What The Escapist Means to Me Contest Winner

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What The Escapist Means to Me Contest Winner

After searching through all the entries, one submission stands above the rest.

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I meant to make a submission for this, but it seems I would have been doomed to failure. :) Very well written, and congrats Jans Maeuer, or Frybird whichever.

Oooh Very good read actually, great job to the winner, they really deserve it

My hat off to a well written piece. Bravo!

Congrats and well done

very good written indeed.

I like it, nice message and writing. However I found myself chuckling at the excessive use of quotations. If read from a different perspective, this could sound sarcastic or mocking.

EDIT: Feel I should clarify, I was only chuckling because I pictured Dr. Evil reading it in my mind, finger quotations and all.

Wow, nice work, very well thought out and informational. =o

Thumbs up for that excellent read. Keep up the good work!

Agree 100%. That is why I like the Escapist, and that is why I game.

Brilliant submission and wel deserved of winning

Amen

Awwww.

How lovely. Well said.

Umm . . . damn. That's WAY better than what I had.

Very well written and speaks very true what most video game magazines trap themselves into. There is a huge difference when writing about the games(i.e. reviews and sometimes news) and writing about gaming(i.e. interviews with people in the industry, video drama series such as "There Will Be Brawl" and talking about the future of gaming).

Gaming as part of the technological part of our society and how gaming is affected by laws does need more coverage and unless the magazine publisher is willing to send a reporter to capitol hill and reserve space to write about changes in DMCA laws gamers as a community won't see how much of a stake we as consumers actually have in our hobby.

As for the maturity, yeah it is immature to have a top 10 list of boobies. It is sad however that despite adult games isn't exactly part of the American gaming culture we should not dismiss this for better and for worse as completely immature. We do have a long way to go on that and I think we can actually have audiences on the outside understand that when it comes to parts of the human condition can be beneficial. We can't just turn away when it comes to controversy and we must understand from a consumer level that even though we might not like it we have a stake in the success or failure.

Nannernade:
Wow, nice work, very well thought out and informational. =o

I think you mean informative.

Indeedy, a deserving contest winner.

I could not agree with you more, Jans. Well said and congratulations on your well deserved victory, you put into words what I could not.

So what does he win?
Also, well done.

CKalvin:

Nannernade:
Wow, nice work, very well thought out and informational. =o

I think you mean informative.

Indeedy, a deserving contest winner.

Ah yes right right right thank you. =P

That was a great piece of writing, well done.

That was an excellent, well written, very relevant submission. Congrats to Jans "Frybird" Maeuer, you really deserve it!

very good!, this managed to evoke the slightest bit of emotion in my cold, black heart. now that's an acheviment

Brilliantly put, a deserving winner. Well done.

Although, it's a shame we don't have a top 10 list of games with boobs in...

Congrats to the winner, you deserved it! ^_^

Christ. Someone here's got to piss in Frybird's Cheerios. Put away the wishful thinking people.

That was the best this community could come up with? Really? No wonder only a select few editors go near us.

Congrats, though, Frybird. It's pretty cool that you won.

nice =) congrats

Tenmar:
As for the maturity, yeah it is immature to have a top 10 list of boobies. It is sad however that despite adult games isn't exactly part of the American gaming culture we should not dismiss this for better and for worse as completely immature. We do have a long way to go on that and I think we can actually have audiences on the outside understand that when it comes to parts of the human condition can be beneficial. We can't just turn away when it comes to controversy and we must understand from a consumer level that even though we might not like it we have a stake in the success or failure.

I agree with you fully. (I'm still saddened over the cancellation of that fallujah game)

I just wanted to refer to the all-too-often seen features on gaming sites that are thinly disguised pre-pubescent Fan-Wanks and/or heavily uninspired enumerations, hence "Top 10 Games with Boobs in it".

Also, thanks for the kudos and stuff, although my cheerios taste stingy now.

(Also, i'm Jan, actually, without s. But i kind of overlooked that, so no blaming here)

That was wonderful. Much better than what I meant to write, and really the embodiment of the Escapist as a whole. Well done that man.

one of the best things i've read in a long time

I agree for the most part with this optimistic little piece, but I think that The Escapist can still work harder towards this core value that it usually seeks.

We still see pretty flippant articles here on occasion. While humour is welcome and is usually well placed, when whole articles that are completely falsified just for a gimmicky coolness factor, this does detract from the image of a serious magazine devoted to an art form like video games.

I think that the gaming populace still needs an even more serious publication on this subject, that is absolutely devoted to the artistic expression portion of games, but we're just not there yet. The "gaming" (i.e. the control, the culture, the memes and popular mainstream releases) needs to be able to take a back seat to art in many more games before we might see this happen. In the mean time, The Escapist certainly does nicely.

Great submission! Wish I'd have had such elegant words with which to describe ye olde Escapist :)

Luke5515:
So what does he win?
Also, well done.

I believe it's a T-Shirt.

OT: I thought this had to be around a sentence long...Don't think I won...

Hmm... to me the Escapist is like bread and butter. It's useful and sensible but ultimately... dull compared to the fast food IGNs and Gamesradars out there. It's good, but honestly I'd prefer to be over there. It's much more interesting, and the forums don't have any pretensions or constant threads about how good they are... which in a way is exactly what this whole competition is.

Congrats, Frybird!

Not only is it 100% true, but extremely well-worded. Better than I could ever do and a deserving winner.

A winner that I can honestly did better than me. Good job, and good luck.

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