Caleb_Aranda last edited by
Located: Spring Hill, FL (USA)
For a living I work at a local hospital while attempting to manage course work for my BS.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies): Reading. Mostly literary classics. I enjoy writing, as well. And I collect vinyls of '80s rock albums like Appetite for Destruction and Pyromania.
Gaming Historical facts: Played my fair share of PlayStation classics and even some 16-bit titles when I was very young. First console I owned was a PS2 when I was 8. I have owned each succeeding PlayStation and XBox console. Haven't owned one from Nintendo though (hopefully the NX will be my first). Fell in love with franchises like Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Jak & Daxter, Mass Effect, and Elder Scrolls (to name a few). Got into PC gaming a few years ago. My library is now pretty evenly-split between my PC and my PS4. Haven't seen a reason to get an XBox One yet. My personal greatest games of all time are Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 9, and Final Fantasy 6 (in that order).
I am a firm believer that a video game can enthrall you into a world, cause you to fall in love with a character, or take you on a journey of mystery and discovery far more effectively than a novel or film ever could. Also, games are not only used for escapism. You can actually learn a surprising amount about yourself from a game.
Champion of: MGS3 multiplayer. Only one that I really got into. For some reason my brain could understand the horrible control scheme. Still miss it, though.
guroneko last edited by guroneko
Located: in germany
For a living I: try to tinker around with ones and zeros
Non-gaming Hobby(ies): anime, manga, light novels, japanese(language), japan in general, music, programming
Gaming Historical facts: started with zelda 2 on the NES(hated the game at the time, i was young...), but fell in love with gaming on the n64 (Zelda OoT, Turok, so many others). Loved Pokemon Red in grade school. Fell in love with playstation with Metal Gear Solid. Liked Halo since the first game, but hated gears of war. Currently a Nintendo believer and Sony lover. Got nothing against the xbox though.
Firm believer that: the new Zelda is gonna be the bestestest thing ever.
Champion of: nothing, really.
Tsosie last edited by Tsosie
Name - Curtis
Located - Buffalo New York, United States
For a living I - Am a stay -at-home dad and do web design
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Table-top gaming, Board Games, Reading
Firm believer that - Cthulhu slumbers
Champion of - Nyarlathotep
PSN - Zekebaker
Twitch - Zekebaker34
Lunis last edited by Lunis
Name - Jack Kaplan.
Age - 20
Located - Västerås, Sweden.
For a living I - am a college student and competitive Overwatch player.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - writing, music, film, girls.
Gaming Historical facts - Quake junior player 2005-2007, CSGO competetive player 2013-2015.
Firm believer that - Bosman is best ally.
Champion of - The sun.
Steam - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198054975304/
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/hokenow
Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehoken
Nakenorm last edited by
Name - Sebastian
Located - Sweden
For a living I - Currently not working and on my way back to school after the summer, feels nice to get back behind the books actually.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Music and film for the most part, or whatever activities my friends and I get up to atm. Recently found out hockey is actually really fun!
Gaming Historical facts - My very own first console was the ps1, got it with FF7 and a bunch of crap licensed games, so I got a sweet spot for sony, but loved playing on my brothers genesis and snes whenever I got the chanse growing up.
Firm believer that - Everybody is created equally.
Champion of - Uncharted. Man I love Uncharted.
PSN - Seppo91
Twitch - Seppo91
Twitter - Seppo91
Nakenorm last edited by Nakenorm
@Hoken Märkte på kartan att vi fler svenskar än vad jag hade förväntat mig!
Lunis last edited by
@seppo91 for a country built on love and respect, it's not surprising!
Nakenorm last edited by
@Hoken Well, that's true :)
and if anyone is wondering, I was just telling him that I was surprised that there were so many allies from Sweden.
Jimmy Good last edited by
Name - Jimmy Good
Located - MN, USA
For a living I - Archivist
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Movies, Reading, Socializing
Gaming Historical facts - My first console was the N64 and it remains my favorite to this day!
Firm believer that - You should play what you'd want to and to not feel bad for missing out on any game franchise!
