> EAT ROPE, MMO hockey, MMO in HTML with variables, MP3 beating compression, various Boolean comics (especially asking medical advice on the forums), GDNet: The Trading Card Game... I'm just listing all the memes and often referred to threads/events that I can remember...Talk about a trip down memory lane!
I still have (and cherish) my trading card:
Anyways, Michael, I started clicking through the showdown and I don't particularly like the format. The best explanation I have to why I feel that way comes in the form of a question: "Do the screenshot necessarily need to compete with each other, or should a screenshot only compete with itself to the viewer?"
I think a "vote/no-vote" system would be more appropriate for the screenshots. Either the screenshot is such that it invokes a viewer to "vote" for it, thus giving it a point, or "no-vote" it and go to the next screenshot.
With that sort of system, the screenshots that are appealing for whatever reasons will bubble to the top with votes, while those that don't simply "don't have votes", which is not negative, just not positive.
For something that is supposed to be fun and entertaining, I think a model like that one would better suite the screenshots while not taking anything away from the screenshot itself.