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Jun 28 2010
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Home’s Top Avatar - Martial Arts Week

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Magnus is still out on vacation, so I will be filling in again announcing this week's Top Avatar theme.


This week is another exciting one—Martial Arts!


So bust out your chops, and get your creative juices kickin'! I want to hear all your funny ninja sounds ("Waaaaaaaaa!!!!" or "Hi-YAAA!"), great outfits and grandeur while we celebrate thousands of years of these very precise and deadly arts.

 

For those of you new to how this works, here it goes:

 

  1. Dress up in any Martial Art "look" you can. Be creative!
  2. Take a pic of yourself using the built-in camera.
  3. Post the image to this thread.
  4. Vote on the get ups you think are the most crane-like, intimidating with nothing but a calm stare, or wax-on, wax-off!

The avatars (one Female and one Male) with the most kudos gets shown in the highest glory in the Central Plaza for one week!

 

For some inspiration:

 

 

 

 

 

Now for the serious stuff:

 

 

OFFICIAL RULES

PlayStation®Home’s Top Avatar: Martial Arts Theme Week

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited.  The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and D.C. only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law.  Do not proceed in this site if you are not a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or D.C. and are at least 13 years of age at the time of entry.  To enter, you must have a PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, a valid PlayStation®Network account, internet access, a valid e-mail address, and PlayStation®Home installed on your system.
1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal U.S. residents only aged 13 or older.  Prize winners or prize winners’ parent or guardian (if the winner is under the age of 18) may be required to sign a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability within fourteen (14) days of prize notification.  By acceptance of prize, winners agree to the use of their name and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

2. SPONSOR:  Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 (“Sponsor”).

3. TIMING: PlayStation Home’s Top Avatar: Martial Arts Theme Week (“Promotion”) begins June 28, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Pacific Standard Time “PST” and ends July 5, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. PST (“Promotion Period”).

4. HOW TO ENTER: Log into your PlayStation Network account and launch PlayStation Home application.  Dress your avatar according to the martial arts theme.  To enter, take a picture of your theme dressed avatar, go to the Forums, post your picture and your PSN ID on the designated “PS Home’s Top  Avatar” thread (“Entry” or “Entries”):
http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home-General/bd-p/ps3home
There will be two Entry categories: one for male avatars and one for female avatars.  Limit one Entry per category.

5. ENTRY CONDITIONS: All Entries must be received by 9:00 a.m. PST on July 5, 2010. The Entry that receives the most votes in each category at the end of the Promotion Period will be awarded the prize.  In the event of a tie, all tie-breakers will be awarded the prize.  Limit two Entries (one Entry per category) per registered PSN ID during the Promotion Period.  Subsequent Entries will be disqualified.  

6. PRIZES: There will be two prize winners—one male avatar and one female avatar.  Each winner’s Entry will be featured on a billboard in PlayStation Home’s Central Plaza for one week following the Promotion Period.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal value if prize is unavailable.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions allowed.

7. JUDGING CRITERIA: Voting is open to all PlayStation Home users during the Promotion Period.  Using the kudos system, users may vote for their favorite Entries in each category by clicking on the blue star at the top right corner of the Entry.  Voters have the ability to vote for more than one Entry, but can only vote for each Entry ONCE.  All voters will use the following criteria and criteria weights in judging Entries:  (a) Martial Arts Themed – 50%; (b) Creativity – 30%; (c) Originality – 20% (“Judging Criteria”).

8. WINNERS: The Entry that receives the most votes in each category will win the prize.  Sponsor will send a notification email to winner’s registered PSN email address on June 28, 2010.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: All Entries are subject to Sponsor’s verification.  Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.  Potential winners must comply with the Official Rules, and receipt of prizes is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.  Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or unforeseen schedule changes that may limit the ability to participate in the Promotion, even if caused by Sponsor’s negligence.  Sponsor has the sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend this Promotion should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion or Sponsor otherwise becomes incapable of running the Promotion as planned.  Sponsor is not responsible for changes to contact information.  Sponsor has the sole discretion to disqualify any participant who violates these Official Rules, tampers with the operation of the Promotion or engages in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Promotion or any other participant.

10. RELEASE: As a condition of participating in the Promotion, all participants agree to release Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions and affiliates from liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including property damage, personal injury and death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Promotion, or possession, acceptance or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity and claims based on publicity rights, copyright or trademark infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.

11. WINNER LIST: To obtain names of the winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to PS Home’s Top Avatar: Martial Arts Theme Week, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd. 4th Floor Foster City, CA 94404.  Prize winners’ name request will be fulfilled within four weeks.  Requests for winner list must be received by July 19, 2010.

12. RESTRICTIONS: Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Shinra Executive
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Re: Home’s Top Avatar - Martial Arts Week

Jun 28, 2010

 


KarateChampChad wrote:

Lol, yay, gotta think of a good one Smiley Tongue


Would be easy if I could use my Japan account!

 

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Jun 28, 2010

Oh, now THIS one's gonna be FUN

 

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Jun 28, 2010

PSN ID: KarateChampChad

 

My Entry: Chuck Norris

(yes I went there lol)

PlayStation®Home Picture 6-28-2010 11-16-43 by you.

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.


PlayStation®Home Picture 6-28-2010 11-17-13 by you.

Chuck Norris CAN believe its not butter

 

PlayStation®Home Picture 6-28-2010 11-19-19 by you.

When Chuck Norris wants an egg, he cracks open a chicken.

 

Chuck Norris doesn't recieve kudos, kudos recieves Chuck Norris.

 

 

New PSN ID for PS4: Redd-Axel

Come check out my Twitch TV channel, will be streaming various PS4 games from time to time http://www.twitch.tv/reddaxel
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Jun 28, 2010

I've added my entry, don't forget to kudos if you like

 

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home-General/Home-s-Top-Avatar-Martial-Arts-Week/m-p/...

New PSN ID for PS4: Redd-Axel

Come check out my Twitch TV channel, will be streaming various PS4 games from time to time http://www.twitch.tv/reddaxel
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Jun 28, 2010

Hello everyone, I bring you Football-San

 

 

Let's begin!

 

 

Training has begun.

 

I hope you enjoyed.

 

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Jun 28, 2010

Click and listen while you're scrolling all photos: Music

PSN: DIRECTOR_ON_DUTY

kungfukungfu2

 

kungfu3

PST
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Re: Home’s Top Avatar - Martial Arts Week

Jun 28, 2010
I have edited my post on the first page with my entry. Please take a look.

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. -Groucho Marx


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Jun 28, 2010

Oh yay!

 

Most people use weapons or punch and kick. I use a tessen. An iron fan. I practice tessen-jutsu!

 

 

I must prepare my body, and steel my mind, for the battle ahead.

 

 

I then meditate by the calm waters, on all that I have learned from my master..

 

 

Then I pray.

 

 

I am prepared! Show me what you have within you!

 

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. -Groucho Marx


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