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  • What’s the story behind your gamertag


    My gamertag used to be AudaciousKevin from early 2007 onwards when I got my Xbox 360 and made an account. The suggestions all showed AdjectiveNoun so I made up a cool one with my name, emphasizing my carefree play style. I eventually got tired of having a fairly long name with an adjective in it and recently changed it to Kevnvek. I did a lot of Googling of variegations of my name to see what came up with the fewest results and eventually ended up on a cool rotatable pallindrome that's basically my name forwards and backwards with one 'n' and no 'i's.

What game are you currently playing?

I just started playing Darksiders II last night after completing Torchlight II and the excellent Borderlands 2. Ask me that question every week and you'll get a different answer unless I'm stuck in a huge RPG, because I have an ungodly backlog (or queue if you want to use a different word) of games I bought on Steam. Around five hundred, almost all from sales and such, quite a few from bundles, so there are a lot of little ones I may never get to. I look forward to playing Dishonored next, then Max Payne 3.

What game are you looking forward to that has yet to release?

The biggest game I'm looking foward to would definitely be Grand Theft Auto 5. Rockstar makes great games, and I predict good times in free roam if we get back together like we did in Grand Theft Auto IV.

If you could be anything in the world what would it be and why.

Realistically an established author or some kind of game developer. I'd love to be able to create the media I enjoy. Unreasonably, an immortal/god/deity. Not that I believe in any of that, but that would take being able to create things to a whole new level. However, if humans are the ones capable of creating so much, from religions to civilizations, are they not the 'gods'?

What is your biggest gaming pet peeve when playing with others?

I have a couple and nowadays prefer a good single player story (and streaming/livecasting it) or cooperative games over competitive multiplayer. But when I do play competitive multiplayer, I guess I'd have to say people who take the game way too seriously are a pet peeve of mine. The kind of people who start freaking out if their team isn't in the lead, and won't be happy unless they win. If you're not having fun, what's the point?

When you aren’t gaming, what are you doing?

In terms of work, when I'm not gaming I work at Walmart doing Maintenance (cleaning), but may very soon switch to Truck Crew (unloading boxes from the trucks and pulling them onto the sales floor). In terms of other hobbies, I like to watch movies, watch anime, and read. I only really read when I'm away from home and electronics or I'd read a lot more, but I enjoy fiction, sci-fi or fantasy, classic or modern. One of my favorite series was Frank Herbert's Dune, but I also read very classic stuff like Journey to the West. I'm even considering trying to write something myself, having compiled some ideas I've come up with over time.

You were chosen to direct a movie based on your favorite video game. What video game is the movie based on, who would you cast as the characters, and would you change anything?

I'd make a massive budget Final Fantasy VI movie with Andy Serkis cast as Kefka. There are a lot of other characters to cast but I won't bother, and it won't matter anyways. With his acting skills and the source material, Serkis would steal the show anyways. It may have to end up as a mini-series to not bastardize the story into under two and a half hours.

In an urban legend fight to the death, who would win: The Slender Man, Blood Mary, The Clown Statue, or The Killer in the Backseat?

No one would win. They'd all stop fighting and have a tea party together or whatever the hell urban legend figures do in their free time.

In 5 words or less, describe your gamer self.

Vicarious, fun-loving player of everything.

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