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!
Wellsey001 last edited by
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
kazooie5659 last edited by
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
thenerdtheword last edited by
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
olafurw last edited by
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
Mango last edited by Mango
cool idea dude
Name - Mehdi
Located - Winnipeg Canada
For a living I - Anesthesiologist/Chronic Pain Physician
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Working on cars (mostly body mods, but want to get to the point that I can build my own hot rod eventually...)
Gaming Historical facts - Started out my gaming on an Atari 2600 with Robocop! (even back then it wasn't as good as I thought it would be)
Firm believer that - You only get out of life as much as your willing to put in
Champion of - my inner rage
PSN - Mango
Stream - Mangocabal
Mechanoid last edited by
Awesome idea, just in time for E3 =)
Name - Mechanoid
Location - Los Angeles, USA
Living - Industrial Designer
Non-gaming Hobbies - Drawing, Painting
Gaming Historical Facts - Built my first PC as a kid back in 1999 with my uncle's help. My things have changed...
Firm Believer That - It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.-JEAN-LUC PICARD
Champion Of - All Things Mecha
Twitch - Mechanoid_Z
hesfolkertsma last edited by hesfolkertsma
Name - Hessel.
Located - Maastricht, Netherlands.
For a living I - Take photographs and work in a Photography store.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Photography, making music in a band, sketching, visiting new countries.
Gaming Historical facts - My first console was a SEGA Megadrive, after that I've had a PSX, PS2 and PS3. I've yet to jump into the current gen, I honestly don't game that much anymore but I love to observe the industry. Will buy a PS4(k?) after No Man Sky drops!
Firm believer that - We all just need a little bit of love and respect.
Champion of - Frontmission 3.
tomoko last edited by tomoko
Location: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Occupation: Record label manager and musician
Non-gaming Hobbies: Music and film are the two big ones, but I have a lot of different interests.
IRC: tomoko on SynIRC
Gaming historical facts: I've been heavily into gaming for almost twenty solid years now!
Firm believer that: Shenmue 3 will save gaming. :100:%.
Champion of: I'm a jack of all trades, sure, but a master of none!
Tuffenuf last edited by
Name - Mikkel
Located - Copenhagen Denmark
For a living I - Write Movies and TV Series
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Writing, drawing and drinking
Gaming Historical facts - I got into games playing Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Fathers
Firm believer that - TTA would make an awesome animated Tv-show
Champion of - Backseat gaming
PSN - Tuffenuf1
SirMathays last edited by SirMathays
Location: Vaasa, Finland
Occupation: Working in a hypermarket. Hopefully a student in a couple of months.
First console landed in to our household when we got an Xbox in 2003. Next one was Nintendo Wii. After that I've personally owned an Xbox 360 and an Xbox One. Last year I sold my Xbox One and currently gaming is quite light (I also sold my gaming PC). I play games on my brother's Xbox One from time to time. Currently I have my laptop, which isn't that powerful and I'm hoping to change that if I'm able to buy a Razer Blade Stealth.
Gaming historical facts:
Been very interested in games and in gaming for almost 20 years. I have keen memories of playing Commander Keen, Ski or Die, Transport Tycoon and other DOS games.
I spent countless hours on Age of Empires II's and Age of Mythology's level editors, making my own stories and scenarios. Greatest joys were when I learned to do my own Cinematics in AoM!
My friend got Diablo 2 and we were very scared in the Sisters' Burial Grounds and we constantly fled in fear. Blood Raven....
My first experience in MMORPG's came in form of Guild Wars. Later I've realised that maybe I wasn't that good of a player, but I enjoyed interacting with other people and playing with my friends through internet was something very new and awesome! Adventuring with a friend was so much fun!
Nintendo Wii had few but just excellent games! Super Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 3.. they were just so great and fun! Fond memories...
I was a huge fan of Halo! The original Halo trilogy, ODST and Reach were just so much fun and I got invested in the storyline. I have read some of the books and comics. Then Halo 4 just felt different, but I still enjoyed it. Then Halo 5: Guardians happened and now I just, I don't know. We have grown apart.
Nowadays I play games significantly less than before. I just don't have that much free-time anymore. I have had to give up playing MMORPGs. Lately I've been playing Stardew Valley.
There is so much more, but maybe I should stop...
Firm believer that: Good outweighs evil!
Champion of: Procrastinating..
marcel last edited by
Located: Bratislava, Slovakia :flag_sk:
For a living I:
Design and develop educational games and apps
Mixing and mashing up music and videos + Working out
Gaming Historical facts
I began gaming on a Commodore 64 and then moved onto a Windows 95 PC with a ton of DOS games. In the late 90s, I played a lot of Playstation 1 like @seppo91 @Brannox & others above (Final Fantasy VII, Crash and a LOT of demos). Also played a bit of Gameboy Pocket at the time (Tetris, Pokemon Blue and Mario). Afterwards I moved onto PC (C&C Generals, Battlefield 1942, Counter-Strike and many others) and somewhat later moved onto the Xbox 360 and eventually Xbox One. Currently planning on exploring VR via Oculus on Windows or Playstation VR.
Firm believer that
Games and virtual reality will transform the way we live, exercise and learn over the next two decades.
Finding patterns or quick solutions others fail to see ;)
Loving all the gaming histories above. ;)