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VGGeek of the Week

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Following the grand traditions of Geek of the Week and RPG Geek of the Week, the "Video Game Geek of the Week" is here to help us get to know our fellow videogame geeks. Due to the smaller community on VGG, the VGGotW's week lasts longer than a single week: 3 weeks.

The Nomination Process

The current VGGotW informs the VGGotW admin about his choice. At the end of his "week", he introduces the next VGGotW. There are no official qualifications for this honor, other than that the nominee must be somehow active on VGG. Either in the forums, or as a submitter, anything. The nominee is someone that the current VGGotW thinks the rest of the Video Game community should get to know better. The reasoning and choice, beside that one prerequisite, is entirely up to the current VGGotW. However, in an effort to spread the VGGotW honors around please consider the following:

  • The nominee should not be known personally to the current VGGotW
  • The nominee should be from a different country

After the admin's approval, which will 'always' be given, if the nominee is in any way active on VGG, the current VGGotW sends a geekmail to the nominee asking if he would accept the honor. This should be done early in the period to give everyone time to prepare for the next week. In addition, if a potential nominee declines, the current VGGotW can quickly choose another nominee. The admin will, only when asked, help in providing a list of possible nominees.

Currently the admin handling the VGGeek of the Week threads is _Kael_.

What Does the Nominated VGGotW Need to Do to Prepare?

The nominee needs to write a brief introduction of him- or herself. The contents and length of this introduction is entirely up to the nominee, but should focus to some extent on their gaming career and interests. Some honorees have written only a brief paragraph, others have written several paragraphs that go into great detail.

In addition, the nominee should provide the current VGGotW with his or her answers to the following questions:

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- What is the worst game you ever played (and why)?

- What is your favorite video game-related memory?

- How long was your longest single VG-playing-session ever (and what game(s))?

- What is your current platform of choice?

- What are you playing now, and what will you be playing next?

- Do you use cheat codes?

- What is your favorite contribution (of yours or of another user) to VGG (provide a link, if possible)?

Now, list your Top 5 Games of All Time. Give some thought to which of these games you would keep if it were the only game you could have the rest of your life. Throughout your week in the spotlight, your fellow VGGeeks must guess which game you will select (and perhaps they may even try to sway you throughout the week why you should select a particular game, or maybe even why your favorites all suck!) At the end of the week, (right before passing the torch to the next VGGotW and going back to your mundane life) post a final message revealing your selection and why.

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When finished, this introduction and the responses to the above questions are sent to the current VGGotW. Before their week begins, the nominee should also look over their profile information and make sure it's up-to-date - people will look at a VGGotW's profile.

What is Expected of the VGGotW During His/Her Week?

The main responsibility of the VGGotW is to answer questions, to the best of their ability, from other board members interested in learning more about him or her. Aside from this core responsibility, there are a few other expectations. He or she should:

  • Display the VGGotW microbadge in the center of their display for the period.
  • Decide on a successor, and prepare for introducing him or her at the end of the period.

How Does the VGGotW Introduce the Next VGGotW?

After receiving the nominee's personal introduction, the current VGGotW does the following:

  • Creates a new thread - some time on Sunday - on the VGG News forum with the subject in the format VGGeek of the Week #___ - Full Name (username). Make sure the thread has a link back to this wiki page.
  • He or she then writes a brief personal introduction of the new VGGotW, and includes the nominee's introduction in quote format.
  • After quoting the new VGGotW's bio, provide the questions and nominee's responses to the standard VGGotW questions. Create a poll with the question: "Which of these 5 games will (the nominee) select as the one game he would keep if he could have no other games the rest of his life?" and the answer choices as the five games they listed. If you have any problems creating the thread and poll or figuring out how to quote and format things properly - send a geekmail to _Kael_.
  • Once the thread has been created, the retiring VGGotW should send a message to an Admin asking them to pin the new VGGotW thread.
  • Important: To keep things simple, the current VGGotW should include three links when they notify the VGGotW admin:
    1. A link to the outgoing VGGotW thread that needs to be un-pinned.
    2. A link to the incoming VGGotW thread that needs to be pinned.
    3. A link to the new VGGotW's profile (so the admin can give them their shiny new microbadge: mb).)
  • After that, the retired VGGotW can relax and appreciate his or her participation in a great tradition.

