Mashables Makes Up

A few weeks ago, Jim Peddie of YoyoGames asked in a GLOG entry for users to nominate YYG in the Open Web Awards (run by Mashables.com). Many users enthusiastically went to the site and nominated, easily pulling ahead of most of the other entries.

However, the two most popular entries, YoyoGames and Cre8buzz, were removed from the nominations because Adam Hirsch of Mashables thought that the sites were gaming the system, due to several entries posted from the same IP address.

Yesterday Jim from YoyoGames posted a topic on the GMC about the issue, and wrote an open letter to Mashables asking why YoyoGames and Cre8buzz were not nominated. After some heated discussion, Hirsch apologized for what he called “bad judgement”. The arguing didn’t stop however, until Mark Overmars made a post which asked GMC and YYG members to stop attacking Hirsch and tried to change the subject. Hirsch replied thanking him and said that Mashables was talking with Cre8buzz and YoyoGames about the issue.

Earlier today, Adam Hirsch posted again saying that YoyoGames and Cre8buzz will be allowed to proceed in the contest, after which Jim Peddie closed the GMC topic and added this note to the GLOG entry:

In any event this is a great result. The vote opens on Monday, so I’ll post again then meanwhile tell everyone you know they want to vote for YoYo (From different IP addresses!).

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Vote for YYG in The Crunchies

YoyoGames is requesting that users vote for them in another online contest. Voting for YYG in the Crunchies is very easy; just visit the site and hit the nominate buttons.

The current plan is to nominate YoyoGames for “Best user-generated content site” and “Best overall”. So please go and help garner more publicity for your games.

The nominations end on Dec 12th at midnight, after which the Crunchies Committy will choose five finalists for each category. Voting will start on Monday, Dec 13th (which is very odd as Dec 13th is a Thursday), and will last about a month. The awards ceremony will then take place at a fancy old hotel in San Francisco.

The GM Race Begins

Today GMTech Magazine and MarkUp Magazine announced a contest called The GM Race, which looks to be one of the biggest Game Maker contests so far. There are over $300 worth of prizes, featuring such items as 1GB flash drives and games titles like Bioshock and Command and Conquer 3.

Contestants must make a 2D game related to both fire and ice/snow. All entries must be submitted by November 15, and the winners will be announced Jan 1st, 2008.

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