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/

Better Know a Gamer: #29: webbut

Welcome, one and all, to yet another installment of Better Know a Gamer! It’s not quite 20 million, but it is number 29, our friend webbut! If you’ve been keeping up with you’re reading, you’d know that webbut won the Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix caption contest! Now then, here’s webbut!

Nu: What’s your Gamertag, and what’s the story behind it?
No story really, When I first started using the net I wanted a user name that I could use everywhere and never have to worry about it being taken so I got webbut (pronounced web but not we but).

Nu: Where are you from?
Queens, New York.

Nu: How old are you, and what do you do (school, job, family, hobbies)?
17 right now I’m between high school and college.

Nu: Excellent, another young buck! I was only 17 my first few weeks of college! Good luck in the fall. How long have you been gaming in general?
At the age of 5 I was told by my doctor I had a muscle weakness in my eye and she recommended I play an hour of video games daily, my mom got me a Sega Genesis!

Nu: Do you still play “only” 1 hour per day? πŸ™‚ How long have you been a 360 owner?
Early this year, im still on my 1st paid for Gold membership.

Nu: Welcome to the Xbox Live Community! Glad you found your way to WinBreak! What was one of your favorite Xbox / Xbox Live moments?
When I first got it I hooked into the living room tv and popped in Halo 3 for my first Live match and in the waiting room some vulgar and racist things were said before i could get my headset in… my entire family was in the room with me.

Nu: Xbox Live can be a dangerous place, it’s true. I’m sure it was exciting, to have your whole family there to witness the big moment, shame it was ruined by people like that. Which Xbox 360 Achievement are you most proud of?
I’m not big on achievements most of the time I’m surprised when I get them.

Nu: I’m surprised, because you have a very high gamerscore for someone who just started playing. Are you currently working toward any achievements?
Nope not really.

Nu: Maybe you will start craving that surprise before much longer? πŸ˜‰ What game(s) are you playing the most now?
Street Fighter 4, Fallout 3, Ninjatown, and The world Ends With You.

Nu: Yes, a Multi-Platform gamer! Very exciting. What’s playing now (what music do you listen to when away from your Xbox or when listening to music ON your Xbox)?
Rock and electronica mostly System of a Down, Beatles, Incubus, Daft punk, Justice are others.

Nu: Great musical choices, man! Way to know musical roots with The Beatles, too! Do you try to stick with one Gamerpic, or change it frequently?
Well I haven’t had my 360 long, I’m pretty sure I’ve changed it 3 times including today.

Nu: What is your current favorite Xbox related website to visit?
Rooster Teeth, if it counts. If not, then GameSpot.

Nu: You bet it counts, I know a lot of a good people over at Rooster Teeth! What game are you looking most forward to in 2009?
I’m looking forward to returning to Rapture in Bioshock 2 the most but I’m really looking froward to BlazBlue and Assasin’s Creed 2 as well.

Nu: Do you have an all time favorite game, for any console or the PC?
Bioshock or Assasin’s Creed!

Nu: Great games, both of’em! I’m pretty excited about the upcoming sequels in 2009, as well, and hopefully will see Webbut in some of those multiplayer matches! Thanks for taking the time to be a part of Better Know a Gamer, and thanks to all of my readers for checking out our latest community member.

Remember, if you want to be a part of BKAG, you can always nominate a friend or yourself, we don’t judge (nor will we embarrass you by saying you nominated yourself!). All you need is an email address, then check out Nominate a Gamer!

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. πŸ˜‰ 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! πŸ™‚

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? πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading this. WinBreak rules!

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