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Old 02-15-07, 11:39 AM
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Who are you and what do you do? (2007 Edition)

To quote the originator of the concept:

Originally Posted by Trigger
I think it's time for us to get to know each other. We sit here and bicker and argue over "GAMES" and as silly as that is, we don't really all know much about each other aside from what consoles we favor. So - I think it would be a good time to take a little break from the insanity and just get to know each other.

Trigger's 2002 Edition
So here are his categories (with a few added):

First Name:
Multiplayer Name (specify Xbox, Wii, PS3, PC):
Age:
Occupation:
Location:
Favorite Next-Gen Console:
Favorite Prev-Gen Console:
Favorite Game:
First Gaming Memory:
Something About You We Don't Know:
Old 02-15-07, 11:44 AM
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First Name: Mike
Multiplayer Name (PC): Goldberg74
Age: 32
Occupation: Professor
Location: San Antonio, TX
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Nintendo DS Lite
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Gamecube
Favorite Game: Mario Party Series
First Gaming Memory: PitFall (on my friends TI via the cassette tape drive)
Something About You We Don't Know: Designed various cut scenes and characters for the Trojan add-on to Bungie's original Marathon game); I'm a rider in Jeremy McGrath's Motorcross 2000 for the N64, and a jobber in Legends of Wrestling II.
Old 02-15-07, 11:51 AM
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First Name: Mario
Multiplayer Name (specify Xbox, Wii, PS3, PC): Rabbit77 (360)
Age: 29
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Chemist
Location: See Location
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii60
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Genesis
Favorite Game: Metal Slug 3, SF2 Turbo, Current: none (waiting for GH2 for the 360)
First Gaming Memory: My dad coming home with Space Invaders for the 2600
Something About You We Don't Know: Probably everything since I rarely post in VGT

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Old 02-15-07, 11:55 AM
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First Name: Daniel
Multiplayer Name: Dan_and_Kris (360)
Age: 22
Occupation: Manager at EB Games
Location: Los Angeles
Favorite Next-Gen Console: 360
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Gamecube
Favorite Game: Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past
First Gaming Memory: Playing Super Mario Bros. at my friend's house.
Something About You We Don't Know: I know every line to Wayne's World.
Old 02-15-07, 11:56 AM
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First Name: Leroy
Multiplayer Name (PC): Leroy / PixyJunket
Age: 28
Occupation: EDI Technician
Location: Plano, TX
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii / DS
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: GameCube / GBA
Favorite Game: Metroid Series
First Gaming Memory: Being held up to play a Pac-Man arcade machine!
Something About You We Don't Know: I lived in Canada for half a year.
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Multiplayer Name (Wii, DS, Xbox): pinata242
Age: 28
Occupation: Applications Developer
Location: Owasso, OK
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii / DS
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: GameCube / GBA
Favorite Game: Anything with a good story and solid single-player experience.
First Gaming Memory: Beating my dad in Intellivision's Armor Battle and killing his desire to play "those damn things" any more.
Something About You We Don't Know: I hate my job but am too lazy/scared to get out of it because it is so easy to just get by here and I won't make as much locally by changing...
Old 02-15-07, 12:07 PM
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Multiplayer Name (PC): Lazinor/Trahyma
Age: 33
Occupation: Auditor
Location: Seattle-Tacoma
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: SNES
Favorite Game: Legend of Zelda
First Gaming Memory: Playing pong.
Something About You We Don't Know: Raised more than 4,400$ for Juvenile Diabetes and American Heart Association.
Old 02-15-07, 12:16 PM
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Multiplayer Name: Canis Firebrand(xbox)
Age: 32
Occupation: Unix System Administrator
Location: Michigan
Favorite Next-Gen Console: XBox 360, Wii - It's a tie.
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: XBox
Favorite Game: Tough to pick just one. Halo 2 for its multiplayer and is responsible for by gaming addiction as it now stands. Addams Family pinball is another top choice. And who can forget Donkey Kong in the arcade.
First Gaming Memory: Playing games on a Commodore 64. Load 8,1
Something About You We Don't Know: I got my Halo 2 clan a shot at playing Bungie(the developers of Halo 2) in their weekly Humpday Challenge, and we won.
Old 02-15-07, 12:24 PM
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First Name: Jay
Multiplayer Name (specify Xbox, Wii, PS3, PC):
Age: 28
Occupation: Copyeditor
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii/DS
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: NES, of course
Favorite Game: Super Metroid
First Gaming Memory: Not being able to flippin' beat Venture on the ColecoVision. Burgertime on Intellivision.
Something About You We Don't Know: Formerly an entertainment journalist, I interviewed Tom Hanks, John Travola, Benicio Del Toro and many others.
Old 02-15-07, 12:25 PM
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Multiplayer Name (Xbox 360): TheGloomyPickle
Age: 27
Occupation: Mortgage Collections
Location: Tampa, FL
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Xbox 360
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: PlayStation 2
Favorite Game: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
First Gaming Memory: Playing ColecoVision at a friend's house
Something About You We Don't Know: I played the trumpet for 8 years
Old 02-15-07, 12:30 PM
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First Name: Chess
Multiplayer Name (specify Xbox, Wii, PS3, PC): N/A
Age: 34
Occupation: Medical Logistics
Location: San Antonio, TX
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Cube > PS2 (barely), PS1 > N64, SNES > Genesis
Favorite Game: Pick a Zelda or Metroid
First Gaming Memory: Arcades and Atari 2600
Something About You We Don't Know: I built one of the two surgical centers in Iraq.

