Skullgirls Nominated for 8th Slot at EVO

CellsaiCellsai A Debby DownerJoined: Posts: 178
So yeah, this has been touched on in a few threads but maybe a hub for all discussion is in order?

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll have seen the announcement of EVO's 7 main games for this year, plus an 8th game to be determined by donating to a breast cancer research charity. Skullgirls is one of the possible contenders for that slot.

So what do you all think? Should SG have had one of those 7 slots? Do you think it has a chance in the polls? Did you 'vote'?

I wasn't going to bother donating to any of the games because I saw the My Little Pony fighting game in there. I like my ponies, but that fandom has a tendency to steamroll any events like this so I felt my vote would be kind of pointless (yes, I know there's charity involved, but I could just as easily give that donation money to a charity I'm actually interested in). However, the developers of that game, Mane6, recently posted a fairly large response to their nomination which has a couple of nice things to say about SG and specifically discourages bronies from just voting for Ponies sake.
LabZero's Skullgirls is in the running. We've always thought that game deserved more love. Super Smash Bros Melee is also in there, and it's one of the devs favourites from the running. And we'll appreciate it if you guys vote for them, as much as we'd appreciate if you voted for us.
If you're voting because our game has ponies on it, we thank you for your support, and it is appreciated. Personally, the devs would like to see Skullgirls, Super Smash Bros. Melee or CvS2 at EVO. If you'd like to see them too, you can vote for them instead. =)

Proper gentlemanly of them that is.
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  • not so saintnot so saint The reports of my death are GREATLY exaggerated. Joined: Posts: 1,948
    I poured $100 on dat research on SG's behalf. You guys better make this happen! >=O
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  • MWisk_2MWisk_2 Superduper Streamonster Joined: Posts: 1,042
    I'm really excited about it! I have a good feeling this is very possible! We need to spread the word, and spread the love!
    I'm voting and going after more votes.
    \o/
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  • BrandXBrandX Spark for the future Joined: Posts: 677
    I donated a small 5 dollars to help SG get there! I want SkullGirls to be a main event!
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  • ZebsterZebster Joined: Posts: 3,184 ✭✭✭
    I would have donated but I poured all my extra money into the AGDQ donation funds.

    I wish you luck though in beating MLP, anyone who wants to beat them is going to need it.
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  • PsykoJoshPsykoJosh CRUNCH TIME Joined: Posts: 99
    It seems Skullgirls is now the lesser of two evils. :badboy: (Just kidding)

    Yes, I fully support getting it at Evo. Not just for the sake of beating MLP but also for the fact that if it got in, it would mean my game would have a chance too.
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  • BrandXBrandX Spark for the future Joined: Posts: 677
    It seems Skullgirls is now the lesser of two evils. :badboy: (Just kidding)

    Yes, I fully support getting it at Evo. Not just for the sake of beating MLP but also for the fact that if it got in, it would mean my game would have a chance too.

    I seriously hope MLP doesn't win...SkullGirls deserves more of a spot then that game -.-
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  • view619view619 ざわ ざわ ざわ Joined: Posts: 1,686
    Isn't GG in the running for 8th slot? If yes, SG can't win it. >_>
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  • tilopud_ryetilopud_rye Joined: Posts: 147
    Hey- how many people have looked at other communities take on this? If you head to dustloop there's a frontpage article about it that includes mention that SG is a vote option. Peoples response: "Who cares? The ponies have it". There wasn't one mention of donating. They're planning a side tournament already. Still- even on the post linked above- every mention of this vote also mentions Skullgirls. It seems people *think* that SG deserves this, but the reputation of Bronies overtaking all that ponies touches seems to be keeping everyone away from donating for anything. That could make this an easy shot if people are overestimating the willingness of MLP fans to shove this game into EVO. I'd be glad to put $40 towards SG at evo and plan to do so on payday this week. I see it as "I didn't pay full price for a game I enjoy fully" and am down to make up for that price difference for the chance at an EVO slot.
    I feel like SG winning this would do so much good for the franchise. The exposure, the folk who get the game just to compete seriously, and even winning the slot would prove the attention that autum was asking for (or whoever the forgotten recent petition to prove the interest in Skullgirls was directed towards)
  • ZidianeZidiane HyperCharging YOLO STAR Joined: Posts: 1,220
    I seriously hope MLP doesn't win...SkullGirls deserves more of a spot then that game -.-
    Bad mama-shut yo mouth!

