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Half way through the year and
it's time for another episode of the (somewhat) popular Guess That Gamer
series. Last month's episode was awesome...a little nonconforming, but in tune
with the personality of the member who was featured, so it worked out. If you're
new to the series, this is a feature where I ask an unidentified member from
the community a series of questions that I then post in a blog and encourage
you all to try and guess who the person is. I'm not keeping score, but if I
were, I'd tell you that Mojomonkey12 is in the lead having guessed the correct
answer 5 out of 5 times. You can check out the previous editions here:
Guess That Gamer (JAN)
Guess That Gamer (FEB)
Guess That Gamer (MAR)
Guess That Gamer (APR)
Guess That Gamer (MAY)
As a reminder, the blog is
basically a Game Informer community edition of the "20 Questions"
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.
You may recall, the questions
are generic and short enough (unless you're Euphoric Ennui) 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.
Guess That Gamer (JUN) - 20 Questions
1. Too soon for another Gears
of War game?
Yes. I still haven't finished
(Hah. Well I've finished 2 and 3 and I still think it's
2. Is the best offense a good
defense; or the best defense a good offense?
Depends. Offense can be a
deterrent, but if wielded recklessly, it's a liability.
(Interesting logic. I'm always more defensive than I am
3. Motion controllers - for,
against or don't care?
If a casual game, for; if
hard core, against.
(I still haven't broken down and gotten one...unless of
course you count the Wii.)
4. Rank the Star Wars movies
(by episode number, best to worst).
IV, V, VI, III, II, I
(Well, you have two out of place, but I forgive you.)
5. You see a zombie - Fight
George Romero zombie or Danny
Boyle zombie? If the former, fight; the latter, flight.
(Hah. Good point! There is a big difference.)
6. Are video games too
I say let the marketplace
decide. For me, nope.
(Solid philosophy...I do think there are a few who skirt the
edge for no real reason.)
7. What is your default
difficulty you play at (easiest, hardest or somewhere in the middle)
There's no such thing as too
easy. Except Devil May Cry 2. Or Batman Begins. Easiest.
(I wouldn't have guessed that.)
8. Time magazine's Video Game
Man of the Year - Commander Shepard or Nathan Drake?
Drake is everyman, but
Shepard is who you make of him, a true everyman. Shepard.
(Too close to call, but in terms of accomplishments, hard
to argue against Shepard.)
9. Favorite actor to play
Sean Connery, the definition
(I know, right! Although I really like what they've done
with Daniel Craig.)
10. Call of Duty OR
Battlefield, though CoD has
(Couldn't agree more.)
11. Wii U - Destined to fail
or another surprise like the original Wii?
Wii Who? I honestly don't
know much about it. Still, fail.
(I actually enjoy the Wii a LOT more than I ever thought I
12. Would you rather meet Tom
Clancy or Stephen King?
Clancy. King scares me.
(Here's a little fact - I actually exchanged a few emails
with Tom Clancy; I'd pick Stephen King.)
13. Ever cry over something
that occurred in a video game?
I've been shocked, but I
don't recall weeping (maybe in frustration).
(I don't know that I have either, but I've come very
14. You win a state of the
art video game simulator - is it flying or driving?
I can already drive, so
flying. Ace Combat style!
(I actually think I'd prefer a driving simulator.)
15. Supposedly only 10% of
gamers complete games - do you?
That high? Um, no.
You? Really? I wouldn't have guessed that.
16. Are video games
underpriced, overpriced or just right?
(I agree. Especially if you're talking about a lot of the
portable / tablet games.
17. Pick two selectable
characters from any of the Mass Effect games.
(Hah. That was the easy part.)
18. Of the two characters
mentioned in question 17, you can only save one of them. Who?
Liara. Killing Wrex comes
easy for me.
(That's...so wrong...heh heh. And that was the hard part.)
19. How many buttons on your
first joystick / controller?
One. Really, it's all anyone
(I'm a sucker for fancy controllers, so the more the
better...even if I never use them.)
20. Many people said E3 was a
disappointment - agree or disagree?
Disagree. I think for many its
sour grapes, people who didn't get to see what they most wanted to see. I don't
blame them, I just don't agree.
(Agree that you disagree. It really comes down to what you
make of it.)
This concludes the sixth
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 seven will feature
you? I'll post the answer in a day or so.