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The PCGamesN Big Christmas Quiz of 2013 - the results

The PCGamesN 2013 Christmas Quiz

We rounded off 2013 with our very own Christmas quiz of everything pc gaming. Hundreds of your entered to prove your pc gaming prowess. The prize: a spiffing Oculus Rift! The results have been tallied and we have ourselves a winner.

Are you due a late Christmas gift?

Before we announce the winner, let us take a stroll through the answers and see how you fared:

Oculus Demo

Round 1: Ripped From The Headlines

1) What nerd-friendly operating system is Valve's long-awaited SteamOS based on?

a) Linux

2) Which father of the FPS recently quit his job to focus on virtual reality?

a) John Carmack 

3) Which director has been tapped by Blizzard to direct the World of Warcraft movie?

a) Duncan Jones

4) Which double-barrelled company bought itself back from its publisher, Vivendi for a whopping $8.2 billion?

a) Activision Blizzard

5) Which failed MMORPG got a second chance of life by jumping forward in time for a do-over?

a) Final Fantasy XIV

Round 2: Win, Lose Or MS Paint

Well, Flash, anyway. Can you guess these games from their lost concept art?

MS Paint Stanley Parable

1) The Stanley Parable

MS Paint Assassin's Creed

2) Assassin's Creed 4

MS Paint Amnesia

3) Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

MS Paint Gone Home

4) Gone Home

Day Z Corner

Round 3: True Or Not So True (Therefore False)

1) The American NSA has had spies watching for terrorists in World of Warcraft

a) True

2) Valve has invented a game controller for your bottom.

a) True

3) Prison Architect is being used in Texas to simulate an actual minimum security jail under construction.

a) False

4) Over 32 million people watched the League of Legends World Championships.

a) True

5) The makers of Project Zomboid, How To Survive, and four other zombie games have been sued for blasphemy over the graphic desecration of corpses.

a) False

Walking Dead Trapped

Round 4: A Dream Gonna Hurt  

Or "The Anagram Round". if you will. These classic games got Kickstarted so hard, their letters got scrambled. Can you put them back in order.

1) Knob Rewords

a) Broken Sword

2) Lewd Satan

a) Wasteland

3) Grandma Code

a) Carmageddon

4) Joy Lengthens Route

a) The Longest Journey

5) Thugs Seethe; Vent

a) The Seventh Guest

The Wolf Among Us Fight

Round 5: Geekily Knowledgable

1) Which beloved 90s adventure company finally bowed out in 2013?

a) Lucasarts

2) Complete the set: Fables, The Walking Dead, Tales From The Borderlands...

a) Game Of Thrones

3) What fancy technology gave life to Lara Croft's hair in the new Tomb Raider?

a) TressFX

4) What did last year's DayZ competitor The War Z rename itself in search of a new start?

a) Infestation: Survivor Stories

5) Which type of bucket-kicking noise masquerading as music did Saints Row IV weaponise?

a) Dubstep

Bioshock Infinite Elizabeth

Round 6: Intermediately Nerdy

1) Which city did Bioshock Infinite's first DLC let us make a return to?

a) Columbia

2) Which voice actor connects that game with Saints Row IV, Batman: Arkham Origins and Injustice: Gods Amongst Us?

a) Troy Baker

3) Which anniversary did id Software's classic Doom celebrate this December?

a) 20th

4) For winning what other game did the god-of-gods in god-game Godus earn his divinity?

a) Curiosity

5) Which PC game developer came second in Time's reader poll for Most Influential Person In The World (after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi)

a) Notch

Star Citizen Dogfight

Round 7: Advanced Obsessive

1) How many kills would you need in the original Elite to earn its upcoming sequel's rank?

a) 512

2) Which of these is not an official MMO holiday event: Winter Veil (World of Warcraft), Q's Winter Wonderland (Star Trek Online), Winter's Roar (Everquest), Wintersday (Guild Wars 2)

a) Winter's Roar

3) Which Starcraft mod paved the way for Defense Of The Ancients and the games that followed?

a) Aeon of Strife

4) What is the name of game composer Jeremy Soule's first original symphony?

a) The Northener

5) Who is the current Warchief of the Horde in World of Warcraft?

a) Vol'jin

Oculus Rift Winner

And the winner is…

Andrew Perrott! Not only did Andrew score top marks on the quiz, but he won us over with his tie-breaker answer, in which we asked you: If you could pack your bags and move to a world from one of this year’s games, which would you head for… and why?

“Why would I want to move anywhere? If I stay here and get a rift one day, I could be in any of the lands of any of the games.”

We’ve sent you an email with all the details and that Oculus Rift should be winging its way to you any day now.

Thanks for everyone else that took part, you’re all wonderful. Keep your eyes right here at PCGamesN for future giveaways and the best pc gaming news around.

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Shriven avatarDog Pants avatarTim Edwards avatarDarkAkuma avatarTenClub avatarShoom avatar+1
TenClub Avatar
4 Years ago

I'm laughing so hard right now. I thought the caption part of the quiz was a joke section and you had to come up with funny fake game titles. Hahahaha I feel stupid.

