June 2018 VideoGameGeek Review Contest
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Welcome to the geeklist for the June 2018 VideoGameGeek Review Contest!

This contest is open to all registered users on VGG who post a video game review during the contest month.
This month's optional theme is ANIMAL PROTAGONIST(S). Earn bonus geekgold this month by writing a review for a game that has something to do with playing as an animal.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

June 2018 winners:

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How to Participate:
1 Write a review for any video game and submit it to the appropriate game's database page on VGG during the contest month. Add a link to your review as a new item on this geeklist before the last day of the month. Add a separate geeklist item for each entry.
2 Earn geekgold! If your review is around 500 words or more (and, ideally, contains images) you will receive a 2 door prize simply for entering it in the contest. You will receive a 1 door prize if your review is very short.
3 Earn more geekgold! There is an optional theme each month. Any reviews meeting this theme will be awarded an extra 3 entry bonus. Simply state in your entry whether or not you meet the optional theme.
Tips to this geeklist are appreciated!


How to Win:
1 A voting poll will be opened for one week after the geeklist is closed for new entries. The winner will be determined by the results of the poll.
2 Any and all registered users are allowed to vote in the poll, including users who submit a review for the contest. Feel free to invite other B/RP/VGGers to vote in the contest poll, but...
3 Do not create accounts to vote multiple times and do not solicit votes for a specific review!


Winners Receive:
Microbadge: Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winner 1st Place: 60bag and the exclusive winner's microbadge Microbadge: Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winner
Microbadge: I have placed 2nd in the Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest (and I had to buy this lousy microbadge with my winnings!) 2nd Place: 40bag
Microbadge: I have placed 3rd in the Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest (and I had to buy this lousy microbadge with my winnings!) 3rd Place: 20bag
Microbadge: I have placed 4th in the Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest (and I had to buy this lousy microbadge with my winnings!) 4th Place: 10bag

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The Fine Print: (last updated August 2017)
- There is no minimum word count requirement. The geekgold door prize is awarded to all entries that are near to or exceed 500 words.
- Users may enter any number of reviews they wish each month. Users entering multiple reviews may receive multiple awards in the same month.
- Soliciting participation for the contest as a whole is acceptable and encouraged. Soliciting votes for a specific review is prohibited, and may result in disqualification.
- Any user may vote in the poll regardless of whether or not they submitted a review. Each user may only vote once. Creating additional accounts for the purpose of voting is prohibited.
- Winning an award one month does not prohibit a user from participating in subsequent months.
- Award placement is determined by a weighted majority vote. Votes for 1st place earn 4 points, 2nd place 3 points, 3rd place 2 points, and 4th place 1 point. Placement is determined by points following the vote.
- Ties in award placement will be broken by the number of votes for 1st place, followed by number of votes for 2nd place, then 3rd place, and lastly 4th place. If the tied reviews received exactly the same number of votes in all categories, then the tied reviews will remain tied and earn the same award placement. The subsequent award places will be skipped. (E.g. if 2 reviews tie for 2nd, there will be no 3rd place award.)
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1. Video Game: Vote!!! [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Poll: Video Game Review Contest – June 2018
Vote for the best reviews of the month from June 2018
  1st (4 points) 2nd (3 points) 3rd (2 points) 4th (1 point) Vote Count
Snake III-D – Snake III-D - a graphic and gameplay update 50.0% (7) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 7.1% (1) 42.9% (6) 14
The Whispered World – Abandon All Hope: A Review of The Whispered World 41.7% (5) Top Answer 33.3% (4) 16.7% (2) 8.3% (1) 12
Halo 3: ODST – Halo 3.5: The One with Famous Voice Actors 28.6% (4) 21.4% (3) 35.7% (5) Top Answer 14.3% (2) 14
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The latest and most innovative Skyrim port, yet: Skyrim: Very Special Edition 25.0% (3) 33.3% (4) Top Answer 33.3% (4) Top Answer 8.3% (1) 12
Total Voters 19
This poll is now closed.   19 answers
Poll created by Sjeng
Closes: Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:00 am


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2. Video Game: The Whispered World [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:3832]
Video Game: The Whispered World
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Abandon All Hope: A Review of The Whispered World

While Sadwick does have Spot as a companion, and at one point in the game, you do play entirely as Spot, this is not a game with an animal protagonist, and thus does not fit the optional theme for this month.
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3. Video Game: Halo 3: ODST [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:707]
Video Game: Halo 3: ODST
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https://boardgamegeek.com/article/29304616

This one definitely doesn't meet the theme, but it is a somewhat interesting game nonetheless.
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4. Video Game: Snake III [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Video Game: Snake III
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I thought that since I added this game to the database, took the screenphoto (a Nokia 6280 does not allow screenshots - and I don't have the data cable for it anyway), I might as well also add a review to share my thoughts of the gameplay.

My review is found here: Snake III-D - a graphic and gameplay update
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5. Video Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Average Rating:8.52 Overall Rank:13]
Video Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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I have submitted a review for the latest Skyrim port/version/release:

Skyrim: Very Special Edition

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The latest and most innovative Skyrim port, yet: Skyrim: Very Special Edition
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