Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:02 pm

We've given away plenty of swanky new graphics cards over the past few months here at TR. Now, we have a couple more—and we're going to make you work for them.

MSI has graciously donated two of its N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II graphics cards for us to give away to a pair of lucky readers. On top of that, we have a boatload of digital keys for Just Cause 2 and Mafia II that we'll be handing out in pairs. Our two grand prize winners will get copies of both games, as will a whole bunch of runners up. In total, we expect to have 35 different winners for this particular contest, so your odds of taking home a prize should be excellent.

The graphics cards at stake are based on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU, and they feature a custom dual-fan cooler design that keeps the GPU cool without making too much noise—a very nice upgrade indeed.

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The whole point behind a swanky graphics card is to deliver gorgeous visuals to your display. With that in mind, we're going to run a little screenshot contest to see who does the best job of capturing in-game scenes. There will be two winners: one for the most beautiful screenshot and another for the most amusing. Each person can submit five images for consideration, so there's plenty of room to be creative.

To enter the contest, post your screenshots in this forum thread. Submitted shots should be your own original work, safe for work, and no larger than 1600 pixels wide. If you're going to submit multiple screenshots, please keep them all in the same post. Remember, only five images per person. Google and Flickr both offer free image hosting if you need somewhere to drop your shots.

We'd like to keep the contest thread focused on images, so we've also set up a separate thread if you want to discuss the contest and your favorites.

Please, only one entry (with up to five screenshots) per person. We'll be checking accounts and IP addresses to make sure no one's trying to game the system. Also, due to legal restrictions and the perils of international shipping and customs, this contest is only open to readers in the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec.

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM CT on Tuesday, March 8. After that, we'll judge the entries and announce the winners on March 11. The winners will be sent a PM in the forums and will have 72 hours to claim their prizes.
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Re: Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:29 pm

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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:23 pm

Quake 1 :)
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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:32 pm

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SPACE RULES
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I think it's a Nokia
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Re: Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:00 pm

The Crysis map Niveus. I modified the ToD and used 16xCSAA. Runs at about 20fps on my GTX260.

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Another Crysis map, can't remember which one and I've long since deleted it.

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Two Worlds 2.

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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:17 pm

Would love to upgrade my GTX 260! :D

Even on low (gamer) setting Crysis 2 Multiplayer looks pretty good!

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LUCKYeyeAMnot :wink:
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Bulletstorm! :D

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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:20 pm

I'll update this post as soon as I find more good stuff from my archives, but for now:

Can't have enough snipers in the same spot.
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Re: Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:26 pm

tat gpu will be used to destroy hordes of undead skeleton thingies.....

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more to come soon....
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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:52 pm

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Just the thought of knowing that the person that just killed you is about to be killed himself is amusing to me.......

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Some of the other ones i have i guess.......maybe there good maybe not :) i had fun seeing them.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:52 pm

Mafia 2:
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Real Image URL (Please Look Here, the graphics look WAY better.):
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2778/mafia22011010211062864.jpg
http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/9752/mafia22011010217195883.jpg

Cities XL 2011:
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Real Image URL (Please Look Here, the graphics look WAY better.):
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Crysis 2:
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Real Image URL (Please Look Here, the graphics look WAY better.):
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/715/2011030200004.jpg

Test Drive Unlimited 2:
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Real Image URL (Please Look Here, the graphics look WAY better.):
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Re: Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:14 pm

Glad there is wide USA support for the Crysis 2 demo. (look at the filter servers count at the bottom left of the 2nd pic)

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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:25 pm

Here is mine :)
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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:26 pm

Guess where from? :)

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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:48 pm

Just a few screenshots from various games.

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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:52 pm

Seems i can not delete this post....i transfered the pics that would be here to my original post. Sorry for the trouble
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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:54 pm

X3: Reunion - 120+ ships lined up to dock at my super factory. No one took a number and ships kept trying to push their way to the front.
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FO3 - You said 1600px TALL? :wink:
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Minecraft - Menger Sponge.... and now I see a spot I screwed up...
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:05 am

In-game screenshots from Rig'n'Roll.

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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:21 am

axeman wrote:I see your Solitaire and raise you SkiFree. FWIW, this is running as a "virtualized" application with Microsoft App-V Infrastructure. I did it as a simple test application because other things weren't nearly as cool. Alas, it is not the completely genuine original, because I grabbed the 32-bit version from http://ski.ihoc.net/ to make sure it worked on 64-bit OSes. 16 bit stuff is just too icky to be running on modern hardware IMO.


I'll see your SkiFree and raise you a manbearpig.

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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:31 am

Nice and simple, something I like to do while not programming. (Also available on NFO)
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Re: Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:54 am

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GUARDIAN: Do you really know where you're going Avatar?

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That must have been some party! All I remember is Morrigan giving me shots from some glowing bottle and then I woke up here.


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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:43 am

UT2K4 Lighting Gun!!
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BARRRF!! Fatman looks like a warrior in this one.
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So...much...laughter. IIRC, this happened @ a LAN party too. :D
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Oh Zoey! You so crazzzy!
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And my favorite...

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So hard to get that one...took me an hour! cg_dismember 3!!
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:11 am

A few quick ones from the last week. Yay for Steam screenshots!

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Chompa chompa
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So happy!
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I wish I had good Starcraft 2 screenshots, but even a shot of a crazy fight isn't as entertaining as a screenshot of any given moment of TF2.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:43 am

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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:30 am

Thanks for the contest!

Hail to the Chief
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A Relaxing Ride
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The King and His Bear
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Bear v. Bear
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:51 am

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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:08 pm

I heart T.R.! need I say more? Me likey photoshop cs5, but its complicated as hell!
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Please feel free to sculpt my insanity with your post.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:30 pm

Click on the thumb nail for full (1600 x 1200) screenshot, I also included a google image mirror just in case my comcast account hits its bandwidth limit.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
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Grid
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2
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Batman: Arkham Assylum
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Mass Effect 2
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if those images don't work(because my comcast account hit its bandwidth limit), then go here: https://picasaweb.google.com/114941427764490331462/TR_Contest# for the mirror

edit: switched from HTTPS to HTTP so the latest Firefox beta wouldn't complain
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:31 pm

I was going to post these at 1920/1080 but due to the rules I decided to shrink them down to a respectable 800/600ish. I do have the 1920/1080's of these screen shots available if need be.

Here goes. All are from Just Cause 2.

Beautiful Submissions:

Kaboom! Shots.
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These two took forever for the day/night time shifts.
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The most amusing submission:
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I lol at this everytime! Such a priceless facial expression.

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