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Obligatory Copy and Paste of the contest stuff and prize pitch!
Now, for this one, I've decided we'll do something a little bit different. Like always, I'm going to come up with a random, painful, or otherwise aggravating task for you, the contestant, to participate in! Or, in this case, five tasks! To win Gears 3 Epic Edition and action figures!
But what's that?
I already pre-ordered Gears of War 3, this contest sucks!
In that case, you're in luck! Should you possess an inferior, regular edition of Gears 3 or a slightly cooler, but not prohibitively awesome edition of Gears 3, I will pay you the cash value of the copy you ordered (if you don't have anyone to give it to because you're nice), because yes, I am that awesome!
Yes, even if you've pre-ordered Gears of War 3, you're going to make out like a damned champion!
For the prize, I'm going to begin by pre-ordering the contest winner a copy of the $150, holycrapexpensive! edition of Gears 3. If the contest winner has already ordered a copy, I will reimburse them for the full cost of it, plus shipping to me, the moment their inferior, not awesome copy is in my hands.
I'm not done. I mentioned action figures, right?
Beyond this already-awesome offer, I will be ordering the winner of the contest any five Gears of War action figures available on sale between $10 and $20.
This is a total prize worth, potentially, $200 to $250 before I buy the contest winner's copy of Gears of War 3 from them.
Now, I'm not sure exactly what "tasks" I'm going to have each person partake in beyond the first, but I do know two things:
1) Each "task" is going to have the following point values:
-First Place: 6 Points
-Second Place: 4 Points
-Third Place: 3 Points
-Fourth Place or worse: 1 Point
If you don't participate in a task, you get nothing, so participation, however elementary, could mean the difference between winning and losing!
2) There will be a total of four tasks. The theoretical "best" for this competition is 26 points, but I honestly expect the winner to be ranging in the 10-20 range.
Okay, so this project is far too ambitious, so I've got a more simple scoring method for the remainder. For the next three FNFs, I'm going to be available. Each night is going to have a theme: Fighting Games, or Shooters, or whatever. So tomorrow, it's going to be Fighting games.
How the fighting games section is going to work is simple: You face me in a best of seven matches, and the people who do the best get ranked the best. If there's a tie (i.e. Caiters kills me seven times in a row in SFIV and then Blasto does the same in MvC3), the top players get equal points and share 1st place.
I have the following fighters for my Xbox 360:
-Dead or Alive 4
-Super Street Fighter 4
-Marvel vs Capcom 3
-King of Fighters XII
-Soul Caliber 4 (and fuck you, no Yoda)
And on the XBLA side, I've got:
-King of Fighters 2002 Ultimate Match
-Marvel vs Capcom 2
-Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
-Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting
-Street Fighter 2 HD Remix
If, for some reason, you'll be unavailable tomorrow night to challenge me, I'll do my best to make myself available to you before next Friday. Likewise if you want to face me in a game I don't have, I'll endeavor to get it, but don't bank on it. But it won't hurt to ask.
And an important rule... You only get one shot, ladies and gentlemen. If you happen to pick a game I'm really good at, well, that's your own damned bad luck.