Solving this Titanfall mystery could earn you an Xbox One

It seems that Microsoft has launched a mysterious marketing campaign similar to Halo's I Love Bees.

It appears that Microsoft has launched a mysterious marketing campaign to promote Titanfall, and investigating it further might earn you an Xbox One bundle and other rewards if you live in the UK.

A Reddit user was the first to notice that Microsoft's "Invitation" television commercial was a little different than usual, with the ad stuttering and cutting away to pieces of binary code and an image of a briefcase.

The binary code then led users to several websites, including http://gl16790101.com/, where you can find the terms and conditions for the "Glitch Contest." They state that the contest started on Jan. 23, and that it will end Feb. 23. You must be over 18 and a resident in the UK to participate.

"The entrant must complete the pre-determined steps that form a path with a dedicated start and end point. These have been created by parties working with Microsoft," the site reads.

Prizes include an "Xbox console bundle," "14 Xbox items," digitally signed artwork, signed comics, game artwork, and codes for in-game extras.

Reddit users have found several links and images that indicate the promotion is linked to Titanfall. One address references Hammond Robotics, the fictional companies in Titanfall that produces its giant mechs, and Respawn also tweeted "No hints!" when fans asked it directly about the meaning of one of the images.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

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thermalmotion
thermalmotion

As much as I'd like to participate, I absolutely do not want an X1.

danielcliment
danielcliment

From EA? seriously? After butchering BF4? Sometimes I think gamers (me included) have a tendency of forgetting certain thinks very quickly...


Don't get me wrong, the game looks great, but without environment destruction, and big decent maps AND from a publisher that doesn't give a F...! about gamers, hop, I'l pass on this one.... this game feels like CoD with big robots...

Dream-on-stereo
Dream-on-stereo

PS2 won 2nd. gen weaker hardware against Xbox

360 won 3rd. gen weaker  then PS3

Xboxone vs Ps4 ?

All is down to better service and games.

hadlee73
hadlee73

When the Titan's front hatch is open it looks a little bit like a giant podgy duck...

Andrendenum1
Andrendenum1

I stopped reading this at: "if you live in the UK".   Nothing against my UK brothers and sisters but c'mon Microsoft, open things up to everyone for a chance to win a xbox1.   I'd surely like an opportunity at winning one too...

crazywolf5150
crazywolf5150

Will people stop saying that Titanfall is Xbone exclusive already?! How many times do I have to remind you all that it's also coming out on the greatest platform of all time and space? (PC)

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

The real mystery is how much Micro$oft paid EA to make Titanfall 1 a last minute exclusive...

Seeing as how many people are buying PS4s though, I doubt EA will make the same mistake again.

lorider25
lorider25

titanfall is 6v6 it's absolute garbage

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

Any game that EA has been conned in making a Bone exclusive will get what it deserves, and it won't be much in terms of sales.


And no one will buy a Bone to play some mech game.

starjay009
starjay009

A nice promotion for an over hyped game that brings nothing new to the table. Just another average team death match, capture the flag multiplayer shooter crap. Adding to that, they want to give me an X1 ? I don't know which is more insulting - asking me to solve a mystery of a game I don't care about OR giving me an opportunity to win a system which I don't have any desire for. Either way, X1 fans need to make the most of this chance. After all, there are a LOT more X1s lying around in stores worldwide. :)

cancelthis
cancelthis

ill only play ur stupid lil game if u reward me with a SONY PS4

NinjaGaz
NinjaGaz

It's an interesting idea to try this. I followed the code for a bit, but as you're searching Google reveals discussion forums where the answers have been found.


Maybe they needed to have some sort of code structure which was relevant to the searcher or some cookie checks to make sure that an individual got the codes in the correct order.


Anyway, the game does look interesting, but those that think it's nothing like CoD are just fooling themselves. Let's hope the changes in gameplay will actually make it feel different to CoD.



kutulu1
kutulu1

I lost interest I this game after seeing the footage from dailymotion. It's kind of stupid, but after you enter the titans you get a screen covering your perspective; that's it. No different from COD at all. What's the point of having all of these new titan models if you can't even enjoy them on screen...lol. Once you hop in them you get the same screen over your perspective...lol

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

I would prefer anything else as I have no interest in an Xbox. how about a $50 Steam gift card?

traldera
traldera

Does anyone know of a higher quality upload that the video linked? I dont have sky+ or anything similar so I cant record the advert :(

silversix_
silversix_

I Don't Want to Win a Dust Collector, MS.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

And you guys still haven't published any news about the Titanfall beta. Not that I personally care, but I bet you'll post it on monday, a week after it's already stale.

