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Offline Jayce

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Who are you?
« on: March 19, 2005, 11:15:48 am »
Every good forum (and even some bad ones) has a thread giving a little (or a lot) of info about those that post in it so I figured i'd start one here.

Feel free to post as little or as much as you want and maybe even include a picture if you are brave enough (and Steve doesn't mind). Obviously don't start posting your phone number (unless you are female and single) or personal details like that.

My name is Jason and I am not very imagineative when it comes to creating forum handles. I live in London (England) with my wife and 3 kids and like most people my age (34) I have been playing games since I was a teenager. About 7 years ago I started playing my first online game (Ultima Online) and still play today. I am currently playing EQ II and have spent a year in Star Wars Galaxies and have dabbled in Dark Age Of Camelot, Everquest and Asherons Call 2. I don't really play many single player games but have played many of the classics at some point or other.

As my family is starting to take up more of my time I am looking for something that I can hopefully spend more time casually playing and I think Spore might just do the trick (though I am sure others fear it will take over their life).

This pic is a few years old but I haven't really changed much, I am seen here enjoying another favourite past time, food.




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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2005, 12:55:49 pm »
My name is Cody. I live in Boise, Idaho with my family. I'm 19 and have been playing games since that system where you slid plastic sleeves in the control to play the games. I'm a fan of MMO's with PlanetSide and SWG being my favorites. There's a reason Spore has hit me so hard. When I was in 6th grade, just moved here on X-mas day my new neighbor friend and I would spend whole bus rides dreaming up games exactly like Spore where you essential played God. It's really a dream come true for me.

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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2005, 02:19:07 pm »
My name is also Jason (though most people shorten it to Jay eventually). I'm also 34. I also have three kids. I hail from the somewhat less exotic locale of Pittsburgh PA. It would seem as if Jayce is my evil twin in life... or maybe I'm the evil twin and he's the good twin. When in doubt, check for the goatee, much like Evil Spock or Garth Knight. (And yet K.A.R.R. did not have a goatee-shaped auto bra... but I digress...)

My gaming is mostly restricted to the PC platform, but I have been a PC gamer many years -- my dad was a lifer for IBM, so I had a youth of trying to get my games to run on freakin' OS/2. My main tendencies run towards MMORPGs and sports games, though I'm a sucker for a good game of any genre -- the Civilization series, KOTOR, or Starcraft, fer instance. Currently, World of Warcraft is my big timesink, though I also keep my City of Heroes active so that I can preserve my spot in the City of Villians beta queue. I inevitably get to the consoles but I seem to get them after the fact -- i.e. I seem to finally get around to buying one right when the next generation goes live. (So I'm trying to avoid that this time and waiting on the next few months until the new consoles come out).

Looking forward to hearing about Spore, but I'm more of a gaming generalist... I look forward to good gaming info regardless of genre.

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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2005, 10:01:48 pm »
My name is Levi and I'm a freshman in High School. I'm 13 and I have no children. Yes, as you probably guessed, I was born and I do live in a family of four (including myself). I've moved around a lot, from the grazing fields of Harrisonville, Missouri to the uniquie climate of Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico and from the mountainous land of Denver, Colorado to the wintry bliss that is Lakeville, Minnesota. It is an odd life I lead.

My digital gaming is and always has been on the classic personal computer. I'm an avid Mac user, but I do have a special place in my heart for PCs. I love a little bit of everything when it comes to games. The first game I ever played was BattleChess on the DOS computer. On the physical side of gaming I play Warhammer 40k, take thrill in Axis and Allies, and go skiing every now and then. That's just about as short as a can summarize a short life.

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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2005, 05:42:19 pm »
My name's Robert and I'm somewhere between a sophmore and junior at college. I'm 21, and live in Los Gatos, California (right inbetween San Fran. and Santa Cruz ;)) I am an only child and have been a gamer for as long as I can remember, when my dad bought me an NES. I'm a pretty avid PC gamer, and only really dabble in consoles as a social investment: something my friends and I can play together. I tend to like games that emphasize actual teamwork & tactics, but on a smaller scale, or ones that have a social aspect, so I usually like (multiplayer) shooters that require a bit o' brains as opposed to run-'n'-gun gameplay, such as Natural Selection, Battlezone 2, Planetside, and occasionally AA. I also like MMOs because they fit the same criteria, but don't require as much twitch-gameplay. My favorite game-to-date is the under-appreciated Freedom Fighters (not Freedom Force) and I really wish more games took this direction. Some games I'm looking forward to are Spore, Black & White 2, The Movies, Fable: The Lost Chapters and Battlefield 2.

