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Freebies: 2 free STEAM codes for Lost Orbit

Today is the official release date of PixelNauts‘ game Lost Orbit! And those friendly Canadian guys we met last year at a video game convention kindly offered me 2 STEAM codes to give away to my readers!

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I’m not going to pretend that I’ve played the game or that I even play video games but I can tell you about the game.

Description

Stranded after his ship is destroyed in deep space, Harrison, a lowly maintenance worker and our hero must struggle to find his way home through a perilous universe filled with colorful galaxies, deadly asteroids and the emptiness of black matter. 

LOST ORBIT is a fast paced and deadly dodge ’em up game that has players take control of a lone astronaut who embarks on a dangerous journey to rejoin his civilization. Armed with only an improvised set of equipment and a relentless spirit, Harrison will need to speed his way across four systems, survive more than 40 levels of intense challenges, and confront not only his mortality, but also what lurks in the darkness.

Set in a world rich with comedy and tragedy, LOST ORBIT is a game filled with risk, loneliness, wonder and death.

 

Key Features

  • Explore more than 40 levels across four unique solar systems on your perilous journey home

  • Each level features a detailed ranking system and time trial mode

  • Upgrade and customize Harrison’s abilities with a light RPG system

  • Boost, swim, bounce, leap and teleport through a myriad of obstacles

  • Simple and intuitive controls make the game easy to pick up, yet surprisingly deep

  • Die alone in space; where no one will know of your struggle

And I can direct you to some reviews of the game below by:

Sounds like something up your alley? Know someone who might like it? Here’s how to win it!

  1. Follow me on Instagram
  2. Comment on the Lost Orbit post by saying “Pppsst! Free code for me!”

Two winners will be randomly picked and announced by 14th May 2015, Thursday.

That’s all! This giveaway is open to all worldwide and the game retails for USD11.99!

For more information, check out these socials for the game:


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12 Days of Christmas Swop 2013 edition

Last year my pal Juanita and I hosted an international swop for bloggers (more about it HERE, HERE and HERE). A total of 9 bloggers participated. I made a video everyday as I opened the presents from my swop partner, then uploaded each unveiling video daily onto my facebook page.

We enjoyed it so much that we are doing it again this year! We hope more bloggers would join us!

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What’s this? 

– Are you a blogger?

– Do you get excited opening (non-$$$) mail?

– Would you like to celebrate Christmas with a (friendly) stranger through an international gift exchange?

Open to all international friends with a blog.

  • Swop partners will be announced on 01 November 2013.
  • Make a new friend!
  • Swop packages shall contain 12 individually wrapped items free from culturally offensive, dangerous or illegal material.
  • Budget: around $25 USD, excluding postage.
  • Mail out by 23 November 2013, Saturday. (21 days to put things together.)
  • By December: receive swop package from your partner.
  • Open 1 item a day.
  • Share the fun!

Suggested Content

  1. “12 Things About You” (written note, letter, or novel, if you insist)
  2. Favourite candy or snack
  3. Magazine / newspaper / pamphlet / postcard from wherever you are (Could be one of those free ones from a store)
  4. Reusable shopping bag (it’s good practice to carry one)
  5. Stationery
  6. “Something You Made

and [7] to [12] miscellaneous items you think your blog partner would enjoy (some fun blog-stalking required).

Let’s get creative!

To join leave a comment with your

  • blog URL
  • email,
  • location

Share The Love Get more friends involved!

Blog about this swop. Grab our swop button!  (Below) Wear the swop badge button proudly on your blog’s sidebar.

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Rants & Raves: Unboxing of all 12 Gifts!

Merry Christmas, everyone!! This is my consolidated post for the 12 Days of Christmas Swop organised by JuanitaTortilla and I. I had so much fun doing this and I think we might just HAVE TO do another one in 2013. I sent a box to Alison (Alli McBally) and I received a box from Janet (JanetSaw)

Check out Janet’s post about the box she packed and sent me (oh gosh, I’m so embarrassed by my lack of wrapping skills and mismatched wrappers).

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To see what the others in the swop received, check out their links here!

Adventures of a Girl from The Naki // Alli McBally // Janet Saw // JuanitaTortilla // McQty- In a Nutshell // Plus and Beautiful // Pretty When You Smile //  RubenesqueSmoothie

Would you like to join us in 2013? If we do this again, we’ll start registering participants in September and consolidate it in October so that we can go off to box/mail gifts to our friends in order for them to get your parcel in time to count down to Christmas!

I wish I opened presents for a living!


