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The Contest FINALLY ends, The All Time Greatest- Gordon Freeman

the winnerThe GAMESPOT ALL TIME GREATEST GAME HERO contest drew to a close on the 15th of October and GORDON FREEMAN emerged as the winner. A message for him-




Gordon we the majority seems to love your crowbar and gravity gun. 


The overall contest gained a lot of popularity and a total of about 200,000 gamers voted in the finals. The contest in a way can be said to have been quite successful at the same time also received a critical approach from many. Many unexpected turns during the voting saw many infuriated gamers. It may be Master Chief or Sonic losing to a pair of dinosaurs (Bub and Bob) or a terrible loss for the Metal Gear fans 😦 The Contest was popularized all over and grabbed a lot of attention.





It was the PLUMBER and the PHYSICIST in the finals. Mario vs. Freeman.

Many had thought Mario to be the undeniable winner at the start of this contest with his great margins of victory. However, the tables turned the first day of the finals itself. Gordon Freeman was at quite a lead. Mario was then beginning to gain 1% a day but eventually to lose. A pity for the entire Mario dynasty.

Gordon Freeman the MIT graduated Half Life protagonist was of course doing quite well from the beginning. After, his victory over Snake great expectations rose. I mean SNAKE vs. FREEMAN that seemed more like a final 50-50 difference of just 119 votes. It could be possible that Solid Snake would be the winner.

Seemed more like the finals. Didn't it??




What could be improved?

  • The contest moved on for a month with 5 days for each round. Seriously, could have been shortened.
  • Many characters were not included and many unnecessary ones were. A poll should have been held regarding this too.
  • The WINNER was not for every genre. Classifications or separation on this basis could have been done.
  • Different bracket results were not easily accessible.

But finally whatever we say the Contest ends to the contentment of many 🙂



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The Contest Continues…

Semifinal screen       The Gamespot All TIme Greatest Game Hero voting continues and the fabled four stand ready for the ultimate clash. Unfortunately I was not able to update the latest. But now                                                        when I get the opportunity I bring to you the bird’s eye view of what’s been happening. 






The close one

The close competition

The legendary mercenary solid snake had to face defeat after a hard, tough and unpredictable competition between the icon of PC gaming Gordon Freeman the first one who took us to an unprecedented level of stealth gaming, Solid Snake. Well, simply saying that the competition was tough would be insufficient so lets say that out of the total 131845 people who voted, snake lost by only 119 votes. All Metal Gear fans (of course me too) mourn his defeat and are disappointed for not being able to see him even in the elite eight. But, then I would remind all the MGS fans of what our hero actually said-


I am no hero. Never was. Never will be.

So I guess how much we wanted we couldn’t make him win 😦

The second great knockout was of the one character who was there representing the entire Final Fantasy Series, Cloud Strife. Well, we cannot say the God Of War (Kratos)did not deserve to win but still a terrible loss of the FF fans.

The Ones Who Made it To the EIGHT

Well it was Mario, Link, Freeman and Nukem as expected however it was Samus Aran and Mega Man who I would call not deserving  lucky. All I say is that they could have been up against stronger ones who were actually at one corner of the standings table. Never mind though.


 The 4 most prestigious among the total 64 heroes are left standing. Here’s a list of the Fable Four along with a short analysis of each one.


The famed plumber

The famed plumber

Serving as Nintendo’s mascot and the main protagonist of the series, Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation. Though originally only appearing in platform games, starting with Donkey Kong, Mario currently appears in many video game genres, such as racing, puzzle, role-playing, fighting and sports games, and others.

Mario is one of the most famous characters in video game history, and his image is commonly associated with video games.

In this contest Mario has been successful in getting more than a 65% in each round and is expected to qualify for the finals. Many of us deep within us already know quite well that he’ll easily win  put up a respectable fight. Let’s see…






2) SAMUS ARAN- Samus is an intergalactic bounty hunter, environmentalist, and planetary savior. And one tough lady.



Introduced in the 1986 video game Metroid, Samus is a bounty hunter typically fitted with an armor suit with weapons that include beams and missiles. Throughout the series, she executes missions given to her by the Galactic Federation while hunting the antagonistic Space Pirates and their leader, Ridley, along with the energy-draining alien parasites called Metroids.

