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Exclusive: Your final chance to win one of those Skyrim plushy hats!
by Chris Hawke

Competition closed, and winners announced here. Thanks to all who entered!

Almost a week ago, we gave you the chance to win one of six Skyrim plushy helmets. The competition was a resounding success, and we thank each and every one of you who joined in. But those hats were snapped up, winners were told, and that was that.

But we at Gamer's Guide to like to surprise. And, alongside our beautiful new design, we're giving you the chance to win a Skyrim plushy hat all over again, courtesy of the lovely people at Bethesda. And it may just be your last ever chance.

You probably know the drill; you enter for the chance to win one of the two remaining Skyrim pushy helmets we have - and, as far as we know, the last ones Bethesda had in stock. This is your final opportunity to be a part of history, a part of something special. Since we've had time to discover more about these helmets and their magical powers of awesomeness, here is a new list of their incredible powers:

Put a helmet on a cat, and it'll turn into a Khajiit. Put it on a kitten, it turns into the cutest Khajiit you've ever seen. Ever.

Put the helmet on a tree at sundown, and there's a chance a wild Bosmer will appear. And then shoot you with an arrow.

Put a helmet on a nerd, he'll become a Nord.

Put a helmet on a dork, he'll become an Orc.

Put the helmet on at midnight and say 'Candyman' three times, and myth has it that Todd Howard will appear, and will lull you to sleep with his warm, cosy voice.

Put the helmet on in public, and become Dragonborn.

Want to see what it looks like on a half-person, half-glitter-zombie? It's a good thing that we have just the image for you, then.

Note: we have no idea what is happening in this picture. You'll get the awesome hat, but we won't smear you in dirt and put glitter in your mouth. We have some dignity.

So, how do you get your hands on the last of these rare artefacts?

To enter, all you need do is tweet the following message using an unprotected, personal Twitter account, and follow our sister site's Twitter account at @systemlinkblog:

RT and follow @systemlinkblog to win 1 of the last 2 Skyrim plush helmets, courtesy of Bethesda! Details and terms:

You asked, and we listened. Since some of you seem to have an acute fear of social networking, we've decided to open the competition to permit e-mail entries, as well. Whilst Twitter is by far the faster, easier and arguably better way of entering, we never leave a man behind. If you must, send us an e-mail at, with the subject line as Skyrim plush helmet competition entry. You will be treated to exactly the same random chance as those who enter via Twitter, and that's a promise. Please note: only one entry option is allowed. If you enter via Twitter and E-mail, we will only count one form of entry.

And, finally, we've taken the big choice to make this competition worldwide. Whilst it'll undoubtedly cost us a bomb to ship out to the furthest reaches of Antarctica, we can't put a price on a fan's happiness*.

There you have it. This is the last Skyrim competition we'll ever do, so make sure you're part of it. The competition will close at 11:59pm GMT on Wednesday 9th November, with winners chosen on Thursday 10th.

* We can, and it's anything upwards of £14.99


Terms and conditions:

  • Entrants must submit their entries by no later than 11:59pm GMT on Wednesday, 9th November, 2011.
  • Winners will be chosen at random on Thursday, 10th November, 2011.
  • There will be two chosen winners, and each winner will receive one Skyrim plush helmet.
  • The prize consists of one Skyrim plush helmet.
  • There is no alternative prize and the prize may not be exchanged for any other item, nor any monetary amount.
  • Entrants must follow both the SystemLink Twitter account ( and retweet the given message in order for their entry to be valid.
  • The Gamer's Guide to Life Network reserves the right to withhold prizes for any reason it sees fit.
  • The immediate families of Gamer's Guide to Life Network staff are prohibited from entering, as are past and present members of the Network.
  • The prize will be shipped to directly from the Gamer's Guide to Life Network, and thus winners will need to contact us to provide shipping details.
  • Entrants must enter the competition using a regularly-updated, non-spam personal Twitter account, which is not set up merely for competition entries and/or promotional purposes.
  • Following the competition, the winner will be required to contact a given Gamer's Guide to Life Network representative in order to provide the details we need to have the helmets dispatched.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed in any other form than the prize designated.
  • The Gamer's Guide to Life Network reserves the right to refuse entry to winners if they see fit.
  • The Gamer's Guide to Life Network redeems the right to change, edit or otherwise add to or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time.

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- Chris Hawke

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