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I'm really loving reading through this thread! I like seeing how diverse the Allies really are.
Name - Alex White (nonbinary trans person, they/them pronouns)
Located - Chicago, IL when at home, Rochester, NY for college (both in America)
For a living I - am a full-time student at the University of Rochester. I graduate in May with a bachelor's in English literature and a minor in dance. I then graduate again the following May with my Masters in secondary education. In the short term, I want to be a high school English teacher, but I have long-term dreams of working in the games industry as a critic or writer.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - I really enjoy music, and grew up doing choir. I travel regionally to compete in dance battles for cash prizes, and I also am a performance artist. You can see my performance art stuff over at http://alexwhitecreates.tumblr.com/
Gaming Historical facts - Despite being an only child, I grew up in a family of gamers. My dad likes racing games and Grand Theft Auto-style open-world shooters, while my mom loves puzzle games and side-scrolling beat-em-ups (most notably Double Dragon). My mom still has a working NES, so the first games I ever played were a little over a decade older than I am. I got hooked by Pokemon games, the Professor Layton series, and Final Fantasy, and since then I mostly play JRPGs, puzzle games, story-driven games, and League of Legends (despite my better judgment). Favorite releases include Until Dawn, Life is Strange, The Beginner's Guide, Persona 4, and both installments of Amnesia.
Firm believer that - games are a mode of creative expression that rivals film and literature, and deserve academic consideration as such. I love story driven games because I get to pick apart their themes, storylines, and ways of communication in the same way I break down films or books for my major. I actually write essays sometimes on games that I really enjoy just as a fun thing to do on the side. I'm currently working on a very exciting one for The Beginner's Guide. I also firmly believe that games should have more and better representation of characters that reflect human diversity better than having the same generic grizzled white guy as every main character. As a gay transgender person, queer representation hits especially close to home.
Champion of - Nancy Drew games! My mom and I used to play them together when I was little as our bonding time, and I still find them really enjoyable.
Steam - alexwhiteplays
League Summoner Name - alexwhiteplays
Twitter - alex_is_UNiQ (a reference to my stage name when I do dance battles, which is U-NiQ for all-styles or Aleksandra U-NiQ for vogue). Honestly my Twitter doesn't see much use other than tweeting at the Allies and various bands and entertainers I like, though.
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Name - Betty if you call me, you can call me Al.
Located - Buffalo, NY,, though I've lived all over the world.
For a living I - lawyer, professional old man, now trying to be a writer
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Reading, mainly modern/classical literature, writing. Music, though I don't think my tastes have changed much since the 90s.
Gaming Historical facts - I grew up in the last generation to spend its childhood outside, and part of that magical generation that literally grew up with video games. I played the Atari, the NES, the Sega Genesis, all as social experiences at friends houses. In the early '90s, I discovered online gaming on services like compuServe, Prodigy, and eventually AOL, mainly text-based MUDs. I played those for years, and it shaped my love of video games as social/role-playing/imaginative communities. I had a period of time when I didn't game much in college and afterwards when I lived in Africa, but I came back Stateside in 2006 and pretty much hopped into the MMO scene when I came back, specifically WoW and occasionally trying others as they come out. Haven't owned a console since the Sega Genesis, lol.
Firm believer that - The strength of video games as a medium is in playing with/being immersed with others, and that the toxicity of the last 10 years or so in the gaming community needs to end. Growing up as a nerd, video games were a safe haven for me, now, as it's grown more mainstream, I feel the community has become a bit more mainstream as well. Back in the day, we had trolls, but we literally called them "snerts" and they essentially got blacklisted because the community was small enough that your reputation preceded you wherever you went. Now the anonymity of the web has turned from a means of escape from RL struggle to a means of amping up one's RL struggles under a veil of unaccountability. Maybe it's because I grew up as a brown person in a gaming world with only white characters, but video game characters never represented me (much like society itself didn't really represent me), so I simultaneously don't understand why people are afraid of things like a female Link, or why people on the other side of the issue don't feel immersed if characters don't match who they are. Diversity leads to better stories, but empathy for characters who aren't representative of you makes for a deeper experience. I still remember how it changed my view of everything I went through in Metroid when I found out Samus was a girl (back in a time when I knew 0 girls who played video games). I remember when Sheikh revealed herself as a woman, and how it broadened my perspective on the Zelda universe and what these characters were going through. I could talk about gaming culture for hours, but I'll cut it there.
