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Old 08-24-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Thanks to our friends at 2K Games, we have three digital copies of Mafia II to give out! We'll do so with the help of a simple contest. To enter, just answer this simple question:

"What is it about Mafia II that interests you the most?"

Bonus: Follow us on Twitter for an extra entry! @Techgage

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You must live in a country where Mafia II is sold via Valve's Steam platform.
You must mention your Twitter nickname in your post if you want the extra entry.
Contest ends next Wednesday (September 1, 2010).
You must promise not to recreate some of the missions in the game in real-life!

As a side note, be sure to check out our review of the game!
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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To help give out some ideas, here's how I would enter:

What interests me about Mafia II is the same thing that interests me about a Mafia movie... its story. It's something that can make or break a Mafia movie, and it's really no different for a game. Of course, the ability to "live" out such missions sure doesn't hurt either!
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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What interests me about Mafia 2 are the little touches they put into the game. I played the demo for hours and I really loved going to the bar, checking out various cars in the body shop, and raiding my fridge. I ate so many sandwiches.

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Old 08-24-2010, 11:37 PM   #4
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What interests me the most about Mafia II is the setting. I have always been in interested in the Mafia culture. I am also fascinated by its use of Physx.

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Old 08-24-2010, 11:42 PM   #5
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What interests me about Mafia II is the time period, I've never seen a game set in the 50's like this and it's style is really interesting. The music, locations, and everything that comes together makes the game seem amazing. The demo was definitely one of the most fun games of its type I've played in recent times.

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Old 08-25-2010, 12:12 AM   #6
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I am really interested in seeing the level of physx that has been incorporated into this game. It looks like this game really takes it to a new level of implementation.

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Old 08-25-2010, 12:51 AM   #7
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What interests me about Mafia II is the story of mobsters and gangsters set in the 1940s and 50s. I've always wanted to go back in time and become a mobster, so until I acquire a time machine this will be the closest representation of that experience.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:32 AM   #8
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just the sheer polish on the game is great, and it actually feels like its of the era. everything about it says "The mafia is in full swing".

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Old 08-25-2010, 10:54 AM   #9
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Mobsters and the whole era is just so much cooler than the usual types portrayed in video games. Having some good tunes to listen to for once certainly counts as well!

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Old 08-25-2010, 01:45 PM   #10
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I remember watching Elliot Ness in The Untouchables way back and while it was more about the group fighting to stop Al Capone and his mob it did spark my interest in organized crime. Now I read true crime novels, read up on different mafiosos on Wikipedia and think this game would be an absolute blast!

The biggest thing I like about Mafia is how polished it looks. There have been too many games just slapped together but this one looks like it was finished, tweaked, polished and tweaked some more before it was pressed and shipped.

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Old 08-25-2010, 02:32 PM   #11
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The music of the 40s/50s is something I'd love to have a listen to, while just driving down the streets and hitting innocent pedestrians! Plus, the game as a whole, just looks really amazing! Just started playing the first one, and loving it, so here's to maybe getting a free copy of part 2! Good luck, guys. =)

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Old 08-25-2010, 10:12 PM   #12
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What interests me is the game play value that Mafia II will offer me, giving me the experience of being part of a mafia without the jail time.

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Old 08-26-2010, 12:18 AM   #13
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I'm most interested about the story in Mafia II. I played a bit of the beginning and the vibe the story gave me was awesome. Music was pretty fantastic as well! Thank you for this contest.

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I also promise to not recreate any of the missions seen in this game in real life.

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:50 AM   #14
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How would it not look strange, but as the Mafia and Mafia 2 reminds me about my grandfather. It was in 1946 (San Francisco) and in their 34 years...unemployment and with his pregnant wife (my grandmother) had somehow to live and eat. My grandfather is from a desperate situation, a secret from her family, began working on mafia. And as you know, leave this circle, on their own decision is not so easy. My father (he was about 9) remembers how my grandfather came from a hole in his foot and all beaten. On the "dirty money" he sent his wife (my grandmother) and their son (my father) for the ocean, away from this ugliness. Now my family and I live in one of the CIS countries.

What I also like, it's the atmosphere of those years. Ideally a good sound. Very charismatic characters.This is a cast / plast of culture...and of course... for me... it's the memory of my grandfather...

and Yeah! I had the opportunity to visit the home series of games Mafia. It's atmospheric too)

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Old 08-28-2010, 02:53 PM   #15
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What interests me the most about Mafia II is the use of Physx. I also just lake mafia games like the godfather, I loved that game on the original xbox and I always wished there was multiplayer and it looks like multiplayer mafia games are still a ways away. This game also makes me think of my grandfather since he helped take down members of the Kansas City mafia and put em in jail.

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