Previous Video Game Geeks of the Week

Number
Date
VGGotW Thread
Geek Username
Country of Origin
223
2019-Oct-20
Kevin Brown
Lurkfish
USA
222
2019-Sept-29
Pieter
Flyboy Connor
Netherlands
221
2019-Sept-08
Joerg Schaefer
JoSch
Germany
220
2019-July-28
Jason W
jdw734
USA
219
2019-Aug-18
Travis Dean
Dolus
USA
218
2019-July-07
Jim Parkin
Annowme
USA
217
2019-June-16
Matt Utting
urbaer
Australia
216
2019-May-26
Jerry Wilkinson
Jrtolf
USA
215
2019-May-19
Monica Elida Forssell
Elida
Norway
214
2019-Apr-28
Robert McLaughlin
Gerdion
USA
213
2019-Apr-07
Ozan
ooozan
Switzerland
212
2019-Mar-17
Gabe Hawkins
ghostpants
USA
211
2019-Feb-24
Bob Thayne
wildthayne
USA
210
2019-Feb-03
Dave B
Jackal2k
Scotland
209
2019-Jan-13
Nicolai Broen Thorning
Taibi
Denmark
208
2018-Dec-23
Stephanie
flaeryn
USA
207
2018-Nov-27
Helmer Aslaksen
aslaksen
Norway
206
2018-Oct-23
Tommi Autio
Eldacar
Finland
205
2018-Sept-23
Ryan S
GibbRS
USA
204
2018-Sept-02
Sudo Dudaković
Sudo Nimh
Bosnia and Herzegovina
203
2018-Aug-12
Bobby F.
Quaseymoto
USA
202
2018-Jul-22
Raymond Haaken
Sjeng
Netherlands
201
2018-Jul-01
(user requested entry removal)
(removed)
USA
200
2018-Jun-10
Chris McDermott
Cricky
United Kingdom
199
2018-May-26
Jørgen
CrazyCatman
Denmark
198
2018-May-6
Clark
ctimmins
USA
197
2015-May-24
The days are just packed
chris4games
USA
196
2015-May-10
Andrew Schoonmaker
NeonElephant
USA
195
2015-April-26
Todd Pytel
tppytel
USA
194
2015-April-12
B
burnstar
USA
193
2015-March-29
Can't Let You Do That, VGG!
Mr Boris
United Kingdom
192
2015-March-15
Doug Hook
chadnorth
USA
191
2015-March-01
Meshell Heelbeck
Corps_of_Oa
United Kingdom
190
2015-February-15
Erik Racer
eracer68
USA
189
2015-February-01
David Hicks
lokisfun
USA
188
2015-January-18
Tyler Harris
CptWilly
USA

2015-January-11

(missed)


2014-December-28

(missed)


2014-December-21

(Bye-week)

187
2014-December-14
Vincent Demeriat
thenightsshadow
Canada
186
2014-December-07
Brad Cummings
thequietpunk
USA

2014-November-30

(missed)

185
2014-November-23
David Neumann
Neumannium
USA
184
2014-November-16
Lance Peterson
MungSu
USA
183
2014-November-09
Mark Bird
Mohrlock
Australia
182
2014-November-02
Alana Davis
Aerithen
USA
181
2014-October-26
Steve Duff
UnknownParkerBrother
Canada
180
2014-October-19
Eric Lai
Garfink
Hong Kong
179
2014-October-12
Lawrence Hung
Lawrence Hung
Hong Kong
178
2014-October-05
Thomas Eager
cabalzero
USA
177
2014-September-28
Sean D.
Hector131
Canada
176
2014-September-21
Greg Alderson
Gregzilla
USA
175
2014-September-14
Misa B.
Triad1
Canada
174
2014-September-07
kerli
tuskel
United Kingdom
173
2014-August-31
Erich Vereen
belirahc
USA
172
2014-August-24
Vincenzo Beretta
Reckall
Italy
171
2014-August-17
Ian Slocombe
TheWulffman
Canada
170
2014-August-10
Kyle W.
Woelf
USA
169
2014-August-03
Herman Hum
HermanHum
Nepal

