Solve This Titanfall Mystery And You Could Win An Xbox One
Do you like mysteries? Of course you do, only jabberwockies don’t like mysteries. Spellcheck is suggesting I change “jabberwockies” to “blueberries.” Well, I don’t suppose any fruit has an appreciation for puzzles or mysteries. Except perhaps kiwis, they are such enigmas themselves.
Was that sufficiently random? Wait until you hear about Titanfall’s Glitch Contest. It will have you loving bees.
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That was a reference to the “I Love Bees” mysterious marketing campaign for Halo. You see, Microsoft has done this before.
Solving the little mystery could earn you an Xbox One and other prizes but only if you happen to live in the UK.
A Reddit user was the first to notice that Microsoft’s “Invitation” television commercial was not quite itself with the ad constantly stuttering and cutting away to pieces of binary code and an image of a briefcase. This sounds like The Matrix meets Pulp Fiction.
The binary code then led users to several websites, including http://gl16790101.com/, where you can find the terms and conditions for the “Glitch Contest.” They state that the contest started on Jan. 23, and that it will end Feb. 23. You must be over 18 and a resident in the UK to participate.
“The entrant must complete the pre-determined steps that form a path with a dedicated start and end point. These have been created by parties working with Microsoft,” the site reads.
If you’re good enough to get the centre of the cube (yes, Peter Molyneux now qualifies for pop culture references) then you’ll be rewarded with an Xbox One and if you’re a little less worthy you could get one of 14 Xbox items such as digitally signed artwork, signed comics, game artwork, and codes for in-game extras.
It’s almost certainly Titanfall related as one address references Hammond Robotics (the fictional company responsible for building the Titans) and Respawn also tweeted “No hints!” when asked directly by fans what some images meant.
Of course, it’s not like we South Africans can do much but maybe being part of the Commonwealth helps. At any rate, if you’re into mysteries and solving puzzles then it’s worth a try even if you can’t win anything.