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Veteran Member - Level 11
The selection process for this week's edition of the Member
Herding blog was simple enough - the first person who is already part of the
herd that messaged me with a nomination would get the go ahead. It only took a
day or two before someone was nominated. The cool thing is...they didn't even
know - didn't even see it coming. When people guess a trivia question to get
selected they know there is a chance it could be them, but when it is totally
out of the blue and unexpected, I wonder what goes through their mind when they
see the message and read it for the first time that they were chosen by one of
their peers for this prestigious honor. Hah...I don't know if it's really a
prestigious honor, but I've talked with a few of you who give it that kind of
I had to dig deep with generating questions for this person
because their profile is rather naked...but anyone who lists Game Informer in the
favorite book section is worthy of being herded, right?
Anyway...enough with the rambling. Onward ho! Our newest
member of the herd...
GIO Name: Koob24
GIO Rank: Power
Member - Level 8
Gaming Experience (Years playing): 10-15
Last Game Completed: Fable
Currently Playing: Kinect games, and Assassins Creed: Brotherhood.
Origin of GIO Profile Name: My
name in Hebrew is Yakoob, and as a child my dad's friend ALWAYS called me that!
So it stuck on since then, but I shortened it. For the 24, I was born on the
24th of Feb. and 24 seems to be popping up in my life a lot and brings me good
Generated Questions + 3 Bonus questions
1. Fable III was received with
mixed results. Critics of the game said it lacked innovation and was plagued
with glitches. You have it listed as one of your favorite games. Do you think
this is an accurate assessment? Can games that have glitches and lack
innovation still be great games (Fallout: New Vegas comes to mind)? Is it fair
that game developers release games with glitches or should they delay games
until "it's done"?
No, I haven't seen a lot of glitches in Fable III, but that's probably
because I don't back track and I just go for the goal. I played Fallout: New
Vegas but it wasn't my cup of tea. (First time I've ever used that expression)
What kept me going was ACTUALLY the glitches! I loved seeing people walk into
buses, faulty animals and guns. But other games I played and liked and were
still filled with glitches, so to answer your question, yes! A game with
glitches can still be great! I think developers should try to keep glitches out
of the games, and if they know that there's big glitches, then they should
release the game at a later time to fix them. Little glitches, they shouldn't
[SAINT: I suppose I agree with that. I
recall Crysis for PC had a few clipping glitches that really annoyed me but
overall I still enjoyed the game. And realistically, there will never be a
perfect, bug-free game. So, I agree...minor glitches shouldn't delay a game.]
2. The Xbox Live Card in your GIO
Profile indicates you have played Kinect Adventures. Assuming you have a Kinect
and have played it, what are your thoughts on the Kinect as a controller; What
games have you tried and what is your thoughts on those games; is the Kinect
here to stay or will it be meet the same fate as the NES power glove?
I do not think I can have a straight answer with that because I've never
gotten to fully play the Kinect because of my broken leg and all the little
kids around. But what I've seen is impressive. You move your arm up and your
avatar copies you! The main issue is it's supposed to only notice you and
nobody around you, but when my little cousins fight over who's playing next the
avatar goes crazy on the TV! I think if Microsoft comes out with another
version soon to fix some bugs, then I think the Kinect will be a starting point
[SAINT: Broken wha?!? Oh noes...I didn't know...but I'm really sorry to
hear that. I broke my leg when I was 12 and it sucked big time. Happy Healing.
I always enjoy hearing the average gamer's (not suggesting your average)]
perspective on current events and relevant issues...because to me it is more
likely to match my own personal feeling. Kind of like movie critics...I never
listen to the Hollywood critics...but I will listen to a friend's assessment. SO...sounds
like Kinect is pretty cool.
3. If you could attend any video
game or similar industry event, which one would you choose to go to (E3, Comic
Con, GDC, TGS, PAX, etc.)? If you could
take one member from the GIO community with you, who would you take? And for
the sake of this question, let's just imagine you'll get the opportunity to
meet one Game Informer staff member and one person from the video game
industry, who would you pick to meet?
I would choose Comic-Con because there would be two things there that I
would love - Rooster Teeth and the Simpsons. I would take you! Not to be a suck
up but you have a lot of knowledge in your blogs and you seem really cool and
you give a lot to GIO, We would get along if we met. If I can choose who I
wanted to meet I would choose Tim Turi because he's pretty much the reason I'm
on this website. He is fun and my favorite Replay is the one by him. I would
also choose Burnie Burns (He's in the video game industry because he made that
Left 4 Dead commercial) He seems great and I love him on the Drunk Tank. I just
really like Rooster Teeth.