2014-July-27

(missed)

168
2014-July-20
Brandon
Aniketos
USA
167
2014-July-13
Ben Stephenson
Bien
USA

2014-July-06

(missed)

166
2014-June-29
Jay L
Jythier
USA
165
2014-June-22
Jonathan Tullsen
Military Muskrat
USA
164
2014-June-15
General Norris
General_Norris
Spain
163
2014-June-08
Alex
USP45
USA
162
2014-June-01
Benjamin Davis
Jlerpy
Australia
161
2014-May-25
Matt
vyran
USA
160
2014-May-18
Felix Girke
Againsto
Germany
159
2014-May-11
Stuart
Royston Gamer
United Kingdom
158
2014-May-04
Kezle
Kezle
Ireland
157
2014-April-27
To Mega Therion
nousernameneeded
USA
156
2014-April-20
Frankysan
Frankysan
Sweden

2014-April-13

(missed)

155
2014-April-06
DT76
DT76
USA
154
2014-March-30
David
Kempeth
Switzerland
153
2014-March-23
Gareth Madeley
dragonster
United Kingdom
152
2014-March-16
Cynthia
winterplum
USA
151
2014-March-9
Thomas
ThomasAH
Germany
150
2014-March-2
Wayne
Akrat
USA
149
2014-February-23
Peter Moreau
Astinex
USA
148
2014-February-16
Dave Bernazzani
wavemotion
USA
147
2014-February-9
Caroline Berg
adularia25
USA
146
2014-February-2
Jonna Hind
Kattvippa
Finland
145
2014-January-27
Sarah Reed
SilvaShado
USA
144
2014-January-19
Jae Cordes
Bagherra
USA
143
2014-January-12
John Bandettini
JohnBandettini
United Kingdom
142
2014-January-5
Noshrok Grimskull
Corran Horn
Germany
141
2013-December-29
Agnieszka
aniaga
Poland
140
2013-December-22
Nadia
nadgamgee
Ukraine
139
2013-December-16
Jakob Bavnshøj
Jocab
Denmark
138
2013-December-01
Mrs. Kristin L. Johansen
VikingPrincess
USA
137
2013-November-24
Radosław Michalak
Radziol
Poland
136
2013-November-17
Adam
swampers
Scotland
135
2013-November-10
Pawel
Ghargh
Poland

2013-November-03

(missed)

134
2013-October-27
Alysa
aenea
Netherlands
133
2013-October-20
Josh Malbon
sixthecat
USA
132
2013-October-12
Dick Gberdex
Gberdex
USA
131
2013-October-6
Matt
SilentHitz2
Australia
130
2013-September-30
Amy
Renwmn
USA
129
2013-September-22
Ben
StatSig
Canada
128
2013-September-15
Alvin C
Tyndal
Australia
127
2013-September-08
Christopher Ebert
shacky22
United States

2013-September-01

(missed)

126
2013-August-25
Joakim Schön
joakim589
Sweden
125
2013-August-18
Kennan Ward
Legolas_Katarn
United States
124
2013-August-11
echelon
echelon
Greece
123
2013-August-4
Flamin_Jesus
Flamin_Jesus
Germany
122
2013-July-28
bacusgod
bacusgod
Colombia
121
2013-July-21
Hirocon
Hirocon
United States
120
2013-July-14
Paul S
MichMedia
United States
119
2013-July-7
Dave Scheepstra
TinyTheGiant