Champion of - Educate and Entertain
XBL - MoistDarkwolf (don't ask)
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/jimmy_good
Twitter - @GoCritical
I also have a Youtube channel called Critical Reviews (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQPzg7tNP5Vh-UEfb8U_xXQ) and it was inspired by the crew here at EZA. If you have a chance, I'd love to know what you think of it!
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Name - Christopher Wells (Wellsey)
Age - 28
Located - Isle of Wight, England
For a living I - Am a Helpdesk Supervisor for a data-capture website used in Health Care
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Airsofting, Cycling, Socialising, Hermit
Gaming Historical facts - Been gaming pretty much my whole life, when my parents purchased the ZX Spectrum. Then moved on the Sega Mega Drive (or the Genesis as my American friends would call it ^_^.) There I found a love for Streets of Rage and Golden Axe. My uncle then introduced me to Final Fantasy VII and I have loved the series ever since!
Firm believer that - You can never own too many games
Champion of - Love and Peace
PSN - Wellsey002
Steam - weano
Love & Respect
yungstar last edited by yungstar
Name - Yungstar
Located - North Tyneside, England.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Chess figures and photography
Gaming Historical facts - Started with PONG, moved onto console. then 8 bit, 16 bit computers. now PC and console.
Firm believer that - being polite helps all involved.
PSN - Yungstar_2007
Steam - oo_yungstar_oo
XBL - oo yungstar oo
Twitter - oo yungstar oo
Name - Yungstar
Originally from - never left
Currently living - still here
Home Console History - started with PONG. moved onto Acetronic MPU 1000 and then Atari 400. i've since owned most all 8/16/64 bit games consoles and 8/16 bit computers that released in the UK and still have them all (boxed). own all Nintendo (except Wii U), Sega, Sony and MS consoles released to date and currently use PC, PS4, X1 and x360 as my main games systems.
I'm a HUGE LOVER of - a good online co-op.
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Name - Sniper-BoOyA- (Michael Schrijver on Patreon)
Located - The Netherlands
For a living I - a Software Engineer
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Football (soccer) and traveling
Gaming Historical facts - Started online gaming in the late 90's with a game called Ghost Recon (incl expansions Desert Siege and Island Thunder)
Firm believer that - Do what you love. Despite what others may say/think.
Champion of - Tactical Shooters
PSN - Sniper-BoOyA-
Stream - SniperBoOyA
Twitch - Sniperbooya
Platform(s) - PC and PS4
superafroboy last edited by
Name - SuperAfroBoy
Located - Atlantic Canada
For a living I - Desktop Support Technician (I take care of all the local equpment at a call center)
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - TV / Movies / Spending time with my wife and kids.
Gaming Historical facts - It started in the late 80s / early 90s when my older brother had a NES that he would let me play. Eventually our family bought a SNES, with the SuperScope bazooka. Good times. In 96 for my birthday my parents got me a N64, eventually I bought myself a GCN, Wii, and now Wii U. I've also enjoyed all the Nintendo handelds, frome GameBoy to 3DS. I also owned an Xbox, Xbox 360, PS, and PS2, but I've always considered myself a Nintendo guy at heart. Also PC gaming, but my current desktop is really showing it's age.
Firm believer that - Games can be art. There is no "right" or "wrong" console, be happy about what you like and accept what others like.
Champion of - Fun.
Steam - SuperAfroBoy
XBL - SuperAfroBoy
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Name - Duncan
Located - Edmonton, Alberta
For a living I - am looking for a job, but I have a degree in Game Programming
Home Console History - Pretty much everything except the Dreamcast, I was a Nintendo kid but since I've been living on my own, I've owned at one point or another pretty much every console. I currently have like 3 PS2s sitting under my TV, disassembled for parts.
I'm a HUGE LOVER of - Tech. Gadgets. Anime and manga. Food. JRPGs.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Tech. Gadgets. Anime and manga. Food. Internal sadness.
Firm believer that - Gaming should be fun first, not graphics or story or anything like that. If your game is fun, sign me the hell up.
Champion of - Rhythm games and Kingdom Hearts 2.
