Better Know a Gamer: #28: JordanBBad

I have been painfully busy the last few weeks, wrapping up a massive project for work. Still, it was on schedule, and under budget, so I guess all of the time was worth it! I am sorry I have let the site sit in the dark for so long, but it’s now time to really come back in our favorite fashion! With a new Better Know a Gamer! So let’s get right to it!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
JordanBBad (pronounced jor-dan-bee-bad); the BBad prefix was originally my dad’s nickname, and I just took it as my own!

Nu: Where are you from?
Down here in Georgia (USA).

Nu: You and PimpMethod should arrange a meet up – but it is a fairly large state, so maybe you’re nowhere near each other! How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
Only 15 right now, currently a sophomore in Ola High.

Nu: Stay in school, kids! How long have you been gaming in general?
I first picked up a controller at around 5 or 6 years old. Been hooked since!

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
Only about 2 years.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
Damn well wasn’t the part where I had to set it up! Jeez, was that frustrating…

Nu: Heh, it was frustrating for me, only because I was impatient! I couldn’t wait to get down to the action! Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
I’m not much for achievements, but when I get one, I just get that almost indescribable rush, especially when it’s like 50 or 100 gamerpoints.

Nu: That’s exactly why it becomes an addiction. Trust me! You’ll own Madden 2006 some day, if you don’t already. 😉 Are you currently working toward any achievements?
Nope, just going at a steady pace, picking up a couple gamerpoints here and fro.

Nu: Good way to game. The best way, in my opinion, then you don’t lose sight of what’s important about the game: it’s playability, rather than just playing for points! What game(s) are you playing the most now?
I’ve been playing a lot of Fallout 3 some time ago, but nowadays I’m just playing whatever’s in mind (and in my arsenal), whether it’s Call of Duty 4, Halo 3, Oblivion, Castle Crashers, etc.

Nu: All excellent choices! What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
There’s no music on now; just sitting here in front of my computer, watching some House reruns.

Nu: House is an addiction all it’s own. I’ve been bitten by the bug once or twice before. Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I’ve only changed once, and that was because of the transition into the NXE.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
I dunno. I guess Bungie.net ’cause, ya know, I’m such a diehard fan of Halo.

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2009?
Anything and everything new, innovative, and fun! (Yeah, I dunno a lot about this year regarding gaming…)

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
If you’re talking about XBox-related, it would be The Elder Scrolls series and all three Halo’s; otherwise, DEFINITELY The Legend of Zelda series.

Nu: Zelda games are iconic classics. Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
Yep! There’s DasaniAnderson, PLAST1C f0rk, Pillow Torso, HUFF B KILLIN, and many many more.

Nu: Feel free to nominate your friends fr BKAG at any time! Any parting words for the droves of readers?
Thanks for taking your time to read this! I don’t know much about the site, but I’m willing to contribute to it all I can as long as you readers do the same.
Oh, and hi mom!!

Nu: Good kid! Don’t forget to give the link to your mom, and have her email it to her friends too! We try to keep this a family friendly site that anyone can enjoy and learn from! More articles to come this week, thanks for reading the latest Better Know a Gamer!

Better Know a Gamer: #27: Qualitybeats84

This week’s Gamer was nominated by our good friend PimpMethod. This gamer can be found on PodBean, Twitter, and at his own blog. So let’s dive in to it, shall we?

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
I’m Qualitybeats84 – which comes from my music production name: Qualitybeats. Nothing special here – sorry!

Nu: Where are you from?
I’m Southeastern, MA – 40 minutes from Boston

Nu: How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
I’m 25 years old. I’m a licensed electrician by day – a music producer-composer-blogcast site running-avid gamer by free time.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
Since 5 years old. NES 4 Life! 🙂

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
Since release.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
This is a hard question. ONE of my favorites would be experiencing the opening scene to Prey and playing it through. I’ve never seen portals done that well before Prey. Another might be the first time I stepped into “The Mall” in Fallout 3’s D.C.