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Rants & Raves: Our 2012 Christmas Swop

In 2010, my pal Juanita sent me a box of presents from Switzerland. Her in-laws lovingly carried the package back to Singapore for her. She sent me 12 things in the package and numbered them. I was allowed to open only in sequence, 1 a day. It was quite a fun exercise and I loved it so much. You can read about it here (https://wastedfashion.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/12-days-of-christmas-gifting/)

After we did the JuanitaTortilla Birthday Giveaway, we had so much fun that we wanted to organise another. This time, it’ll be open to all bloggers and EVERYONE who participates will get something! We named it the 12 Days of Christmas Swop and we’d like everyone to participate! Male, female, young and old!

Essentially, you’ll need to be a blogger (sorry for the others), sign up and we’ll use a randomiser to pair you up, you make/buy/find 12 different gifts (with a total value of at least USD25) suitable for your partner (you should learn more about them from their blog), and post them by 17 November 2012 so that they will get their package in time (12 days before Christmas). Then we all blog about our experiences! Click HERE for more details!

To give you an idea of what should be done, I have picked out my 12 items already! 6 are packed and 6 can be seen below. There are some girly things and some generic things so it might be appropriate for anyone. Do these items interest you? Join this swop! Maybe you’ll be my partner and they’ll be yours!


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The SmartBuyGlasses Giveaway

*EDIT – This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Kasia!
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As if those awesome Ray Bans weren’t enough! I have a pair of sexy shades to share with my readers (local and international)! Aren’t we lucky? Thank you SmartBuyGlasses for sponsoring this post! This giveaway will run from 6 October 2012 (SGT 1800hrs) and end on 27 October 2012 (SGT 1800hrs).
The winner will win a pair of  UNISEX Vogue sunglasses worth C$99.00 from SmartBuyGlasses.

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Here are the requirements to enter the giveaway:
  1. Like SmartBuyGlasses Canada: http://www.facebook.com/SmartBuyGlasses.ca
  2. Follow SmartBuyGlasses Canada on Twitter: @SBG_CA
  3. On the SmartBuyGlasses Twitter, answer to this question : “what’s your favourite pair”?

I have progressed to using a fancy-smancy widget for this giveaway! You can chalk up chances your way! Unfortunately Rafflecopter is not compatible with WordPress, so instead you should
Click HERE to enter

If you’ve entered using different userIDs, be sure to let me know in the comment below!


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The Juanita Tortilla Birthday Giveaway – Results

This post was supposed to be for yesterday – my birthday, but 2 of my winners did not fulfill all the requirements of the sponsored giveaway which was conducted a month ago, so I was waiting for their responses.

My Winners were:

1. Saralyn / TwitPic

2. Tasneem / A Gift

3. Razaan / Photo

4. Jason

5. Siew Lin

All they had to do was send me a “birthday present” i.e. photo – email, tweet or a blog post, of them and the gift that JuanitaTortilla handmade and sponsored. I mailed them out diligently and was disappointed because I even sent reminders a few days ago. Anyway, I’ve given it away and that’s that, right?

Thank you to everyone who participated and completed the task!


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The 3rd WASTEDFASHION blogaversary Giveaway

*EDIT: Ended!

This is another giveaway and it’s in conjunction with my 3rd blogaversary happening on 15th October 2012! Just like my birthday giveaway, I hope that on 15th October, I’ll be able to do a post of the winners WITH their prizes (my birthday is next Thursday, 13th September and I’m still waiting for my 5 winners from the previous giveaway to send me the photos).

This giveaway starts NOW! And will close when I have 15 participants. The final 3 winners will be picked via an online randomiser and results will be screen-captured and posted here.

To participate, you should:

1) Be a wastedfashion reader

2) LIKE my Facebook Fan Page (Please indicate below in the comments if your Facebook name is different)

3) Follow me on Twitter (Please indicate below in the comments if your twitter ID is different)

4) Leave a comment below to indicate that you’d like to participate.

I will leave a comment after yours to let you know if you’ve completed the above requirements accurately and whether you’re officially in the lucky draw or not.

If you win, please send me a photo of YOU & the prizes you’ve received before 15th October 2012. It’s that simple!

*EDIT: I’ve just amended the rules a little to accomodate other readers. Leaving a comment gives you 1 chance, following me on Twitter & Facebook gives you 1 additional chance each. So if you do all 3, your name will be put into the lucky draw 3 times. I just want everyone to have a little fun 🙂

The items in the above photos have all been packed into 3 random boxes – there are cosmetics box sets and accessories included. All are brand new and unused.

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Good luck and have fun!