Champion of - Old man rants about "these kids these days" even though I'm only 35.
PSN - Zip.
Stream - nada
XBL - Zilch
Twitch - eschatological in the chat
Twitter - 140 characters is for advertising and wit. Not for discussions, and my inner lawyer can't stand it. Nope.
Name origins: I studied a branch of theology called Eschatology on a lark in college (I was a Computer Science major), which is the study of the End Times in various religions. But then I fell in love with the lowercase "e" definition of eschatology, a study of human destiny, of who we are and where we're going, emotionally and socially. My name is about my commitment to question where we're going, whether we should be going there, and where we want to be.
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@eschatological I was feeling really old with my gaming history until you came along lol! Text based MUDs ♡.
eschatological last edited by
@eschatological I was feeling really old with my gaming history until you came along lol! Text based MUDs ♡.
Still the best gaming experience of my life, man. I've typed "kill orc" maybe 97842834 times in my life. Got my WPM up to 120 because of text-based MUDs.
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said in Ally Introductions:
Name - Ville " jipostus" Lahtinen
Located - Western Finland
For a living I - Currently unemployed, planning to go study programming
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Walking with Dogs, Photography
Gaming Historical facts - I have played original Metal Gear on MSX, BEFORE MGS was released. (Though I didn't understand it, as I didn't understand english back then...)
Firm believer that - There is always something worth living for
Former Champion of - ADOM (I have yet to have a single post version 1.1.1 winbeta 4 win)
PSN - jipostus (though I don't use that as much these days, as I mostly game on PC these days)
Steam - jipostus
XBL - jipostus (I don't have xbox, and more than likely never will, but I still have XBL account)
Twitch - jipostus (I watch some streams, including EZA)
Twitter - jipostus
I'm jipostus, I hail from Finland, and I just had to join these forums, as I just love EZA crew, and I am currently, even though I'm unemployed, 1$ patreon for EZA, and I just wanted to join the community here to see what goes on here, and I hope this community is as jolly and fun as the EZA on their streams and videos.
kirkking2000 last edited by kirkking2000
Name - Jordan Kirk
Located - Romanian born, Oklahoma raised.
For a living I - EPJ productipon technician.. or order filler, whichever works.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Love me some music. Was a music major for a year before I decided to jump into the work force. A pretty good trombonist, and a sub-par, but still learning/enjoying, pianist.
Gaming fun facts - Some of my earlier memories include playing LttP and MegamanX with an older cousin, who lived with us at the time.
Champion of - Mario RPG. Another fun fact: I rented Mario RPG so many times when it was relevant, that it would've probably been cheaper to just buy it outright.
If I happen to be online, and own a specific multiplayer game, I'd be happy to game with others :)
I'll occasionally stream some games via PS4
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@jipostus Welcome dude :) We are all allies!!! Love & Respect ;)
SIX2SE7EN last edited by SIX2SE7EN
Name - Sharoze
Located - Manchester, Lancashire, UK
For a living I - am an Engineering graduate. I recently turned my career toward Software Engineering and I am also working as Administration Officer at Government firm.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - TV shows, Movies, Gaming forums, Listening video game scores and other musical scores. I am enthusiastic on space and astronomy. Stuff about the unknown excites me.
Gaming Historical facts - Started with super Nintendo but only played Mario on it. Finally started my gaming career with PS1 then PS2 (That 8mb memory was so expensive that I ended up completing full playthroughs on single sitting , PSP, 3DS, PS3 and now PS4 and PC.
Firm believer that - Demons Souls/Dark Souls are one of the greatest games ever made. EZA is the best thing that ever happened in gaming history. I just ****in Love all the allies.
