The January and February editions of Guess that Gamer were popular, but they were criticized for being too easy. Turning up the difficulty level just a bit in March proved to be successful as answers varied, members of the community were questioned (a polite way of saying accused) and nobody was completely sure until the answer was finally revealed. Mission accomplished. Well, not only does April showers bring May flowers (what do May flowers bring?) - April also brings another episode of Guess that Gamer. If you missed the first three episodes, you can find them here: Guess That Gamer (JAN), Guess That Gamer (FEB), and Guess That Gamer (MAR).

NOTE: I would politely and humbly request if you are absolutely sure you know who the mystery person is, please post your response but don't reveal how or why you know the answer until it is revealed so others can still participate with their guess. Thank you kindly. -The Management

As a reminder, the blog is basically a Game Informer community edition of the "20 Questions" game...

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.

It's time for Episode 4, complete with 20 new questions and another unknown member for you all to try and guess the person's true identity. This time, I'm going to try and make it about as difficult as last month - that really seemed to go over well.

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).

Let's roll...

Guess That Gamer (APR) - 20 Questions

1. Console preference?


(You made that look so, no hesitation.)

2. Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad or Ezio Auditore da Firenze?


(Hmm...I'd have to go with Altaïr - The Bird, Son of No One)

3. Offense or Defense?


(Yeah, me too. Someone has to do it. Not always a glamorous job, but a necessary one.)

4. Should Bioware change the ending to Mass Effect 3?


(No is right!)

 5. In one word, sum up your reaction to Red Dead Redemption's surprise ending?


(Yeah, some might even say metagrabolized.)

6. What game have you played more than any other game?


(God bless ya...I couldn't do it. Me personally? Probably Battlefield 2 or Team Fortress 2.)

7. Have you ever taken an arrow to the knee?

Yes (In games of course lol).

(Well, of course in game. The sniper in Team Fortress 2 has a bow and arrow - the Huntsman. I've taken arrows just about everywhere...including the knee.)

8. First video game you recall playing?

Outrun for Sega Master System.

(NICE! Hmm...I'd have to say one of the Pong clones. It wasn't the original, more like a cheap knock off.)

9. Which is the cooler codename - Xbox Durango or Playstation Orbis?


(Yeah, I agree. Orbis sounds like a body part. I'm a fan of Dodge automobiles and they make a Durango, so yeah...concur.)

10. Rockband or Guitar Hero?


(Played some just last night...Rockband that is.)

11. Going to the midnight release of Halo 4?

Sadly, probably not.

(Aw, too bad. I've never missed one. Ever.)

12. Motion controllers a passing fad or way of the future?


("Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future." -Yoda / I think the motion controllers are going to be more of an extension of your primary controller...kind of like how the Kinect was used in ME3.)

13. Zombies or Aliens?


(I'd rather face zombies, but be an alien.)

14. If you could be named after a video game character, you would be who?

Nathan Drake

(Hah it. I kind of like Fenix.)

15. Are you likely to jump while playing games like Dead Space?

Very lol.

(Me too. It doesn't even have to be that scary, heh heh.)

16. Favorite video game achievement ever received?

Modern Warfare 2 Platinum Trophy.

(That I've personally received...Hmm. I'm proud of my Crew Service Ribbon from BF2.)

17. Zelda or Peach?


(Zelda scares me; I prefer Peach.)

18. Can you spell world backwards?


(Apparently this is an actual mental ability test. Not sure why??)

19. Yes or No - have you ever landed a helicopter on a person? (In a video game of course)


(Can't wait to hear this war story...because I think I know which game. I used to do this all the time in BF2.)

20. Samurai or Ninja?


(Slow and steady might win the race, but stealth and unconventional warfare wins the fight. Ninja FTW.)

This concludes the fourth 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 five will feature you? I'll post the answer in a day or so. Remember, if you know the answer post it, but please don't spoil it until the answer is revealed.