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    [CLOSED]The PSU Opinion Piece Challenge for a $50 PSN card!!!!

    CONTEST ENDS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH AT 10:00 PM EASTERN TIME

    Alright guys, I've been wanting to give back to the community for awhile, especially since I've won a fair bit of things from some of the giveaways in the past. So today, I'm announcing the Community Opinions Challenge.


    What is the Challenge?

    Write an opinion piece for a chance to win a $50 PSN card. All you gotta do is type up an Opinion piece, submit it to the Community Reviews and Opinions section, and link your new thread to this thread. There will be some badass judges who cherry pick the best of the best, that's why it's important your entry is linked to this thread. Once the judges make their picks, those authors will see their work front and center on the main page of PSU.

    Then here's how you win: A voting thread will appear, and your fellow members will pick which one they thought was the overall best opinion piece that exhibited both original thought and solid content. I will then crown the winner with a sweet $50 PSN card.

    If there is high volume of entries, there will be more prizes.


    When does this contest begin?

    Today! So you have from May 26-June 30th. On June 30th this thread will be closed and your content will be judged.


    But Scud! My writing skills aren't top notch, I can't win!

    For all those that don't win, I will throw your entries into a lottery, and a magical random number generator will win one dude a $20 PSN card. So even if you're writing skills aren't perfect or if your piece isn't the big thing, you still can win $20 on PSN.

    Do keep in mind I reserve the right to deem any piece unfit for the challenge. You must meet the basic guidelines for your piece to stick. If it's not a minimum of 500 words or just words with no true purpose, I will not count it.


    Can I enter more than one piece?

    No. You can only enter one piece, BUT you can change it if a week later you write the Mona Lisa equivalent opinion piece. All you have to do is edit your post with the new link, and you can do this up until the cutoff date. Just make sure I know so I edit the entries list to reflect the change. On June 30th the thread will be locked and the judges will do their thing.

    If you already wrote an opinion piece, that can suffice as an entry to the challenge.


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    Entries:

    Why Microsoft's actions will hurt the gaming industry - OwAnE

    How Microsoft could hurt the Gaming Industry if XBOX ONE is a success - 30NIGHTCRAWLER30

    This generation of Game Developers - freestylinyoshi

    Catering to the "Bro" Gamer - Ryan Williams

    Video Games as Mainstream Entertainment - jimbodb23

    Why used game DRM is a game of balance and chance - Ryunoske

    Too Many Great Games, Too Little Time - jamesobachand

    PS3 gaming thinking
    - jasonbnevin

    Xbox One concerns
    - psmgamer

    Sony's struggle and what Sony needs to do to rise again for next gen
    - Hartia

    Sony is pushing their own demise
    - U_KNO23

    Playstation 3: A generation that nearly ended the brand - Fon

    The Kinect 2.0: What's the point? - Georges

    Be Patient PS Vita Owners - The Black Wolf

    How to Restore Square Enix Reputation - POLITICAL313

    Finding meaning within Final Fantasy VIII's absurdity - upmagic

    Response to George Lucas' view on video games - mnt4moor
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    Just in case, I am writing an opinion piece but it will take till today or tomorrow to complete. That PSN card will be mine! >_>







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    http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread...me-Developer-s

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    Alright guys, I'll actually be going through and reading each and every one of these. Once I've gone through, you'll see your thread under entries. It may take me awhile, so if you don't see it there right away, hang tight!

    Edit: Good stuff so far guys. The only gripe is some were a little short of the 500 word count, but still some good pieces with content on them. Keep up the good work all!
    Last edited by Sir_Scud; 05-29-2013 at 00:08.


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    I want to wish everyone who enters a lot of luck!

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    http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread...n-for-next-gen

    Here's mine...(lol, i just realized there's a minimum 500 word count, and wanted to say mine is a bit longer than I thought it was)

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    I just wanted to say I'm really proud of the entrants thus far. Definitely have some good work so far. As a reminder, you can continue to spruce up your work if you feel like you wanted to add something or change something with your article. You have until June 30th. Good job so far guys!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Scud View Post
    I just wanted to say I'm really proud of the entrants thus far. Definitely have some good work so far. As a reminder, you can continue to spruce up your work if you feel like you wanted to add something or change something with your article. You have until June 30th. Good job so far guys!
    June 30 is a long time. You should shorten the time frame or else the majority of authors here will forget about this challenge. I assume that you made it so with the assumption that not many people would enter but it seems that your idea made this forum explode with new opinion pieces.







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    Opinion pieces can take a lot of time to write, while I agree it's a lot of time, I wanted it to encompass the entirety of E3, and let people have plenty of time to ferment on the info to write something. I think the majority of people seem to really enjoy the idea of posting opinion pieces, but don't worry Fon, future contests will not have such a long time frame. This is just feeling the waters for now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Scud View Post
    Opinion pieces can take a lot of time to write, while I agree it's a lot of time, I wanted it to encompass the entirety of E3, and let people have plenty of time to ferment on the info to write something. I think the majority of people seem to really enjoy the idea of posting opinion pieces, but don't worry Fon, future contests will not have such a long time frame. This is just feeling the waters for now.
    Yeah, the time frame while is pretty long, it's good. I spent maybe half hour writing mine but then went off to do somethings and came back a few hours later to add more before posting it. (I did write my 100 page thesis in 3 days LOL) Then the next day thought some more, made some changes and then submitted it. While I'd like to continually edit it, I didn't use any structure this time, it might be worse trying to add more. I figured as an opinion piece, I wrote it like a debate, whatever comes to mind, and to stick with it.

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    Wow, there's already a lot of entries! This is so awesome to see. I'll be one of the judges, and I already like what I'm seeing.

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    Alright Kyle, nice to have you on board with this. The other judges I would say are just right for this. You guys will have plenty of reading material


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    This is the second judge reporting in and I'm proud to say there are some great pieces here, judging is going to be tough.


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    Just a reminded that this contest is still going through until June 30th! With E3 here, there's plenty of good topics to bring up. Going to be interesting to see what the community has to say next!


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