20 Fantastic Freakin’ Facts About Us

Beezball

These questions are hard for Billy.

 
 

Hometown: They are different, though I was born in Fort Valley, but I consider my home town Brantford, Ontario.

Interests: Golf, Music, Movies, Church, James Bond, Bass guitar and Drums, Video Games, Podcasting and Blogging.

Favorite Music: Beck, Rush, Air, Allen Holdsworth, Weezer, Del, Meshuggah and a seemingly endless list, this doesn’t even begin to cover my interests.

Favorite TV Shows: Black Adder, Seinfeld, House, Mythbusters, Fringe, Jeopardy, Bizarre Foods, anything with conspiracy theories (even though they are all garbage).

Favorite Books: James Bonds books, the Dark Tower Series….

Favorite Quotes:

Sergeant Hulka: Soldier, I’ve noticed that you’re always last.
John Winger: I’m pacing myself, Sergeant.

One thing unique about yourself: I have hotwired and set fire to a car that belonged to someone I had never met.

Favorite Controller: I don’t really have one, but if you really twisted my arm I’d probably go with the cube.

Favorite Genre: Same as the last question, I like to think of myself as impartial. But I’ll say platformer just to play along.

Favorite Game in that Genre: Mario Galxy (thought it isn’t my favorite game)

Top 3 Favorite Good Guys: Mario, Whoever that dude is driving the car in Gran Turismo and Morgan Freeman…

Top 3 Favorite Bad Guys: Wario… For some reason only Nintendo characters come to mind…

Game you put the most hours into: GT3 Hands down.

Most Emotional Experience: When I got gold in all the license events (including the super license) in GT3 and 4.

Coolest Weapon in Game: The Groovatron

Cutest Videogame Character: Not Petruccio from AC2, that kid is hideous.

Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft? I’m no fanboy (I’m sure that convinced you), but I love Nintendo.

Favorite Game Soundtrack: Goldeneye (I even have the movies soundtrack).

Favorite Game Websites: I think I’m obligated to say Vagary.tv, IGN and Google (I know, but when I can’t find something at IGN, I don’t go searching through other sites, I Google it).

Brittney Brombacher

So…many…questions…

Hometown: Good ol’ Seattle, WA. Home of hippies and endless rain.

Interests: Video games (obviously), hunting, fishing, reading, zombies, shopping, manicures, scary movies.

Favorite Music: Metallica, Nelly, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, MUSE, The Fray, and I have to go with 90′s nostalgia, BSB, Britney Spears and a little of NSYNC. Hatas gon hate.

Favorite TV Shows: Two and a Half Men is the only thing I actually sit down and watch to the end, but I like that cheesy reality TV show crap. It’s a a guilty pleasure. Does Dragon Ball Z count? :B

Favorite Books: The Morningstar Saga, Day by Day Armageddon, Dragon Age: The Calling, Dead City, Chasing Redbird, the Resident Evil books, The Ultimate History of Videogames and yes, the Boxcar Children.

Favorite Quotes: “I’m falling…you’re falling…we’re falling…a WHAAAAALE!” (+10 for you if you know where that is from!)

One thing unique about yourself: When I was five years old, I found a chocolate bar I wanted at a store and put it under my shirt and walked out with it. I didn’t even know what shoplifting was, but after I found out from my mom, believe me, I never did it again.

Favorite Controller: I’m going to have to go with PS2. It’s simple and I played all of my favorite RPGs on that bad boy.

Favorite Genre: RPGs. JRPGS, WRPGS…doesn’t matter. Action/Adventure comes at a close second.

Favorite Game in that Genre: Dragon Age: Origins. <3

Top 3 Favorite Good Guys: Link, Nathan Drake and Alistair.

Top 3 Favorite Bad Guys: Giygas, the Darkspawn and Ganon.

Game you put the most hours into: Either Final Fantasy IX, Legaia 2, or Earthbound.

Most Emotional Experience: It’s between the Ocarina of Time when Link pulls out the Master Sword, or towards the end of Final Fantasy IX.

Coolest Weapon in Game: Megaton Hammer :D

Cutest Videogame Character: Mallow from Super Mario RPG.

Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft? I honestly can’t pick one. Each powerhouse holds a special place in mah gaming heart.

Favorite Game Soundtrack: Super Mario World. I danced to the Vanilla Dome theme for HOURS.

Favorite Game Websites: IGN, Destructoid, Kotaku and of course Vagary.tv!

Jason Ericson (singing_pigs)

Jason just answered all these questions and accidentally deleted them. He is raging.

Hometown: Grew up in Redmond, WA (home of Nintendo and Microsoft), currently live in Bellingham, WA (home of really cold frickin rain).

Interests: The video game industry, music, the arts, programming, creating things, being a little crazy.

Favorite Music: Son Lux, Jars of Clay, Mute Math, The Listening, Disappointed By Candy, Anathallo, sigur ros, Punch Brothers. All pretty obscure stuff I know (I swear I don’t do it on purpose).

Favorite TV Shows: Firefly (cancelled), Arrested Development (cancelled), The Office UK (finished), LOST (finished). It’s depressing to be me. At least I still have Castle and Top Gear.

