Gamer Spotlight: ScatRD
by, 04-25-2012 at 06:02 PM (2552 Views)
It's time for part two of the double super Gamer Spotlight. This time we feature ScatRD, congrats ScatRD!
What does your Gamertag mean?
Years ago I was riding with a motorcycle club and we were late getting on the road so we were hammering pretty good and when we stopped for gas I went in the store for a couple Diet Cokes and pulled over to the side of the parking lot to drink my cola and put the other in the saddlebag for later. After everyone got gassed up and ready to go we hit the highway to get down to the rally and get a good campsite location. Somewhere around 10 or so miles later my saddlebag blew open. I forgot to latch it down and my clothes flew out at around 105 mph. Needless to say my stuff was "Scattered" all down the highway....The patches for the Gypsy's are made by one company and they charge by the letter so I was "road-named" by my club president and it was voted in by the core group "Scat-R-D".
How old are you?
Where do you live?
Just North of Austin in what used to be the town of Round Rock, now it's just another of the suburbs that Austin has grown to encompass.
Do you have any kids? If so, whatare their ages?
Yes, 2 girls, ages 25 and 22
How did you learn or hear about AGE and what brought you to ourcommunity?
I ran into a few of the group (I think it was Capt. T and company) playing ChromeHounds in a free battle and at the time the clan I was in was going thru changes and shortly there after I switched over to the age group and became a member.
How long have you been playing video games?
Wow, pong?? I seem to remember it was a big red boxy thing with 2 dial resistors made by Magnavox. Ok, a bit of searching turns out it was a Magnavox Odyssey 2000.
How long have you been playing games online?
I was fairly new to consoles when Gears and ChromeHounds came out but pc gamed a LOT of Duke Nukem 3D on BBS/Dial-up.
What's your favorite game to play online?
Currently I've got to say ME3, damn thing has it's hooks in me DEEP, I just know the next special Spectre pack will have my Geth SMG that I want so badly. AC5, Gears (any game), MW3 all hold good times for me as
long as I'm playing with AGEr's.
What was the first game you played online?
On Console, it was Gears, I was just another public nub and ran into a group like Ender/Vcize/'Froom who put on a clinic about how the game was supposed to be played. Needless to say it was UGLY, I was the only
one on the team with a mic and if they could hear me they weren't paying attention anyway. On the pc side I played a LOT on dial-up, Dukematch in MS-Dos was amazing at the time. 8 bit sound and 16 colors!!!
What was the first game you played online with fellow AGE members, if youcan remember?
Is there an arch nemesis on Live that you always feel is your bestcompetition or someone you always want to beat?
ChewySmokey, he and I were in a clan together before I found AGE, I think we were both looking for a better group when I found this one and drug him kicking and screaming along behind me. We've gamed together so much
and pretty much know what the other person is going to do it's spooky. I love to play with him and love to play against him and nothing makes my day like when I see him spin around when he hears the Lancer start up
When you sign on to Live is there someone you always look for to playonline with?
Chewy, he was one of my first friends on Live.
Which do you prefer, single player or multiplayer games?
That realy depends on the game, some I feel are better played with/against others, some tack on a useless multiplayer that's really crap.
Which do you prefer, ranked or unranked games?
Ranked is cool if the system works, I'm in my mid 40's and I know I do not have the reflexes of the young kids that can pop out of cover, make a half roll, snap shoot a headshot and be gone before I even get a body shot
Which do you prefer, co-op or multiplayer?
Co-op is the best if you have a good group that communicates. You play off each others strengths and weaknesses to win the game. MP is great but again, you have to talk about what's going on and relay that info. Some people can take out of team of 5 by themselves, I can't, what I can do is make good bait and every once in a while I get lucky.
Which, if any, achievements are you most proud of?
By far that would be Seriously 2.0, I have no idea how long it took me but it was a damn long grind to get that many kills in Gears. Most of them came in Horde and it was during a special Ticker weekend that I jumped into a game with Ender and finally had it pop on the screen.
Do you play inverted or normal?
Inverted, of course. Why be "normal" when inverted is so much cooler!
What is your first video game memory?
Pong, followed shortly by an Atari 2600.
What game systems do you own or have owned in the past?
