To commemorate this milestone, we’re going to have a contest! The first OnLive member to make it all the way through LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will win an Apple iPadTM, and the next 5 OnLive members will win an Apple iPod touch®. The six winning entrants will:
OnLive made a big splash when it launched but then things quieted down a bit. In some ways it’s success and it’s slow roll-out is working against it. Games just work… once you report that there isn’t all that much to say about the service!
So now they’re shaking it up. At 12:01 PDT tonight, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 hits the service. At 12:01 PDT tonight, you can be playing the game before anyone else not on OnLive is (unless someone broke street date). For people who go to midnight launches and stuff, being first seems to really matter. With OnLive you don’t have to go to the store, download the game or even install it.
To emphasis the speed thing, OnLive is running a contest. The first member to finish the game gets an iPad, and the following 5 get an iPod Touch. That’s an idea that will appeal a lot to some people. Me, I can’t think of anything less appealing then rushing through a game, but that’s just me.
Here’s the full email. I hope OnLive runs more contests like this one…it’s a nice way to play off the strengths of their service.
Greetings from the OnLive Community Team!
We hope you have been enjoying the brand new OnLive Game Service! We’ve been open to the public for just ten days so far, and the initial feedback we’ve received has been very positive. We’re very excited about the opportunities that OnLive opens up in the videogame world.
And of course, we’ll be adding lots more games! The first new game will be added just after midnight tonight, and we’re celebrating with OnLive’s first contest! Here’s an announcement we just posted on OnLive’s blog:
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is being released tonight at 12:01 AM PDT on Tuesday, June 29th. What makes this a major milestone for OnLive—and showcases an awesome benefit of instant gaming—is OnLive members will be playing the game before anyone on any other platform. No waiting for a store to open or waiting in line to buy a physical disc. No downloads, updates, installs or authorizations required. (And, no Windows required if you are a Mac user.)
With OnLive you Just Play. It’s better than being first in line!
- Have a PlayPass for the game to participate in the contest, so if you are logged in just prior to the game going live, we recommend you log out and log back in at 12:01AM to be sure your Marketplace list is refreshed and all PlayPass options appear for the game.
- Take a Brag ClipTM video showing collection of all 200 Gold Bricks in the game and reaching the final bonus level. Specifically, winning Brag Clip videos must show you have collected all 200 Gold Bricks in the game and have become Lord Voldemort in the final bonus level. You must enable “All players” to view your Brag Clips video under the Privacy settings in the OnLive Game Service Dashboard.
- Send an email to [email protected] with your Player Tag (associated with the Brag Clip video of the game completion screen), First Name/Last Name, Address, Telephone Number and Date of Birth in the body of the email as soon as you have completed the game. Entrants will be ranked based on when OnLive receives a properly completed email.
- Receive a contest confirmation email from OnLive to confirm receipt of your validated entry. Remember that your OnLive Account will only save your last 15 Brag Clip videos, so wait until the winners of the contest have been announced by OnLive before making any more Brag Clip videos that might delete the game completion Brag Clip video.
For full contest rules and eligibility please click here.
Regardless of whether you’d like to participate in this contest, we very much appreciate the time you’ve taken to try out OnLive in its very earliest days, and we welcome and encourage your feedback (please email to [email protected]). There are lots of new features and performance improvements coming to the OnLive Game Service as we catch up with initial demand. Your feedback will help us tune OnLive to best meet the needs of OnLive Members.
Looking forward to seeing you in the OnLive Community! Have a great time and Just Play!
OnLive Community Manager