Giant Bomb Community Gamer of the Year Award

Haven't used the blog feature here yet, but I had this idea and unlike most of my pointless ideas, this one has been sticking with me. It would be cool for the GB community to come up with some nominations for the "Gamer of the Year", which in my mind means that they have achieved something singular and uncommon, or have contributed something to gaming as a whole, or what it means to BE a gamer. That is a pretty nebulous idea overall, about as nebulous as defining what a "gamer" really is, but I think we collectively will know it when we see it, and besides, that's what voting is for. Still have to figure out how that would work, I guess you can make polls for the forums so that's an option...anyway at this point, still pretty early in the year, I'm just in the idea phase. I did think of a couple nominations I would throw out, though.
 
One would be the guy who was the very last Halo 2 player left after the shutdown of original XBL last month (I'm googling to see if I can find his name or gamer tag now... there it is) Apache N4SIR. That's a pretty good feather in your cap to be able to say "the game I loved was dying, and I held on the longest", especially since the GB crew couldn't even stay awake past 4am the day it was supposed to shut down. That shows some commitment, and also that you have a pretty stable connection from your ISP.
 
My other nom would be none other than the GB community's own Nario, aka Nick Hagman. He's the dude who beat Castlevania and Super Mario Bros. using a dance pad, and by the time I post this, he may have beaten Mega Man as well. He has already gotten props from Jeff, who did a news story about him, and a mention on the Bombcast. While his videos are arguably annoying to watch, and he is a pretty shameless self-promoter, he kinda has a right to be, as he has accomplished something that (as far as we know) has never been done in all the years since dance pads have been available in our homes.

Anyway, I'd like to hear what the rest of the community has to say about this idea (if anything). Thanks for reading.

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Posted by Slab64

Haven't used the blog feature here yet, but I had this idea and unlike most of my pointless ideas, this one has been sticking with me. It would be cool for the GB community to come up with some nominations for the "Gamer of the Year", which in my mind means that they have achieved something singular and uncommon, or have contributed something to gaming as a whole, or what it means to BE a gamer. That is a pretty nebulous idea overall, about as nebulous as defining what a "gamer" really is, but I think we collectively will know it when we see it, and besides, that's what voting is for. Still have to figure out how that would work, I guess you can make polls for the forums so that's an option...anyway at this point, still pretty early in the year, I'm just in the idea phase. I did think of a couple nominations I would throw out, though.
 
One would be the guy who was the very last Halo 2 player left after the shutdown of original XBL last month (I'm googling to see if I can find his name or gamer tag now... there it is) Apache N4SIR. That's a pretty good feather in your cap to be able to say "the game I loved was dying, and I held on the longest", especially since the GB crew couldn't even stay awake past 4am the day it was supposed to shut down. That shows some commitment, and also that you have a pretty stable connection from your ISP.
 
My other nom would be none other than the GB community's own Nario, aka Nick Hagman. He's the dude who beat Castlevania and Super Mario Bros. using a dance pad, and by the time I post this, he may have beaten Mega Man as well. He has already gotten props from Jeff, who did a news story about him, and a mention on the Bombcast. While his videos are arguably annoying to watch, and he is a pretty shameless self-promoter, he kinda has a right to be, as he has accomplished something that (as far as we know) has never been done in all the years since dance pads have been available in our homes.

Anyway, I'd like to hear what the rest of the community has to say about this idea (if anything). Thanks for reading.

Posted by MysteriousBob

You should be punished for playing Halo.

Posted by ninjakiller

NO.

Posted by MrSnow
@ninjakiller said:
" NO. "
agree. Instead we should have forum party.
Posted by Slab64

Well thanks for those incisive and extremely constructive comments, but maybe someone else has something to contribute....maybe another idea for a nominee...?

Edited by Coombs
@Slab64 said:

" Well thanks for those incisive and extremely constructive comments, but maybe someone else has something to contribute....maybe another idea for a nominee...? "

I have another idea....
 
@ninjakiller said:

" NO. "

Posted by Slab64

Alright, sweet. Well, if I think of another one myself, I'll post it.

Posted by Red12b

Gb community, never letting the team down...
Posted by Slab64

It's all good...I got excited cause I thought it was a cool idea, but maybe not so much.

Posted by Vinchenzo

Yeah it's me. Sorry that all of you lost.

Posted by RecSpec

This reminds me of people going "THIS GAME is my Game of the Year." when it is like March, haha.
 
It's only May, and the two nominees you have nominated will more than likely be lost in time before the end of the year.

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Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin
@Slab64 said:
"he has accomplished something that (as far as we know) has never been done in all the years since dance pads have been available in our homes."
You make the dance pad sound 3 trillion times more important and widespread than it actually is.  
Posted by TurboMan
This is my favorite thread of all time. When someone comes out and makes a well thought out idea, and the community collectively shuts it down.
Posted by Slab64
@BiffMcBlumpkin said:
"@Slab64 said:
"he has accomplished something that (as far as we know) has never been done in all the years since dance pads have been available in our homes."
You make the dance pad sound 3 trillion times more important and widespread than it actually is.   "

What Nario is doing MAKES the dance pad way more important than it is, which is basically a one-trick pony...BUT NOT ANYMORE. When he beats Civilization 5 with a dance pad, then we'll see who has the last laugh. 
 
(Also, when did I claim they were widespread?)
 
And yeah, it is way too early in the year for this, but it can always be added to later (hopefully).
Posted by Bruce

I should play a video game one of these days.

Posted by Slab64
@Bruce: yeah, I didn't want to be the one to point it out, cause I like your blog and everything, but this isn't actually a music site =3
Posted by Bruce
@Slab64:  
 
But my blog is :/ OH! if it makes you feel better, I totally bought Red Dead today. :)
Posted by CowMuffins
@Bruce said:
" @Slab64:   But my blog is :/ OH! if it makes you feel better, I totally bought Red Dead today. :) "
What system?
Posted by Slab64
@Bruce: I have mixed feelings...that's totally awesome for you, but I am consumed with jealousy as well.
Posted by JJWeatherman
@MysteriousBob said:
" You should be punished for playing Halo. "
That's this guys job: 

Posted by Organicalistic_
@MysteriousBob said:
" You should be punished for playing Halo. "
YES, it was only fun for a week at most.
Posted by armaan8014

ahahahaha!! What a funny thread

Posted by Slab64

If the only thing you take away from this thread is "Halo sucks", then you have failed your comprehension check.

Posted by Choi

Great idea. Don't know who I would nominate thou. A simple pole and a link to the contestants stories would be all that it takes... And a thread discussing the nominees until the contest. Don't mind the comments so far... Go for it.

Posted by Bruce

^ Totally playing a game, right now.