Congrats to the winner!!

Shriven Avatar
4 Years ago

omg, I only got 4 wrong! Well impressed.

Grats to Andrew!

Edit: Also, a cracking quiz and a great prize. More please. (Who wrote the questions? Was it a collective effort?)

Tim Edwards Avatar
4 Years ago

Rich Cobbett wrote the questions. He is very, very good at it.

Shriven Avatar
4 Years ago

Why am I not surprised. MORE RICH C please!

Dog Pants Avatar
4 Years ago

Damn, I got two wrong. I also only put Infestation for The War Z. Would that have passed scrutiny?

Great quiz though, and well done to the winner.

DarkAkuma Avatar
4 Years ago

Damn. I think i got a whopping 1 wrong (I said Rapture instead of Columbia) ... Not counting nitpicking my answers.

My tie breaker was much better too.

Such a bummer.

Gratz to the winner.

Guess I'll have to go back to begging for donations to fund me a Rift for development...

Also, #5 of the scrambled words was "Jam Sped On" and answer "James Pond", not "Thugs Seethe; Vent" and "The Seventh Guest". No idea where the heck that came from..

DarkAkuma Avatar
4 Years ago

Actually, I'm confused. If I still look into it I see "Burial at Sea - Episode 1" released on "November 12, 2013". And in it you go to Rapture. Which seems to be a city.

So what am I missing?

Dog Pants Avatar
4 Years ago

According to Steam, Clash in the Clouds was released in March 2013 and set in Columbia. Which would make it the first DLC.

DarkAkuma Avatar
4 Years ago

Good point. That "first" in the question repeatedly completely escaped my vision.

So sounds sort of like a trick question. Didn't really expect that. Those images were damn hard enough!

I still have to wonder about the James Pond question though...

Dog Pants Avatar
Dog Pants replied to DarkAkuma
4 Years ago

It's a pyrrhic victory since I also put Rapture.

Tim Edwards Avatar
4 Years ago

Bingo. Never second guess Quizmaster Cobbett

Shoom Avatar
4 Years ago

You are missing nothing mate. The correct answer is 'Rapture' not 'Columbia'

1) Which city did Bioshock Infinite's first DLC let us make a return to?

Both Bioshock and Bioshock 2 were set in Rapture. Bioshock Infinite was set in Columbia. Bioshock Infinite's first DLC returns the story to Rapture. Trust me, I bought it.

If my word is not enough then trust old PCGamesN...

"You all loved Rapture, didn’t you? I’d bet you’d give anything to go back there again- oh look, some Bioshock Infinite DLC that lets you do just that!"

"Irrational level designer Amanda Jeffrey has been talking about Bioshock Infinite’s upcoming Rapture-set DLC this week"

From the Bioshock wiki...Burial at Sea - Episode 1..

"Burial at Sea - Episode 1 is the first part of the story-driven downloadable content of BioShock Infinite, which was released on November 12th for $15.00 USD on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC and OSX[1]. It is also free to purchasers of the Season Pass. This DLC puts the player in the perspective of Booker DeWitt in a new story, taking place in the CITY of RAPTURE right before its fall."

Bioshock Infinite couldn't have returned to 'Columbia' because that location was brand new in the series.


"Summary: Come back to RAPTURE in a story that finds Booker and Elizabeth on the eve of the underwater city's fall from grace. Developed by Irrational Games, the developer of the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite, this DLC features RAPTURE as you've never seen it before-a shining jewel at the bottom of the ocean, built almost entirely from scratch in the BioShock Infinite engine. Gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite: new weapons, new Plasmids/Vigors, Tears, Sky-Lines, and Big Daddies."

"Watch the first 5 minutes of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode One. Come back to RAPTURE in a story that finds Booker and Elizabeth on the eve of the underwater city's fall from grace. Get a taste of RAPTURE in its full glory, almost entirely built from scratch in the BioShock Infinite engine.

So yeah, the correct answer is RAPTURE.

DarkAkuma Avatar
4 Years ago

That's what I thought. But FPSs are not my thing, and I quickly lost interest in Infinite to remember the city name it was from.

So yea. Considering that question and the James Pond one, I have to wonder if my answers were fairly considered. =/



For the hell of it, I'll see if I can remember all of my tie breaker too and post it.

"I choose Zelda Wind Waker HD.

You can find money under bushes.

Beach front property everywhere.

Blond girls falling from the sky.

And I could do everyone a favor, and enact operation "Assassinate Tingle"... I hate that guy."

I may be missing a line or two, and my wording now is more rushed.

Only problem I could see with that is its not a PC game? That would be a bit biased, but all I can think of. =/

Whats funny is after the quiz, I actually did bring Zelda to VR.

No Tingle to assassinate though. I guess that's a good thing!

Dude902 Avatar
4 Years ago

Drat, if only I hadn't entered twice to correct a mistake.

Also I distinctly remember "James Pond" as being one of the scrambled titles.