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The winners for The Witcher 2: Alternate Endings competition have been announced! Who will take home the Alienware M11x laptop?

Posted by Henley on May 19th, 2011

On May 6th we had given our community the task to design an original and interesting ending for the upcoming game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The rules were simple, create an image featuring Geralt and/or Triss and integrate them into a famous moment in history. We received an outstanding 421 entries for the comp over a span of 10 days, and considering the prize who can blame them.

For the winner of this competition we have one kick-ass Alienware M11x laptop to give away (prize tab for full details). This laptop is nothing short of a beast and will allow you to dominate The Witcher 2 all day long without breaking a sweat.

Quick specs are Intel® Core™ i7 2617M 1.5GHz(2.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 4MB Cache) with 2GB DDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M, 6GB DDR3 at 1333MHz and 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s.


While there can only be one winner a lot of the entries came very close to taking top spot, so lets count down ModDB and CD Projekt RED's favorite entries!

Runners Up

Submitted by koppachino, Brotigan, moci and Radu_IceMan

Geralt - Monster Slayer Zidane vs Materazzi
Tank Geralt A gravity beyond

3rd Place

Witcher's Dive by ChrissRaven

Witcher's Dive

2nd Place

Geralt Bit my finger by Hereweald

Geralt Bit my finger

Winner

Geralt the Hacker by Pseudo_Dave

Geralt the Hacker

Thank you to everyone who participated, the comp was an absolute blast to judge. Make sure you check out the rest of the entries over at the submission page. Congratulations to the winners enjoy your spoils of war!

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan May 19 2011, 2:37am says:

I'm surprised Leon_Kilean didn't get at least a Runner Up place D:

His comics were hilarious.

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP! May 19 2011, 6:48pm replied:

exactly my thoughts. his stuff deserved leastwise a mention :(
don't understand the choices made. i love "witchers dive", the black and white bomber pic, but other then that... i don't get it. :<

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ChrissRaven
ChrissRaven May 19 2011, 2:40am says:

Interesting choice, really glad I made it into the top 3 :).
Wasn't expecting this line up at all, I thought that the best/most humorous alt. ending would win, not just the funniest picture.
Still though, awesome contest to be a part of.

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darkdeathknight
darkdeathknight May 19 2011, 2:43am says:

Good job to all the winners. Too bad I didnt see the 'funniest submissions will win' part (cos mine were all serious)

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Blaise90
Blaise90 May 19 2011, 3:00am says:

yeah, we got carried away with the "historical" fact... too bad :)
anyway i'm too a bit confused, because i thought Leon_Kilean would be at least second, he has a real potential in funny comics :)
Con.grats for the winners and thanks CD Projekt Red for the nice competition.

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vessedeloup
vessedeloup May 19 2011, 3:32am says:

Eheh really nice ones I gotta agree, I'm a bit disappointed that the winner was chosen even tough his submission didn't respect the guidelines about using a historical event.
I guess I'm just jealous, but I would have been really ****** if I was second place with something that actually respected the rules.

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moci
moci May 19 2011, 6:42am replied:

Agreed, but I expected it so I guess it's ok... Still a great image.

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ChrissRaven
ChrissRaven May 19 2011, 3:55am says:

This is what happens when people start to enjoy reference comedy way too much.
I too expected the rules to be followed by the judges, most of us went to great lengths to abide by them and now we got bit in the ***, because we did what.
It's a bit unfair, cause there really were a lot of great entries, much better than the ones chosen, hell the bomber one by me is one of my worse ones too.
I expected this, I knew that it would all be the "funniest picture according to me and him wins", but I expected the rules to be followed...

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ninjadave
ninjadave May 19 2011, 12:24pm replied:

I really like your bomber picture. It had a simple point and captured it perfectly. Very well done.

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mishant
mishant May 19 2011, 4:19am says:

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
i feel cheated.... those pics dosent show a key moment in history.... though they are funny n good.....
But i guess Rules are for Fooles

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EKTELESTES
EKTELESTES May 19 2011, 6:58am replied:

+ 100

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Altureus
Altureus May 19 2011, 5:23am says:

I had a feeling the Sony hacker one would win. It was just a great idea, and of high quality too. They said a famous moment in history, whether that be sports, video games, military, nations fighting other nations, dictators taking control of the world, paintings from the renaissance, biblical sights, they are all historical in some way or another, and the winners were famous moments in history, even though recent.
In my opinion the bomber one made me lol the most, even though it is such an easy one to make. I'm definately surprised that Leon_kilean's printing press one didn't make it into the runners up. Maybe it was too confusing.
I didn't think the Geralt bit me would get second place either.
Anyways, good job to everyone and it was fun seeing everyone's submissions.

