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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: April 06, 2008 (04:41 AM)
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Thanks to some patented "Venter Coding", the entire forums took a nose-dive and everything we've collected on this tourney over the last three months went up in flames.

(And for those looking to beat me this year, good news! So did half a dozen draft reviews I stored on my blogs forum!)

So it's time to start again. The name of this game is Alphabetic Marathon and the aim is to write a review for every letter in the alphabet by the end of the year. Plus that pesky number, which will bite everyone in the arse!

The last topic started to get a little bit cluttered, so at least the death of several years worth of activity might benefit here, so we're going to effectively start from scratch. Those joining or re-joining will keep the following in mind:

  • Keep an up-to-date listing of their progress intact. I will not be rooting through everyone's review listings to do the tally for you.


  • Make a fresh post for each new review you wish to have added to your tally to prompt me into counting it in the main league. This is so I don't need to randomly sweep through the topic counting up your progress when I don't know if any had been made.


  • If you don't list it in this topic, I don't count it.


  • I reserve the right to make up more as I go along.

    Now redraft your lists, and best of luck to all!



    WINNER: EmP - 27 Letters

    Wolfqueen - 22 Letters

    Felix - 21 Letters
    HonestGamer - 21 Letters
    Suskie - 21 Letters

    Overdrive - 17 Letters

    Dagoss - 16 Letters

    DoI - 10 letters
    Zanzard - 10 Letters

    BELISARIOS - 9 Letters

    Ashy - 8 Letters

    Genj - 6 Letters

    Boo - 5 Letters

    PP - 3 Letters

    DE - 1 Letter


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    Author: EmP (Mod)
    Posted: April 06, 2008 (12:04 PM)
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    # is for 7 Sins

    A is for Ark of Time & Art of Fighting Anthology & Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None & Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King & Alisia Dragoon

    B is for Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 & Bomberman Land Touch! 2 & Bomberman Land & Boing! Docomodake

    C is for Crazy Pig

    D is for Dracula: Origin & Dream Pinball 3D & Doom 3 & Doodle Hex

    E is for Everquest II: Rise of Kunark & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    F is for: Final Fantasy Tactics & Fantasy Wars & Football Director DS

    G is for Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core

    H is for Hurry Up Hedgehog

    I is for: Indigo Prophecy

    J is for Jewel Quest: Expeditions

    K is for Kolibri

    L is for Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

    M is for Mass Effect & Monster Madness & Mah Jong Quest: Expeditions

    N is for: No More Heroes & Nightmare Circus

    O is for Operation Thunderbolt

    P is for Prism: Light the Way & Political Machine 2008, The & PDC Darts 2008 (360) & PDC Darts 2008 (PSP) & Pony Luv

    Q is for Quake III: Arena

    R is for R-Type III & Revolution X

    S is for Sam & Max 202 & 203 & 204 & 205 & Shadowgrounds: Survivor & Splatterhouse & Secret Files: Tunguska, The & SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1

    T is for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter & Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

    U is for Utawarerumono

    V is for Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 1: Sarah Bryant

    W is for World Snooker Championship: Season 2007-08 & Wow

    X is for X COM: Terror from the Deep

    Y is for Ys Strategy

    Z is for Zoom!


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    Author: bluberry
    Posted: April 06, 2008 (12:46 PM)
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    B is for BioShock

    C is for cookie and that's good enough for me

    D is for DMC4

    F is for FEAR

    M is for MGS4

    P is for PO'ed

    I'm lazy.


    Oh no, it's a Goomba!


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    Author: wolfqueen001
    Posted: April 06, 2008 (12:54 PM)
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    Author: Felix_Arabia
    Posted: April 06, 2008 (01:15 PM)
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    - - -


    I don't have to boost my review resume because I have a real resume.


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    Author: zanzard
    Posted: April 06, 2008 (01:23 PM)
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    (No links. I'm lazy and stupid. Use the site search function.)

    B= Barkley: Shut up and Jam, Gaiden.
    G= Growl.
    I= Icewind Dale.
    M= Miracle Warriors.
    P= Phantasy Star Gaiden.
    S= Star Control 3.
    T= Third World War.
    U= Ultima: Martian Dreams.
    X= X-COM Apocalypse.
    W= Warning Forever.


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    Author: Suskie
    Posted: April 06, 2008 (01:42 PM)
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    Author: asherdeus
    Posted: April 06, 2008 (02:28 PM)
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    D - Democracy (PC), Democracy 2 (PC)
    F - Full Auto 2 (PS3)
    G - Gemsweeper (PC), Grand Theft Auto IV
    H - Half-Life 2: Episode Two (PC)
    L - Lost: Via Domus (PC)
    M - Max Payne (PC), Medal of Honor: Airborne (PC), MLB 2K8
    S - SimCity Societies (PC), Soldier of Fortune: Payback (PC)
    T - TimeShift (PC)
    Z - Zoo Tycoon 2 (DS), Zoo Tycoon 2 (PC)

    I won't link since they're posted on Thunderbolt and I don't want to seem like I'm spamming.


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    Author: honestgamer (Mod)
    Posted: April 06, 2008 (03:14 PM)
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    Remember that you can find what reviews you've contributed (to this site) by clicking on 'more' under the 'User Reviews' bar from the front page, then selecting your username and the period of time you want to go back. Simply select enough days to go back to January 1st (count on a calendar if you must). The page that displays will show all of your reviews and you can view the source to get any links you need without loading a bunch of individual pages.

