Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gamer Corner: Paul

Hey Everyone, 

Welcome to this week's installment of Gamer Corner, where Fangirl Reviews interviews a gamer and gets their thoughts on the gaming world and learn what they are enjoying at the moment. 

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself?

I’m a 50 year old father of two. I’ve been gaming since I was 14. I’m married to a gamer who played Tetris for hours waiting to go into labor with our son. Yes, my son was actually born into gaming.

2. What system do you currently game on?

You’re going to think I’m lying (wry smile). My rig is an off-the-shelf HP Pavilion, AMD quad core, 8 gigs of RAM, 500 watt power supply and a Radeon HD 6770 1 gig. It will run ANYTHING up to and including Crisis 3. 

3. What game are you logged into right now? 


4. Do you enjoy that game, why? How’s the overall game play?

Very much so. It’s a beta that is better than many full release games I've played. The graphics, mechanics and physics are top notch and it has a good bit of content.

5. Would you recommend it?

Absolutely. You can get it through Steam for free. If you enjoy third person shooter solo game play or co-op this is a must have.

6. Are there any games coming out that you are looking forward to?

Star Citizen is at the top of my list. I picked it up on “Kickstarter” which is something I wouldn't normally do. But with the whole project being led by Chris Robertson, it’s bound to be epic.

7. What kind of gamer do you classify yourself to be? ie. Harcore, RPG gamer, etc. 

I’d say I’m a hardcore gamer with a casual interest in RPG’s. Seriously, I’ll play almost anything once. If it’s good I’ll be back. If it’s excellent I’m hooked.

8. So with the new consoles coming out, which way are you leaning One or 4?

I’m waiting for them to kill each other off. While there’s always been at least one console in my house for the kids, I gave up console gaming in 1994. I mean seriously? You pay for the console, you pay for the game, you pay for the internet and then they still want you to pay a monthly fee to use it on the internet you already paid for. Plus, if you want to play all the “good” games you need all the consoles. And then when they release the new version you can’t play your old games. No offense but I think they saw you console gamers coming from a long ways off. You’ve been duped, pawned, owned.

9. Favorite Video Game of all time and why? 

F.E.A.R.. I’m not easily spooked. I laugh at horror movies. All the games in the “horror” genre that I have played have not been impressive until F.E.A.R. That game is spooky. It made me “feel” more than any game I have ever played. I even signed up for the upcoming closed beta.

10. Would you like to share your gamer tag, website, or social handle so others may add you? 

In game I use “Casca”, or some derivative of. The name has a history and real world reference for me. My game persona email is and you can find me on Google+ as Paul Faulkner. I also have a website for PC gamers to gather, share interests, and roll together in a variety of online games. You can find us and apply to join at . I am still tweaking the site so don’t expect epic just yet.

Thank you to Paul for the fantastic interview. 

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