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You could win a $250 GameStop gift card—and play some first-person shooters

Photo: Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty
Photo: Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty

It’s summer, which means we’re in prime video game-playing season—and GameStop’s Game Days sale is here to help. Who wants to stand around outside, dripping sweat and wilting like a flower from the heat, when you could be inside kicking ass and traveling to distant universes? To help you live the dream, we’re running a series of contests on The A.V. Club for the next three weeks, with each week providing a new chance to win. The prize? A $250 gift certificate to GameStop, where you can stock up on everything you need to remain safely out of that awful sunlight.


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This week, we’re looking at a few killer first-person shooters that’ll be a part of GameStop’s massive Game Days sale. Now that’s what we call bang for your buck.

  • Battlefield 1: EA’s latest blockbuster takes the series’ massive military conflicts all the way back to the first world war. A dramatic singleplayer campaign tells the stories of Allied soldiers from across the globe, while up to 64 players can hit the trenches in the game’s chaotic multiplayer modes.
  • Prey: The newest game from the creators of Dishonored traps you on a space station and pits you against a mysterious, powerful alien force. It’s a harrowing story of survival where your trigger finger is only as useful as your wits.
  • Titanfall 2: The only thing that could make the acrobatic action and mech-suit mayhem of the original Titanfall better was a story mode about you and your robot buddy, and it just so happens that that’s exactly what this brilliant sequel serves up.
  • Doom: The granddaddy of all first-person shooters returned last year to show everyone how it’s done. Turns out, it’s done with lightning-fast combat, sickening demons, brutal melee executions, and a killer soundtrack.

Entering the contest is easy: Just send an email to avcontests@theonion.com and put “Summer Game Days” in the subject line. We’ll pick the winner at random, and soon you could be merrily blasting nemeses to smithereens.