GameSpot Answers Riddles Activity!

Participate in this activity for a chance to receive an emblem or GameSpot profile points!

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Hello GameSpotters!

During the next six weeks, we'd like to do an experiment that will reward members who use GameSpot Answers. Each week, GameSpot staff will post some questions about five games using our GS-MR_Riddles account. We'll share the games and questions with you, and you'll have the opportunity to answer them. Once we have selected the best answers for each question, we'll select the best answer and contact those who will receive a reward for the week!

For those unfamiliar, GameSpot Answers (an extension of GameFAQs Answers) lets members, just like you, ask and answer all the tough strategy- and hint-related questions for all your favorite games, without having to consult a walkthrough. "How do I beat this boss?" "Where do I get this item?" And the like. The most frequently asked questions (and the best answers) get tagged and floated to the top. The member who asks the question may also select the best answer. We find that this is a great way to get that one quick tip to keep you going in your game of choice, and we hope you find it useful, too.

Since many of the games to be showcased in this pursuit of leet learning are presented on multiple platforms; to keep things sporting we ask that each user post one answer per game rather than posting the same answer across all platforms.

Each week we'll focus on a new category, which gives you all six chances to receive a reward, like an emblem or profile points.

Week 1: Enemy/Boss Help
Week 2: Quest/Puzzle Help
Week 3: Item Help
Week 4: Plot Help
Week 5: Strategy Help
Week 6: Technical Help

All GameSpot members are eligible to participate, but we do have some guidelines.

- FIVE MINIMUM ANSWERED QUESTIONS PER WEEK. All GameSpot members need to answer at least five questions across any of the GameSpot Answers pages for the week. You can select one week you would like to participate in, or you can simply answer every week. Just make sure you have five answered questions for any given week to be eligible. This doesn't have to be about the games we have selected, but to get noticed by us, we'd like to have someone active for that week. Yes, if you answered one or many of the questions the GS-MR_Riddles account asked, then that will also be counted toward the five questions you answered in a given week.

- REWARDS. Staff members will grant the Mr. Riddles emblem to the users who received the "best answered" question for each question GS-MR_Riddles asked. If you happen to answer a good question, but you are not selected as the best answer, don't worry! We also have plans to grant GS profile points to those of you who had solid answers. So, don't give up! Continue to answer the questions we have to increase your chances.

Check back tomorrow for week one's questions.

Discussion

38 comments
dirty01
dirty01

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tmaclabi
tmaclabi

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mhasouna
mhasouna

great way to attract people.... more gamespot staff...

911game
911game

boring them on gamesport

terrascythe
terrascythe

Obviously GS staff already know the the answer their looking for. So,can we make it more interesting and have GS staff post the answer and we ask the question. You know... like Jeopardy.

ExoticAnimal
ExoticAnimal

@JodyR: That page was up for a bit then got deleted for a while. Apparently it came back up a couple of hours later. Dunno if someone took it down for a bit or not. Doesn't matter anymore since its up now.

ExoticAnimal
ExoticAnimal

@JodyR: Why was the page to the questions deleted?

phazer
phazer

Hope to see it after I wake up in 8 hours' time. :D

JodyR
JodyR moderator

Hey everyone. We had some technical hiccups yesterday and this morning, so we hope to have this activity start today. We'll post a new announcement as soon as possible!

kevb84
kevb84

Hmm could be fun

profilia
profilia

@Sidburn19 As far as I can tell, you cannot edit nor delete submitted answers.

Sidburn19
Sidburn19 moderator

Damn, I'm not really good at wording stuff, so my answers will probably never get picked. Will there be a way to edit your message?

JodyR
JodyR moderator

@fkbwii: A lot of this idea was thanks to Synthia's creative mind. :D

JodyR
JodyR moderator

Today we'll start it @Wolf-5 - we're just fine tuning a couple of things real quick, and then well' link you all with the questions for this week's challenge!

Devil_Spooky
Devil_Spooky

I already use this system anyway so I'm gonna try answering them, if I know the answers that is...

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

Sounds awesome, I'm ready to answer.

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Is week 1 this week or next week? And how will the questions be shared, meaning, how do we know what game? Or we having to dig for it in "Answers"?

SQUALL20XX
SQUALL20XX

Sounds tough but I'll try my best

fkbwii
fkbwii

Sweet! You think of the coolest things Jody.

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

Interesting.. i'll participate :D Sounds quite hard to get the emblem though :?

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Very interesting. Hope I can answer the 5 each week :)

OmegaAxl
OmegaAxl

Sounds like a school test..

fabz_95
fabz_95

Sounds cool, I look forward to it.

TopStarRacer
TopStarRacer

I'm up for the experiment. :) Will the questions being asked span a range of game genres and systems? I just hope there are some games that I recognize in the mix.

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

I wonder if the questions are on games that I am quite familiar with, especially classic games.

tmaclabi
tmaclabi

Nice. This would be great :D

profilia
profilia

Cool. Should be a fun experiment.

UltraZero
UltraZero

Interesting. Hopefully this succeeds.