Game Systems I Own (In Order of Acquisition) Nintendo
Game of the Year Awards 2008: Braid 2007: Portal 2006: Half-Life 2: Episode One 2005: Psychonauts 2004: Half-Life 2 2003: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 2002: Metroid Prime 2001: Final Fantasy X 2000: Chrono Cross 1999: Final Fantasy VIII 1998: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1997: Final Fantasy VII 1996: Super Mario 64 1995: Chrono Trigger 1994: Donkey Kong Country 1993: Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle 1992: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1991: Super Mario World 1990: Super Mario Bros. 3 1989: Duck Tales 1988: Contra 1987: The Legend of Zelda 1986: Metroid 1985: Super Mario Bros. 1984: Castle Adventure
Honorable Mentions 2008: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, World of Goo, Fallout 3 2007: Super Mario Galaxy, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, BioShock, Mass Effect, Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure 2006: Okami, Oblivion 2005: Shadow of the Colossus 2004: World of Warcraft, Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Thief: Deadly Shadows, Far Cry 2003: Beyond Good & Evil, Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic, Deus Ex: Invisible War 2002: Morrowind, Kingdom hearts, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Timesplitters 2 2001: Shadow Hearts, ICO 2000: The Legend of Dragoon, Vagrant Story, Perfect Dark 1999: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, Planescape: Torment 1998: Grim Fandango 1997: GoldenEye 007 1996: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Super Mario RPG 1995: Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 1994: Super Metroid, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1992: Super Mario Kart 1990: Star Tropics, The Secret of Monkey Island 1989: A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia 1988: Super Mario Bros. 2, Double Dragon, Mega Man 2 1987: Mega Man
So, I'm heading to PAX late tonight (early tomorrow, really) and am feeling generous. If you look at the attendee list you'd think just about every Dtoider is going. However, if you're one of the miserable few who was unable to make it this year, here's your chance to get something out of it.
If you post here telling me why you're not going this year you'll be entered to win a prize. What prize, you ask? I have no idea, but I'm loaded down with cash and looking to buy a ton of swag. I'll post an update from the convention sometime this weekend with details (and photos!) of what you'll be vying for, hopefully announcing the winner sometime early next week.
And not to worry, this isn't a scam or anything, I'm just really looking forward to the show and would like a spread a bit of the joy where I can.
EDIT 8/29/2008: 8:45 PM EST:
So, I know what I'm going to give the winner, but I'm not going to say quite yet what it is. I'm writing this from the the convention after owning some zombies in Left 4 Dead, and when I get around to taking photos and get back home, I'll post and announce the winner. Don't worry, doesn't matter where in the world you live, if you win, you'll get your prize. And in order to be fair, I wrote a quick computer program that'll randomly select the winner. Only people who have posted in this thread by 9:00 PM EST on Sunday will be eligible. Good luck!