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Maude Games

I have a formspring account where anyone can ask me any question. Quite a few are gaming questions, so I’ve decided to compile them all right here for an easier understanding of my passion.

Q: What console has the best/worst controllers?

It’s difficult going between Xbox controllers to the classic Nintendo Wii controller because the main button is positioned differently. So when trying to adjust, you spend a lot of time cancelling out of things you’re wanting to accept.

Q: Favourite mario kart item/weapon?

In Mario Kart Wii it’s the rocket. I purposely come last so I can wipe everyone else out while being thrust comfortably into first position. In MK64 – the star (just for the music)

Q: What are your Toons on WoW? I play Horde on Barthilas. Used to play Alliance but came to really admire the Horde. You learn quite a bit about racism and tolerance by the way people play the game I’ve found.

Hahaha I’d believe that. I was a Night Elf – I haven’t played in years. My character will forever be lvl 49 which makes for great games in Worsung Gulch etc. I started up every single race and played to lvl 10 to see which one I liked the most

Q: What’s your longest gaming marathon? xox

In one sitting? Probably when I was playing World of Warcraft – I would have clocked a 17 hour day in there a few times. Pokemon and Zelda usually ensure a damn long marathon of playing.

Q: Leeroy Jenkins

= the man

Q: Why is Ocarina of Time the best game EVAR?

musical composition, link, revolutionary for 1996, Epona. Nuff said.

Q: Why is madden the greatest video game of all time?

…it isn’t.

Q: Ever play runescape? if you did how good were u?

I wish I did!! It sounds epic! But in that stage of my life i was more into the Sims and Heroes of Might and Magic

- Q: i used to play runescape. trust me, it’s uber-stupid. don’t go near it.

How can you go wrong with medieval? How tragic. Let’s focus on the new KOTOR MMO coming out then yes?

Q: Most frustrating game?

Any game that doesn’t respond 100% with the controllers or has a delay. Worst ever.

Q: Is a ps4 coming out soon?

They’re too busy still pimping out the PS3

Q: Maude, what’s your Monster Hunter 3 Name/ID?

I think it’s just Maude….so original!

Q: What did you think of YourShape Fitness on XBox Kinect? Would it be viable for someone who doesn’t really work out that much?

There are so many exercise games that are great to play – and work! Motivation is your biggest key here, you really have to commit some time every day into the game. Most of the exercising games are on the Wii because of the motion sensors (if you have a Wii you want to try games like EA:Active, Wii Fit Plus – both of these are compatible with the Wii Balance Board) and Your Shape – the first one). I’m glad Xbox finally has caught on that fitness games are ideal since you can work out in the comfort of our own home. Kinect seems to really work well and you have the freedom of exercise without any controllers to worry about. I say GO FOR IT! You can go as hard as you want, or gradually build up how long you go for. But essentially motivation is what will get you fit and active, you have to really want it! Good luck

Q: If you are such a gamer why weren’t you at E3?

I had work here! Also I don’t work for one company, so i wasn’t sent over. If I wanted to go I’d have to pay for flights and accom. Luckily the streams were more than sufficient

Q: At e3 any Playstation news

PS3 are really pushing the features of their console. It allows users to rent/purchase movies, watch TV, listen to hundreds of music tracks, play 3D games, watch 3D movies, upload individually made levels into particular games, free online functionality and the new Playstation Move. Bascially, they’re trying to be better than all the best parts of the other competing consoles. As far as games go, new CoD, LittleBigPlanet 2 etc are on the cards

Q: Have you ever used cheat codes?

I use walkthroughs when I’m beyond stuck, and I feel like I’m cheating when I use them.

Q: Are you any good at fifa 10? i really need some friends to play with online haha.

I’m not really into realistic sporting games. I’ve played FIFA 10 and I wasn’t too bad at it! But I’m online more for Monster Hunter 3

Q: So you’re a gamer girl I see? I know the last 14 hr flight I was on, the in-flight games were what got me through haha.

Yes I’m out of the closet as a gamer. Been playing since I was 7 and have decided to turn this hobby into work! Writing for Dolly and doing stuff for Nintendo – pretty cool. Keep gaming!

Q: I still play myspace mobsters even though I live in faceyland. Do you play any social networking app/s?