Xx8bitoverdrive
Xx8bitoverdrive

@danielclimentNot to bash on you or anything but you seem like you don't know the difference between developers and publishers. DICE is the head honcho behind Battlefield and as for Titanfall, yes it might feel a little like COD because its being made by Respawn, the original developers of COD that left to create their own games. So against my better judgement of saying this, try to get some background knowledge before you go saying false things.

Jcray21
Jcray21

@Dream-on-stereoPS2 and 360 also came out a year before the other console, and PS2 had GTA.  360 and PS3 are equal with sales so no one won the generation, except for Nintendo they clearly won with the Wii.  Also the ps2 and xbox were 6th generation not 2nd and 360 and ps3 were 7th generation.

themc_7
themc_7

@crazywolf5150 you could call it a Microsoft exclusive. Either Windows XP, 7, 8 or Xbox One. 

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@crazywolf5150

Are you saying it's coming out on Linux?

If not then it's another MS or Bone exclusive, depending on how you shine the light on it.

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

@M3o5nster Except it's on PC and 360, so the chances of people buying an xbone for this game will be slim.

themc_7
themc_7

@M3o5nster that's how exclusives work. A developer is paid to make the game exclusive, otherwise they'd make it multiplatform and sell more games.

xb_1
xb_1

@M3o5nster the bigger mystery is that avatar, male/female or both?  and that comment makes zero sense as getting paid to make it exclusive wouldn't be much of a mistake would it? I mean according to you, they got paid and paid is always good, no? but if its a mistake ugh, nvm jealous pony.

xb_1
xb_1

@lorider25  nah, just weeds out the xp milking noobs that need a bigger team to hide behind

Jcray21
Jcray21

@starjay009you sound petty and stupid.  I would love a free Xbox One.  I think some of the multimedia features are cool.  I don't know that I would ever buy a game for it that came out on my PS4 and will likely not actually buy an Xbox One but I will take a free One no problem.

ajnyy24
ajnyy24

It's sad how most ppl who are nothing like yourself,a pathetic fanboy of Sony, tend to read these articles and move on.You fanboys, however, have been on a rampage desperately trying to find a Xbox one article you haven't bashed yet to put in your two garbage cents on how Titanfall is not worth it.What's weird is how if this was a year ago when it was still just the 360 and ps3 we wouldn't even be hearing you whisper bout it.Just keep your worthless comments to yourself cuz, trust me, we think your opinions are about as valuable as a homeless man's tips on the stock market.Regardless of what words you use to specifically discredit the one I'm pretty sure we all see the same thing from you, jealousy or so much disdain that don't have and won't be able to get a one and be able to join in on the fun playing Titanfall.So much of rehashing the same comments from the same crowd of ppl who, surprisingly, can only be found on the same types of article make this realization EXTREMELY easy to see...and it's honestly sad.I truly feel bad for you.

sorrowsrevenge
sorrowsrevenge

Nobody asked you. You don't have to participate. When I see a contest for something in not interested in, I just ignore it. I don't go on websites and bash it and tell everyone my negative opinion. What a dumba#}

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@jimmy_russellEx-box One and its new partner in scamming the public (aka Paystation 4) are terrible in my book. Steam and Wii U are the winners of next gen in my book.

shidib09
shidib09

@jimmy_russell WHAT? THAT MAKES NO SENSE WHAT SO EVER! YEAH!!! MICROSOFT HOW ABOUT YOU GIVE ME A GIFT CARD TO A SERVICE WHICH COMPETES WITH YOU RATHER THAN TRY TO SELL ME YOUR GAME!! YUP  GOOD IDEA! YOU SIR ARE STUPID.

Dream-on-stereo
Dream-on-stereo

I know gameing from wery begining: what i played , ping pong black & white game , Sinclear spectrum, Atari,Comodore nintendo game & watch peanny arcades ,but to make big story short i like to count generations of consoles whos living today

without disrespectance of evolution.

I like gaming! I love singplayer journeys , franatic MP!

Sorry for typo fejls, not my native:(

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

@xb_1@M3o5nsterI won't even attempt to explain the business dealing that took place to a person named "xb_1", but I can tell you this... More money > less money; especially to EA.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@KUNG-LO@SpicaAntares

Last time I answered that question I got crucified.

Jcray21
Jcray21

@Jinzo_111887@jimmy_russell So an unproven product that has yet to be released in a Steambox, because on the PC it is PC gaming still, or a Wii U which by all accounts has been a flop?

xb_1
xb_1

@M3o5nster  more money > less money, ya don't say. thanks for clearing that up for me mr/mrs monster.

xb_1
xb_1

@FoxyKyoji   no need to be sorry mr kyoji as I personally do not have any FPSes or FPS's on the market currently.