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Interview - CosyGOODkNIGHT, September 2010
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post Sep 6 2010, 09:46 PM
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Name: Sean Gibbons
Date of Birth: March 18
Home town: Ashland, Oregon, USA

Tell us a little about yourself:

I never know what to say in these sections. /sigh

My hands-down, all-time favorite game on any platform is Tribes 2. I was a marketing intern at GarageGames while I attended the University of Oregon, which still had a lot of the ex-Dynamix team. That was one of my first real entries into the games industry.

Aside from PC gaming, I’ve competed in a handful of Magic: the Gathering pro-tour qualifiers among other DCI sanctioned tournaments. I'm proud to say that one of my friends from high school is now a top 50 worldwide ranked pro player (Mat Marr). I’ve since retired competive play because I like to eat food and have power at my house. I’ve traded off most of my collection in favor of building and managing a Cube.


---- Gaming History ----

Can you please explain the history behind your gamertag?

My horribly lame name comes from a character I played in a 7th grade 2nd Edition D&D playgroup. I was no older than 12 when I thought it up. It’s associated with a Hotmail account I created in the 6th grade. I later adopted it to various campaign profiles and accounts, which essentially made it my legacy gamertag. I never really shed the alias since that's what I always used.

My friends made fun of me for how lame it was then. My friends still make fun of me for how lame it is now.


Have you played any of the past “Age of” games?

Age of Empires II was an all-time favorite game. I own the collector’s edition of Age of Empires III, but frankly I preferred the gameplay of AoK to the beautiful art in AoEIII.

Any particular strategies that you like to use/abuse?

WOLOLO.

Do you currently play Aoe3 under any smurf names?

Nope, I’m too busy playing in the Age of Empires Online Beta smile.gif

Do you currently play any other video games?

I’ve logged an absurd amount of hours playing League of Legends (Riot Games) since it entered open Beta in September 2009. Coincidentally, I’m writing this while I’m waiting for their servers to come back online. Doughnut is my username if you play and want to add me to your friends list.

Disclaimer: If you suck, I’ll get Zuta to ban your RTS-S account. You’ve been warned.

Other recently played games: Heroes of Newerth, Sins of a Solar Empire, Civilization IV, Europa Universalis III, Baldur’s Gate II (my favorite travel game), Elemental: War on Magic, Galactic Civilizations II, StarCraft 2, Heroes of Might and Magic III and V, Eve Online, Company of Heroes, Neverwinter Nights 2, Dawn of War I, Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike: Source,


---- Microsoft Game Studios ----


You are currently the “Online Moderator” for Microsoft Game Studios. Is that your only duty or do you have other responsibilities that you can talk about?

I’m Batsy’s minion. I take care of the minor things that she can’t be bothered to deal with. The majority of my day is spent moderating the boards we own, listening to community discussions, reading our press coverage, and then pushing that information back to the people that should hear the community feedback.

Were you a former member of Ensemble Studios or have any other past affiliations to the “Age of” games? If so can you tell us what duties you fulfilled while there?

Fan affiliation only.

Can you give us any other information about your past gaming industry experience?

My first gig was in games test at Zipper Interactive. I was a marketing intern at GarageGames, which lead to an associate position. Three years test experience, a marketing internship, college degree , and some leg work later and here I am at MGS.

What do you like the most about your job?

The lulz. There are lots of ‘em.

What do you like least?

1) Not being able to talk about exciting unannounced game details.
2) Sharing an office with Batsy takes a toll on my sanity.


Who is your favorite member of the Age of Empires/Mythology community?

Robo. Call me a brown noser, but Robo was the one that reached out to Batsy and I and invited us to be part of the RTS-S community. He’s been friendly and welcoming from the start, and that impresses me.

What is your general opinion of RTS Sanctuary?

I expect good things will come from being part of this community. Most people have been very welcoming. I’m looking forward to playing the Beta the people that signed up.


---- Age of Empires Online ----


In your opinion, how does this new game stack up to past Age of games?

Despite board speculation, I believe Age of Empires Online retains all the best things about previous Age titles. It has as much depth as previous versions and the business model allows us to continually release the content that fans expect.


---- Random Questions ----



What kind of car do you drive?

Who needs a car when you have a 2006 Honda CBR 600RR? Yes, it’s fast and I love it almost as much as I love my mother. I do own a car, it’s a 1998 black Audi A4, but it’s lame in comparison.


What kind of computer do you have?

I have a custom built machine. Specs: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz processor, 8GB G-Skill DDR3 1600 RAM, 750 watt OCZ modular PSU, XFX Radeon HD 4850 video card (double lifetime warranty ftw), three Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black HD’s (I’m too cheap for SSD), ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO mobo, Antec 900 case, two 28” Hanns G gaming monitors (aka tanning beds) and silky smooth G500 Logitech weighted gaming mouse.

What is the first thing you do in the morning? Last thing before you go to bed?