Magnavox Odyssey 2000, Atari 2600, my first pc; TRS-80 model II, the school district owned it but it was assigned to me for the computer lab so pretty much it was mine. Ahh, the days of programming in MS-Dos. IBM Aptiva with a Pentium, xbox, Playstation, PS2, Xbox 360 (my prefered gaming fix), I do play on a PS3 now and then and my newest an i7 windows 7 platform.
What is your favorite video game of all time, and why?
Gears of War, it's the game that finally got me to breakdown and buy a 360 which led to ChromeHounds and the AGE group.
If you could only own one system (from systems now or from the past) fromnow on which one would it be? and why?
360, there are so many titles out there for it, even though the PS3 has amazing graphics and sound there are more titles I'm interested in on the 360.
If you could only own one game for the above system from now on which onewould it be? and why?
If I still have Live, it would be Gears 3 for the Beast/Horde mode. If no Live then probably Skyrim, it's just such a pretty game with so much to do.
If you could create your own video game, what would it be?
Start my own company and remake the old Mechwarrior games with people who could use todays tech to really make the old games polished and shine!
Who is your favorite video game character?
Damon Baird, I see a lot of myself in that character.
Who is your favorite video developer?
3D Realms and FASA were the big boys who made games I wanted to play.
What do you do for a living/work?
I'm co-owner of a small company, there's 2 of us who actually work here but we have a large number of contracted employees that we send out to jobs if we are already booked and can't open a window to fit them in.
What game has consumed the most hours of your time in the past month?
ME3, without a doubt, still chasing after the illusive Geth SMG. Seems that no matter how many games I play and how many "special" packs I buy there is NOT a Geth SMG in it. But like a moth to a flame I keep going after it as I'm sure the next one will have it.
What game has consumed the most hours of your time in the past year?
Gears 3, I love the Horde and Beast modes.
Do you play Windows casual games at home/work? Which ones?(solitaire/minesweeper/hearts/pinball etc.)
Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names?
2 cats and a puppy, the cats are just lazy and the puppy is a 2 year old labrachow who weights 60 pound and thinks she's a lap dog.
What other interests do you have outside of gaming; hobbies, sports,associations, family, etc?
Modeling, fixed wing 3D and rotor wing and tabletop miniatures for Warhammer 40K.
What's your favorite movie?
Tough question, depends on the mood, Shaun of the Dead, Blazing Saddles, Pulp Fiction and 28 Days/Weeks all come to mind right away.
What is your favorite type of movie; horror, action, comedy, sci-fi,thriller, etc?
As a whole I'd have to go with "Dark Comedy", Shaun of the Dead, Very Bad Things and the infamous I hope they serve beer in hell.
What's your favorite TV Show?
Mythbusters, Sons of Guns and Family Guy
Who is your favorite band?
What is your favorite song?
American Eulogy by Green Day
What's your favorite food?
What's in your CD player right now?
A CD that I burned that contains Rancid, Social D, Breeders, Good Charlotte, Judas Priest, L7, Foghat, Cheap Trick, The Uninvited, Green Day, Guttermouth, Joe Satriani, Nazareth and Nectar.
What's your favorite car?
If I could afford it a Tesla Roadster http://www.teslamotors.com/roadster
Besides the AGE site what other sites do you visit regularly?
2o2p, TAG, IGN, and G4
PC or Mac?
Are you right handed or left handed?
What is your favorite season of the year (Summer/Winter/Spring/Fall)?
Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
Anywhere there is Water, Sand and Sun
If you could do anything for a living what would it be and why?
XBOX Pet, jump into random games and help thin out the random douchebags.
If you could do anything for a day what would it be and why?
Playboat with Eric Jackson
If you could meet anybody living or dead who would it be and why?
Mel Brooks, simply to say thank you for all the laughs over the years which got me through a lot of real bad times.
What upcoming games are you planning on getting?
Hawken for pc, Borderlands 2 for 360
If you don't have a Wii or PS3 do you plan on getting one?
Have a PS3 but no plans on a Wii
What's the best thing about AGE?
The people! I know that no matter how bad of a day it is I can jump on Live and find a game to play and relax and have some fun with other adults who know how crappy life can get at times.
What, if anything, can we at AGE do to make this a better place?
It seems pretty good as it is now, maybe Ban VDub and Domano?? Just kidding guys!