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#1 MSUHitman

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    Checkmate Arcade Co-Host

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:45 AM

The Checkmate Arcade video game podcast is holding a contest for it's second annual Golden King Awards show highlighting the two hosts picks for the best in videogames in 2009, and it's your chance to win a free console points card!

The contest is the same as last year where participants will try to guess what myself and co-host darkbossman will pick in will pick as the winner of each of 17 categories (with 4 exceptions where only one of us pick a category.).

The 2nd Annual Golden King Awards episode will come out the first full week of January. The winner of the contest will receive a $20 points card courtesy of the show for the console of their choice (Microsoft Points, PSN, or Nintendo Points.)

In each category we both pick (13 of them) you will get 1 pt. for correctly guessing one of our picks, or 3 pts. if you correctly guess both picks. In the 4 categories in which only one of us picks, you get 2 pts. for a correct answer.

There are also 3 optional tiebraker questions that you aren't require to answer, but if there's a tie for first this is how we break the tie. Entires must be received to checkmatearcade@gmail.com before 12:01 a.m. eastern time on Jan. 1, 2010. (Email must be timestamped as being sent in 2009 according to the eastern time zone.) Just please title the email contest so we can make sure not to read it until Jan. 1.

Here are the categories and tiebreaker questions:
Best RPG
Borderlands
Dragon Age: Origins
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP)
Demon's Souls (PS3)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS)

Best Racing Game
DiRT 2
Need for Speed: Shift
Forza Motorsport 3 (360)
Excitebots: Trick Racing (Wii)
MX vs. ATV Reflex

Best Sports Game *Jason pick only
MLB The Show 09 (PS3)
NHL 10
NBA 2K10
Madden NFL 10
UFC Unleashed 2009
Fight Night Round 4

Best Shooter
Halo 3: ODST (360)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Borderlands
Left 4 Dead 2
Killzone 2 (Ps3)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Best Action/Adventure
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed 2
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
A Boy and His Blob (Wii)
inFamous (PS3)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Best Fighting Game
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
UFC 2009 Undisputed
Street Fighter IV
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Tekken 6
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (PSP)

Best Non-Shooter Multiplayer
1 vs 100 (360)
Street Fighter IV
BUZZ! Quiz World (PS3)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Halo Wars (360)

Best Downloadable Game
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers (360)
The Maw (360, PC)
Shadow Complex (360)
Trine (PC, PS3)
Shatter (PS3)
Battlefield 1943

Best Graphics/Art Design
Borderlands
The Beatles: Rock Band
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
A Boy and His Blob (Wii)
Flower (PS3)
Street Fighter IV

Best Audio
The Beatles: Rock Band
Rock Band Unplugged (PSP)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
Shatter (PS3)
Dragon Age: Origins
Brutal Legend

PC Game of the Year
The Sims 3
Dragon Age: Origins
Left 4 Dead 2
Machinarium
Trine
Plants vs. Zombies

DS Game of the Year *Steven pick only
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Scribblenauts
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

Wii Game of the Year *Steven pick only
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
A Boy and His Blob
Dead Space Extraction
The House of the Dead: Overkill
Wii Sports Resort
Punch-Out!!

PSP Game of the Year *Jason pick only
Final Fantasy: Dissidia
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
Rock Band Unplugged
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny
Resistance: Retribution
Little Big Planet

PS3 Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham Asylum
inFamous
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Killzone 2
Street Fighter IV

360 Game of the Year
Borderlands
Halo 3: ODST
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Halo Wars
Left 4 Dead 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Overall Game of the Year
Borderlands
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Street Fighter IV
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Optional tiebraker questions (from episodes 37-77)
1. Name one of the episodes which we had a special guest.
2. Name the episode we concur is our worst one ever.
3. Name the XBox 360/XBLA game Jason played this year that stopped his gamerscore from ending in a power of 5.

Thanks for listening and we hope you take the time to enter! If you have comments about our nominee choices, feel free to comment here or to our email address.

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#2 Casteor

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 07:07 PM

Alright thanks!
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#3 RAY16

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:11 PM

Entered. Thanks for the heads up, OP.

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#4 MSUHitman

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    Checkmate Arcade Co-Host

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:03 PM

Less than 11 hours left to enter the contest. As of right now, an entry probably gets you about a 10% chance of winning!

Awards show, and contest winner, is next week's episode!

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