You could win a lot of money by playing Marvel Heroes this week

    
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You could win a lot of money by playing Marvel Heroes this week

Do you need a reason to log into Marvel Heroes? Beginning on Wednesday, July 8th, you can participate in Gazillion’s $25,000 giveaway simply by playing. You’ll need to find one of five “incredibly rare Vibranium ticket drops,” according to a Gazillion press release. Each one is worth $5,000 USD and the winners will be congratulated publicly this Friday at the MH San Diego Comic-Con panel.

Official contest lawyerspeak can be viewed here.

Source: Gazillion press release

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AGx

Narayan The United States is only ONE (1) country in North America which you are comparing to THREE (3) countries in Europe, all of which have their own set of convoluted laws. Just something to think about.

BigMikeyOcho
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BigMikeyOcho

MesaSage The lawyerspeak has that covered. “Game plays or Vibranium Tickets generated by script, macro or other automated means or which subvert the game play process will be void. If due to a printing, production or other error, more prizes are claimed than are intended to be awarded for any prize level per the above, the intended prizes will be awarded in a random drawing from among all verified and validated prize claims received for that prize level. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.”

BigMikeyOcho
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BigMikeyOcho

The winners will be congratulated this Friday…. but the contest runs until August 31st? And the rules say “randomly generated times” during the giveaway period. If they plan to have all the winners by Friday, wouldn’t that be…. non-random? Also, this “lawyerspeak” is something else… exactly who did they get to write it, and what grade are they in? 

“If are not already a player of the Marvels Heroes game” … I expect lawyers to catch errors like these… “Vibranium Ticket will be randomly served to one (1) player from all among players playing the Marvel Heroes game at the randomly generated times.” … “By participating and if you are receive a Vibranium Ticket” … This isn’t lawyerspeak anymore, this is just bad grammar. 

Sidenote: “If a winner is a residence of Canada, he/she will be required to answer a time limited mathematical skill testing question correctly in order to receive the prize.” – Hahaha! Really? Math testing for Canadians! Is this a real thing for prizes given out in Canada or did they just throw this in for giggles?

Kanbe
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Kanbe

Awesome promotion but I dont think this will really make a difference in my play time. I dont expect to get that lucky xD

Narayan
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Narayan

BalsBigBrother I’m aware that EU law and their respective members law is much more complex than this (what law isn’t really), but it all boils down to “they didn’t bother to check”. My and other countries are sometimes included in contests like that when someone actually bothers to check.
And yeah, it sucks. You summarized it nicely. US people often don’t understand that part unless they are affected. And when they are affected – oh boy, the hell breaks loose. I remember an EU publisher doing similar contest via raptr where they included EU only. Which was logical by all standards – EU servers for EU citizens, as well as EU rewards. Thing is that the game had a separate US publisher which didn’t mirror the contest, and somehow the EU publisher got all the hate for not catering to US audience (despite that they never did).
It’s just that US people are too rarely in the same situation that most US companies put Europe in, and easily dismiss valid concerns when the service is provided world wide, but the perks are only reserved to select few, because they themselves are among the select few.

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Narayan Veccon1 The thing is that its not as cut and dry as you are trying to make it.
The primacy or supremacy of EU Law does vary between some countries and concessions have been made to some members states on a number of occasions.  The three EU countries that are included in the draw have all at some point had laws on that allow their national courts to over rule specific parts of EU laws and constitution for example. 
As I said its a complicated area and would probably require Gazillion to spend much more than they are giving away in prize money to completely navigate and allow everyone to participate. Honestly I am surprised that they have managed to get even three included and also Australia too, more than most companies of their size manage.
However, as I previously mentioned the logical reasons why things are the way they are rarely matter when you are left out of anything and it sucks regardless.  
(I will keep leaving a /sigh at MassivelyOP give aways for example as while I understand why it happens it doesn’t mean I have to like it as is the case here for you)  :-)

Narayan
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Narayan

Veccon1 Because there is more or less the same amount of Europe’s countries (50 recognised) as the number of states, so imagine the reverse situation when they reject 47 states and ask yourself how would that feel. Also we have this thing called European Union (that my country is a part of, exactly like the 3 countries they found eligible) with unified law and no borders to hold you when moving form country to country …. Also from what I know the difference in law between states can differ much more significantly than between countries even outside EU.

Also MH provides service world wide. If they don’t want to bother with the laws of the rest of the world they should be consistent and IP block anyone not on their list. But of course it’s easier to take money from everyone and then just include select few that they bothered to check.

Llokki
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Llokki

Wow, I can’t believe it’s actually open to Australia. As if I wasn’t already loving Gazillion enough.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Veccon1 Narayan that follow the general rules of the EU.  Derp.

Veccon1
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Veccon1

Narayan You say that like the states are the same as individual European countries. Except that each of the states are all part of a single country, and all follow the same general rules for these things, where each of the countries in Europe is a country in and of itself.