Congratulations, satriales. You've won £40 in vouchers/credit for the download service of your choice, as well as a copy of the Complete GTA Collection on Steam!
Commiserations to our runner-up, PsychicSykes, who was beaten into second place by a mere 5 points. But it's not all bad news! (OMGSURPRISEBONUS!) For correctly guessing all 3 conference start times, Skykes, you can pick anything from Steam or Amazon, up to the value of £10, and it's yours!
Both you guys, PM me your preference and I'll get you sorted out next week.
And that's it for this year! Thank you all for playing. Seriously, I mean that. I threw the entire thing together on Sunday evening whilst nursing a hangover. It wasn't easy, and about 3 or 4 times I nearly gave up completely, but I pushed through, and the positive reaction has made it all worth it. Your kind words of appreciation are the fuel that keeps me going on these kinds of projects.
Special Thanks: rudderless and The Alchemist Penguin for helping come up with predictions while my brain was giving up. Delusibeta for donating the GTA Complete Collection to the prize kitty.
See you all again for E3 2013. It's gonna be on a much larger scale.
Alright, guys, now that E3 is officially upon us, it's time for
The Third Annual GRcade E3 Competition Spectacular
A little history For those that don't know, I usually run a little competition in the Sony conference thread that usually involves somebody guessing how late it's going to start, and what'll be announced, with the winner walking away with a couple of PSN vouchers or something. This year, I've opened it up to the whole show, so more people can get in on the act.
The Prize The lucky winner will receive: £40 worth of credit/download vouchers for the platform(s) of their choice. A copy of the GTA Complete Collection on Steam (courtesy of Delusibeta)
Hot gooseberry fool, right? Also, if you're the generous type, and want to donate an additional prize, PM me up and we'll get it together.
The rules Phase 1: Everybody starts with 100 points. You all make predictions for how early or late you think each of the big three conferences will start. You lose 5 points for every minute you're out. Phase 2: Myself, Tiarny and rudderless have compiled a database of 80 E3 predictions of varying probability. Your entry will randomly assign you 3 of these when you submit it. Every one that actually comes true nets you 20 points. The winner is the person with the most points by the end. There'll be a tiebreaker if the scores are level at that point.
How to enter Because this competition is spanning the whole show now, and there should hopefully be more entries, I've spent the day knocking together a quick and dirty site that will handle the entries and scores. To be able to submit a score, you first need an entry code, which you get by posting "I want to enter the goddamn competition " in this thread, and I'll PM it to you. Redeem it on the site, submit your entry, and you're golden. Entries close at 4:30pm Monday 4th June (today), so get yours in before then. I'll be adding a live, auto-updating leaderboard as the show moves on, so you can see how you match up against the rest of the forum and how close you are to scooping the prize.
I'm uploading the site now, and there's a few changes needed to make it work on the live server, so bear with me. You can still say you want to enter now, so I can get started on generating the codes.
Entries are closed, but you can view the Leaderboard here.
Feel free to share the link at the end in here so we all know what you got.
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