I put a lot of hours into Castle Age on facebook. But the gameplay wears out when the repetitiveness kicks in. I’ve just downloaded retro Prince of Persia and Where’s Wally on my iPhone

Q: if you told someone you were the ultimate mario kart player and they beat you, would you accept defeat or challenge them to another game until you won?

I’m clearly not ultimate then, am I? I’d definitely keep challenging them. Beginners luck is my weakness

Q: Who is your favourite gaming character?

Zelda. But it’s different to who I choose when playing games. I play Rosalina on Mario Kart Wii, Samus on Smash Bros etc etc..

Q: What difficulty level did you play Mass Effect on?

I’ve only done the first planet! I’m so lost. I’m on normal

- Q: You need to finish it! It is an amazing game, ME2 is as well. Look at a walkthrough, perhaps?

The planet layouts are so confusing!! But yes, walkthrough will have to come out on this occasion. Best part is I have ME2 all ready to go as soon as I finish the first!

Q: What would your ultimate game involve?

It’d be an MMORPG – either fantasy or sci-fi Star Wars. Think either swords, elves and defending castle attacks, or the force, eternal struggle and epic sabre battles. For more, just look up geek.com/couldigetanygeekier

Q: How is MH Tri going?

about 30 hours and am getting up to some REALLY tough monsters. I just need to beat the Barroth so I can move up to 4 star hunts! AUGH!

Q: If you could become a fictional character who would it be?

hmmm can I say Hermione Granger? Mind you, she’s a bit of a pompous know-it-all sometimes… hmmm. I’d say Sookie Stackhouse but she gets beaten up so much. Wait! I know! Princess Zelda.

Q: I can’t resist adaptations of the old classics, like New Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart DS, Yoshi’s Island. I’m also a puzzle addict too, loving Sudoku and Picross. But I’m looking for more action/strategy based games to try now :)

You tried Mario Party DS then? And if you’re after strategy – get Professor Llayton and Pandora’s Box. You’ll cry.

Q: Firstly, you’re awesome. (Love reading your blogs, website and Twitter!) Secondly, I am a mad DSi addict, but am starting to clock all my games. So I was wondering if you have any suggestions as to any awesome games I absolutely must have? :)

Firstly – ta! Secondly – yes I can recommend some games. I have no idea what you’re into and what you’ve already played BUT the essentials are:

* all the pokemons. you cannot pretend you got over this phase, it is still awesome and you can easily clock 30 hours of it

* GTA: Chinatown wars. If you’re younger than 15, step away from this. But if not you’ll love every second. Not too much drama playing it on the DSi and the birds-eye view is optimal.

* Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. I’ve loved everything Zelda for so long, and these do not disappoint. They are far more strategy-based than action which can be both exciting and frustrating. Again, get quite a few hours in on this.

Lastly – get the Final Fantasies. I love my RPG’s and these are pretty cool on the DSi. They play a hell of a lot different from the ones on Playstation and although the fight sequences can get dull time after time, the cut scenes and characters are worth it.

Does this help?

Q: Video games, favorite ?

At the moment I’m loving Dragon Age and Mass Effect on Xbox, Spirit Tracks on DS, and Monster Hunter Tri on Wii. Classics include Ocarina of Time and WoW. Ha!

Have a question? I’d love to hear it! Comment below or head to my formspring page http://www.formspring.me/maudegarrett

Happy Gaming!

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4 responses

  1. Ariel

    Hey, I’m predicting a bit of traffic to this site with your new “ad” on the Wii. Please finish Twilight Princess, it’s the Ocarina Of Time of the 21st Century. Also, are you excited about Skyward Sword, or indifferent?

    August 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    • I couldn’t agree more about finishing Twilight Princess. I can’t believe so much time has come between it. But it’s like all the books and games you love – once you finished it, it’s over. So maybe I’m stalling the inevitable?
      I’m very excited about Skyward Sword even though critics said there was not enough ‘new things’ to entice them. I’m still not a fan of flailing my arms about in order to defeat an enemy…. but Zelda is always an exception to this.

      August 8, 2010 at 10:50 am

  2. Maude.. what about Social Climber? Or Shuffle Puck Cafe? Macintosh 1993 games…. C’mon!

    August 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm

  3. Nice, I love using samus on-line in SSBB, also once you get past Gobul you will fly towards Lagiacrus, but you might have some trouble with Rathian. ;D

    Zelda is pretty cool, but you can’t go past Link. :]

    July 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

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