Announcements from the staff of The Escapist

26 Dec 2015 12:00

Once again, it's that time of year, when we at The Escapist help spread some holiday cheer!

25 Nov 2015 12:00

With the M.C. Escher exhibit ongoing, our local art museum (North Carolina Museum of Art) has teamed up with us here at The Escapist to celebrate the unparalleled ability of video games to bring imagination to life.

30 Oct 2015 12:00

This Halloween, we'll get you, my pretty. And your little dog, too!

9 Sep 2015 12:00

Hatfall, Zero Punctuation's official hat-putting-on simulator, is making its debut on Steam Greenlight, but we need your help!

24 Jul 2015 12:00
Hatfall Contest Image

Earlier this month, we offered our community the chance to enter a contest celebrating the launch of Hatall, the new game from Zero Punctuation creator Yahtzee Croshaw. Now that the contest is over, we're excited to announce who the winners were!

Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to johnzaku, who is our Grand Prize winner! In case you forgot, the Grand Prize is a Turtle Beach headset, a year of Publisher's Club, and one-of-a-kind $3,000 PC from MAINGEAR with these specs:

  • Intel i7 4790K
  • 2x AMD Radeon 390x in Crossfire
  • 16GB DDR3 1600
  • 250GB Samsung EVO SSD
  • 2TB 7200rpm HD and 1000W PSU

Second Prize Winner

Our second prize winner is George Crossman. He'll receive a Turtle Beach Headset and a year of Publisher's Club.


Finally our four runners-up will each receive a year of Publisher's Club. Congratulations to these four users:

If you see your name on this list, make sure you check your PMs to claim your prize!

Thanks again to our friends at MAINGEAR and Turtle Beach for making it possible for us to give away this sweet loot to Hatfall players!

You're not playing Hatfall yet? What's wrong with you?

Play Hatfall RIGHT NOW, right here on your browser, or anywhere on your mobile device!

10 Jun 2015 12:00

Win a Master Chief Edition Xbox One, thanks to Escapist Deals.

13 Apr 2015 12:00

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March Mayhem 2015 has come to a close with Bioware declared the winner.

32 developers entered. Only one remains as champion.

March Mayhem 2015 has drawn to a close. We compiled 32 of the best developers from 2014 and asked you, the reader, to choose which developers should advance in the competition. You even had the opportunity to make your predictions for the possibility to win a fancy prize and a year-long subscription to our own Publisher's Club. You made this competition possible and for that we say "Thank you!"

Ultimately, it came down to Telltale Games and BioWare, two giants in the industry, to fight it out. This was just the culmination of weeks of tension. Many had fallen but these two companies weren't going down without a fight. For most of the battle, Telltale and BioWare were engaged in a near tie, but BioWare never lost its small lead.

You can check out the final results here.

Congratulations to BioWare for beating out 31 contenders to reign supreme. And a huge congratulations to the top ten March Mayhem 2015 predictors:

12 Apr 2015 12:00

Two developers enter, one leaves a winner.

1 Apr 2015 12:00

32 teams entered. Only 4 survive.

30 Mar 2015 12:00

Round 3 of the battle has begun.