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Just a fair warning that:

-I've finally started my BC Racers review.

-I'm claiming WWF Raw, since I've played it on other platforms and could easily churn out a piece for it.

-I probably won't get to Brutal for a while.


Anyway, I'm glad you're revising this tradition, Jason. However, I unfortunately will not be able able to participate, as I am far too busy with school work / life in general. I'm hoping to get back into things (a little) come May, but it's hard to know if something else won't come up.

Yeah, region locking is a thing of the past. Aside from one notable exception that is.. No prizes for guessing who.

Playstation 3 is region free and NTSC/PAL video formats haven't been a concern since the rise of HDTV. The game will most certainly work in his Aussie PS3, though the price of shipping to Oz may still be a concern.

Whoever wins will need to provide a U.S. mailing address of his or her choosing where the game should be shipped. The address the winner provides at that time is entirely up to the winner.

The game being awarded is (to my knowledge) an NTSC edition that will not work on systems in Australia, Europe, or other regions. If someone who lives in Europe or Australia or elsewhere were to enter and win, that's something to keep in mind.

If Jerec wins, can I claim the prize in his honor?

Can I simply not write a review and not live in the US and still be able to win?

Reviews have to be posted here, on this site, and they have to be approved by site staff.

So, can I simply include the link here if the review has been posted on another site?

The Awakened Fate: Ultimatum (<i></i><i></i>PlayStation 3) image

Back in the early days of the site, we used to have contests and competitions all the time, and we sometimes even had prizes on the line. Lately, I've been feeling nostalgic, so I reached out to the people at NIS America to see if they might supply us with a prize so we could host another event. The good news: they agreed!

What You Could Win

Up for grabs is an NTSC (North American) copy of The Awakened Fate: Ultimatum, an upcoming RPG for PlayStation 3. As you might have guessed if you follow such things, it is the indirect sequel to The Guided Fate: Paradox. Like that game, The Awakened Fate: Ultimatum is a roguelike title, with the sort of themes and presentation that are typical of Nippon Ichi Software's efforts.

Who Is Eligible

Anyone except for me is eligible, provided that person has a U.S. address where I can ship the game. Pay attention to the next section, which tells you how to win.

How to Win

This section tells you how to win.

In order to win, you need to contribute a high-quality, original reader review to this site on or after March 1, 2015. Once staff approve that review, you need to post a link to the review as a reply in this thread.

There is a limit of one entry per individual, but you can enter early and change your entry later, as long as you have done so ahead of the deadline: 11:59PM (PST) on March 16, 2015.

Once the deadline passes, I will look over all of the reviews that have been entered, and I will choose my favorite. Then I will contact that contributor by HG Mail to get his or her address, so I can send the game. I expect to be able to send the game out on the week of March 16, and I will try to choose a winner quickly (how quickly I can do so will depend on the total number of eligible entries).

Things to Keep in Mind

Not everyone who enters will win. You need to draft a high-quality review or it will be rejected by site staff. Remember that our goal here is quality over quantity.

You can review any game you want, provided it is currently listed in the site database. Pick something you can write about in an interesting manner.

Contests like this one do require some serious effort. In the past, there haven't tended to be a lot of entries. That means that if you give it a shot, your chances of winning are pretty good... especially if you're a skilled writer.

And finally, note that I would like to offer additional contests like this one in the future. The more people participate, the more likely that is to happen, so be sure to tell your writing friends and let them in on the fun!

F: Front Mission 3 (PSX)

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
PS Vita


This may be the first year I review a W game that isn't a wrestling title (or affiliated with wresting, as was the case with WWF Betrayal). Mwhahahahahaha, Wizorb!

I'd totally laugh at you if not for the fact that 2 of the next 4-5 games I'll be reviewing are Stella Deus and Super Mario Galaxy. And another is EvilQuest. I already have S and E finished, but was underway in all 3 when I decided to give this thing another shot.

If it was up to blasted Venter I'd review nothing but S games for the rest of my life.

Game: Castle in the Darkness
Platform(s): PC
Publisher: Nicalis
Developer: Matt Kap
Genre: Action/platformer
Release Date: February 5, 2015


Here's a couple...

Title: Azure Striker Gunvolt
Platform: 3DS
Genre: Action
Developer: Inti Creates
Publisher: Inti Creates
Format: Download
Release Date: 08/20/14 (JP), 08/29/14 (NA)


Title: Quell Memento
Platform: 3DS
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: FK Digital / Fallen Tree Games
Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment
Format: Download
Release Date: 01/16/15 (NA)


Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Nintendo 3DS


This morning, tomatoman informed me that the game collection feature on the blogs was not working correctly. He would try to update the list of games he owned for a particular system, and the listings for that system would disappear.

I tested the feature myself and was able to replicate that result. I then went to work trying to find a fix, which I was fortunately able to do a few minutes later. That's the good news. The bad news is that if you updated your game list since the server switch, the glitch may have deleted your records for that system.

What was the problem? The problem is that $_HTTP_POST_VARS, which was used to pass the revised list from one page to the next, has been deprecated. No one on the web standards board consulted me on this or sent me a memo. ;-)

On the old server, the deprecated script still worked. On the new server, it does not. The solution was to simply update the source code so that it uses the $_POST function instead, which was an easy enough fix... once I knew it was a fix I needed to make.

I'm sorry this happened, and I hope that you weren't affected by the glitch before it was brought to my attention and resolved. If you were affected, please let me know ASAP and I can see about manually recovering your information for a system from a previous record stored on the old server (I will still have access to it for probably a few more days, at least). It would be a pain in the butt, but I think doable if needed.

Edit: If you added games individually by clicking to add them from game profile pages on the site, your collection should be fine. The glitch only pertained to the page in blogs that lets you view and make modifications to a list of games by placing checks in check boxes and submitting. And, as noted, that should now be functioning properly again.

I Hope the chatter isn't gone forever!

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