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Thanksgiving is just over a week away and I don't know about you but I have much to be thankful for. But tonight I'm thankful that it's time for another episode of Guess That Gamer, the 11th of a planned 12 part (and possibly more) series. I'm not quite sure what level of difficulty I'd assign this one. The answers are a bit longer than normal, so that might provide additional clues. I guess we'll find out.

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

Guess That Gamer (AUG) - LGAR

Guess That Gamer (SEP) - Orochi Assassin LEVON

Guess That Gamer (OCT) - AshaMan3000

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. *Once again I selected a "writer" - so the answers are a bit longer than normal. They were fun to read though, so I left them as is. If it makes it any easier to guess, no big deal. 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 (NOV) - 20 Questions

1. Game Of The Year 2012 Prediction?

Wow, way to start off. It's a super close pick for me, but based off of pure excitement, hype, fandom, and play-time, it's going to be Halo 4. Borderlands would be second contender, but nothing comes close to Halo.

(I definitely think it could be a contender, but so could Mass Effect 3...or Borderlands 2. I'm undecided.)

2. Will you be getting the Wii U?

At launch, I will not. Owning a Wii, I played 2 worthy exclusives on it, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Kirby's Epic Yarn. The second screen does not seem like enough right now, and Nintendo has failed to bring me on board.

(Oh man, did you play Donkey Kong Country Returns? That game rocks!)

3. Did you watch the Forward Unto Dawn live-action video series?

Boy, did I! I watched every episode thrice over, and marveled at it each time. The cloaked Elite was a standout moment, as was the ending.

(I think it definitely proves it's possible you can make a movie based on a video game that is good; it also supports the theory I had about how to make video game movies not suck.)


4. Have you seen Wreck-It Ralph?

I will be watching this next week (Thanksgiving Break!).

(Hope you like it, I did.)

5. Have you attended any midnight releases this year and if yes - for what game?

Nope, I have not. School takes too much of a priority over staying up outside the house. If I would have, it would've been Halo 4. Twitter helped bring me into the experience, though.

(How wise of you.)

6. Provide one word to describe this Star Wars flash mob.

Fantastic.

(Concur!)


7. Favorite video game developer?

No surprise here - Bungie. Word is Project Destiny is going to be flippin' cool.

(Well, they definitely have a lot to prove, which means they have a lot riding on the success of it. It will be exciting to watch, that's for sure.)

8. Did you play / are you playing Borderlands 2?

Completed, both Siren and Mechromancer. Waiting for the next DLC to take a stab at the raid bosses.

(Sadly, I never finished the game...yet. So I am impressed by your accomplishment.)

9. Who would you rather work for - Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo or Apple?

Nintendo. Their demeanor comes off as more inviting, and better to work for. A big "no" to Apple.

(Don't ask me how or why I know, but Nintendo is hiring, LOL.)


10. Do you watch Big Bang Theory?

I have watched it before, but normally stay away from it. It's not very entertaining, and I find the references superficial. Almost gimmicky, to play to some strange audience.

(I think you just broke my heart a little, heh heh. I love the show, but then again, I come from an era where it wasn't okay (certainly not cool) to be a geek or nerd.)

11. Will Black Ops II outsell its predecessor's $650 million dollar in five days of sales accomplishment?

Yes, especially since Amazon reported record-breaking pre-order sales. Good-geez that'll be a big number. Weirdly enough, I myself haven't heard much hype from friends.

(I haven't seen any concrete numbers, but I did see a headline using the phrase, "destroys sales expectations" - so if that's accurate, I'd definitely agree.)

12. Will we ever see an indie game win the coveted Game of the Year award?

Cross your fingers that we do! If we were to, it'd better be Sound Shapes, or Unfinished Swan for this year. Of all time would be Bastion, of course.

(I've been meaning to try Unfinished Swan. Some of the reviews and blogs on it made it sound really interesting and innovative. Bastion, eh? Would probably be Limbo for me.)


13. If the pen is mightier than the sword, who would win in a duel between Stephen King and Tom Clancy?

Stephen King, by a longshot. He's got meatier stories, and who knows how he pumps out books as often as he does. The man is on fire.

(I like both, though tend to favor Tom Clancy since I prefer the military theme over whacked out stories.)

14. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest) what is your level of interest in the new Assassin's Creed III game?

Ehh... a 7. I quit AC: Revelations, because I got bored, and Brotherhood was the only one to really draw me in somewhat. I'll rent it from Gamefly.

(My level of interest is probably a 6, but my commitment to the series is more a 2; I only played the first.)

15. Have you ever done the Fus Ro Dah?

 In-game? Yes. IRL? Yes to that, too.

 (Hah Hah, in real life? Maybe once I reveal your identity to the crowd you can share that story.)


 16. Everybody has played a game with Mario in it, haven't they - which was your first?

 My dad bought me an NES before I was even born, with the original Super Mario Bros. on it.

 (Sweet! If you agree the original Donkey Kong arcade game was his debut, well I was there for it.)

17. When a story is available via book and movie, which do you usually prefer?

I'd prefer it be in book form. That way, you normally get more detailed coverage of the events, who doesn't want that?

(I think it depends on the story for me. I've read Star Wars and watched it...I prefer the movie.)

18. Thanksgiving is right around the corner - what is one thing you're thankful for?

I'm thankful for the fact that I still live in the conditions that I do. They're rather good, and I'm thankful for having a mother who works so hard to keep things going for both her and I.

(What a noble answer...one that I'm sure would make your mother proud.)

19. Have you ever experienced the dreaded Red Ring Of Death (RROD)?

Luckily, I have not! I've been with LIVE for 3 years now, so I came on right when Microsoft implemented their Phoenix chip, which supposedly helps prevent the calamity from happening.

(Ah, the benefit of waiting...for each of the years you've been on LIVE, I've lost an Xbox 360 to RROD.)

20. Who is your favorite Pokémon?

Oh, man...Darkeon. It took me 20 hours when I was young (young-er) to realize that the Eeveelution required both optimal friendship, and nighttime.

(I'm not quite sure what that means, but I suppose as long as you do that's all that matters. I'm just glad you have one, because that was kind of a generic question not specifically picked for you.)

This concludes the eleventh 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 twelve (which might be the final episode) will feature you? I'll post the answer in a day or so.

Cheers.

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