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Old 02-15-07, 12:43 PM
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First Name: Jae
Multiplayer Name (Xbox360, Wii): freakjae
Age: 30
Occupation: Web Developer/Graphic Designer
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii60
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: SNES
Favorite Game: Zelda Series
First Gaming Memory: Going to my grandma's for Thanksgiving. My cousin had just gotten the newly released NES and showed me Super Mario Bros...I was hooked since!
Something About You We Don't Know: Lost an eye when I was five...seriously, when your mom says don't play with scissors, you should listen
Old 02-15-07, 12:49 PM
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First Name: Chris
Multiplayer Name (Xbox 360): mrpayroll
Age: 45 (almost 46)
Occupation: Admin Asst.
Location: Glendale, CA
Favorite Next-Gen Console: XBox 360
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: TurboGraphix
Favorite Game: right now Romance of the 3 Kingdoms xxx
First Gaming Memory: Playing Space Invaders at my first job at Sears during my lunch hour in 1980
Something About You We Don't Know: I play drums in our Worship Band at church.

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Old 02-15-07, 12:56 PM
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Age: 27
Occupation: Planner
Location: Monmouth Junction, NJ
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Gamecube
Favorite Game: Currently The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
First Gaming Memory: One of those Donkey Kong game/watch things from the 80's. I need to find that thing.
Something About You We Don't Know: I still enjoy the occasional Virtual Boy session.
Old 02-15-07, 01:04 PM
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Age: 28
Occupation: Ph D Student/Research Assistant (Criminology and Criminal Justice)
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Favorite Next-Gen Console: Nintendo DS Lite
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Playstation 2
Favorite Game: Super Metroid
First Gaming Memory: Some crappy Atari games, first real positive memory was Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt on the SNES

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Old 02-15-07, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
First Name: Josh
Age:
Occupation: Ph D Student/Research Assistant (Criminology and Criminal Justice)
Location: Wheaton, MD
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Nintendo DS Lite
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Playstation 2
Favorite Game: Super Metroid
First Gaming Memory: Some crappy Atari games, first real positive memory was Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt on the SNES
Hey Josh, I'm having problems with my computer monitor. I cannot see your age!

