Cabelas Advertising Echoes Advent Rising

When was the last time a large cash prize awarded to the first player to find a hidden item in a game was used to entice gamers into a purchase of said game? The first game that comes to mind is Advent Rising, that neat little scifi game from Majesco that I keep looking for at Bookmans. Though the $50,000 offered in the ad for Cabelas: Big Game Hunter 2012 above is considerably lower than the $1,000,000 prize that was going to be offered for finding the hidden symbol in Advent Rising, this contest will hopefully not be cancelled due to Xbox Live’s global time synching.

As a side note, I was honestly hoping that the line “Uh, Steve? This is weird…” would have been followed up by “What? You shoot humans all the time in your games!”