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
One Gun – Dead Space – It was so difficult to hold myself back from using a new weapon when achieving this one. I get extra credit points cause I did it on my first and only playthrough.

Nu: Are you currently working toward any achievements?
Bustin’ Out – Burnout:Paradise – Collecting all Billboards seems impossible at times…but I’ll get it.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Bully: SE, Mass Effect, Burnout:Paradise, Bioshock – I’m backlogging….as you can see.

Nu: What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
Only 2 CDs on my Xbox right now. Meshuggah: Nothing and Wu-Tang: Forever

Nu: Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I’m constantly changing it. Currently, I got my podcast logo on it – but I have had a tribute to EGM and Mario/Nintendo.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
Hmmm….I spend most of my “e-time” on multi-system Blog/cast sites but I use Xbox.com for a lot of ques and purchases so – Xbox.com.

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2009?
I Am Alive, Prototype, and H.A.W.X are looking great.

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
My favorite game to date on consoles is Final Fantasy III – PC would be a tie between StarCraft and Half-Life.

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
All the guys at rejectedgamer.com – X3R0_9, Mr.B4, Kemanswar, DaPhilth84 from our Booom!BoxCast and my homie – PimpMethod.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
Don’t let casual games run us out of water. Keep an open artistic mind when it comes to gaming experience and support development companies that do amazing work. Play Portal, Braid, Flower, & Bioshock – cause their great games. Last, please give Booom!BoxCast a listen – we’re conciouse hip hop infused hardcore game geeks…..how many of them do you know? 🙂 Thanks for reading this. WinBreak rules!

Nice of you to say, #27! 😉 Thanks for taking part in BKAG, and I’ll certainly be listening to your podcast very soon!

Better Know a Gamer: #26: Touchedgolf

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
Touchedgolf I was in a rush to get on live so I let the computer make the name.

Nu: Wow, I’ve never met anyone who has done that! Where are you from?
Alabama.

Nu: How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
18.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
10.

Nu: Since age 10? 10 years? You’re new at interviews, aren’t you? 😉 How long have you been a 360 owner?
when it first came out.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
I don’t know? Becoming a DDB clan member on call of duty 4.

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
All on Fight Night Round 3.

Nu: Yeah, when I finally got all 1000/1000 on that game, I was pretty excited! Are you currently working toward any achievements?
Any in Fable 2.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Call of duty world at war, Fable 2,and saints row 2.

Nu: What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
Not much, so… red Hot Chili Peppers.

Nu: Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
No, I like my gamerpic!

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
www.unscripted360.com.

Nu: Deacon’s my boy! Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
Star Wars Knights of the old Republic on PC.

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
TXPaladin and Thumpthis.

Nu: Friends of the site! Any parting words for the droves of readers?
See you on xbox live.

Nu: One more down! That makes 26, keep’em coming!

Better Know a Gamer: #25: TP of Justice

25. I never considered it a lucky number, but it’s certainly a nice milestone to hit! So let’s not delay!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
TP of Justice. I’m really into comics/super heroes so I wanted to have a gamertag that was heroic but also funny so I thought up Toilet Paper of justice that all doesn’t fit so I abbreviated Toilet Paper with TP but lots of people don’t know what TP stands for so I tell them to guess and they come up with suggestions such as Tit Puncher, Terrible Penguin, etc.

Nu: Wow. Just wow. lol Where are you from?
Eastpointe, MI about 10 mins. from Detroit

Nu: I visited Detroit for a 3D Studio Max training class, back in high school! How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
I’m 19 years old living at home and attending Macomb Community College studying Business Management. I got my first job a week out of High School doing Landscaping and Snow Removal and I’ve been working at the same place for 2 years. Outside of work and school when I‘m not gaming I love to go concerts of bands you probably never heard of

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
Since I was 6 or so when my mom convinced me to buy Mortal Kombat on the Sega Genesis because it was cheaper than the game I originally wanted, little did she know this would lead me down a path of violent video game addiction

Nu: Ha! That is awesome! How long have you been a 360 owner?
since September 16, 2007 when I decide to buy myself the Halo 3 Limited Edition Xbox 360 as an early birthday present because I wanted to start doing online gaming and could finally afford one

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
I don’t really have a favorite I just enjoy playing with random outrageously funny people or being just as ridiculous to unsuspecting people.

