GR ROYAL RUMBLE - GAMING EDITION - PRELIMINARY ROUND 5

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GR Royal Rumble Preliminary Round 3

  1. Kratos (God of War)

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    28.6%
  2. Gene (God Hand)

    5 vote(s)
    71.4%
  1. Master_Craig

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    Well then, holy shit.

    Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, green monsters who live in trash cans, welcome to the 2018 return of the GameRevolution, Royal Rumble, Gaming Edition!

    We have sixteen fighters from all genres of gaming who are entering a sixteen player tournament. Starting off with the preliminary rounds, quarter finals, semi finals and then, the legendary grand final. Who will win this epic showdown? That depends entirely up to you!

    Every forty eight hours (as I type this, it's currently Monday the 12th of February, 8:02 AM, ACST time zone) a new round will commence. You will have forty eight hours to submit your votes via the voting poll here on this thread. Obviously, the fighter with the most votes will win the bout! I will personally not be voting unless the votes are tied, then I will randomly vote for one of the two fighters using a number generator (which is how all of these fights are being organized, it's all random).

    Here are your chosen fighters!

    1. War (Darksiders)
    2. Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell) - DEFEATED (Preliminaries, Round 3 against Adam Jensen)
    3. Gene (Godhand) (Moving onto Quarter Finals to face Adam Jensen)
    4. Dante (Devil May Cry)
    5. Viewtiful Joe - DEFEATED (Preliminaries, Round 2 against Simon Belmont)
    6. Toon Link (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)
    7. Kirby (Kirby's Dream Land)
    8. Samus Aran (Metroid) (Moving onto Quarter Finals to face Simon Belmont)
    9. Simon Belmont (Castlevania) (Moving onto Quarter Finals to face Samus Aran)
    10. Kratos (God of War) - DEFEATED (Preliminaries, Round 3 against Gene)
    11. Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
    12. Corvo Attano (Dishonored) - DEFEATED (Preliminaries, Round 1 against Samus Aran)
    13. Adam Jensen (Deus Ex: Human Revolution) (Moving onto Quarter Finals)
    14. Jackie Estacado (The Darkness)
    15. Domingo (Shining Force)
    16. Vyse (Skies of Arcadia)

    Down goes Kratos! This was one battle that the God of War could not win. Winner, and claiming his place in the quarter finals to battle Adam Jensen, is Gene!

    Up next for round five of the preliminaries...

    WAR

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    VERSUS

    DOMINGO


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    An interesting if not peculiar match up!

    War, a Nephilim and the youngest of the four horseman, is said to be unmatched in combat with his massive sword (perhaps this tournament will prove he has superiors?). Described as both honorable and savage, War has fought in countless battles, riding in on his noble steed, Ruin, leaving a trail of blood and corpses.

    War's opponent is Domingo, a strange looking magical creature that hatched from an egg. Domingo is highly intelligent and thus, comes across as cunning and arrogant. Despite his small and odd appearance, Domingo is a powerful mage and is often described by his peers as "over powered".

    The youngest horseman, versus a magical floating balloon thing! Who will win the weirdest duel yet?!

    Voting is open now until Friday the 23rd of February!
     
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  2. Paul Tamburro

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    Thanks for setting this up, Craig! I've stickied the post and I've also added a poll to make this easier.

    Get voting, everyone!
     
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  3. NegFactor

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    Make the right vote, people.
     
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    Samus! I'm not sure she has the best story/character, but she has a badass set of skills and a great legacy of games.

    I don't know much about Corvo. I didn't get into Dishonored.
     
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  5. MattAY

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    Next time put Zero Suit Samus up...that'll get the votes rolling in ;) /prevyvoice
     
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  6. COMaestro

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    Man, Corvo got hosed on this matchup. While I think he's got the skills to overcome Samus, I don't think he's got anything that could really penetrate her armor. If it had been zero-suit Samus, I might have had to go with him, but here, I'm afraid it's no contest.

    Actually, after a bit more thought, it depends if his Possession power works through her armor. Possess, remove armor, unpossess, stop time, unload a huge amount of bullets/bolts, Samus dies when time resumes.
     
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  7. Master_Craig

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    It's honestly pretty one sided. At the end of the day, these competitions are just popularity contests, but it is cool to think about how this never-to-happen match up would actually go down.

    I think Corvo would be quite capable against Samus with his abilities, but that being said, Samus is a bad arse who is immensely powerful. A strong contender!

    Voting closes tomorrow (Wednesday the 14th of February) at 8 AM (ACST) and we'll be moving on to the next match!
     
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  8. Master_Craig

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    Time for Round 2!

    I've edited the first post with all the details. Paul - I'll need you or someone to edit the voting poll, unless you can give me the option to do it myself?
     
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  9. Paul Tamburro

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  10. Jason Faulkner

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    You could say poor Corvo was..... dishonored!

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    Samus certainly... charged her way to victory.

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    You could say Samus...won her match against Corvo in a GR Royal Rumble.
     
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    Belmont all the way!

    Mostly because I never played Viewtiful Joe. Never liked the look of it.
     
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  16. NegFactor

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    100% this. That game always looked terrible to me, despite all the great things I heard about it. I might have to go back and play it one day but for now, it's one man and his Vampire Killer.
     
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  17. Paul Tamburro

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    Viewtiful Joe is definitely worth a shot. I actually think it's held up better than a lot of GC games as a result of its art style.
     
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  18. MattAY

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    Heeey it won GRs GOTY the year it was released ;)
     
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  19. Paul Tamburro

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    Good memory!
     
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  20. Master_Craig

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    Hey @Paul Tamburro - I'll need you to update the poll, please. :)

    Simon Belmont defeats Viewtiful Joe! Next round!
     
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