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And the November Gamer of the Month Is…

november-gamer-of-the-month-challenge-winnerBefore we announce the November Gamer of the Month, we would like to offer a small apology regarding the fact that this wasn’t posted at the end of December.   There were some recording difficulties for the single submitter to the contest and after some internal discussion, it was decided that if she could replicate the score within 20% of the final score shown on her original submission, the original submission would be deemed valid.

That being said, congratulations to Katie Cho who achieved a score of 770,400 by playing Dr. Mario on the hardest setting with one life on the Nintendo 64.

As Video Game Scoreboard’s Gamer of the Month, Katie receives:

  • VGS T-Shirt
  • Interview for Gamer Profile
  • Named Gamer of the Month for that Month
  • Competes at end of year Gamer of the year Tournament (postponed till end of 2014).

Interested in being a gamer of the month?  The February Winter Challenge ends March 15 and the March Giga Challenge ends April 15, so there is still time to participate.  Best of luck!

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October Gamer of the Month Goes To…

vgs-october-gamer-of-the-month-geometry-warsThanks to those who participated, and attempted to participate but were caught up by technical difficulties, in our October Gamer of the Month contest.  We had two official entries – one from Dave Vogt of Gaming World Wide and the other from Michael Sroka, creator of the new podcast Settle it on the Screen – for the contest, but only one Gamer of the Month.

Congratulations to Dave Vogt for setting the first place record via the Wii with a score of 363,025.

Second place goes to Michael Sroka via Xbox 360 with a score of 102,930.

Good job to both of them and congrats to David for being named Video Game Scoreboard’s Gamer of the Month for October.

The 5-minute Retro-Evolved Challenge will be added as a permanent track to our scoreboard.  If you think you can beat either David’s on the Wii or Michael’s on the Xbox 360, we encourage you to do so.

November’s Gamer of the Month Challenge can be found here.

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Gamer of the Month: The October Geometry Challenge

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Video Game Scoreboard is pleased to announce the third “Gamer of the Month” challenge – the October Geometry Challenge. Unfortunately, we received no entries for the August Gamer of the Month Challenge, even with the extended deadline, so there is no August/September Gamer of the Month.

The October Geometry Challenge is Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved – 5 minute score challenge on the Xbox 360 or Wii. Please see the rules below for an explanation and the break down.

The Rules:

  1. This month’s competition runs from today, Oct. 6 to Nov. 15, 2013. October winners will be announced in the second half of November, once all scores are verified and places tallied.
  2. Players must submit a recording of their 5 minute record score attempt on Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved via XBLA on the Xbox 360 or via Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved found on the Geometry Wars: Galaxies disc for Wii.
  3. Players may only compete on the Xbox 360 or Wii.  They may ONLY compete on Retro Evolved for this competition. Scores for this game will be added to our variation list under 5 minute challenge and tracked on both Wii and Xbox.  For the purpose of the competition, a combined scoreboard will show the ranks of all players competing together.
  4. Recording rules must be followed.
  5. Timer starts when the play button is hit. Score will be when 5  minute time has finished.
  6. Game ends and score is recorded when 5 minutes is up or when all lives are done, whichever comes first.
  7. Final Score is the score submitted for recording purposes.
  8. Players may submit in any of the ways we accept, however, if you are mailing submissions in, please be sure to have them postmarked no later than Nov. 10, 2013, so we can receive them in time for the Nov. 15 deadline.
  9. The October Geometry Challenge is this: Players get to see how high of a score they can set playing 5 minutes of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved or the max they get on the lives they have if they run out of lives before 5 minutes.

Prizes:

The Gamer of the Month will receive:

  • VGS T-Shirt
  • Interview for Gamer Profile
  • Named Gamer of the Month for that Month
  • Competes at end of year Gamer of the year Tournament

If you would like to stream your attempts, let us know and we will feature them on our forums.

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Gamer of the Month Contest Extended

rock-band-blitz-august-challengeThe August Gamer of the Month contest has been extended.  As we have received no entries for the contest, we have extended until Sept. 30, 2013.  All entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm. PST Sept. 30.

As things got a bit muddled with PAX and other things going on and because we’re extending the August Blitz, we will be skipping September for the Gamer of the Month.  We will resume a regular schedule in October.  And to tease a little, the next contest will have something to do with Geometry Wars.

