LarkAnderson, administrator on Gamespot, has just revealed that over 10,000 entries have been recorded during yesterday's LittleBigPlanet keys giveaway.
i missed out.... :( was it for the uk as well? that is were i am.
tooooo many. If you answered in the first half hour you might be ok judging by that number. Oh well, we shall see soon enough:)
I think it's more likely the first 5 minutes, they said they only had about 2,000 to give away.
sent out already?
If you click the link it shows you that they have yet to appear.
WHEN YOU SENTS EMAIL !??!?!
the winners yet (except maybe Gamespot), but I know I sent my 2 emails within 2 minutes of the completion of the show.
If you happen to be a lucky guy.... Could I have one? <3
Quote "Long answer: Whenever we finish going through the 10,000+ entries we got" not sure but i don't think its first-come first-out, because the admin is saying in his comment that they are going THROUGH the whole list and take the valid e-mails and then hopefully they send out the codes randomly. otherwise, they wouldn't be bi*chin' about the number of e-mails coz it wouldn't matter if 10k or 10mil, coz once they are out of beta codes they would simply delete the rest.
there goes my beta key :( +10000 is too much , no way ill get in, not so lucky lately with the betas
I wouldn't be shock if thoes key's dont go out til tomorrow.
...Cries!!! :-( This is Torture!!! :-/ But saying that, i'll have the Full game in a few weeks time!!! ;-P +xBot Lemmings check your eMails...You should get your yearly 'Bill' for 'xBox LIVE'!!! ;-D ;-D ;-D
at microsoft, we all hate this guy even more than steve jobs! he's always winning and making us look like thick dorks :(
Thanks to all of you;) If i can make one person laugh i'm happy;) @dukadork ;) Sorry i can't help it!!! ;-D
It's 8:23 where they are located atm so my guess is they will start working through the mails that were sent in when they start work today, who knows when that is though.
They just need to write a simple program that first compares the email string with the emails in their database, and 2, searches the email body for the correct answer string (C or the full answer). Elementary programming. Of course they'd have to really make sure the string comparison function is pretty good.
Yeah I was thinking the same thing yesterday when they told us how to answer the trivia. They didnt say if they wanted the answed in the subject line or how they wanted us to write it all down to make it easy and quick for them. Kinda stupid tbh but if they like checking up on that many mails by hand they can be my guest, sux that it will take so much longer to get an answer if I "we" won or not =/.
I wouldn't really call it elementary programming because you're assuming everyone only emails in C or w/e the full answer may be, if someone were to send in.... A B C D for example it would see the C in there. Of coarse you could then say just have it read in the first character and stop there, so stop after A, but then that's going to be a problem for those who may have entered in the full answer. Then you could also say have two separate functions , one for the specific letter, one for the full answer, then have it know which one to call, but then that's when it gets complicated on having your program know which one to call. At first I was thinking, take in the string, get the length, if x length do the letter function, if y lenght do the full answer function, but then that wouldn't work either lol. Unless you can ignore all other data inputted that's not one of the answers which off the top of my head I kinda forget how (was never good with strings tbh lol) then that's a possibility Now if every email was just 1 letter and only consisted of "A" "B" "C" "D" or the full answer for each letter, and nothing else that'd be considered garbage data, then yea it'd be elementary programming cause you have a nice collection of pretty data to work with lol. But I'm sure there's already some function out there that does something like this though, but no way it's elementary programming imo **EDIT** If you do reply to this don't expect a reply back for 2 hours at most, I have to go now lol so sorry in advanced for not replying!
Yeah I kinda agree with you there. That's why I said the string comparison function would have to be good, and the search function itself too. Just what the hell was gamespot thinking, you know? Even if they only got 2000 emails alone, that would take ages to check. I wonder if those 10000 are all subscription based entries. They could also write a program that checks the first 2000 emails and sees which ones had the correct phrase, then send off those beta keys, and check the rest by hand. I honestly want to play the beta this weekend...gah
Yea, idk I'm sure they have something if not a program that's going to make their life easier in getting this thing all done with because in this day in age, I dont think a site like Gamespot is going to be manually going through a 10k+ emails to look for the correct answer...if not then well...hope they enjoy their weekend! lol
not that it helps. i was so nervous it took my brain an extra minute to realize what i had to do. another 2-3 minutes getting the answer and another 2minutes by the time i sent it. that should put me in a good place though right? maybe the 1600th good email!?
10,000+ entries. well i might as well give my chance up. only 2000 beta keys to give out, the probabilities are very slim.
I sent it in 20 minutes later. =[ Some asshole in my dorm pulled the fire alarm right after the question. It's too bad we couldn't bring down gamespot onto their knees.
i sent mine about 2-3 min after the show got done. BUT WOW 10,000....*hopes*
I hope you sent with two email addresses because I want one. hehe
i was there and if you go to the onthespot video page the admins responded to the users and had to close the comment section and the admin specifically said it is a 1st come 1st serve he stated that it would be the 1st 2000 entries with the correct answer. they have to check all 10000 because they cant make a careless mistake , they are making sure everyone has a fair shot to the LBP beta key. and you have to take it into consideration that people may have made errors in their email , some may have gotten wrong answers or some were void for some reason. they are just doing it fairly by checking all. no need to lose hope people . i sent my email in the 1st 2 minutes.
Now their site looks like it's popular when it's more like a Church giving out food on Thanksgiving. The homeless people may not go there again all year unless they hear they are giving out food.
*waits till everyone backs down and i FINALLY get in the beta :D* I KEED!!!! I KEEEEED!!
ok well that's 1 chance on 5 to get one. I answered about 6 minutes after the question. I'll be crossing my fingers