Welcome to a brand new show here at MMOBomb! It’s something we’re calling Hi-Lo!

It’s a chance for two of our panelists to show off their knowledge of free-to-play gaming and a chance for the rest of us to laugh at them when they’re totally off base with their guesses! Today’s contestants are two MMOBomb mainstays: Mike Byrne, a.k.a. Magicman, and Zach Sharpes, a.k.a. The Man Without Legs.

Here’s how we it works: We’ve got five questions, all related to free-to-play gaming and all with a numerical answer. Each round, one of our players will be asked a question and have to give an answer that they think is correct. Then, their opponent will try to guess whether they think the real answer is higher or lower than the answer the first person gave. The answer is revealed, and if the second person is correct about it being higher or lower, they score the point. If not, their opponent scores the point. The first player to three points wins!

We had a lot of fun putting this show together, so let us know what you think about Hi-Lo in the comments below!

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Deathloche on January 12, 2017

    Zach I will take that rice o roni if you don’t want it. lol

  2. Curst on January 12, 2017

    Wow, Zach lucked out with the Panther. Big time. Judging tanks (or anything really) by how they work in Battlefield 1 is not a good idea. Tanks in BF1 are faster than most WW2 tanks. In reality they were same speed or even slower than advancing infantry.

    On the other hand, Mike’s logic was sound (Indeed WW2 tanks were slow, going at 55 kph on a Panther would have felt like you’re about to lift off) but he was brought down by his lack of basic tank knowledge. I’m not talking about hard numbers, just about the fact that maximum speed for a tank is usually a lot higher than actual speed on the battlefield. His guess was pretty close to actual speed, but not to maximum speed.

    IMO that wasn’t even a fair question. It wasn’t entirely game-related and required real world history knowledge more than anything.

    • Curst on January 12, 2017

      P.S. Fair question or not, but ironically Zach’s answer was correct because he relied on what he knows from a game and Mike was wrong because he relied on his real world experience.

  3. Michael on January 11, 2017

    Great show. I guess I would like it if the first person guesses within 5% of the actual number then he wins the round and gets bonus points.

  4. Nyobari on January 11, 2017

    Format works pretty well! Certainly entertaining. Looking forward to more useless numbers, just like Metacritic ratings.

    • Magicman on January 11, 2017

      Funny you say that as I know some potential questions in the future are based on what is the metacritic score for certain titles 🙂
      -Magicman

  5. Adrian on January 11, 2017

    I like the new show. It’s quite entertaining. Having numerical answers limits the questions a bit, but it allows for the high-low game and it does make it fun to watch.

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