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Author: jerec
Posted: July 26, 2009 (07:45 PM)
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That sounds like it. From the Jerec Archive:

Bbobb vs. Broc

Bobís review hooked me in with the quick, snappy introduction, and it did a very good job of telling me why this violent game is flawed. I was interested in this game, once upon a time, but after reading this, I have no doubts about its mediocrity now. The conclusion is also brilliantly done, and slams the game that one, final time. Brocís review is a quick, energetic, and incredibly humourous look at Mario 64. Thereís a lot of charm, and Broc even finds new ways to describe the game that had been reviewed to death in the last 9 years. Itís another close call.

Winner: BROC


I can avoid death by not having a life.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: July 26, 2009 (11:05 PM)
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Wow, good job, Beli! You totally showed me!

Anyway.

Thanks once again to the judges for another round of impeccable results, and thanks to my teammates for hanging in there. I'd normally take this time to congratulate OD's team for being the first to bring us down but I still think those match-ups were cowardly so fuck you guys.


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


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: July 27, 2009 (07:21 PM)
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Sun Tzu would have something to say about that.


"Either, sir, you're an ass or you're masquerading as one."
- Nero Wolfe


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Author: BELISARIOS
Posted: July 27, 2009 (07:38 PM)
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I did show you, Suskie! My sacrifice led to your team's defeat. It also indicates how much of a cry baby you are, wah wah wah HAHA!


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Author: Suskie
Posted: July 27, 2009 (10:13 PM)
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If it makes you feel any better, I would've said the same thing if we'd won, because win or lose, a coward is still a coward. But as long as you're comfortable with your captain disregarding you and feeding you to the wolves then I suppose there's nothing more I can say. Enjoy being a part of Team Coward's legacy!

Edit: You vitriolic swine.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: July 27, 2009 (10:35 PM)
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Because it's not, in any way, what we've been doing left and right since the start of the tournament, given that the rules for victory invite precisely this tactic?


''Yes, yes...but apart from all that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?''


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: July 27, 2009 (10:34 PM)
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Man, I'd hate to know what poor True must be thinking, hearing all this talk about how I'm a coward for facing him..... If I was him, I'd be seriously considering throwing matches just to send a message to the cruel, heartless captain who is so inconsiderate of his feelings.

In fact, as an honorable staff member, I'd even be willing to help him do so, by promising to approve any match-throwing reviews he'd post to send a lesson in respect to the one so willing to publicly belittle his writing skill and ability to step into the ring against the 'Drive. It'd be the only fair thing to do.


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Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: Suskie
Posted: July 27, 2009 (10:44 PM)
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I love how this whole tournament has been filled with playful shit talking from beginning to end, but as soon as I do it, HOLY FUCKING SHIT WE'RE TAKING THIS TOO SERIOUSLY.

I'll go back to being boring and uncharismatic now.


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: July 27, 2009 (11:08 PM)
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Aww. I thought we were bantering. And I was enjoying the banter.


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Author: jerec
Posted: July 27, 2009 (11:18 PM)
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Stay the course, Team Cowards led by Overdrive. Through cheap tactics you might be able to win. Just don't throw it all away in the playoffs by fighting fair due to pressure and taunts from the other team. ...though it might be fitting since the man who did that to me currently sits on YOUR TEAM.


I can avoid death by not having a life.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: July 27, 2009 (11:49 PM)
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Why Jerec, whatever are you talking about? 0:-)


"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: Halon
Posted: July 27, 2009 (11:51 PM)
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I don't see a problem with what OD did because it's what Beli wanted. It's wrong to put people at mismatches against their will and use them as bait but if they're up for the challenge I say go for it.


IF YOU WANT MORE BEATS FOR YOUR BUCK THERE'S NO LUCK.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: July 28, 2009 (01:38 AM)
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It's wrong to put people at mismatches against their will and use them as bait

...it is?