    Seriously though, I'm not sure which game deserves more respect. Their stories are similar, sg and fim, but this is Mane6's first game (that any of them have worked on), and they aren't getting any money from it, ever. What is now Lab Zero has really perservered, through like 8 years, and still haven't given up their apparently cursed game. Both are good games, both look good, both were made out of love, and both have many fans (though you may doubt it online in sg). Gotta give respect where it's due, which is why Mane6 posted what they did; if the "Bronies" vote simply for ponies (which I suspect many still will do) then sg may not win (if all 17k of them vote).
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  • SpaceOutNightmareSpaceOutNightmare Stays Sandbaggin' Joined: Posts: 2,336 ✭✭
    Donated.

    Even I don't make it to any of the western tournaments, I'm happy to help.
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  • BrandXBrandX Spark for the future Joined: Posts: 677
    Bad mama-shut yo mouth!

    Seriously though, I'm not sure which game deserves more respect. Their stories are similar, sg and fim, but this is Mane6's first game (that any of them have worked on), and they aren't getting any money from it, ever. What is now Lab Zero has really perservered, through like 8 years, and still haven't given up their apparently cursed game. Both are good games, both look good, both were made out of love, and both have many fans (though you may doubt it online in sg). Gotta give respect where it's due, which is why Mane6 posted what they did; if the "Bronies" vote simply for ponies (which I suspect many still will do) then sg may not win (if all 17k of them vote).

    I guess I did sound harsh. I just want to go on the record and say I'm neither a bronie nor an anti-bronie. I just want SkullGirls to win over MLP because SkullGirls is something I want to thrive and live, and if it becomes the 8th spot for evo, that could help it tons!

    I guess I'm just scared of MLP being on there because it comes down to the sad fact, there is more of them then there is us.

    I just love SkullGirls to death and I want this game to get the recognition it deserves. I don't want this game to die...
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  • MWisk_2MWisk_2 Superduper Streamonster Joined: Posts: 1,042
    I was thinking about it... the secret is just get a couple of very rich people to donate to it. Where are the relatives of oil tycoons, investment bankers etc.? o_O I'm pretty sure this won't be more than $150.000. We need a couple of rich dudes to donate that amount and we're set. o_O
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  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,022
    GUYS, we are only $600 short of being at EVO.

    Turns out FiM will not be at EVO, so if they win, the SECOND place gets to EVO.

    If FiM loses, the winner will get a $1000 pot bonus!

    So here's what we got so far:
    1) Pony menace: $3519.50
    2) Melee: $1404.32
    3) Skullgirls: $814.22
    4) GGAC+: $767.90
    5-etc) whatever

    I'm going to donate again. We only have to donate the same amount we already donated again and BOOM we're in EVO.
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  • SpaceOutNightmareSpaceOutNightmare Stays Sandbaggin' Joined: Posts: 2,336 ✭✭
    I'll donate again next paycheck.

    This shit can happen, 600 dollars isn't that much for a group of people.

    EDIT:WAIT DID I READ THAT RIGHT, 1000 DOLLAR POT BONUS FOR FIRST PLACE?

    That would be cool if FiM wasn't already up by 2 G.
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  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,022
    I really don't want Melee in EVO. I really really really really really really really really really really really really really don't want Melee at EVO.

