Game Heroes Round 3 Coming Shortly!

Community News - Update on Game Heroes feature.

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We are happy to report that, after a thorough review of our anti-fraud system (and a review of the techniques being passed around the Interwebs – what, you think we don't visit sites other than GameSpot?), we found vote-stuffing attempts - that failed. The majority of these attempts were for the Bub & Bob vs. Sonic contest, with some found for Little Mac vs. Cloud Strife. Those attempts were never counted in the official tally.

We ran through a few scenarios that changed a few criteria for how votes are accepted. The result? None of these scenarios changed the tallies enough to change the winners of the contests. We know that there has been a lot of discussion of Bub & Bob, and all we can say is this: the Bub & Bob supporters have been successful at getting out the vote. We, of course, are actively monitoring the voting and will give you more updates should we see any new concerns.

With this behind us, it's time to get ready for Round 3, and I think we can all agree that even with all the excitement thus far, the storied 16 is where it gets interesting.

UPDATE: Head over to the Game Heroes feature to vote.

Discussion

8 comments
ne0man
ne0man

well...id be surprised if bub and bob go any further...there it could really ruin my enjoyment of the contest, but that is only the users fault, nothing to complain about the measures you've been taking. keep it up!

eddy_purpus
eddy_purpus

You guys are pathetic ... This competence is too biased and I think some developer paid you for you guys to modify votes for a special kind of special character!

krosork
krosork

thanks gamespot! glad to hear the polls havn't been tampered with. I've been a bub and bob supporter through and through, and I only get offended when people discredit the amount of hard work and organization we've put into this as some stupid hacking.

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Awesome work GS! Great to see the sight still makes great effort to keep thing at a higher standard!

JodyR
JodyR moderator

We are happy to report that, after a thorough review of our anti-fraud system (and a review of the techniques being passed around the Interwebs – what, you think we don't visit sites other than GameSpot?), we found vote-stuffing attempts - that failed. The majority of these attempts were for the Bub & Bob vs. Sonic contest, with some found for Little Mac vs. Cloud Strife. Those attempts were never counted in the official tally. We ran through a few scenarios that changed a few criteria for how votes are accepted. The result? None of these scenarios changed the tallies enough to change the winners of the contests. We know that there has been a lot of discussion of Bub & Bob, and all we can say is this: the Bub & Bob supporters have been successful at getting out the vote. We, of course, are actively monitoring the voting and will give you more updates should we see any new concerns. With this behind us, it's time to get ready for Round 3, and I think we can all agree that even with all the excitement thus far, the storied 16 is where it gets interesting.

UPDATE: Head over to the Game Heroes feature to vote.