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X360F Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners


When it comes to the Xbox 360 community, not all fanboys are created equal -- and neither are all pumpkins. We received around 20 entries in our carving contest and all of them (except for the odd photoshop fake) were better than the average jack-o-lantern. Richard and I would like to thank all the contestants for making this a competitive contest that proved Xbox 360 fanboys have Halloween spirit and artistic talent to spare. And special thanks to our prize sponsor RockMeTV.com for providing a copy of Gears of War to give away.

Without further ado, please view the official results of our 1st Annual Xbox 360 Pumpkin Carving Contest after the jump



1st Prize and a copy of Gears of War (courtesy of RockMeTV) goes to M3mnoch of Eagle, Idaho who garnered 279 votes with his detailed take on the GoW logo pictured above. CliffyB must be jealous of this guy's pumpkin skills.



2nd Prize and a copy of Xbox Live Arcade Vol 1 goes to lochdevon of Lutz, Florida who received 192 votes for his killer 47-O-Lantern. I really think this guy was a victim of his own success, because his all-natural pumpkin was so awesome people thought it was a photoshop job.



3rd Prize and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 goes to fulci zombi of Los Angeles, California who rounded out the top three with 133 votes for his 3D Locust. I love the "wrinkled" forehead.

Votes were tallied at 12am this morning as stated in the rules. Winners will be contacted by email. Next Halloween, we'll make a few changes to ensure less fakery. If you didn't win, don't worry. We'll be having more contests throughout the year.

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1. woohoo!

Posted at 11:05PM on Nov 1st 2006 by fulci zombi 0 stars

2. Congrats guys! All three look amazing.

Posted at 11:14PM on Nov 1st 2006 by AoE 0 stars

3. Very cool pumpkins...

Posted at 11:21PM on Nov 1st 2006 by DaKing240 0 stars

4. Nice work M3mnoch, and congrats to everyone that sent in entries.

Posted at 8:32AM on Nov 2nd 2006 by jc 8 stars

5. ok yea GOW is coming out yeay.....
3 blogs later more GOW crap....i get it

the game does not look so good, it looks like an overturned halflife with better rez....thats about it....LAME! id rather play hello kitty's island adventure.

Posted at 9:27AM on Nov 2nd 2006 by craptastic 0 stars

6. its always easy to see if its fake or not..

just open de picture in notepad..

this is the winner:
"Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows 2006:10:31 04:01:24"
etc etc

Posted at 10:52AM on Nov 2nd 2006 by YLA G 0 stars

7. YLA G,

Maybe he's just transferred his RAW picture to photoshop so he can adjust the light level?

Posted at 12:07PM on Nov 2nd 2006 by fahmi 0 stars

8. So I guess every photo I crop and size in Photoshop is fake? I guess I'm going to have to tell all those people I've taken pictures of that YLA G says "SORRY U R FAKE LOLOLZERS!!!!!"

Posted at 12:17PM on Nov 2nd 2006 by Tucker 10 stars

9. heh. thanks for the props guys. tho, i think the 47 pumpkin was better than mine. and zombie put a helluva lot more work into his.

they were awesome and i'm absolutely gonna have to step it up next year....

oh, and on the photoshop thing -- i cropped mine in photoshop too. i had to cut out my wife's pumpkin in the background.

http://m3mnoch.wordpress.com/2006/10/29/punkins/

so, mine would have been fake too.

m3mnoch.

Posted at 12:30PM on Nov 2nd 2006 by m3mnoch 0 stars

10. tucker if its only resized then you see the type of the camera next to the line.. in this case.. not

btw.. i was talking about the original files.. in a contest you need to send always original non cropped files

Posted at 6:02AM on Nov 3rd 2006 by YLA G 0 stars

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