While I will still be as active as always, I will not be shooting for any of the prizes this time around, except maybe the voting contest. Not because they are not worth winning...they certainly are. I just need to take a little break from the contests. Instead, I plan on playing for "first" trophies, giving the other competitors a chance to earn/crack some trophies. Most of them will be in the Atari 8-bit category (because I admin that category.) :)
I will be fishing around the other category for first trophies to snag up as well. :) Good luck
It is probably worth mentioning that the Super 78 stick can work on all Atari and Commodore systems that use Atari-type controllers, but the second button is wired for Atari 7800. (It will function just like the first button on other systems).
So, if you would like a nice arcade stick for your Commodore 64 or Amiga, this may interest you also.
OK, I have pointed it out to the user "HAL", who has "no initials set". He has been submitting the same scores for multiple romsets. I first noticed it 3 days ago, I stated I was rejecting 2 of the 3 romsets because of duplicate entries. I'm pretty sure he may have removed them, can't remember what they were! Unfortunately, he has a bundle more since. This is during competition time, and all of them are screen shots.
Secondly, he has a lot of entries which are 90% screen shots. Is this the way it's going to be? because I can take a thousand screenshots in about 3 days, and they don't even need to be my own scores. He is a great gamer, and does make video's sometimes. But this is a hijacking. Something needs to be spoken about.
Just screenshots, yes agree. HAL references the site he played them at , I've been to the site several times trying to find HAL score evidences but never found any. It's not in my language, so maybe that's why. I did see HAL is a user at that site. Did not find any way to play games there.
I think HAL's submissions are real scores but lack evidence so I voted yes to some HAL scores here, skipped some, and voted no whenever they beat a current world trophy, not good enough evidence, in fairness to other users! But I accept them if I think it's a small score. If it's a new score for that game I skip if I don't know the game, or else try to figure it out.
The 2 scores you mention were 10 points different, but the screenshots were the same scores. a typo, maybe. Nevertheless, he is going for 15 records using only 6 individual gameplays. If thats not cheating...
His robocop 2 score was over a million on the screenshot which is what he submitted; the video was a 3 minute run for 30000 points. He's being sneaky, possibly because he used a glitch, not sure though as I couldn't see the video.
He used a glitch for his robocop score and it got called out; it's a banned trick a twin galaxies and removed it after some discussion
That's a shame. The EMUX site is in your language correct? How legit is it as far as using glitches and point farming to make new records? Shabaz says it's legit as it has inps but i'd like to hear your thoughts on it. You took out a bunch his scores recently and I hope they get legit in time :)
Before I announce the winners, I want to let you know that the trophies awarded are based on the votes of the site's participants. I may intervene in cases where I believe someone is taking advantage of a bug in the site, or attempting to game the system in some other way. But legitimate votes cast by legitimate users is not something I want to ever overrule.
I am not the judge of what is proof of a legitimate score: you all are.
I try my best to provide the tools that will help you all in making decisions on what is acceptable evidence for a score: mechanisms for people to share photos and videos, information on how the score submitted compares to the highest accepted score so far, the user's history/reputation on the site (legit rating and evidence log), and a place to discuss any issues or concerns you may have (in the comments on the score). But the votes you cast are ultimately what determines who wins and who loses.
The winners of the High Score summer contests are as follows:
Top Arcade/MAME Trophy Cracker
Top Atari Trophy Cracker
Top Colecovision Trophy Cracker
Top PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 Trophy Cracker
Top Nintendo Trophy Cracker
Top 3 Voters
I have already emailed each of the winners about delivery of your prizes. Please check your email and get back to me with your mailing address and/or prize selections (top 3 voters), and I will send your prizes as soon as possible.
Thank you very much, Serious! I have received your e-mail and I have sent a reply on where you can ship the Colecovision Super Game Module and the $25 gift certificate for AtariAge. I would be grateful if you let me know the e-mail was received.
Thank you very much, and congratulations to all the winners!