Honestly, this was a curiosity thing. I was in the mall and saw people wandering in and out of the GameStop there and wondered if all the confused looks and comments from the parents I saw would translate out into the masses. So the idea was simple: stop anyone who would slow down long enough to ask them two questions. The first was if they played video games or not. If they answered yes, we thanked them for their time and moved on. If they answered “no” or “Not really” we asked them the second question. We asked them to name as many video game characters as they could in one minute. Now that may not seem like very long but for some of the answers we got from people, sixty seconds was an eternity. So here we go. The results were compiled in the order of characters mentioned least to the ones mentioned the most.
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