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CB10: Virtuous Division, Round 1, Battle 8

By Brian on June 19th, 2009 under CB10,

Battle 8Another set of easy wins mark Day 3, with Raiden and Gray Fox both posting solid majorities over their opponents. Still a good turnout as this contest continues in its wee stages, but more votes are always good. 14 of you nailed both battles, so the leaderboard doesn't change a whole lot. I may or may not get to posting it tonight, but as I just said, not much has changed. Everyone who was in 1st last night is still there, all posting a perfect score thus far. So now, we move ahead to the next two battles. Remember to vote at My LiveJournal when you've finished placing your votes here. So I did a leaderboard. Check here for the standings after Day 3.

Poll: Virtuous Division, Round 1, Battle 8

(29) Johan Jacobsen: 9% 1 Vote
(4) Hal (Otacon) Emmerich: 91% 10 Votes
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CB10: Virtuous Division, Round 1, Battle 7

By Brian on June 19th, 2009 under CB10,

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Tomorrow's battles: (3) The Boss vs. (30) Richard Ames; (14) Sunny Gurlukovich vs. (19) Holly White.

Poll: Virtuous Division, Round 1, Battle 7

(13) McDonnell Miller: 82% 9 Votes
(20) Dr. Kio Marv: 18% 2 Votes
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CB10: Virtuous Division, Round 1, Battle 6

By Brian on June 18th, 2009 under CB10,

Battle 6Another set of blowouts--whether it was EVA's "gender-based assets" (as someone on Late to the Party put it, anyway) or something else, EVA won handily, will battle Naomi in the second round, who also placed an easy win over Emma Emmerich. I'm also glad to report that 13 of you got both of them correct, so more than half the field remains perfect at 4-0. I'll be posting a leaderboard tonight, so check back in a bit for the most current results. Vote turnout remains pretty good in these opening days--let's keep it going to the next two battles, shown below. Remember to vote at my LiveJournal when you've finished placing your votes here. Click here to see the standings after Day 2.

Poll: Virtuous Division, Round 1, Battle 6

(12) Gray Fox: 82% 9 Votes
(21) Natasha: 18% 2 Votes
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CB10: Virtuous Division, Round 1, Battle 5

By Brian on June 18th, 2009 under CB10,

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Tomorrow's battles: (13) McDonnell Miller vs. (20) Dr. Kio Marv; (29) Johan Jacobsen vs. (4) Hal "Otacon" Emmerich.

Poll: Virtuous Division, Round 1, Battle 5

(5) Raiden: 82% 9 Votes
(28) Peter Stillman: 18% 2 Votes
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An Art For All Ages

By Arclayn on June 18th, 2009 under General,

How many of you, when growing up, were heavily criticized for playing video games? I mean beyond the usual, "You've been playing that game all day, go outside and get some sun!"

For me, I got it from all sides. My father thought it was a waste of money. My mother forced a two hour limit on playing games per day, even on vacations. Nearly all my schoolmates publicly ostracized me as one of them weirdos known as "geeks". One of my uncles thought that video games were a fad and should be outlawed. One of my aunts still gives me childish crap over "playing Nintendo" even though over a five year period, I spend less money on video games than she does in cable television!

Ok, ok... I'll take a pill to stop the belly-aching. {GULP} Yummy! Artificial fruit-flavored chalk!

What I'm getting at is that gamers, in many places, do not get much respect. However, for those gamers, there is vindication! A couple years ago, my dearest significant other, also a gamer, had to write a college-English research essay as a persuasive argument on one controversial topic. One of the topics available was "Are video games bad for children?" Her assignment was to take one side or the other and defend it with research attributions. After a couple months of blood (papercuts), sweat (AC didn't work) and tears (eye strain), she had enough research material to not only defend that video games are beneficial, but also show those benefits have artistic, intellectual, and cultural value!

Joshie is kind enough to allow a PDF of the research to be hosted on Late to the Party (thank you!). I invite everyone to read the paper, which can be found here, and also a link exists on my personal blog.

Arclayn

P.S. Given the blood, sweat, and tears shed, my dearest significant other humbly asks that her work not be plagiarized. Thank you.

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