Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest- October 2013 - Flight
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This is the geeklist for the October 2013 Video Game Geek Review Contest!

CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

CLOSED FOR VOTING

RESULTS 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 October 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 FLIGHT. Please review a game that features flying in some way.

Submissions are due by 25/10/2013 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

Well we have two folks taking top spot this month. Please congratulate in joint 1st Place

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Poll: September Review Contest - Flight
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
F-15 Strike Eagle 28.6% (2) 28.6% (2) 42.9% (3) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 7
U.N. Squadron 50.0% (1) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 50.0% (1) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 2
Strike Fighters 2: Europe 16.7% (1) 50.0% (3) Top Answer 16.7% (1) 16.7% (1) 6
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 83.3% (5) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 16.7% (1) 6
Top Gun: Fire at Will 0.0% (0) 25.0% (1) 50.0% (2) Top Answer 25.0% (1) 4
The Dam Busters 33.3% (2) Top Answer 16.7% (1) 16.7% (1) 33.3% (2) Top Answer 6
Flight Control HD 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 50.0% (1) Top Answer 50.0% (1) Top Answer 2
Total Voters 8
This poll is now closed.   8 answers
Poll created by TMVM
Closes: Sat Nov 2, 2013 6:00 am
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2. Video Game: F-15 Strike Eagle II [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:4822]
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My homage to this action-oriented air combat classic from MicroProse.
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3. Video Game: U.N. Squadron [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:1902]
Video Game: U.N. Squadron
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Review pending in geekmod.

I decided to balance out writing about a turd by revisiting one of my favorite games of all time and ended up finishing this review first.



http://boardgamegeek.com/article/13768563
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4. Video Game: The Dam Busters [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:4985]
Video Game: The Dam Busters
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Damn Good or a Bust?

A pioneering combat flight sim that challenges you to take on a real-life "mission impossible" from World War II.


Review was completed after it went through Geekmod... that "Submit" button sure is close to the "Preview" button! ;-)

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5. Video Game: Strike Fighters 2: Europe [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
Video Game: Strike Fighters 2: Europe
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My review: _Kael_'s longish review on Strike Fighters 2 Europe
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Awesome game.


Two reviews down, one in the queue. Blisters from typing....
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6. Video Game: Flight Control [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1925]
Video Game: Flight Control
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My review of this nice little game is here: _Kael_'s shortish overview on Flight Control (HD)
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7. Video Game: Top Gun: Fire at Will [Average Rating:2.90 Unranked]
Video Game: Top Gun: Fire at Will
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For PlayStation. You'd better call Kenny Loggins, you're in the danger zone!
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8. Video Game: IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 [Average Rating:8.31 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.31 Unranked]
Video Game Compilation: IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
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My review is here: _Kael_'s longish review on IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946.

Thanks for the quick geekmodding, people!
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