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ID@Xbox GDC 2018 Sweepstakes

A selfie could win you a skateboard at GDC 2018!

We’re getting very, very excited about GDC, so we’re pleased as punch to tell you about the ID@Xbox GDC 2018 Sweepstakes we’ll be running for people attending the conference this year! We usually give away a ton of awesome ID swag during these big conventions, and this year is no exception.

If you’re at GDC and you’d like to get ID swag, here’s how:

  • Follow us on Twitter @ID_Xbox
  • Watch for daily participation prompts, Monday through Friday during GDC
    • We might ask you to tweet out a selfie of yourself, standing next to the big ID@Xbox sign at the Lobby Bar, or playing a particular ID game.
    • Your participation in the prompt counts as your entry. Only one entry per person, per day.
  • Be sure to include the #IDSweepstakes hashtag in your entry tweet

There will be different activities and multiple prizes each day. The prizes include skateboards, pillows, water bottles, and more. Winners will be randomly selected, and you can only win one prize each day. Best of luck!


You can read the full official rules of the ID@Xbox GDC 2018 Sweepstakes, below:




These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft ID@Xbox GDC 2018 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA, is the Sweepstakes sponsor (“Sponsor”).


In these Rules, “Microsoft”, “we”, “our”, and “us” refer to Sponsor and “you” and “yourself” refers to a Sweepstakes participant, or the parent/legal guardian of any minor Sweepstakes entrant. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these rules.


The Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 19, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on March 23, 2018 (“Entry Period”).

The Entry Period consists of 5 daily Prize Periods, each beginning at 12:01 a.m. PT and ending at 11:59 p.m. PT during each day of the Entry Period. 


To enter, you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), and be 18 years of age or older. Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and Sweepstakes Parties are not eligible, nor are persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, or the family members of each above (parents, children, siblings, spouse/domestic partners, or individuals residing in the same household). Void where prohibited.


No Purchase Necessary.

A daily prompt on Twitter will announce how to participate in that day’s prize period of the sweepstakes.

Login to your legally registered social media account on Twitter and post a publicly viewable message that includes , and the Sweepstakes hashtag #IDSweepstakes. All elements must be included to be eligible. The account settings for this message must be set to “unprotected” or “public” to be eligible. For doing this, you will receive one Sweepstakes entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for administering the Promotion and to contact you if you are a winner.

The entry limit is one per person per day during the Entry Period.

We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address, social media account, or other method used to enter.


Pending confirmation of eligibility, potential prize winners will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received within 7 days following each daily Prize Period during the Entry Period.

Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry no more than 7 days following the drawing with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any Forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.  

  1. PRIZES 

Each day, a set number of prizes will be awarded, one from each tier. Winnes will be randomly selected for each prize from the daily entries.

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • Grand Prizes: Winner will receive one of the following:
    • A Skateboard (100 available). Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $50.00 each.
    • A Pillow (15 available). Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $20.00 each.
  • First Prizes: Winner will receive one of the following:
    • A Water Bottle (15 available). Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $20.00 each.
    • A Portable Battery (75 available). Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $20.00 each.
  • Second Prizes: Winner will receive one of the following:
    • A Pop Socket (15 available). Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $15.00 each.
    • A Controller Stand (25 available). Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $15.00 each.
    • A pair of Socks (25 available). Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $10.00 each.

The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. We will determine the value of the prize to be the fair market value at the time of prize award.

The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $7,950 

Winners will be notified on Twitter and can visit the Lobby Bar any time during the remainder of the event to pick up their prize. 

We will only award five (5) prize(s) per person/company during the Entry Period. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.  No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prize winners may be required to complete and return prize claim and / or tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law. 

  1. ODDS 

The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received.


To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.

All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding

We reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Sweepstakes cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes. Rules violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and may be banned from participation in Microsoft Sweepstakes.  


Personal data you provide while entering this Sweepstakes will be used by Microsoft and/or its agents and prize fulfillers acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the administration and operation of this Sweepstakes and in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement. 


This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes.   


Send email to with the subject line “ID@Xbox GDC 2018 Sweepstakes winners” within 30 days of March 23, 2018 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.

Suzanne Wallace
ID@Xbox Community Manager