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Author: Leroux
Posted: April 09, 2011 (02:15 PM)
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So I take it someone needs to get the ball started.

The re-review off is a chance to rewrite history -- in particular, your history, as the goal is to write a better review than you did before. I think everyone here feels they have reviews in their catalog where they could have done better. For this competition, reviewers will need to submit TWO reviews: the first the original work, the second their rewrite on the original game.

Aside from rewriting an existing review, there are no other strict rules to follow. The best place to store off the original review here is a blog post -- that way the judges can confirm the new review is both different and a better review than the previous version. "Touch ups" and small revisions are not the goal here -- the goal is to write a NEW review that does a better job than the previous version.

DEADLINE:

Saturday May 7th at midnight HG time, though in the spirit of friendly competition accommodations can be made.

JUDGES:

-Wolfqueen
-Leroux
-Asherdeus

While there is no plus or minus system for this competition, judges should not reward writers that have either written a review that they feel is worse than the original version or not different enough. Reviews should ideally either provide a new point of view, provide more context or give better examples that better support the original thesis. Grading is on the usual 100 point scale.

COMPETITORS:

True
pickhut
JoeTheDestroyer



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Author: True
Posted: April 09, 2011 (03:35 PM)
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!! You totally stole O.D.'s idea!

I'm in still.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: April 09, 2011 (03:50 PM)
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Would this only be with HG reviews, or could it be with any old reviews that were too embarrassing to upload on HG?


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Author: Leroux
Posted: April 09, 2011 (03:51 PM)
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I was -inspired- by Overdrive's idea!

He can have all the credit without actually organizing it. Win-win.


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Author: Leroux
Posted: April 09, 2011 (03:52 PM)
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Good question pick -- those reviews would be allowed (although there's no bonus for the original review being really bad).


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Author: pickhut
Posted: April 09, 2011 (06:04 PM)
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Ah, ok. I've spent the last hour thinking, on and off, about what review I could do a rewrite for, and it's driving me nuts!

I'm just gonna say I'll sign up now. I'm sure I'll pick one before the deadline a month from now.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: April 09, 2011 (06:57 PM)
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I'm in.


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Author: asherdeus
Posted: April 10, 2011 (07:08 PM)
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I'm willing to judge. I should do my part around here and this seems like it'll produce some interesting reads.


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Author: CoarseDragon
Posted: April 13, 2011 (12:06 PM)
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I want to re-write Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar


Original Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar


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Author: CoarseDragon
Posted: April 21, 2011 (12:27 PM)
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So, is this a go?


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: April 21, 2011 (05:05 PM)
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I imagine so. Ideally it'd be great if more people showed up, but... We'll see.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: April 22, 2011 (12:34 PM)
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I will be there. It'd look bad if I wasn't, since I invented the idea!

With the way I'm suffering from extended-duration writer's block, I might get the award for "biggest decline in quality from original to new", but I'll try anyway.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: April 28, 2011 (07:40 PM)
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Anyone else interested in this? We only have six people so far (EmP, CD and OD haven't been added yet).


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Author: Suskie
Posted: April 28, 2011 (08:17 PM)
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The only reviews I recall being genuinely unsatisfied with are my two Mass Effect reviews, and I'm pretty sure people were sick of hearing me talk about those games at least year ago.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: April 30, 2011 (12:03 PM)
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Sea Monster review is up.

Original is still in my blog.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: April 30, 2011 (09:05 PM)
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I'm still in... just taking my sweet time. >__>


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Author: CoarseDragon
Posted: May 02, 2011 (12:56 PM)
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I have RotW this week so I'd like to see about extending that deadline for a few days. Thanks.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: May 03, 2011 (07:02 PM)
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The tourney deadline or RotW deadline? You're not judging, so I'm a little confused as to how the tourney deadline matters. Either way, the results probably wouldn't come out until a week after the deadline.

You need to explain a little more why you want an extension before I can consider one. I may consider one anyway just because we have so few people that have actually posted a review. (Only you and Joe so far), so we'll see. Don't rely on 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: CoarseDragon
Posted: May 05, 2011 (12:24 PM)
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Yes, sorry. I wanted to extend this tourney. I'll have RotW on time. I'll try to get my re-write done by the 7th but the thing is I probably won't. I'm only half way done now so I do need a few more days to finish that up. If an extension is not possible I'll just do it anyway and it won't get judged.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: May 05, 2011 (01:32 PM)
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I've been hard at work on mine. By which I mean, I've posted the original to the blogs and replayed most of the game. Actual words and...stuff to come soon!


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: May 05, 2011 (05:45 PM)
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Hm... Well, now that you cleared it up, I'll probably consider an extension, but I want to ask the other judges first. One may not be such bad idea anyway considering that as of right now, almost no one's entries are guaranteed yet.

Odd, though. I could've sworn you'd finished your thing; maybe I just saw your blog post and thought you had the rewrite done already. Sorry about that.


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: CoarseDragon
Posted: May 05, 2011 (06:21 PM)
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No I posted the blog so I would not forget later because I probably would have. Just a few of days would be fine. Like the 11th or 12th.

I also was not to sure this was a go so I am getting a late start here. Altough I am about half way done.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: May 06, 2011 (12:38 AM)
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Oh, yeah.... should post my original review before I put up the new one.

Original: Dune: The Battle for Arrakis


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: May 06, 2011 (01:53 PM)
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PROGRESS REPORT: I now have typed three paragraphs. Or four, but the first one is two short sentences, so I'm not counting it as a full paragraph.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: May 06, 2011 (02:25 PM)
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PROGRESS REPORT: Another paragraph has been typed. Stay tuned for further updates.


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