Favorite Books: Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small, To Kill a Mockingbird, and…stuff. I don’t read much. :|

Favorite Quotes: “Life…is like a grapefruit. It’s orange and squishy and has pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.” – Douglas Adams

One thing unique about yourself: Entered a scriptwriting contest when I was 10 and won a trip to DisneyWorld. Crowning achievement of my life.

Favorite Controller: This is going to sound like I took a sip of Crazy Juice, but the most comfortable I’ve ever been using a controller is with the Wiimote and Nunchuck. Seriously. Now if only there were good games to go with it…

Favorite Genre: Either epic, sprawling adventures or small, innovative indie games. I’m also a giant fan of local multiplayer (a dying art…*sniff*…).

Favorite Game in that Genre: Shadow of the Colossus, Braid, and Super Bomberman 2 (respectively).

Top 3 Favorite Good Guys: Commander Shepard (my Commander Shepard of course), Midna (Twilight Princess), Jade (Beyond Good & Evil).

Top 3 Favorite Bad Guys: Dormin (Shadow of the Colossus), Wario, Sovereign (Mass Effect).

Game you put the most hours into: Any of the Super Smash Bros.

Most Emotional Experience: Shadow of the Colossus. That one thing. Before the last boss. If you’ve played it you know what I’m talking about.

Coolest Weapon in Game: The gravity gun from Half-Life 2.

Cutest Videogame Character: Sackboy!

Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft? Sony. Not because they make the best hardware or games or anything, but because they’re the publisher I’d want to work for if I had my own game company.

Favorite Game Soundtrack: Beyond Good & Evil. Most video game soundtracks sound kinda same-y to me, but this one is something truly unique and beautiful. Listen listen listen! http://www.myspace.com/hyllianmusic

Favorite Game Websites: Kotaku, IGN, GiantBomb and the Indie Games blog. (And of course Vagary.TV. What kind of a jerk do you think I am?)

Tony Zuniga (Boots_33)

Hide yo burritos, hide yo spaghetti...

Hide yo burritos, hide yo spaghetti…

Hometown: Born and raised and stuck in St. Paul, MN. It gets cold here and it snows, but we play hockey all year ’round and I like it.

Interests: Video games, hockey (as previously mentioned), podcasting, music, pasta, and burritos.

Favorite Music: Dream Theater, Metallica, Pantera, Kool and the Gang, popular 80s Glam Metal, Michael Jackson, Avenged Sevenfold, Amanda Palmer, and a lot of 70s funk.

Favorite TV Shows: Dexter, Parks and Recreation, Attack of the Show (before Kevin Pereira left), New Girl, Nikita, Community.

Favorite Books: Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Odd Thomas, Fahrenheit 451, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, Have a Nice Day (Mick Foley bio).

Favorite Quotes: “To search for the gold at the end of a rainbow is to miss the beauty of the rainbow, itself” – Unknown

One thing unique about yourself: My nickname stems from not being able to ice skate. I’ve played goaltender in hockey since I was 15 and never learned the skill. In 2000, the group we played with began referring to me as “Boots” and it stuck.

Favorite Controller: Of all the ones I’ve used, I have to go with the Xbox 360 controller for the most part. However, I’ve lately been using an old-school PlayStation controller without the thumbsticks and it’s been kinda nice.

Favorite Genre: Action/Adventure tickles my nether regions. Games like Metal Gear, the GTA series, and the Batman Arkhams are my jam, yo.

Favorite Game in that Genre: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Saints Row: The Third, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (apparently, I love games with colons).

Top 3 Favorite Good Guys: Solid/Naked Snake, Samus Aran (discounting Metroid: Other M’s version), Batman.

Top 3 Favorite Bad Guys: Kefka, Revolver Ocelot, Officer Tenpenny.

Game you put the most hours into: Hard to say. Probably Fallout 3 which ended up at around 270 hours. I know Jason is excited.

Most Emotional Experience: The ending to Metal Gear Solid 3. When everything was explained and I found out what the main antagonist’s motivations were, I couldn’t hold the tears in… and neither could Snake.

Coolest Weapon in Game: The portal gun is nice, and some of the Ratchet and Clank weapons are cool, but I have a serious affinity for the Spread/Shot Gun in classic NES Contra.

Cutest Videogame Character: The Prince in Katamari Damacy.

Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft? Hmm… As much as Sony has stumbled as of late, I still think they’re doing the best job of trying to make better and more varied exclusives. Combine that with the promise of good things with the PS4 and I have to say I’d pick them if forced to stick with only one.

Favorite Game Soundtrack: I flip-flop between Final Fantasy VI and VIII. Each one of these games has memorable themes that are sprinkled throughout the entire works and featured awesome original compositions as well.

Favorite Game Websites: GiantBomb, Polygon, Rev3Games (youtube channel), and of course, Vagary.tv.

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  • http://blogs.ign.com/arbtheripper John Rippy

    Well shucks, I never knew all that.

  • http://people.ign.com/bootsthegoalie33 Boots_33

    Everytime I learn something new about you guys, you get that much cooler.

    Kudos to Britt for listing Metallica first. (Metal!)