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    Family Feud survey time - Need lots of help

    An update: We're down to 10 bodied needed. If you haven't jumped in and done this yet, help us out now. And thanks in advance and in the past to everyone that's already done it.
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    What’s your favorite video game?

    Wait, @Beocat, which game?
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    What’s your favorite video game?

    OH! Secret agent, THAT'S what I was missing from the Commodore era, @Beocat. Yes, we were a Nintendo family, with a Genesis & Dreamcast on the side. But before and during those, we also were a Commodore 64 family. And one game stood above all the rest. A graphically simple but nimble game called Agent USA. Basic object: You tried to stop a TV turned monster called the Fuzzbomb that roamed the country turning citizens into glitchy electrified zombies called Fuzzbodies. As you traveled, you grew a batch a special crystals which protected you should a Fuzzbody come in contact. To beat the Fuzzbomb, you had to make it to its destination and tag it while holding 100 crystals. Watch the video, it will give a better perspective, but that game was responsible for me knowing all my state capitals when I was 6. And while I searched for that, I was reminded of another Commodore classic called Archon. Basically a true Battle Chess concept because the piece actually fought each other when one tried to capture the other.
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    Anyone have a YouTube channel?

    I am completely in favor of backing up this support. I am on a similar quest, and we (meaning all of us here on these forums) honestly deserve it more than some out there do. *hides soapbox* But yes, tell us your channel. Mine, which I've shilled pieces of the last few times I've been here, is Lost Silver Productions, where we showcase and talk about game shows, anime, games, and anything our geeky paws can get our mitts on. Please join us and help us out, folks. We promise we'll treat you to a good time.
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    What’s your favorite video game?

    Your going by console reminded me of quite a few games: Classic Arcade: How can I forget about Arkanoid, Crystal Castles and Off-Road? Again, I'm sure there's more. Atari: Oh ho ho... no favorites? Kaboom, Keystone Capers, Pitfall are just a few of the ones that got a lot of attention from us. NES: Well, there's the original Mega Man & Ninja Gaiden series. Much time spent on those. And yes, the first two Zelda's. Gamecube: A former friend got me hooked for a while on a wacky racing "TV show" called Cel Damage. Look into it. Wii: Fortune Street, hands down. In fact, we're gonna do a live play on next Friday's Convention Attention podcast of this game.
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    What’s your favorite video game?

    Admittedly not into a lot of current games, mostly because busy teaching like means I don't have the time. So for me, it's the oldest of the old-school classics. Gimme a classic arcade cabinet that has Q*bert, Dragon's Lair, Gauntlet, Street Fighter in almost any incarnation, Sonic (I know, not arcade, hush), and I'm sure there's several others that just aren't coming to me right now. Google a show called Starcade if you really want to get into the good stuff like that.
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    Wrestlemania - Any fans?

    I've found that there's an odd connection between wrestling and anime from a non-fans perspective. I notice that both get similar reactions because of the former being "fake" or "violent" and the latter being "cartoons", and both get the "why are you watching that at your age" question. People have to understand that just like anything else that we watch on TV, it's a scripted, storyline show. So we watch, we follow, and we hope the story goes in the direction we want it to. Of course, often times, we either get it totally wrong, as my team proved when we tried to predict this year's Wrestlemania matches, or we see the people who write these shows pull out such ridiculous story ideas that make you want to bang your head against the wall. But, again, just like any other show you watch. This one just has people throwing each other around in the process.
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    Why Do You Watch Anime?

    I'll offer this as a footnote to both of our comments. The more I've watched over the years, it's given me a chance to explain to family members (especially on my wife's side) who have no understanding of anime whatsoever and think it's "just cartoons" how complex the genre is and how it literally spans into its own genres of action, drama, romance, history, sitcom, etc, that match everything you see in live action TV and movies. There is something for everyone of any age that fits their individual tastes. The only difference is that it's drawn and not acted out by live people. How much said family gets that? Varies from person to person. I'd probably have better luck if I knew the body of anime well enough to give recommendations.
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    Why Do You Watch Anime?

    I will admit that one of my main reasons for the few times I get to watch anime is trivia research for my Game Show Megamix panels. But as I started doing more shows over the 10 years I've done these now, I tried to experiment with different shows to see what might grab my interest. Some were based on what I knew others were watching, some just taking a gutshot from the synopsis. Like anything, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But it's always fun trying.
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    What’s yours Favourite song or type of music

    There's only a select few artists that I ever truly got into, with the best being Billy Joel, Elton John and The Bangles. For the most part, that clearly makes me a pop guy, but I'm fans of individual songs more than I am about artists as a whole. My iPod has had a lot of different genres on it between rock, country, hip hop, hair bands and all that, but there's no clear dominator for artists save for the three I mentioned.
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    Martial Arts Films

    This is gonna sound hokey, because several of them are, but I wouldn't be a martial artist myself if not in part for the Jackie Chan revival in the 90's. Rumble In The Bronx and Operation Condor were the best two. And then the Rush Hour films just keep knocking it out of the park. I'm skeptical about the idea of a 4th one, but Jackie is Jackie, I'll still go and enjoy his work.
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    Popular Anime That You Couldn't Get Into

    I'll back you on this. For what little anime I get to watch, I'm open to experimenting as long as I have the accessibility and time (dodging two kids for some content and all.) So when a friend of mine on my team said they were watching it, but didn't think it was suitable for the trivia that we write, so I took it as a personal dare. Soon as they got to that club in the first episode, though, I was like, "Yeah, this is too whacked out." She's told me after the fact how it all plays out and that the ending of the series is very satisfying. Tear-inducing, even. But getting to it is very taxing. Anyone here wanna back that claim up?
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    Family Feud survey time - Need lots of help

    Well, there's a number of those questions that we're keeping open like that without specifying anime or games or so on. We want to see exactly what kind of answers we get without limiting it to one genre or another. If it should turn out once we get the 100 that the answers are all that spread out, then we'll split off and try it both ways. For now, just go with the first thing that comes to mind. As for the convention questions, they're there since, well, that's where we play these games. Hopefully, to a certain extent, even if you're not a convention goer, you have enough of an idea about what goes on there from maybe friends who do go to mooch off their experience for an answer. If it really comes down to it and you can't fake an answer for some of those, just say so and we'll find a way to make up the difference.
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    Where are you from?

    Yuuki, amazing shots there. Makes me wish I'd gotten on the Amazing Race many moons ago, probably would've had the chance to see it in person. Anyway, answering your original question, I am in northeastern New Jersey in a town called Saddle Brook, just about a half hour outside of world famous(?) New York City. We're a quiet town here, not much goes on most of the year, except for 5 nights during the summer when my church hosts its annual carnival, one of the biggest in northern Jersey. And we're sort of a hub town, too, because we have access to 5 major highways literally within 2 minutes of wherever you live in town. I've lived in this town practically my whole life, save for a few years in my youth when my family moved to the next town over, then back again.
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    Family Feud survey time - Need lots of help

    I can fix the wording a little if needed, but to help: Disney: Yes, we're talking about if the Disney character was an actual D&D combatant. So your answer of Elsa makes sense in that regard. Sword: Any character at all, doesn't matter where they're from. If we're specifically looking for anime or video games, we'll say so. Heck, since you mention it, maybe we'll leave that up if we ever get a new rotation of questions going and see what we get for 100 on each side. First, let's see how this 100 goes.
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