Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest- January 2013 - New to You 2012
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This is the geeklist for the January 2013 Video Game Geek Review Contest!

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VOTING CLOSED

WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW


Full contest rules (and subscription thread) are here. But the gist of it is:
1) Write a review that fits the current category,
2) Post it to this geeklist by the 25th Jan 2013,
3) Vote in the poll, and then
4) all entrants: 2 in addition to geekgold earned via geekmod!
1st place: 40bag and an exclusive microbadge: Microbadge: Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winner
2nd place: 20bag
3rd place: 10bag

This month's category is New to You 2012. A look back on the year gone. Please review a game you played for the first time in 2012


Submissions are due by 25/01/2013 10:00 PM GMT, at which point a week-long voting period will begin. Good luck!

Review Qualifications
1. 500 words minimum
2. Ideally contains images (preferably use images from the game’s entry, then from your personal gallery, and external images with appropriate attribution as a last resort)
3. Review must be posted to Video Game Geek during the duration of the contest. Take into account the amount time it might take to get through geekmod. Reviews already on the site will not be accepted!
4. The review can't have been published anywhere (Geek or elsewhere) else before it is submitted to the contest.
5. Must fit within the contest’s category, broadly considered.
6. Winners must wait one contest period (i.e. one month) from their time of winning before submitting another entry.

Please link to your review using the [ thread=][ /thread] geeklink.

There is also a discussion thread which can be found here

This month was a month of ties with a Joint 1st and Joint 3rd place. Please congratulate

In 1st Place with 22points each

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In joint 3rd Place with 19 points each

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Poll: January Video Game Review Contest
After reading this months reviews please award points to the ones you like. You may vote on as many or as few reviews as you want but you may only vote for each review once.
How would you rate the following reviews:
1st = 4 points
2nd = 3 points
3rd = 2 points
4th = 1 point
  1st = 4 points 2nd = 3 points 3rd = 2 points 4th = 1 point Vote Count
UnEpic 57.1% (4) Top Answer 14.3% (1) 14.3% (1) 14.3% (1) 7
Viking: Battle for Asgard 42.9% (3) Top Answer 14.3% (1) 14.3% (1) 28.6% (2) 7
Medal of Honour: Vanguard 28.6% (2) Top Answer 28.6% (2) Top Answer 28.6% (2) Top Answer 14.3% (1) 7
Caesar IV 0.0% (0) 50.0% (3) Top Answer 33.3% (2) 16.7% (1) 6
[thread=906224]Retro City Rampage[/thread] 20.0% (1) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 5
Day Z 42.9% (3) Top Answer 14.3% (1) 0.0% (0) 42.9% (3) Top Answer 7
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project 33.3% (2) Top Answer 33.3% (2) Top Answer 33.3% (2) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 6
Lords of Thunder 37.5% (3) Top Answer 25.0% (2) 12.5% (1) 25.0% (2) 8
Quantum Conundrum 25.0% (1) Top Answer 25.0% (1) Top Answer 25.0% (1) Top Answer 25.0% (1) Top Answer 4
Total Voters 16
This poll is now closed.   16 answers
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Closes: Fri Feb 1, 2013 6:00 am
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2. Video Game: Unepic [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:4311]
Video Game: Unepic
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Here's a game I tried, liked, and then grew to dislike!

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3. Video Game: ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:1765] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
Video Game: ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead
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Frustration and Terror in Day Z: A Zombie game that Captures the Zombie Mood

An interesting game that's becoming quite popular -- maybe too popular.

It's listed under the game Arma II: Operation Arrowhead since it's a player mod of that game, but it may end up getting a separate game entry under Day Z.

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4. Video Game: Viking: Battle for Asgard [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:4433]
Video Game: Viking: Battle for Asgard
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Combining Hack'N'Slash, Stealth, & War

I picked this up at a GameStop for $7.99 not expecting much, but it was actually really fun.
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5. Video Game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1517]
Video Game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
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Removing the Nostalgia Goggles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project

Played all the other NES turtle games as well as the SNES one, but never got to try this one until I recently decided to play them all.
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6. Video Game: Medal of Honor: Vanguard [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:5447]
Video Game: Medal of Honor: Vanguard
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My most recent review and the first game that I completed in 2013.

http://www.videogamegeek.com/article/11023771#11023771
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7. Video Game: Lords of Thunder [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:4678]
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A Video Game Review: Lords of Thunder
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8. Video Game: Caesar IV [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:1916]
Video Game: Caesar IV
Felt I had to get back to writing a few reviews after missing a few months:

Looking past the fine detail
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9. Video Game: Quantum Conundrum [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:4632]
Video Game: Quantum Conundrum
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Review is up. Quantum Conundrum is bad.
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