insightful)

Jarjarthejedi (996957) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677827)

More like sell the Wii on ebay and buy a $10,000 gaming workstation :P.

Re:Enter without a pizza (1)

kesuki (321456) | more than 5 years ago | (#23686585)

not quite $10,000 but you can probably set a reserve of $1,200 for the wii, and if you roll your own setup $1,200 buys a nice HD capable PC to hook into that 60" plasma TV.

my folks bought a 50" plasma, it caps at 720P, so it was a lot cheaper than 1080P, but still, the only reason to get 1080p is if you're going to play HD video games*, and even then, it's a significant waste of money to get 50% more pixels.. (not to mention many 720p displays are actually 1366/768, so the same display hardware can be sold as a PC monitor)

I've played games at 800x600 for the past many years, even 1366/768 would be a big step up for me... 1920x1080 a huge leap.

the 3840Ã--2160 format they're going to start pushing in 2015 to try and get gamers/movie watchers to upgrade hardware even higher than 1080p is unimaginable to me.

I honestly don't think i will ever need better than 1080P I was running 800x600 or lower for pc gaming when that was all pc gaming could do, and i was still happy with 800x600 to this date (plus it allowed me to push back buying new hardware).

*= I think HD movies even if you have your own HD camcorder are a huge waste of space at 1080p, even with BD-50 only 300 minutes of mpeg-4? besides sales of 'blu-ray' players (other than ps3 units) are lagging even with the death of HD-DVD.

$2,500 times four? (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#23687177)

Sell the whole package on ebay, buy a $10,000 gaming workstation.
You meant four $2,500 gaming workstations, right? Otherwise, how are three people who visit your home going to play? One advantage of video game consoles is that console games' multiplayer modes tend not to have the one-machine-per-player mentality.

Re:$2,500 times four? (1)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 5 years ago | (#23690233)

You mean the makes-actual-sense mentality?

"makes-actual-sense"? (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#23692625)

the one-machine-per-player mentality
You mean the makes-actual-sense mentality?
Not all video games are first-person shooters or real-time war simulators. In games like Bomberman and Smash Bros., all four players see a view of the playfield that encompasses either the whole playfield (e.g. Bomberman) or the parts of the playfield that the players occupy (e.g. Smash Bros. and Tecmo Bowl). Why does it "make actual sense" to have four computers in the same room rendering the exact same thing?

Interesting choice of the microsoft logo for icon (1)

wayneo13 (950853) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677673)

Interesting choice of the microsoft logo for the icon for the website

Soy and bean curd? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23676381)

No thanks, I just eat the pizza delivery guy when he comes. Remember, you never have to pay if you eat him. And you get a free car, it's like the prize in a cerial box.

How well does Pizza Hut Pay? (2)

izakage (808061) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676429)

ScuttleMonkey? Advertising? Who would have expected that? I have nothing against ads, but I'd really like to see them recognized as such, rather than presented as actual content.

Welcome to the 21st century (0, Flamebait)

spun (1352) | more than 5 years ago | (#23682927)

Sorry, we don't do separate ads nowadays. Consumers have gotten too savvy, there are Tivos and Ad blockers and whatnot. You want ad supported content, you will fucking well look at our ads, capiche? I don't care if we have to pack every story, every TV show, every song, every painting, every fucking poem full of ads, you will look at them. I don't care if we have to pay random people on the street to talk about our products. If we could beam our ads into your heads, we'd do that too. Because you aren't our customer, you are our product.

Now be a good little product and sit there passively absorbing the ads without critical thought so we can get paid for delivering you to our real customers. If you don't then you don't love America or the Free Market and the terrorists have already won. You don't want that, do you?

They need spend that on paying there drivers gas.. (0)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676611)

They need spend that on paying there drivers gas money as they are under paying them buy a lot.

Re:They need spend that on paying there drivers ga (1)

Kamokazi (1080091) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676681)

Kind of like how your school district under-funded its English classes?

(I'm not one to bash foreigners trying to learn the language, so if you are, my apologies, your mistakes just look like they were made by a native speaker with poor grammar.)

Re:They need spend that on paying there drivers ga (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23676715)

They need spend that on paying there drivers gas money as they are under paying them buy a lot.

I'm sorry. I'm usually not this picky, but for God's sake, it was ONE sentence. Surely you could limit yourself to merely dinging or scratching the English language rather than mauling it.

It should have read: "They need to spend that on paying their drivers gas money, as they are underpaying them by a lot."

