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Favourite Game Developer Tournament - Round 1

Nintendo 483 62.32%
HAL Laboratory 15 1.94%
Kojima Productions 128 16.52%
Relic Entertainment 10 1.29%
Ubisoft Montpellier 31 4.00%
Origin Systems 5 0.65%
Arkane Studios 23 2.97%
Polyphony Digital 62 8.00%
Ensemble Studios 10 1.29%
New World Computing 8 1.03%

Voted for Nintendo with HAL and Ubi Montpelier as runner ups.

Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

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I unconsciously voted for Nintendo and forgot there was Kojima Productions and Ubisoft, though Kojima P. would have been my pick if I could re-vote.


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Easy, Santa Monica.

Nintendo. The rest are going to be steamrolled, I feel bad for Ensemble Studios.

You know it deserves the GOTY.

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Nintendo easily, it's almost a no contest. Just see top ten. They own every one with their Zelda and Mario games. 

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This seems a little unfair.

Some here are singular studios, many of which have perished.

Yet Nintendo is there while HAL is as well.
As opposed to most of the others on the poll, Nintendo is a publisher, and one that publishes for many entities, including the (vast majority of the) games that HAL makes.

It would have been nice to see Nintendo seperated out into the different in-house divisions.
Many have seen closure or restructure over the years, and certainly something like EAD, which was dismantled in 2015 after 26 years, held a legendary status of its own.

zkp said:
Easy, Santa Monica.


Favourite Game Developer Tournament - Round 1

Nintendo 320 64.13%
HAL Laboratory 10 2.00%
Kojima Productions 79 15.83%
Relic Entertainment 7 1.40%
Ubisoft Montpellier 19 3.81%
Origin Systems 4 0.80%
Arkane Studios 16 3.21%
Polyphony Digital 33 6.61%
Ensemble Studios 7 1.40%
New World Computing 4 0.80%

Sorry but having Nintendo on the list is nonsense unless we try to at least break them into internal studios. Zelda, Mario and Pokemon company will win everything especially here in this forum.

Or, let's say Nintendo is the winner and we make a competition to find the second one. That'd make more sense than this tournament.

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Nintendo is a publisher. They have many development teams working on different games. Stating Nintendo as a publisher would be like stating Ubisoft as one.

bananaking21 said:
Nintendo is a publisher. They have many development teams working on different games. Stating Nintendo as a publisher would be like stating Ubisoft as one.

Nintendo here is shorthand for EPD, which includes EAD and SPD, since they were merged into EPD.

To others complaining about Nintendo:

This was always going to be the most one-sided round, since it features the no.1 seed against lower and unseeded devs. That's just the nature of tournaments with seeding. Other rounds won't be so lop-sided.

I'm not removing Nintendo from the tournament (imagine the rage). I did consider including Nintendo's individual divisions over the years instead, but it's one damn complex maze of dev teams that would probably take up more than 12 entries from SPD and EAD alone.

Last edited by Machina - on 23 October 2018