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Author: Leroux
Posted: November 28, 2010 (10:45 AM)
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The Details:
The AlphabetOlympics is an annual contest at HG where up to 27 participants enter, are randomly assigned a letter of the alphabet (or the dreaded '#' category), and are tasked with reviewing a game that begins with the same letter. The best review decided by a panel of judges wins.

Judges
Felix, Leroux, Masters -- hereon referred to as "those old timers that suck"

Deadline
January 8th, 2011 at midnight HG, meaning Overdrive has all day that New Years Day Saturday to write his review with a hangover.

Instructions:
If you wish to participate, pick one of the 27 available numbers below (each corresponds to a letter). When all the slots are filled, or next Sunday, the assigned letters for those numbers will be revealed. If there are less than 27 participants, unclaimed letters will be tossed into a pool and only be available for late sign-ups to take. Trading letters, however, is allowed (you just can't swap a letter for a letter no one is assigned to).

It'll suck if some good letters go to waste, and I suspect some may (ask any old-timers you keep in touch with to give signing up consideration), but I think this is the only way to retain the crapshoot nature of the contest.

SIGN-UP LIST:

1. DE
2.
3. Overdrive
4.
5. True
6. asherdeus
7. wolfqueen
8. turducken
9. DoI
10. espiga
11. Pickhut
12.
13. Sportsman
14. Will
15. honestgamer
16. EmP
17. Zipp
18. Sho
19. Nightmare
20. Suskie
21. yamishuryou
22. CoarseDragon
23. radical dreamer
24. Genj
25. Ben
26. Jerec
27. Janus

Have at it.


When the hammer falls...


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Author: Genj
Posted: November 28, 2010 (11:04 AM)
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Author: Suskie
Posted: November 28, 2010 (11:54 AM)
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20.


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


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: November 28, 2010 (11:54 AM)
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Note to gamers: when someone shoots you in the face, they aren't "gay." They are "psychopathic."


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Author: Halon
Posted: November 28, 2010 (12:13 PM)
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Gotta go with the same number I take every signup: 13


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


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 28, 2010 (12:16 PM)
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For us. For them. For you.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: November 28, 2010 (12:17 PM)
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11


I head spaceshit noises


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Author: darketernal
Posted: November 28, 2010 (12:40 PM)
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Number 1.


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


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 28, 2010 (12:53 PM)
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Leroux, what is the deadline for the judges? I ask because I'll be overseas from January 1 to 12, 2011 on vacation. If the contributor deadline is set for say, the following week, I can still judge and have my results in the week after the deadline. Because I doubt people will want to wait until say, the 14th to get their results (2 weeks!). If this is a problem, perhaps I'll join up and write a review rather than judge.


I don't have to prove I'm refined - that's what makes me refined!


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 28, 2010 (12:58 PM)
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Why the hell would you want to leave Canada?


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Author: jerec
Posted: November 28, 2010 (01:03 PM)
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I can avoid death by not having a life.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 28, 2010 (01:53 PM)
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I really don't want to leave Canada! But I do need a vacation. And God knows I won't be evaluating any game reviews while in China.


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Author: JANUS2
Posted: November 28, 2010 (02:22 PM)
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"fuck yeah oblivion" - Jihad


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 28, 2010 (02:30 PM)
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15, or some other number if I'm stupid and someone else picked it.


"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: Leroux
Posted: November 28, 2010 (02:34 PM)
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Alright.

Let's push the deadline to the 8th then, with the goal of having judges' results posted the weekend after.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 28, 2010 (02:52 PM)
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THREE!!!


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Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 28, 2010 (04:00 PM)
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Perfect. Cuz there was very little chance of my producing a brand new contest entry review.


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Author: yamishuryou
Posted: November 28, 2010 (04:04 PM)
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half of 42 is 21 so I'll take that


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 28, 2010 (04:13 PM)
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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: WilltheGreat
Posted: November 28, 2010 (04:34 PM)
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Le sign up


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 28, 2010 (04:45 PM)
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Pick a number, Will


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: WilltheGreat
Posted: November 28, 2010 (05:01 PM)
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Herp derp.

Gimmie 14.

Though as always I question the need to go through this little ritual, since the letter-number combinations are supposed to be random anyway.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 28, 2010 (05:08 PM)
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They are random. But giving them to you randomly is just too random. Choosing a number that been randomly assigned your letter is the sliver of order in the chaos.


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Author: Leroux
Posted: November 28, 2010 (05:12 PM)
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Plus the letter-number combinations have already been matched and I sent Felix a copy of the key when this topic went up. That way it's even out of my hands now and there's a time-stamped copy as proof.


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: November 28, 2010 (05:26 PM)
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It's no more or less random than just listing everybody in order of application and generating numbers from that, is all I'm saying.

If I blindly pick a number from a set of randomly-generated number/letter combinations, I'm still being assigned a random letter. That the assigning took place before I picked the number changes nothing, it's still a random letter.


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