The Sixth Annual GR Showdown Begins

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  1. The_Joker

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    Hello, and welcome to the Sixth annual GR Gamepost Video Game Showdown. First I'd like to apologize for being...four months late, or something or other. I'm in college now, and wasn't really coming to GR at that point, so I never got around to starting it. However, my idea on how to run a new showdown is still saved on a wordpad file in my computer, and I don't intend to let it go to waste.

    Now, for those of you unfamiliar with how things work around here, this is a deep rooted tradition in Gamepost history. Previous winners include...

    2006: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    2005: Metal Gear Solid
    2004: Final Fantasy VII
    2003: Grand Theft Auto III
    2002: Half Life

    The showdown system has changed over the years, and I intend to bring yet another change this year. This time, the showdown will be run very similar to the way NCAA basketball is run.

    Every day there are a plethora of matches, pitting game VS. game, with people voting for the games they like better, and then after 24 hours we have new matches. However, games do not get eliminated for losing a match or even two matches, like in the past. If a game loses a match, it simply scores a 'loss' and draws another match in the next few days. This goes on for several months, games never getting eliminated, until a set number of matches for each game has been reached.

    Then we take a leaf out of the book of NCAA football, and based on 'regular' season performances, put the games into fifteen different bowl 'games', and then host the matches over the next 15 days, working up to the championship match.

    The games have been broken up into ten different divisions of eight games. 8 of these divisions are made up from the top 64 games in the recent 'top 100 list' I did several months back. The #1 game is the #1 seed in the first division, the #2 game is the #1 seed in the 2nd division, and so on until the 64th game is the #8 seed in the last division.

    The other 2 divisions are made up of games that have come out recently that weren't given the chance to make the list, yet likely would have if given the chance, and games on the top 100 list in the low range, plus a few I think should be given a shot.

    There are also two other divisions made up of games that made the list, but ranked rather low. These two divisions make up the a sort of 'Divison I-AA' for our 'league'. These two divisions have their own small league of games that are only somewhat popular, and every year games that do well in this league have the opportunity to move up into the 'big leagues', making way for more games for the little league. This continues ad infinitum in theory.

    Wins, losses, points for, points against, interdivisonial records, and other stats are kept track of, and at the end awards our handed out, the bowls are played, and we'll have our champion.

    http://www.freewebs.com/grncaashowdown/

    Check my sig for the power rankings as of now.

    I'm kinda making this up as a go, so that site doesn't have alot of info yet...and if anyone is willing to help me out on this project, lemme know, I could use it, I'm going to college now. And remember, if you can't help me directly, this showdown is fueled by votes. You can help by simply voting.

    However, I encourage everyone to at least know what they're voting for and against in matches. I can't enforce any rules of this nature, but it's something to keep in mind. I'm not saying you should play the game first, but it'd be good to at least know what we're dealing with.

    Today's Matchups

    We'll start the showdown with all inter-divisional matches I think.

    Final Fantasy VIII VS. Resident Evil II

    Goldeneye 007 VS. Mario Kart 64

    Super Mario Brothers III VS. Soul Calibur II

    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker VS. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Beyond Good & Evil VS. Half Life 2

    Tomb Raider VS. Halo

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask VS. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

    Soul Calibur VS. Super Mario Brothers

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess VS. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    Burnout: Revenge VS. Fatal Frame 2

    Divison I-AA

    Sonic The Hedgehog 2 VS. Warcraft II

    Rome: Total War VS. Condemned: Criminal Origins

    Vote in all matches you think you can within reason!

    I vote...

    FF8

    Goldeneye

    SC2

    OOT

    HL2

    Halo

    Max Payne 2

    Soul Calibur

    Castlevania

    No Vote

    No Vote

    No Vote

    May the best games win.[/b]
     
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  2. DavidDGnome

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    I heard you're going to college now! Is this true!?

    Final Fantasy VIII
    Goldeneye 007
    Super Mario Brothers III
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Beyond Good & Evil
    No Vote
    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    Super Mario Brothers
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    No Vote
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    No Vote
     
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  3. unctarheels

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    RE 2

    Goldeneye

    SMB3

    LoZ: OoT

    NO VOTE

    Halo

    Majora's Mask

    Super Mario Bros.

    NO VOTE

    NO VOTE

    Sonic 2

    Rome: Total War
     
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  4. HOC

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    Resident Evil II
    Goldeneye 007
    Super Mario Brothers III
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Half Life 2
    Tomb Raider
    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    Super Mario Brothers
    No vote
    No vote

    Divison I-AA

    No vote
    Rome: Total War
     
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  5. kingg5

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    RE 2
    golden eye
    soul caliber 2
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Half Life 2
    Halo
    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    Super Mario Brothers
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Fatal Frame 2
    no vote
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
     
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  6. GiftedMonkey

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    NO VOTE
    Goldeneye 007
    SMBIII
    NO VOTE
    HL2
    NO VOTE
    NO VOTE
    SMB
    Castlevania
    NO VOTE

    **EDIT**

    Let me add

    Warcraft II

    and

    Condemned.
     