I first discovered this site, like everyone else, by searching for Spore coverage/images. I heard about the game from a Gamespy GDC article (http://www.gamespy.com/articles/595/595975p1.html) and was really blown away by the concepts and execution more than anything else. In the article Wright uses Spore to counter the fears that next-gen game developers would need armies of artists/coders and such. As someone training to enter the game/film industry this article really piqued my interest, and led me here. This is a doubly-good thing, as I've also been looking for a forum that covers multiple topics, but isn't so big that I get overwhelmed trying to stay current. Oh yeah, the podcasts rock too... I guess I'll stay a while. ;D
« Last Edit: March 20, 2005, 07:26:11 pm by Zealousy »
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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2005, 06:50:49 pm »
My names Kyle, and I hail from Milwaukie Oregon. I am 19 and I am currently a second year college student. I have been gaming since I was around 9. I have been mostly a PC gamer for most of my life, due to the fact that my father builds computers for a living. I mostly play FPS, and RPG type games, but I also play strategy when one presents itself. I dont tend to play MMO's, but I do beta test them when I am able to, mostly because there free to play. I also own an X-BOX, but as I said, im a PC gamer first, and a console gamer second.

Apart from gaming, I am a HUGE fantany buff, enjoying high fantasy most of all. As you can most likley see from my avatar, I enjoy stories about Dragons most of all. I have a large collection of fantasy books, that mostly center around dragons. I also am also a philosophy buff, and usually combine my two faviorate hobbies together.

As for why my avatar is a dragon but my name is Eagle13, thats a diffrent story all together. The reason behind my name is actualy quite obvious, yet it seems no one figures it out until I tell them. The reason is because I receved my Eagle Scout award at 13 years old. Though many would, at this point, say scouting is worthless, I do not agree. I learned alot from my scoutiung exprence, and if it is still around when I finish College, I plan to help out a troop all that I can.

As to how I found this web page, I got it courtesy of Steve himself, on the Gamespot Spore fourms. I have envisioned a game like Spore for quite some time. A game that will alow you to let your imagination express it self with out having an artistic bone in your body.

That basically sums me up in a short time, however if any wants to discuss philosophy, dragons, or any combanation of the two, you know were to find me.

« Last Edit: March 14, 2006, 09:04:04 pm by Eagle13 »
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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2005, 04:00:48 pm »
my name is also  Kyle i live in east coast Canada, I am in my final year of high school. i have been gaming since i used to play duck hunt and punch out for NES at the age of 3. i have been gaming on PC since 6 with old DOS games. I am tottally into films music and of course games. My first console was a Sega Genesis which i got for xmas when i was about 8 but i am now mainly a PC gamer despite the fact i own an Xbox and PS2.

I am into games like the Sims and all those maxis games but i really am up for any type of game available i am not too choosy. Lately i have gone between RTS and RPG's and i would describe my self as an avid gamer because i tend to own the BIG games and then buy the sleeper hits over time.

I found Steve's site after reading Gamespy's article on GDC and Steve's site was the first one that came up on a quick google.
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Offline Mr.Heat

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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005, 10:08:44 am »
You should know me as Mr.Heat :)

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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2005, 10:58:22 am »
Dean, and like a few others on this board 34 years of age. Geek first, gamer second. Since I like the format Mr. Heat has provided. I will steal it, rebranded it and call it my own.  ;D

Interests: Tech goodies, and geek toys, Forensics (computer type), and authorized penetration testing.
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*1971 - Born, much to the dislike of allot of people.
*1977 - I get my first video game system, starting my life long devotion to "all that is Geek"
*1984?- Program my first game on a Vic-20. 3 Days to code it, 5 days to debug.  :(
*1991 - Join the Military, go to GW1 as a Combat Geek.
*1995- Deploy to Bosnia as a Combat Geek.
*2003 - Leave the Military
*2003- Uncle Sam employs me as a Civilian, utilizing my skills in a more lucritive fashion.
2005- More work...
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Offline Lord Janos

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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2005, 12:11:43 pm »
My real name is Jack (Janos translated into English, so everyone calls me that because they cannot pronounce Janos), i live in London, England, and am originally from Czechoslovakia (yes i know it's divided into Czech Republic and whatnot now... but whatever).  Anyway, recently i've been having some relationship problems - so... yeah won't go into that.

My interests aren't so interesting.  I enjoy spending time in the gym to cool down in the evenings, and love my football (real football not american football).  Well that's about it - can't really think of anything interesting so... yeah.

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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2005, 12:41:27 am »
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My interests aren't so interesting.  I enjoy spending time in the gym to cool down in the evenings, and love my football (real football not american football).  Well that's about it - can't really think of anything interesting so... yeah.



They call it soccer here, lol....



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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2005, 03:48:19 am »
I am aware that it's called soccer, i just refuse to call it that, as it was invented before American Football, and it's real name is Football - and you actually have to use your feet for the whole thing provided you aren't taking a throw in or are a goalkeeper ;).

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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2005, 08:56:36 pm »
I'm 16, and live in Logan, Utah. I'm the second oldest of five kids...I play trombone, like reading and spending time hiking in our awesome mountains. I've played video games since my parents originally bought us a NES way back when I was 4 or 5. I use Macs, so generally my games are limited to consoles, for the most part.

I found this site after reading Gamespy's article on Spore. I checked out the GameFAQs message board (where I go as SenseiJinx as well) and Steve had a link to his site there.
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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2005, 01:19:47 pm »
Here's the graphical version of me:







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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2005, 12:09:26 am »
There are only to ways to pronounce Janos.
I am Cameron(no one call me that, tis secretive)from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home of Krispy Creame,and at Kitty Hawk, the first in flight happened.I have a disabled sister(don't ask me to say much about her)