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
all of the achievements in Quake 2, because I haven’t met a person who also does. They’re all 0 points and I have them all because what are achievements actually worth?

Nu: Yes you have! I got’em all! Are you currently working toward any achievements?
All of the achievements I don’t have, but mostly I’d like to 5 star all songs in Guitar Hero 2 and 3 on expert and I only have a few left.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Left 4 Dead, Gears of War 2, and SuperStreetFighter 2 HD

Nu: What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
Some of the bands you never heard of : As Blood Runs Black, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Acacica Strain, Horse the Band, Impending Doom, A Day To Remember and many many more

Nu: I actually love most of those bands! Horse the Band is quite rare. We should hang out, more! Don’t forget Between the Buried and me! Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I change it every couple weeks or so and have it relate whatever my Bio stuff. I would really like to have a Dr. Doom gamerpic but Microsoft for some strange reason removed the Marvel Ultimate Alliance pic packs from Marketplace. I guess they already have enough money to bathe in.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
Xbox360Achivements.org is my homepage but I prefer Wikipedia for all news/rumors.

Nu: What games are you looking most forward to in 2009?
In order: The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Guitar Hero: Metallica, Street Fighter 4, Halo Wars.

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
It’s too hard for me to decide on one, GIGGITY!

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
The unofficial anti-clan Clan of: Yo Baby Daddy X, Nasty Poison, XcrotonX

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
If you play online use a headset or don’t play at all and I lose more than you do, be jealous.

Nu: Take that, everyone who isn’t TP of Justice! Thanks again, and there’s always more room for more in Better Know a Gamer.

Better Know a Gamer: Issue #24: borocouncilman

This time we’re featuring a name that could ring a bell from one of Trixie360’s previous community spotlights, borocouncilman!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
borocouncilman. I am an elected official in Doylestown Borough. Yes, I am actually a borough councilman and currently serve as the President of the Council. I was elected in 2005, same year the 360 launched. I am up for re-election this year so I’ve got a busy year ahead.

Nu: Good luck on that front! 21 Million members of Xbox Live are rooting for you! Where are you from?
Doylestown, PA which is the county seat of Bucks County. It’s about an hour outside of Philadelphia.

Nu: I lived in York for the last year! We should’ve met up in Lancaster or something. Maybe next time. How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
37 years old. Married with 3 kids. I have several software businesses that I am involved with at the moment. I’d characterize myself as a serial entrepreneur. My hobbies include Motorcycles and Radio Controlled contraptions that fly. Of course, my web site http://1337pwn.com which offers free XBOX Live apps for the iPhone and Android/G1.

Nu: And why aren’t there any Windows Mobile apps on there yet? I have been watching your site like a hawk, hoping… waiting. So, how long have you been gaming in general?
I have been playing video games for more than 30 years. As a kid, I spent time in Arcades and behind my computer. I feel like I’ve played something on every platform released during that time.

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
I bought mine a few weeks after the launch using one of those 360 locator sites. Didn’t pay a penny over retail and had it in time for Christmas.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
While playing Halo 3 on coop, a warthog was dropped onto a friend and killed him. It was a “you had to be there” kind of moment and funny as heck.

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
The Crackdown achievement where you find the agility orbs took a lot of work and dedication.

Nu: I had nightmares about hearing those orbs until I found them all! Are you currently working toward any achievements?
I fully intend to complete all of the Geometry Wars 2 achievements. I’m close.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
I have been a Geometry Wars 2 addict, because I can go in and out quickly. Plus, I can play it with the kids around. There’s also my rediscovery of PacMan Championship Edition — superlative classic experience.

Nu: What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
Radiohead and Hybrid are the two getting the most playlist action at the moment.