Re:They need spend that on paying there drivers ga (2, Funny)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676765)

You have to cut words to get stuff to fit in the Subject line.

Re:They need spend that on paying there drivers ga (1)

darkgreen (599556) | more than 5 years ago | (#23678695)

wow... I was all set to say "YHBT HAND" yadda yadda, but it looks like he was serious. hell, he was serious enough to defend it by adding letters and spaces to get things to fit, even.

yep.

A fucking sweepstakes? (1)

RockMFR (1022315) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676613)

Surely you can't be serious.

Re:A fucking sweepstakes? (2, Insightful)

bdcrazy (817679) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677233)

Be the 50th caller to win a change to be in a raffle to compete to possibly win a game piece.

I usually don't complain... (5, Informative)

badboy_tw2002 (524611) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676701)

But this is an ad. Lets just call it an ad, or a "sponsored story" and move on. If you guys didn't get paid for this thing then that's even sadder. I don't mind the ads on /., it keeps things going, but please don't try to pass them off as content. There's nothing in this story that at all meets the (admittedly low) editorial bar for submissions here. Its product placement, pure and simple.

Re:I usually don't complain... (1)

bigstrat2003 (1058574) | more than 5 years ago | (#23678085)

That's a matter of personal taste. I think that it's cool that they're giving away a hot gaming setup like that, and I'm glad I know about it. You do realize that, if you get right down to it, pretty much every story posted on here is an advertisement, right?

Re:I usually don't complain... (2, Insightful)

Killjoy_NL (719667) | more than 5 years ago | (#23678971)

Personally I just wish with a lot of those contests, that they weren't restricted to the US, I'm just a poor silly dutch boy who would like to win some cool gaming gear :)

Code Geass (1)

Zekasu (1059298) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676731)

$10,000? I'd prefer an anime-themed pizza box over that. C.C. was pretty cool.

Re:Code Geass (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23677051)

Yeah the American version actaully has the pizza boxes edited out. One would think pizza hut would like to keep their logo there in the American version? poor pizza-butt now eats generic pizza :(

Oh well fun show.

Re:Code Geass (1)

samwh (921444) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677335)

Actually I think the Pizza boxes were only in the original TV broadcast, not on the dvds, which the USA releases are based off of.

Re:Code Geass (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23677465)

Yeah, Chrono Cross was OK. I liked Chrono Trigger better, though.

time to use my "employee discount" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23676777)

Manager, someone just ordered an "extra sauce" from our website. 50 times.

Here's a better idea (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23676819)

Start making decent pizza for a change. If your pizza didn't taste like dried up cardboard covered in a layer of dried bubblegum off the bottom of a public toilet, then I'd have an incentive to buy your pizza. And I'm not just talking to Pizza Hut. Pretty much every major pizza chain I've tried. Is it so hard to make a decent pizza, guys?

Re:Here's a better idea (1)

morari (1080535) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677143)

I don't think that Pizza Hut's pizza is too bad. It's that thin, crispy crust that makes pizza taste like cardboard. All of the grease from pork products does nothing to help the flavor either...

If you're ever in Ohio, passing through Dayton, make a detour and stop in Yellow Springs. There's a place there called Ha Ha Pizza. It is honestly the best pizza I've ever had, by far. Also, it's all organic to boot! You want soy cheese? They have that too. ;)

Re:Here's a better idea (1)

bladesjester (774793) | more than 5 years ago | (#23678233)

If you're ever in Ohio, passing through Dayton

If these two things are ever true, we'll feel sorry for you. :P

I live in Ohio. I'm allowed to make those jokes =]

Re:Here's a better idea (1)

morari (1080535) | more than 5 years ago | (#23678259)

I don't live in Dayton myself, so I'd actually tend to agree. I visit family up in that area however, so I know a little about the surroundings. I prefer the country setting of the southeast part of the state, myself. ;)

Re:Here's a better idea (1)

bladesjester (774793) | more than 5 years ago | (#23678335)

I grew up in the southeast part of the state, actually.

Pretty country and some decent people, but also more than a few people who would not look out of place on the set of Deliverance. =]

Sadly, a not insignificant number of the people there are also *ahem* rather conservative and fairly isolationist and extremely resistant to change. That, in my opinion, is one of the worst parts about the area and why a lot of the nation still takes a sort of dim view of the area.

As far as pizza goes, my favorite in this state has to be the Mount Olympus Greek from Avalanche Pizza [avalanchepizza.net] in Athens (I went to college at OU).