I feel so violated now. WIIIILLL!!!


''Yes, yes...but apart from all that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?''


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: July 28, 2009 (03:43 AM)
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Get back in the box, you!


"Either, sir, you're an ass or you're masquerading as one."
- Nero Wolfe


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Author: JANUS2
Posted: July 28, 2009 (03:47 AM)
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Our match was a fight between equals!


"fuck yeah oblivion" - Jihad


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: July 28, 2009 (08:54 AM)
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Thanks, EmP. You're probably right. Being a girl, I'm automatically predisposed to knowing more about N*Sync than anyone here. Haha.

Zipp: Bad Dudes was written on a whim of sponteneity during the course of a single day in a mad rush to make deadline for a contest. Trying to replicate it would be extremely difficult if not impossible, though not for lack of trying. Besides, somehow I think that if I somehow did manage to make all my reviews like that, it'd grow old and boring after a while anyway.


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[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: zippdementia
Posted: July 28, 2009 (10:58 AM)
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That tells me right there that you're probably thinking too much when you write. Just write, and fix the machine once it's built.


Note to gamers: when someone shoots you in the face, they aren't "gay." They are "psychopathic."


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Author: aschultz
Posted: July 28, 2009 (12:54 PM)
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To add to zipp's comments, I wouldn't be surprised when something starts to click. I think the point of thinking of ideas is finding that 1 in 100 chance something new will click, and unless you're grossly optimistic, you never expect it to happen Just Now. But if you sleep on something or have a lot of ideas that are pretty close, then one just seems to tip over spontaneously.

Once you get into that groove you probably forget all the preliminary thinking because, well, you're in a groove.


My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
-- Emo Phillips


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: July 28, 2009 (02:06 PM)
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The thing with me is that any "groove thing" I get going feels almost completely random. And I also know that factors such as type of game help determine what kind of style I use as well. Like... I can't write something like I did there for every game.

Zipp's pretty much spot on, though. I really do think too much when I write. Especially lately. Still, it's really hard NOT to think when you write because thinking is a fundamnetal part to writing. But... it's turning off the critic and the incessant wanting to fix things as I go thing that's hardest to ignore.

I've subbed a review now anyway. Not expecting too much, but we'll see.


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: zippdementia
Posted: July 28, 2009 (02:19 PM)
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I think it's a brilliant review of Psychonauts. Now I dont' have to write one myself.


Note to gamers: when someone shoots you in the face, they aren't "gay." They are "psychopathic."


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: July 28, 2009 (02:22 PM)
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Thanks. Though I won't pretend the news doesn't surprise me, considering how forced and unedited it is, haha. Still appreciate it, though.


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: July 28, 2009 (02:22 PM)
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I don't see a problem with what OD did because it's what Beli wanted.

Does this mean that if I post the HG mail from Jihad a few years ago where he suggested I have him and Janus go against Fix and Zig, while I took on Gruel.......that everyone who ragged on me then will give me a great big apology plus massive punitive damages from the brain trauma all the criticism gave me?

I HOPE SO!!!!


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Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: jerec
Posted: July 28, 2009 (05:31 PM)
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"Still, it's really hard NOT to think when you write because thinking is a fundamnetal part to writing. But... it's turning off the critic and the incessant wanting to fix things as I go thing that's hardest to ignore."

I have this exact same problem. And judging hundreds of reviews doesn't make it any easier. I want my reviews to be the best before I even write them.


I can avoid death by not having a life.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: July 28, 2009 (10:52 PM)
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Oh yeah. Most of my reviews (or attempts at them) never leave Notepad.


''Yes, yes...but apart from all that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?''


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Author: bluberry
Posted: July 28, 2009 (11:19 PM)
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me too. generally for every review I do get out, I have another two that I get a few paragraphs into and just don't feel good about.

incidentally, True, I will not be reviewing Half-Life 2: Episode 2 or Quake II this round.


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