Board 8 > IGN Best Video Game of All Time contest

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Cavedweller2000
09/10/21 3:35:58 PM
#1:


Started today.

In typical non-B8 fashion RDR is overall 1 seed.

I haven't looked at entire bracket but highlight for me is Final Fantasy VII as a 15 seed facing off against BOTW in Round 1 lol.

Tournament details - https://www.ign.com/articles/ign-best-video-game-of-all-time-bracket-vote-round-1

Bracket - https://assets-prd.ignimgs.com/2021/09/09/best-video-game-of-all-time-bracket-2021-1631228497941.jpg

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Leonhart4
09/10/21 3:36:54 PM
#2:


Can't spell best video game of all time without IGN

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Johnbobb
09/10/21 3:39:32 PM
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love the people in the comments complaining that IGN put Dark Souls up against "a casual game like Shadow of the Colossus" to take it down early because clearly they want to sabotage it


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Johnbobb
09/10/21 3:40:44 PM
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also not a single Zelda or Final Fantasy game as a 1 seed

that's so refreshing

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MartinFF7
09/10/21 3:41:19 PM
#5:


Cavedweller2000 posted...


I haven't looked at entire bracket but highlight for me is Final Fantasy VII as a 15 seed facing of against BOTW in Round 1 lol.

https://i.imgur.com/mMAJIvo.gif

San Andreas over Vice City? Titanfall 2?? Half Life: Alyx as a 5 seed, ok joke bracket.

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Leonhart4
09/10/21 3:47:22 PM
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I voted in TLOU/MGS3 and nearly threw up

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Snake5555555555
09/10/21 3:48:46 PM
#7:


Wow Last of Us absolutely crushing MGS3.

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09/10/21 3:49:27 PM
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WarThaNemesis2
09/10/21 3:52:36 PM
#9:


Board 8 being surprised with the fact that GameFAQs is the site of weirdo gaming opinions will never not be funny.

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Cavedweller2000
09/10/21 3:58:45 PM
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I like how they highlight God of War (2018) as a timeless classic

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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 4:03:29 PM
#11:


Close matches are:

Titanfall 2 - 52.5%
AC New Horizons - 47.5%

Dark Souls - 54%
Shadow of the Colossus - 46%

Pokemon Yellow - 52%
Street Fighter II - 48%

Halo 2 - 50%
Mass Effect 2 - 50%

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Whiskey_Nick
09/10/21 4:04:25 PM
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Leonhart4
09/10/21 4:05:24 PM
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WarThaNemesis2 posted...
Board 8 being surprised with the fact that GameFAQs is the site of weirdo gaming opinions will never not be funny.

Nah, none of the results are all that surprising. I think we all know we operate in an isolated corner of the universe. Doesn't mean we can't complain about bad results in other sites' contests!

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WarThaNemesis2
09/10/21 4:08:32 PM
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Leonhart4 posted...
Nah, none of the results are all that surprising. I think we all know we operate in an isolated corner of the universe. Doesn't mean we can't complain about bad results in other sites' contests!

You're the rare person who pays attention to every single one of these, so you're in my boat of expecting Final Fantasy to fall on its face against anything of decent strength.

In fact FFVII doing so well might be a bad sign for Breath of the Wild!

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XIII_rocks
09/10/21 4:10:28 PM
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Johnbobb posted...
love the people in the comments complaining that IGN put Dark Souls up against "a casual game like Shadow of the Colossus" to take it down early because clearly they want to sabotage it

??

What planet are they on

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LiquidOshawott
09/10/21 4:10:52 PM
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Ocarina vs Skyrim is an interesting round 1 matchup

also why is Rise of Tomb Raider in this

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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 4:14:23 PM
#17:


Theoretically, this would have been a year for FF7 to do well in a contest like this. Remake made people fall in love with the game again and introduced it to a new generation of casuals.

Putting it against BotW in Round 1 is being sent out to die.

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XIII_rocks
09/10/21 4:14:59 PM
#18:


I was hoping against hope that with IGN's comparative wonkiness that Burnout 3 would be beating Chrono Trigger, but 36ish% isn't bad

Also a fan of how they unknowingly paid homage to DOOM INSIDE

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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 4:15:14 PM
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LiquidOshawott posted...
also why is Rise of Tomb Raider in this
34% on Half-Life 2 is actually a pretty solid result.

