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kentmonkey
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So the first article will be up tomorrow and I know it's likely to cause a bit of discussion and debate. Whilst it would be great for some of it to take part in the review comments section, inevitably some of it will spill over into the forums so this is the thread to contain it all.

One of the most popular discussion points is bound to be who you think the number 1 game is going to be. So far we've had:

Guitar Hero - New York
Resident Evil 4 - ThreeOutsideDown
Halo - ilmaestro

Not long to go now before we all find out (well there's still 5 days but it helps to build the tension if I say not long!) ;o)

#1 at 23:03:20 - 20/05/2007
NewYork
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I'd say Guitar Hero is a long shot. But I'm just thinking that people will have it semi-fresh in their minds, and remember that EG gave it GOTY.

What I'm more certain of is that it won't be an Ico, or Mario, or any prime suspect like that. I think people will have shied away from voting for things that they assume are standard choices.

/end chin rubbing
#2 at 23:07:11 - 20/05/2007
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Already grumbling about what I forgot to include. Any idea how many of us have voted, KM?

#3 at 23:21:44 - 20/05/2007
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Well, I think three things I've voted for showed up already, most importantly SSX 3.
#4 at 23:27:08 - 20/05/2007
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That wasn't meant to go up until tomorrow, I guess the rumours about Hairyarse being premature are true!!! :o)
#5 at 23:30:41 - 20/05/2007
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NewYork said:most importantly SSX 3.
Wow! I thought people were taking the piss when they said they voted for SSX3!
/batters NewYork to death with a copy of SSX Tricky ;-)

2 for me so far, predicts 4 more might turn up.
#6 at 00:11:09 - 21/05/2007
kentmonkey
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I too couldn't believe the SSX 3 love, I much preferred Tricky but not even that would have come close to my Top 20 of all time.

I think some people must have missed out the 8-bit and 16-bit era's going on some of the votes I received.
#7 at 00:29:30 - 21/05/2007
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It's scary isn't it. There are a couple of people at work who's idea of retro is Xbox 1! :-O

Am I just too old, or are they far too young?
#8 at 00:38:00 - 21/05/2007
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They're far too young.

Someone the other day at work told me they were born in 1990. 19 freakin' 90. I was 13 years old then. Bastard ruined my day!
#9 at 00:44:58 - 21/05/2007
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I'll read it tomorrow (promise!), but at first glance I don't think anything I voted for has shown up yet. Will you be providing a score breakdown once it's done and dusted? And were there any ties in there?

I'm quite excited to see the rest of the list, actually. ^_^
#10 at 03:48:31 - 21/05/2007
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kentmonkey said:I think some people must have missed out the 8-bit and 16-bit era's going on some of the votes I received.


Not me. Match Day 2 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!

I voted for 3 arcade games too. Did any arcade games feature in the top 100?

Actually I couldn't think of any Amiga or ST game that I wanted to vote for. Surprisingly non of the games from that era have stuck in my mind.

After the top 100 has been posted you should put up a list of those games that only got one vote.
#11 at 10:50:10 - 21/05/2007
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I know I put it up early but that's because I wanted to put each article up the night before it's due so that people have the whole 24 hours to talk about it before the next one is posted.

I sooo can't believe I missed Res4 off my list.
#12 at 11:20:05 - 21/05/2007
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HairyArse said:I sooo can't believe I missed Res4 off my list.


Bloody hell. I forgot about the Resident Evil games :-(
#13 at 11:22:21 - 21/05/2007
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This thread is superfluous, we've already decided that RE4 is the best game ever!
#14 at 11:30:30 - 21/05/2007
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I considered voting for some old games, but I came to the conclusion that despite having spent my childhood feeding coins into Battlezone at the arcade, trying to get 3D Monster Maze to load on my dad's ZX81 and getting addicted to the likes of Chuckie Egg and Way Of The Exploding Fist on the BBC, none of it ever really lit a fire inside me until the first time I played Doom.

That's when it really started for me, when games suddenly became something more than a bit of fun, a diversion, and I realised they were capable of immersing me completely and making me feel things. So I can't imagine voting for something like Chuckie Egg, addictive and brilliant though it is, over modern games from the last two decades which tell stories and immerse me in their world.

So don't assume that people who don't vote for the old stuff are too young to remember it, they may well think as I do that they just don't deserve to compete for places in a top 100 with modern games :)
#15 at 12:12:47 - 21/05/2007
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I can't believe I left STALKER off my list now, however a lot of mine are old school classics that deserve to be on my choice of top 20.

I bet I'm the only person who voted for Dune II...
#16 at 12:23:33 - 21/05/2007
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Whizzo said:
I bet I'm the only person who voted for Dune II...


Make that 2 of us :-)
#17 at 12:51:52 - 21/05/2007
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DocX said:
Whizzo said:
I bet I'm the only person who voted for Dune II...


Make that 2 of us :-)

3 of us. :)
#18 at 13:05:16 - 21/05/2007
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I never did the list cause I'ma bit crap and very busy at the minute, but i did start to compile a list of every game I can remember loving at one point or another over the last 20+ years of gaming.

