Free Points Saturday | January 7th



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Last week’s FPS seemed to be a bit harder for most than I thought it’d be. I was actually hoping that the “1 word” hint would have given it away, or at least made it heaps easier, but alas, 20 people got the points for it.

Unfortunately, we’re back to the regular 150 points for the first 10 people to answer correctly. But for those who took advantage of FPS over the month of December, how well did you fair? Be sure to check the stats after the jump. As for this week’s question:

This series was negatively parodied by a highly popular franchise throughout a number of its titles because of some shared traits (and parodies of that series were put into this game), despite the fact that the two were different types of games. Regardless of the negativity surrounding a few of its entries, this series still has quite a strong following. What series is this?
Hint: One title was hyped up with a short live-action promotional video
Hint 2: The series originally made its debut on the PSOne and PC
Hint 3: Idea for the game/series evolved from a love of certain 60s/70s movies

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Sorry, a little too late! The answer was Driver.

BONUS QUESTION: Send me a private message with the name of the series that parodied this one. You’ll get a bonus 50 points!

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Pretty interesting, as we’ve had a total of 9 people who didn’t miss a single FPS! Congratulations to those folks, as in December alone, they received 1650 free points! Here’s the list of winners and totals won:


Name Points
Kane112
EdEN
kennygk
Isli
rann
dragon290513
mowmow
Grouken
Diggitydave

SubMonkey
Salander
xTONKONx
UniFork
Darklurkr23
premiersoupir
wolfkin
Jay
The_Nmac
chronorayven
Cheeto

Oly
jamisonfitz

Tosh
bipple305
Nikibaby219

Gotenks266
goulfreak
arsenalfox
Hestar
Henshin656

yetis_r_us
Juan Morales
Katherine Oriol
FooBear408
Ishida Zero

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Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by Kane112 on January 8th, 2012 [ 33422 Points ]

    damn you jay this is bloody hard

  2. #2 by SubMonkey on January 8th, 2012 [ 110 Points ]

    Jay…..This is hard! >.<

  3. #3 by Isli on January 8th, 2012 [ 42435 Points ]

    That’s…what she said?

  4. #4 by SubMonkey on January 8th, 2012 [ 110 Points ]

    @Isli LOLROFLLOL XD

  5. #5 by dragon290513 on January 8th, 2012 [ 7218 Points ]

    Only 8 slots and im no where near the answer. Arrrrrrgggghhhhhh!

  6. #6 by Ajescent on January 8th, 2012 [ 2440 Points ]

    No idea…none what so ever!

  7. #7 by EdEN on January 8th, 2012 [ 136065 Points ]

    Took me a while to get the right answer. But as Jay said in the chatroom, once you find the answer, the bonus 50 points are easy to get!

  8. #8 by mowmow on January 8th, 2012 [ 11990 Points ]

    yea i’m stuck just like last weeks

  9. #9 by Jay on January 8th, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    and here I thought the question was descriptive enough without giving the answer away lol.

  10. #10 by dragon290513 on January 8th, 2012 [ 7218 Points ]

    I thought i was knowledgeable about gaming until i took Jay’s saturday riddles to the face.

  11. #11 by Isli on January 8th, 2012 [ 42435 Points ]

    Haha, Jay, there are at least 5 games I have tried that fit this description. It’s only easy because you already know it :p

  12. #12 by Kane112 on January 8th, 2012 [ 33422 Points ]

    ah come on talk abput a vague hint

  13. #13 by Jay on January 8th, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    lmao, guess I gotta do another hint

  14. #14 by Beaudz on January 8th, 2012 [ 160 Points ]

    I gotta say Medal of Honor, cause that was the fps that I played on ps1 and PC

  15. #15 by Beaudz on January 8th, 2012 [ 160 Points ]

    and there was a live action trailer with a linkin park song, but it was not for the ps1 version tho :P

  16. #16 by Jay on January 8th, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    @Beaudz: lol, FPS meaning Free Points Saturday. Also, to put in an answer, there’s an answer field in the post itself, with a submit button

  17. #17 by Beaudz on January 8th, 2012 [ 160 Points ]

    ohh im so sorry bout that
    thanks for pointing me out on my mistake :)

  18. #18 by UniFork on January 8th, 2012 [ 2610 Points ]

    I still can’t think of it, gosh darnit. D: Bunch of stuff falls into that and I can’t think of any more.