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Leonhart4
09/10/21 4:15:25 PM
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WarThaNemesis2 posted...
You're the rare person who pays attention to every single one of these, so you're in my boat of expecting Final Fantasy to fall on its face against anything of decent strength.

In fact FFVII doing so well might be a bad sign for Breath of the Wild!

Well, I don't expect any game not named Ocarina of Time to do well on IGN! In fact, I was a little surprised it was winning so handily against Skyrim, which is a good sign unless everyone has just turned on the game at this point!

I am always curious about how these sites choose to seed games and what games they choose to omit.

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XIII_rocks
09/10/21 4:17:07 PM
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LiquidOshawott posted...
also why is Rise of Tomb Raider in this

Oh yeah. I'm maybe the biggest TR fan on the board and even I blinked a bit at that. Random game to put in there.

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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 4:17:31 PM
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Elder Scrolls isn't quite as strong as it used to be, but I did expect Skyrim to do better against OoT.

Leonhart4 posted...
I am always curious about how these sites choose to seed games and what games they choose to omit.
The seeding seems to be arbitrary for the sake of setting up 'cute' Round 1 matches without forethought to the rest of the bracket. It's early GameFAQs all over again.

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Cavedweller2000
09/10/21 4:26:24 PM
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Just to let you know that these polls are on different platforms and as far as I'm aware there's no aggregate view, they'll do that at the end.

For instance Crono Trigger is beating Burnout 3 60-40 on YouTube but is losing 51-49 on Twitter (lol)

Without looking too much into it, it seems that YouTube votals are double whats on IGN.com

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malyg
09/10/21 4:27:10 PM
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LiquidOshawott posted...
also why is Rise of Tomb Raider in this

yea, that and Fable 2 really surprised me.
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pjbasis
09/10/21 4:28:41 PM
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Feel like MGS1 would have done better, they seem to respect the kulassics

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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 4:33:44 PM
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Results on youtube so far are about the same results, except CoD4 is 60-40ing Goldeneye instead of the other way around

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Zylothewolf
09/10/21 4:42:00 PM
#27:


Super Metroid is a 1st seed, at least thats something.


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LeonhartFour
09/10/21 4:42:26 PM
#28:


World of Warcraft vs. Fortnite is a hilarious matchup, might be their best bracket decision

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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 4:51:01 PM
#29:


Twitter is interesting.

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IGN Main Site:
Chrono Trigger - 63.5%
Burnout 3 - 36.5%

Twitter:
Chrono Trigger - 52.5%
Burnout 3 - 47.5%

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IGN Main Site:
Ocarina of Time - 57.3%
Skyrim - 42.7%

Twitter:
Ocarina of Time - 48.4%
Skyrim - 51.6%

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IGN Main Site:
Super Mario World - 60.8%
Smash Ultimate - 39.2%

Twitter:
Super Mario World - 47.1%
Smash Ultimate - 52.9%

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IGN Main Site:
Halo 2 - 49.4%
Mass Effect 2 - 50.6%

Twitter:
Halo 2 - 61.2%
Mass Effect 2 - 38.8%

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IGN Main Site:
Street Fighter II - 47.8%
Pokemon Yellow - 52.2%

Twitter:
Street Fighter II: 41%
Pokemon Yellow - 59%

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IGN Main Site:
Super Mario 64 - 57%
Batman Arkham City - 43%

Twitter:
Super Mario 64 - 49.6%
Batman Arkham City - 50.4%

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IGN Main Site:
Dark Souls - 54.6%
Shadow of the Colossus - 45.4%

Dark Souls - 63.8%
Shadow of the Colossus - 36.2%

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IGN Main Site:
AC New Horizons - 47.1%
Titanfall 2 - 52.9%

Twitter:
AC New Horizons - 46.1%
Titanfall 2 - 53.9%

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IGN Main Site:
Hades - 42%
Metroid Prime - 58%

Twitter:
Hades - 53.4%
Metroid Prime - 46.6%

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Single-biggest disparity I noticed was:

IGN Main Site:
Super Metroid - 80.8%
Apex Legends - 19.2%

Twitter:
Super Metroid - 62%
Apex Legends - 38%

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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 4:52:27 PM
#30:


And checking youtube...its matches haven't been fully posted yet. Biggest thing of note is that CoD4 is also 60-40ing Goldeneye there, so that result is guaranteed to flip from the main site.