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  7. Ghaleon007

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    Final Fantasy VIII
    Goldeneye 007
    Soul Calibur II
    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
    Half Life 2
    Halo
    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    Soul Calibur
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Burnout: Revenge
     
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  8. Longo_2_guns

    Longo_2_guns Forum Moderator
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    VIII
    007
    SCII
    Wind Waker
    No Vote
    Tomb Raider
    Majora's Mask
    No Vote
    No Vote
    Burnout
    No Vote
    No Vote
     
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  9. segageek

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    Final Fantasy VIII

    Goldeneye 007
    Super Mario Brothers III

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    . Half Life 2

    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

    Soul Calibur

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    Fatal Frame 2

    Sonic The Hedgehog 2

    Condemned: Criminal Origins
     
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  10. Paradox

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    Final Fantasy VIII
    Goldeneye 007
    Super Mario Brothers III
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    no vote
    Halo
    no vote
    Super Mario Brothers
    no vote
    no vote
    Warcraft II
    Condemned: Criminal Origins
     
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  11. LinksOcarina

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    This is going to steal my thunder, lol.

    Resident Evil II
    Mario Kart 64
    Super Mario Brothers III
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Half Life 2
    Halo
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    . Super Mario Brothers
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Fatal Frame 2
    . Warcraft II
    Rome: Total War
     
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  12. trusteveryone

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    Final Fantasy VIII
    Goldeneye 007
    Soul Calibur II
    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
    Half Life 2
    Tomb Raider
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    Super Mario Brothers
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Burnout: Revenge
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Rome: Total War
     
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  13. Hexagram

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    Final Fantasy VIII
    Goldeneye 007
    Super Mario Brothers III
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Half Life 2
    Tomb Raider
    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    Super Mario Brothers
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Fatal Frame 2
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Condemned: Criminal Origins
     
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  14. TheNesMan

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    Resident Evil II

    Goldeneye 007

    Super Mario Brothers III

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Beyond Good & Evil

    Tomb Raider

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Super Mario Brothers

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Fatal Frame 2

    Divison I-AA

    Sonic The Hedgehog 2

    Rome: Total War
     
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  15. MrHimashi

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    My votes!

    Resident Evil II

    Goldeneye 007

    Super Mario Brothers III

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Half Life 2

    Halo

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Super Mario Brothers

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    Burnout: Revenge



    Sonic The Hedgehog 2

    Condemned: Criminal Origins
     
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  16. The_Joker

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    FFVIII beats RE2 8-6.
    Goldeneye beats MK64 14-1.
    SMB3 beats SC2 10-5.
    OOT beats WW 11-3.
    HL2 beats BG&E 10-2.
    Halo beats Tomb Raider 7-5.
    MP2 beats MM 7-6.
    SMB beats SC 11-3.
    SOTN beats Twilight Princess 8-3.
    FF2 beats Burnout: R 5-4.

    Sonic 2 beats WCII 8-3.
    R: TW and C: OC tie 5-5.

    Today's Matches

    God of War VS. Silent Hill 3

    Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow VS. Chrono Trigger

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic VS. Unreal Tournament

    Devil May Cry VS. Resident Evil REMake

    Super Metroid VS. Max Payne

    Final Fantasy X VS. Dragon Quest VIII

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas VS. SOCOM II

    Earthbound VS. Super Mario 64

    Sonic the Hedgehog VS. Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner

    Disgaea: Hour of Darkness VS. Kingdom Hearts


    Division I-AA

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories VS. Diablo 2

    Harvest Moon 64 VS. Deus Ex


    My votes...

    God of War
    CT
    KOTOR
    DMC
    MP
    FFX
    GTA: SA
    SM64
    ZOE2
    Disgaea

    Diablo2
    Deus Ex

    May the best game win!
     
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  17. MrHimashi

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    God of War

    Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Devil May Cry

    Max Payne

    Final Fantasy X

    Super Mario 64

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Kingdom Hearts


    Diablo 2

    Deus Ex
     
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  18. LinksOcarina

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    Today's Matches

    God of War
    Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    Resident Evil REMake
    Super Metroid
    Dragon Quest VIII
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Super Mario 64
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    . Kingdom Hearts



    Diablo 2
    Harvest Moon 64
     
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  19. Nefro

    Nefro Guest

    God of War
    Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    Devil May Cry
    Max Payne
    Final Fantasy X
    no vote
    Super Mario 64
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Kingdom Hearts

    Division I-AA
    Diablo 2
    Harvest Moon 64
     
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  20. HOC

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    No vote
    No vote
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    No Vote
    No Vote
    No Vote
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Super Mario 64
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Kingdom Hearts

    Division I-AA
    No Vote
    Deus Ex
     
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