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Leon_Kilean
Leon_Kilean May 19 2011, 5:32am says:

Oh bummer.
But congrats to the winner and it was a great contest, thanks!

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xtr3m3dude
xtr3m3dude May 19 2011, 12:05pm replied:

Good to see at least some of the contestants have class.
Your comics were nice by the way.

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ninjadave
ninjadave May 19 2011, 12:27pm replied:

Yeah, your comics were great! I thought they were very clever.

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP! May 19 2011, 6:49pm replied:

that's real bigness! :)

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cinco
cinco May 19 2011, 6:22am says:

wow the winning pic is hilarious. i'm pleasantly surprised.

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 May 19 2011, 6:42am says:

Love the choice, congrats to the winner.

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EKTELESTES
EKTELESTES May 19 2011, 6:47am says:

I've no words for these choices, really. "Cheated" can't express the way I feel, not only for myself but many others too.

The results just prove that hard work, creativity and abiding by the rules won't get you anywhere these days. Famous moment in history? The psn hack? Really? Geralt bit a baby's finger, historical event? Not to mention the poor integration it has, Geralt's white skin vs the baby's skin...

Nevermind, I wasted so much of my time and now I'm wasting my words.


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SchroedingersCat
SchroedingersCat May 19 2011, 7:17am replied:

Amen to that.
I also want add that there were entries (and I'm not talking about my own ones) that showed that a lot of work and thought went into them and that were true to the rules. I honestly think those would have been more deserving than the depiction of an event no one will remember 50 years from now.

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s87
s87 May 19 2011, 12:41pm replied:

Have to agree here. The PSN Hack may be something that interests gamers in 2011, but I doubt anyone will be talking about it in like 5 years, therefore it doesn't qualify as historical moment (not even in gaming history) at all. What about a downtime in *PUTNAMEHERE* MMORPG?

I'm sad for those who really thought about the task and picked historical moments where Geralt/Triss may fit in.

The thing with the baby just makes me think: Funny pic, but historical moment? WTF?

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Duruk
Duruk May 19 2011, 7:45am says:

The winner the psn hack is in my opinion the right choice. He did an excellent job and I did expect this 1 to win. However Im not so sure about Geralt biting a child in the finger is in any way a famous moment in history. I have never seen this kid before. (from the rules quote: "Your entry must involve a famous moment in history ")
All the other images are somehow related to a famous moment (3rd place Vietnam war, and runners up are all known to me as famous moments in history. All of these moments had an impact on the world, yes even Zidana headbut from soccer)
Anyway congratulations to the winners.

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vormaen
vormaen May 19 2011, 7:50am says:

Ok, I loved all the submissions but I have to say, I dispute this to the enth degree. Humor was in oodles in all these posts, and I hardly find these ones original or funny. Serves me right for following the guidelines. Hell the runner up Hitler one was just, static. Was my Hitler one so OFFENSIVE that it couldn't even beat a static image for runner up?????? No offense to the guy who posted, but I put a lot of hard work and comic timing to at least get a "Hey, funny stuff, great job!" Call me a spoilsport all you like, I think this contest was ********, the rules were ********, and I call for everyone to DISPUTE this and ask for a more detailed reason why these won. We ALL read the guidelines and know what was asked of us. I say something is amiss.

Yeah, 2nd place guy joined May 11th, and we'll probably never hear from that guy again. and it didn't even look incorporated very well, but what do I know about comedy, I'm only RELATED to a comedian!!!!!

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mishant
mishant May 19 2011, 8:03am replied:

you are 100% correct

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mishant
mishant May 19 2011, 8:00am says:

guys this contest was just to promote the witcher2 game amoung moddb members
and every thing else was just a eye-wash
all those blasted judges are insane/corrupted/tainted/jerks.....
i dont think any true judge of a contrst would have chosen those pics ........ all the photos that actually showed creativity n hardwork
were just left out .....so therefore it proves that the people who seleacted these pics are baised
............. ó_ø

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SPTX
SPTX May 19 2011, 11:03am replied:

You are just mad because your ****** pics haven't been chosen.

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xtr3m3dude
xtr3m3dude May 19 2011, 12:02pm replied:

The cruel truth. Spamming ****** pics isn't a winning strategy.