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Team Rocket Elite
09/10/21 4:55:48 PM
#31:


CoD4 is 60-40ing Goldeneye on Twitter as well.
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CaptainOfCrush
09/10/21 5:00:31 PM
#32:


Street Fighter II losing again this is BULLSHIT

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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 5:00:44 PM
#33:


The most common comment I've seen on the three sites is people expressing disappointment at FF7's bracket placement.

OoT vs. Skyrim just got put on youtube, and so far, OoT is in the lead with 54%. Youtube seems to be less casual than IGN, but more hardcore than twitter.

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Team Rocket Elite
09/10/21 5:13:01 PM
#34:


In regards to seeding. IGN says "Weve sorted these 64 games into four randomly selected groups, and weve then ranked those games in the groups by what we believe are the best of the best.". So seeding is only supposed to be consistent within a single division. Although, there are some odd choices even then.
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Cavedweller2000
09/10/21 5:14:04 PM
#35:


Team Rocket Elite posted...
In regards to seeding. IGN says "Weve sorted these 64 games into four randomly selected groups, and weve then ranked those games in the groups by what we believe are the best of the best.". So seeding is only supposed to be consistent within a single division. Although, there are some odd choices even then.
I'm interested to see how they arrived at the 64

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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 5:14:57 PM
#36:


The 64 is just handpicked by the contest runners, I imagine. It's definitely not a bad selection, although there are a few oddball picks.

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CasanovaZelos
09/10/21 5:15:59 PM
#37:


Rise of the Tomb Raider, which seems like the oddest pick, did get a 9.3 on IGN itself, so I wonder if their own reviews are a factor?

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Team Rocket Elite
09/10/21 5:18:14 PM
#38:


KamikazePotato posted...
The 64 is just handpicked by the contest runners, I imagine. It's definitely not a bad selection, although there are a few oddball picks.


No Among Us is pretty sus.
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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 6:37:42 PM
#39:


Youtube update: Smash Ultimate is doubling Super Mario World, and Halo 2 is doubling ME2.

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MoogleKupo141
09/10/21 7:34:21 PM
#40:


MartinFF7 posted...
https://i.imgur.com/mMAJIvo.gif

San Andreas over Vice City? Titanfall 2?? Half Life: Alyx as a 5 seed, ok joke bracket.

titanfall 2 fucking rules

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SpikeSetsFire
09/10/21 7:35:41 PM
#41:


CaptainOfCrush posted...
Street Fighter II losing again this is BULLSHIT


This! XD


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KamikazePotato
09/10/21 7:36:07 PM
#42:


On youtube, Arkham City is beating SM64 57-43.

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Leonhart4
09/10/21 7:36:42 PM
#43:


YouTube continues to be the worst

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swordz9
09/10/21 7:57:32 PM
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Wheres the YouTube voting area? I tried to find it and couldnt find a video on the contest or anything
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Team Rocket Elite
09/10/21 7:59:58 PM
#45:


KamikazePotato posted...
On youtube, Arkham City is beating SM64 57-43.


The comments under that are all "It's freaking Mario", why is Mario 64 getting killed? >_>
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Leonhart4
09/10/21 8:01:23 PM
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swordz9 posted...
Wheres the YouTube voting area? I tried to find it and couldnt find a video on the contest or anything

Go to the Community section of their YouTube page.

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swordz9
09/10/21 8:08:32 PM
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I cant even find that section on mobile. Any chance you can just direct link me?
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Team Rocket Elite
09/10/21 8:09:46 PM
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Community section:
https://www.youtube.com/c/IGN/community
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swordz9
09/10/21 8:12:38 PM
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Oh, Ive been on that page a while, but theres no voting sections or anything anywhere so thats why Im confused.
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Team Rocket Elite
09/10/21 8:15:14 PM
#50:


I'm not exactly sure what it looks like under mobile but there should just be a bunch of polls in the posts in that section.

Can you view a direct link to a poll:
https://www.youtube.com/post/UgzrP2tVt6-dt97-o6p4AaABCQ
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