Board 8 > IGN Best Video Game of All Time contest

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Leonhart4
09/14/21 1:05:34 PM
#101:


MetalmindStats posted...
You know, speaking of polls on one site deciding everything, how terrible an idea would it be for Allen to post contest matches on GameFAQs' Facebook page and tweet about them using GameFAQs' official account next contest?

Remember when he posted a link on the results page to post or tweet your vote for a contest or two? Good times.

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Sunroof
09/14/21 1:23:57 PM
#102:


Lmao how do you vote, why is it so hard to find a link
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Leonhart4
09/14/21 2:02:23 PM
#103:


They're starting to put matches up but it's slow going

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Cavedweller2000
09/14/21 2:16:16 PM
#104:


If this was GFaqs contest the winner would obviously be BOTW.

But if this same contest/bracket was run on B8 what would be in contention of winning? Pokemon Yellow? Chrono Trigger?

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Leonhart4
09/14/21 2:19:38 PM
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Cavedweller2000
09/14/21 2:23:09 PM
#106:


Leonhart4 posted...
OoT was in this contest too
Ahh yes, completely blanked on that. I would imagine OoT would be the winner then on a site wide contest

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squexa
09/14/21 3:15:41 PM
#107:


Cavedweller2000 posted...
If this was GFaqs contest the winner would obviously be BOTW.

OoT/CT would be 1/2, FFVII/BotW would be 3/4 (in pure raw strength). There's no ALttP for some reason despite IGN putting it #2 on their own list.

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swordz9
09/14/21 3:30:26 PM
#108:


The final would be BotW vs OoT on our site for sure
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LeonhartFour
09/14/21 5:53:00 PM
#109:


The IG polls are up, and as expected, some of these results vary wildly from the other sites.

Minecraft is beating BioShock, San Andreas is slightly up on RDR, Dark Souls/Tomb Raider is 50/50, Apex Legends has 45% on Titanfall (somehow a beast on that site), Bloodborne is beating Tetris, BOTW is only narrowly beating RE4.

GoW, CoD4, TLOU, and GTAV look like the forces to be reckoned with on there.

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KamikazePotato
09/14/21 7:16:58 PM
#110:


Projected winners look like:

RDR > San Andreas (flipping Instagram's 52-48 in favor of San Andreas)
KOTOR > New Vegas (flipping Instagram's 52-48 in favor of New Vegas)
World of Warcraft > Burnout 3 (WoW winning on every site)
CoD4 > Dishonored (CoD4 winning on every site)
God of War > Portal 2 (God of War winning on every site)
Skyrim > AC Black Flag (Skyrim winning on every site)
Minecraft > Bioshock (Minecraft winning on Instagram and Twitter)
Witcher 3 > Doom (Witcher 3 winning on every site)
Last of Us > Smash Ultimate (Last of Us winning on every site)
GTAV > Halo 2 (GTAV winning on every site)
Arkham City > Pokemon Yellow (Arkham City winning on every site)
Dark Souls > Tomb Raider (50-50 on Instagram, Dark Souls winning everywhere else)
Titanfall 2 > Apex Legends (Titanfall 2 winning on every site)
Bloodborne > Tetris (Tetris winning on IGN)
SMB3 > Metroid Prime (SMB3 winning on every site)
BotW > RE4 (BotW winning on every site)

Much more unified results than last round. Tetris is only barely beating Bloodborne on IGN, so that result is almost unified as well. Looks like it is possible to defeat the great Instagram menace...as long as the results are super close to begin with. Minecraft > Bioshock is the big one that Instagram is deciding today (Minecraft's victory on Twitter is close, while Bioshock is winning handily on youtube and IGN).

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Whiskey_Nick
09/14/21 7:30:36 PM
#111:


Chrono Trigger .... lost.... to Burnout!?

I don't want to live on this planet anymore

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UF8
09/15/21 1:04:59 AM
#112:


top 10 video game of all time losing to #1 game of all time makes sense
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XIII_rocks
09/15/21 2:15:48 AM
#113:


Hahaha what holy shit

Go Burnout

What a fantastic game

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ninkendo
09/15/21 2:23:43 AM
#114:


Whiskey_Nick posted...
Chrono Trigger .... lost.... to Burnout!?

