Best of January 2020 Monthly Photo Contest!
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Welcome to the January 2020 VideoGameGeek Image Contest!

This contest is open to all users who submit a new video game image during the contest month.

How to Participate:

1. Add a GeekList item to this list and include the image in the Description box.
2. To ensure that the image is displayed at a reasonable size so that people can better judge your image, use [imageid=xxxxxx medium] or [imageid=xxxxxx large].

Rules:
• You may only submit a single image each month. The entry should not be edited once submitted.
• You may delete your entry and submit a new one if you change your mind or make a mistake.
• The image must have been uploaded to VGG during the contest month. Images from your User Gallery are not eligible.
• The image has to be a scan or screenshot you took yourself.

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How to Win:

1. Users vote for an entry by giving it a thumb Microbadge: Thumbs are great! (That's why I give so many). Users may vote for as many entries as they wish.
2. Winners will be declared when the next month's list goes up.

Winners Receive:
First place: 100
Second place: 50
Third place: 25

E I may move older entries to the bottom of the GeekList to lessen the first-come, first-thumbed effect.
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1. Video Game: Deponia Doomsday [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:4634]
Video Game: Deponia Doomsday
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When I saw this, I simply couldn't resist how cute this maggot look heart

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2. Character: Absol
Character: Absol
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Shadow Absol in its Shiny form, striking a haughty pose, moments after being rescued from Team Rocket Go's Leader Sierra - from Pokémon GO.

Character: Absol
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3. Video Game: Alto's Odyssey [Average Rating:5.33 Overall Rank:6989]
Video Game: Alto's Odyssey
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I grabbed this screenshot at the title screen. I hadn't even played yet and there it was!
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4. Video Game: Final Fantasy V [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:505] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Video Game: Final Fantasy V
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Video Game: Final Fantasy V
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5. Video Game: Elite [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:375]
Video Game: Elite
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Docking a spacestation in the Commodore 64 edition.

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6. Video Game: Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
Video Game: Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS)
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I was playing TABS with my eldest when he decided to have a fight between a Forest giant and an Ice Giant. The Ice Giant was winning then the Forest Giant managed to perform a knockout blow with a tree.

I thought the expression on his face was very funny. It's like he's thinking "did I leave the iron on?"

Video Game: Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS)
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7. Video Game: Thief Simulator [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Video Game: Thief Simulator
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So if you are not a very good sneaky thief, where do you spend a lot of your time? Hiding in a dumpster until the cops go away!

Video Game: Thief Simulator


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8. Video Game: LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:503]
Video Game: LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
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Video Game: LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy


I took this screenshot because my son and I were able to get our characters wearing the Leia "Bun" hair, using a hat dispenser in the lobby, at the same time that Leia was wandering around and posing.
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9. Video Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [Average Rating:8.93 Overall Rank:6] [Average Rating:8.93 Unranked]
Video Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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With the released of the Netflix show it seemed a good time to visit the highly acclaimed 3rd installment in the video game series.

Apparently Roach the horse is infamous for cool glitches. Here's one that accidentally happened outside a bar haha.

Video Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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January Contest Winners:

First Place:
Video Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Video Game: Thief Simulator

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Video Game: LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

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