Uncommon cofounder Tim Stamper might properly remorse a goofy Twitter (opens in new tab) put up he made yesterday, saying he’d lick a 25 12 months previous chocolate BAFTA (opens in new tab) reproduction… if Banjo-Kazooie gained a public ballot. A voting bracket for greatest online game duo run by the BAFTA Video games Twitter account had come down to 2 last competitiors: Banjo-Kazooie and Hyperlink and Zelda. For good measure, in fact, Stamper additionally roped in Grant Kirkhope, absolute legend of online game music composition additionally concerned within the Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack.
If Banjo-Kazooie wins @grantkirkhope and I’ll lick this 25 12 months previous chocolate @BAFTAGames 😂 https://t.co/kUXE0FjDha pic.twitter.com/5MkDr1s9s0March 18, 2023
Naturally, as a result of Tim Stamper tempted the very fates, norns, and different such ruling deities, Banjo-Kazooie carried a helpful 53.8% of the vote. That or it is since you ought to completely by no means underestimate the predilection of individuals on the web to vote for the factor they suppose is funniest on this world. (This is taking a look at you, Boaty McBoatface (opens in new tab).) Or possibly—simply possibly—the followers of a UK group are more likely to vote for a well-known UK-made character.
With a purpose to protect his honor as a gentleman, subsequently, I name upon Tim Stamper to lick the traditional and dust-covered forbidden chocolate BAFTA. If he doesn’t I model him a coward, reprobate, and basic blaggard. And never in a enjoyable means.
Grant Kirkhope might or might not have been concerned within the authentic wager by Stamper, so I am going to give him a cross. Kirkhope’s preliminary response (opens in new tab) was “haha ….. you first Tim! 🤣” which to me is just not a correct binding settlement to shenanigans. Nonetheless within the spirit of all that’s good and enjoyable I feel he ought to lick it too. In spite of everything, he did later say he was tempted to do it.
For the BAFTA Video games a part of issues, they said (opens in new tab) they’re “Undecided we are able to endorse this.” Which is within the opinion of this reporter a coward’s stance. Sit up for this weekend’s PC Gamer query: “Would you somewhat lick the chocolate BAFTA or a Change cartridge?”
Anyway, that was entertaining. Thanks for the tipoff, I feel, Eurogamer.