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Advent Rising $1,000,000 Contest Cancelled


On August 16th, 2005, Majesco quietly announced on their forums that the $1,000,000 "Race to Save Humanity" Advent Rising contest had been cancelled. No specific reasons were given, but we can only assume that the lackluster sales of the title and the tremendous amount of glitches and bugs in the final product had a lot to do with it. To make up for cancelling the contest, Majesco is offering two free games to anyone that can prove they participated.

Full details on how to get your free games can be found below in Majesco's official statement:


After careful assessment of the technical issues identified with the Advent Rising “Race to Save Humanity” contest, Majesco Entertainment and Xbox Live have determined there to be no technically feasible solution that would allow the contest to continue in a fair and secure manner. As such, we apologize for any inconvenience, but we must unfortunately cancel the contest.

However, as consolation, Majesco Entertainment has set up a program in which contest participants can receive two FREE Majesco Entertainment games for Xbox. Those interested are invited to follow the steps below for redemption:

1. Send an original Advent Rising Xbox UPC or photocopy of the UPC along with your name, date of birth, shipping address (we cannot ship to P.O. boxes) and Xbox Live Gamertag along with your choice of two (2) of the following games. You must be 17 or older to receive a Mature-rated game:

  • a. BloodRayne 2 (Xbox, rated Mature)
  • b. Guilty Gear X2 #Reload (Xbox, rated Teen)
  • c. Psychonauts (Xbox, rated Teen)
  • d. Raze’s Hell (Xbox, rated Mature)
  • e. Phantom Dust (Xbox, rated Teen)

2. Mail this information in an envelope to:

  • Advent Rising Contest Customer Service
  • P.O. Box 6570
  • Edison, NJ 08818-6570

3. Submissions must be received by September 15, 2005.

4. Additional information: Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery of games. Majesco reserves the right to substitute a game of equal value as quantities are limited. While supplies last. Limit one redemption per contest participant.

If there are further questions, please email Majesco Entertainment Customer Service at arcontestfeedback@majescoentertainment.com.


Majesco Entertainment & Xbox Live

NOTE: You must have a valid Xbox Live gamertag that participated in the original "Race to Save Humanity" contest in order to receive your two games from Majesco.


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