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Poll: Summer Shodown this year? (22 member(s) have cast votes)

Summer Shodown this year?

  1. Yea (14 votes [63.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.64%

  2. Nay (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  3. Eh? (5 votes [22.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.73%

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#1 Rhindle The Red OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:24 AM

If yes, please give suggestions.

If no, please say why.

#2 segasaturn OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:12 PM

Yeah, definitly.

Do you mean games? like VS or something?

Well if you do, I think that it should be ONLY arcade games this year!

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Posted Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:17 PM

I forgot all about the summer showdown! Yes, of course! I think console battles would be good, but maybe you should have another poll like last year.

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Posted Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:26 PM

I'd like another. The arcade only games sounds like a good one. Throw in games from different eras, including some odd or rare ones. Sounds fun.

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Posted Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:01 AM

Yes! I like the idea of doing arcade games-only, which would give some interesting cross-generational matchups. Crossbow vs. House of the Dead 2? Galaxian vs. Raiden Fighers? Ye Air Kung Fu vs. SF2? Sounds cool.

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Posted Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:16 PM

A Summer Shodown sounds great and i like the ideal of a Arcade Games only this time around. :)

#7 Rhindle The Red OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:54 AM

Okay, I'm liking the arcade only idea. My preference would be to limit the era. But when is the cutoff? Traditionally, it's been either the crash or the "Nintendo era". Where should I draw the line?

Once that's decided, we'll start the nomination process, as usual.

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Posted Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:07 PM

For the uninitiated, what is the "Summer Showdown"?

#9 Rhindle The Red OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:24 PM

For the uninitiated, what is the "Summer Showdown"?


It's a tournament of video games we've done the last few years. It's inspired by the one that GameFAQs does, but with a focus on vintage gaming.

Here's the finals from the last three years:

The 2008 Vintage Game Shodown

2007 Vintage Character Shodown

Atari Shodown (2006)

I spell it "Shodown" as a tribute to Samurai Shodown from SNK.

#10 jboypacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:25 PM

Hmmm pre-Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat i would say i want to see true arcade classic stuff like Computer Space,Space Invaders ect. :)

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Posted Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:27 AM

For the uninitiated, what is the "Summer Showdown"?


It's a tournament of video games we've done the last few years. It's inspired by the one that GameFAQs does, but with a focus on vintage gaming.

Here's the finals from the last three years:

The 2008 Vintage Game Shodown

2007 Vintage Character Shodown

Atari Shodown (2006)

I spell it "Shodown" as a tribute to Samurai Shodown from SNK.


But where's the tournament?

#12 segasaturn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:50 AM

I'm thinking the the cut-off should be around 1995, the end of the great fighters era!

#13 Rhindle The Red OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:59 PM

[But where's the tournament?

It's here. At the Poll of the Week.

Here's the bracket from the final round of the 2007 Shodown to give you some idea. Each of those matchups represents a poll that pitted the characters against one other. The winner moved on until a champion was declared.

Got it?

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