Chris
Old 02-15-07, 01:26 PM
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First Name: Stan
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Age: 24
Occupation: IT
Location: Irvine, CA
Favorite Next-Gen Console: XBox 360
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Playstation 2
Favorite Game: Quake 2
First Gaming Memory: My mom hooking up the NES for me and my brother
Something About You We Don't Know: I work at a video game company and am in the credits of a game
Old 02-15-07, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mrpayroll
Hey Josh, I'm having problems with my computer monitor. I cannot see your age!

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Fixed.

Your monitor is fine, guess I missed that field.
Old 02-15-07, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
Fixed.

Your monitor is fine, guess I missed that field.
I seriously thought you were trying to hide your age!

Chris
Old 02-15-07, 01:44 PM
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Location: Louisville, KY
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii60
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Xbox
Favorite Game: Ms. Pac-Man (I see a machine I can't help but drop a quarter in for a run)
First Gaming Memory: Not first but I remember making it to around level 256 on Joust on the Atari 400.
Something About You We Don't Know: Designed roughly 130 custom DVD covers, available at r1db.com



*I'm not in the photo.

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Old 02-15-07, 01:46 PM
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First Name: Michael
Multiplayer Name (Xbox360): Ghym
Age: 32
Occupation: Telecom Administrator
Location: Austin, TX
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Xbox 360
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Xbox
Favorite Game: Total War Series, Guitar Hero series
First Gaming Memory: playing Intellivision with my dad
Something About You We Don't Know: I run marathons. I'm running in the Austin Marathon this weekend(2/18).
Old 02-15-07, 01:48 PM
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First Name: Jim
Multiplayer Name: gamertag = maxfisher77, wii code = 0477 1192 3985 1546
Age: 29
Occupation: PR Manager for a marketing agency
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Favorite Next-Gen Console: I love my Wii and 360 pretty much equally
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: PS2, ever so slightly over the GameCube
Favorite Game: I'll arbitrarily say Zelda OOT, though there are probably 20 or 30 that could could vie for the position
First Gaming Memory: Playing Pitfall on my dad's 2600
Something About You We Don't Know: I write as a hobby, but suck at endings. Accordingly, I have only finished 4 or 5 of the 50+ short stories I've started and have 95% of a horrible, horrible novel hidden away in the back of my bedroom closet.


edited to add: I originally read the Favorite Prev-Gen Console category as meaning favorite console from the GC/PS2/Xbox generation. If it actually meant favorite console from any generation, I've got to go with the Super NES, hands down.

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Old 02-15-07, 01:51 PM
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Favorite Next-Gen Console: XBox 360
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: PS2, SNES
Favorite Game: Guitar Hero I & II
First Gaming Memory: Playing 2600 with my dad
Something About You We Don't Know: I'm married to a Swedish woman
Old 02-15-07, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
First Name: Chris
Multiplayer Name: Sith Draven
Age: 31
Occupation: Graphic Designer for Glass Sign Co.*
Location: Louisville, KY
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii60
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Xbox
Favorite Game: Ms. Pac-Man (I see a machine I can't help but drop a quarter in for a run)
First Gaming Memory: Not first but I remember making it to around level 256 on Joust on the Atari 400.
Something About You We Don't Know: Designed roughly 130 custom DVD covers, available at r1db.com



*I'm not in the photo.
I actually thought your name was Michael Corvin. Is that a character name?

Chris
Old 02-15-07, 02:57 PM
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Age: 30
Occupation: Transportation Engineer
Location: Redlands, CA
Favorite Next-Gen Console: Wii (though I don't have one yet)
Favorite Prev-Gen Console: Cube or PS2
Favorite Game: Zelda, Gran Turismo, Grand Theft Auto
First Gaming Memory: Our family had a running "River Raid - Atari 2600" competition with a scoreboard at my grandma's house. I got to the top, beating out my aunt at one point.
Something About You We Don't Know: I have a knack for making cheesecakes.

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