PSN - Gyro_Scope
Stream ID - Kazooie5659
XBL - Kazooie5659
Twitch - PolarCares
Twitter - @DuncanKetcheson
Website - dkgaming.ddns.net (please go to my website it makes me sad that I spent so long setting up a server in my living room and almost all 30 hits on my counter are me refreshing the page and watching it go up)
Mowmow last edited by
Name - Chun
Located - New York
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) -Sports Anime Manga
Gaming Historical facts - Started Gaming on the Atari.
Firm believer that - don't be a troll online
Champion of - JRPGS
PSN - aznxchunky
Stream - aznxchunky
XBL - mowmovv
burnstar last edited by
Name - B
Located - A bit outside of Pittsburgh PA
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Board games (not like Sorry or Monopoly- there's a wide world of board games out there- check out boardgamegeek.com), horror and weird movies, sci fi books
Gaming Historical facts - I inherited a 2600 from my cousin when he got an NES back in the mid to late 80's. Eventually I got an NES too and have been playing video games ever since. I had a SNES and Genesis, Sega CD, N64, Saturn, PSX, Dreamcast etc, etc. Yes I was the kid who had (and still has) all the consoles. I dabble in old PC games occasionally but I'm primarily a console gamer. My current primary platform is PS4.
Champion of - retro-gaming. Go play your old games!
PSN - burns807
XBL - burnstar807
Twitch - burnstar807
Got into EZA, then GT, during their E3 2015 coverage and as I'm posting this we're minutes away from the first press conference of E3 2016 (HYPE!!!) so the 1 year mark seems a good time to get a little more involved in the community.
Fudgie last edited by Fudgie
Name - Lloyd
Located - Austin, Texas
For a living I - Blizzard Entertainment
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Comic books, books, films, volunteer work (currently at Humane Society)
Gaming Historical facts - I started on an Amiga 1000!
Firm believer that - Microtransactions aren't the end of the world, but they can sometimes be scummy.
Champion of - Uhh.. The intercontinental belt?
PSN - FudgieATX
XBL - FudgieATX
Twitch - FudgieATX
Twitter - @lloydmoore
BattleTag - Fudgie#1448
Yeoubie last edited by Yeoubie
Name - Kai
Located - Hamilton, Ontario
For a living I - working on that ;-;
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - K-Pop!
Gaming Historical facts - First game was Link to the Past when I was 3 years old with my mom
Firm believer that - Devil May Cry 5 will happen... eventually
Champion of - K-Pop
PSN - Yeoubie
Stream - Yeoubie
XBL - N/A for now
Twitch - Yeoubie
Twitter - Yeoubie
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Name - Callum
Located - Bishop's Stortford, UK
For a living I - Currently work as a QA Tester in London at a well known developer but I keep trying to push into Game Design which is what I ultimately want to do with my career.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Reading far too many comic books and playing board games (the cool kind). I also write about the geeky things I like over on my website (https://thenerdistheword.co.uk/) and tinker away on my own games in my free time.
Gaming Historical facts - My life was changed when I was taken to a family friend's house and they had bought a NES for their kid. (Ironically their last name was Sega!) The first video game I have memories of playing is Super Mario Bros. 3 and it just blowing me away. From there me and my brother begged our parents for our own NES and I've been a console gamer ever since.
Firm believer that - Gameplay is king, closely followed by story/characters with graphics only being there to facilitate entertainment.
Champion of - Enjoying what you love and not letting others detract you from your fandom!
PSN - cal-uk_kun
Stream - thenerdtheword
XBL - Cal El 52
Twitch - thenerdthword
Twitter - @thenerdtheword
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Name - Olafur Waage
Located - Sweden
For a living I - Push buttons on a keyboard, Programmer :D
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Lockpicking, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Gaming Historical facts - Got an NES when I was a kid, played it too much so my mom gave it away, never had a console after that, but my dad worked at a bank so he got a PC at home pretty early. I messed with it so he couldn't work so I had to learn to fix it for him. Been a PC gamer since, only console I got after that was a WiiU recently. So for me, game controllers are weird. :P
Firm believer that - PC is the best platform
Champion of - Any FPS/RPG game you can throw at me.
PSN - None
Stream - sinai
XBL - None
Twitch - None
Twitter - @olafurw