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G&T Castlevania contest: win 360 symphony of the night!

PolagoPolago Registered User regular
edited April 2007 in Games and Technology
Oi everyone!

As many of you know, Castlevania: Symphony of the night was released on Xbox Live Arcade this past wednesday, and like myself, many of you have bought and played it until your 360 melted, loving every single second of it's glorious sweet candy like flavours. Unfortunately, many of you don't have the funds to put towards a title right now or are saving up for Mass Effect and Bioshock. If this applies to you, then LISTEN UP!

A group of very generous, far too awesome rad people sent me a XBLA Castlevania download as a gift, but since I already bought the game, i'm allowed to share it with someone in the community who deserves a pat on the back. However, since i can't decide among the bevy of people here who are all fantastic members and supporters, and i'd rather support the community as a whole, we're going to have a contest among peers to see who will earn some Castlevania love!

On the line is a free download of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on XBLA, full version, from Polago and generous awesome rad people to you.

To enter: Using the medium(s) of your choice, depict the famous intro to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night as it could've been had it taken place between famous characters other than Richter and Dracula. Something simple and timeless as Mario vs Wario would work, or current as Phil Harrison vs Reggie, and even odd as Pipboy vs Moneybags, whatever pairing (or more) that you wish. The only stipulation is that it MUST be game, or game industry related. Otherwise, be creative and go nuts. :D

If you have never seen or heard of this famous intro before, FEAR NOT, for here are two youtube links of it. The first is the Richter/Dracula conversation alone, while the second has the full fight, and some portions before and after (for those who want to go the extra mile).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IorWvXDQfOI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gEGIT9anJ0

This contest will end with the winner being announced on Friday, March 30th. Notification will be given out ahead of time announcing when the cutoff hour will be, so there'll be ample warning to anyone creating an epic of fabled legend. Entries will be graded primarily on creativity and concept by the council of optimistic judgement (a couple dudes and I), and of course on effort and polish. Post your entries in this thread so that everyone can enjoy your masterpieces. This is a community after all. ;)

If any questions arise, post them in this thread and i'll reply accordingly.

Have fun, and enjoy your miserable pile of secrets!

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Shoot, I was hoping this was for the PSX version.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Shoot, I was hoping this was for the PSX version.

    I own both.

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    This strikes me as something that should almost be cross posted in SE++/Artist's Corner (although askin some mods might be in order first).

    There's some huge talent in both places that could end up providing ginourmous amounts of humor and/or greatness.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'v not got an Xbox 360, never played SOTN (although I really want to) but I'v got a fucking awesome idea I'm going to have to try after watching that intro.

    EDIT: Can I leave in Dracula and just replace Richter?

    EDIT 2: Bonus points for choosing the first video, the person who uploaded it has loads of episodes of Earthworm Jim uploaded too, yaay!

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  • EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    If I had the skill, I would do an animation where Kratos runs in and rips Dracula's guts out before Dracula even has a chance to speak.

    Well, I'd change Dracula into someone else, but you get the idea.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i have no 360, but played the saturn version to death.

    I also have no skill in producing anything of any kind.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Fuck it, since I can't win anything anyway, I'm going to leave in dracula and do my idea anyway.

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  • PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Keep in mind that "medium" isn't just visual in the sense of images and video, but also auditory with regards to Voice acting and music, and writing as well. Wanted the contest to include more people than any specific art competition would allow, and this would at least ensure that people would all have an oppertunity, unlike if i'd held a worms HD or Gears of War tourney for it. :)

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I tried. Curse my lousy scanning abiltiy! And my lack of composition! And my... ah screw the whole thing

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  • SandersSanders Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
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    Do I win?

    -I always fail at this putfile thing.

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Sanders wrote: »
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    Do I win?

    -I always fail at this putfile thing.

    At being broke? Uh, sure I guess.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    where was that thread where the G and T faithful redid the intro, but made it about ports?

    something about "Perhaps the same could be said of all revisions"

    edit: nevermind, found it.

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  • PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Not to be a stickler or anything, but this thread hasn't really gotten the most positive response. Maybe people aren't posting that they are actually taking part in the contest, but if there isn't any real support for it, then i'd rather know now so that this can be locked or taken down.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm entering it.. I think. Oh god my precious fingers.

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  • DeVryGuyDeVryGuy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't have the skill or patience to actually make it right now, but I would have done Superman/Lex Luthor

    Lex Luthor: Mankind ill needs a savior such as you!
    Superman: What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    if/when I think of something funny that requires little/no tallent I will enter, but fook, as of now, give it to Hotlead Junkie, his entry is teh awesome

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  • thej3wthej3w Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMvgh9Afwmo

    i think this video should win.

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  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    "See you at the party, Richter!"

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  • PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Hey every...well, not really anyone I suppose. :O

    Friday is long gone now, which means the deadline for the contest has long past. Only 1 entry was made of any kind, anywhere, and that was from Hotlead Junkie with his Godhand drawing. Unfortunately, the only person to enter the contest in ANY respect also doesn't have an Xbox 360 and said himself that he wasn't entering (but would if he could), so as a result there isn't a winner for the prize outlined in the op.

