Wololo is 5 year old, and to celebrate, one of you gets to win a PS4!

Woohoo, the cat’s out of the bag! I’ve been restraining myself from even mentioning this one to our mods or some of my closest friends here in the community, because I feel it’s so big it had to be kept a surprise.

So here we go. As you know by now Wololo.net turns 5 this year. We’ve been celebrating by giving away $120 worth of PSN codes throughout the month, and in order to conclude the giveaway with a bang, this is what we’re going with: I’m giving away a PS4 to one of you guys. As a matter of fact, Sony made sure their console would be ready for preorders in time for this event, they’re really great guys :)

Seriously though. It’s simple: I’m going to give away a PS4 to one of my followers on twitter. The winner will be chosen randomly at the end of the month among those who retweet this tweet. So, to clarify again:

My precious!

Now, this is not your typical $20 present here, so I need to be clear on a few things:

  • I will need the winner to send me their email address for further contact, to arrange the shipping and all that stuff. Do not participate if you are not willing to disclose your email address to me
  • Although it is possible with the retailer for me to ship something to you without knowing your physical address, I’ve never tried to do that so if that fails I *might* ask the winner for their real name and shipping address. Therefore, please do not participate if you are not willing to share your real name and/or your shipping address with me.
  • The personal information mentioned above will only be used for shipping the prize and I will not resell it or use it for any promotional purposes
  • The Prize is a “vanilla” PS4, specifically this one. It does not include any additional accessories or games.
  • The Prize is a preorder. The actual product will ship in Q4 2013 and I don’t control the date.
  • The PS4 ships from a US retailer (Amazon), to a selected number of countries. The PS4 will be a US PS4, with all limitations that might come with it. I do not know all the details, but the winner might for example have to buy an A/C adapter compatible with their country.
  • It is possible the retailer will *not* ship to your country (Update: Although they used to ship to “some” countries, they currently only ship to the US :( , details here). In that case, I will offer you $400 in US PSN Codes instead of the PS4
  • The winner may refuse the prize for any reason. In exchange, I can send them $400 in US PSN Codes if they prefer.

You might think “this is too big, I never win these things”… but keep in mind that given the relatively small size of our community, you have a decent probability of winning, compared to, say, winning the lottery, or winning such an electronic device on your typical mainstream technology website :)

Oh, another thing people have been asking me several times: If I have this huge present to give away, why not make a homebrew contest instead? There are 2 reasons, 1 is that organizing a homebrew contest represents a huge amount of time that I sadly don’t have anymore, and 2 is that with a simpler contest, more people get to participate :)

Good luck everyone!

  1. Guardian’s avatar

    I want to take this opportunity to ask a question…
    How is Wololo 2.0 doing? Is he destined to do nerdy stuff like all of us here? I hope so ;)
    Again I am sorry about the Optimus Prime incident, I just had to do it for the sake of revenge!

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  2. TechWolf’s avatar

    Finally, a real reason to dust off my old twitter account. This is the only site to keep me checking for years. Your dedication to the community is greatly appreciated, Wololo!

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  3. Guimac09’s avatar

    Can I ask for a vita and $200 worth of psn cards? :P

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  4. tinogodi’s avatar

    Got my tweet in…fingers crossed…

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  5. kylesky’s avatar

    How do i retweet?

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  6. ???’s avatar

    What if I just created a Twitter account just for this, could I still win?

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  7. Softtm17’s avatar

    Did it the following and the re-twitter.
    Anyway here a question.
    Shipping are restricted only for the US. I think that the cause is the release that will be held on Nov 15 for US/Canada…..so if you wait some days until Nov 29 for UK/Europe the shipping are no more restricted. Right? (because i’m italian >_>)

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    1. Josh’s avatar

      No, Amazon.com only ships to the US with almost everything unfortunately.

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  8. chad’s avatar

    Maybe I missed it but how will the winner be initially notified? I read about sending you our email and real addy, but not how i will be notified

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  9. Fifthm00n’s avatar

    Retweeted! Hope i win. And congrats again to wololo and all of us!

