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Hey Canada: An Epic UNCHARTED 3 Contest Just For You

Ashley Purdy's Avatar + Posted by Ashley Purdy on Sep 21, 2011 // Public Relations Specialist for Sony Computer Entertainment Canada

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Hey Canadians, have you ever wondered what it’d be like to follow in the footsteps of Nathan Drake? Well now’s your chance to join an action-packed treasure hunt through the Arabian Desert inspired by UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception! PlayStation Canada would like to offer one lucky winner and a guest the opportunity to become real-life treasure hunters.

Taking place in the dramatic backdrops featured in UNCHARTED 3, our Canadian winner will be competing against adventurers from across Europe, the Middle East and Australasia to win the title of UNCHARTED Treasure Hunter, with $10,000 worth of prizes to be won along the way. The action-packed quest will take place in the Arabian Desert, following in the footsteps of Nathan Drake as he picks up the trail of Sir Francis Drake and T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia).

UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception

Starting from an outfitted UNCHARTED 3 base camp, a traditional Bedouin settlement in Wadi Rum, competitors will trek across the sand dunes of Aqaba on a quest to uncover hidden treasure. Travelling by jeep, by camel and on foot, the fortune hunters will follow a series of clues to uncover hidden artifacts, picking up treasure along the way that they can later exchange for prizes. Contestants will climb up to the Al Shallaleh waterfall, pass the Khazali Canyon, and stop off at T.E. Lawrence’s house, facing a different challenge at every turn.

All puzzles and challenges have been created by adventurer and survival expert, John Sullivan (don’t call him Sully!), whose experience has made him an invaluable adviser on many expeditions worldwide in some of the most inaccessible corners of the globe. The activity will reflect the type of challenges that Nathan Drake experiences in UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, solving clues and deciphering puzzles in search of the grand prize. With $10,000 worth of prizes at stake, John will be an independent adjudicator, ensuring that the competition is judged fairly, and guaranteeing the most skilled adventurer walks away with the gold!

How to Enter


For your chance to win a place on this amazing adventure go here and correctly identify the location of the posted image. Submit your answer and fully completed form by Friday, September 23.

Please note that this contest is open to Canadian residents only and the dates of travel will be from October 2nd to the 6th, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

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+ Zeer0id on September 21st, 2011 at 7:07 am said:

JUST FOR ME!? NO WAY!!


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+ jiggles on September 21st, 2011 at 7:10 am said:

Can we stop using “Epic” for everything?

Thanks.


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+ Zeer0id on September 21st, 2011 at 7:14 am said:

But in all seriousness, this does sound pretty awesome. Contest entered! :D


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+ Strathmore on September 21st, 2011 at 7:16 am said:

If you ask me the trip alone is incredible. Count me in.


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+ Midgetguy on September 21st, 2011 at 7:20 am said:

YAY!!!! I’m not Canadian, but this is great news! Every time there’s a contest for anything the comments are filled with Canadians complaining about not being able to join… I honestly wish that the contests could involve both the US and Canada, but it’s great to see the Canadians getting the treatment they deserve! This contest sounds pretty awesome… and, dare I say, “EPIC” (Sorry jiggles (#2) )


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+ krae_man on September 21st, 2011 at 7:28 am said:

Hey, Ashley’s back. It’s been almost a year since your last blog post. Come back more often, we don’t bite…much.

Glad you’re finally doing some contests for Canadians, keep it up. This one is cool.


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+ Tank_Baked on September 21st, 2011 at 7:31 am said:

Wicked! Thanks guys . Appreciate it .


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+ Akibara12 on September 21st, 2011 at 7:33 am said:

Awesome! Finally, Canadians are getting more contest from the playstation blog :) If only they let US territories join in the fun too :/


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+ krae_man on September 21st, 2011 at 7:36 am said:

@Akibara, this sounds like a worldwide contest. There will likely be winners from the US, Europe, Australia/NZ etc as well.


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+ krae_man on September 21st, 2011 at 7:37 am said:

Just keep a lookout for the contest people from your neck of the woods can enter.


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+ jgrizzle358 on September 21st, 2011 at 7:37 am said:

@jiggles

nope, it’s a popular phrase and will continue to be used. That’s life. deal with it.


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+ filinese21 on September 21st, 2011 at 7:43 am said:

This contest sounds like so much fun! Bring home the gold for North America!


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+ SalMoriarty on September 21st, 2011 at 7:43 am said:

Oh man! The US always gets stiffed on contests like this! What about the US????


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+ hush404 on September 21st, 2011 at 7:44 am said:

That sounds amazing… however, I do not have a passport, nor the luxury of dropping everything to go off to something like this. Sadly, I will not be entering. You should just box up some awesome Uncharted 3 gear and send it my way ;)


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+ Akibara12 on September 21st, 2011 at 7:45 am said:

@krae_man

They said, “just for Canada”. Please re-read the article and its entry form, but I’m still hoping you are right about the worldwide thing.


