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Eidos skewing Hyper magazine GOTY votes? January 6, 2009

Posted by tombraiderfanboy in Eidos.
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In an online voting poll held by Hyper — Australia’s longest-running video games magazine — for its Game of the Year awards, a user who voted for Eidos-published DS title Soul Bubbles “across different categories” was discovered to have an official Eidos electronic mail address. This prompted the folks over at Hyper to announce their preference for a GOTY awards where “games win honestly” and are “voted for by honest people.” Here’s a part of the ‘announcement’ (click here to jump to the full thing):

The 2008 Game of the Year Awards are off to a solid start, with numerous votes being cast for a wide range of games. Many of you are voting and participating in the spirit in which the awards are offered, and for that we thank you. However, we ask others who are voting in an opposing manner to please rethink their actions.

As an example, we can appreciate a game publisher’s allegiance towards one of its titles, but would prefer it if an account using an “@eidos.co.uk” e-mail address would not vote for one of its own games across a number of different categories.

Yet another Eidos PR mishap, or just an honest case of an impassioned employee voting for an honest-to-goodness personal favorite? You be the judge.

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