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Question of the Month: December 2018 edition

It’s time for a new Question of the Month, one which will see us attempt to answer a quandary that has been puzzling the gaming community since crossed our fingers and hoped the next tetromino would be a straight piece. But first let’s find out who won November’s challenge!


The winner

Last month, Teri Mae from Sheikah Plate asked: If you could only play one game for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? This doesn’t include series. The question assumes that the developer will continue to update the game if it has bugs that need fixing and there will continue to be new DLC for the game forever. So what would you choose? She reviewed all the answers submitted in response and here is her judgement:

“And the winner is: Pix 1001 from Shoot the Rookie. While she wasn’t the only person to truly consider all aspects of the question (like potential boredom with a static story) she was the one who delved the most into the heart of the question. This wasn’t as easy as choosing your favorite game, which is something everyone understood. But she was able to give solid and distinct answers to all the inherent problems with a ‘one’ game. She wrapped the entire question up nicely with her reasons why those quandaries wouldn’t matter if she chose Civilization VI. She even discussed the potential setbacks of a console / PC system by opting for a system that would be could be played portability and on a TV. The potential for world creation, different win conditions, and challenging herself with limitations were all key to her decision. But she also discussed her emotions and ties to the game, which is essential in any ‘last game’ scenario. If you don’t love something, you’ll never play it forever.”

Congratulations to Pix 1001 and thank you to everyone who joined in with November’s question! Now let’s find out more about our latest star blogger along with the challenge they’ve set us for December 2018.

The blogger

Daniel has been blogging from Oklahoma for the past six years and originally started writing for a website called The Paranoid Gamer. You may know him better from his current site Home Button however, where he has been publishing regularly for the past year. It may not be a one-stop-shop for video games but he aims to brighten your day with opinion pieces, reviews, photo mode images and articles written in his unique voice – and I’d say he more than succeeds with that goal.

This blogger will play pretty much everything but he has a preference for action-adventures focused on a third-person protagonist and loves a heavy dose of RPG progression (good taste). This, along with the fact that he’s into anything Nintendo, explains why his favourite title of all time is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He also enjoys Chrono Trigger, Super Smash Bros., Ori and the Blind Forest, Overwatch and The Last of Us so you can expect to read a nice range of posts over on Home Button.

Speaking of his blog, it’s definitely worth checking out his My Favorite Game for Every Year I’ve Been Alive post. Daniel says that digging into this question made him realise that video games are one of the ways he marks the passing of some of the biggest events of his life, and what better way to get to know someone and their tastes? I also really enjoyed his Inktober drawings (I particularly like days one and five) and he may have even inspired me to join in next year!

The challenge

To wrap up the second year of the Question of the Month series, Daniel has posed the community a lovely festive challenge in time for the holiday season:

“Most of us have been gaming our whole lives, so we’ve had a ton of Christmases that have passed us by filled with plenty of wonderful gaming memories. Whether it’s the best present you’ve ever gotten, or being with your family on Christmas morning while playing Super Smash Bros., we all have warm fuzzy memories of this time. Perhaps it’s because family always comes together or because as kids we’d receive the games we had dreamed of for months; or perhaps this time of year just tends to crystalize these memories that stand out forever.

“Were you the embodiment of the N64 kid and receiving a gaming-related gift that seemed legendary to you? Did you come together over a hefty meal and a game of Mario Party? What is your favourite holiday season gaming memory?

If you’d like to get involved, publish your answer to this question at a time that suits you before 27 December 2018 and leave us a link in the comments below. There are no rules on word-limit or format so you can be as creative as you like: write a post, record a video, create a drawing, or impress us with another unique idea.

Our star blogger will then choose their favourite entry and the winner will be announced at the beginning of January. Good luck to everyone who’d like to participate this month!

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