Nu: Excellent, excellent choices. Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I have been changing it more with the arrival of the avatars. Maybe, it’s more fun now.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
I frequent Joystiq, XBOX360Fanboy, and a cast of others.

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2009?
Killzone 2. I know, it’s a PS3 game. Is that wrong? Halo ODST will probably be great, but Killzone 2 looks “fresher”. I’m an equal opportunity gamer.

Nu: Killzone 2 does look good. I try to be open to more general video game news, but I’ve sold all but 2 of my PS3 games, and my Wii isn’t even hooked up. I’m a 360 addict, what can I say? Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
Tough one, but I’m going to have to stick with Racing Destruction Set on the Commodore 64.

Nu: Holy crap I had forgotten about that game! Now I need to tear apart my attic, thanks! Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
I frequently play online with MonstroCromo, my 30 something “little brother.” When he gets the kids to bed, we get our game on.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
As much as I enjoy video games, it’s good to spend some time out in the real world away from the machine. Time flies by and you don’t want to miss out on life. Have fun!
Nu: The serial entrepreneur has not missed out on life, I would say! We should all take a page from him and keep striving for… well, anything! Clearly, he’s not afraid to go out and try something new!

Better Know a Gamer: Issue #23: Dustin Krieger

Nu: What’s your gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
Dustin krieger um I decided that having my name as my gamertag would be different from what other people do

Nu: where are you from?
Minnesota

Nu: How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
15 years go to school come home and play xbox live

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
Since I was 3 years old the first game I played was mortal kombat 2 for saga

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
Well my 360 is 4 years old came out on the launch but I but I bought it from my grandma’s boyfriend who is almost 60 years of age

Nu: What was one of your favorite xbox / xbox live moments?
When I got the overkill acheivent on my birthday

Nu: Which xbox 360 achievement are you most proud of?
1200 I got in halo 3

Nu: Are you currently working toward any achievements?
Um not that I know of it changes everyday

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Gears of war 2
Halo 3
Mortal Kombat vs DCU

Nu: what’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your xbox or when listening to music on your xbox)?
Metallica I have so many of their shirts

Nu: Do you try to stick with one gamerpic, or change it frequently?
No I like to change them

Nu: What is your current favorite xbox related website to visit?
WinBreak
Unscripted 360

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2009?
halo 3 odst

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the pc?
Mortal Kombat
Gears of War
Call of Duty
Halo 3

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
Bleedingroits777
nemesis375
ll satyrn ll
my school buddys

Nu: any parting words for the droves of readers?
Well… thanks for your time!

Nu: And thank you, Dustin, for taking part! Stick around for more BKAG’s throughout this week.

Better Know a Gamer: Issue #22: Mr B4

I like to hit the ground running, and continue with yet another issue of Better Know a Gamer! So here’s todays guest, a recent nominee you may have heard of “before” (my only lame joke, I promise), it’s Mr B4!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
My gamertag is Mr B4, the idea for the name came to me well before I had a 360. I was a part of a Halo 2 clan called the Dragon Demons with a friend of mine. Since i was single at the time, i went with the name “The Bachelor”, which I then changed to “Mr Bachelor” for no apparent reason other than I thought it was cool. Then i combined that name along with my brithdate for my hotmail email address, and after i bought my 360, i had to pick a name for a gamertag, and since mrbachelor1984 didnt work, i shortened it to MrB4, and the rest is history.

Nu: Where are you from?
I am from Cleveland, Ohio, but i live in a suburb of it called Brook Park.

Nu: Ohio and Pennsylvania! We’re neighbors! I might have some interesting news for you this summer… stay tuned! How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
I am 24 years old, the middle child of out the 3 in my family (older brother, younger sister), and i currently work as an Independent Waiver Provider for the state of Ohio. What the title means is that i provide care and services, such as clothing, feeding, etc., for mentally handicapped children. I have been doing that for about three years now. I also am one of the hosts of a podcast called XBL Radio, and have been a part of the site for almost 2 years now.
I like to play video games, watch movies, play sports, and just hang out with my friends from time to time. A typical response for someone my age i know, but its my life, take it or leave it, lol.

