Win! One Of 30 Double Passes To The Triple 9 Preview

Win! One Of 30 Double Passes To The Triple 9 Preview

Here’s a big one guys! We’ve partnered with Roadshow Films to book out an entire movie theatre for the Australian preview of Triple 9, for the readers of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku.

Lifehacker is giving away 30 double to the March 2nd preview (in Sydney only, sorry guys), a day before Triple 9 opens Australia-wide. Here’s how to enter:

In the comments below, tell us about a time you overcame the odds — in 25 words or less — more if you’re keen — but you don’t have to. Pull off a killer presentation you didn’t think you would? Outlast 30 foes in your favourite video game? Did you overcome stomach bugs to hike Machu Picchu? The most fun and creative entries will win. Keep it clean.

  • Entries close at 10am on Monday the 29th of February and winners will be contacted later that day ahead of the screening the evening of Wednesday 2nd.
  • Each double pass is valued at $50.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town. Starring Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Clifton Collins Jr, Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot.

The screening will take place on Wednesday 2nd March at Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney. Winners need to bring photo ID and arrive early for a 6:30pm start to avoid disappointment. We’ve slightly oversubscribed to ensure a full house, but if you miss out, we’ll give you an in-season pass (in person only) to Triple 9.

You can give yourself a better shot at winning by entering on Gizmodo and Kotaku as well.

Win! One Of 30 Double Passes To The Triple 9 Preview
Win! One Of 30 Double Passes To The Triple 9 Preview


  • I once overcame the odds of winning double passes to a movie premier despite having literally no good stories to tell – I’m at work, it’s 1pm and my mind has shut down like one of those water drinking birds.

    I’m in a relationship with Danse on Fallout 4? That’s all I’ve got but I’m proud of it.

  • Buckle your seat belts, lads. We’re going on a feels trip!

    When I was 13 years old, riding my brothers bike to school one morning, which I’d inconveniently forgotten had no brakes, I came screaming out of a hidden sidewalk and unable to stop or slow down I promptly got collected by a ute! Mangled my hand, broke my leg in 5 places and whilst crawling off the road managed to contract a very rare form of flesh eating bacteria.

    And if you think breaking a leg or ripping half your hand off was painful, you have no idea what it feels like to have dead flesh scraped off of a rotting wound.

    But after 4 months in hospital and 6 months in rehab learning how to walk and write again, I consider myself very lucky, and am very happy to still be upright and breathing!

    I’ll never forget the look on mums face the first time she saw me walking without crutches.

    • I had a big soccer game the day after my dentist surgery.I had all four wisdom teeth removed.I still has sore numb pain in my mouth /gums.I played strong and we won and I got a bad ankle injury.I had a sore body all over but we celebrated with drinks.

  • Eight feet above a basement on a 2 inch wide beam knocking off joists. Swung the sledge hammer and it deflected off a window sill onto my foot. Extreme… pain… Somehow did not fall. Got off the beam. Two days later walked up the Staircase to the top of Bogong and back down. Yes it was painful. X-Ray on the Monday – broken bone in my foot.

    Don’t want the tickets thanks.

  • By getting a job offer after applying for a admin role on Seek, which probably attracted hundreds of applications, I thought I might not have the relevant past experience to be shortlisted, I guess I did reasonably well in the interview though.

  • Hiking and climbing up Mt Fuji and seriously feeling the altitude with every step I took during the last parts towards the summit. Then needing to hiking/climb back down to the base in pitch black darkness and pouring rain.

  • Surviving a white-knuckled drive to school on the morning of my toughest HSC exam with a gigantic huntsman trying to muscle it’s way through the driver side window, and coming home at the end of the day with an almost Band-6 result. Adrenaline baby!

  • This one time at band camp I was out numbered 3 to 1… Wait that might not be safe for work…
    How about a more PG story… My brother and I used to love medal of honor on the 360, we got so shockingly good at such a poor game we could turn a game of rush around together and drive the players on the enemy team to send us hate mail.
    We used to laugh and collect the messages like Pokémon.

  • I beat the odds by becoming a lawyer. I was diagnosed with epilepsy in primary school, and my neurologist said that kids like me typically don’t finish school. I ended up going to a selective high school, then doing a double degree at uni and becoming a human rights lawyer.

  • In second grade, I “accidentally” got put in a running race with the seniors who were all about three times bigger than me (I’m pretty sure the teacher did it as a joke.) I came second last. Not exactly beating the odds, but a pretty good result nonetheless.

  • After learning of the passing of a close family friend I decided, completely out of the blue, to climb the nearest mountain – mt warning in northern NSW.

    I’ve never hiked or even done much distance walking, and despite arriving “too late to walk up & down” before dark, constantly considering turning back, only bringing 600ml of water, being slightly overweight, wearing high-top sneakers and jeans, considering turning around at every quarter-way checkpoint – I made it to the top and spent a good half hour staring at the view and reminiscing on the good times with said family friend.

    While it may not be the most epic hike in the world, with zero training or idea of what I was getting myself into, I had no right to make it up. But I did and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

  •  had terrible nausea and was at home with my 2yr old. Racing to get to the toilet, I yell to my son, “Mummy’s gonna be sick, quick!” He hands me a bowl. In goes the spew. Hubby gets home right then, nearly eats it.

    We were having stew.

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