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X360F Contest: Win Lumines Live! [update 1]

Last night, the overlords at Joystiq bestowed upon us a free redemption code for the long awaited Lumines Live. We were faced with a serious moral dilemma. Do we keep the code for ourselves so that we can "review" the game, or do we give it away in a fantabulous contest. In the end, our "good" side won out, and we've decided to give it away! How do you win? Find out after the break.

Update: The contest is now closed and the winner has been announced. See the winning entry and some honorable mentions here.

Entering is simple. All you have to do is create a Lumines avatar icon like the one pictured at right. If you want more examples, download the trial version of Lumines. We don't want any old avatar, though. No, we want an avatar with a distinctive 360 theme. You can use the 360 itself or pick from the myriad of games. A Halo avatar? Gears of War? It's up to you. There is only one rule: you can only use two colors, and one of them has to be white. As you can see, they're pretty simple so, you can enter even if you don't have mad Photoshop sk1llz. Once you've created your avatar, save it as a JPEG file and send it to: . Entries will be accepted today until Midnight EDT (4:00AM GMT). One last thing, this contest is only open to regions in which Lumines Live! is available.

That's it. The winner will be posted tomorrow, along with some of the best entries.

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HandsomeTy1

10-18-2006 @ 2:35PM

HandsomeTy said...

you win by bieng the first to comment, YA.

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King Keepo2

10-18-2006 @ 2:44PM

King Keepo said...

What are the dimensions of the expected graphic? I don't have access to XBLA at work and thought I'd try and whip one up at lunch.

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J.Goodwin3

10-18-2006 @ 2:49PM

J.Goodwin said...

They are big icon sized (64x64).

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Richard Mitchell4

10-18-2006 @ 2:51PM

Richard Mitchell said...

Almost any dimension is fine. Any images featured on the site will be cropped to a width of either 225px or 425px though, so you should probably make it at least 225px wide.

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King Keepo5

10-18-2006 @ 3:08PM

King Keepo said...

Cool. Thanks folk. I'll have a crack at it in a minute :)

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J.Goodwin6

10-18-2006 @ 3:15PM

J.Goodwin said...

What's up with the two colors limitation?

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Richard Mitchell7

10-18-2006 @ 3:18PM

Richard Mitchell said...

"What's up with the two colors limitation?"

Trying to keep them authentic to the game. All the Lumines avatars are just gray and white. They don't have much color at all. So really, I'm giving you millions of color choices.

:)

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J.Goodwin8

10-18-2006 @ 3:58PM

J.Goodwin said...

Ok, I'm now understanding that this has nothing to do with gamerpics, and has everything to do with the weird ins and outs of a game that I've never played.

Tonight's looking like Guild Wars.

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McBacon9

10-18-2006 @ 4:06PM

McBacon said...

It's just that Lumines lets you pick a monochromatic avatar for... no real reason!

I really hope I win, it would be the best day ever :)

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Josh10

10-18-2006 @ 4:14PM

Josh said...

I've been trying to e-mail you my entry, but the address you guys have up won't allow me to send it. I don't think you're supposed to have the + in there...help??

I have it done and I really like it!

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Richard Mitchell11

10-18-2006 @ 4:18PM

Richard Mitchell said...

"I've been trying to e-mail you my entry, but the address you guys have up won't allow me to send it. I don't think you're supposed to have the + in there...help??"

You can drop the "+lumines" if you really have to. All it does is filter the entries so that we know which contest it's for. Make sure you put Lumines in the subject, we should still get it.

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Richard Mitchell12

10-18-2006 @ 4:20PM

Richard Mitchell said...

Josh,

We got it.

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Josh13

10-18-2006 @ 4:25PM

Josh said...

OK, awesome. Thanks guys!

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KineticOnline14

10-18-2006 @ 6:09PM

KineticOnline said...

I have to agree with the colour thing. The avatar icons in the game are more gray shaded than only having 2 colours but hey i did my best using just one shade of grey.

*Crosses fingers*

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HandsomeTy15

10-18-2006 @ 9:22PM

HandsomeTy said...

I just sent mine, hope you got it. Can't wait to see what everyone did!

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Abel16

10-18-2006 @ 10:22PM

Abel said...

Sent mine is as well. Haha.

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Nick17

10-19-2006 @ 12:05AM

Nick said...

Sent mine earlier.

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BAK6E18

10-19-2006 @ 7:34AM

BAK6E said...

Lumines!

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