Nu: Amen to that, man. And very cool doing what you can to help out in society – there will never be enough people like you out there! How long have you been gaming in general?
Oh man, since i was in kindergarten i think, when i got my first system( the NES), and beat my first game (Super Mario Bros.) Good times, Good Times.

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
I have been a 360 owner since January of 2006.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
When i played my first madden game on current gen hardware (Xbox at the time), it was Madden 2003. I was so surprised as to the amount of content that could be in a game like that, which is the reason why i have been a fan of the series ever since then.

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
Let’s see, that one is tough. The time i got the 100 revives achievement for Gears of War 1.

Nu: Are you currently working toward any achievements?
As of right now, nothing comes to mind.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
I am playing alot of Left 4 Dead and Marvel Ultimate Alliance, which are both great multiplayer games by the way.

Nu: Absolutely true! Among the most fun games to play with friends! What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
I’m a fan of old school rock and roll, maybe some Lenny Kravitz “Are you gonna go my way”, then a little bit of Billy Squires “Everybody wants you”.

Nu: Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I’ve only changed my gamerpic three times, so i tend to stick with one for awhile, then maybe a few months or so later i might change it.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
www.xbox.com, its the only related Xbox website i go to, and thats mostly just to check my messages from friends.

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2009?
I would have to say Madworld for the Wii. It’s the type of bloody, gory game that console needs to make the hardcore crowd believe in it once again.

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
Thats tough. I’m going to go with Final Fantasy VII for the Sony Playstation, just pure awesomeness, enough said.

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
My fellow co-hosts of XBL Radio, Kemanswar, X3RO 9, and Silverthorne. They are already famous (wink, wink, lol) but I wanted to make them even more famous now. And also TXPaladin, i play games with him from time to time, just wanted to say hi, and say thanks for the nomination buddy!

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
Have fun, and dont take life so seriously all the time. Play some games and have some fun once in awhile.

Nu: 22 BKAG’s… check! Thanks to Mr B4 for taking part and I whole heartedly recommend XBL Radio – even if you don’t enjoy listening to podcasts, the site has some hysterical blogging!

Better Know a Gamer: Issue #21: SprayerBob

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
“SprayerBob” – I’m not so hot at single shot weapons. I would MUCH rather hold down the trigger and spray an automatic. My friends wanted me to change my name to “Bob the Sprayer”, I thought “SprayerBob” sounded better.

Nu: I like it! Where are you from?
Allentown, PA.

Nu: I used to live so close to there! How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
42 years old. I am an Independent Computer Consultant.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
30 years?

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
I purchased my 360 in May 2008.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
Meeting the “TheQ” clan!

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
Getting every Challenge completed on COD4.

Nu: Mister, you’re a better man than I! Are you currently working toward any achievements?
Nothing in particular.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Call of Duty 4, Left 4 Dead.

Nu: I just had my first Left 4 Dead session last night. I’m addicted. What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
Anything, mostly classic rock, or The Grateful Dead.

Nu: Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I change it every month or so.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
www.fourzerotwo.com. Waiting for more news about playlist updates.

Nu: Gotta love how active @fourzerotwo is in the community. What game are you looking most forward to in 2009?
Call of Duty 6.

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
Call of Duty 4 for 360. Civilization III for PC.

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
The members of the “TheQ” clan: Paladin5150, GerbilJammer0, Lightnin2, and of course Sil3nt Nitemare.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
See you online!

Nu: That’s that! The 21st issue of Better Know a Gamer has been a yet another treat in meeting just one more member of our great online community. Remember to go ahead andnominate anyone you know to be featured in the next issue of BKAG. Even self nominations are accepted, don’t be shy!