Champion of - Dark Souls pvp, COD 4, (EZA forums posts hehe)
PSN - SIX2SE7EN
Stream - SIX2SE7EN
Twitch - SIX2SE7EN
Twitter - @SIX2SE7EN
Lasercat006 last edited by Lasercat006
Name – Allen aka LaserCat
Located – Soon to be Torrance CA, moving out from family house (currently Redondo Beach, CA)
For a living I – Currently I work near LAX airport at a cargo warehouse working the front desk. I rather just play video games all day long but ya...gotta make money for rent.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) – Gaming takes up pretty much all my time, but when I’m not gaming I would prefer to focus on working out and getting is shape (mostly to pull off a decent cosplay) but haven’t buckled down on the fitness yet. Going to go all out after my move.
Gaming Historical facts – (going to try to keep this short because I could go on for hours about this) I’ve been gaming for as long as I can remember (ever since I played my SNES back in 1989), I would definitely classify myself as a “Huber Archetype” kind of Gamer, I get so hyped for new games especially games that tell epic tales of revenge and redemption! For me there is no better way to tell a story than through a video game.
Firm believer that – Video Games are an Art Form, we are truly living in a magical age right now. Video games are becoming the best they have ever been and can express SO much now. And with VR around the corner am so excited to see what’s next!
Champion of – Being the Jack of traits when it comes to video games, I have the special skill of being able to adapt to any kind of gaming console. PC, PS1234, DS, PSP, XBOXs, Old school, etc. As long as the game is interesting to me I don’t care what console it’s on…I’ll Play It! Also I’m a Huge Fan of Catgirls ;3
PSN - OoLasercatoO
Steam – LaserCat006
XBL – Lasercat006
Twitch – LaserCat006
Twitter – @LaserCat006
Username Origin- Back when Halo 3 was coming out my best friend would always go by the Username of “Darksim007” because he was a big Perfect Dark/Bond Fan. I mostly went by a lot of names like Leilong, and Akiba but he didn’t really like calling me those names because he hated anime. But then IGN showed a trailer for the Spartan Laser in Halo 3 and I lost my shit! I must have watched the trailer like 30 times, so much so that my friend decided to call me “LaserCat006” for now on because at the beginning of the trailer there was an image of a cat saying “LaserCat demands More Lasers!” and the 006 was from goldeneye after Bond’s best friend.
Top Games- There are SOOO many but the ones that come to mind are the God of War series, ICO/Nico, Batman Arkham City, Ace Attorney Series, Metal Gear Solid series, DOOM, 999 and Onimusha 1
Most Hyped For- New God of War, VR, Last Guardian, New Kojima Game and Horizon Zero Dawn
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Name - Stuart
Located - Townsville, Australia
For a living I - work a boring desk job where I essentially buy in pallets of toilet paper....
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - comics, anime / manga, wrestling
Gaming Historical facts - first console was the original Gameboy followed buy the SNES, Pokemon was my big obsession as a kid and is still one of my favorite franchises to this day.
Firm believer that - people need to be more positive and inclusive in the gaming community sometimes. Also play what you want to play and how you want to play it - it doesn't matter what other people think
Champion of - Social arkwardness
PSN - stu1985 (unoriginal but everything else I could think of at the time was taken and too lazy to make a new account....)
Steam - ZeusBurger
Twitch - ZeusBurger
Twitter - @ZeusBurger
Wii U - nightwing2814
3DS Friend code - 5172-0946-0155
tokeeffe9 last edited by tokeeffe9
Name - Tim
Located - Currently Cork and due another change.
For a living - QA Enginner. Fancy title for a software tester.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - travel, movies, football (soccer)
Gaming Historical facts - MGS2 on European Extreme, I had to use a biro for the button mashing bit when Solidus is choking you because it was impossible to do with my hands without causing some form of pain.
Champion of - I'll have to come back to you on this one.
PSN - SPUD_1231
Twitch - Spud_1231
Battle net - tokeeffe9#2957
Twitter - @tokeeffe9
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Name - Ciarán
Located - Dublin, Ireland
For a living - Currently studying Animation.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - drawing, reading (books and comics), movies, excessive amounts of TV
Gaming Historical facts - Played the entirety of Pokémon Yellow Version over two days without saving because it was my sister's and I couldn't let her know I'd been using her Game Boy.
Champion of - the sun.
