Trends with Benefits: Mostly Harmless

Don’t panic! It’s just Trends with Benefits, the weekly brainteaser from your friends at TriplePoint! TWB appears every week in our news round-up, Points of Interest, and it offers terrific prizes to readers who can puzzle their way through the challenge du jour. First crack at the prizes go to Points of Interest subscribers when the newsletter goes out on Fridays, but we’ll be sharing each week’s challenge here on our website, as well.

This week’s TWB prize is a Hothead Games Beach Towel to celebrate the upcoming Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy app, which you can win here — and then you’ll always know where it is. Read on!

Mostly Harmless
At least we know where our towels are.

Hey, sass that hoopy Hothead Games! The froods over there have been getting a lot of love for their upcoming Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, coming soon to human-friendly interfaces like the iPad. It’s an invaluable resource which will prove extremely helpful on the day we are all obliterated in the name of interstellar construction; you’ll want to be sure you’ve got a copy, plus your towel.

You don’t know where your towel is?! Unacceptable! Clearly, the solution is this week’s Trends with Benefits prize, your very own Hothead Games Beach Towel! We’ll send out one lovely swath of absorbent goodness to the reader who submits the best entry to this week’s challenge.

It’s always baffled us that so many gaming heroes manage to do so much for the world when they don’t even use a towel. Think about it — Mario goes swimming constantly, plus he has nothing to clean all of those squished goombas off of his shoes. inFamous’ Cole McGrath has a lethal aversion to moisture, yet you never see the guy dry himself off. And Rapture is loaded with puddles with live wires dangling in them, yet the denizens of Bioshock haven’t got a single towel to improve their chances for survival.

To enter this week’s Trends with Benefits, submit your own list of three games whose characters would benefit tremendously from the use of a towel. If your entry is the most original, you’ll receive one of your own!

Email your answers to our Content Manager. Good Luck!