[SAINT: Comic-Con is a good choice. I
love me some comics. I might've chosen E3 or GDC, but Comic-Con is just as
good. I AM COOL! Hah Hah...just kidding. I don't how knowledgeable I am...more than
I just have a lot of experience (in other words...I'm old). Tim Turi...hmm...a great
choice. I'm a little surprised. Who knows, maybe he'll read this and be so
flattered that he'll bring us both along as official guests of Game Informer.
Hah. We can hope, right? I'll let you visit with Bernie Burns while I go hang
out with Gabe Newell.]
4. Can characters like Master Chief
from Halo or Gordon Freeman from Half Life with little to no dialogue have
engaging personalities and be fascinating characters? What do you think the
future of Halo looks like now that Bungie has moved on?
Master Chief is a man of few words, and yet a Bad A$$! I'm sure everybody
wants to know more about Master Chief, right? He's a fascinating character and
as I always say, actions speak louder than words! The future of Halo is not
looking good. Bungie is the greatest company ever and nobody can live up to their
[SAINT: That's a fantastic point...actions
speak louder than words...and I think characters like Master Chief and Gordon
Freeman demonstrate some exceptional behavior just based on their actions.
Great response. And yes...I'm worried about Halo as well.]
5. I'm guessing by looking at your
profile you are a fan of the zombie theme. Have zombie games reached their peak
or do you think we'll continue to see zombie games and zombie modes? Do you play any zombie games and if so,
which is your favorite? Anytime I see someone with Zombieland in their profile
I always think about Twinkies and wonder what treat they would risk their life
for...what's your treat of choice that you would face hordes of zombies for?
Zombies can't live forever! They maybe have a few good games left, hopefully
Left 4 Dead 3! But if not, Left 4 Dead and the Deadrising series are the best.
Hands down. Snickers would be my treat to eat. Fill you up for the fight
against the undead.
[SAINT: Hah. Snickers, eh? That made
me think, "Not going anywhere for a while?" I really don't know what I'd risk a
horde of zombies for. Definitely not Twinkies...I won't even risk facing the
express line at the supermarket for Twinkies. Maybe an Oatmeal Pie or Nutty Bar...but
not Twinkies...Zombies though...it would have to be something I really enjoy...like a
BONUS Questions x 3:
Matthew B asks, "As the year comes to a close what game didn't live up to your
expectations? (For example Metroid Other M or Star Wars the Force Unleashed 2)"
Medal of Honor had all of those great trailers and they looked insane!
Something different from MW2 and Battlefield! But nope, they had to make it
worse than both of them.
[SAINT: As much as I loved this game
and really enjoyed playing it. I'm going to have to agree with you, but for a
bit of a different reason obviously. I think it didn't live up to my
expectations because it didn't live up to everyone else's expectations. What I
mean is, I loved the game and thought it was great...but so many people didn't...the
game is already on the decline and from a PC perspective...I can hardly find a
decent online match. It let me down because I was really hoping it would be an
awesome shooter that was here for a while...instead...I think it's an awesome
shooter on its way to the grave.]
Matthew B asks, "What game coming out in 2011 are you most excited for and why?"
Portal 2 has to be my biggest game of 2011, I love the original. Once I
heard about a sequel I was hooked, I was excited to get it for Christmas. Then
they moved it by my birthday. So that made me even more exited! And now I have
to wait for a long time to get this and since I want it now, it makes me more
[SAINT: Gasp! I'd also have to agree
with you on this one. When I saw this question from Matthew B, I thought I was
going to answer Gears of War 3, but when I read your answer I immediately
switched my answer. I'm the host...I can do that. LOL.]
Saint asks, "Paper or Plastic?"
I'm Bi-Sacksual! Nyuck Nycuk! No, I'm green. I love paper, then recycling
[SAINT: LOL. I always wonder how
people are going to respond with the curveball I throw them. This response
caught me off guard. Funny.]
A special thanks to Koob24 for spending some time with us
while divulging a few details about his gaming personality. To read more about Koob24,
view his GIO profile here.
Closing note...Koob24 also added..."If you're worried about my
leg, don't be. It will heal in about a month, which is pretty weird!"