  19. #19 by UniFork on January 8th, 2012 [ 2610 Points ]

    Ah finally! Also, I hated this game as a kid..should still have it somewhere, though. Think I’ll go revisit.

  20. #20 by Jason on January 8th, 2012 [ 27516 Points ]

    lame

  21. #21 by mowmow on January 8th, 2012 [ 11990 Points ]

    took me a while, but i got it. another game that i have never played but man this one was difficult

  22. #22 by Isli on January 8th, 2012 [ 42435 Points ]

    This was a less enjoyable FPS >.> Way too vague methinks. It’s funny, because even after getting the answer, I still think Saints Row/GTA fits decently well.

  23. #23 by Kane112 on January 8th, 2012 [ 33422 Points ]

    nope still cant get it with the hints

  24. #24 by Isli on January 8th, 2012 [ 42435 Points ]

    The answer is FINAL FANTASY :o

  25. #25 by Jay on January 8th, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    This was a less enjoyable FPS >.> Way too vague methinks. It’s funny, because even after getting the answer, I still think Saints Row/GTA fits decently well.

    There’s a difference between being vague and dodging obvious clues lol. With that said, neither of those two cover all of the traits.

    Here’s the traits of the game so far:

    1. Parodied by another series of games (and also includes parodies of that series as well)
    2. Wasn’t hugely popular, but still has a solid fanbase
    3. Originally released on PS1/PC
    4. Used a live action promo to hype release
    5. Idea based off of certain 60s/70s movies

    GTA would only cover traits 1 and 3. Saints Row would only cover traits 1, 2, and 4. Neither cover all traits.

  26. #26 by Ajescent on January 8th, 2012 [ 2440 Points ]

    Nope, ain’t got it.

  27. #27 by Diggitydave on January 8th, 2012 [ 1249 Points ]

    GTA came to mind first for me too! I played the crap outta this series, had it’s ups and downs.

  28. #28 by The_Nmac on January 8th, 2012 [ 42703 Points ]

    Alright I got it. Hope that makes up for not typing spyro properly on the last one. This one was tougher than the others. The 60′s/70′s hint made me think of “No Ones Lives Forever” a james bond parody.

  29. #29 by kennygk on January 8th, 2012 [ 25138 Points ]

    I just guessed a random ps1 series and got it right haha

  30. #30 by Jcmdaddy on January 8th, 2012 [ 59258 Points ]

    Luckily I just went into edit the post and saw the answer. J/k

    Hint 3 gave it to me. I never participate in these, figured I’d give it a shot, though now I want to know what negative parodies have come out for this game. I beat the first two games in the series. I also still remember the main code from the first game XD.

  31. #31 by dragon290513 on January 8th, 2012 [ 7218 Points ]

    Oh so this is the game! Nope, havent played any of it and did not know it was parodied by other franchises :(

  32. #32 by Isli on January 8th, 2012 [ 42435 Points ]

    I think what threw me off the most was that…Jayisevil.

  33. #33 by SubMonkey on January 8th, 2012 [ 110 Points ]

    >.< I knew I should have know this.

  34. #34 by Kane112 on January 9th, 2012 [ 33422 Points ]

    what i would have never guessed that

  35. #35 by mowmow on January 9th, 2012 [ 11990 Points ]

    the 3rd clue was what helped me find the answer. Prior to that I was also thinking it was Grand theft auto

  36. #36 by wolfkin on January 9th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    yep never would have guessed that but i do think i know the bonus question.

  37. #37 by dragon290513 on January 9th, 2012 [ 7218 Points ]

    oh yes please do enlighten us

  38. #38 by EdEN on January 9th, 2012 [ 136065 Points ]

    All spots have been taken!

  39. #39 by Jay on January 9th, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    Bonus Question Winners:

    EdEN, rann, Isli, The_Nmac and kennygk

    Answer was Driver, with the bonus question answer of Grand Theft Auto

    As for what was parodied, in the GTA series, there were a few references made in GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas. However, the funniest parody was that in Driver 3, where you had to search for a hidden character by the name of Timmy Vermicilli, which was a parody of Tommy Vercetti, looking somewhat similar, but with some messed up features and floaties, making fun of the fact that you can’t swim in Vice City, and kill him.

    As for the 60s/70s film reference, that refers to movies like Bullitt, the original Gone in 60 Seconds, Vanishing Point, etc. Car chase movies if you will.


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