"An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination." - Voltaire
Hey there, Bearders! We're less than 48 hours from the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and in order to celebrate, your ol' pal Wes has a new Nitrobeard Giveaway Sweepstakes! For those that don't know, the original Deus Ex is considered my favorite game of all-time. It's the mixture of genres, the sensibility of the lore, and the overall feeling of premeditated narrative that strikes an incredible balance, and is still regarded as a forefather of 'narrative in gaming' to this day. Without Deus Ex, it can be argued that the gaming landscape wouldn't be the same as it is today.
So, what's the giveaway, and more important, what's the prize?
THE PRIZE: A free Steam copy of Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
- Winner of over 40 'Game of the Year' awards, including PC Gamer's '#1 Game of All Time' in 2010
- Winner of "Excellence in Game Design" and "Game Innovation Spotlight" at the 2000 Game Developer's Choice Awards
- Rated Second-Best Game of the Decade by Gamasutra
- Alongside sci-fi films, promoted the discussion of Transhumanism and biochemical engineering in the 'gaming culture'
The contest is easy: Comment on this article, and tell us YOUR favorite game of all-time. Also, post WHY you consider it a number-one contender, and why it's worth the hype. There is a 600 word word-limit to give some leeway. It doesn't matter what system, game, or era, but the winning entry WILL be based upon the passion and heartflet understanding of what makes their game 'the best'.
COMMENTS WILL BE LOCKED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT MIDNIGHT, CENTRAL STANDARD TIME (-6), with a winner chosen on Saturday.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that the winner's article will be posted on the frontpage of Nitrobeard.com? That's right, not only will you receive a free Steam copy of Deus Ex: GOTY, you'll also get your writing headlined on this very site, front and center! So what are you waiting for, Denton? Let's see what you've got.