118
2013-June-30
D Beau
D Beau
United States
117
2013-June-23
Patrick Carroll
Patrick Carroll
United States
116
2013-June-16
Ian Kelley
Peristarkawan
United States
115
2013-June-9
Matt Mallas
MrMan2k3
United States
114
2013-June-2
Zilfalon Keratol
Zilfalon
Germany
113
2013-May-26
Dario Delfino
seneca29
Italy
112
2013-May-19
Bob Flaherty
YellowLab
USA
111
2013-May-12
James Welke
sirjeyhmis
Canada
110
2013-May-5
Brian Baird
fenners
United States
109
2013-April-28
Robbie Cameron
thecameronin
Scotland
108
2013-April-21
Peter Grapsopoulos
Petergr
United States

2013-April-14

(missed)

107
2013-April-7
SJ Benoist
SJBenoist
United States
106
2013-March-31
Randy Dreger
GeneSteeler
Australia
105
2013-March-24
♪ Isaäc Bickërstaff ♫ (thread deleted)
Verkisto
Belgium
104
2013-March-17
Ooops
Ooops
Belgium
103
2013-March-10
Cynical
Cynical
United States
102
2013-March-3
Stoic Bird
VolcanoLotus
United States
101
2013-February-24
Alex Beldan
Eldritch
Canada
100
2013-February-17
Seth Brown
Osirus
United States
99
2013-February-10
Kitsune
Kitsune5010
Canada
98
2013-February-3
ThirtyEighth
38thDoE
United States
97
2013-January-27
Jason Birzer
TheLongshot
United States
96
2013-January-20
Kevin J
tatoolo
Canada
95
2013-January-13
Esmiralda
EsmiNi
Netherlands
94
2013-January-6
Jan Van Zon
Conlaen
Belgium
93
2012-December-30
Samuel Hinz
abodi
Australia

2012-December-23

(missed)

92
2012-December-16
Michael
mylittlepwny
United States
91
2012-December-9
Doctor X
Doctor X
United States
90
2012-December-2
Leonardo
Fozan
Brazil
89
2012-November-25
Fraser
Karlsen
Australia
88
2012-November-18
André
Originaldibbler
Germany
87
2012-November-11
Simon Woodward
manukajoe
New Zealand
86
2012-November-4
Adam
Spirit of 70
United States
85
2012-October-28
Dewott Jesus
pokemon Geek
Australia
84
2012-October-21
DoomTurtle
DoomTurtle
United States
83
2012-October-14
Danilo Carvalho
danilopatro
Brazil
82
2012-October-7
Vladimir Lehotai
Vladimir17
Slovakia
81
2012-September-30
Christen
SubtlyArtistic
Canada
80
2012-September-23
Anthony Friedman
Stix_Remix
United States
79
2012-September-16
Peter Brichs
Brichs
Denmark
78
2012-September-9
Butlerian
butlerian
United States

2012-September-2

(missed)

77
2012-August-26
Dean Svendsen
GreenDude
Australia
76
2012-August-19
Ogermino
Ogermino
United States
75
2012-August-12
Hammer Man
hammerman
Spain
74
2012-August-5
Brian Cooksey
Vaklam
United States
73
2012-July-29
awakeneddragon
awakeneddragon
Japan
72
2012-July-22
Albert Jr. Cukingnan
Sexy Boy
Philippines
71
2012-July-15
Allen Vailliencourt
Valien
United States
70
2012-July-8
Marius Roth
Astartus
Germany
69
2012-July-1
Bender B. Rodriguez
Bending Unit 22
United States
68
2012-June-24
Maël Brustlein
Bob Moron
France
67
2012-June-17
Matthew Goddard
mgoddard
Canada
66
2012-June-10
Pete
Strom40
United States
65
2012-June-3
Ryan Gatti
rgatti
United States
64
2012-May-27
Nick R
Gnome01
United Kingdom
63
2012-May-20
Steve Bryce
bryces
United Kingdom
62
2012-May-13
J Cale
TheEbonyTurtle
United States
61
2012-May-6
Iain
trif
Australia
60
2012-April-29
Phil
sbszine
Australia
59
2012-April-22
Martha
Auramine O
United States
58
2012-April-15
Marijke
Maevre
Belgium
57
2012-April-8
Alex
Bullseye71
United States
56
2012-April-1
Alex
tankexmortis
United States
55
2012-March-25
Sylvain
cafeine
France
54
2012-March-18
Juan Carlos Goyes
jgoyes
Colombia
53
2012-March-11
JB Van Leishout
Jamesbv7
United States
52
2012-March-4
Kenneth Stuart
wizcreations
United States
51
2012-February-26
Gnomish Mustard
Gnomish Mustard
United States
50
2012-February-19
TMVM
TMVM
United Kingdom
49
2012-February-12
LostDice
LostDice
United States
48
2012-February-5
kevster
kevster
United States
47
2012-January-29
paralipsis
paralipsis
Australia
46
2012-January-22
SuperChutney
SuperChutney
Australia
45
2012-January-16
Samuel Sol
yohanleafheart
Brazil

