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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: July 23, 2013 (07:20 AM)
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A few years back, Master's claimed (via insolence) that I wasn't widely known across the internets for my horror mastery. He then suggested I stuck to pony sims. From that day forward, I disregarded my promising reviewing career in horsy games and decided to OUT HORROR REVIEW the hell out of him instead.

As far as I am concerned, I’ve left him in my dust. The best he’s come up with in the last few years is an attempt for the awful, awful AMY. Ha! Is that what’s passes for scary in Canada? I recently stumbled across this forgotten slur, and decided to use it as an awkward intro for one of those reviewing tourneys we used to do back in the day. Remember those? Perhaps this throwing down of the gauntlet will prompt my arch nemesis out of his shadowy corner to prove me wrong.

If not, maybe it’ll give the rest of us something do.

I propose we all write a video game review, that’s based around horror. This can mean anything from Silent Hill to Cotton. Resident Evil 1 to, eh, Resident Evil 6. These reviews will be judged by a panel of expert judges (who have yet to be confirmed) and awarded scores out of 100. Perhaps the eventual winner will be awarded somehow – who knows! The worst they can claim is bragging rights for winning 100% of the tourneys made in 2013.

Interested applicants, eventual deadline and judge pledges go below. Dancing zombies and man eating plants to follow.


DEADLINE: 30/8

JUDGES:
MYSTERY JUDGE X
MYSTERY MASTERS

THE DEAD POOL:
Resident Evil 2 -- WQ
OD -- Silent Hill HD
Metriod II -- Pickhut
Silent Hill 3 -- EmP


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: July 23, 2013 (06:02 PM)
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Sweet! I've got some horror games lined up that I've wanted to play for years. I guess now I can start on them sooner rather than later.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: July 23, 2013 (07:50 PM)
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Ah ha ha ha ha! Well, what I should probably do is try and pass off The Line as horror and kill two birds with one, er, Compact Disc. But if that doesn't happen I will probably tackle Silent Hill 2 instead. If I get the time, sigh. I'm working almost 12 hours a day now.


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Author: holdthephone
Posted: July 23, 2013 (07:55 PM)
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Think I'll finally try out F.E.A.R


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Author: Suskie
Posted: July 23, 2013 (09:49 PM)
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I'll find something to review for this.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: July 24, 2013 (11:14 AM)
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I will play something. Even if half my review is my half-arsed justification as to how this game or that is "really" horror.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: July 28, 2013 (12:55 AM)
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I guess I'll enter, too.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: July 28, 2013 (11:34 AM)
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I've lined up one judge -- who might just be THE GREATEST JUDGE WHO EVER LIVED THAT WASN'T ENGLISH. If no one else is interested in being the second judge by the start of the new month, then I shall join them, making the greatest panel since, like, ever. If someone else wants the slot, then I shall join the dead pool. The deadline is thus set for 30/8. Sign ups will remain upon throughout.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: July 29, 2013 (05:16 AM)
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Cool. I've got a quick question, though, and this would be for everyone. Will there be bonus scoring based on how horrifying your horror title is? Or are the parameters intentionally loose to hopefully spark more interest?

Speaking of, I'm surprised Joe hasn't signed up yet...


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: EmP (Mod)
Posted: July 29, 2013 (07:36 AM)
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I’m not sure, though probably not. The issue I had with the extra points is that it lends itself better to certain criteria than others. For instance: it works really well with an obscure tourney because the idea of obscurity is less subjective. When I tried the scale for a horror tourney last time around, the extra scores were very sporadic. I mean, I won anyway – of course I did – but, still.

When I know either way, I’ll make note. If anyone has any preferences, feel free to chime in.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: July 29, 2013 (12:26 PM)
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I legit forgot that there were forums here. The fake twitter and annoying Disqus thing have done well to relegate these ol' boards to the background. And to find a reviewing contest sign-up topic on the forums?? It's like it's '07 again.

By the way, I suspect Joe is busy with something lame... something fatherly.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: July 30, 2013 (04:08 PM)
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What's that, Marc? You say you feel an unceasing need to take part in this? So be it; I'll add you to the list.


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Author: jerec
Posted: July 31, 2013 (04:10 PM)
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"I legit forgot that there were forums here. The fake twitter and annoying Disqus thing have done well to relegate these ol' boards to the background."

I'm looking forward to Venter's defensive comments on the matter... when he remembers there are forums here.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: August 01, 2013 (12:46 PM)
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I check the forums daily, Jerec. There's no reason for me to be defensive. People have taken to using Chatter more than they use the forums, but the forums are still useful in some instances.


"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: August 01, 2013 (02:03 PM)
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Just so long as we're all agreed that Disqus has been the abject failure we all knew it would be.

But this is not the place. If the topic needs expanding upon, perhaps it will be worthwhile to open this discussion up in its own forum.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: August 01, 2013 (03:36 PM)
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I have set up a thread here for any discussion relating to concerns you might have with the site. Feel free to post there, and let's do like EmP suggested and limit our discussion in this thread to the awesome horror reviewing tournament project. Thanks!


"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: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: August 08, 2013 (05:00 AM)
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Yesterday, I purchased the game which I will review.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 10, 2013 (04:33 AM)
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It's Britany's Dance Beat again, isn't it?


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: August 25, 2013 (07:16 AM)
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I should have mine done later today, I hope. Otherwise it'll be earlier in the week.


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: wolfqueen001
Posted: August 28, 2013 (03:41 PM)
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And here's my entry for the contest. Who else will join me? :D


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: August 29, 2013 (01:03 PM)
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Mine will be up tomorrow, I'd guess. Working on it today, but it's going a bit more slowly than planned. Need to get my thoughts organized a bit better, I think.


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


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: August 30, 2013 (12:41 PM)
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Rob Has Entered The Arena

Silent Hill HD Collection, peeps!


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Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: pickhut
Posted: August 30, 2013 (08:39 PM)
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My entry.

Almost forgot to post because sickness snuck up on me out of nowhere.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 31, 2013 (05:17 AM)
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Top post updated -- entry's review links are live. Tourney closed.

Please send me the results when you are done judging, dear judges, and I'll wrap it up from there.


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