So, Paddy and I are of varying levels of cool. You can see that from the image above from our awesome visual style. It might be down to the specs we wear, it might not be - who knows? We're unique so let's leave it at that for now.
Whilst the specs seen above are a one of a kind (sorry) the folks over at GUNNAR Optiks today announced a deal to bring some of their range of specs to GameStop stores across the US. Gunnar have given us four pairs of what they call their 'advanced gaming eyewear' to give away to the Polygon community; with two sets of their Vayper style, and two of the Intercept style up for grabs. Here's a little bit about both the two styles:
Agency approved. Retro classic frame fused with futuristic technology, INTERCEPT completes the line between style and science. Multi- barrel hinges anchor injected temples. An ergonomically balanced frame supports precision optics. Polished logo plates create low-key accents subtle enough for any undercover recruit.
This style is available in Onyx (black).
Beyond featherweight, the VAYPER, sports ultra-slim temples, single piece front design, and interchangeable SocketsTM. With smooth styling and a wider fit, this frame disappears the instant you slip it on. Adjustable silicone nose pads and structural flexibility give the frame an ability to adapt to any face. urability comes from high tensile, low carbon steel and polymer injected components. With the VAYPER, you won't err.
HOW TO WIN
Simple. We want you to use photoshop/GIMP/Paint+ or whatever you normally do to improve this image (seen below). You can add ninja masks, Mario Fire Flowers, or whatever. Heck you can add Gunnar specs, crowns, or anything else safe for work because we're whilst we're generally good sports about self mockery and fun there's a line.
Don't cross it please. Remember the community guidelines apply at all times.
Just post your image in the comments below and we'll choose the two most recommended by the community (you'll need an account to click the rec' button), and the two that made us chuckle the most. Feel free to comment on each others entries.
ELIGIBILITY, LEGAL STUFF
There's only one entry allowed per person, so make it a good one.
For a physical contest first this contest is open to anyone living in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom so if you're a winner Gunnar will ship direct to your door (with tracking provided so you can stalk that package so your dog doesn't run off with stuff).
The contest is now closed to new entries. You'll be able to vote until 23:59 Pacific on Sunday 14th July. Winners will be announced on Monday. Entries will be independently verified to confirm legitimate vote counts, and false votes under duplicate accounts will be discarded as per the community guideline which states an individual is allowed one account across Vox Media sites (Polygon, The Verge, SBNation etc.)
As is always the case giveaways of products are not, and should never be considered, endorsements of the companies involved or their products as per the Polygon Ethics Statement.
For those who don't manage to win a set of Gunnar Optiks you can also get these specific styles in any of the 450 GameStop stores across the United States, via the Gunnar site, and via the GameStop website where they're selling other ranges not available in store.
I imagine the former is like going into Specsavers for corrective apparatus, but with videogames. That sounds more fun when placed in context. Good luck people.