Better Know a Gamer: Issue #20: Lil Rhymescheme


Today’s guest on Better Know a Gamer helps make this 20th edition even more special! Our 10th guest ever was The Rhymescheme. Double that number and what do you get? Why, his son, Lil Rhymescheme, of course!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
Lil RhymeScheme off my dads lil stands for me being ten

Nu: Where are you from?
Alabama

Nu: How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
10 i go to school. Shooting my bb gun and playing pokemon and watching untamed and uncut.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
since i was 2

Nu: Start’em while they’re young, folks. 🙂 How long have you been a 360 owner?
since it came out

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
getting my first five friends

Nu: Are you currently “working on” any gaming goals?
yes, beating horde on gears 2

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
gears 2, sonic unleashed, mk vs dcu

Nu: I have still yet to play any of those, I can’t wait to try’em all! What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from you Xbox or when on your 360?
three days grace and linkin park

Nu: Excellent bands, sir! Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I change up quite a bit

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2009?
halo 3 recon

Nu: Ah, yes, the newly renamed ODST. Do you have an “all time” favorite game, for any console or the PC?
halo 3 for xbox 360 gears of war 2 sonic unleashed super mario 64 ds and pokemon pearl

Nu: That’s quite a few “all time favorites” – but I get the idea! Do you have any “gaming buddies” you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
The Rhymescheme & elfkillerrip.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
Shout out to sk8er and all my friends

Nu: Thanks for joining in on the fun! I certainly hope you’re enjoying that Wii of yours… oh, wait, that’s right! Camera Vixen told us that you traded that in! Thanks for being a part of the very special 20th edition of “Better Know a Gamer.”

Remember folks, BKAG wants you and all of your friends. All we need is an email address.

Better Know a Gamer: Issue #19: Poetricks


This week’s guest goes by a few names you may have heard. Tapio, with the gamertag Poetricks, is the latest addition to Better Know a Gamer. So sit back and get to know someone!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
Poetricks.
I kind of used Poetricks as my poetry name, and the style i do the poetry when I write poetry I add my own twist to it, and so im “trickin with poetry”… Poetricks. I guess that should make sense!

Nu: I can dig that – I went to school and majored in poetry (well, “English” with a concentration in “Creative Writing” – but I took all poetry classes). Where are you from?
Finland, the land of lakes and forests.

Nu: Your weather should be pretty similar to mine then… cold… and getting colder. How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
I`m 19 currently not working or in school,pretty much trying to find that perfect school for me,i dont want to rush with what i want to become “when i grow up.”

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
When i was a little kid, I always went to this girls house to play NES.

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
Around the time when Saints Row 1 got released.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
Theres so many of them,but one of the first favorite moments was when playing Splinter Cell chaos theory online on Xbox. I was mercenary and spy gets me on chokehold spy told me if i wanted to hear a neck break..i said no..but he still did it.

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
I think it`s the Defender achievement on GRAW2.
You have to defend certain area for 60 minutes from endless waves of terrorists and usually around 45 minute everybody starts to run out of ammo

Nu: Are you currently working toward any achievements?
Well i dont really work toward achievements or gamerscore, but i do enjoy getting them!

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Fable2 and CoD:Wolrd At War.

Nu: What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
I have been listening to old cd`s recently. Eminem, RunDMC and Beastie Boys.

Nu: Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
Well currently I`m going to stick with my avatar gamerpic,but i used to change my gamerpic quite often

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
Gamertagradio which i recommend everybody to check out!

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2008?
Well, 2008 is almost over and i think i have everything i need for this year but if you ask 2009 i would say Halo wars.

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
Super Mario World on SNES and Halo:Combat Evolved on Xbox

Nu: I agree, Yoshi was the most brilliant game mechanic ever added to a franchise. 😉 Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
I would have to say i have too many gaming buddies to mention, but shoutout to TwilightMonk who is fellow pirate in our pirate clan..yarr!

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
There are no polar bears in Finland!

Nu: I’m sure there’s like a Zoo or something… right? Well, that doesn’t matter. I still want to thank Poetricks for taking the time to participate in Better Know a Gamer. Now if you would be so kind as to take a moment to check out his website, GTR Fanmoment – a podcast designed to recognize the great things that Gamertag Radio does and bring more of their community and fans together! Check it out!