The first thing I do in the morning is hit the snooze button. Last thing I do is write in a personal journal to relieve stress.

Can you walk us through a day in the life of CosyGOODkNIGHT?

Wake up after hitting the snooze button 6-19 times. Drink four cups of tar black jet fuel coffee. Catch up on the boards while drinking said coffee and tanning under my two humongous monitors. Possibly shower depending on how social I have to be that day. Ride my motorcycle into the office, but take the long way around the lake then make some lame excuse about why I’m late. Immediately put on my noise cancelling headphones to drown out Batsy banter. Scope your boards and try to contribute rational thoughts. Write a few emails. Go home the long way around the lake. Take the dog to the park. Go home completely exhausted at this point. Play League of Legends until I want to smash my monitors on the floor because half my team was disconnected in a ranked match, then transition to Age of Empires Online beta until I’m tranquil enough to go to bed.

Briefly describe your weirdest dream?

That’s kind of a personal question that I’d like to keep between me and my subconscious, thank you.


---- Quick Questions ----


Favorite person? Bill Murray
Favorite TV show? The Colony has taught me everything I need to know about living in a post-apocalyptic society.
Favorite Drink? Black coffee
Favorite Food? Tacos al pastor from street corner taco carts
Favorite Movie? All-time favorite? The Godfather. Recent favorite? Inception.
Favorite Color? Neon pink - it takes huevos grandes to pull that off. Next question.
Favorite Hobby? Racing motorcycles.
Favorite Song? YTMND – Rainbow Stalin
Favorite Band? Sigur Ros
Cat or Dog? Dog. I have a yellow Labrador.
Pepsi or Coke? Black coffee.
Hottest Woman? Filtered out - Not appropriate for RTS Sanctuary -.-
Hottest Man? Lady Gaga?

Is there anything else you would like the Age of Empires community to know about you?

Batsy and I are here because we respect the Age of Empires legacy and it’s community members. We're listening to your feedback and want to make sure that your opinion is represented. We aspire to be the community voice for Age Of Empires Online at MGS. Thanks again to Robo for welcoming us!

Thank you again for your time and effort!

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post Sep 6 2010, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE(Adacc @ Sep 6 2010, 07:46 PM)
Hottest Woman? Filtered out - Not appropriate for RTS Sanctuary -.-
Hottest Man? Lady Gaga?
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lol

but yea good interview i guess

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post Sep 6 2010, 09:58 PM
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Yeah, I lol'd too :P

And sorry about the delay, Sean. Just had to let the surprise from Batsy cool off a bit.

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post Sep 6 2010, 10:09 PM
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Lady gaga favourite man hahaha

sux2baloysius

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post Sep 6 2010, 11:09 PM
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QUOTE(o/ @ Sep 6 2010, 08:09 PM)
Lady gaga favourite man hahaha

sux2baloysius
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:teehee:

Nice interview, I wonder what got censored...ah well better than the DITISPARTAA interview.

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post Sep 6 2010, 11:10 PM
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Disclaimer: If you suck, I’ll get Zuta to ban your RTS-S account. You’ve been warned.


Word.

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post Sep 6 2010, 11:38 PM
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opposite of aloysius. I believe that's a good thing :P

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post Sep 7 2010, 01:31 AM
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Good interview.


YOU'RE SPELLING YOUR NAME WRONG DAMMIT :lol:

Our names sound the same :o

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post Sep 7 2010, 04:38 AM
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My horribly lame name comes from a character I played in a 7th grade 2nd Edition D&D playgroup. I was no older than 12 when I thought it up. It’s associated with a Hotmail account I created in the 6th grade. I later adopted it to various campaign profiles and accounts, which essentially made it my legacy gamertag. I never really shed the alias since that's what I always used.

My friends made fun of me for how lame it was then. My friends still make fun of me for how lame it is now.

I'm glad that when I was that age I was sensible enough to choose a decent name :P

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What do you like least?
Sharing an office with Batsy takes a toll on my sanity.

Last thing before you go to bed?
Last thing I do is write in a personal journal to relieve stress.

I connected the dots.

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post Sep 7 2010, 04:42 AM
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as a superhero ofc

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post Sep 7 2010, 05:31 AM
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Didn't play best RTS games?(AoM/TT).........His loss...

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post Sep 7 2010, 06:31 AM
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QUOTE(Adacc @ Sep 7 2010, 02:46 AM)
Any particular strategies that you like to use/abuse?

WOLOLO.



Yes, I like this guy.

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post Sep 7 2010, 08:09 AM
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and again not a single word of aoe3. great.
and why the hell do you guys censore your age?

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post Sep 7 2010, 08:39 AM
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not everyone wants to give away all his personal information..

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post Sep 7 2010, 09:12 AM
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What is your general opinion of RTS Sanctuary?

I expect good things will come from being part of this community. Most people have been very welcoming. I’m looking forward to playing the Beta the people that signed up.


cant wait to pwn you :)



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