You know, when I first found out we were getting 100 codes for the MAG beta test, and then learned we'd be doing a wallpaper raffle of sorts, I wondered to myself, "gee, will we even get 100 uploads?" Man, I'm an idiot .
I either underestimated everyone's drive for one of these valuable little codes, or I miscalculated how many people routinely visit our site…or both. Because now that all the codes are gone, I've totally lost count but I think there may have been as many as 750 submissions, which was just plain overwhelming. You have to realize that I had to look at every single one to insure it fit our requirements, and I also had to rename most of them as well. Then, after a while, a lot of duplicates starting heading our way and thanks to my ridiculously perfect memory (a curse, not a blessing; trust me), I would know if I'd seen it before. I was about ready to collapse last night and I couldn't leave the computer for more than an hour, 'cuz I'd come back and there'd be 25 more wallpapers! For a few seconds there, I really hated all of you. 😉
But you guys did an absolutely amazing job. I didn't see a single solitary offensive or X-rated wallpaper and only a few had logos or site names that I had to reject. The only other ones I rejected were duplicates – I think – and I'm sure I approved most; we got great stuff in the Nature department, and there were tons of wallpapers for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , God of War III , Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots , Final Fantasy XIII , LittleBigPlanet , and even a few custom-made ones for MAG . And there were quite a few hot babe pics, too, so it's a fantastic assembly. We couldn't have asked for a better response, really. And in the end, those 100 codes are gone, and I'd like to think they went to worthy individuals. If you uploaded like 20 or 30 wallpapers and didn't get one, I sincerely apologize.
The bottom line is that I'm sorry there have to be any losers at all. Oh, and I know some of you have had a few issues with the code, but everyone who has reported those issues have gotten back to me and said the code works now. So if you have one, just know these things are a little iffy but it will work. And as much as I hate to say it – I'm so wallpapered out – feel free to submit wallpapers in the future. You'll only get Author credit (provided you fill in the Author space, of course) but hey, that might be enough for you. And thanks again…we'll see a lot of you in MAG . 😉
Related Game(s): MAG