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!

Better Know a Gamer: Issue #18: DarkShine34


Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?

Darkshine34. I tried to choose something that sounded “intimidating” and 2 things that didn’t go together. Darkness can’t shine! o.O

Nu: Excellent, I always enjoy gamertags with some thought in them! Where are you from?

East Coast.

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

19. I’m going to a technical school for computers. I have 2 jobs, one is an internship at as an I.T. person and the other is a Janitor :). I love video games, music (mostly metal but I listen to a ton of different stuff), and I love full contact fighting. I trained in it for 3 years but don’t have time anymore haha.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?

Since the original NES came out.

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?

Since they came out.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?

Hmmm…owning people in Halo with my one friend was pretty grand, and freaking people out with my Guitar Hero-ness is entertaining.

Nu: Stay tuned, people – videos of his Guitar Hero-ness to come! Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?

1000 Note Streak – Guitar Hero 3. Took me forever to get that.

Nu: Are you currently working toward any achievements?

All the crazy one’s for GH World Tour.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?

Guitar Hero World Tour & Fable 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)?

Metal – Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom, As I Lay Dying, Between the Buried and Me, Megadeth, Slipknot…to name a fewNot-so-metal – Wolfmother, RAGE, Coheed & Cambria, Rush, Firewind, The Fall of Troy, and so on.

Nu: Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?

I’m stickin with my free original fable icon.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?

WinBreak because the creator is a total badass.

Nu: Whatever you say! What game are you looking most forward to in 2008?

Guitar Hero Wor… wait… I guess now it would be Fallout 3!

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?

Many. But if I had to choose I would say either Final Fantasy X or Chrono Trigger.

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almostas famous as you?

S7AY H16H 1N HAL0

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?

Cinnamon buns.

Nu: Deep.

And thanks to DarkShine34 for taking time out of his class to ignore his teacher and respond to be a part of the latest BKAG!

Better Know a Gamer: Issue #17: Deadly Cyclone


First, let me start by saying that’s been over 3 months since our last Better Know a Gamer. Not for lack of trying, but for some reason, people are too shy to answer a few questions here! Meanwhile, I’m sure people are killing themselves to get on to Trixie’s spotlight segment on Inside Xbox! 😉 I would simply say “what can you do” – but I know exactly what you can do! If you are willing to answer a few questions, or if you want to nominate someone you know, please use this form to nominate somone to BKAG!

Alright, enough of a plug, let’s get down to business!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
GT: Deadly Cyclone. I am a student at Iowa State University and our mascot is the Cyclone, so my gamertag evolved from that.

Nu: Where are you from?
Born in San Diego, CA, but grew up in Iowa. I now live in Ames, IA.

Nu: Is this where I get to say I know someone from Iowa, finally!? How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
I am 22 and a 5th year senior in Marketing at Iowa State University. My hobbies include gaming (of course), watching movies, TV, listening to music, and running my gaming blog GamePlay Unlimited.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
Well casually since the original GameBoy and Sega Genesis. I started playing on a regular basis around the time the N64 released, and even more when the original Xbox launched.

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
Since launch. I waited 18 hours in a Wal-Mart customer service department to get one of two Premium systems they had.

Nu: 18 hours? In Wal-Mart? That’s dedication. What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
Not really a single moment, but just gaming with friends. It is nice to get on and play with friends after a stressful day.

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
It may seem easy to some, but the achievement in Halo 3 where you have to splatter someone on a mongoose. That achievement was difficult for me to get, I ended up getting it randomly one day.

Nu: To be honest, I don’t still don’t think that I have that achievement? Are you currently working toward any achievements?
Not really, just mainly playing through games. In a few weeks with the new games there will be some good achievements to get.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Well on the Xbox side, I just started Lost Odyssey and have been playing some Duke 3D and Halo 3. On the PS3 side, the LittleBigPlanet beta took up a lot of my time recently.

Nu: Not fair! Even though there were a few hundred thousand keys floating around, I never managed to get my hands on one! What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
I like mosty rap/hip hop, some rock, and a bit of other genres. I hate country though 😀 . Some of my favorite bands/artists are Incubus, Ludacris, Eminem, Talib Kweli, Nas, T.I., Linkin park, etc.

Nu: Diggity. Nothing wrong with a broad taste in music. And let your inhibitions go with a little taste of Cowboy Troy and tell me you don’t like country! 😉 Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I usually change it every now and then when some good pics come out.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
The Xbox.com Forums for sure, behind that Unscripted 360.

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2008?
Hmm, there are a few including Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, LittleBigPlanet, Gears 2, and Fable 2.

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
Not an overall favorite, but some of my favorites are Star Wars KOTOR, The Halo series, the Half-Life Series, Diddy Kong Racing, and Max Payne.

Nu: I was the only person I know who had to get Max Payne 2 on launch day. Still hoping this big movie deal brings back a third installment! Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
I usually play with my GPU co-founder StingJR, and sometimes his brother JRay023.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
Visit GamePlay Unlimited for all your gaming news needs! (Shameless self-promotion 😀 ) Also thanks to NuAngel and WinBreak for featuring me!

AND THAT’S ALL WE WROTE! Another one down, and hopefully many, many more to come.