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.



Nathan Drake

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: Friday, March 14, 2014

category: Games

clue: Not quite Indiana Jones, but many ancient lands off the charts were explored.

explanation: An explorer much like Indiana Jones, Nathan Drake is the hero in the popular Uncharted video game series. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Chris Lemler, Mike Rothstein, and Scott Hardie


Lara Croft

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: Thursday, March 13, 2014

category: Games

clue: Not quite Indiana Jones, but many ancient lands have been raided.

explanation: An explorer much line Indiana Jones, Lara Croft is the hero in the popular Tomb Raider video game series. more…

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


Master Chief

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: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

category: Games

clue: Faceless, but not fearless, this angel took the XBOX by storm.

explanation: Master Chief is the hero in the popular Halo video game series (angel). To date, his face has not been revealed (although part of his eyes were shown in the latest game). more…

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


Solid Snake

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

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


Link

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: Monday, March 10, 2014

category: Games

clue: Try and you will be able to force the solution, if you can interconnect with your past.

explanation: Link is the hero in the popular Zelda video game series, one of which is titled A Link To The Past. In many of the games, Link is searching for the tri-force. more…

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


Other Themes in Spring 2014

The Spirit of Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi produced the usual stories of triumph and heartbreak associated with the quadrennial games. Here are some of the most interesting people to emerge from the event. Go »

Days of Our Lives

Each weekday brings a new celebrity goo, and that's extra true for these five goos, each of which was inspired by a different day of the week (not the day of publication). This theme was created by Chris Lemler. Go »

Angel on My Shoulders

Whatever your personal beliefs about angels, there's little doubt that their influence in culture has been enormous. These five celebrities from different fields all have some connection to angels. This theme was created by Steve West. Go »

Presidential Prenomens

These ten goos, major achievers in their own right, have first names linking them to former Presidents of the United States. If you can't identify the celebrity, perhaps figuring out their presidential namesake will help? Go »

Life is a Fairy Tale

Classic fairy tales teach universal lessons about wisdom, patience, and other virtues, remaining relevant even in our modern world. Each of these five celebrities has something in common with a classic fairy-tale hero or villain. Go »

I Want to Believe

Nearly 75% of Americans believe in some form of paranormal phenomena, so it's no wonder that celebrities do too. These five people, each famous in their own right, are also known for their beliefs about specific supernatural activity. Go »

The Game Masters

These ten celebrities would be instant masters at certain games if they ever got to play, judging from their previous life experience. The first week of this theme features celebrities who would dominate at modern board and card games, and the second week switches to modern video games. Go »

Spring 2014 Tournament

Justin Woods. Matthew Preston. Russ Wilhelm. Steve West. The list of winners includes some very talented players. Are you prepared to do what it takes to feel the thrill of victory? This tournament will produce the game's 60th champion. Go »

Spring 2014 Bonus Goos

Relax! You've earned it. After a challenging tournament, it's time to take a break with seven easy goos that won't tax your brain cells too much. The competition is over, so just enjoy these and have fun. Go »