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Closed-Down Pizza Parlor
Dec 22, 2006

it's magic


Greetings! Welcome to the Games Forum Sheep Game: "Yeah, We're Doing Another One Of These" Edition!

This is how the game works: I will post a list of 16 statements. Your job is to provide an answer that you think is the best for each statement. BUT! The object of the game is not necessarily to guess the most correct answer. Rather, the object of this game is to give the most common answer that you think will be given by the rest of the players. For each answer you give, you get a number of points equal to the number of people who also gave that answer. If you say "red" and 10 other people say red, you get 11 points. If you say "blue" and no one else said blue, you get 1 point. The poster with the most points at the end of 16 rounds wins! Note that it is in your best interest to not discuss the game in other threads or IRC, lest you tip your hand on what your answers will be!

Our esteemed mod VideoGames has offered free avatar changes for the players who come in the top 5.

Want to participate? Great! Please follow this two step process:
1) Submit your entries via email to SASheepGame@gmail.com (NO PMs PLEASE). The subject line should include your SA username and "Sheep Game Entry" (e.g. "Closed-Down Pizza Parlor sheep game entry"). Your answers should be in the body of the message. Please submit your answers with one answer on each line, in order, and with no numbers and no questions. This will save me a bunch of editing time.
2) Re-read Step 1 and make sure you didn't gently caress it up, or you'll probably get disqualified!

The deadline for entries is approximately one week; I will post a 24 hour notice before I stop taking submissions. Once submissions are closed I will determine a reveal date. This will be done "liveblog" style, i.e. I'll reveal each round of answers one at a time over the course of a few hours.

Once again:
DO NOT INCLUDE THE NUMBERS OR QUESTION TEXT ON YOUR ENTRY FORM!

Got it? Okay. Here are the statements. SomeMost of them I reused from the last time; time and perspective might have shifted the answers. Some of these are intentionally fairly vague. It's up to you to decide how you think the rest of Games will interpret them!

1. This video game console is the greatest console ever made.
2. This video game console is the worst console ever made.
3. This person is the one I have the most respect for among people who are/were involved with making video games.
4. This person is/was a blight on the gaming industry and never should have gotten involved with making video games.
5. This video game company is the one I look on most favorably in the gaming industry.
6. This video game company is the one I look on most unfavorably in the gaming industry.
7. If I could bring back one now-defunct video game company and make it successful again, it would be this one.
8. This recent trend in video games needs to end more than any other.
9. This video game series is the one I am most disappointed about not receiving a sequel recently.
10. This currently-running video game series was once great, but is now a shadow of its former self, and needs to be ended more than any other.
11. This video game brings back the fondest memories of playing it with friends. (Answers from the same series will be lumped together for this question.)
12. This video game had a greater long-term impact on gaming as a whole than any other game.
13. This video game is the prime example of a great story in gaming.
14. This video game has the single greatest soundtrack of any game.
15. This video game is the most disappointing video game of 2017.
16. This video game is the greatest video game of 2017.


Once again:
DO NOT INCLUDE THE NUMBERS OR QUESTION TEXT ON YOUR ENTRY FORM!

Undying gratitude goes to TheOneAndOnlyT, who ran the original one and whose OP I plagiarized a hell of a lot.

Good luck!

Entries received:
VG!
tap my mountain
an actual dog
LawfulWaffle
CrashCat
Psychedelicatessen
TheOneAndOnlyT
Darkoni
Olive!
Avalerion
The Walrus
MMF Freeway
ArseMan
Phantasium
Endorph
seiferguy
The Iron Llama
Nephrite
Reality Winner
Capsaicin
True Blue Triumph
exquisite tea
Raldan
Captain Slack
Flavahbeast
The Huge Manatee
Supreme Allah
Mokinokaro
Finster Dexter
staplegun
Fanatic
I ride bikes all day
Nahrix
Renegret
Twilkitri
NoWave

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor fucked around with this message at Oct 19, 2017 around 23:35

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TheOneAndOnlyT
Dec 18, 2005

Well well, mister fancy-pants, I hope you're wearing your matching sweater today, or you'll be cut down like the ugly tree you are.

Ooh, nice. Time to try this from the other side.

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003


Saturday Morning Spooktacular!


I am so trying this!
I am exempt from winning prizes, however, so it is not a conflict of interest!

Olive!
Mar 16, 2015

It's not a ghost, but probably a 'living corpse'. The 'living dead' with a hell of a lot of bloodlust...


Oh boy, I'll get in on this.

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003


Saturday Morning Spooktacular!


