Round 3 Voting Delayed

Community News - Round 3 voting.

Dear GameSpot Community,

As you know, we are actively monitoring voting in this contest. We have recently discovered issues with Round 2 that we did not see in Round 1. As we promised in our last announcement, we are keeping you informed about what we are doing and addressing these issues as quickly as possible:

- We are recounting the round 2 contests and removing the fraudulent votes
- We will tell you as soon as we know the results of the recount and we will adjust the standings accordingly.
- We are rescheduling Round 3 voting to begin after the recount is completed

We take this contest seriously and our number one priority is to have a fair competition.

Thank you for your continued support and energy!

Jody Robinson, Ricardo Torres

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Allicks
Allicks

I assume this was a petty fight between ebaumsworld and /b/ over Cloudstrife and Little Mac?

JodyR
JodyR moderator

Well said, backinthekrak. :) I need to double check to see what the status is, but we should be able to to have another announcement of our findings hopefully by the end of the day. If not today, Monday morning should have the scoop. Thanks for everyone's patience! Prizes are definitely up for grabs, so we felt it was important to investigate.

backinthekrak
backinthekrak

You really have too much time on your hands (and probably a lot of other problems too...) if you try to stuff the virtual ballot box in a competition like this. Get. A. Life.

nintendo-naut
nintendo-naut

Yeah, nice that you guys are keepin' everything straight. ;)

ubergusterfan
ubergusterfan

Thank you Gamespot for showing that you care and keeping things fair. It makes me feel better knowing that even in just this fun voting, you are determined to uphold the integrity of your site. That is why I keep coming back to Gamespot time and again.

Head_of_games
Head_of_games

*Yawn* Bub and Bob are ages older than Master Chief, who's games everyone seems to hate. Where did all this love for him come from? And Sonic has just been complete and utter crap as of later, he certainly deserved his defeat. B&B FTW!

Sir-Marth
Sir-Marth

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NostrosSP
NostrosSP

Why do I feel like this isn't "Checking for fraudulent votes" but more "bumping Master Chief up so people won't whine anymore." I still voted for B&B because I liked them and so did a lot of people. GS better respect that much.

Mister__Awesome
Mister__Awesome

Round one might have had fraudulent votes as well. If they voted fraudulently in the second round, they most likely did in the first round.

killer336
killer336

it is highly likely that if there is an error in Round 2, one can assume that Round one contained fradulent voting as well

PatchMaster
PatchMaster

This should be interesting. I'm glad GS is looking into it though.

drokmore
drokmore

Thanks Jody for keeping us uptodate...

E3Abe09
E3Abe09

I think it was between Sonic and Bib and Bub. Sonic should be up there going to the next round.

ne0man
ne0man

now this smells bad...i was one of the ones who believed bub & bob played a role great enough in gaming to overpass master chief...but come on... SONIC?!? sonic is up there, one of the greatest gaming icons ever! sega has based all its consoles around the blue guy, it should stand toe to toe against mario...this is madness!

Shawcross
Shawcross

Guess some dimwits had to come and try to ruin the good fun that was supposed to come from this...... figures since this is the internet. Still amazes me that people go out of their way to try to rig a internet voting ballet that holds no real significance over their lives. The Bub & Bob thing is funny though, still don't think B&B should of beat Sonic in my opinion though.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Alright, I wont complain about a recount.

Double0hFor
Double0hFor

how could this be fraud? people decided to vote for their fav or vote against the hero they dislike/hate. sure MC, Sonic, Marcus Fenix and that Leon guy are very popular but they are also very unpopular

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Hey, if it needs to be done, then its for the best. Also keep in mine, for example, My room-mate uses my PC to log on here with her account. And so does my friend when he comes over. Only reason I say this is because my friend had her post deleted from one of my forum topics and the admin said is was double posting with fake accounts due to IP address being the same or something. She wasn't very happy at all about the delete.

Brianfox1
Brianfox1

@789shadow: *cough* of course *cough cough*

rjxtian
rjxtian

I think it takes guts for Gamespot to do a recount. I applaud their efforts.

alooy
alooy

TomTom I think someone needs to take it easy...its just some fanboy contest..nothing to get worked up about.. Don't tell me.. your character lost. Why so serious ?

TomTom_1
TomTom_1

Fair competition? Serious contest? Come on the whole thing is a joke... aside from being a big marketing operation both for gamespot and publishers (see the "featured game" for each hero). Not that there's anything wrong with it, let's just be honest ok? I mean the choice of hero was really incredibly arbitrary, as were the matches themselves... The whole Bub and Bob thing is hilarious, if gamespot decides to put sonic in well let's just say it'll be a sad day for humor... Come on people (who are taking it seriously, not the others), you really need this contest to feel good about the video game character you like? And Alooy man did you read my comment? I'm on your side!

jimy1475
jimy1475

hope everything will be okay

crazyirishmikey
crazyirishmikey

Are you sure that this just started in the last two days before the round 2 closed ... or is it possible that it could have started happening in round 1 (even if it only happened a little)? Just to be sure, maybe round 1 should be verified as well?

JodyR
JodyR moderator

drokmore: The possible fraudulent votes started happening two days before the poll closed. We are being as open as we possibly can about this problem. We promised all of you that we would take action if we found any kind of fraud for this competition. The recount is not dedicated to the bub and bob/sonic poll, but for all of the voting pages.

msudude211
msudude211

Good to hear you're committed to making sure the competition is fair. :)

p99007
p99007

I dont think either of those results are too far fetched. It is not that Bub and Bob or Duke Nukem have a lot of supporters (though I imagine the Duke might), it is the fact that more people would rather vote against Master Chief, Leon Kennedy (who probably has about as many fans as the Duke) and Marcus Fenix. In fact, it could be argued that by voting AGAINST Marcus and MC you are preventing some fanboyism. They dont like your favorite characters, so? Fanboyism, sure, if by definition fanboyism is taking the field over your favorite character (it is not).

drokmore
drokmore

Well an interesting point would be if there were fraudulent votes in round 2, one would suspect this applied to round 1 as well, curious is all...still think the bub and bob is entertaining.

goodbyetonight
goodbyetonight

I agree with DarthVillainous. It's sad that people get so crazy about this thing that they actually feel the need to cheat.

muthsera666
muthsera666

Just to let you guys know, I support you all. Thank you for having this event and trying to keep things fun here on GS!

DarthVillainous
DarthVillainous

Obviously there's a problem considering some of the results so far. Bub and Bob over both Sonic and Master Chief? Duke Nukem over both Leon Kennedy and Marcus Fenix by sizeable results? etc, etc. In my eyes this "contest" has lost all credibility (not that it had much to begin with, considering some of the characters included and who others were matched up against), with the fanboyism and vote rigging that's obviously going on.

princecaspian38
princecaspian38

i voted in round 2 why is there a problem with the vote from round 2 and i can not vote for the storied 16.

JodyR
JodyR moderator

Dear GameSpot Community, As you know, we are actively monitoring voting in this contest. We have recently discovered issues with Round 2 that we did not see in Round 1. As we promised in our last announcement, we are keeping you informed about what we are doing and addressing these issues as quickly as possible: - We are recounting the round 2 contests and removing the fraudulent votes - We will tell you as soon as we know the results of the recount and we will adjust the standings accordingly. - We are rescheduling Round 3 voting to begin after the recount is completed We take this contest seriously and our number one priority is to have a fair competition. Thank you for your continued support and energy! Jody Robinson, Ricardo Torres