    My alphabetic list of games I've reviewed this year is:

    # is for 1943: The Battle of Midway
    A is for Arkanoid DS
    B is for Bully: Scholarship Edition
    C is for The Club
    D is for Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed
    E is for El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
    F is for Furu Furu Park
    G is for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
    H is for Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
    I is for Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns
    K is for Kung Fu Panda
    L is for The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes
    M is for MX vs. ATV Untamed
    N is for Ninja Gaiden DS
    O is for Overlord: Raising Hell
    P is for Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
    R is for R-Type Command
    S is for Super Swing Golf: Season 2
    T is for Toy Shop
    W is for Women's Volleyball Championship
    Z is for Zoo Tycoon 2 DS

    I'm not listing games above that start with letters already covered, since that just needlessly complicates things.

    Current Plans: Cover 'X' and maybe 'Y' next, in no particular order.


    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

    "What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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    Author: Genj
    Posted: April 14, 2008 (07:35 PM)
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    Author: overdrive (Mod)
    Posted: April 23, 2008 (10:49 AM)
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    THE OVERDRIVTASTICAL LIST OF UNDERACHIEVMENT!

    A = Airlock

    B = Burai Fighter

    C = Castlevania: The Adventure AND Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance AND Chase the Chuckwagon AND Coryoon AND Cyberdreams

    D = Daikatana AND Double Dragon II AND Dragon Quest V

    F = Final Fantasy XII AND Flying Hero: Bugyuro no Daibouken

    J = Journey Escape

    K = Keystone Kapers AND Kirby's Dream Land

    L = The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

    M = Medal of Honor: Vanguard AND Milon's Secret Castle AND Mouse Trap

    N = NCAA Football 06

    O = Obscure: The Aftermath AND Okami

    R = Resident Evil 4 AND Rogue Galaxy

    S = Stinger AND Strike Gunner: S.T.G. AND Swordquest: Fireworld

    T = Tag Team Wrestling AND Tales of Legendia AND Toxic Crusaders

    U = Ultima: Quest of the Avatar

    W = Word Zapper

    X = Xenogears


    I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
    Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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    Author: BELISARIOS
    Posted: April 23, 2008 (11:05 AM)
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    I forgot I was in this!


    It's like jazz music born from the souls of men!


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    Author: darketernal
    Posted: May 03, 2008 (10:49 AM)
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    O = One must fall 2097


    Idemo do dna....tugo ti i ja.


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    Author: honestgamer (Mod)
    Posted: June 07, 2008 (03:07 AM)
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    Anyone else making progress on this? I have a 'K' review coming soon. No one has posted in the topic in a bit. Let's see some progress. :-D


    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

    "What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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    Author: EmP (Mod)
    Posted: June 07, 2008 (04:38 AM)
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    I keep reviewing for the same bloody letters. It's so bloody annoying to see a hige line of A and S games trickling onto the line.

    I do have a D I should have done by Monday. Then it's back to letters I already have some more with T, C and E.

    I do have a V planned now.


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    Author: Felix_Arabia
    Posted: June 07, 2008 (08:12 AM)
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    The V review is going to be the greatest review HG has ever seen. It will literally change how reviews are written. I'm getting tingly just thinking about it.


    I don't have to boost my review resume because I have a real resume.


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    Author: wolfqueen001
    Posted: June 07, 2008 (10:19 AM)
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    Really? Have you seen this review, Felix? Or is it just for a game that's like... really awesome?

    But as to progress, I've been making progress... I did just get five reviews in a month. I should have M done soon... then I'm planning G, P and H.

    Oh, also to Felix, if you haven't done this already, you should count one or more of your Panzer Dragoon reviews for P. I haven't seen taht recently.

    Also, EmP made one of the most epic titles when inputting his Ys review. Haha.


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    Author: Felix_Arabia
    Posted: June 07, 2008 (10:49 AM)
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    I have not read the review yet because EmP has yet to to write it. But I can GUARANTEE that the game is the most awesome and influential piece of excellence in the history of the university.


    I don't have to boost my review resume because I have a real resume.


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    Author: overdrive (Mod)
    Posted: June 07, 2008 (02:33 PM)
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    I've put a couple letters up for me in recent times. Well, at least one. But, I'll have two more done next week.


    I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
    Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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    Author: honestgamer (Mod)
    Posted: June 07, 2008 (02:49 PM)
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    I've written 28 reviews this year and only 17 of them count toward the alphabetic marathon. It's rather unfortunate. I'm like EmP and don't really have much time to review anything but the games we're sent with an obligation to review.

    Still, I'm at the top (for now) and loving it. I could definitely get used to this. Oh, yes. I could indeed!

    On a side note... 28 reviews. 28! My plan at the start of the year was to write maybe that many over the course of the whole year. I guess that idea is out the window...


    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

    "What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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    Author: honestgamer (Mod)
    Posted: June 17, 2008 (02:20 AM)
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    Dang it! I wrote a fresh new review tonight for a game of my choosing and it doesn't even go toward scratching another one off this list! What was I thinking?


    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

    "What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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    Author: wolfqueen001
    Posted: June 26, 2008 (12:40 PM)
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    Huh... what happened to some of the hyperlinks here...? Especially Felix's. Or is it just my connection?

    Anyway, I have 9 now... and genj has 4. >_>

    Should have ten in about a week.

    Isn't this fun?


    What espiga does in his free time
    [Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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    Author: overdrive (Mod)
    Posted: June 26, 2008 (01:09 PM)
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    And I just noticed that of all the games my best friend has let me borrow and keeps nagging me on when I'm going to finish them, all but one is for a letter I've already done. Not good.....not good at all for me.....


    I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
    Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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    Author: Suskie
    Posted: June 26, 2008 (06:37 PM)
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    This is what happens when Jason puts restrictions on our HTML usage.


    You exist because we allow it. And you will end because we demand it.


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