    I'll be honest and say i'm really dissapointed with the lack of any turnout or interest, but that's how these things workout it seems. Unfortunate since it could've been a rad thread, especially given the bevy of entries and laughs that come from the photoshop threads.

    Anyways, a mod can lock this now. I'll find someone who can make use of the download.

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  • PkErthbndPkErthbnd Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Sorry Pola, that really sucks. I've never Castlevania-ed it up, but this certainly looked promising. I would've entered had I any talent, but alas I'm up a creek. Wish you would've got a better turnout. Maybe if it was a "Worst Changing of the Intro" I would've stood a chance, but as it was, it was far too overwhelming for the less-talented like me. Here's hoping that it goes to someone awesome.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Yeah, it was an awesome idea, possibly ruined by the fact that the number of people that fit into the categories of
    1. Love Castlevania
    2. Own an Xbox 360
    3. don't yet have SOTC
    and 4. Are tallented

    is pretty small

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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I have the first 3.

    Not the most important one though.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't have any of those!

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    It needed more time. 4 days wasn't long enough.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Well, I enjoyed drawing that anyway, but I agree on the whole 'specificness' of the contest.

    But if you ever come across a copy of Catlevania SOTN for the playstation you know where to send it to, hint hint.

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  • PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Well, I enjoyed drawing that anyway, but I agree on the whole 'specificness' of the contest.

    In the case of the specificness, what would the people here suggest? I didn't want to do a gears of war or worms HD tournament since that would require the games in the first place (though would at least mean they had a 360). Didn't want it to be purely a drawing contest since that would really limit people, so it became an "any medium" contest to better include more of the public. The actual subject matter (famous intro) didn't seem too constrictive and was a good guideline so that people didn't become too lofty with their aspirations, so it became the subject, and was happily in context with the rest of the prize.

    If someone can suggest something that would be more inclusive or that would net a larger turnout, i'll restart the contest for another week, otherwise it'll stay closed. Only requirement is that it's not a "pick names from a hat" entry contest.

    Suggestions will be open for the day today, and part of sunday. Whatever is mentioned here will probably be used for a future contest too to have a better reaction.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    PolaGo wrote: »
    Well, I enjoyed drawing that anyway, but I agree on the whole 'specificness' of the contest.

    In the case of the specificness, what would the people here suggest? I didn't want to do a gears of war or worms HD tournament since that would require the games in the first place (though would at least mean they had a 360). Didn't want it to be purely a drawing contest since that would really limit people, so it became an "any medium" contest to better include more of the public. The actual subject matter (famous intro) didn't seem too constrictive and was a good guideline so that people didn't become too lofty with their aspirations, so it became the subject, and was happily in context with the rest of the prize.

    If someone can suggest something that would be more inclusive or that would net a larger turnout, i'll restart the contest for another week, otherwise it'll stay closed. Only requirement is that it's not a "pick names from a hat" entry contest.

    Suggestions will be open for the day today, and part of sunday. Whatever is mentioned here will probably be used for a future contest too to have a better reaction.

    Anyone who can record their voice has to re-enact the dioloauge between the two characters? I mean, a lot of people here have many ways to record their voices and it will be a laugh trying to pick put the most dramatic, over the top and stupid entry

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  • NeenerNeenerNeenerNeener Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    Yeah, it was an awesome idea, possibly ruined by the fact that the number of people that fit into the categories of
    1. Love Castlevania
    2. Own an Xbox 360
    3. don't yet have SOTC
    and 4. Are tallented

    is pretty small

    Hey! 1-3 apply to me!
    Anyone who can record their voice has to re-enact the dioloauge between the two characters? I mean, a lot of people here have many ways to record their voices and it will be a laugh trying to pick put the most dramatic, over the top and stupid entry

    Hey! I have a mic and a voice! I could do that!

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  • PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    PolaGo wrote: »
    Well, I enjoyed drawing that anyway, but I agree on the whole 'specificness' of the contest.

    In the case of the specificness, what would the people here suggest? I didn't want to do a gears of war or worms HD tournament since that would require the games in the first place (though would at least mean they had a 360). Didn't want it to be purely a drawing contest since that would really limit people, so it became an "any medium" contest to better include more of the public. The actual subject matter (famous intro) didn't seem too constrictive and was a good guideline so that people didn't become too lofty with their aspirations, so it became the subject, and was happily in context with the rest of the prize.

    If someone can suggest something that would be more inclusive or that would net a larger turnout, i'll restart the contest for another week, otherwise it'll stay closed. Only requirement is that it's not a "pick names from a hat" entry contest.

    Suggestions will be open for the day today, and part of sunday. Whatever is mentioned here will probably be used for a future contest too to have a better reaction.

    Anyone who can record their voice has to re-enact the dioloauge between the two characters? I mean, a lot of people here have many ways to record their voices and it will be a laugh trying to pick put the most dramatic, over the top and stupid entry

    Tis a good idea. How does everyone feel about a voice acting competition?

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