    What makes me sad is there's no way I'll get my first paycheck from my new job before the drive ends. So I'll have to put in my last big donation soon and campaign like a fucking politician.
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  • SpaceOutNightmareSpaceOutNightmare Stays Sandbaggin' Joined: Posts: 2,336 ✭✭
    My stick just got fixed after like a month of bullshit, I'm about to put in that work.
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  • KidPandaKidPanda PandaParade Joined: Posts: 305
    im putting in about 100$ i was originally going to put 50$ but fuck it. its charity and SG.
    PSN & XBL: KidPanda14 - SkullGirls (Fortune/ Valentine)
  • d3vd3v #MAXCPM Fiber Override Joined: Posts: 22,805 mod
    Keep the donations coming. Sure SG is technically 2nd (with the FIM rule change), but some other communities are gearing up some big donations that could upset the order.
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  • Age_of_FoolsAge_of_Fools Joined: Posts: 705
    Begrudgingly donated since it seems within the realm of possibility.
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  • VulpesVulpes No. Joined: Posts: 3,675 ✭✭✭
    Turns out FiM will not be at EVO
    Now that's a very interesting interpretation
    I really don't want Melee in EVO. I really really really really really really really really really really really really really don't want Melee at EVO.
    Why
    Why.
  • PsykoJoshPsykoJosh CRUNCH TIME Joined: Posts: 99
    Bronies must be incinerated for the good of humanity
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    Bronies must be incinerated for the good of humanity
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  • PsykoJoshPsykoJosh CRUNCH TIME Joined: Posts: 99
    Jus fo you mah boy

    Yeah I know you **** made pony versions of everything, I don't really care. What exactly are you trying to prove?
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  • BrandXBrandX Spark for the future Joined: Posts: 677
    5 Dollars...what the hell was I thinking. Good thing I get paid every week, hopefully I can throw in more before the drive ends!

    I do not want Skull Girls to lose this!
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  • tilopud_ryetilopud_rye Joined: Posts: 147
    I mainly want to see SkullGirls at EVO more than any other game simply due to the creativity each player can demonstrate in their own teams. The top 20 of this game would be over the top hype which is good for the whole FG community. No need to hate on players of other games- but I do personally think that watching SG is waaaay more interesting than watching smash bros competitively.
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    Based Broads is now in third and has still to break the thousand dollar mark. Come one, you gonna let DOA overtake you?
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  • MWisk_2MWisk_2 Superduper Streamonster Joined: Posts: 1,042
    We can do this! We can do this! I'm getting my pay check in time I'll throw another $100 for it! I'm taking out some from my EVO funds. o/

    Right now: $1,001.22 for SG and 1,202.69 for DOA.

    We need also to save our big donations for the last moment.
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  • SpaceOutNightmareSpaceOutNightmare Stays Sandbaggin' Joined: Posts: 2,336 ✭✭
    I will get my paycheck at the very end of the month.

    Does it close Jan. 31st or what?
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  • ZidianeZidiane HyperCharging YOLO STAR Joined: Posts: 1,220
    sgs 3rd right now, trailing 600 behind melee... I really wish I had money. I would throw all of it at breast cancer. Too bad they don't take snap...
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  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,022
    I will get my paycheck at the very end of the month.

    Does it close Jan. 31st or what?
    29th.
    sgs 3rd right now, trailing 600 behind melee...
    True, but it's only $100 behind DOA (Melee is still #1 at $600 more than SG).

    Of course we're now seeing the obvious drawback of this method: someone randomly goes "Hey, I happen to have $1000 dollars I'm doing nothing with so I'm going to give it away" and then basically his one donation outshines hundreds of other people.
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  • RekanoRekano ONE MORE ONCE Joined: Posts: 598
    I will get my paycheck at the very end of the month.

    Does it close Jan. 31st or what?

    Closes in 16 days.

    I made a "push" post on tumblr. Will Definitely donate more to this cause on Thursday(when I get paid). If this wins, faith in humanity will be restored.
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  • D_WD_W Disemboded Dave Joined: Posts: 106
    I'll be donating more later today. I can't donate much, but this game is too well designed not to be at EVO. It's a shame that a party game like Smash Bros. is so popular in the competitive scene (though those games are pretty fun.) Hopefully SG will be able to beat it.
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  • SorwahSorwah Joined: Posts: 791 ✭✭
    29th.
    True, but it's only $100 behind DOA (Melee is still #1 at $600 more than SG).

    Of course we're now seeing the obvious drawback of this method: someone randomly goes "Hey, I happen to have $1000 dollars I'm doing nothing with so I'm going to give it away" and then basically his one donation outshines hundreds of other people.

    The 1% is a bitch.

