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Hey Canada: An Epic UNCHARTED 3 Contest Just For You

Ashley Purdy's Avatar Posted by 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 said:

September 21st, 7:07 am


jiggles said:

September 21st, 7:10 am

Can we stop using “Epic” for everything?


Zeer0id said:

September 21st, 7:14 am

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

Strathmore said:

September 21st, 7:16 am

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

Midgetguy said:

September 21st, 7:20 am

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) )

krae_man said:

September 21st, 7:28 am

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.

Tank_Baked said:

September 21st, 7:31 am

Wicked! Thanks guys . Appreciate it .

Akibara12 said:

September 21st, 7:33 am

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

krae_man said:

September 21st, 7:36 am

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

krae_man said:

September 21st, 7:37 am

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

jgrizzle358 said:

September 21st, 7:37 am


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

filinese21 said:

September 21st, 7:43 am

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

SalMoriarty said:

September 21st, 7:43 am

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

hush404 said:

September 21st, 7:44 am

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 ;)

Akibara12 said:

September 21st, 7:45 am


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.

krae_man said:

September 21st, 7:49 am

@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.

kNoWlEdGe22 said:

September 21st, 7:52 am

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…

theXsilentXchild said:

September 21st, 7:56 am


radiumbath said:

September 21st, 8:01 am

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

ez_____ez_____ez said:

September 21st, 8:01 am

Hey? What’s this all “aboot” (about)?

mcgillc_10 said:

September 21st, 8:01 am

tehxsilentxchild same here

krae_man said:

September 21st, 8:01 am

Any news on the Holiday Preview Event

mcgillc_10 said:

September 21st, 8:02 am

im going to cheek twiter or facebook

mcgillc_10 said:

September 21st, 8:03 am

stuff on twiter go there

mcgillc_10 said:

September 21st, 8:05 am!/AskPlayStation link to see what is going on

Blood_Emblem said:

September 21st, 8:07 am

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

Jon_Mclane said:

September 21st, 8:07 am

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.

radiumbath said:

September 21st, 8:08 am

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

RE_Player said:

September 21st, 8:10 am

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

theXsilentXchild said:

September 21st, 8:11 am

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

krae_man said:

September 21st, 8:18 am

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”

mcgillc_10 said:

September 21st, 8:18 am

i cant sign in im going to try a hour later

remanutd5 said:

September 21st, 8:22 am

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

TUSTIN1 said:

September 21st, 8:30 am

This would be great if I had a passport…


TUSTIN1 said:

September 21st, 8:30 am

…and I can’t sign in either…

DrPound35 said:

September 21st, 8:32 am

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!

Permafry_42 said:

September 21st, 8:33 am

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

Kedaro said:

September 21st, 8:35 am

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

Permafry_42 said:

September 21st, 8:36 am

And i can’t access psn either.

Zezzler said:

September 21st, 8:37 am

wait… I’m Canadian! YES!

radiumbath said:

September 21st, 8:38 am

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

DrPound35 said:

September 21st, 8:40 am

good question radiumbath.

radiumbath said:

September 21st, 8:42 am

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.

a-hyena said:

September 21st, 8:44 am

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

DrPound35 said:

September 21st, 8:45 am

just logged IN!

DrPound35 said:

September 21st, 8:47 am

NOPE! I was wrong.

a-hyena said:

September 21st, 8:47 am

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

krae_man said:

September 21st, 8:51 am

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

Falaut said:

September 21st, 8:52 am

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

jazzyrider said:

September 21st, 8:54 am

Long Live Play Canada!!

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