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Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 2:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A nameless man was murdered and it was reported in the news, but no charged will be pressed.

Early spoilers, e-mail please!
Also, please take a look at my other puzzle:

http://www.lateralpuzzles.com/discus/messages/14243/19653.html?1242420150

Thank you so much!
Anneja (Anneja)
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 2:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the man nameless because he wasn't identified or was never given a name?
is the man H/A/M?
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the man nameless because he wasn't identified or was never given a name? the latter.
is the man H/A/M? for all intensive purposes, yes/yes/yes, but in actuality, no/no/no.
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To keep this puzzle moving, I'll give a hint.

Figure out cause of death. This puzzle should go very fast if you figure out the right things.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ask questions on this and my other puzzle, link above. They are unloved and it makes me sad. :[
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cause of death: Blood loss? Poisoning? Drowning? Asphixiation? Immolation? Damage to (or loss of) vital organs?

Was it a suicide? If no, is it relevant who murdered him?

Was he fictional? Does "name" in this puzzle refer to something other than one's legal given name?

Oh, and sorry to be cheeky, but this is annoying me: it's "for all intents and purposes", not "for all intensive purposes". XP
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 8:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cause of death: Blood loss? Poisoning? Drowning? This. Asphixiation? Immolation? Damage to (or loss of) vital organs?

Was it a suicide? If no, is it relevant who murdered him? This, and yes, it is very relevant who murdered him.

Was he fictional? Yes. Does "name" in this puzzle refer to something other than one's legal given name? Not really.

Oh, and sorry to be cheeky, but this is annoying me: it's "for all intents and purposes", not "for all intensive purposes". XP Oh, I didn't know. Thanks for clearing it up.
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So no charges were pressed because he was fictional? Was his "murderer" his creator?

Heh, yeah, it's a common mispelling. It's the opposite problem of when you read a word but have no idea how it's pronounced: I made a fool of myself for a long time by pronouncing ubiquitous as "oo-bee-KWEE-shus". -_-
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So no charges were pressed because he was fictional? Yes. Was his "murderer" his creator? Sort of.

Heh, yeah, it's a common mispelling. It's the opposite problem of when you read a word but have no idea how it's pronounced: I made a fool of myself for a long time by pronouncing ubiquitous as "oo-bee-KWEE-shus". -_-
Omg, is that not how it's pronounced?!?
Anneja (Anneja)
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so is it an author who killed off a popular charaxter in a book or a series of books?
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so is it an author who killed off a popular charaxter in a book or a series of books? no.
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 5:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this character from: A book? A TV show? A movie? A comic? A cartoon? Advertisements? A game?

In your hint you suggested we figure out the cause of death: were you referring to the drowning? Does "his creator "sort of" murdered him" mean that technically, the creator is at fault because he wrote it, but the literal murderer was another fictional character?
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this character from: A book? A TV show? A movie? A comic? A cartoon? Advertisements? A game? This.

In your hint you suggested we figure out the cause of death: were you referring to the drowning? Yes. Does "his creator "sort of" murdered him" mean that technically, the creator is at fault because he wrote it FA, it's a game so it's not written., but the literal murderer was another fictional character? No.

BIG HINT: The only way to die in this game is to drown or crash.
Anneja (Anneja)
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 11:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is this a racing game?
a grand theft auto game?
is the news in the game or in real life?
did a game character died and the game showed a newspaper article declaring his death?
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is this a racing game? No.
a grand theft auto game? No.
is the news in the game This. or in real life?
did a game character died and the game showed a newspaper article declaring his death? Not exactly.
Indianforce (Indianforce)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 7:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a vehicle simulation game, eg. Flight Simulator?

if not, is it a game by
Microsoft?
Sierra?
Turtle Rock Studios?
Nullsoft?
EA?
Activision?
Konami?
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 11:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a vehicle simulation game, eg. Flight Simulator?
No.

if not, is it a game by
Microsoft?
Sierra?
Turtle Rock Studios?
Nullsoft?
EA?
Activision?
Konami?

None of these. It's Hasbro.
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a vehicle heavily featured in this game? (By "heavily featured" I mean, most of your time in the game is spent somehow interacting with a vehicle.) Does crash actually refer to crashing a vehicle?

Is this a computer/console game? Board game? Is it a simulation game of any kind? Strategy? Puzzle? RPG? Action? Platformer? Online? Sport?

I'll reword a previous question: does "his creator sort of murderered him" mean that the creator is at fault because he desgined the possibility of death, but wasn't the literal person who caused it? Was the player at fault for the death? Is this character the play-controlled character, or an NPC?
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Er, I don't know why my typing is so awful in the previous post. I meant "player-controlled" in the last sentence. Also "designed" instead of "desgined".
Anneja (Anneja)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 9:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it roller coaster tycoon?
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it roller coaster tycoon? YES. Anyone wanna put it all together?
Anneja (Anneja)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 11:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you built a ride on roller coaster tycoon hoping it would crash in the water, it did and the news in the game reported it, no charges were pressed, right?
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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you built a ride on roller coaster tycoon hoping it would crash in the water, it did and the news in the game reported it, no charges were pressed, right?

Close enough.

********SPOILER********
In Roller Coaster Tycoon, a player has the option to grab a park guest with clippers and drop them wherever, mainly used for helping lost guests. I used it, however, to drop a park guest into the water, which prompted the message "Guest 216 has drowned!".

THANKS EVERYONE WHO PLAYED, and grats to Anneja for solving the puzzle!
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 3:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I always like to put the significance of the title:
Roller Coasters go up... then down.

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