Those are things that were parts of the initial concept, I remember npt being very explicit about that. He wanted massive prizes, and the best solution for that was to be as broad as possible: no categories, no dozens of winners, just a few winners with big prizes. That being said, some of the smaller prizes are trying to change this a little bit. As I said for example, this audience prize will go to the homebrew with the most votes, provided that homebrew is not already one of the big winners. I will do the same for my own 100$ prize to my favorite open source entry, I will give it to a homebrew that hasn't won't something else already...etc...Null wrote: Im pretty sure we all appreciate PRO for being an amazing CFW, it's just not fair for a homebrew game or a plugin to compete with it. heck, when it was entered into the competition, it should've just been considered an automatic win.
I also have no control of the "other" big prizes from psp-hacks and pspgen. Maybe they will come up with special rules on their own... I heard from Magixien that pspgen's votes are going to start today. And we're talking of massive prizes from pspgen too: 500$, 300$, and 200$. For "usual" competitions, 300$ is what the big winners get, and here 300$ is the second place of an alternate voting!
I guess what I'm saying is, because the competition has massive prizes, we were expecting a few massive entries. I personally think procfw is one of them, and those massive entries are what make this competition so special. Now, it would be great to see some of the "not so massive" entries get at least some recognition, even if they don't win. I sent to the other judges my list of "potential winners", the homebrews I really love in this competition. There are 28 of them, and choosing the 3 winners from there is not an easy task. I'm probably going to make an article about those 28, after the winners are decided/announced.