I got to over one hundred beofre I stopped to do some work thou I'm sure I've forgotten a fair few :)

Another World
Armalyte
Armed Assault
Battlefield 1942
Battlefield 2
Blasteroids
Bomberman
Bubble Bobble
Burnout 2
Burnout Legends
Call of Duty
CoD 2
Cannon Fodder
Cannon Fodder 2
Civilisation
Civilisation 2
CJs Elephant Antics
Colin Macrae Rally 2
Colony Wars
Colony Wars 2
Counter Strike
Counter Strike Source
Day of Defeat
Doom
Driver
Dune 2
Elite 2: Frontier
Eve Online
Far Cry
FIFA World Cup 1998
Freedom Fighters
Ghost Recon
Goal
God of War
Gods
Goldeneye
G-Police
Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo 2
Grand Theft Auto
GTA 3
GTA: Vice City
GTA: San Andreas
Grid Wars 4.0
Half Life
HL2
HL2 Episode 1
Halo
Head Over Heals
Hitman
Homeworld
Ico
IK+
IL2 Sturmovik
K240
Kick Start 2 Plus
Lemmings
Lemmings 2: Tribes
Locoroco
Marble Maddness
Mario Kart
Max Payne
Max Payne 2
Metal Gear Solid
MicroProse Soccer
NBA Jam
Neocron
Operation Flashpoint: Coldwar Crisis
Planetside
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Pro Evolution Soccer 1-6
Quake
Quake 2
Raqinbow Islands
Resident Evil: Directors Cut
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 4
Rollcage
Rollcage Stage 2
R-Type
Sega Rally
Shenmue
Silent Hill
Silent Hill 2
Sim City
Stalker
Super Cars 2
SWOS
Syndicate
Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter 2
Syphon FIlter 3
Syphon FIlter: Dark Mirror
The Chaos Engine
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
The Secret of Monkey Island
The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChucks Revenge
TOCA Touring Car
TOCA 2
Unreal Tournament
Unreal Tournament 2004
Uridium
Virtua Fighter
Virtua Tennis
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War
Wipeout, Wipeout 2097
World of Warcraft
Worms
#19 at 14:22:07 - 21/05/2007
repairmanjack
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Keep thinking of stuff I should have included. Been applying the logic that if it really deserved to be there I would have remembered it at the time.... but... I forgot to put Dark Chronicle on the list!!! It's just about my favourite everything ever.

I'm a twat. :(
#20 at 14:42:01 - 21/05/2007
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Jellyhead said:
DocX said:
Whizzo said:
I bet I'm the only person who voted for Dune II...


Make that 2 of us :-)

3 of us. :)
People of taste! :-)
#21 at 15:15:59 - 21/05/2007
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Whizzo said:
I bet I'm the only person who voted for Dune II...

That is the problem with these lists. It's impossible to remember all the great games that deserve to be included and even if you do, there's no place left to include them without turning the whole endeavour into a personal Top 100.

Although I'm willing to bet I was the only person to vote for Ultima VII...
#22 at 15:43:38 - 21/05/2007
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pauleyc said:
Although I'm willing to bet I was the only person to vote for Ultima VII...

I'd be willing to bet that too :P

Well if we're doing this then I'll throw in Severance and Outcast as the two of mine least likely to have got any other votes.

I'm really looking forward to the rest of this, can't wait to see which ones I voted for make it in and where they place.

#23 at 16:20:50 - 21/05/2007
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I'm more interested in which games i've missed. I bet there's a few. I may end up with a big red palm print on my forehead from slapping myself. :)
#24 at 16:23:36 - 21/05/2007
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Yes, that too. No 'doh!' moments for me in the first 25, but I'm sure they're coming.

Still, there are several I already know I would have liked to include, but 20 wasn't enough and it almost came down to a coin toss with some of my selections.
#25 at 16:25:37 - 21/05/2007
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Heh, actually there is one on there that I voted for, but it is *not* the weakest FF game, you cheeky monkey!! :p

As for my votes that I don't think anyone else will have voted for, they would probably be these in order of 'no-one else voted for them'-ness:

DDR 5th Mix
DOA Ultimate
Capcom vs SNK 2

Couple of others I'm not sure about.
#26 at 16:34:11 - 21/05/2007
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What I voted for that I reckon nobody else will have are -

Tecmo World Cup 90 - Arcade
World Snooker Challenge 2007 - PSP

At least I have the consolation of knowing you all will have voted Match Day 2, on the Spectrum, the number 1 game of all time.

Didn't you?

;-)
#27 at 17:00:32 - 21/05/2007
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ilmaestro said:
DDR 5th Mix
I wanted to vote for one of the DDR games, but couldn't decide which one (probably DS:Euromix for nostalgia reasons), so it ended up falling off my list :(

Besides, I'd already voted for 6 music / bemani style games, 7 would have been overkill... :)
#28 at 17:03:57 - 21/05/2007
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Have a feeling I'm the only person to vote for Thief 3 and Broken Sword...
#29 at 17:09:49 - 21/05/2007
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anyone else vote for pitstop 2 and its splitscreen goodness?
anyone?
anyone?
#30 at 17:11:15 - 21/05/2007

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