In the last episode of Guess That Gamer, I thought it was going to be the hardest episode yet. But an early correct guess by one member resulted in a number of other members following suit and picking the same name - so a ton of you all got it right. Be warned, I have implemented a plan to hopefully counter this practice, so we'll see how it works out this time. I thought this one might prove to be even more difficult, but there are a few answers that some of you might home in on and point you in the right direction. Regardless of whether it is too easy or too difficult, enjoy and have fun with it.

As a friendly reminder, the previous members to be featured in this series are listed below and are not eligible to be featured again, so if you pick them, you do so at your own risk.

Guess That Gamer (JAN) - Warbuff

Guess That Gamer (FEB) - Indiejones

Guess That Gamer (MAR) - Hist

Guess That Gamer (APR) - Masterassassin

Guess That Gamer (MAY) - EuphoricEnnui

Guess That Gamer (JUN) - Kyle Wadsworth

Guess That Gamer (JUL) - Commander Shepard

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.

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.

Let's roll...

Guess That Gamer (AUG) - 20 Questions

1. Is fate is something you choose or a mystical force manipulating your destiny?

Ho boy getting serious right off the bat. I would say it is something you choose for reasons I can't explain.

(I wonder if it's the same reasons that lead me to ask this question or if you really can't explain.)

2. How many languages can you speak?

One fluently and one kinda but still learning.

(Is one of those Klingon? Maybe that's what I should've asked.)

3. Bigger disappointment - The Old Republic's decline or 38 Studios and Kingdom of Amalur.

38 Studios. It's sad to see them go especially since KoA was well liked.

(Well I don't think either is good for the industry, but I was really kind of surprised TOR didn't do better.)

4. Favorite Mario costume or power?

Tanooki of course.

(Of course!)

5. Paper or Digital subscriber of Game Informer (or not a subscriber)?


(For now. In a few months or years, I bet we'll all be on digital medium.)

6. Define xeno in one word.


(Hmm...interesting. Very interesting.)

7. Did you watch G4TV's top 100 video games show (all, some, none)?

Sadly none. I should get on that.

(You should! They were really good and I bet you would like them.)

8. Favorite video game location?

Shadow Moses.

(Um, okay. You're on your own for that place.)

9. How old are you in video game console years?

First console I remember us owning was a PS1, which came out 2 year after I was born. I feel rather young now.

(Wow, I'm getting old. I remember buying the PS1 the day it was released.)

10. Coolest video game character name?

Psycho Mantis

(Hah...that is definitely a peculiar name, I'll give you that.)

11. Favorite author?

I don't read so much anymore, but I used to love Stephen King.

(Really? Not what I expected you to say. Yeah, he's good. I like some of his short stories the most.)

12. Which attribute is the most important: Understanding, Diligence, Courage, Knowledge and Expression?

All important, but to me, I think Understanding is the most important.

(Speaking of understanding, I wonder if you understand why I asked this question.)

13. Nathan Drake + Elena Fisher OR Gordon Freeman + Alyx Vance?

As much as I like Freeman and Vance, I have to go with Drake and Fisher.

(Yeah, they are pretty special. I'd agree, and I'm a Valve fanboy.)

14. Minecraft = innovative, overrated (or both)?

Innovative, but I think it has to do more with the community surrounding the game. Allowing people to show off their creativity is really cool, and in most cases very impressive.

(I don't think it's overrated. If anything I think it is underrated. Definitely innovative though.)

15. Favorite video game weapon?

Master Sword. Tis a classic.

(It's hard not to pick the BFG. I mean, it's the BFG!)

16. Does the perfect video game exist?

Even though there is such a thing as a perfect score, all games have flaws. Some games just do a better job than others covering them up. So no.

(Couldn't agree more.)

17. What are you currently playing?

Persona 4 Arena

(Is everything about you obscure and out of the ordinary?)

18. Assume you have premium cable and hundreds of channels - what channel do you turn to most?

ESPN, I would have trouble turning it off.

(TV is for mortals, I have no use for it. Hah. I'd have to say many good shows on that channel.)

19. Favorite game released so far this year?

Fire Emblem Awakening

(Not Mass Effect 3? Tsk Tsk.)

20. Favorite Game Informer staff member?

It was Phil. Now it's Tim. Watching him play through Cyberia is hilarious, and a bit painful.

(It's a loaded question. There is no way I could pick a favorite. Sorry. LOL.)

This concludes the eight 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 nine will feature you? I'll post the answer in a day or so.