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Author: woodhouse
Posted: December 03, 2009 (10:09 AM)
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I think I've gotten as far as I'm going to get. I've updated the first post to show my final tally, which actually gives me an artificial lead! Yeah!


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: December 27, 2009 (02:54 PM)
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And, with that, I win again. That sound of shock you don't hear? That's because I expected it from day one. And, deep down, so did all of you.

I've gone through the topic and tallied up the scores as the information contained within allowed. I'll sweep through again come the end of the year so anyone looking to nip second place and not up to date with their listings might want to update and leave a little nudge letting me know they have.

Aside from that, I'll leave the topic open so you can all offer me your congratulations for my second straight momentous victory.


For us. For them. For you.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: December 27, 2009 (03:29 PM)
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Nice job!

I'll be second across the finish line, I promise. IN ONLY 9 MONTHS OF ACTIVE HG-SHIP ON MY PART, HE NOTED PASSIVE AGGRESSIVELY!!!!

(Well, second unless Suskie or Woodhouse has an ambush coming up. And really, I admit I missed a lot of chances to just send off a review. Though I bet you'd have sped things up in that case, too, if you'd seen how far I'd gotten. And anyway, my quality control may suffer.)


My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
-- Emo Phillips


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Author: Suskie
Posted: December 27, 2009 (03:48 PM)
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Good stuff, EmP. I was going for a stealth win with my last three, but only one of them is done. The other two... eh. Just don't know if I can work up the energy to finish them. I'll consider it a personal victory if I finish this year, though there's always next year. Assuming there'll be another, that is.

This means I can finally post my Uncharted review. Yay.


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


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: December 27, 2009 (08:47 PM)
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I offer begrudging congratulations. I wound up doing a bit better than last year, but played too many games with the same letters to come close to victory. Maybe next year...


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


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: December 28, 2009 (12:20 PM)
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Awesome. I was wondering how you'd get this done with everything else you have going on, but I'm glad you found time. And I'm glad you're trying to ease off a bit to try and preserve your interest in writing... It'd be sad if you stopped all together.

Anyway, only 8 for me this year... which I've just updated... That's pathetic, haha, especially considering how well I did last year. Oh, well, I guess. =/


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Author: aschultz
Posted: December 30, 2009 (12:45 PM)
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And then there were two.

#: 221B Baker Street
A: Airball
B: Bard's Tale 2(NES)
C: Champions of Krynn
D: Defenders of (the) Dynatron City
E: Esper Dream
F: Flappy
G: Gegege no Kitaro 2
H: Hoosier City: Return to Oil City
I: It's Mr Pants
J: Jawbreaker 2
K: Knight Lore
L: Lutter
M: Miner
N: Number Munchers
O: Order of the Griffon
P: Power Soukoban
Q: Quattro Arcade
R: Rocky's Boots
S: Secret Scout
T: Times of Lore
U: (The) Usurper: Mines of Qyntarr
V: Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu
W: Wrath of Denethenor
X: Xyphus
Y: Yo! Noid
Z: Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

Thanks for providing this challenge--it got me to poke at some games I always wanted to, ones I'd written a FAQ for or others I'd just put off playing. I don't think I wrote any of these just for the letter, except maybe Yo Noid, which was fun. Oh, maybe Hoosier City.

But watch out. I've started a list for 2010. I'm ready to rumble!


My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
-- Emo Phillips


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: December 30, 2009 (10:48 PM)
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Wow. Congrats to anyone who completed this and also to anyone who is waiting until tomorrow to complete it.

For my own part, I feel proud of having gotten so far with no emulation software or a computer that can play games.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: December 30, 2009 (11:56 PM)
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And then there were three.

# - 1080° Snowboarding
A - Assassin's Creed II
B - Blue Dragon Plus
C - Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia and The Conduit
D - Deus Ex: Invisible War
E - Elite Forces: Unit 77 and Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
F - Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Fahrenheit
G - Gears of War 2 and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
H - Homeworld
I - Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat
J - Jurassic Park: The Lost World
K - Kirby: Canvas Curse
L - LittleBigPlanet
M - MadWorld and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Modern Warfare 2
N - No More Heroes
O - The Orange Box
P - Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity
Q - Quest 64
R - Rocket: Robot on Wheels
S - Shadow of the Colossus
T - Tonic Trouble and Too Human
U - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
V - Valkyrie Profile
W - Watchmen: The End Is Nigh
X - X-COM: Enforcer
Y - Yoshi's Story
Z - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link


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Author: jasonventer
Posted: December 31, 2009 (02:41 AM)
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I contributed nothing. :(


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Author: Suskie
Posted: January 01, 2010 (11:45 AM)
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I've got a question, EmP. I remember you saying in a feedback topic recently that you've enjoyed taking it easy, reviewing-wise, recently. Will you be hosting the Alpha Marathon this year, then? I ask because I don't mind taking over for you if you'd rather someone else did it.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: January 01, 2010 (11:47 AM)
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I appreciate the offer, but hosting this thing is pretty easy going, so even if I take all of 2010 at a laze, I can at least make it look like I've done something.

I'll achieve this topic an put a new one up reasonably shortly. There's something I'm working on I need to complete first.


For us. For them. For you.


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