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RogerRoger

@Kidfried It would be my honour. Always ready and willing to serve.

I'm sure everybody appreciates that, whilst this place is a cool hobby to have, we all have lives which take priority. I'll nominate somebody alongside my questions, as @KratosMD suggests, but constructing them by Friday isn't a problem for me in the slightest; it'll be tougher to decide who to nominate!

Thanks for putting me forward.

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

KratosMD

@RogerRoger Yeah I know that the demographic here on PushSquare is people that are 20+ with school, jobs and families to manage so giving quiz writers ample amount of time is important to me. I actually didn't understand why Noisy and Teza were doing it at first (it made more sense to me that one should do it after the quiz is over), but I've realised now that it'd be a waste of time to wait until Monday to nominate someone when they could be preparing a quiz in the meantime.

So it is highly important that we nominate a person as soon as possible, and preferably someone who hasn't written a quiz.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

RogerRoger

@KratosMD I've been working on my questions this morning and have come up with a fair few, so if there's ever a problem in future and you need somebody to drop in some material at short notice, let me know. Always happy to help out where I can.

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

Hego

1- $299
2- Sean Murray
3- Dogmeat
4-?
5- Cherry Kola?
6- A cake?
7-God of War, Sly cooper, Resistance
8- Geralt, Eskal, Vesemir, Lambert

Hego

PSN: ShaneHego

Hego

This was a really tough quiz, congrats! Love this idea btw

Hego

PSN: ShaneHego

RogerRoger

Okay, I'll either be posting up this weekend's questions late tonight or first thing tomorrow morning (UK time). I'm loathe to do so whilst last weekend's quiz is still unresolved, but equally this weekend got underway a couple hours ago for us Brits, and therefore the thread demands questions.

I'll be shutting it down and providing results midday / mid-afternoon Monday, which should give our American friends that extra bit of time Sunday night to get any remaining answers in.

Ahead of that, however, and in the newfound interest of giving plenty of lead-time for those who accept, I'd like to nominate @BAMozzy to provide next weekend's questions. As somebody who always provides detailed and insightful replies to stories and topics, and who therefore very clearly knows a lot about both PlayStation and gaming in general, I can think of nobody better suited for the job. Do you reckon that's something you'd be up for?

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

RogerRoger

Okay, here we go! Happy weekend, everybody!

As always, answers should be placed in spoiler tags. If you're unsure about how to use spoiler tags, quote this post (hit Quote rather than Reply beneath my name) and take a look at this sentence, and you'll see how I've done it here.

Once again, there are four categories, but this time each has an Easy question (worth up to two points) and a Crushing one (worth up to five).

This should mean that everybody can take a shot and might be able to score at least one point for every question on the board. Some of the questions are also constructed so as to enable those paying attention to figure out a point's worth of information, even if you don't immediately know the answer.

Best of luck!

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Category: PEOPLE
Questions about gaming characters and those who portray them.

1. Kiefer Sutherland once said "I haven't screamed so much since I was married" about recording lines for which game? One point for naming the general franchise; a second point if you can accurately identify the specific instalment.

2. Here's a promotional shot of four grizzled-lookin' chaps:

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Name the game for a point, and name the characters for an additional point per character (forenames or surnames will do; enough for me to know that you know).

Category: PLACES
Questions about the spectacular locations gaming has allowed us to visit.

3. Later this year, Lara Croft will visit South America to stop the Mayan apocalypse, in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. In which game did she first visit the continent and, for an additional point, to which specific country did she travel?

4. To celebrate his 20th Anniversary in 2011, Sonic the Hedgehog revisited nine iconic locations from nine of his previous adventures, in Sonic Generations. Name any five of the zones / levels he went back to (core levels only; no boss or rival stages, please, although I will accept levels featured in the Nintendo 3DS version).

Category: PLAYSTATION
Questions about the consoles which bring us all together.

5. The original PlayStation was a huge success, but just how huge are we talking about? Guess how many millions of consoles were shipped by Sony; one point for getting within ten million either side of the final figure, and two for getting within five million.

6. As we all know, there were three different designs of PlayStation3; the original, the Slim and the Super-Slim. What I'd like to know are the years in which each incarnation got released, with a point awarded for every correct year, a bonus point for getting two right, and two bonus points for getting all three.

Category: PRODUCTS
Questions relating to one of my favourite topics, licenced games.

7. One of the most (in)famous licenced games of all time has been cited as a major cause of the 1983 gaming industry market crash. Which game was it and, for the second point, what fate befell hundreds of thousands of its unsold copies?