Also, the Avatars will be in the form of Gift Certificates, so those who win will either need to PM me or email me vg@somethingawful.com so I can hand out the codes correctly

tap my mountain
Jan 1, 2009

I'm the quick and the deadly


That last question is so much harder than last year's. There's too many to choose from.

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor
Dec 22, 2006

it's magic


tap my mountain posted:

That last question is so much harder than last year's. There's too many to choose from.

I was just going to leave the last couple with "of all time" but 2017 has been such a hell of a year I couldn't resist.

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

and she told me, "Listen honey. There's hundreds of strong men out there. I like men who are kind, who are honest, men who can be open with me."

How do you define "currently running" series for question #10? Does it need to simply not be officially dead, or is there a statute of limitations on how recent the latest game in the series must be?

Darkoni
Dec 28, 2010


Just sent mine out. I admit it was kinda hard to not go for what I wanted and instead to go for the most popular. The story and music choices took forever.

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor
Dec 22, 2006

it's magic


exquisite tea posted:

How do you define "currently running" series for question #10? Does it need to simply not be officially dead, or is there a statute of limitations on how recent the latest game in the series must be?

Simply needs to not be officially dead.

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002



Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Dark Souls

The Moon Monster
Dec 30, 2005
THIS CUSTOM TITLE WILL COME IN HANDY WHILE LURKING


This list seems tougher than the last one. Probably because 2017 has been such a great for games and a bunch of new Metroid stuff has come out/been announced.

Phantasium
Dec 27, 2012



Yeah sure what the hell, there you go.

MMF Freeway
Sep 15, 2010



I've submitted all the correct answers, now its up to you all to not gently caress it up.

Avalerion
Oct 19, 2012


10 was difficult. Many series that suck now but actually wanting them to end instead of just no longer caring is weird. And I pretty much just guessed 14 since that's something I have no real sense for whatsoever.

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor
Dec 22, 2006

it's magic


for what it's worth, the soundtrack question was the one I was least sure about; I don't know whether it's a good or bad thing that people seem to struggle with it.

Avalerion
Oct 19, 2012


I'm probably an outlier in that, mind, don't really have a thing or "get" music in general. To me a soundtrack in a game is something that's just there but I don't notice unless it's particularly bad, but I know other folks can gush about that kind of thing.

seiferguy
Jun 9, 2005

FLAWED
INTUITION


Alright I'll do this.

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor
Dec 22, 2006

it's magic


some people seem to be interpreting the last question in a very curious way, so I'll mention: i intended it to mean games released in 2017

The Iron Llama
Mar 11, 2011

A genius billionaire playboy camelid.

Hey now... I realize I might not be the most interesting quadruped out there, but I hardly think I'm llame.

Capsaicin
Nov 17, 2004

broof roof roof

2017 has been so crazy filled with good games so far this year, and it's even crazier to think that if you waited a month to post this, there would be 2-4 more contenders for that.

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor
Dec 22, 2006

it's magic


The Iron Llama posted:

Hey now... I realize I might not be the most interesting quadruped out there, but I hardly think I'm llame.

whoops, sorry

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

and she told me, "Listen honey. There's hundreds of strong men out there. I like men who are kind, who are honest, men who can be open with me."

Hey did you get my entry from a few days ago? I think I did everything correctly but I don't see my name up there on the list of submissions.

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor
Dec 22, 2006

it's magic


I was missing a handful of names, apparently. Should all be updated now.

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

NIGHTMARE EYES


Grimey Drawer

Submitted.

Nahrix
Mar 17, 2004

Can't afford to eat out

1: NES
2: XBOX One
3: Gabe
4: Chris Roberts
5: Valve
6: EA
7: Interplay
8: MMO
9: Last of Us
10: Dark Souls
11: Mario Kart
12: Metroid
13: Final Fantasy
14: Secret of Mana
15: All of them
16: PUBG

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor
Dec 22, 2006

it's magic


24-ish hours left. I got a lot fewer entries than I hoped, but that's okay! Should be pretty fun anyway!

Renegret
May 26, 2007


THANK YOU FOR CALLING HELP DOG, INC.

YOUR POSITION IN THE QUEUE IS *pbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbt*


Grimey Drawer

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor posted:

24-ish hours left. I got a lot fewer entries than I hoped, but that's okay! Should be pretty fun anyway!

I got you fam

seiferguy
Jun 9, 2005

FLAWED
INTUITION



Hey dummy, don't post your answers here.

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Closed-Down Pizza Parlor
Dec 22, 2006

it's magic


Unless there are any super last-minute entries, I'm going to call it here at 35. I'll sort through the entries and start posting answers in a little while!

Closed-Down Pizza Parlor fucked around with this message at Oct 19, 2017 around 16:52

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