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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)
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)
Guess That Gamer (SEP)
- Orochi Assassin LEVON
Guess That Gamer (OCT)
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.
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
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
(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
(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
4. Have you seen
I will be watching this next week (Thanksgiving Break!).
(Hope you like it,
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.
7. Favorite video
No surprise here - Bungie. Word is Project Destiny is
going to be flippin' cool.
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
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
14. On a scale of
1-10 (10 being highest) what is your level of interest in the new Assassin's Creed
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
(My level of
interest is probably a 6, but my commitment to the series is more a 2; I only played
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
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.)
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
20. Who is your
Oh, man...Darkeon. It took me 20 hours when I was young
(young-er) to realize that the Eeveelution required both optimal friendship,
(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.