Better Know a Gamer: Issue #8: Snorkle256

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Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
My gamertag is snorkle256 and has been ever since I connected up to live. Since then it has become my handle for everything on the net. It’s origins are very simplistic, I was trying to find a unique name and settled on snorkle. Course, it wasn’t a unique name or I’d never have had to tack on the two-fiftysix (Which was my favorite size of computer memory at the time.)

Nu: Where are you from?
I’m from a nice little town in Wisconsin on the border of Minnesota. It is nice, cozy and provides job opportunities towards the Twin Cities (MN).

Nu: How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
I’m 23 and have been working for a large corporation as a contract work. Basically I’m prepping their computer systems for resale by our company. Its pretty boring but provides a lot of down time. (Internet Use!) Recently I started writing for a gaming website called Generation: Gamerz. Honestly it is more of a passion than a hobby now and it is really a dream come true to be writing game related article and reviewing games.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
I’ve been gaming ever since the days of Windows 3.1. Any game that I could find that matched the specifications of our system was soon to be mine. I was stuck on pc gaming for a while until I was able to get a -used- N64. I had always been playing games over at the cool friends house. (Also the guy who had the cool cable TV as well. Of course eventually was able to get an original Xbox and Xbox live.

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
I’ve had a Xbox 360 since the Saturday before they were released. THANK YOU MOUNTAIN DEW! Yes, I was an “Every 10 Minutes” winner. Actually, so was my co-worker at the time. Needless to say, That really pissed my boss off.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
My favorite moments are the ones where everyone gets something for free from MS. (Boo-Yah!)

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
I am proud of all my COD2 Veteran Achievements, though I don’t have all of them. I still have the game and plan to go back and finish the last mission off someday.

Nu: Are you currently working toward any achievements?
I’d like to work on getting more of the COD4 achievements, but honestly I’ve been spending most of my time playing on-line.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
It is really a toss up between 3 games. I play quite a bit of COD4 and always jump back on Halo 3 when my friend comes over for Monday night Halo 3 games. Right now I’ve been jumping into the Battlefield: Bad Company beta and it is a bunch of fun.

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 really don’t listen to a lot of music, right now Ghost Hunters is on the TV if that counts for anything.

Nu: Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I usually stick to one Gamerpic for a while until I find one that better fits.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
I am always on the forum at Unscripted360, the community there is just really awesome.

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2008?
All of them, I am just addicted games in general! (Maybe I should just make a list of the games I am -not- looking forward to?)

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
I have three all time favorite games: COD4, Halo 3 and Starcraft.

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
Just started playing COD4 on-line with a new friend, La Femme Reaper. She’s pretty cool and has her own blog named after her tag.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
Who the hell is Snorklewacker and should I be afraid of them?

Snorkle256 everyone! He runs a blog of his own, and is Folding for the good of mankind. 😉 The internet’s a smaller place than you’d think! Be sure to send him a friend request and a game invite!