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+ krae_man on September 21st, 2011 at 7:49 am said:

@Akibara I think there will be separate contests for different countries. It would be strange if the Canadian participant in the treasure hunt was the only one who won a contest for his/her spot in it.


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+ kNoWlEdGe22 on September 21st, 2011 at 7:52 am said:

Happy to hear the Dominion’s getting something good… I know they don’t often get as many of these promos north of the border as we do in the States… felicitations mes amis…


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+ theXsilentXchild on September 21st, 2011 at 7:56 am said:

ANYONE ELSE HAVING A HARDTIME SIGNING ON THE PS3?


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+ radiumbath on September 21st, 2011 at 8:01 am said:

@silentchild — yes. that’s exactly why i’m on the blog right now. wanted to see if anyone else is having the same problem.


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+ ez_____ez_____ez on September 21st, 2011 at 8:01 am said:

Hey? What’s this all “aboot” (about)?


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+ mcgillc_10 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:01 am said:

tehxsilentxchild same here


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+ krae_man on September 21st, 2011 at 8:01 am said:

Any news on the Holiday Preview Event


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+ mcgillc_10 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:02 am said:

im going to cheek twiter or facebook


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+ mcgillc_10 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:03 am said:

stuff on twiter go there


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+ mcgillc_10 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:05 am said:

http://twitter.com/#!/AskPlayStation link to see what is going on


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+ Blood_Emblem on September 21st, 2011 at 8:07 am said:

Wow that’s awesome! Too bad I’m not from Canada.


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+ Jon_Mclane on September 21st, 2011 at 8:07 am said:

Why do Canadians always get the good stuff!? why do you hate America?! blah blah blah everything else canadians and europeans say when something is USA only.


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+ radiumbath on September 21st, 2011 at 8:08 am said:

wtf. after reading the info on router ports, i’d like to know why i was just able to connect YESTERDAY.


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+ RE_Player on September 21st, 2011 at 8:10 am said:

I would love to enter but I can not take those days off. Shame because this is one of the few contests for Canadians.


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+ theXsilentXchild on September 21st, 2011 at 8:11 am said:

its weird… I was able to connect to my main account and then when i went to upgrade hulu+ it logged me out and i can sign in error code 8002a548 but i can sign into a sub account. glad im not the only one. keep us posted here


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+ krae_man on September 21st, 2011 at 8:18 am said:

BTW Ashely, I think your trivia question to get around Canada’s lottery rules is a bit vague.

For example if you said “Where is this located?” and showed a blurry picture of the CN Tower with some clues, the answer could be “Toronto”, “Ontario” or “Canada”


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+ mcgillc_10 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:18 am said:

i cant sign in im going to try a hour later


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+ remanutd5 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

i kno this is totally off topic , sorry canadian guys but im not being able to sing in to the network , is something wrong ?


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+ TUSTIN1 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:30 am said:

This would be great if I had a passport…

D’oh!


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+ TUSTIN1 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:30 am said:

…and I can’t sign in either…


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+ DrPound35 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:32 am said:

Looks like PSN outage all over again. I can’t log in either! I hope we aren’t going to go through this all over again. I they knew that the network would be down, don’t you think we should have been notified. It’s either a big problem, or someone’s F-UP! Come on PSN!


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+ Permafry_42 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:33 am said:

The location is Wadi Rum for those who don’t know and haven’t the skills to know how to use google, but unfortunately I can’t enter since I’m still 16 =C


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+ Kedaro on September 21st, 2011 at 8:35 am said:

Yea lastnight around 1am, my systems got offlined, and haven’t been able to log in since, even when using several IDs.


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+ Permafry_42 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:36 am said:

And i can’t access psn either.


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+ Zezzler on September 21st, 2011 at 8:37 am said:

wait… I’m Canadian! YES!


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+ radiumbath on September 21st, 2011 at 8:38 am said:

okay, so are there people that CAN access psn right now? or are we all on the same page here?


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+ DrPound35 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:40 am said:

good question radiumbath.


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+ radiumbath on September 21st, 2011 at 8:42 am said:

it’s my day off and i just re-purchased crysis 2 about an hour ago. between that and resistance 3, i have a giant fps jones that i need my fix for! haha.


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+ a-hyena on September 21st, 2011 at 8:44 am said:

oops looks like we got hacked again, theres no post about any mandatory matenence.


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+ DrPound35 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:45 am said:

just logged IN!


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+ DrPound35 on September 21st, 2011 at 8:47 am said:

NOPE! I was wrong.


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+ a-hyena on September 21st, 2011 at 8:47 am said:

@radiumbath i cant sign in either, i got scared so i came here to see if i was the only one.


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+ krae_man on September 21st, 2011 at 8:51 am said:

Ha ha, PSN going down stole Ashley’s thunder.


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+ Falaut on September 21st, 2011 at 8:52 am said:

Aren’t you worried that some of us Canadians might melt Sony? ^_^ just messin’. Great contest though.


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+ jazzyrider on September 21st, 2011 at 8:54 am said:

Long Live Play Canada!!


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