Re:Here's a better idea (1)

rk (6314) | more than 5 years ago | (#23683747)

Ohio: combines the warm, down-home friendliness and charm of the East Coast with the sophisticated urbane cosmopolitanism of the Midwest.

Re:Here's a better idea (1)

morari (1080535) | more than 5 years ago | (#23688917)

I hear you. For a time, I lived in the very southern tip of the state, just across the river from Kentucky in a little place called Portsmouth. It was actually the county seat of Scioto County, but was decayed and decrepti as far as towns go. Anyway, we always used to joke about the denizens having the "Portsmouth Look". If you've ever read H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" then you'd know what the pun signifies; a complete and utter lack of jaw and/or chin. It's sad, but true.

I have plenty of issues with "city folk" as well, so any location can be a double edged sword. I can put up with the occasional banjo dueler though if it means that I live out in the middle of nowhere. I don't like being able to see or be seen by my neighbors, likewise I don't like having to listen to vehicles passing by and such.

Re:Here's a better idea (1)

bladesjester (774793) | more than 5 years ago | (#23690495)

I am quite familiar with Portsmouth as I dated someone from there many years ago.

I grew up in Jackson County. lol

Re:Here's a better idea (1)

sleigher (961421) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677689)

It is not hard to make a decent pizza. It is very hard to make a decent pizza while maintaining a decent profit margin. Or perhaps it is only hard on that scale. Seems all the local spots make at least halfway decent pizza while chains couldn't make a pie to save their life!

Re:Here's a better idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23696623)

-1: Flamebait? I see Pizza Hut's marketing department is trolling the Interwebs tonight.

More like my gaming nightmare (1)

greg1104 (461138) | more than 5 years ago | (#23676951)

Wow, something that combines eating Pizza Hut pizza and listening to Bose speakers? Just when I thought neither of those two could get any worse...

Where the $10,000 goes. (3, Informative)

Animats (122034) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677357)

Here's where the $10,000 goes:

  • LG 60' Plasma TV $2,417.99 [google.com]
  • Nintendo Wii $325.00 [google.com]
  • XBox 360 $449.00 [google.com]
  • Sony PS3 $399.00 [google.com]
  • Bose Lifestyle 28 Series III Home Theater System $1300.00 [google.com]
  • Berkline 3-seat home theater seating, curved. $2697.00 [bostontables.com]
  • Commercial popcorn popper (5' tall) $569.00 [google.com]

The big-ticket item is the furniture.

Did they throw in any games?

Re:Where the $10,000 goes. (1)

Pichu0102 (916292) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677709)

I'd assume that the idea is the person would get games from Gamefly instead of getting some with the setup.

Re:Where the $10,000 goes. (3, Insightful)

Jarjarthejedi (996957) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677823)

You're assuming they bought it all at retail, and, in the case of the Wii, markup beyond retail. That's a fairly unlikely assumption.

(And what's with your numbers for the consoles anyways? I can't find anything on the linked pages to support your prices at all, if we go by cheapest they're $285, $315, and $195 for the PS3, 360, and Wii respectively. If we go by actual retail the prices are $399, $350 or $450 (basic and elite), and $250 for the PS3, 360, and Wii respectively. All my data was taken off Amazon's prices, which mirror standard retail in 90% of cases, except the Wii which was simply priced according to my knowledge of the system's prices.)

Re:Where the $10,000 goes. (1)

antic (29198) | more than 5 years ago | (#23679443)

"You're assuming they bought it all at retail, and, in the case of the Wii, markup beyond retail. That's a fairly unlikely assumption."

Err, valued at, not what it cost them. Plus, you're quibbling over shrapnel like you've never seen a "prize valued at" promotion before.

Re:Where the $10,000 goes. (1)

ravrazor (69324) | more than 5 years ago | (#23681013)

Don't forget the one year of free pizza...though that might add another 10 bucks or so for me, I'm sure someone else could get their (prize value) money's worth...

Re:Where the $10,000 goes. (1)

kesuki (321456) | more than 5 years ago | (#23686765)

"Did they throw in any games?"

one year of gamefly, and one year of free pizza.
the game fly is $275, and they give you $499 in free pizza. so your numbers are 'lower' than what pizza hut claims.

"Approximate Retail Value (âoeARVâ): $10,355. The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed."

No thanks (5, Funny)

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) | more than 5 years ago | (#23677945)

The only problem with the promotion is you have to be able to actually purchase something from Pizza Hut.

