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Updated below with answer, winner and prize

This week’s Name That Tech Tune contest comes with a mystery prize. It’s a mystery because the prize is related to the answer, and naming the prize is would give away the answer. But we can say that fans of the answer will be very excited about the prize.

If you’re interested in having a chance to win the mystery prize, first listen to the sound below. Here’s the question: What is the name of the video game that was advertised in a highly regarded commercial that featured this song?

(Here’s the MP3 for anyone who has issues with the player.)

If you know the answer, send it to From the pool of correct answers, we’ll pick one person at random to win the prize.

For an extra little clue, and a hint about the prize, listen below to the Name that Tech Tune segment from this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast.

Here’s that MP3.

If you know the name of the video game, send it to We’ll give the answer and name the winner on the site and the show next weekend.

Update, Oct. 7: The answer is Gears of War. The song, the Gary Jules version of “Mad World,” was used in an ad for Gears of War 2, below. Congrats to our winner, Phil Smith, whose name was selected at random from the 38 correct answers we received. He gets a Gears of War 3 Limited Edition game. Thanks to everyone who played!

Check back for this week’s show on GeekWire this weekend, or tune in at 7 a.m. Saturday morning on KIRO-FM in Seattle. You can also get every episode of the GeekWire show using this RSS feed, or by subscribing in iTunes or Zune. We’ll be assessing the meaning of the Kindle Fire and talking with Dave Schappell of TeachStreet, an organizer of this weekend’s Startup Weekend Seattle EDU, about the progress of technology in all types of learning.

By the way, the answer to last week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge was HP — the large tech company that now employs former Presidents of the The United States “guitbassist” Dave Dederer. (HP acquired the Seattle company, Melodeo, where Dederer previously worked.)

Congrats to everyone who got it right and to our winner, Richard Burte, whose name was chosen at random from the pool of correct submissions. We’re mailing Richard a copy of Stumptown Volume 1 signed by the comic’s artist, Matthew Southworth, and our other guest from last week’s show, William “Greatest American Hero” Katt. (Pictured below.) Pretty cool, huh?

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