First off, the new mini-poll is here, after a slight delay. It is: “What gaming platform do you HATE the most?”, and the choices are: the XBox 360; the PlayStation 3; the Wii; the Windows PC; the Mac OS X; the Nintendo 3DS; the PSP; the Vita; the iOS library; the Android library; and an option for other handheld systems we might have missed. Currently, the X360 is leading the poll as the most hated game platform. So, without further ado: get out there, and get voting! Note that at one point after introducing the new poll, we were forced to wipe the vote count clean, as the previous mini-poll’s had gotten mixed up with new votes through some convoluted glitch – so if you’ve previously voted, do cast your vote yet again.
That said, let’s take a look at our last poll’s results. The question was: “What is the next Valve game you are most anticipating?”, and this is the final count… in pie chart form! Observe:
That’s right – as of March 2012, over 75% of the Valve fanbase would probably take a Half-Life 3 over everything else Valve might have in their arsenal. That’s pretty impressive. What’s also interesting is the number of people who voted for other options: a pretty substantial 25% in total.
A hypothetical Portal 3 was second with 58 votes; then followed by Valve’s unannounced new IP, the mysterious “SOB” with 39 votes. Then came the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with 36 votes; which was then then followed by… Gunman Chronicles 2, with 34 votes? After that came… Ricochet 2, with… 32 votes? Left 4 Dead 3 came in seventh, with 30 votes; while the vague possibility of a Half-Life 1 remake accumulated 25 votes. Team Fortress 3 and Dota 2 were tied with 17 votes; and were followed by the “Other” option crowd. At eleventh place, Day of Defeat 2 only roused 11 voters. And last, but not least, we have Alien Swarm 2, with just 6 votes, barely enough for a 0.85% margin.
Among the “Other” options were (this is gonna be good):
- Fart Cops
- Team Fortress: Brotherhood of Arms
- “Something to do with Half-Life 2′s older concepts”
- A new game/IP (voted 4 separate times in total)
- Black Mesa Source
- Garry’s Mod 13
- Nuclear Dawn 2
- “Episode 3″
- Aperture Beginnings
As a result, we are never using the Other option again – or, at the very least, so we’d like. In any case, our first mini-poll was, to quote Borat, a ”great success”. With precisely 1,293 votes in total, it went far better than we expected it to. Let’s hope the new poll goes just as well!