Win a custom themed Xbox in 'Swagfest'
The Xbox Live Swagfest is a way to get a free custom Xbox 360 for playing a multiplayer match – but it also illustrates how important non-game entertainment has become to the console. In order to enter the Swagfest, you have to download a special gamer pic and use it on your profile, then play a multiplayer round of Halo 4, Tomb Raider, or Gears of War 3 between now and March 11. Or, you can download HBO Go.

At the end of the period, five winners will be chosen to receive a special 4GB Xbox – bearing art from either Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite, Gears of War: Judgment, Splinter Cell Blacklist ... or Game of Thrones on HBO. In other words, "watching HBO" is presented as equally representative of the Xbox experience as any of these AAA video games. Which is probably fairly true to life for most of us.
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Xbox Swagfest Returns With Awesome Mix of Limited Edition Custom Console Prizes

Xbox Swagfest makes its triumphant return today giving fans the chance to win a bevy of new limited edition prizes, including custom designed consoles for the year's hottest Xbox 360 titles and entertainment experiences like "BioShock Infinite" and "HBO GO - Game of Thrones."

Easier than ever to enter, fans must first download the official Xbox Swagfest gamer pic and affix it to their profile, then between Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Monday, March 11, gamers in the U.S. who complete a multiplayer match of "Halo 4," "Gears of War 3" or "Tomb Raider" on Xbox LIVE will automatically earn an entry* into the contest. Additionally, fans can acquire an entry by downloading the HBO GO app on Xbox LIVE.

HBO GO on Xbox 360 includes the entire HBO catalogue of live and on demand original content – that means every episode of every show, from the latest hits like "Game of Thrones," to older favorites like "The Sopranos." With Kinect for Xbox 360, you can even voice search the entire HBO catalogue.**

At the end of the contest, five lucky fans will win one custom designed 4GB Xbox 360 custom console, which features beautifully detailed artwork with themes from the most anticipated Xbox 360 experiences, including "Tomb Raider," "BioShock Infinite," "Gears of War: Judgment," "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist," or "HBO GO - Game of Thrones."

A list of the official contest prizes is below. For additional information, including contest rules, please visit the Swagfest website at http://www.xbox.com/swagfest.



Xbox Swagfest Prizes

· "Tomb Raider" 4GB Xbox 360 Custom Console (ARV: $199)

· "BioShock Infinite" 4GB Xbox 360 Custom Console (ARV: $199)

· "Gears of War: Judgment" 4GB Xbox 360 Custom Console (ARV: $199)

· "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist" 4GB Xbox 360 Custom Console (ARV: $199)

· "HBO GO - Game of Thrones" 4GB Xbox 360 Custom Console (ARV: $199)







*Contestants may earn up to a maximum 20 entries throughout the length of the competition. Winners will be selected in random drawings from among all eligible entries received during the contest. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for the corresponding Entry Period. Contest open to U.S. residents only.
**Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.