New AATG article that needs all of you to help


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kentmonkey
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I'm planning to write a "AATG's Top 100 games of all time" but rather than just have the top 100 limited to mine, Peej's, HairyArse's and the other writers views, I'd like to open it up to all of you regulards.

I'm planning to write it in two weeks as I have a couple of days off and can set aside some time specifically for it then.

So your mission, should you wish to accept it, is to email me your "Top 20" games of all time. PLEASE DO NOT POST THEM IN THIS THREAD SO WE CAN KEEP THE OUTCOME A SURPRISE

There is a format that I'd like you to keep to, but it's very simple.

Basically I want your Top 5 games in order (1,2,3,4,5 for those that are too thick to work that out) and then the other 15 games in no particular order.

I'd also like a quick strapline for your number 1 game as to why it's your favourite and I'll include the best of these in the article itself.

Don't forget the classics you enjoyed as a kid, and whilst a game might not strictly be your "Nos 2" now, it might deserve to be there based on how much fun it gave you at the time. It doesn't have to be how well they've aged, just what impression they left on you at the time.

So email your top 20 to me at kentmonkey (at] allaboutthegames dot net by May 18th to be a part of this historical event (too much? how about "slightly interesting article"?)

And remember, don't post them here as it'll spoil the element of surprise.
#1 at 22:44:18 - 02/05/2007
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/predicts the games in positions 11-100 will all have 1 vote each... ;-)
#2 at 22:51:42 - 02/05/2007
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I was just thinking the same thing and wondering if a top 100 is a little too ambitious. But we'll see.
#3 at 22:54:30 - 02/05/2007
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Heh heh, I am somewhat reliant on enough people taking part to make it happen, but there's quite a number of us registered here now that it should work well, if enough people enter it that is.

If there's no article in two weeks time, you know not enough people have entered it. ;o)
#4 at 22:55:10 - 02/05/2007
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Incidentally, if a "Top 100" isn't realistic after the responses, I'll narrow it down to a Top 50. Anything less though wouldn't really be worth bothering with IMO.
#5 at 22:56:20 - 02/05/2007
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KM - worth adding a thread on EG too in the AATG group for this.

I'll prepare a list. I hate doing 'em because I know I always miss something out or forget something but I'll give it a try.

Peej
#6 at 23:03:34 - 02/05/2007
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I always miss a gem too, but that was part of the reason I didn't want people to include their lists on here as I like reading these things and thinking "how the buggery did I forget Monkey Island". Although in theory, perhaps the reason I didn't remember it says that perhaps the games I did left a longer-lasting impression.

Good call about including it in the group thread, I'll do that now.
#7 at 23:11:54 - 02/05/2007
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Peej, I hadn't actually joined!!! o_O

Could you approve the application mate.
#8 at 23:13:55 - 02/05/2007
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Sorry, I'd like to be more active in this forum, but honestly can't be bothered to do this (I'm not a fan of these lists either)..

Best of luck with it though! ;)
#9 at 23:48:53 - 02/05/2007
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kentmonkey said:I always miss a gem too, but that was part of the reason I didn't want people to include their lists on here as I like reading these things and thinking "how the buggery did I forget Monkey Island".

Now that's exactly what I'm thinking!
#10 at 00:04:34 - 03/05/2007
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NewYork said:
kentmonkey said:I always miss a gem too, but that was part of the reason I didn't want people to include their lists on here as I like reading these things and thinking "how the buggery did I forget Monkey Island".

Now that's exactly what I'm thinking!

ha ha, no going back now NY!
#11 at 00:08:44 - 03/05/2007
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Email sent, although I suspect that 18 of the single vote games will have come from my list. My tastes in games are somewhat... um... er... "quirky!"

Feel free to discount my entry if it skews the results too far out of whack :-0
#12 at 01:12:10 - 03/05/2007
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Might be worth stickying both this and the EG thread - there's no sodding way I'm doing you a Top 20 only for it to go down the pan!
#13 at 01:39:02 - 03/05/2007
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Another question: does this list include arcade games?
#14 at 01:52:43 - 03/05/2007
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It has to include all games, surely?

Nice idea, km, hope you get enough data to make it work.
#15 at 02:37:02 - 03/05/2007
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And if not, make s*** up o/
#16 at 02:39:45 - 03/05/2007
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Sent :)
#17 at 11:28:24 - 03/05/2007
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Done!
#18 at 11:30:41 - 03/05/2007
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I'll need some time to think this through but i'll send in my list as soon as it's ready.
#19 at 11:30:46 - 03/05/2007
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Same here, i've got 20 odd years of gaming memories to dredge up.! 0_0
This is going to be tough, i've played some fantastic games in my time.
#20 at 11:42:42 - 03/05/2007
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It's a toughie. I sat down and wrote a mammoth list last night - we're talking 32 years of gaming here, trying to condense that down into a "top 5 list" is like trying to fit a juggernaut up a worm's arse.

I will give it a go though.

Peej
#21 at 11:54:08 - 03/05/2007
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I did it in two minutes.

/scratches self
#22 at 12:14:18 - 03/05/2007
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I did it fairly quickly. took about ten mins. It's not that hard!

How the fuck old are you anyway Peej?
#23 at 12:15:21 - 03/05/2007
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This thread now sounds like it's about checking for testicular cancer.
#24 at 12:18:16 - 03/05/2007
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NewYork said:This thread now sounds like it's about checking for testicular cancer.


Don't remind me about that.
#25 at 12:19:51 - 03/05/2007
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done!
#26 at 12:31:09 - 03/05/2007
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Sent.
#27 at 12:49:23 - 03/05/2007
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I wonder how many people will pick games like Ico and Okami to appear 'cool' when really their favourite game is Starwars Battlefront cause they 'get to be boba fete and shit!'.

/has a genuine dislike of top *** lists

/starts list

/remembers some great games ...

memories :sniff:

/waste 30 minutes compiling list of favourite games

...

#28 at 14:01:29 - 03/05/2007
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I'll try and get a list to you as well, though might be closer the deadline....
#29 at 14:22:50 - 03/05/2007
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Guys and gals this is great (actually only guys thus far, Angel/Ruby get your lists in will ya!!)

I've had shit loads of responses and a Top 100 isn't going to be a problem at all.

Obviously I want more, the more the merrier, and not one game is leading the way thus far, there's about 15 all within a few points of each other.

Plus one of the biggest games ever hasn't even been voted for yet, there's actually quite a number of huge games that haven't even had a vote thus far (about 40 responses thus far, totalling about 200 different games) which is a huge surprise and there's some really obscure titles in there as well.

So thanks to everyone that's taken part thus far but keep them coming, if I could end up with somewhere around 100 responses that would be awesome and bearing in mind I've had 40 in 24 hours, I think there's every likelihood that that will happen.

Cheers

KM
#30 at 19:37:06 - 03/05/2007

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