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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"
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
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
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
(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
(Is one of those Klingon? Maybe that's what I should've
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.
5. Paper or Digital subscriber of Game Informer (or not a
(For now. In a few months or years, I bet we'll all be on
6. Define xeno in one word.
(Hmm...interesting. Very interesting.)
7. Did you watch G4TV's top 100 video games show (all,
Sadly none. I should get on
(You should! They were really good and I bet you would
8. Favorite video game location?
(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
(Wow, I'm getting old. I remember buying the PS1 the day
it was released.)
10. Coolest video game character name?
(Hah...that is definitely a peculiar name, I'll give you
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
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
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 AMC...so 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.