8. Star Trek has been boldly going since 1966, thus spawning hundreds of games on almost every system imaginable, but I'd like to narrow things down a little. Tell me how many Star Trek games were released for the PlayStation2 console; one point for the correct number, and an extra point for each one you can accurately name.

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

Kidfried

Holy guacamole, those are difficult!

Wind's howling.

KratosMD

1) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
2) Killzone 2, Rico is the only one I remember
3) Tomb Raider 2, Chile
4) Green Hill Zone, Chemical Plant Zone, City Escape, Seaside Hill, Speed Highway
5) 100 million
6) Going by the EU release years: Original: 2007; Slim: 2009; Super Slim: 2012.
7) E.T on the Atari 2600, and all the leftover games were buried out in the desert
8) Three maybe? I have no idea about the names.

Very nice quiz this week @RogerRoger! I liked the questions a lot.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

mookysam

Dude these are tough!

1. Not sure but the only game I can think of that he's been in is Metal Gear Solid V
2. Ugly bunch. Killzone? As for names I don't know. Siegfried, Cornelius, Manfred and Ruth.
3. I honestly don't know. :-/
4. Ooh one I think I actually know! Green Hill Zone; Chemical Plant Zone; Sky Sanctuary Zone; City Escape from Sonic Adventure 2; Planet Wisp from Sonic Colours.
5. 100 million
6. Original = 2007 in Europe, 2006 NA; Slim = 2009; Super Slim = 2012
7. E.T and the unsold stock was banished to a landfill.
8. No clue. 4?

Switch FC: SW-7078-8737-1884

PSN: mookysam

Th3solution

Category: PEOPLE
Questions about gaming characters and those who portray them

1. Call of Duty .... Umm, Modern Warfare?
2. Bulletstorm. Umm, Larry, Moe, Curly, and Tom.

Category: PLACES
Questions about the spectacular locations gaming has allowed us to visit.
3. Tomb Raider 2. Peru
4. Absolutely no idea. Maybe Zone a,b,c,d,e,f,h,i, and j?

Category: PLAYSTATION
Questions about the consoles which bring us all together.

5. 100 million
6. designs of PlayStation3: the original - 2006, the Slim - 2008, the Super-Slim - 2010

Category: PRODUCTS
Questions relating to one of my favourite topics, licenced games.

7. Superman. Became used for coasters

8. I’ll guess 5. Star Trek, Star Trek 2, Star Trek: Spock’s Revenge, Star Trek: The Zombie Edition, and... uh, Star Trek: Kirk Has a Bad Hair Day.

Edited on by Th3solution

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

KratosMD

@RogerRoger I don't think BAM is interested in the quiz. Might want to nominate someone who has written in this thread instead, and thus shown interest. That way you'll most likely get a person who is willing to write one.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

RogerRoger

@KratosMD Good point. I'll do that now.

Time for some results. Apologies to those who may have found this week's questions prohibitively challenging, but thanks to the three folks who gave them a shot. The good news is that, since there were only three participants, everybody gets a medal. Hurrah!

The final scores are as follows:

*In first, @KratosMD is this weekend's champion, with 17 points.
*In a close second, @mookysam scores 16 points.
*In the bronze position, @Th3solution makes a valiant effort, scoring 5 points.

Interestingly, you all delivered some rather varied answers, with few questions getting consistent answers between you. Either that's my fault for making them too scattershot, or a good sign of what a varied and interesting bunch we Push Square folks are.

Anyway, social musings aside, here are the answers in full (spoiler-tagged in case anybody wants to come along later and give older questions a shot).

1. Kiefer Sutherland was talking about Call of Duty: World at War, in which he played Roebuck (his famous interview for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was focused on discussing the facial capture element of his performance, which wasn't a part of his previous voice-only work for Call of Duty and his other major game role, Jack Bauer in 24: The Game).

2. The game in question is Killzone 2 (although I've been generous and given a point for getting Killzone in general). The characters are (from left to right) Cpl. Dante Garza, SSG/MSG. Rico Velasquez, SFC. Tomas 'Sev' Sevchenko and Cpl. Shawn Natko.

3. The very first level of the very first Tomb Raider (1996) saw Lara Croft trekking over (and subsequently through) the mountains of Peru. Interestingly, across all of her adventures, Lara has visited South America more than any other continent or country, including most people's default answer, Egypt.

