Razer stiffs ‘Mass Effect’ video game fans on hardware giveaway


Plans for the Razer giveaway started in June of last year, according to the Reddit moderator who helped coordinate it. As of January, the prizes still hadn’t gone out. — Photo by Higor Hanschen on Unsplash

Julia Harris doesn’t normally win a lot of contests. But when she saw a Reddit post in August announcing that the video game hardware company Razer Inc was giving away accessories to fans of the game Mass Effect, she figured she’d try her luck.

Harris, a 28-year-old accountant who lives in Montana, wrote up a paragraph about her love for the science-fiction franchise published by Electronic Arts Inc. A few days later, a Reddit Inc moderator informed her that she was one of 10 winners. She was elated to learn she’d be getting a new US$100 (RM420) video game controller from Razer. “It felt pretty special,” Harris said in an interview.

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