Killzone 3 Edge Challenge opens up next week with $40,000 in cash available

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 15:57 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

JT Pierce, senior marketing partnership specialist for SCEA, has posted on the US PS Blog a contest for Killzone 3 where you could win $40,000.

The EDGE $40,000 KZ3 Challenge will be taking place on, and the qualifying round a 3v3 tournament opens up next Monday, June 27 and will run for six weeks.

Here’s the details:

The top 32 teams at the end of the Qualifying Round will move on to the elimination phase where the last team standing will take home $10,000. The top 20 teams will also get a nice payday as well.In addition to the main team-based leaderboard, you can also score some extra cash in a series of individual stat-based weekly challenges. Each week, check here to find out what the EDGE Shave Gel Weekly Challenge is. During your qualifying matches, you’ll want to keep the weekly challenge in mind and try to not only win the match, but rank at the top of the EDGE Shave Gel Weekly Challenge leaderboard. The player with the most kills at the end of week one is going to end up with $800.”

The total amount available is $40,000 including chances to earn bonus cash with weekly challenges. To get in on the challenge, register for a free Virgin Gaming account through the link above.

More information is also available through the US PS Blog.



  1. Razor

    Bribing people isn’t going to magically reinvent this stale franchise, Sony :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Aimless

    Meanwhile, Tim Langdell looks at the $40,000 with forlorn longing.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. monu-mental

    Guerrilla Games have confirmed that there’ll be no more DLC for KZ3′s Operations mode. I no longer want this game!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    While Microsoft promotes Gears Of War 3 in the US where you can play the demos in Wallmart

    Sony’s Super Genius PR team trying a “bribe” effect to sell it’s stale franchise in which… No one cares anymore.

    Whats the point? They have a fucking Uncharted 3 this year and there is almost no promotion on it. There is twisted Metal and other stuff…

    #4 4 years ago
  5. polygem

    i don´t think this is a good promotion idea. free single player and multiplayer dlc would be much better.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    @4, Your opinion of the franchise doesn’t match that of the 2million+ who bought the games. You would make for an awful journalist.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6, 2 million? Where? Show me 2 million number with statistics please.

    Even crappy vgchartz show:

    1.6 million units on VGCrapChartz. 1.6 million units for the first party blockbuster title that is FPS (the most popular genre)? Give me a break. Even niche Heavy Rain sold for 2+ million units being in a very niche genre.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    You said franchise, you didn’t specify a specific title. I would guess that the entire series has sold close to 4 mil but I just said 2mil+ to be on the safe side. I don’t even know how a franchise with 3 main games & one spin off can be stale when you have franchises like Mario who has over 100 games, many of them with almost no differences.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    If we are going to speak for the franchise, then 2 or 4 million for the three games is absolutely horrible (because it’s a first party title + blockbuster and first person shooter), when one game like Gears Of War 2 sells for 5 +/- million units or Halo for 8 million.

    Franchise is stale. It’s time to move on and forget that abomination. Killzone 3 was their last effort to prove that it can be a great game and people will care… in the end i see bribe promotions and 17 gbp on Amazon after 4 months of release.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    What exactly happened to the ‘no platform trolling’ rule?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. reask

    Not sure if you have played the multi et but its actually pretty damn good imo.
    @ 3
    Yeah pity about that as its a good mode.
    WZ is good to but you need to be in a clan really for it to work.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Lewis247

    What… people still care about this game?

    The first was a bland game with nothing new or exciting.

    The second was an over hyped ploy to try and show sony had a big fps franchise on it’s hands. Again, it was bland and disappointing.

    The third is a short game which does little to prove the series worth.

    Seriously, I used to love everything about sony franchises back in the ps2 era with loads of amazing series such as Ratchet, Jak, Mgs but what the ps3 has offered is terrible. Resistence is mediocre at best, another example of sony over hyping their franchises. The majority of ones that are decent have allready made it big on the ps2. Mgs 4, Ratchet 4, God of War. Most of the new stuff isn’t good.

    Uncharted is a fucking master piece series and I truly can’t wait for the third.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. fengato

    @ #5

    Exactly. Every FPS that is living in the shadow of COD needs to offer more to keep their respective communities playing. Splitting the base from day one (retro pack) was very silly indeed. All DLC for this game should be free if they want the franchise to prosper in the future. As it stands PS plus users who got steel and rain for free will see it expire fairly shortly. Absurd!

    The once almighty Halo is facing the same issue – I’ve got all the maps, though can’t get a good connection game to the few people who have them. These devs need to think about the future of their games if they want to survive the COD monopoly.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Kuwabara

    all u haters fuck off and stick with ur lame halo reach.

    #14 4 years ago

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