I don't want to live on this planet anymore
Sounds like the right result

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Zylothewolf
09/15/21 2:41:41 AM
#115:


Obviously this is a joke contest. Minecraft in round 2 says it all.

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Cavedweller2000
09/15/21 2:43:28 AM
#116:


Thanks for collating the results Kamikaze

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Rango
09/15/21 3:33:29 AM
#117:


If it's IGN, I bet Super Mario Bros. wins again.

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Rango
09/15/21 3:50:11 AM
#118:


Whiskey_Nick posted...
Chrono Trigger .... lost.... to Burnout!?

I don't want to live on this planet anymore

The most overrated RPG in history lost to a more popular game 26 years after its release.

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SpikeSetsFire
09/15/21 4:33:44 AM
#119:


What an astonishing turn of events.
I didn't check the results...
Please tell me Instagram saved Street Fighter II, please!!!


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ctesjbuvf
09/15/21 4:42:44 AM
#120:


They did not.

LeonhartFour posted...
GoW, CoD4, TLOU, and GTAV look like the forces to be reckoned with on there.

So GoW is the game to root for, I see.

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LinkMarioSamus
09/15/21 6:56:04 AM
#121:


Instagram contest confirmed, oh well.

IGN really wanted to get the word out so yeah.

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Leonhart4
09/15/21 7:22:44 AM
#122:


Rango posted...
The most overrated RPG in history lost to a more popular game 26 years after its release.

LOL

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ctesjbuvf
09/15/21 8:34:45 AM
#123:


It's funny how Mario and Link destroyed everything else in their character contest last year and now SMB3 vs. BotW in round 3 will be the final two Nintendo entries.

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swordz9
09/15/21 8:43:17 AM
#124:


There are some pretty great likely outcomes happening there. Arkham beating Yellow, TLoU beating Smash, Witcher 3 beating Doom and Bloodborne beating Tetris. GoW also great though Ive never played the Portal series.
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LiquidOshawott
09/15/21 8:52:36 AM
#125:


swordz9 posted...
There are some pretty great likely outcomes happening there. Arkham beating Yellow, TLoU beating Smash, Witcher 3 beating Doom and Bloodborne beating Tetris. GoW also great though Ive never played the Portal series.

Does it matter if they lose the Instagram vote?


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swordz9
09/15/21 8:56:29 AM
#126:


I dunno. I was going off what somebody else posted about what was looking like the likely outcomes of the matches.
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Rango
09/15/21 9:38:35 AM
#127:


I just checked this bracket and it's worse than I could imagine. I realize more and more how bad these ideas are since all they do is cause pointless in-fighting for games whose quality isn't just based on ratings but preference as well.

Honestly, IGN making a Top 100 with Super Mario Bros. at the top just sounds like a better idea.

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azuarc
09/15/21 9:40:00 AM
#128:


So is Instagram that popular (for voting purposes) or is it possible to cheat the system there? Seems strangely one-sided in terms of platform. Non-instagram voters may as well not even exist.

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Leonhart4
09/15/21 10:40:09 AM
#129:


ctesjbuvf posted...
It's funny how Mario and Link destroyed everything else in their character contest last year and now SMB3 vs. BotW in round 3 will be the final two Nintendo entries.

That was The Ringer, not IGN.

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Safer_777
09/15/21 11:12:54 AM
#130:


Strange results these ones. I mean for our taste.
Also people complain about social media? IGN knows their stuff. They want people to come and vote. And this is how you bring a crowd. Not just don't advertising the contest to anyone and having people that aren't registered to have their votes to not count as much as the ones that are registered.

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Leonhart4
09/15/21 11:19:21 AM
#131:


Safer_777 posted...
Strange results these ones. I mean for our taste.
Also people complain about social media? IGN knows their stuff. They want people to come and vote. And this is how you bring a crowd. Not just don't advertising the contest to anyone and having people that aren't registered to have their votes to not count as much as the ones that are registered.

Allen promoted the contests when it would actually have impact. Now these contests are mostly for the home folk, and that's just how it's going to be now unless the site experiences an unexpected resurgence.

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Safer_777
09/15/21 11:21:34 AM
#132:


Yeah but you can't complain that people don't come to this site and the vote totals are so low when you don't advertise it all the time and having matches last longer so people can vote!
I mean we want new blood on this site right?

