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User Info: HaRRicH

HaRRicH
3 months ago#11
Congrats to all of you on the board and then again for prize-winners!
O P E R A T I O N O U S T : Nominate SHEIK!
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User Info: iGenesis

iGenesis
3 months ago#12
ShatteredElysium posted...
I wish they would hurry up and do the contest prizes. It looks like the winner hasn't even logged on since the middle of December

I wonder what happens if a prize goes unclaimed (or is refused for whatever reason, e.g. $25 gift card not worth it after taxes and notary fees.)

They’ll definitely send a sysnote/PM and email. I assume if there is no response, they’ll probably send a postal letter, as a valid address is required for official entries.

I’ve never heard of any unclaimed prizes getting reassigned (and with hundreds of winners over decades I imagine there had to be at least one), so I guess it’s possible CBS might just pocket the money.
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User Info: LusterSoldier

LusterSoldier
3 months ago#13
System of the Year poll today:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/7474-
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Shaduln
3 months ago#14
Oh I ended on the top 50 for the second chance at least.
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User Info: LusterSoldier

LusterSoldier
3 months ago#15
So despite the Switch GotY poll getting better vote totals than the PS4 GotY poll and the GotY going to the Switch game, we're seeing PS4 beating out the Switch in today's System of the Year poll. This is a very unusual result indeed.

The Switch GotY poll getting better vote totals than the PS4 GotY poll would suggest the Switch poll had a stronger overall group of games in its poll compared to the PS4 poll.
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Ulti_PCA
3 months ago#16
LeonhartFour posted...
I clicked on a Stats Topic and a fighting game discussion broke out

I had to log on an alt just to see it so I feel your pain.
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User Info: Yuri_LowelI

Yuri_LowelI
3 months ago#17
LusterSoldier posted...
So despite the Switch GotY poll getting better vote totals than the PS4 GotY poll and the GotY going to the Switch game, we're seeing PS4 beating out the Switch in today's System of the Year poll. This is a very unusual result indeed.

The Switch GotY poll getting better vote totals than the PS4 GotY poll would suggest the Switch poll had a stronger overall group of games in its poll compared to the PS4 poll.


PS4 has Spider-Man red dead and GoW.

Those alone had way more votes than smash and whatever else switch had.

I’m amazed switch has as many votes as it does. I mean seriously? It’s not even close to being system of the year. Last year fair enough. PS4 is the clear winner this year.
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User Info: LusterSoldier

LusterSoldier
3 months ago#18
Yuri_LowelI posted...
PS4 has Spider-Man red dead and GoW.

Those alone had way more votes than smash and whatever else switch had.


Yes, PS4 does have those games, but the vote totals of the PS4 GotY poll suggest otherwise. Simply looking at the PS4 and Switch GotY polls would suggest the PS4 poll had the better overall group of games, but the vote totals suggest otherwise. If that PS4 field was really better what the Switch had, the vote totals of the PS4 poll should have been higher than the Switch poll. What actually happened is the PS4 poll got about 400 votes less than the Switch poll.
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Yuri_LowelI
3 months ago#19
LusterSoldier posted...
Yuri_LowelI posted...
PS4 has Spider-Man red dead and GoW.

Those alone had way more votes than smash and whatever else switch had.


Yes, PS4 does have those games, but the vote totals of the PS4 GotY poll suggest otherwise. Simply looking at the PS4 and Switch GotY polls would suggest the PS4 poll had the better overall group of games, but the vote totals suggest otherwise. If that PS4 field was really better what the Switch had, the vote totals of the PS4 poll should have been higher than the Switch poll. What actually happened is the PS4 poll got about 400 votes less than the Switch poll.


I guess those are game specific. I’m talking about the final GOTY poll. There were more PS4 games in it. Red dead is multiplats so it counts as well.

Either way it’s shocking to see this being 50/50.

I mean switch has had a pretty average year. It will be interesting to see how switch does next year when it has no major Zelda/smash or Mario game.
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User Info: LusterSoldier

LusterSoldier
3 months ago#20
PS4 does have an ownership advantage over the Switch right now. The most recent ownership polls have the PS4 around 69% ownership and the Switch around 58%. I guess this could give the PS4 an advantage in today's poll, but even the PS4's ownership advantage over the Switch couldn't save the PS4 GotY poll from getting less votes than the Switch GotY poll.

The only other reason for today's result is how people are interpreting the poll question. The poll question for System of the Year is a very open-ended question, with no right or wrong way to interpret what the poll is asking you about. Here's 3 potentially viable reasons on how someone decided which option to vote for:

1. Voting for the system you played the most in 2018

Pretty self-explanatory. This makes the most sense as to how someone chose which option to vote for in the poll. If the PS4 actually won today's poll, this is probably why it happened.

2. Voting for the system that is currently your overall favorite right now

Although this does seem similar to the first option, I could see a way in which someone's favorite system wasn't the same system they played the most in 2018. Someone who owns both a PS4 and Switch could be a situation where they spend more time playing games on the PS4 because of the larger overall game library to choose from, but consider the Switch to be their favorite system because it has more of the games they actually love.

Some people also use their PS4 and Switch for totally different purposes, like the PS4 to cover multiplatform releases while the Switch is used for the exclusive games. This could lead to someone accumulating more playtime on the PS4 than the Switch even they don't love the PS4's games as much as the Switch's games. The PS4 is also more likely to have more of the 60+ hour masterpiece games (like RDR2) than a system such as the Switch which is more focused on the Nintendo exclusive games that are generally much quicker to beat. So you might not accumulate as much playtime on Switch compared to PS4 among people who own both systems.

3. Voting for the system that had the strongest game library in 2018

I do see this as the least likely reason for someone to base their vote on, but I could see some people acknowledging the overall strength of a game's library in a given year (2018 in this case) even if they don't own the system. It could be possible for an Xbox One or Switch only owner to go and research the notable games that came out on PS4 and other systems in 2018 and agree that the PS4 had the better games in 2018 even if they don't own a PS4 themselves.

Another thing is that the poll question itself includes the text "BEST OF 2018", which could imply voting for the system that had the best overall game library for that year.
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