Remember that Xbox competition? The one where Microsoft is sending someone overseas to cover E3? It's called the 'Xbox Insider' competition and, believe it or not, one of our regular Kotaku commenters — Hermes and Thoth — is in the running! He's made it to the final five and I thought, 'why not help the guy out by posting his entry on the site, and encouraging his fellow Kotaku readers to vote for him?' His video is actually good, and I think he would do an awesome job!
Just a bit of context — the 'Xbox Insider' is a competition where the winner gets sent overseas to cover E3, interview people, check out new games, etc.
Hermes and Thoth has entered his video, and made it to the final five — but he's also made a separate video, specifically for Kotaku readers, to encourage you guys and girls to help out and vote.
A message from Hermes and Thoth himself...
So I have come here asking for your help. I’d love for you to go and watch that video on your dash and vote for me to go to E3. Even more than that though, I would just like you to go look at the Top 5 and have a say as to who you think should go. I realise this tactic may work against me and some of the other entrants may benefit from me drawing attention to the competition in a community such as this, but no matter. I would prefer a ton of votes get registered and lose than a few getting registered and I win. It’s not fun if 100 votes are all that gets to decide the winner, but 10,000 or so votes means it’s actually based on the community, rather than someone spamming new xbox accounts to win. A good cross section of the community, rather than a minority.
Aside from winning being absolutely incredible, I think it only fair that if you do vote for me I give you something in return. Whatever could that be? I do not know. Would you like me to track down a certain game at E3? Ask some tough questions of a publisher or developer? Do you want me to chug a beer and throw up on Shigeru Miyamoto to see how long I last? Do you want me to throttle Ken Levine for delaying Bioshock Infinite? Would you like me to cosplay as Tifa? I mean, all these things are possible. All these things are achievable and worthy causes (except maybe the miyamoto thing… achievable, yes. Worthy… not so much)
So if you do go to your dash and vote for me, let me know and perhaps even suggest some cool things you’d like to see reported from E3. Make it unconventional, make it different. If I win, consider this a partnership and I will write a few features for you TAY guys and girls. I know TAY is one of the best places for reading such things because I often find myself doing that during an average work day and perhaps it’s about time I gave as good as I get.
So, if you're on your Xbox 360 tonight, and you can find the Xbox Insider vids on the dashboard, go and have a look and vote!