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Hypno's Monthly Community Giveaway: December 2016

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A Christmas miracle!

{Contest ends tonight at Midnight EST. Make sure to get your entry in before its too late! (This means you, Robo Panda Z. If you don't get your entry in on time, I'll be very disappointed in you.)}

Ahh, December. A month filled with emotions: the joy of the holidays, the warmth of getting together with family and friends, and the seething rage which spawns from department stores playing "Frosty the Snowman" on an infinite loop beginning December 1st. It is my pleasure to (hopefully!) add to the good vibes December has to offer with another one of my giveaways! *Applause* I know, I know, exciting stuff. Things have been rolling with these monthly giveaways, and through the glory of Humble Bundle in addition to some generous donations from members of our community, the pool of games being offered has grown to a considerable size!

Now, I'm sure I've said things like this a million times before, so I'll keep it short this time: You all have impacted my life in ways that I can't quite put into words. I went through a real rough time in middle/high school, and after starting college it was to the point that I barely left my room for anything other than going to class. However, after becoming a part of this community, and getting so much support and love from so many people, I've been able to make progress towards getting out of my shell. I've been able to openly express myself here, without much fear of being criticized or judged harshly, which is a huge help with working on my self confidence. It's simply humbling to think that just 6 months ago, almost nobody here had a clue who I was, yet now (hopefully I'm not blowing things out of proportion, God that would be really mortifying,) I feel like one of the more well known voices in our little community. Additionally, I've been to 4 concerts in the past 3 months alone, I talk to friends on a daily basis now instead of not at all, and I've even made a new best friend in Malthor. At the risk of embarassing both of us publicly, it's like it was a friendship made to be. I've never in my life met another person who is so easy to talk to and who I get along with so well. It's feels almost as if we're the same person sometimes, and I just can't express enough how great it's been talking to him every day for the past 6 months. Well, somehow "I'll keep it short" turned into 263 words, so I'll cut myself off before I turn this giveaway into a complete disaster. Long story short, I do these giveaways as my own sort of thank you to all the great folks around here, and I hope the topic this month is a fun one. <3

Yes, the topic for the December giveaway! I initially contemplated doing some sort of holiday centric theme for December, but ended up asking you all directly what you would like to see, and the answer was nearly unanimous: another creative contest! However, I think I'll take iam16bit's advice to heart, and rotate between creative, community themed contests and more introspective, touchy feely contests on a monthly basis. Now, with all that out of the way, here is the contest for December: 
You have been put in charge of creating a Desctructoid television series. It is your job to write a plot for the show, as well as selecting members of the community to cast as characters in the series. 
There is no required length or format.

Rules:

1)
You must write a plot for a Destructoid television series. Choose community members (or staff members) and craft a basic plot around them. Other than that, go hog wild. 

2)
You must include a list of your cast members, and note what role they play.

3)
While there are no format or length requirements, it should be taken into consideration that the more your plot ties into community lore, the better.

4)
Be nice (relatively speaking) and have fun.

5)
Include what game you want in your post. Due to financial constraints, there is unfortunately no giftcard raffle this month.

6) All entries must be submitted by 1/1/2017 at 12:00AM (EST) 

Perhaps it's just me being neurotic as always, but I feel that the (relative) complexity of this month's contest warrants an example, doubly so when considering I just about lost my mind trying to think of a way to properly describe what I'm looking for. 

Example Entry:

-Hypno Coffin as The Handsome Protagonist
-Malthor as the Almost-as-Handsome Sidekick
-TheBlondeBass as the Occasionally Honorable Resistance Leader
-Torchman as the Nefarious Robot Fucker

The year is 20XX. Life as we once knew it is at the verge of extinction, due to the Great Nep War, which was brought upon by the Nep Nep Power Struggle of 2016. After countless years of intensive, brutal warfare, the global human population has been reduced to just under 10 million, and a victor has risen: Torchman. The occasionally honorable leader of the Mecha resistance, TheBlondeBass, was too preoccupied with jerking his ding dong to Paper Mario and Steins;Gate 0 to be bothered to do a damn thing, and so the incredibly handsome and humble Hypno Coffin and his almost as handsome partner in justice, Malthor, have taken it upon themselves to take down the robot-fucking tyrant through any means necessary.


Note: This is simply a quick example. Your entry can be as detail laced, or as detail free as you see fit. However, since I will personally be choosing my favorite entries as winners this month, the more detail, the better.


Prizes: *All for PC unless otherwise specified*

-Action Henk
-Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders

-Assault Android Cactus
-Back to Bed
-Bastion***1

-Beyond Eyes
-BIT.TRIP Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
-BROFORCE***
-Broken Age
-Choplifter HD
-Company of Heroes 1&2 Bundle***
-Concrete Jungle
-Day of the Tentacle Remastered***
-Deponia Doomsday
-Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen***
-Environmental Station Alpha***
-The Excapists Bundle
-Five Nights at Freddy's 32
-The Flame in the Flood
-Frog Climbers
-Goat Simulator
-Grim Fandango Remastered***
-GUILTY GEAR XX ACORE CORE PLUS R
-Guns of Icarus Online (Collector's Edition)
-Hacknet
-Home2
-INK
-Kathy Rain
-Kholat
-Legend of Grimrock 2***
-Lumino City
-Massive Chalice
-Minion Masters
-Mordheim City of the Damned***
-Necromonads
-Neverwinter Enthusiast Pack
-Odallus: The Dark Call
-Oniken
-Out of the Park Baseball 17
-Pirate Pop Plus
-Plantera
-Psychonauts***
-Punch Club
-Quadle
-Road to Ballhalla
-RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack***
-RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe
-room13
-Runestone Keeper
-Shadow Warrior (2013) (Terry 309 sprang in just in the nick of time to claim his prize from the October giveaway!)