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Leonhart4
09/15/21 11:28:58 AM
#133:


Matches don't need to last longer than 24 hours. Allen has tried to avoid having down days during the contest by running multiple matches per day, and that's been a great innovation. 32 matches running for 5 days? That's a big no thanks.

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CaptainOfCrush
09/15/21 11:35:55 AM
#134:


Is IGN merely promoting these matches on their own Instagram page, or are others making Instagram stories trying to promote their favorite games?

This seems like the last thing Instagram as a collective would care about, but that SHOWS WHAT I KNOW

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azuarc
09/15/21 11:53:01 AM
#135:


If Tumblr can get motivated to vote for one game on gamefaqs, I don't see why a much larger and more diverse audience couldn't be mobilized for this.

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CaptainOfCrush
09/15/21 12:08:20 PM
#136:


Definitely, but is it more "organic" (lots of individual instagram users creating stories that link to the polls) or more driven by IGN and the game makers themselves?

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squexa
09/15/21 12:14:39 PM
#137:


Leonhart4 posted...
That was The Ringer, not IGN.

It's both. IGN also had one too last year where Mario > Link in the final, although that one didn't use Instagram but Snapchat.

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Leonhart4
09/15/21 12:25:06 PM
#138:


Huh, I didn't even realize they had done one!

GameFAQs is probably the one site that has the most diverse character contest results despite the fact that Link and Mario are also top 3-5 characters here too!

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Seanchan
09/15/21 1:22:22 PM
#139:


Personally I'm looking forward to Instagram ruining, or "ruining" for some of you, our next contest.

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Leonhart4
09/15/21 1:38:58 PM
#140:


Unless you can put it in an IG Story, I'm not too worried about that...!

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Leonhart4
09/16/21 11:26:16 AM
#141:


Next round begins sometime today

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Team Rocket Elite
09/16/21 1:39:35 PM
#142:


Next round begins now

https://www.ign.com/articles/ign-best-video-game-of-all-time-bracket-vote-round-3-results-winners
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KamikazePotato
09/16/21 1:50:42 PM
#143:


San Andreas and New Vegas ended up winning anyway, so it looks like Instagram swept the last round.

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Leonhart4
09/16/21 1:52:44 PM
#144:


KamikazePotato posted...
San Andreas and New Vegas ended up winning anyway, so it looks like Instagram swept the last round.

Well, 5 of the 6 million votes came from Instagram this time, and they both got up to about 55/45 on there.

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andylt
09/16/21 1:54:50 PM
#145:


GTA:SA V GTA5 finals incoming???

Most shocking thing about this for me has been Tomb Raider looking pretty decent, even if it lost. I look forward to seeing the ridiculous x-stats at the end of this.

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Leonhart4
09/16/21 1:55:27 PM
#146:


andylt posted...
GTA:SA V GTA5 finals incoming???

Most shocking thing about this for me has been Tomb Raider looking pretty decent, even if it lost. I look forward to seeing the ridiculous x-stats at the end of this.

Literally impossible because you can't see Instagram vote totals

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azuarc
09/16/21 1:56:51 PM
#147:


Man, these matches are like they went out of their way to find the games I'd have equal contempt or non-opinion on. I don't even care who wins in matches 4-7. (Other than the prospect of Minecraft running up the score kinda scares me.)

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KamikazePotato
09/16/21 1:57:23 PM
#148:


Leonhart4 posted...
Literally impossible because you can't see Instagram vote totals
Hasn't IGN been giving out total votes across all sites for each round? Just subtract the vote counts from IGN/youtube/twitter, I guess.

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Leonhart4
09/16/21 2:00:11 PM
#149:


KamikazePotato posted...
Hasn't IGN been giving out total votes across all sites for each round? Just subtract the vote counts from IGN/youtube/twitter, I guess.

Not for everything unless it's on some message board or something.

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swordz9
09/16/21 2:00:53 PM
#150:


Well since I can only vote on the IGN page and nowhere else (dont have the other services and YouTube still displays a total blank page for it) I just did that. Voted FO:NV, CoD4, GoW, Witcher 3, TLoU, Arkham City, Bloodborne and SMB3
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