This is right after Interface 2007 at St. Xaviers Raj Nivas Marg. Mridul and me just finished the quiz, and came first (yay!), but couldn’t get a simple question regarding Gordon Freeman. I had no clue who he was, and neither did Mridul, as we’re not gamers. Both of us don’t have gaming PCs (Mridul just got a good laptop for college, though). And Shikhar was scoffing at us:
Shikhar: You didn’t get Gordon Freeman?
Mridul: Kaun Gordon Freeman?
Shikhar: Woh Half-Life wala! He’s the most famous gaming character ever.
Mridul: Abe, sabse famous toh Mario hee hai!
A small Google search on the topic “GameSpot’s All Time Greatest Game Hero” should throw some light on the purpose of this post. Go figure.