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Thanks to all who entered Metal Gear!

By Brian on June 12th, 2009 under CBC,

A big thank-you to all who entered Metal Gear--the final tally, after all was said and done, is 15, more than the last contest. It also showed me that I'm not going to give everyone 3-4 weeks to the first 22 days of the entry period, 9 people entered in dribs and drabs. On the 23rd day, yesterday, 7 more entered.

I'm only gonna give you guys ONE WEEK to enter next time around. ;)

Here are the players, along with how many contests they have played, including this one:

S. Roth
MoonSword (2nd contest)
Alyssa (5th contest)
Rich (a.k.a. MusicalRicardo, 4th contest)
Biccy (3rd contest)
C&T; (10th contest)
Hitman (2nd contest)
Liam (3rd contest)
EyesOfATragedy (8th contest)
Nilfalasiel (1st contest!)
E (4th contest)
Kinie (6th contest)
Saya (9th contest)
Zack (10th contest)
Sumeile (1st contest!)

CrystalGuardian did not enter, so there is no defending champion.

Please print and/or save a copy of your brackets--they are getting wiped off Bracket Maker this weekend!

Contest begins 7:30 PM ET this Monday, June 15. Good luck to everyone!

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Last day to enter Metal Gear!

By Brian on June 11th, 2009 under CBC,

Last day to enter Character Battle 10: Metal Gear! Signups end at midnight tonight!

To begin making your entry, start here!

Signups will not be accepted after midnight.

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Podcast Schedule for CB10: Metal Gear

By Brian on June 8th, 2009 under CBC,

I've made the podcast schedule for this contest. There are 4 planned podcasts for this contest, just like the last time. If anyone feels like joining me on a night I record, let me know--with some notice, please. Basically, we recap results and provide the current standings at that time, interspersed with some commentary and crude humor. The schedule you're about to see is very subject to change--this schedule assumes that there are no unplanned breaks or unexpected stops in contest action.

Podcast 1, Pre-Contest: Tuesday, June 9
Podcast 2, Halftime: Thursday, July 2
Podcast 3, End of Round 2: Monday, July 13
Podcast 4, End of CB10: Friday, July 24

Recording will begin around 8 PM ET or so, and so there you are.

And because I have to--4 days remain for contest entry! To begin, check out the Contest Page, or, if you've done one of my previous contests and wish to just dive right in, head to the Bracket Maker page and make your entry.

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By Brian on June 5th, 2009 under CBC,

A friendly reminder to anyone interested in entering Character Battle 10: Metal Gear--


At over 2 weeks since signups began, just 4 people have entered. What'cha all waiting for? It's free to enter, and you can potentially win $50 or a free game!

For all contest info, including where to enter, go here: CB10: Metal Gear

Deadline for entries is midnight ET, Friday, June 12.

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Just over 2 weeks left to enter Metal Gear!

By Brian on May 28th, 2009 under CBC,

One full week of signups have gone by, and so far...only TWO have entered Metal Gear. Just as a heads-up: if too few people enter, I will NOT do the contest. It's too much work to do these for a small amount of people.

So what are you waiting for? It's FREE to enter, and free to play. Why would you wanna pass up a chance at $50 or a video game of your choice? Check out the Metal Gear Contest Page today and find out how to enter, and everything else you want to know about the 10th Character Battle Contest. SIGNUPS END JUNE 12.

In other news, because some of you are curious, below you can see the Overall Leaderboard--the All-Time standings, where everyone who has ever competed in the past 9 contests are listed in order of total points they've racked up. The total list is too big to post here, so I'll show you the top 20 of all time, and give you the link to check out the entire massive rank. The top 20:


Click here to see the whole damn leaderboard.

Don't wait until the last second to enter, PLEASE. (Although I know it will happen. Always does.)

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Signups for Character Battle 10 have officially begun!

By Brian on May 20th, 2009 under CBC,

Metal Gear Character Battle Contest

It is officially here, and with that, I bid you all welcome. Welcome to the Metal Gear Character Battle Contest! The theme for this contest was in large part chosen by you last year, as the runner-up in what the next theme should be. This contest comprises sixty-four (64) characters from the Metal Gear series of video games, spanning as far back as the NES, and leading up to the current generation. This is a standard single elimination style, comprised of 64 characters pulled from the series, divided into two divisions. The object here is to gain the most points by correctly predicting winners of each contest battle (a poll in which two video game characters are pitted against each other), in order to win the prize! This post will cover everything you ever wanted to know about this contest. This contest is being hosted on my LiveJournal once again, and also on a brand new web site, Late to the Party.

What's that, you say? What happened to Fantasy World, where the contests have been done since they began? Well, after six years, the brainchild behind it, Joshie (C&T; or CloudANDTidus to some of you) simply no longer has the time to devote to maintaining a community-based website such as FW. However, his devotion to video games and writing about them have not fallen by the wayside, as what can happen in real life, so he has created a new site, one that is more discussion and blog-based (where blog contributors can sound off on all things video games, retro and new alike), called Late to the Party. The site went live earlier this week, and right now, it's looking to expand its pool of blog writers, so, if interested, feel free to express your interest to Joshie at

It was also decided by Joshie and I to christen the new site by having my 10th character battle contest on it, and so here we are. The contest will also be held simultaneously on LTTP and LiveJournal, so we've kept the ability for everyone to vote twice per battle.

So what's different in this contest over the last one, Silent Evil? Other than the new site and the theme of this contest, absolutely nothing. The point system and prizes remain the same, where you go to make the bracket is the same, giving returning players the nice familiarity we've come to love in these contests.

To learn what the contest is about, or to refresh yourselves on the points, prizes, and other stuff, including links to begin making your contest entry (and an image gallery of the characters competing), check out the CB10: Metal Gear FAQ today! Returning players may wish to look at the FAQ, as there has been one or two modifications to the rules.

Signups will end at midnight ET, June 12, 2009. I will not accept late entries unless you have a damn good reason. Contest begins around 7:30 ET on Monday, June 15.

As always, fan art is welcome. Also, stay tuned--a series of 5 podcasts for this contest are being planned. Check back when I've posted dates--anyone who wishes to be part of a podcast, let me know. Good luck!

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