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei May 19 2011, 12:08pm replied:

No offense but those "winner" images are rubbish themselves and most aren't historical.

It was a rubbish competition but I felt like being creative and thus I took part in it just for fun despite not being a proper fan of The Witcher.

People got their hopes up for this contest and put much work into it and followed the rules but they still lost. That's just how it is then.

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei May 19 2011, 12:15pm replied:

Other people got their hopes up and put time and care into their creations but them losing is just how competitions are sometimes; biased. Want to win something fair? Enter a competition where the community votes.

As for me. It was fun and was just for fun. So enjoy the images.

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mishant
mishant May 19 2011, 8:07am says:

and yea....please remind me next time not to read the "RULES" page.

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Duruk
Duruk May 19 2011, 8:14am says:

quote from rules: "You must submit your entry to the competition gallery WITH A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR IDEA"

Oh lol just noticed that the winner didn't have a description of his idea added. Sorry for nitpicking

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EKTELESTES
EKTELESTES May 19 2011, 8:40am replied:

Exactly, I had seen that when I made my comment...

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vormaen
vormaen May 19 2011, 8:29am says:

I could guess that the Judges, who were only supposed to be Dave, Scott and Ben, must have thought my stuff was offensive, but what about everyone else? I'm sorry, but what was funny about the PSN one? I hear you all saying it deserved it, but I'm 100% positive there were others that were put together better, with DETAILED description, and the picture basically told the story itself. I do not think I will ever do another contest here, as much as I love MODDB, nor will I come here that often anymore. Yeah, they broke my heart. snif.

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valatmir
valatmir May 19 2011, 9:09am says:

Geralt the Hacker hasnt a describing but the rules said it must :D

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vormaen
vormaen May 19 2011, 9:10am says:

Yeah, we know. Doesn't matter, what's said is said, no way we can have the decision reversed.

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Death_Octimus
Death_Octimus May 19 2011, 9:39am says:

grats to the winners.

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vormaen
vormaen May 19 2011, 10:00am says:

Personally I loved the Soccer one, that one scared me cause it was simple yet VERY effective, and the comic strip was priceless, if you ask me those should have been top tier

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thunderising
thunderising May 19 2011, 10:13am says:

Actually the laptop will sweat with Witcher 2. My HD6970 breaks a lot of sweat at all settings maxed out at 1920x1080, breaks 30fps too sometimes.

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EKTELESTES
EKTELESTES May 19 2011, 10:14am says:

The zidane one was totally unoriginal, it's been done a million times in the past 5 years, I've no idea why they chose it. I can't say if the comic strip was worth it, but it's definitely original and a nice entry.

Anyway, I think I've said what was to be said about this competition, it proved to be a TOTAL FAILURE.

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vormaen
vormaen May 19 2011, 10:16am says:

Yeah I agree, I'm done. Congrats and enjoy.

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mishant
mishant May 19 2011, 10:38am says:

tell me
is it just me.... or you too feel like punching the face of Judges

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vormaen
vormaen May 19 2011, 10:59am replied:

NO, I do not feel like punching them in the face. Just not happy with their judgement. If had just been the three MODDB judges things may have looked different, but CD Projekt Red also had input and so there you have it.

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macacos2
macacos2 May 19 2011, 10:42am says:

I like how the only ones complaining are the other contestants.
Man the **** up.

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vormaen
vormaen May 19 2011, 10:44am says:

Yeah, put in a tampon and shut up. Did it occur to you we were the only one's invested in it to care?

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Duruk
Duruk May 19 2011, 12:31pm says:

In accordance with the rules ChrissRaven has won the competition:
Moddb.com

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx May 19 2011, 2:52pm replied:

I somehow agree with your post there, but well, we aren't the ones who judge..

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vormaen
vormaen May 19 2011, 1:02pm says:

Scott posted in the WIP forum for anyone seeking answers.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx May 19 2011, 2:49pm says:

I was going to make the same as Pseudo_Dave, but I had to study and when I was about to write up this in my ideas notepad he had already posted the image. Damn nice work to every of you guys, I personally loved ChrissRaven's idea more than the others, but well i'm not a judge XD

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InsanityPays
InsanityPays May 19 2011, 5:49pm says:

I really think the geralt but my finger was the best because not only did it follow all the rules and guidelines I also laughed, crapped myself and had nightmares, but seriously, good work...even then personally I hated the witcher, felt too linear :P

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