Oh, hi there. Didnít see you enter. Anyways, welcome to my humble little blog. For those of you not familiar with who I am, the nameís Brian. Iím 24 years old and hail from Findlay, Ohio. I work at the local newspaper here as a copy editor, putting my four long years of college to actual use. Kind of. I think.
For those of you who might recognize me from elsewhere, I work as Assistant Gaming Editor over at Blogcritics Gaming and as Features Editor over at Tomopop. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it because I get to do a lot of cool shit with a lot of cool people.
I've been gaming since the relatively young age of around 3 and I've played plenty of games, both good and bad. I'm continuously expanding my gaming collection, which has become more of an archive in recent years as I'm focusing on collecting older, less well-known titles. You'd honestly be surprised on what people are missing out on in bargain bins...
Other than gaming, I love anime, manga, sports, movies, TV, and a whole lot more. I also happen to have something of a legendary love for Cammy, to the point that I am the site's unofficial official Cammy fanboy. And yes, I do play as her in Street Fighter and do so quite well, too.
Also, I am Chad Concelmo's B.F.F., my prize for coming in first in The Great Retro Quiz .18 - ActRaiser. Accept no substitutes. Not even Aerox.
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Mad props to Ghost for this amazing card!
Great Retro Quiz! Results
Punch-Out! featuring Mike Tyson
Star Fox (winner)
Street Fighter II
Super Mario Kart
Donkey Kong Country
Nihon's Gallery of Hotness:
(Yes, thatís one of Dtoidís own, Hollie (a.k.a. phoenix-blood). I met her at PAX and she is awesome.)
So, I promised I'd get to this sooner, but I got sidetracked. However, I'm not delaying this anymore, as the winner and runners-up for the Does It Suck Contest are announced!
Now, I mentioned there were some categories I was judging in, but I didn't really mention them too much. That was on purpose, because I didn't want people to only write a certain way and try to get more points. I wanted people to try and do what they thought was their best job without the points coming into effect. But here were the four categories I judged on:
Content - You picked a game, included an analysis of the different parts of the game (with pictures and/or video), gave us your thoughts in an original manner and wrapped it in a neat little package.
Style - How exactly did you write? Did you try and put your own unique twist on it? Did you just copy-pasta me? Did you create something unique? Was it in legible English and not in the style of a 13-year-old on AIM, something that would have surely pissed me the fuck off? I mean, come on, most of you guys aren't that little, right? You've been through high school or college or something, right? Why the hell do people think it's cool to write like this when they're 25? Well, it's NOT! For Pete's sake-
Oh, sorry. Rambled there. Anyways...
Basic requirements - If my basic structure was followed, that was bonus points, but all of the entries ended up following my format, so this really became a neutral point.
Humor - Not only the jokes that were used, but how much they made me laugh. A Does It Suck? feature can feature humorous anecdotes or humorous takes on a game, and if you incorporated these and actually made me laugh out loud, it scored big points. This one, I think, actually broke the log jam at the top of my list and helped me pick the clear winner.
Speaking of which, it's time to announce the winner of the contest and the runners-up. They are:
Congratulations to all the winners! Your prizes will be shipping out as soon as I get a chance to collect what I need for them. Hopefully I'll be doing this sometime this week, but I'll update you if things change.
Still, even though they didn't win, there were several other awesome entries form community members, and I want to highlight all of them right now: