Game Heroes Final Countdown!

Congrats to Mario and Gordon Freeman for making it to the finals of the All Time Greatest Game Heroes competition. Now that we're down to the final two, let's see what this plumber and scientist is made of! Drop by the features page to watch the featured videos dedicated to both game...

Congrats to Mario and Gordon Freeman for making it to the finals of the All Time Greatest Game Heroes competition. Now that we're down to the final two, let's see what this plumber and scientist is made of! Drop by the features page to watch the featured videos dedicated to both game heroes, and then make your final selection count!

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insanitycheck4
insanitycheck4

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coolsean961
coolsean961

congrats to mario.i wish link would have made it.he's cool

Tommyspud
Tommyspud

This whole bracket has been riddled with terrible choices based on popularity... Which really isn't the point of it at all. I mean, it's the greatest videogame hero... Even though Mario has rescued a princess, many times, Gordon has done more... HOWEVER, I do believe that Link or Samus should've been in the final against him, and I could see both beating him.

Rorzyn
Rorzyn

Let's hope that Gordon is going to win he done more for us than Super Mario.

um_i_love_games
um_i_love_games

Gordon Freeman... I'm Surprised. He is my favorite, but I didn't think he was that popular ^.^

ERICLESLIECOX
ERICLESLIECOX

i would liked to of seen link in the final instead of mario, i mean come on! mario! anyone can dress up as a plumber and jump on mushrooms and fight turtles!!! i think gordon deserves it.

cyduck97
cyduck97

@Dark_Piranita, sorry to burstyour bubble, but master chief didn't die

Imaginative
Imaginative

Link is the obvious winner. This is a joke at best.

nintendo-naut
nintendo-naut

I'm sorry, but this whole thing had been a joke. Especially the whole Bub 'n Bob scam.

steff3121
steff3121

I knew it would come down to Mario and someone, although I had pegged Link over Gordon... The true greatest hero of all time, though, is Wander, from Shadow of the Colossus, hands down.

3rdAndCurl
3rdAndCurl

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Dark_Piranita
Dark_Piranita

This final sucks!!! Mario? don't make me laugh.... Master Chief was supposed to be in the final... He died on halo 3 to save manking. That's what hero is all about...

SpaceCadetB
SpaceCadetB

the competition was a fun idea. it was neat waiting for all the voting days and waiting to see how it all unfolded. i think its completely wrong, and neither of my two finalist made it, but hey, it was fun and i enjoyed participating and also getting an emblem! KUDOS!

JodyR
JodyR moderator

@AnelZukic: Well said! Yeah, my bracket went into the black hole after round 1 too. I think all of us have learned how to use a well thought out strategy for other feature activities.

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

Mario and Link not winning apparently is equivalent to fraud in a lot of people's eyes. Unexpected? Absolutely. Fraud? That's a strong word.

AnelZukic
AnelZukic

the competition was great since day one, you could see who is popular but popularity isn't everything, you need a loyal fan base which can be only assured if you have a good relationship with the comunity what Valve is doing and that's why Gordon is winning, but Nintendo also wrote on there site about this contest but guess "no one has time" to drop by and give a vote for the "favorite" plumber of them. Guess Nintendo has a big way till they again get there former public, the loyal one :) I'm someone who loves Nintendo and Mario but Gordon is just better thanks to Valve, but Gordon did went out in my bracket in the match against Snake but I said whoever win that match will win this tournament. My bracket did went a way wrong (right now I'm somwhere at 14700 :P) but congrats on gamespot on this great competition :) :D, but I'm very dissapointed by the public and there reaction when there fav hero or the one they picked to go further losse :(

paul939
paul939

Eh, it seems difficult to please everybody...

hashabnelah
hashabnelah

Will there be an investigation on whether there is evidence of fraud in the semi-finals, as was in the round before it? With questionable voting in some of the polls and the lack of safeguards against fraud, I have lost interest in this contest.

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Even though GS made lots of efforts to make sure this event was not cheated.... seeing this result and who is currently winning gives me no doubt that this was corrupted. I really like Half life series.. I own almost all of them, but Mario is a world loved character more over then Gordon. Gordon is high on the list, but now where near the fame of Mario. Or link, Or even Samus. And no, Mario is not who I wanted to win. Congrats to those who successfully ruined this event.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

@hank_101 Not cheating. Not at all. GameSpot has been allowing, even encouraging that sort of thing from the beginning. If Nintendo wanted to rally support for Mario and Link, they could have done so too. It's not too late for Mario.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

what an amazing turn of events this was everyone expected differently and in the end everyone was amazed with the results of this contest best of luck to both contestants

calvinsora
calvinsora

This is what you get when rallying people together for a cause completely bypasses common sense. I've been rooting for Mario since day one, and that will never change. Valve may have an unfair advantage, but Mario is still the king of gaming. And that is fact.

Elk
Elk

I can't see Nintendo doing a call to arms like Valve has, but it is a popularity contest after all.. sometimes you need to do a little campaigning :)

Shawcross
Shawcross

@hank_101 It doesn't matter if I had him getting past Yoshi or not. My bracket has been messed up since Day 1 when Bub & Bob beat Master Chief. Snake is my favorite Hero and since Gordon beat him I am rooting for him and going to be campaigning for him.

hank_101
hank_101

@Shawcross Are you serious? Don't act like a big Freeman fan, especially since you didn't even have him getting past Yoshi. Valve stepping in seems almost like cheating to me.

Shawcross
Shawcross

Been a great competition Jody plus hearing people belly ache about how their favorite picks didn't win like expected is making it even better. This competition has made for some great forum reads and especially today since Valve stepped in. Go Freeman

DuncanM908
DuncanM908

Mario beats Gordon Freeman, hands down. It's not even close. I'm sure if you asked the majority of the people at Valve that, they'd agree. Nothing against Gordon, he's a true hero, but come on...it's freakin' Mario!

SYdoggXxX
SYdoggXxX

@hank_101: Valve posted a message on the Steam news section rallying people to vote for Gordon. That's why the vote tally for Gordon went through the roof in a matter of minutes.

hank_101
hank_101

Are you kidding me Gamespot? The Link/Gordon Freeman match up was tied at 50%, with Freeman only ahead by about 100 votes, yesterday evening. So, I thought, oh it will be a very close match tomorrow, the last day. But what ends up happening, Freeman wins by over 4000 votes!! Doesn't that seem a little suspicious to you? This contest has been plagued by fraudulent voting and cheating the whole time, i.e. Bub & Bob. I'm disappointed with you Gamespot.

Valiant008
Valiant008

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JodyR
JodyR moderator

Congrats to Mario and Gordon Freeman for making it to the finals of the All Time Greatest Game Heroes competition. Now that we're down to the final two, let's see what this plumber and scientist is made of! Drop by the features page to watch the featured videos dedicated to both game heroes, and then make your final selection count!