This celebrity goo was created by player Matthew Preston.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Matthew, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (part of Spring 2014)

category: Games

clue: 2001 was the year this solid boss went to war.

explanation: Solid Snake is the hero in the popular Metal Gear video game series. Snake has many iterations (clones), a few of which are nicknamed Solid and Big Boss. 2001 was the year of the snake in the Chinese zodiac calendar. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Lori Lancaster, and Scott Hardie

Video Game Heroes: Video games have become a billion-dollar industry, with annual revenues that outgross Hollywood. These five characters are some of the most popular stars in the business. Fictional characters are normally excluded from the game, but this week makes a special exception. This theme was created by Matthew Preston.

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