Big Huge Games is in the final stretch with Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, and Microsoft will soon announce that the game has gone gold. But a select group of GameSpot Complete members won't have to wait for the late April retail release to get their hands on the game.
Starting next week, GameSpot subscribers will be able to sign up for a chance to win one of 100 gold copies and get an early look at Rise of Nations' upcoming expansion pack. The 100 winners will be sent gold discs a week before the retail release--at the same time as advance press copies are mailed out. In addition, one winner will be randomly selected to receive autographed copies of both the original game and Thrones & Patriots signed by Big Huge Games. The contest is open only to paying GameSpot Complete subscribers that reside in the US or Canada.
Check back early next week for more details.