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  10. John’s avatar

    I want to win this! Either the PS4 or the 400 Dollars U.S. PSN Code! Thanks Wololo! ^_^

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  11. StaticCodex’s avatar

    Oh man, this one is definitely huge.

    Hopefully I can get this and not end up saving my lunch allowance for a year again just to get an up-to-date console..

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  12. StaticCodex’s avatar

    Oh when will the winner be announced? At the end of this month, or…?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Yes, end of this month.

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  13. Andre’s avatar

    You are the nicest guy ever. Good luck to all participants.

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  14. Squall’s avatar

    Where do I contact you in order to send you my e-mail address?

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  15. Squall’s avatar

    LOL, just the winner, sorry XD

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  16. Josh’s avatar

    If you’re outside the US you can get it shipped to a US address (I’ve used Bundlebox before) and you just pay shipping and import taxes to your country.

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  17. Gazra’s avatar

    Well this is a great contest imo I can’t wait for the ps4 even tho they have console banned a few consoles now lol.

    Ah well good luck all and congrats to the winner when it is announced.

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  18. psYos’s avatar

    I love everything about this site Wololo. But mostly, i love that you guys just keep giving back to the community, no matter what country they’re from, or how rude/impatient people can be, You guys keep doing your thing. Stay golden pony boy. My retweet is in… are yours? :P

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  19. Abdiel’s avatar

    I just retweeted it! so random because I never post on twitter lol :)

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  20. Damian Huerta’s avatar

    I want the ps4, how do i send u all the things that u ask???

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  21. Alex’s avatar

    Wow, amazing! I don’t have the money to preorder at the moment and was planning on having to wait till June! Haha

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  22. jok3r0314’s avatar

    Holy cow! This is the most epic giveaway, hands down. I can’t lie I never win anything so I don’t want to get my hopes high but damn it’s so tempting. Wonder what day you’ll announce the winner? Will it be a public announcement or will it just be a direct message on Twitter. Good luck to all who enter

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  23. BerKoX’s avatar

    saludos hermano muchos éxitos y que dure la paginas muchos años mas, gracias por trabajar sin descanso para los que no tenemos conocimientos avanzados en protocolos y haqueos tengamos la oportunidad de disfrutar de su trabajo muchas gracias en nombre propio y de los que nunca la dan pero si usan sus servicios.

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  24. imran_peter’s avatar

    It would be the coolest giveaway for gamers…:D

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  25. nassim’s avatar

    hi wololo i realy love your work

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  26. Clarkalel’s avatar

    Thanks for giving all of us a chance to win this great prize.Thank you to all those who contributed to the scene and hoping for more great things to come, another 5 years of greatness.

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  27. Clarkal’s avatar

    Wow nice prize,Good Luck to everyone.

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  28. Boi’s avatar

    Wow. Only 100+ retweets for a free ps4. You would think there would be more

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  29. dexter’s avatar

    Hello wollo, thanks for going out of your way to make our lives easier.

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  30. dexter’s avatar

    wololo* ;o

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  31. jok3r0314’s avatar

    Closer to 1200 retweets but still the odds are good. I’m just curious how the do the random picking.

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    1. svenn’s avatar

      #include
      #include
      #include

      int main ()
      {

      srand (time(NULL));
      winner = rand() % 1200 + 1;
      }

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  32. jok3r0314’s avatar

    1298 to be exact. I hope I’m that lucky 1

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  33. Kyu’s avatar

    Do US psn codes work in European store?

    …because I am sure that the ps4 will not be able to be shipped in Greece -.-

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    1. svenn’s avatar

      No shipping outside of US; For some reason wololo already bought the codes :)

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  34. Chuckers’s avatar

    This would make my year… Hell… probably many years.. Fingers Crossed!

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  35. Aytug Yuceer’s avatar

    my fingers crossed

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  36. landon’s avatar

    Nice, very very nice !! reteweet done, happy birthday wololo

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  37. Al Parker’s avatar

    Absolutely amazing giveaway… well over 1K RT now, but got to be in it to win it :-) Thanks for the chance and you’re going to make one lucky gamer absolutely ecstatic!

    @DontJudgeMyADD

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