-Shadwen
-Solstice
-Spaera
-Starseed Pilgrim
-Stronghold Crusader 2
-Styx: Master of Shadows***
-Technobabylon
-THOTH
-Tick Tock Isle
-TIS-100
-Titan Souls***
-Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found
-Train Simulator 2016
-Train Valley
-Unbox
-Volume
-Westerado: Double Barreled
-Western Press + Character DLC
-The Yawhg

[***
indicates that the game is either well known/well recieved, and/or if I personally recommend it.]

Donations:

-Steins;Gate [available for PC, iOS, PS3, Vita, PS4] (Donated by TheBlondeBass)3 


-Rayman 1/2/3 Bundle (Donated by TheBlondeBass)

-Spec Ops: The Line (Donated by Radical Yoseph)

-Twisty's Asylum Excapades (Donated by Twisted Jenius)

-Verdun [PS4] (Donated by Mike Martin)

-Neon Chrome (Donated by Mike Martin)

-Jet Set Knights (Donated by Mike Martin)

-Huntsman: Winter's Curse (Donated by Mike Martin)

-Unrest (Donated by Dwavenhobble)

-Home (Donated by Dwavenhobble)1

-Uncanny Valley (Donated by Dwavenhobble)

-Poker Night At The Inventory (Donated by Dwavenhobble)

-Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series (Donated by Dwavenhobble)

-Five Nights at Freddy's 3 (Donated by Dwavenhobble)1

-Risen 3: Titan Lords (Donated by Dwavenhobble)

-Contagion (Donated by Dwavenhobble)

-Insurgency (Donated by Dwavenhobble)

-The Masterplan (Donated by Dwavenhobble)


Notes -
1 indicates that this game was previously chosen as a prize, but was never accepted/redeemed. Any prizes that are not accepted/redeemed within 2 months of being given out will be put back into the prize pool, where others will be able to grab it. If the original winner contacts me about their prize after the 2 month window, and nobody else has asked for the game, they will be able to have a second chance to claim it.
2 indicates that there are two copies of the game being given away, with one being from my own library of codes, and the other having been donated. In the event the someone should choose one of these games as a prize, the copy that has been donated will be given away first.
3 indicates that I am not able to give this game away on my own, and should this prize be chosen, the winner will need to contact TheBlondeBass to recieve their game.


This ended up being much, much longer than I intended for it to be, but that's just the way it goes. I'm crossing my fingers that I did an adequate job of detailing what's expected for entries to this month's contest, but if there are any questions or concerns about this month's giveaway, I urge you to send your questions/concerns/love letters to my Dtoid inbox, or leave them in the comments to this blog. I hope all of you are doing well, and if not, shoot me a message if you need someone to talk to! I guarantee you that I'm much less strange in a normal conversation, and I can even be serious and well articulated from time to time!

- "K is for Kid, a guy or gal just like you. Don't be in such a hurry to grow up, since there's nothin' a kid can't do." - Bastion


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Anthony Marzano   18
Chris Moyse   16
Kevin Mersereau   16
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About Hypno one of us since 7:55 PM on 08.15.2014


"K is for Kid, a guy or gal just like you. Don't be in such a hurry to grow up, since there's nothin' a kid can't do." - Bastion


Somehow I was a Community Manager, but now I'm just a mod boy, I need no sympathy.
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Where to reach me:
Steam: Hypno Coffin (Your best bet)
Battlenet: HypnoCoffin#1172
League of Legends: MoontouchedBread (NA server)
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Big List of Favorites:
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--Favorite Games:
Bastion
Unravel
Fallout: New Vegas
Metro: 2033
Borderlands
INSIDE
Transistor
Bloodborne
Ori and the Blind Forest
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth/Afterbirth/+
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Pokemon Colosseum/XD
Pikmin 2
Okami
Cave Story+
Risk of Rain
Dishonored
Terraria
Pillars of Eternity
Pyre
Night in the Woods
Enter the Gungeon
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Monster Hunter World
Tomb of Friends
Halo 1/2/3/ODST/Reach

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--Favorite Bands/Artists:
Streetlight Manifesto
Cage The Elephant
Talking Heads
Crywank
Steely Dan
Hop Along
Nataly Dawn
Toh Kay
Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution
The Aquabats
Brackish Water Jamboree ;)
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--Favorite Anime:
Kyousougiga
Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope)
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei (The Tatami Galaxy)
Perfect Blue
Ghost in the Shell
Ping Pong The Animation
Mushishi
Katanagatari
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
NHK ni Youkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K.)
FLCL / Fooly Cooly
Serial Experiments Lain
Samurai Champloo
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--Favorite Films/Television series:
Requiem for a Dream
Adaptation
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Memento
Beetlejuice
Five Easy Pieces
A Coffee in Berlin
In the Heat of the Night
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ed Wood
Breaking Bad
Arrested Development
Better Call Saul
Broadchurch S1
True Detective S1
It Follows
Swiss Army Man
The VVitch
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Big thanks to Dangus Taargus (who looks like a male model, by the way) for immortalizing my signature Chiyo frown in 8-Bit glory.