Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest - October 2014 - GLOBETROTTING
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This is the geeklist for the October 2014 Video Game Geek Review Contest!

CLOSED FOR ENTRIES
CLOSEED FOR VOTING
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 27th October 2014,
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 Globetrotting. Please review a video game that takes place in more than one country, be they real world, off world or fantasy.

Submissions are due by 27/10/2014 10:00 PM GMT, at which point a week-long voting period will begin.

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.

Bit of a crazy results month this time round:
In 1st place with 22 points is
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and in an unprecedented triple joint second place with 19 points each are

Derek Green
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...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the steep cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
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Poll: Poll: Video Game review contest - October
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
Command & Conquer 28.6% (2) Top Answer 28.6% (2) Top Answer 28.6% (2) Top Answer 14.3% (1) 7
The Legend of Kyrandia Book Two 28.6% (2) 42.9% (3) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 28.6% (2) 7
CivClicker 16.7% (1) 50.0% (3) Top Answer 16.7% (1) 16.7% (1) 6
Explodemon 25.0% (2) 12.5% (1) 37.5% (3) Top Answer 25.0% (2) 8
Euro Truck Simulator 2 57.1% (4) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 42.9% (3) 0.0% (0) 7
Total Voters 10
This poll is now closed.   10 answers
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Closes: Mon Nov 3, 2014 6:00 am
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2. Video Game: Command & Conquer [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:773]
Video Game: Command & Conquer
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If you play as the GDI, you fight all across Europe while NOD battles its way to dominance in Africa. Interestingly, towns in every level look identical, so it doesn't have quite the cultural immersion of a semester abroad. I just submitted my review to geekmod, so be on the lookout.

I also tried to embed a youtube video with one of the game's tracks on it and I'm not sure if I did that correctly...

I was entering the video address incorrectly. Everything is now functioning properly. Thanks to
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for the heads-up.

http://www.videogamegeek.com/thread/1249516/choice-my-friend...
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Video Game: Explodemon!
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Game: Explodemon!

In this platform game, you play as Explodemon out to save the Nibia system and travel to three planets.

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This review was an experiment. I had fun writing it; I hope you have fun reading it.
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4. Video Game: CivClicker [Average Rating:4.72 Overall Rank:7320]
Video Game: CivClicker
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5. Video Game: Euro Truck Simulator 2 [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:1446]
Video Game: Euro Truck Simulator 2
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Well it has been a while but let me have a crack at this elusive microbadge again!

Globetrotting with my Volvo Globetrotter
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6. Video Game: The Legend of Kyrandia, Book Two: The Hand of Fate [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:1751]
Video Game: The Legend of Kyrandia, Book Two: The Hand of Fate
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And here it is: Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Review of The Legend of Kyrandia Book Two: The Hand of Fate

While the article is pending in out of geekmod, please enjoy this image of the dragonfly mail service, one of the many unique modes of transportation between countries in this game.

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