Better Know a Gamer: Issue #4: KWERTY

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

My gamertag is kwerty. I’m a big geek and I’ve been writing software for years so a QWERTY keyboard plays an important role in my career and hobbies. I figured that the gamertag qwerty might be taken so I replaced the q with a k because it’s my favorite letter in the alphabet and that is how kwerty came to be.

Nu: Where are you from?

I live in Centreville, Virginia.

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

I am currently 24 and I work for a federal contractor that writes software for the Navy.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?

I remember playing Seasame Street math games on my family’s Apple IIe back in the mid to late 80’s. Like most kids, I grew up exposed to healthy doses of Nintendo console and PC games. It wasn’t until ’98 and the release of Starcraft that I started to get interested in online gaming.

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?

Ahh, I remember it like it was yesterday…Standing in line outside of Best Buy on Black Friday in 2006, being chilled to the bone by Erie’s cold bitter winds. It wasn’t on sale or anything but that night I decided I really wanted a 360. It was totally worth it.

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

When I actually killed someone on Halo 3! I was so proud of myself. 😀 (it should be noted that I really suck at Halo 3)

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?

Hexic was the first game where I completed all of the achievements. I love puzzle games, but what I love more is knowing that none of my friends have been able to make a flower of black pearls.

Nu: Are you currently working toward any achievements?

I am in a race to beat one of my friends’ gamerscore. I don’t care what the achievements are, as long as I get them. You’re going down RovinRhonin!

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

My two favorite games right now are Guitar Hero and Geometry Wars. I am about halfway through the Hard tours in both GH 2 and 3. Just a little bit more practice and hopefully I’ll finally be able to play Expert. Geometry Wars just freakin rocks! Watching those bright neon shapes explode is like crack for my eyes. (Don’t do crack kids)

Other than that, I’m trying to catch up on missing achievements in games like GoW and Crackdown.

Nu: What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from you Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox?

There’s no better way to rock out to a game of Settlers of Catan than listening to Prodigy, or The Crystal Method’s Tweakend album. And of course I save the classic Irish folk music for those intense races on Burnout Revenge.

..Or was it the other way around…?

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

Lately I’ve been pretty happy with the monkey pic.

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

Sorry Winbreak, but my time is spent on keeping tabs on how happy my xbox is. Plus it’s a great way to see what my friends have been up to as well. Don’t be too upset though, you come in a close 2nd.

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

THE FORCE UNLEASHED! Plus Gears of War 2!

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

Starcraft on the PC still beats them all for me. I’m really excited about sequel, I just hope they announce a release date soon.

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

I have to give props to crowdozer who is the reason I bought a 360 in the first place. And I can’t forget to mention ScooterMcT who can kick my ass in just about anything Xbox.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?

umm, thanks for nominating me for the BKAG series. Readers, keep reading winbreak, and winbreak, keep doing a good job.

Another one down! A huge thanks to KWERTY, a long time friend of mine and pretty much the whole reason that I have an Xbox 360!