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Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, gamers of all ages - I
present to you the ninth episode of Guess that Gamer. I'm not even going to
predict whether this week's episode is difficult or not, because every time I
do that, one of the first few answers is usually a correct guess. But I do hope
it proves to be somewhat difficult though, but even more than that, I hope you
find it entertaining as you learn more about a member of the community.
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)
Guess That Gamer (FEB)
Guess That Gamer (MAR)
Guess That Gamer (APR)
Guess That Gamer (MAY)
Guess That Gamer (JUN)
- Kyle Wadsworth
Guess That Gamer (JUL)
- Commander Shepard
Guess That Gamer (AUG)
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.
Guess That Gamer (SEP)
- 20 Questions
1. Will Nintendo
surprise the industry again with the Wii U or will it have a lackluster
It's hard to say. It won't be as successful as the Wii,
but will have a solid core audience.
(I'd agree. I think
we learned our lesson from the Wii and won't be caught off guard again. I think
it'll do okay.)
2. Game of the
Year 2012 prediction?
Assassin's Creed III
(That's as good of prediction
as any I suppose. Although Borderlands 2...)
character from the Lord of the Rings?
(He was pretty
epic, wasn't he? But even prior to the movies when we just had the books, I've always been a fan of Legolas.)
brothers fight - who would win in a brawl between Mario and Luigi?
(Short and stocky
versus tall and lanky. I'm going to go with Mario because Luigi seems kind of
5. Star Wars or
(Phew. I was
worried you might get this one wrong. I mean, the answer is obviously Star Wars.)
6. You get to pick
the color and give it a video game inspired name for the next generation
console (for example - I'll take my Playstation 4 or Xbox 720 in Bayonnetta
Hmmm, how about Infamous Ivory?
(Awesome! I almost
listed Spartan Steel Grey instead of Bayonneta Black, but I love Infamous Ivory.)
7. Favorite and
least favorite genre of video game?
Favorite genre: role playing. Least favorite: Sports
(thanks to the spam :P)
(Hah Hah...the sports
spam ads getting to you too, eh?)
8. You win a $200
giftcard to any video game company's store, but can't buy a game with it. What
do you buy?
I buy a new flash drive and a year's of Xbox Live.
(I could find all
sorts of things I'd want to buy in Valve's store, and none of it would be games.)
9. Are video games
art, yes or no? If yes, list one game as an example.
Some are, some aren't, so yes, conditionally. Favorite
example? GTA IV.
(Nice answer and
kind of a surprising example. I haven't played the game, but from what I've
read and heard about it, I certainly can't argue it.)
10. Do you use
headphones when gaming?
(I never used to,
but now I'll never go back. It's mandatory if I'm playing online.)
11. What game are you eagerly awaiting?
That's tough; either AC III or Halo IV.
(I can see that.
Halo is always good in my book.)
12. Have you ever
played a game online and made somebody rage quit? Have you rage quit?
Yes, in Modern Warfare. I never rage quit.
(Never? I have rage
quit, and caused gamers to rage quit...playing Team Fortress 2. Come to think of
it, I've rage quit in quite a few games. I used to get so mad at Soul Caliber
I'd storm out of the room.)
13. Would you rather be blissfully ignorant or
(I dunno, if you're
ignorant, you probably wouldn't realize it. But yeah, I would agree with you.)
14. What is the
scariest video game you have ever played?
Resident Evil Nemesis
(Haven't played it,
but for me it was Dead Space...although I jumped a bunch playing the first Resident Evil game - that dog jumping through the window almost caused me to
15. Finish the
sentence using a word in each blank, "I love games that make you (blank)
when you (blank).
I love games that make you laugh when you die.
16. Have you ever
rented a video game using Redbox or Gamefly?
(I got a trial
subscription to GameFly as a birthday present awhile ago. It wasn't bad. I
really want to try renting from the Redbox, but haven't either. I usually just
17. Who do you
think has the best shot at correctly guessing who you are?
Well, I'd say Mojo since he's been on a roll in this
(Yeah, I could've
predicted that answer. I almost asked who you think has the second best shot...)
18. What's the
last video game to make you laugh when you played it?
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword.
(Really? Not a game
I expected - I have it so I will have to remember that when I get around to
playing it. I don't think I've ever laughed as much as I did when I played
Portal 2 - Cave Johnson's dialogue was hilarious.)
19. Bioshock was
rated #3 on G4TV's Top 100 Games of All Time? Should it be higher, lower or was
it just right?
It was just right.
(I'm playing it
now, and I like it. But I think #3 is a bit high. I just think some of the other
games in the top ten list are a little better...but it's certainly a close race.)
20. Do you listen
to video game podcasts?
I check out the ones here at GIO, so yeah.
(To be honest, I
never did until I came here. Now I listen to the official Game Informer
products and those published by the user community.)
This concludes the nine 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 ten will feature you? I'll post the answer in a
day or so. Cheers.