2019 Bentley Videogame Packet - 12/26/19 10 PM EST

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Poll ended at Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:29 pm

Tuesday, 12/17 - 9 PM EST
0
No votes
Thursday, 12/19 - 9 PM EST
1
20%
Friday, 12/20 - 10 PM EST
2
40%
Tuesday, 12/24 - 8 PM EST
2
40%
 
Total votes: 5

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2019 Bentley Videogame Packet - 12/26/19 10 PM EST

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:29 pm

Hi, I have another 40 or so tossups on videogames. These are similar to my previous packets in that they're often on some combination of:

1. Dumb common links (e.g. games set in the human mouth)
2. Old
3. Disproportionately on Nintendo
4. With clues that are much more likely to be about the technology and development of the game than, say, the plot

I'll read them on Discord this December. Fill out the poll by Monday.

There will be super powers and regular powers. It's possible there will be a speedcheck round.

Previous year's packets are here: https://trash.quizbowlpackets.com/2255/
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Re: 2019 Bentley Videogame Packet - Date Poll

Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:03 pm

This will be on Thursday, 12/26 at 10 PM EST.
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Re: 2019 Bentley Videogame Packet - 12/26/19 10 PM EST

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:04 pm

Updating the date again to 12/26 on the assumption that a non-trivial amount of people will be at Star Wars on the earlier announced date.

FYI there are 40 regular tossups and 20 tossups closer to NAQT length.
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Re: 2019 Bentley Videogame Packet - 12/26/19 10 PM EST

Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:02 pm

I'm pushing this up to now for Festivus but will re-read if there's interest on 12/26.
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Re: 2019 Bentley Videogame Packet - 12/26/19 10 PM EST

Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:59 pm

Here's the scores for the Festivus reading:

AlexSchmidtTheRussianItalian
235
DrMik
85
EricWolfsberg
60
Aaron Dos Remedios
45
kenji.shimizu
30
Erik Christensen
25
Sam Brochin (Pitt)
20
Lalit Maharjan [Purdue]
10
Kevin Wang
10
TDB (ex-Oxford Brookes)
10
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Re: 2019 Bentley Videogame Packet - 12/26/19 10 PM EST

Post by Valefor » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:20 pm

I'd definitely still be down to play this tonight.
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Re: 2019 Bentley Videogame Packet - 12/26/19 10 PM EST

Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:22 pm

Alright, I'm going to do another reading of this tonight at 10 PM eastern.
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Re: 2019 Bentley Videogame Packet - 12/26/19 10 PM EST

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:31 pm

Jason won the second reading of this:

composer_jason
305
Eric Mukherjee, MD PhD
205
jlheureux
65
Jackson Painter [Columbia '19]
15
Emily Gunter [Salem, VA]
10
kai smith [ex-UChicago]
10
Walter [Brown]
5
(TAMU)Deepak Muthy
-5
James H [Rutgers, 2021]
-15

The packet ("Player Poll") can be found here: https://trash.quizbowlpackets.com/2255/
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