2012-January-9

(missed)

44
2012-January-2
Jared
twinge
United States
43
2011-December-25
Jules
juleske
Belgium
42
2011-December-18
Andrew Hodkinson
andrewhodkinson
Canada
41
2011-December-11
Jakob Nelson
vidriera
United States
40
2011-December-4
Michael Dorosh
Michael Dorosh
Canada
39
2011-November-27
Derek Green
thucydides2004
United States
38
2011-November-20
Chris
ColdFrog
United States
37
2011-November-13
Andrew Sinclair
Cthulhu1
Canada
36
2011-November-6
Francesco Turri
BlackRainbow
Switzerland
35
2011-October-30
Daniel Cedro Gomes
DanielCG
Brazil
34
2011-October-23
Andrew Goenner
MasterGeek
United States
33
2011-October-16
Duncan
spacewolf009
New Zealand
32
2011-October-9
Jeff G.
bulldog93
United States
31
2011-October-2
Leonie
Narl
Netherlands
30
2011-September-25
Bruno Abreu
Abreu
Portugal
29
2011-September-18
Martin Cox
Meeple1
Australia
28
2011-September-11
Scott Anderson
Speedracer513
United States
27
2011-September-4
Mandy Heiser
Cheeschick
United States
26
2011-August-28
Jack
JohnRayJr
United States
25
2011-August-21
Sean Chick
gittes
United States
24
2011-August-14
James Lowry
Rindis
United States
23
2011-August-7
Caleb Wynn
Sidewynnder
United States
22
2011-July-31
Simon Lundström
Zimeon
Sweden
21
2011-July-24
T.R.
frumpish
United States
20
2011-July-17
Troy
1nf1n1ty
United States
19
2011-July-10
Meagan
zorazen
United States
18
2011-July-3
Nathan Trimmer
kidsplinter
United States
17
2011-June-26
Jan Tahon
Barad_the_dwarf
Belgium
16
2011-June-19
Jaime Lawrence
Hida Mann
Australia
15
2011-June-12
Aaron Tubb
Aarontu
United States
14
2011-June-5
Luis P.
Kodeir
Spain
13
2011-May-29
Kelley E.
xeromist
United States
12
2011-May-22
Troy Davidson
clandaith
United States
11
2011-May-15
Phil
Harlekin
Germany
10
2011-May-8
Joe Wasserman
Mymil
United States
9
2011-May-1
Anthony DuLac
wytefang
United States
8
2011-April-24
Rudy
tickmanfan
United States
7
2011-April-17
Andy
Grimwold
United Kingdom
6
2011-April-10
Troy Lawrence
smallville247
United States
5
2011-April-3
Krzysztof Zięba
Lord_Kristof
Poland
4
2011-March-27
Seth
cylonathalf
United States
3
2011-March-20
Cary
Ziilch
Canada
2
2011-March-13
Matthijs
_Kael_
Netherlands
1
2011-March-06
Nick Reed
Ncik
United Kingdom

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