We look forward to receiving your submissions for Rock Band Blitz and the August Gamer of the Month Contest.  The rules for the August contest can be found here.

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Gamer of the Month Challenge: The August Blitz

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Video Game Scoreboard is pleased to announce the second “Gamer of the Month” challenge.  Just like in July, the winner will earn a free VGS T-Shirt, gamer profile article on our website, Gamer of the Month status for the month and a chance to compete in the 2013 Gamer of the Year competition.

The August Blitz Challenge is Rock Band Blitz on either the Xbox 360 or Playstation.  Songs will be broken down into sets of three, with a total of five sets.  The songs we have chosen are all songs that come with the game and do not require additional purchase – other than the original game purchase.  Please see the rules below for an explanation and the break down.

The Rules: 

  1. This months’ competition runs from today, Aug. 2 to Sept. 15.  August winners will be announced in the second half of September, once all scores are verified and places tallied.
  2. Players must submit recordings and scores for 3 of the 5 song sets listed below.  Each submission will be given points based upon which place they are at in the competition.  The person with the most points at the end will be named Gamer of the month.  Only the songs listed in the sets are applicable to this contest.  No exceptions.
  3. Each set of songs submitted must follow the general settings defined in the Game Settings area below.  Songs in a set must all be played.  If a song is not played, the entry will be invalid.  Songs CANNOT be substituted in sets.
  4. Players may compete on either an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3.  Please be sure to list what system it is done on and be sure to clearly show it as well.  All entries for this contest will be ranked the same, but will be tracked both separately and combined on the scoreboard for cohesive record keeping purposes.
  5. Recording rules must be followed, no matter which platform is submitted.
  6. Players may submit in any of the ways we accept, however, if you are mailing submissions in, please be sure to have them postmarked no later than Sept. 10, 2013, so we can receive them in time for the Sept. 15 deadline.
  7. The August Blitz Challenge is this: Players get to play a minimum of 3 sets of songs – each set contains 3 songs.  The point total for the 3 songs will determine the placing on the challenge for that set.  Players may freely chose the power ups they want to use for each song.  All three songs must be played for any set submitted.  There will be 5 sets of songs selected for this contest.   So, if you chose Set A, Set C, and Set E, you must play all three songs in each Set (sets are defined below).  Failure to submit each song will result in disqualification.  You are not required to submit them in order of the list or together as a set, just as long as they are submitted and defined in the contest is fine.
  8. If you submit fewer than 3 sets, your scores will be entered into the database, but not into the contest.
  9. If you submit more than 3 sets, we will select the sets that rank you the highest in the competition for the contest structure.

Prizes:

The Gamer of the Month will receive:

  • VGS T-Shirt
  • Interview for Gamer Profile
  • Named Gamer of the Month for that Month
  • Competes at end of year Gamer of the year Tournament

Sets

Set A:

  • I’m Still Standing – Elton John
  • Death on two Legs – Queen
  • Shout – Tears for Fears

Set B:

  • Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom) – Shinedown
  • So Far Away – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Spoonman – Soundgarden

Set C:

  • Raise Your Glass – Pink
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

Set D:

  • Give it Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • These Days – Foo Fighters
  • One Week – Barenaked Ladies

Set E:

  • The Wicker – Iron Maiden
  • Metal Health (Bang Your Head) – Quiet Riot
  • Once Bitten Twice Shy – Great White

Variation rules: Rock Band Blitz – Single Song High Score with 3 Power Ups of Player’s Choice

  • Must show Rock Band Blitz being selected and started from the Xbox Live Arcade/Plastation menu.
  • Must show track being selected.
  • Video recording device sound MUST be on.
  • Music must be clearly audible to the person verifying the score.
  • In setup, power ups must be shown as being selected and coins being used for purchase. If power ups are already selected, the player must show reelection of power ups before loading the track.
  • Pausing of the game will void the score attempt.
  • Player can switch between instrument tracks to increase score, as is the intent of the game.
  • Player can use powerups as often as they want and whenever they want in the game.
  • After score attempt, please zoom in on the score so it can be seen clearly and state the score verbally.

Forms specific to this contest will be available by end of next week.

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