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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: January 01, 2020 (02:30 PM)
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Review of the Week is this thing were someone reads all the reviews posted here in the span of a week and then picks their favourite three. Long ago, back in the way before, it used to be a staple program of the site but interest and participation waned and it stopped for a few years. We bought it back mid 2016 because we hate free time.

We even have a brand new rota in place for 2020. First off, thanks again to previous alumni, Nightfire and Jerec for being part of the OG panel, without whom RotW would have never made it out of the blocks. This year's casualty is Joe, who's gone off to have another kid and give up on sleep entirely. He will be ably replaced by Masters, who knows a thing or two about writing reviews.

Jason -> EmP -> Masters -> Overdrive ->

Look out for weekly topics appearing in the Contributor Zone section of the forums.

All rise for Site King!

2017: King EmP
2018: King Masters
2019: King Joe
2020: King ???

Site king probably returns, giving active reviewers a chance to see their RotW placements turn into some league tabley. Everyone loves that mess. You will receive 3 points for a win, 2 for second and 1 for third. I'll keep a sometimes up to date league table somewhere around the forums on a haphazard timetable that makes no logical sense. This way, you can all track your progress throughout the year and marvel at my usually accurate maths skills.

Questions and comments and other nonsense goes below:

For us. For them. For you.

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: January 02, 2020 (08:25 AM)
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Obviously, this will be my year... even though database work will all but certainly consume most of my free time for the next few months yet. But I'm working toward particular goals, and making splendid progress, so I do plan to be a more active contributor of reviews in the year's second half in particular. Time will tell how that works out for me.

Thanks for stepping into the rotation, Masters!

"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 on secret doors to another world

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: January 02, 2020 (01:30 PM)
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Way I look at it, if I win every single week I have a review up for things, I will have a decent chance of overcoming how I'm usually submitting 20 or so reviews a year nowadays!

But every single non-win makes that goal more and more out of reach. So, technically, if I don't win it all, it's all the fault of the other three judges for holding me back and not letting me reach my potential. Twisted logic? Sure, but twisted logic is still logic!!!!

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

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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: January 06, 2020 (07:30 AM)
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I was never winning anything this year with my feeble output. Let's see if this year a new challenger emerges. Speaking of which, I wonder what became of Freeman, and Hasty?

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

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