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Last month I started a new series called "Guess That Gamer"
and it was received with mostly positive results. If you didn't catch the
premier episode of what I hope to be a monthly feature, you can find it here: Guess
That Gamer (JAN)...
In that blog, I described it as our version of the "20
Twenty Questions is a
spoken parlor game which encourages deductive reasoning and creativity. It
originated in the United States and escalated in popularity during the late
1940s when it became the format for a successful weekly radio quiz program. In
the traditional game, one player is chosen to be the answerer. That person
chooses a subject but does not reveal this to the others. All other players are
questioners. They each take turns asking a question which can be answered with
a simple "Yes" or "No." In variants of the game multiple
state answers may be included such as the answer "Maybe." The
answerer answers each question in turn. If a questioner guesses the correct
answer, that questioner wins and becomes the answerer for the next round. If 20
questions are asked without a correct guess, then the answerer has stumped the
questioners and gets to be the answerer for another round.
Well, another month is here so it's time for episode 2,
complete with 20 new questions and another unknown member for you all to try
and guess this person's true identity.
You may recall, the questions are generic and short enough
so the answers aren't glaringly obvious who the person is. I'm sure you can
identify many of the bloggers and commenters here by their writing style, but
with a one word answer, obviously that's not quite as revealing. So yeah, short
questions = short answers. Good luck. You'll need it. And with each of the
questions, I provide a comment after the fact, just to kind of throw my
thoughts on the answer into the mix - for the mystery gamer and the rest of the
community to ponder (my comments will be in parenthesis).
Guess That Gamer
(FEB) - 20 Questions
1. Blogger that
games or gamer that blogs?
Blogger that games (I can see that.)
2. Is Portal a FPS
or a puzzle game?
Puzzle game (Maybe a new genre - FPP?)
3. Lost or The
Lost (Hmm, I dunno about that one.)
4. Who's the
better leader, Jack Shephard (Lost) or Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)?
Grimey (Agree with that, especially the later seasons of
actor/actress would play you in a movie?
Ryan Gosling (Chicks dig him, but he freaked me out in Lars and the Real Girl.)
6. Who wins the
lawsuit between Activision and Infinity Ward?
Activision (They do have deeper pockets to pay those extensive
7. What game do
you regret buying?
Devil May Cry 2 (I think I played this on PSP? It wasn't
horribly bad, just kind of bad.)
8. Half Life 3 in
development or not?
In development (I know, it's rather obvious.)
9. If you had to
give up movies or music, which would you pick?
Movies (Seriously?! Music for me...you can have music, I just
want my movies.)
10. PS Vita - Win
Fail (As unfortunate as it is, I think you'll be right
with this one.)
11. Gordon Freeman
or Nathan Drake?
Nathan Drake (You make that sound so easy...I can't pick.)
character from Lord of the Rings?
Gollum...or Smeagol (Wha?! Seriously...even over Legolas.)
13. First game you
Pitfall! (Sweet...the unbeatable one on the Atari 2600.)
14. What's your
primary ringtone right now?
My phone is always on vibrate (A default kind of guy,
would've never guessed that.)
crewmember on the SSV Normandy?
Joker (Gasp. Even over Kelly...Sweet...Lovely...Kelly?!)
16. Joanna Dark or
Joanna Dark. (Meh. No preference from me.)
17. Favorite actor
to play Batman?
Christian Bale (No comment. #blamedean)
18. Favorite video
Person or studio? Person: Ken Levine, Studio: Valve
(Solid picks. Can't argue that.)
19. What video
game character would play you in a movie?
Alan Wake (Hah. Not a Lucasarts game?)
20. Last game you
To the Moon (Oh, that's a dead giveaway.)
This concludes the second edition of Guess that Gamer. I
hope everyone enjoyed it and I look forward to the guesses. Remember, you get
out of the community what you put into it, so join in on the fun and take a
guess. Who knows, maybe episode three will feature you? Cheers.