I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Red Metal – Extra Life so thank you kindly for the nomination! Click on the link if you’re looking for interesting reads on video games as they post some good stuff 🙂
1. What is the dumbest competition you ever got in with your friends?
The Xbox 360 v PS3 rivalry. This is by far the dumbest argument I’ve ever had the shame of participating in. It actually heralded the beginning of the end of several friendships. But that’s a long story, so I won’t go into it here.
2. If you could form a band, which genre of music would you end up playing?
3. What is the first film you’ve watched in cinemas?
The Transformers Movie in 1986 (i.e. the good one)
4. What is the oldest film you’ve watched all the way through?
Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa. A masterpiece that I have enjoyed more than any of it’s re-imaginations.
5. Have you ever fallen asleep watching a film before?
Cats & Dogs 2. Although this may simply be because 3D movies can give me eyestrain. I think the film was manic enough to force my brain into some kind of defensive shutdown 😛
6. What is your personal record for the most number of films watched in a day?
Three! The Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended editions) I did this as part of a marathon at the Prince Charles Cinema once. You can read about it here.
7. What is the single most heretical opinion you hold when it comes to video games?
A game doesn’t have to be good to be worth playing.
8. What is your proudest achievement playing a game?
One time on Halo Reach, I gave a team-killing troll a taste of his own medicine. It wasn’t easy because friendly fire was turned off, yet he found a way to kill me and my team-mates using an airborne vehicle called a Falcon. When I figured out a way to play his own trick against him, I felt pretty good about it 😛
9. What do you believe to be one of the few advantages that gaming critics have over film critics?
I’m afraid I have no good answer to this 😛 Maybe it’s easier for them to get review codes than it is for movie critics to get early screenings?
10. Have you ever binge-watched a show?
All the time! I work at home a lot so I have Netflix on in the background to help my concentration. Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Friends, How I Met Your Mother. That’s just to name a few.
11. Do you follow any webcomics?
I’m afraid not.