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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: January 02, 2014 (01:02 AM)
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Worthless fact: every 365 days, a year goes by. When that happens, numbers that we've assigned to represent a certain set of days (e.g. "2013" to represent the previous cluster of 365 days) are no longer valid, and we therefore must establish a new sequence of numbers to represent another set of days. This time, society has cleverly chosen 2014, and in honor of this most intelligent motion, I thought we should hold another Alpha Marathon.

Who will win this year? Will I triumph once again? Will EmP exact his revenge? Will an MIA reviewer like will or Sportsman or jerec return to snag the prestigious award? Or maybe an active or semi-active contributor like pickhut or Germ will grasp the treasure. Only time will tell.

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#: 99 Levels to Hell (PC)
A: Alleyway (GB)
B:
C: Cloudbuilt (PC)
D: Devil May Cry (PS2)
E:
F:
G: Gish (PC)
H:
I:
J:
K:
L:
M: Ms. Pac-Man (arcade)
N:
O:
P:
Q:
R: Red Faction: Guerrilla (PC)
S:
T: Tail of the Sun (PS)
U:
V:
W: WWF Rage in the Cage (SCD)
X:
Y:
Z:


I've yet to review anything this year, but I do have a rough draft for Red Faction: Guerrilla waiting for me to touch it up before it goes live.

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Leaderboard:

EmP - 20
Suskie - 16
Honestgamer - 10
JoeTheDestroyer - 9
Ben - 7
Jerec - 6
WQ - 1


The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: January 02, 2014 (01:44 AM)
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Well, then; I suppose it's time to take an early lead.




20/27

#: 300 Dwarves [PC]
A: Actual Sunlight [PC]. Among The Sleep [PC]
B: Banner Saga, The [PC], Broken Sword 5 [PC]
C: Cat Lady, The [PC]
D: Danmaku Unlimited 2 [PC]
E: Elminage Gothic [PC]
F:
G: Gigantic Army [PC]
H: Horizon [PC], Half Minute Hero 2 [PC]
I: International Cricket [NES]
J: Jazzpunk [PC]
K:
L: Line of Defense Tactics [PC]
M: Memento Mori 2 [PC] Metal Gear Solid [PSX]
N: Neverending Nightmares [PC]
O: Okyntt [PC]
P:
Q:
R:
S: Stanley Parable, The [PC]; Serena [PC]
T: They Breathe [PC]
U: Unearthed [PC]
V: Velocibox [PC]
W: War of the Human Tanks [PC], White Noise Online [PC], Walking Dead 2.2 [PC] Walking Dead 2.3 [PC]. Walking Dead 2.4 [PC] Walking Dead 2.5 [PC]
X: Xenonauts [PC]
Y:
Z:


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: January 02, 2014 (01:54 AM)
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I really don't know how well I'll do, but I'll throw my hat in the ring anyway. I always seem to review a bunch of games that start with the same few letters...

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A:
B:
C:
D: DRiiFT Mania (Wii)
E: EA Playground (Wii)
F: Frogger Returns (Wii)
G: Guinness World Records: The Videogame (Wii)
H: Heathcliff: The Fast and the Furriest (Wii)
I: Impossible Mission (Wii)
J: Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans (Wii)
K:
L:
M:
N:
O:
P: Party Pigs: Farmyard Games (Wii)
Q:
R: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii)
S:
T:
U: Urbanix (Wii)
V:
W:
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Y:
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"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: jerec
Posted: January 02, 2014 (04:16 AM)
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"Will an MIA reviewer like will or Sportsman or jerec return to snag the prestigious award?"

...maybe.

7/27

#: 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
A: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
B: Bravely Default
C:
D:
E:
F: Final Fantasy XIII-2
G: Gone Home
H:
I:
J:
K:
L: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
M:
N:
O:
P:
Q:
R:
S:
T: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
U:
V:
W:
X:
Y:
Z:


I can avoid death by not having a life.


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Author: Leroux
Posted: January 05, 2014 (11:58 PM)
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A little optimism never hurt anyone, old friend.


When the hammer falls...


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: January 06, 2014 (01:50 AM)
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Thanks, Leroux! I'm a big believer in the power of a little optimism. I'd love to see Jerec and you and a number of other MIA writers return to the scene and make a solid effort to complete the alphabet marathon this year, but I realize not everyone feels like writing about games anymore and not everyone feels like this site is still a great place to do it. I have found that the reviewing process and even general game discussion with long-time acquaintances can still be a lot of fun, though, and that's true especially if enough of us remain involved! I'll keep doing what I can on my end to make continued involvement worthwhile, as long as enough people are ready to take advantage of that. Hopefully, we can make this year's marathon one to remember with a few finishers!


"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: Suskie
Posted: January 20, 2014 (11:13 PM)
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#: 1001 Spikes (Vita)
A:
B: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition (PC)
C: Cloudbuilt (PC)
D: Dark Souls (Xbox 360)
E: Entwined (PS4)
F:
G:
H: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f (Vita)
I: Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
J:
K: Killzone: Mercenary (Vita)
L: Luftrausers (Vita)
M: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PC)
N: Nidhogg (PC)
O:
P:
Q:
R:
S: Strider (Xbox One)
T: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)
U:
V: Valdis Story: Abyssal City (PC)
W: The Wolf Among Us (PC)
X:
Y: Year Walk (PC)
Z:

Status: 16/27


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


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 04, 2014 (01:11 PM)
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Barely over a bloody month in before I hit up my first duplicate.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: February 12, 2014 (01:35 AM)
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Halfway through the second month and I've only managed to churn out four reviews. Oh well, I have another coming eventually.


The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: February 16, 2014 (07:18 AM)
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Haha. Here's my first and possibly only review for the year.

P: Pokemon X


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: Ben
Posted: February 16, 2014 (12:17 PM)
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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: February 17, 2014 (03:21 AM)
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I think every year that I've participated in this, my 'W' game has been a WWF title.

WWF Betrayal
WWF Royal Rumble
Now WWF Rage in the Cage

I should switch it up next year and cover a WCW game...


The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: May 27, 2014 (05:42 PM)
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So... many.... W's.

And not a WWE game in them. What a weird year


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