PSN - Barrelbot
Steam - Barrelbot
Twitch - Barrelbot
Twitter - Barrelbot
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Name - Rory McGuire
Located - Maine
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Watching movies and television, hiking, trying to stay consistent in working out, eating potato pizza, drinking craft
Gaming Historical facts - Started casually with a NES and SNES, got more into it when my grandfather gave me the Arc the Lad Collection, fell in love with it when I played Kingdom Hearts for the first time.
Firm believer that - Time you enjoy "wasting" is not wasted.
Champion of - Arc the Lad and Sewers
PSN - Ruaidhri18
Steam - Ruaidhri18
XBL - Ruaidhri18
Twitch - Ruaidhri18 and RorySucksAtGaming
Twitter - @RoryPMcGuire
selfconfessedcynic last edited by selfconfessedcynic
Name - Vin
Located - Sydney, Australia (currently in Canberra)
For a living I - am an Armament Engineer
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Reading / Audio Books. Every moment I spend not gaming/learning about games and hardware, I'm reading.
Gaming Historical facts - I've owned most game platforms and handhelds since the PSX (skipped the WII U and Xbox One), and I've always had a decent gaming PC. I love all kinds of games. Achievements? Well, I'm not a completionist, or particularly skilled, but I'm definitely a power gamer. I've beaten almost every RPG I've ever played with the absolute highest gear, magic, etc possible (All final weapons in FF? check, most powerful demons/personas in SMT games? check, All legendary Pokemon? Check. etc :smile:)
Firm believer that - Gaming is capable of more than any other medium, and noone should put boundaries on what games can be (gaming doesn't have to be all about gameplay, or graphics, or whatever, games can be anything). People who say a "walking simulator" isn't a game, for example, make me both angry and sad.
Champion of - Justice. (I'm not that great at games TBH, but I find ways to beat most games on the highest difficulty by finding strong builds etc - so I guess you can say I'm a good optimiser?)
PSN - vnel (GOD, when will they let us change these?)
Stream - selfconfessedcynic
XBL - Don't own an Xbox anymore :frowning2:
Twitch - selfconfessedcynic
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Name - Jay
Located - Oakland, CA
For a living I - Motion Graphic Artist / Compositer
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Anime, Composing (Sing/Instrument), Movies,
Gaming Historical facts - First game was Starcraft/Diablo. Grew up playing Xbox and PC. Now I have PC/PS4, but, I will own all the consoles eventually.
Firm believer that - The Souls games are the best series. (Bloodborne and Demon's souls included.)
Champion of - The Road less traveled.
PSN - Tatsujay
Stream - Tatsujay
XBL - Mister Tatsujay
Twitch - MrTsujay
Twitter - Tatsujay
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Name - Xisco
Located - Madrid, Spain
For a living I - Bartending/Studying
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Movies, Reading, Sports
Firm believer that - Persona 4 is the perfect 10 game
Champion of - Blizzard fanboyism
PSN - Xijk, a lot of Overwatch lately
Twitter - @elartemuereblog
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Located: Ontario, Canada
For a living: University, studying Music Therapy and graduating next year!!
Gaming history: First time ever playing a video game when I was 3. Somehow got onto my dad's computer when he wasn't home and accidentally got to Doom, got hooked (even though i didn't know what was happening) and was caught by my mom after I would try go on everytime he wasn't home.
Firm believer that: the Easy Allies are the best people on the internet <3 and that Abzu could be GOTY
Champion of- Amplitude (PS4). I love rhythm games, and hands down this is my favorite of all time. No other game this year has me returning to it every week to play like this game.
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@kirkking2000 Heeey, second Romanian on the forum! Haha, welcome! :grin:
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Name - Ville Ranto
Located - Vaasa, Finland
For a living I - am trying to finish my studies at the university
Non-gaming hobbies - postcrossing, TV series
Gaming history - soon 20 years of PlayStation with all the four consoles
Firm believer that - Summer is coming
Champion of - maps
PSN - SuomiVille-FIN-
Northern Europe stands strong with all the Allies!
jipostus last edited by
@Sentinel-Beach Glad to have more Finns within Allies :D