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GOTY Awards 2008 – prizes now being drawn!

GOTY Awards 2008 – prizes now being drawn!

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GamingHeaven Game of the Year 2008 Awards

It doesnt happen very often that we get great releases for pretty much every genre in the same year, let alone several representatives for each. Matter of fact, we cant remember a year this good across the board at all.

But that doesnt mean there werent disappointments along the road. The long awaited Brothers in Arms ended up being just slightly better than average while Clear Sky still wasnt as bug free as we would have hoped. We saw less innovation across the board this year, with only rare jewels straying far enough from the masses to truly stand out.

2008 was also the year when the console wars finally settled down with no clear winner apparent. The PS3 and Xbox 360 both seem to be doing equally well. Perhaps the biggest disappointment in this area is Playstation Home, which seems to move further and further away with each passing month. At least we got to see the new Live! Experience which although a clear clone of the Wii design philosophy is still a major step forward for the Xbox 360 interface.

All in all, 2008 was a great year for many, with only minor setbacks preventing it from being the best year ever in the history of gaming.

Now some fun stuff, our sponsors who you may have noticed above, have kindly given us a whole host of hardware and goodies to reward our members with. See the following break down of what’s on offer, in what is most likely the BIGGEST competition we’ve ever held!

To win any of these prizes you just need to vote on our forums and be active in the thread discussions! See HERE for more details.


2008 has been an extremely positive year for ATI in the graphics card sector with the release of the class leading 4870 X2 (DH Review HERE).

Today we have not one, but five 4870s (DH Review HERE) to giveaway to our Game Of The Year 2008 readers.

When it comes to Radeons, few manufacturers are as widely renowned as Sapphire. High end, middle end or budget, it doesnt really matter – Sapphire offer excellent products in all ranges as they have done for the last decade or so.

From the red side of the fence, Sapphire brings you:

1x RADEON HD 4870 Toxic
5 x Wind up Torches.

If you want speed and are loyal to the green goblin (known as nVidia), then XFX products are what you are looking for. They are one of the most highly awarded graphics manufacturers on the market and our recommendations prove that. Just have a look at all these reviews and judge for yourself.

Being the great company they are, XFX are giving away:
1x 9600GSO XXX
20x XFX Tshirts
100x Caps
200x Key Rings

EA Store is the ideal place to download EA Games direct to your PC. All the latest games are available and the store is simple and easy to use. With winter promotions just about to start, it’s a great time to visit EA Store to click, download and play.

EA Store’s offering:
5 Copies of Warhammer Online
5 Copies of Dead Space

Digital Download via EA STORE

Game-1 provide a wide range of gaming peripherals and accessories from leading brands including Razer, SteelSeries, Killer NIC, Plantronics, Everglide and Roccat.

They aim to offer a fast and efficient service, “Gamer Friendly Prices” and a wide variety of products to suit all tastes and pockets.

You can win:
1x Steelseries WoW Mouse
1x Razer Boomslang Mouse
1x WoW 5C Mousemat
1x WoW QCK Mousemat
5x Steelseries QCK Mousemat

BFG have been around for what seems like forever. And for all that time, they have never failed to keep us guessing as to what their next killer product will be. Be it their high end graphics cards or their PSUs, BFG have so far managed to keep their name completely untarnished. Few companies can say that!

BFG are giving away:
5x BFG 800W PSU (ES800W)

Today, Foxconn Technology Group is the foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics (“3C”) leaders.

Aided by its legendary execution, uncompromising customer devotion and its award-winning proprietary business model, eCMMS, Foxconn Group is not only the largest, but also the fastest growing multinationals manufacturing services provider (including CEM, EMS, ODM and CMMS) in the world.

You can win A Renaissance X58 Motherboard

MSI have always been known for original ideas. But even more so, they tend to delivers quality products that often exceed expectations. They might not offer every graphics card available, but their notebooks and subnotebooks are amongst the best.

MSI have been kind enough to offer a X58 Platinum Motherboard as a prize.

HIS was established in 1987 with the mission to produce the highest quality PC products in the industry. Besides strong devotion to excellent products and services, HIS has been conducting business with the aim to “Glorifying God”. Honesty and integrity are the two key principals of how HIS are conducted. Ethical business practice has been an everyday commitment to our clients, vendors, and investors.

HIS have up on offer today:

1x Radeon HD 4830
1x Multi-View (Macintosh Version)

20x Gamer’s Tool Kit

Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston® now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company’s sales exceeded $4.5 billion.

2x 4GB kits of HyperX Memory

“Ballistix Tracer memory is specifically built for performance enthusiasts and case modders who want to push the performance envelope while adding flash appeal to their boxes. The Ballistix line of high-performance memory modules features advanced speed grades, low latencies, and integrated aluminum heat spreaders. Ballistix Tracer memory features a black PCB, black integrated heat spreaders, and one or two rows of eight “chasing” red and green LEDs atop the module, circulating in a random pattern based on memory utilization. A custom-designed circuit relays bus activity to the LEDs, allowing them to accurately reflect usage of each memory module. In addition, eight blue ground effects LEDs emit a constant glow near the pins”.

On offer from Crucial is:

2x 2GB Kits of Ballistix Tracer DDR2

If speed is your thing, Corsair are bound to have something for you. Their memory borders on above light-speed performance and their PSUs could probably power a supercomputer. To top it off, their flash drives tend to be the fastest available to mankind.

Corsairs might have been privateers back in the day, but in this day and age they are giving away a HX1000W PSU!

Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industrys best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.

In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. It aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.

Coolermaster are giving away a 700w Silent Pro PSU!

As far as mice are concerned, Razer are the company whose products you must absolutely own if you are a gamer. Their keyboards also tend to attract quite a lot of attention. More recently, Razer released a pair of speakers that against all odds are not only good, but are in fact superb!

With a pedigree like that, how could you not want these
1x Copperhead Mouse
1x Destructor Mouse mat
1x Piranha headset

SteelSeries is all about gaming. Our mission is to create performance enhancing gaming gear,
created for and by leading professional gamers.
We continuously strive to better ourselves, and
work with leading professional gamers from 3
different continents to create our products.

You can win:
1x SteelSeries Siberia Full-Size Headset White
1x SteelSeries SP

Since the day we reviewed the first Zotac product we knew that we would keep coming back to them for more. The list of their excellent video cards could go on for pages, so suffice it to say that Zotac are one of our favorite card manufacturers.

Zotacs offering to the Gaming gods comes in the form of a Nitro Overclocking Device!

Here we have the C-MB01 Notebook cooler from CHOIIX. Only one available so good luck!

CHOIIX – C-MB01 Product Page

Founded in 1997, under Chamber of Commerce number
34148474 at Haarlemmermeer (NL), Club 3D
continues to innovate and build a viable
long-term business by making solutions, creating
trust, offering service and quality products to our partners

Club 3D products are going from; Desktop to
Workstation PC’s, from Gaming to Multimedia PC’s,
from Family to Office PC’s. Club 3D VGA cards, TV
tuner and sound cards will continue to be the best solution for you.

You can win 50x Branded Club3D winter hats today…..

To see the games you can vote for in each genre use the links below!
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