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Old 1st April 2011, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It's a silly fan-based game/competition/challenge, but the March Mayhem Developer's Showdown is reaching its climax. Mojang has managed to come from behind and defeat Valve and now is in the final against Bioware. Whose fans seem to rule supreme?

The Escapist : Tournament : 2011 March Mayhem: Developer's Showdown
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Old 1st April 2011, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They beat Valve? egad!!
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Old 1st April 2011, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They beat nintendo in the first round [0.o]
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Old 1st April 2011, 01:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Apparently Mojang was lucky wildcard qualifier, seeded 16th so it was placed against the 1st seed in the first round, Nintendo. Valve was last year's winner too, so the Mojang minnow has defeated some mighty opposition for sure.
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Old 5th April 2011, 10:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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egads, victory to Mojang......some diehard fans i guess
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The final report is The Escapist : News : March Mayhem 2011 Is Over, Mojang Wins!
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It's a popularity contest and apparently minecraft is most popular right now. Then I guess it also comes down to how many users you have that actually listens to you so they can get the message to go and vote. I think minecraft has quite a lot votes thanks to notchs blogging and mojangs generally open stance.

I wouldn't expect this to happen again in a year.
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Old 6th April 2011, 12:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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As much as I am enjoying minecraft, I would have voted Valve who have excelled for a very long time. Half life series of games have been awesome.

Now let's see minecraft in the source engine and I'll be happy.
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Yeah, I don't think those competitions are particularly accurate... when last year's one was out, I was playing farmville (yeah yeah :P) and zynga was going against valve.... zynga spammed us constantly begging us to vote (I think they even promised to bring out something special if they won)... of course the majority of farmville players had never heard of valve, so voted for Zynga (I didn't of course)... I can't remember if they won, but I was horrified to see part way through they had even votes.

When you've got delevopers spamming and begging and bribing for votes, it's hardly a fair competition nor an accurate indication of people's actual preferences
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When you've got delevopers spamming and begging and bribing for votes, it's hardly a fair competition nor an accurate indication of people's actual preferences
That sort of behaviour was mentioned in the tweets that Notch got during the competition and he pointed out that it was against the rules for the competing developers. I suspect it would be easy to detect and clamp down on.

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