The last time I attempted to, my stomach leaped out of my mouth and dragged me pert damn near fifty miles - then proceeded to slap me around the head while burping vindictives that haunt me to this day.

I learned a lesson that day, I found out it was more nutritious to suck pond scum from a fetid Florida swamp, then to attempt to consume anything that pizza hut calls a pizza.

I need to start a therapy group.

Re:No thanks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23680985)

What gets me about Pizza Hut is that they can't seem to make a frozen pizza and deliver it in less than 70 minutes. We lived not 2 miles from one for a year and a half, and I don't think I ever got a pizza delivered from that shop in under an hour.

Add to that that their pizza is of mediocre quality at best, and that it's priced at nearly double a decent pizza shop's pizza even with coupons, and my reaction to this is: thanks, but no thanks. I'd rather you provided decent service and reasonably priced food (or higher quality, one or the other) than the chance to win a bunch of electronics and furniture if I subject myself to the annoyance of doing business with you.

I'd rather just keep going to the shop around the corner. $12 for a bigger pizza with better quality ingredients, and I can order, pick it up, and have it home in 30 minutes. That's about $6 cheaper than I can do for a smaller, less appetizing pizza from Pizza Hut that will take twice as long to obtain.

Re:No thanks (1)

ProppaT (557551) | more than 5 years ago | (#23683339)

I was gonna say, gamers love the hell out of some pizza. Wouldn't it just be easier to tempt them with edible pizza?

Re:No thanks (1)

kesuki (321456) | more than 5 years ago | (#23686853)

"The only problem with the promotion is you have to be able to actually purchase something from Pizza Hut."

not true, you can enter once a day online, for free (but if you do ordering online doesn't add any extra 'chances' you're limited to 1 entry a day, order or not)

someone else posted the website, but i assumed you might not read that so here goes http://pizzahut.eprize.net/gamefly/ [eprize.net]

eprize com/net has a lot of contests going for a lot of companies... but their page is entirely broken to firefox... i wonder if they're a data mining company for 'targeted' ads or spam.

No purchase necessary (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#23687233)

The only problem with the promotion is you have to be able to actually purchase something
In most U.S. states, having to purchase something to earn an entry in a sweepstakes is considered gambling. That's why sweepstakes tend to be "no purchase necessary".

Re:No thanks (1)

DaFallus (805248) | more than 5 years ago | (#23687437)

I found out it was more nutritious to suck pond scum from a fetid Florida swamp...
So you're saying you prefer Domino's?

Don't plasma displays still suffer from burn-in? (1)

Bones3D_mac (324952) | more than 5 years ago | (#23678201)

Last I heard, gaming on a plasma display still caused a burn-in effect similar to really old CRT computer displays. Has this changed recently, or is it still far safer to use an LCD display for this sort of thing?

Re:Don't plasma displays still suffer from burn-in (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23678687)

This has changed, and not recently. There is image retention, which means that if you leave your display on the same, high contrast image for a while, you'll see the bright bits on very dark screens for a couple of minutes. It's nothing even remotely permanent, and it never happens in motion video.

Unless you're showing airport departure times 24/7 (where I admit burn-in is likely), plasma screens are awesome. For gaming in particular, the total response times on plasma are typically better (try the calibration tool in Guitar Hero), and Panasonic (the only remaining plasma manufacturer) has great scalers in their sets so you don't get the fuzzy image that so many LCDs have when not showing their native resolution.

Re:Don't plasma displays still suffer from burn-in (1)

kesuki (321456) | more than 5 years ago | (#23687151)

"This has changed, and not recently. There is image retention, which means that if you leave your display on the same, high contrast image for a while, you'll see the bright bits on very dark screens for a couple of minutes. It's nothing even remotely permanent, and it never happens in motion video."

partially wrong, Plasma TVs have a nice built-in Image Retention detection chip, they cycle those pixels often enough for the display to avoid burn in, also, you can have screen savers set to prevent 'uneven phosphor wear'

CRTs are also prone to burn in, I've seen 'used' slot machines with a CRT with a permanent burn-in of the prize table, and even some ghosting in the other screen areas. plasma TV makers claim than they've got new phosphors that are 'as good as crts' this doesn't mean burn in proof, and phosphors can earn 'wear patterns' where some of the phosphors loose brightness over the 'wear cycle' of the phosphors. But again, modern Plasma TVs have modes, and computer technology to 'reverse' damage, caused by burn-in/uneven 'wear leveling' for instance, if you watch all yoru standard def, in a 3/4 box, the edges of the screen can become extremely 'bright' for playing HD/movie content. this problem is so bad, that modern plasmas default to stretching 3 by 4 content, unless it's 'digital' and set to display with black bars by the content producer

"Enhanced Screen Saver Functions
A variety of screen saver functions help minimize the risk of uneven phosphor aging. You can also use the timer to set the screen saver operating cycles, operating time, and start and stop times. This lets you make settings that match your application.

