Better Know a Gamer: #32: GreenBoxFalcon

With a lot of behind the scenes changes at WinBreak (some good, some not so good), I have been busy working on a few articles (some taking far longer than I anticipated). So, why not spend a little time getting to know just one more member of our great Xbox Live community? This time, it’s GreenBoxFalcon, who submitted his answers to me a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
My gamertag is GreenBoxFalcon. Well, it actually was supposed to be something else. Maybe, GreenBoxNinja? GreenBox stands for Xbox (at least I see it as a green box, since it’s interface is mostly green). But that one was already taken. So, since I got a “Falcon” edition of Xbox 360, it simply became GreenBoxFalcon.

Nu: While the original Xbox may have had an interface that wasn’t userf friendly, that green wire-mesh thing really was cool! I suppose the Xbox 360’s Dashboard has always been a little easier to navigtate, though! Where are you from, how old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)??
I am from Independence, Kansas (now living in Europe for a while) and I am currently a high-school senior. I am also a .NET software developer (creating various desktop apps) and actively using XNA to create simple games for my Xbox 360.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
Probably it was early 1997 when I first played SimCity in DOS. Since then, I really enjoy playing video games.

Nu: I still have those 3 1/12 floppy disks for Sim City! How long have you been a 360 owner?
Since October 2008.

Nu: What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
When I actually received my first Xbox 360, unpacked it, plugged it in and started – and the nice-looking Xbox 360 UI showed up on my TV!

Nu: That seems to be “the moment” for quite a few people. It’s just a great feeling! Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
Completionist (Need For Speed: Undercover) – I really did complete all the events in Career Mode and I am quite proud of this.

Nu: Are you currently working toward any achievements?
Oh yes. It is called Notorious (once again, Need For Speed: Undercover) and it is only given if you finish 119 races in multiplayer. I am on my way, but I still got quite a few to go.

Nu: Well done. That is sitting on my shelf and needs to be played! What game(s) are you playing the most now?
It really depends. I guess I am playing mostly Need for Speed: Undercover now to get some last achievements.

Nu: What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
Completely random music. Whatever plays on my Zune. It is either Kill Paradise, American Hi-Fi or Li’l Wayne.

Nu: Sweet. I like it when people have broad tastes in music! Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
I change it depending on my current avatar, and I change the avatar monthly.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
Xbox.com since it is the place where I can keep track of all my achievements and friend activities. Plus, I can interact with the huge Xbox community on the forums.

Nu: What upcoming game are you looking most forward to?
I think this would be NFL Madden 10. I like playing video games that involve football, so this would be a nice addition to my collection.

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
This would be SimCity on PC (I just enjoy building something on my own) and the NCAA Football series on Xbox 360.

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
I play with a lot of different people all the time, so I can’t really say that I mostly play with someone.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
Yeah, sure. Guys, when you play, it is just a game, so just sit back, relax and enjoy it.

Nu: Words to live by. Too many people get far too heated sometimes – enjoy the game! Well, everyone, that’s GreenBoxFalcon for ya. Send him a friend request or a game invite some time! And remember, if you want to be featured on Better Know a Gamer, just drop an email address here, and check your email!

PS3 "Slim" – Re-Confirmed by KMart


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We’ve heard a lot of rumors, people snickering in podcasts, “guessing” that there will be a new “slimmer” PS3 launching soon… but if you want any further kind of confirmation, take a look at the KMart website, today! No pictures, yet, but seems pretty official, don’t ya think?

Nothing super special here, but just wanted a simple news post to show that the site is still alive and I’m working on some fun stuff.

Better Know a Gamer: #31: Fujiwarano

Moving on down the line, it’s the latest issue of Better Know a Gamer! Nominating themselves and their friends, people have continued to fill the inbox with requests to be featured on the long running Better Know a Gamer!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
My Gamertag is Fujiwarano. It does not have any real story behind it. I picked it up from a anime series called “Hikaru No Go” if you like anime, you really should check it out!

Nu: How old are you & where are you from?
I’m 20 years old and I’m from the Netherlands.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
Not 100% sure about that. I remembered playing Duck Hunt on the old NES, (yes I played that one as well, CALZ88)!
But I think I have been gaming for over 15 years.

Nu: And here’s hoping for at least 15 more! How long have you been a 360 owner?
Since launch day.

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
Getting out of the sewers in the Elders scrolls IV Oblivion.

Nu: Understandable! What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Battlefield 1943, Fable 2, and some Arcade games.

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 dont listen to music that often. But I really like “X Japan”and “GoldFinger.” And I almost never listen to my own music in game…

Nu: A true fan of game music Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
Nah, never really change it. Unless I’m really bored.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
Gamespot.com, IGN.com, xbox.com, Majornelson.com. And a bunch of other gaming websites not related to Xbox.

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2009/2010?
Mafia 2 / Alan Wake / Halo ODST and Reach…

Nu: I’m a little sad because I’m expecting Alan Wake to suffer the same fate as Clive Barker’s Jericho and Alone in the Dark. A lot of hype, but the launch might just fail. Wait and see, I guess. Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
There are many great games out there. It is really hard to just name one game. I like Chrono Trigger very much for the Super nintendo Entertainment system. And Secret of Mana.

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
I don’t have any game buddys to be honest. Not in real life and not on the internet.
Would you like to add me? Please send me a message of who you are please! I do not accept random friend request invites.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
Yes I do 🙂
Help out War Child!. Dontate so you can help those childeren to make life fun again, and make them smile:) http://www.warchild.org.

Better Know a Gamer: #30: Calz88

Holy BKAG! It’s the 30th installment of the gamerspot light series, Better Know a Gamer! Want to be #31? Put your name or a friend’s name on the list!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
Calz88…..boring really, its kinda what my friends call me and the year of birth.

Nu: How old are you & where are you from?
21 from Leeds UK.

Nu: How long have you been gaming in general?
Gaming since, I’m told, 3… I remember playing Duck Hunt with the massive orange gun on NES!

Nu: How long have you been a 360 owner?
360 since launch!

Nu: Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
Not really bothered about achievements if they come they come.

Nu: What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Call of Duty World at War (X360), Infamous (ps3) and Fight Night Round 4 (x360).

Nu: What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
Just the standard FIFA 09 soundtrack right now…. generally listen to BBC radio 1.

Nu: Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
Kinda stay with the same one for aaaaaaages.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
www.xboxsource.co.uk is my fave at the moment… but u can also find me on majornelson.com.

Nu: What game are you looking most forward to in 2009?
Modern Warfare 2.

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
Goldeneye 007 on N64… hope it comes to XBLA or PSN soon!

Nu: Do you have any gaming buddies you frequently play with / want to make almost as famous as you?
I play with lots of people… they know who they are.

Nu: Any parting words for the droves of readers?
Have fun play safe o/