D+PAD launches its Christmas Countdown Competition in association with hmv.com

LONDON, UK - December 1st, 2008 - D+PAD, an independent British gaming website and online magazine, today announced the launch of its Christmas Countdown Competition in association with hmv.com, the UK&Ireland’s leading music, film and games specialist.

Starting today until December 24th, a new gaming prize will be available to win every day on D+PAD’s Christmas Countdown Calendar ( http://www.christmascountdown.dpadmagazine.com), with prizes consisting of new release games across all formats and other special surprises.

Entrants will be entered into a prize draw and one lucky winner will be chosen at random each day. But be sure to get your entries in quickly– each prize will only be available to win within the first 24 hours of the window opening!

So if you’re feeling lucky this Christmas, head over to http://www.christmascountdown.dpadmagazine.com every day between the 1st and the 24th of December to see if you can win yourself some great prizes.

For terms and conditions visit: http://www.dpadmagazine.com/christmascompetitionterms

About D+PAD

D+PAD is an independent British gaming website and PDF magazine offering print-magazine quality copy and design in one free download.

Featuring news, reviews, previews, interviews and features as well as integrated audio and video streaming, D+PAD Magazine is a great modern alternative to premium paper magazines.

More information about D+PAD can be found at http://www.dpadmagazine.com.


HMV is the UK&Ireland’s leading music, film and games specialist– offering the widest selection of new release and catalogue titles across all genres and formats– physical and digital, in a multi-channel shopping environment: in-store at over 240 shops nationwide and online and as downloadable mp3 content via hmv.com.

HMV also caters to a growing demand for Personal and Home Technology products, such as MP3 players, and for Entertainment and Popular Culture products, including t-shirts, books and licensed products.

HMV has an unrivalled heritage in retailing recorded music and entertainment products across all formats, symbolised by its iconic‘dog&gramophone’ trademark, featuring‘Nipper’.

For further information contact:

David Scammell

Editor-in-Chief, D+PAD

(+44)7725 032099


Stuart Leech

Deputy Editor, D+PAD


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