    But who's to say it was just one person with the $1000? Maybe it was a guy with 1000, or 50 people with $20? You can't really tell.
  • KidPandaKidPanda PandaParade Joined: Posts: 305
    as of 11am pst

    SSBM: $1,868.27
    SG: $1,336.22
    DOA: $1,222.69

    Still an uphill battle. I'll donate tomorrow when i gets my monies.

    edit: i made the names links so its easier to follow the standings.
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  • view619view619 ざわ ざわ ざわ Joined: Posts: 1,686
    I would be pessimistic about all of this, but then all those lost dollars go towards a charity so SG losing isn't all bad. Personally, I want GG to take it. >_<
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  • Jet Set DizzyJet Set Dizzy Night of the Defender Joined: Posts: 2,270
    Throwing in more cash, SG needs this.
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  • abrahamabraham psn: ninja-nutria, plays SG,SFIV,P4. Joined: Posts: 49
    I will get my paycheck at the very end of the month.

    Does it close Jan. 31st or what?

    im in the same boat as you dude =(.
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  • KidPandaKidPanda PandaParade Joined: Posts: 305
    Whoa! i just checked the standings.
    as of 3:00PM PST

    SG: $2,041.22
    SSBM: $1,974.00
    DOA: $1,262.69
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  • PsykoJoshPsykoJosh CRUNCH TIME Joined: Posts: 99
    Good. Even though I talk a lot of shit about it, I hope SG takes this. It bombed so fucking hard that Castle Bravo looked at it and went "sheesh what's your problem?"

    It definitely needs the attention. Hopefully we'll see those DLC characters after all.
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  • PicklesPickles Professional Busta Joined: Posts: 41
    Spoiler:

    We passed melee!
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  • specsspecs Excuse me, princess! Joined: Posts: 6,009 ✭✭✭✭
    I donated $22.22 when this all started. I'd donate more but I'm, well, not exactly poor but not rich either. Good luck Skullgirls!
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  • j13901j13901 PSN: CrossRhythm Joined: Posts: 422
    Is there any way Mike Z can offer incentives (kick starter style) for big donations? If it gets close to the end and skullgirls has a chance to win, Id gladly put some stress on my credit card.
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  • view619view619 ざわ ざわ ざわ Joined: Posts: 1,686
    Why would he need to? This is really about the charity, the bonus is the 8th evo spot. =/
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  • j13901j13901 PSN: CrossRhythm Joined: Posts: 422
    Sure. And giving to charity is its own incentive...for some. However, only one game will make it to the 8th spot. For Lab Zero, and for fans of SG, taking the 8th spot could be a major turning for the game. Incentivizing people to give a little bit more could be what tips the scale.
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  • view619view619 ざわ ざわ ざわ Joined: Posts: 1,686
    Or it could turn out like SFxT during its first year at Evo and be a disaster. I don't think it being an Evo main game will suddenly make people love it, but I'm just bitter about it all at this point so who knows.
    "You can lead a scrub to techniques, but you can't make him think."
  • alxreaperalxreaper Yabba! My icing! Gahhhh! Joined: Posts: 88
    4pm standings:
    skullgirls: 2,061.22
    ssbm: 2,119.00
    we are almost there.
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  • CellsaiCellsai A Debby Downer Joined: Posts: 178
    Just remember that we're almost there just now and have to maintain that lead for 2 weeks ;D

    Pace yourselves guys!
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  • ZidianeZidiane HyperCharging YOLO STAR Joined: Posts: 1,220
    anyone else getting flashbacks? This is just like in elementary school, occasionally having the donations for some charity, and thewinning class got a pizza party... I never got to enjoy a pizza party... and the teacher always looked at us like assholes cause our class ranked 10th in a 10 class running... I'm just gonna... just gonna check back on the 31st. Don't think I'll be able to handle the ever present rollercoaster of watching us fluxuate places, or the despair of seeing the one we're neck and neck with go up 1000 instantly. I'll save the link though, and I'll contribute if I get anything.
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  • SpaceOutNightmareSpaceOutNightmare Stays Sandbaggin' Joined: Posts: 2,336 ✭✭
    I think I'm gonna do a few odd jobs JUST FOR SKULLGIRLS.

    I already have a real job to cover my shit.
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