It was close, but another winner of our So You Think You Can Review Video Games user review contest has been chosen.

The last leg of the contest consisted of a more specific angle: The amateur critic would have to pen a great analysis of a fall title and of course, it would have to fall into PSXE's wheelhouse; i.e., the game would have to be available on a PlayStation platform.

As usual, we let the readers decide the very best submission and although it was once again very close, the winner is-

TGSA for his Borderlands 2 review . Congrats!

Now he just needs to email me at bdutka[at]psxextreme.com with a functioning US mailing address, and I'll give away a free game. He'll have the option of quite a few available titles, including XCOM: Enemy Unknown , Need for Speed: Most Wanted , several Vita games, and more. So long as I've got stuff to give away (which is pretty much all the time), we'll run more user review contests; it's a great way for the community to contribute, and it always proves that we've got some very knowledgeable and informed peeps as PSXE regulars.

User reviews usually suck. Ours…not so much. 😉

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Congratulations to Mr. TGSA 🙂 So what are the stipulations for the next contest?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

Not sure yet. 🙂

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

I ask for a repeat contest of current releases. I'd like to get my hands on an AC3 and do a review on that.
… if I can make the time for it that is.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Good job, and congrats!

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

As we all know already, if he doesn't claim his price, It automatically goes to me.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Sorry you didn't win Temjin, I voted for ya bud.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

It was soooo close…Temjin lost by only 4 votes.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Wow, that's why it's always good to vote.

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
8 years ago

I also thought that Temjin's was very well done. He made his love and knowledge of the Fighting genre quite obvious, which is one of the things I like the most in reviews.

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

Thank you for your votes guys =)

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Congtrats, TGSA!

Hey Ben,

Not that I'd ever be good enough to even think about reviewing a game, but in the case that for some odd reason or another someone doesn't claim their prize over a certain amount of time, would you then give it to the 2nd place finisher, or just null & void that one individual contest?

Just curious….


Last edited by BikerSaint on 11/19/2012 1:04:10 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

Yeah, I'd probably give it to whoever finished second.

Gorilla Biscuit
Gorilla Biscuit
8 years ago

Quick question, was I not eligible for another prize this time? Every time I checked the polls I was up big, even this last day I was up 31% to 17%. Just curious.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Yes, I think you did a mistake here, Ben. It was the Liberation review that received the most votes. Just look at the vote that is still up.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Gorilla Biscuit, ACIII: Liberation 31%

Mdash0009, Borderlands 2 8%

TGSA, Borderlands 2 17%

Temjin001, Dead or Alive 5 15%

Dirt, Need for Speed: Most Wanted 12%

Cartrite12, Okami HD 11%

dmiitrie, XCOM: Enemy Unknown 6%

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

I'm glad you asked in the comments because I didn't want to explain in the article…it's just REALLY embarrassing.

I wanted to fix something in the poll (just a typo) mid-week and I wrote down all the vote numbers tallied to that point, because the system does something weird when I edit a poll…it usually posts it again and it loses all the progress.

So I did that and re-inputted the up-to-date tallies…only I got yours wrong. I only noticed last night on my little slip of paper that I misread my horrendous jotted notes of numbers. So I ended up giving you 50 more votes than you had. That's VERY much my fault and I feel bad about it, because now there's no knowing if you would've won fair and square…so what I wanted to do was make a "damn I screwed up gesture" by shipping something out to you.

Email me. 🙂


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 11/19/2012 11:12:10 AM

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

Congratulations TGSA and good job!

Though, I noticed GorillaB. showed a lions share in the percentages. maybe that was a glitch in the polling or something?

TGSA
TGSA
8 years ago

Thanks for the votes guys.

tes37
tes37
8 years ago

Congratulations TGSA.

I think that was cool of Ben to offer Gorilla Biscuit something for the mistake. Very few people are like that, it reminds me of something only friends do.

Cartrite12
Cartrite12
8 years ago

Congratulations to TGSA and all the other reviewers, seems like it was pretty close between everyone.

This is the first game review that I've ever written, and while I was kinda disappointed I didn't come a little closer to winning, it didn't really surprise me lol. I know I left out a few things e. g., I didn't talk much about the actual gameplay, or the fighting mechanics, etc.

I'm thinking about writing additional reviews for future contests, so I would love to hear from people why they DIDN'T vote for mine.

Thanks and congrats again to TGSA!