        * White Bar Scroll: White bars move across the screen from left to right at regular intervals. Good for ordinary still-image displays.
        * Screen Reversal: Displays images with the black and white reversed. Good for text displays.
        * Side Panel Adjustment: Brightens the black bands on the sides of the screen when displaying images in the 4:3 format.
        * Wobbling: Shifts the image's position by several pixels at fixed time intervals.
        * Peak Limit Mode: Lowers the peak brightness level (image contrast) by 30%"

Personal computers (2, Insightful)

Mishra100 (841814) | more than 5 years ago | (#23680425)

Although I don't care about these contests, I wonder why the PC wasn't added.

Is it because it's not popular anymore?

Or is it because a 3000 dollar addition is a little too much?

Hmm.... (2, Insightful)

sesshomaru (173381) | more than 5 years ago | (#23680757)

Hmm, so basically, I have a choice of a real pizza or a Pizza Hut pizza with an incredibly small chance of winning an ultimate gaming set up.

I'll take the real pizza, please.

Incidentally, anyone remember Pizza the Hut from Spaceballs? He was cool. (I'm just trying to make this article somewhat relevant to this site.)

this just might make of for the pizza (1)

DragonTHC (208439) | more than 5 years ago | (#23682597)

Winning this stuff would go a long way towards apologizing for the state of pizza hut pizza.

Gamefly? (1)

VeNoM0619 (1058216) | more than 5 years ago | (#23682957)

What good is winning the 30/60 day free membership to Gamefly if I don't own any systems? I say they give me the grand prize first, then we will talk about this free membership deal.

Re:Gamefly? (1)

kesuki (321456) | more than 5 years ago | (#23687221)

the '30 day' membership isn't a prize, it's 'free to anybody' normally gamefly only gives you a 10 day trial, so 'giving pizzahut customers' 30 day memberships, with any pizzahut online purchase is easy. all you get is an extra 20 days of free trial, they've done 30 day free promotions before, anyways.

Avoid The Noid game (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23683173)

meh, even better, make an Avoid the Noid FPS, anyone remember the old one?:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avoid_the_Noid [wikipedia.org]
"Avoid the Noid is a platform computer game for the Commodore 64 and DOS operating system, written in 1989 to promote Domino's Pizza. It was modeled after the company's ad campaign during the late 1980s. The ads featured a "noid" that destroyed pizzas and must be avoided.

The Commodore 64 version was developed by BlueSky Software and ShareData was the publisher for both versions. In the game, you must deliver a pizza to Doom Industries on the top floor of an apartment building while avoiding the Noid creatures and their traps as you go.

The protagonist pizza delivery boy can walk, run, roll and perform impressive somersaulting leaps. He is armed with a limited amount of Noid Avoiders, which when activated remove all Noids from the screen. Each screen consists of three floors; the player runs right on the first, takes the elevator up to the second, runs left, takes the elevator up to the third, and runs right once more. Hidden trapdoors are plentiful, dropping the player down to the next lower floor.

Within the elevators, the player is safe - but Noids often run out of them and attempt to knock the player down in the corridors. If not avoided by jumping or rolling, the protagonist is stunned and the Noid will then proceed to destroy the pizza. When all pizzas are gone the game ends. Later rooms include heat-seeking (i.e. pizza-seeking) missiles being fired from the doors, as well as Noids wielding bazookas. After losing a life, the player is treated to a close-up of a sneering Noid.

Several elevators are locked, requiring the player to find keys. These are hidden in the coin return slot of the various phones that hang on the wall. Certain other phones contain a digit, three of which are required for a digital lock near the top floor. However, the player must listen carefully to the phone ringing; searching a wrong phone causes a Noid (on the other end of the line) to blow up the phone, destroying your pizza once more. Ironically, one of the topmost phones in the building contains two bonus pizzas.

Finally, to open the door to the penthouse where the pizza is to be delivered, the player must visit the roof to obtain three more keys. Noids come by in planes and drop water balloons (with impressive splash damage); needless to say, water ruins your pizza."
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