Samus has been generally well-received by video gamers. However, one thing I’d like to say is that is Samus actually one of the 4 best gaming characters ever?? Well, I’m not quite sure. Of course, some Metroid fans would not appreciate that but I feel that there have many others who have due to variety of reasons either not been included or have faced the agony of defeat. Well, never mind, this intergalactic hunter has finally reached the end of her journey. Perhaps…



The Legend of Link

The Legend of Link

3) LINK- Created by Shigeru Miyamoto, The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s core franchises, and has sold over 47 million copies worldwide as of 2007. The series’ enduring popularity has led to many incarnations of the Zelda story and Link himself; the character’s first appearance was in the game The Legend of Zelda. Link has been featured in other video games from Nintendo, including its merchandising, comic books, and an animated television program.






Link is depicted as a Hylian boy from the fictional land of Hyrule. His age varies in each game, usually varying from pre-teen ages to late teens. Link often travels through Hyrule, defeating creatures, evil forces and the series’ primary antagonist, Ganon whilst attempting to save Princess Zelda and her kingdom.

The character Link has been overall well received by critics and fans and has been doing pretty well in this contest which is clearly seen by his victory over Donkey Kong by 81 to 18 percent. Even after so much fame and long video gaming history Link seems to be having a tough time against Freeman.


4) GORDON FREEMAN- He is a physicist who finds himself thrust into a battle for survival against hostile alien forces. Throughout the series, Gordon must prevail in hostile situations despite overwhelming odds,

The icon of PC gaming

The icon of PC gaming

 usually without backup. As a means of immersing the player in the role, the character never speaks, and there are no cut-scenes or mission briefings — all action is viewed through Gordon’s eyes, with the player retaining control of Gordon’s actions at nearly all times. Gordon Freeman though appeared in only a few games has often been regarded as the father of PC gaming mostly due to the success of the Half Life Series. He has been also greatly liked and voted by all Gamespot members. He has given tough competition to Solid Snake as well as Link. I pray he reaches the finals so that we have one hardcore finalist.

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The Gamespot All Time Greatest Game hero

all time greatest game hero

all time greatest game hero

Well, as we are all in the midst of the voting for the the all time greatest gamehero. All of us gamers have played numerous games on PCs, portable and home consoles and have come across several characters that have made their mark in our hearts. While some of us might want our favourite to win some might still be upset for not getting their heroes in the contest. Well I respect the ideologies of everyone of the gamers and want each one to vote the hero of their own choice. Here’s just a basic idea of what it’s all about.


What is the all time greatest game hero?

The All Time Greatest Game Hero is an opportunity for gamers, gamespot’s editorial staff, game publishers, and every part of the gaming community to come together and settle the question: Who is the single greatest hero ever to star in a video game? Unlike other polls this one isn’t a quick one that you vote in once and walk away from. This one’s for all the marbles. The winning hero will receive a special honor that eventually come to live on GameSpot, permanently, and the winning voters who correctly pick the winning brackets and the greatest heroes will win all the glory in the form of bragging rights and fabulous prizes, while the losers suffer the agony of defeat.

How the contest works?

Heroes will meet in head-to-head matchups, and users will vote who is the better of the two. The winner of each round will progress to a new opponent in the next round. The results will be after the final rounds of voting are tallied.

Making Picks:
After you sign up at http://www.gamespot.com, you will have access to an on-line brackets page listing 64 of the All-Time Greatest Game Heroes and their round one match-ups.

standingsParticipants must enter their projected winners of all 63 match-ups of the Tournament, round by round. Beginning with round two, the Administrator will weigh predictions for each successive round more heavily than the previous round in accordance with the table below. Points will be awarded by multiplying your number of correct predictions of winning match-ups in each round of the Contest by the weight assigned to each applicable round. For example, you would receive five (5) points for five correct predictions of winning teams in round one, and ten (10) points for five correct predictions of winning match-up in round two. You will receive an individual score for each of the six Tournament rounds and an overall score, which is the combined total of your individual round scores.

Full Bracket Scoring:


Coliseum of 64

Arena of 32

Storied 16

Elite 8

Fabled 4

Final Showdown

Weight per each correct pick            1pt          2pts          4pts          6pts          10pts         15pts

There have been 2 rounds already and we’ve arrived with the storied sixteen. They are all respectable heroes and of course because they are on gamers demand. But how far is it true? Well after being through the standings and comments I’ve felt that many have been left behind while others not quite liked by many have proceeded further in the contest. Many claim that the contest is rigged not very precise. I however would like to remain on the neutral side and patiently wait for the final results before making any conclusions. Till then I would regularly be posting updates of the contest.

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