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The winner of the battle of the E3 2012 predictions!


4:00 PM on 06.14.2012
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Before E3, I posted Destructoid's annual E3 predictions. It was an epic competition for the ages. A competition even more brutal than the Thunderdome, Hunger Games, and Battle Royale COMBINED!

I asked a videogame analyst (Jesse Divnich), a gamer (Bill Platt), a toddler (Sadie), a horse (Ciel), and a coin (nickel) the same 50 questions provided by the lovely Destructoid community. These five contestants answered the yes or no questions to see who could come up with the most accurate predictions for E3.

Now that E3 is over, the results are in ... and we have a winner! Of the five competitors, who emerged victorious? Who made the most accurate E3 2012 predictions? I am so ridiculously excited, and I already know the results!

 


  If you want to get the details of how these questions were asked and the answers that were given, you can read the original predictions post right here.

For this follow-up post, I will just get to the results. Because that's why you all are here, right?

Here is a chart of which contestants made which predictions, and the results based on what was announced at E3. Remember, these things could happen eventually, but if they weren't talked about at E3, the result is "no."

The original questions are on the left; results on the right. The correct predictions are highlighted in yellow, while the incorrect answers are in grey.

After counting up all the correct answers, the winner is ...

THE GAMER!

Congratulation to Bill Platt on an outstanding victory! Nice job!

But, as you can see, it was a close race between the gamer and the analyst. Only one correct answer separated the two!

In a surprise, the horse and coin both put up some pretty solid numbers as well.

Sorry, Sadie the toddler. You are so unbelievably cute -- and your positivity is infectious! -- but all those "yes" answers were your downfall.

Here is an exact percentage breakdown of how many predictions each contestant got correct:

The analyst - 38 out of 50 correct. 76%
The gamer - 39 out of 50 correct. 78%
The toddler - 11 out of 50 correct. 22%
The horse - 25 out of 50 correct. 50%
The coin - 22 out of 50 correct. 44%

What do you think of the results? Did you pick the correct winner? Who were you rooting for? Are you surprised by any of this, or were you expecting the gamer to take it?

It was an interesting E3. Only 11 and a half more months until next year! I am excited already.

[UPDATE: The analyst, Jess Divnich, is such an amazing guy. To congratulate the gamer, he is donating $200 to Child's Play in Bill Platt's name and buying him a game of his choosing. CLASS ACT!]






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