Unlike previous challenges that have been fairly small in scale, this one will be very large. How would you guys like to win some massive bragging rights by defeating us staff at our own game? Here's the deal: any reviews or retroviews (that meet the standards) from staff and readers will go into a respective tally for each. At the end of the year, the side with the most reviews wins. If you reader reviewers manage to win, you'll earn some pretty awesome bragging rights. We obviously can't give our any kind of traditional prize to every single person that writes in during the next seven or so months though, so here's what we're going to do: we're going to let you guys suggest some "prizes" that we can give to everyone. Make some requests and let us know! Bragging rights are just the beginning. Just don't expect us to go down without a fight.
Derek 'Roku' Cavin
When Points of View first opened its doors five years ago, the thing
that compelled me to start writing reviews was the reader contest to Gold. Fifteen reviews seemed so close and yet so daunting at the same time.
What I quickly discovered as the race began heating up was that I genuinely
enjoyed writing reviews. Once I reached Gold status and won the contest, I found
that the true reward was the discovery of a joy of writing that has helped
propel me ever onward in both my personal and collegiate life. Of course,
being able to borrow three of Paws' games for two years was icing on the cake.
Now that I am on the Points of View staff, I feel a responsibility
to try to kindle (or rekindle) the same feeling I had so many years ago into the
next generation of reviewers. Until now, I did not really know how it would
be possible to have a similar contest, since all the milestones have long
since been achieved. Well, my recent semester spent studying in Japan has
given me some ideas and some prizes that I believe might help. So, I now
present to you the Points of View Gold Remix Challenge.
The challenge is quite simple: be one of the first readers to submit
reviews by December 31st at 12:00 AM EST. These reviews can be of
new games or old ones, but re-reviews do not count - they must be new submissions. The contest is
open to any reader regardless of how many prior reviews you have written.
The first person to 15 reviews gets his/her choice out of two posters for FF7
Advent Children, and the second one gets the other one.The first poster can be seen here and the
Additionally, the first person who manages to write 30 reviews
within that time period wins the ultimate prize: my my Sephiroth 1/8 Scale
Cold-Cast Resin Statue, still in the box. I bought this guy in Japan for about
$50, marked down from $100+ since the store was going out of business. If
Sephiroth is not your thing, you can opt to borrow three games out of my collection for up to one year instead.
In all cases where mailing is involved, I will ship the items to anywhere in the continental United
States free of charge. If you live abroad, we will have to discuss shipping terms on a case by case basis.
Reviews will be counted based on the time and date they were
submitted, but the reviews still have to follow all the standard rules for submission.
In other words, if your review is rejected, it will not count until it is
corrected, then resubmitted and approved. Only reviews submitted after June 12
count towards your total. Other than that, good luck and happy reviewing.
Simon 'Red Raven' Seamann