In this next evolution of “The Video Gamer’s Experience” I turn to you, the gamer, to find out what makes you tick when it comes to this entertainment medium based on interactivity, technological boundaries being obliterated, and emotional moments shared by thousands of people across the globe. Today’s interviewee: Randy “RD” Lee.
What’s the first game you remember playing?
Super Mario Brothers 2
When did you realize you were a gamer?
When, as a child, I ripped out a loose tooth for the neighbor when he said he’d give me his Atari if I did it while he was at our house.
Is there one story in your life that was directly impacted by a game?
Most of the successes and life-long friendships I’ve made as an adult were because of video games. Gears of War stands out because it was a magical time. Also, I met one of my very best friends because of our mutual love of Final Fantasy 7 in High School.
What’s your favorite video game genre?
First Person Shooter
What’s your favorite video game franchise?
There’s several. Can’t just say one. Final Fantasy, Call of Duty, Gears of War, Halo, Left 4 Dead, WWE, UFC, Dead Rising, and now Overwatch.
Is there one game you’ve never had the chance to play that you regret not playing?
What’s the best video game purchase you made?
What’s the worst video game purchase you made?
Final Fantasy Type-0 for full price.
What video game character do you most relate to?
Roadhog from Overwatch because I, too, like to eat Bacon.
If a game based on you was made what would it be like?
A whole lot of eating and pooping.
What are you playing now and what are you looking forward to playing in the near future?
Pretty much everything. Really digging Overwatch and Rocket League lately. Looking forward to the Final Fantasy 7 remake and any upcoming sequel to the franchises I love.
Your desert island games?
In it’s prime, Halo 2 on Xbox Live.
How can people keep up with everything you’re doing?