4. In the console version of Sonic Generations, Sonic revisited Green Hill Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog), Chemical Plant Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 2), Sky Sanctuary Zone (Sonic 3 & Knuckles), the Speed Highway from Sonic Adventure, City Escape from Sonic Adventure 2, Seaside Hill (I'd also have accepted Ocean Palace) from Sonic Heroes, Crisis City from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Spagonia (specifically, Rooftop Run) from Sonic Unleashed and Planet Wisp (Sonic Colours). The Nintendo 3DS version also saw him revisit Casino Night Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 2), Mushroom Hill Zone (Sonic 3 & Knuckles), the Emerald Coast from Sonic Adventure, Radical Highway (Sonic Adventure 2), Water Palace from Sonic Rush and the Tropical Resort from Sonic Colours.

5. Sony shipped a spectacular 102.49 million original PlayStations. I know, right?!

6. The three PS3s were released at three-year intervals; 2006, 2009 and 2012 (themselves multiples of three). As pointed out in some answers, though, the original PS3 took a while to shift its hefty bulk all around the world, so I've awarded points for those correctly submitting 2007 as their local launch date.

7. The game in question was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the unsold copies were buried in a landfill near Alamogordo, New Mexico (but when drafting the questions, I made a note to accept "buried in the desert" as a potential answer, because that was the urban legend surrounding the incident which was later proven in the excellent 2014 documentary, Atari: Game Over).

8. With five points available on Crushing questions, and a point for submitting each accurate title, there could only be one answer to how many Star Trek games were released for the PlayStation2; four. There was the first-person shooter Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force (2001), the space combat simulator Star Trek: Shattered Universe (2004), the arcade blast-'em-up Star Trek: Encounters (2006) and the real-time strategy map-dominator Star Trek: Conquest (2007) and yes, they're all as supremely average as you'd imagine.

Since our winner has already provided questions for a previous quiz, I therefore nominate this weekend's noble runner-up @mookysam to provide next weekend's questions; apologies for the quick turnaround, but is that something you reckon you could do?

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

KratosMD

@RogerRoger Surprised I got the most points, but that's probably because there were so few of us this time.

Funny thing, I did want to write "landfill" but I couldn't think of the word at the time so I decided to just write "desert" because that was the closest word I could think of. I am aware however that Microsoft dug out the unused copies of E.T a couple of years ago, hence why I knew of this tidbit.

Anyway, great quiz Roger! Hopefully @mookysam will want to write the next one.

Edited on by KratosMD

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

RogerRoger

@KratosMD You and @mookysam got a solid chunk of points from the Sonic Generations and the PS3 release date questions; that was ten points guaranteed. Your edge came from being able to name Rico from Killzone 2 (something I could barely do myself, so kudos).

Glad you liked the questions; hopefully a few lurkers enjoyed them, too, even if they didn't post up answers. Must be the heat. Makes everything too much effort!

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

KratosMD

@RogerRoger I did play through all the Killzone games a couple of years ago and I remember Rico being in all of the games until Shadow Fall, even the first game. So that's probably why I remember him the best. I completely forgot about Sevchenko, even though you play as him in both 2 and 3.

Yeah I noticed that it's been rather quiet on the forums lately so that would explain why not many people answered the quiz, which is too bad. But it is the holiday season so it makes sense.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

RogerRoger

@KratosMD Same; I sped through the original trilogy ahead of Shadow Fall and you're right, they switched up your hero (it was Jan something-or-other in the first one, wasn't it? And then he was Sev's commander in the sequel who sacrificed himself towards the end) but Rico was always your primary buddy. I quite liked the timeskip and all-new cast in Shadow Fall, especially considering the abrupt cliffhanger ending of the third game, but wouldn't mind if they went back and picked up some of the older characters again. I think they had potential.

Ah, it's okay. Probably my fault for mentioning Sonic and Tomb Raider in the same post (this is Push Square, after all) and then there's the universal conversation-stopper, Star Trek, so I'm just grateful that I got any answers, really!

I jest; am always happy to serve, and thanks for playing.

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

Th3solution

@RogerRoger I’m amazed I got even those 5 points. Every single answer I got was a wild guess. In some cases an educated guess - like the PS3 release dates. (But I coulda sworn there was a Kirk’s Bad Hair Day Star Trek game. 🤔)
Great quiz! It really stretched my gaming trivia acumen.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

RogerRoger

@Th3solution Thanks, and hey, they were educated guesses! You were the only person to avoid the Metal Gear Solid trap in the first question, and Peru was a good shout, too. More than I'd have gotten if I weren't running the quiz, trust me!

Every day was a bad hair day for Captain Kirk. That'd be one heck of a long game!

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

Fight_Teza_Fight

I was meaning to answer and then completely forgot about it. Great job @RogerRoger, you obviously put some thought into this. You've given me some ideas .

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