To begin with, all of us here would just like to say a big thank you again to everyone who took part in the competition. Whittling down the 144 submissions to a ten-strong list was no easy feat at all. Each of the Dealspwn staff was asked to nominate their top five and the results were collated and measured, with the highest scoring entries - those with the most nominations - making it onto the shortlist. There were some close calls to be made and, as the nominations trickled into my inbox over the course of this weekend, I became so very excited that I may have fainted and fallen off of my chair. The doctors wrote it off as heatstroke...but that's only because I lied.
We've had entries that have made us laugh and cry, made our jaws hit the floor and our gaming hearts sigh, if we could award prizes to you all we would, but sadly mailing out 150 Chupa-Chups would be far from cost-effective. We could only include ten titles in our shortlist, but there were some entries that came very close and so Honourable Mentions go to 'Cooking Motherfucker', 'Mirror's Hedge', 'Marvel Zombies', 'Paxman' and 'Katarmari Damasea'.
Congrats to you all. And so, ladies and gents, we move on to the Dealspwn Birthday Blowout Shortlist - the ten entries, propelled into stratospheric heights thanks to democratic process and all of the Dealspwn staff.
Each staff member voted for their five favourites and those with the most votes made it into this shortlist, so massive congratulations to those who've made it this far. Stay tuned as we'll be announcing the winners later this week, whittling down the list to five and having a final vote to determine the winner.