Gamer Spotlight – trixie360 interviews stallion83
He’s a Rocky fan in Knoxville, Tennessee who’s on a quest for <insert pinky in mouth> ONE MILLION GAMERSCORE. Behold, the wonders of stallion83.
trixie360: What’s the story behind your gamertag?
stallion83: I'm a huge fan of the Rocky movies. The Italian Stallion. I would watch those movies constantly when I was younger. I still enjoy watching them today and I do so to get inspired. 83 is nothing special, just my year of birth.
trixie360: Where do you live?
stallion83: Knoxville, Tennessee
trixie360: What do you do when you’re not earning acheivementsl?
stallion83: I currently attend a fairly small community college.
trixie360: What’s the worst or weirdest job you’ve ever had?
stallion83: Working at Logan's Roadhouse by far. I'm not sure why I wanted to work at a restaurant where people can throw unlimited amounts of peanuts into the floor. I was the one sweeping all that crap up.
trixie360: How long have you been on Xbox LIVE?
stallion83: Since September of 2003, the very day I was able to get a broadband connection. I was hooked from the start.
trixie360: Do you have an arch enemy on Xbox LIVE, and if so, who?
stallion83: I actually have quite a few that have persistently stalked me to some degree but I'll go with Major Nelson. I want his job. :)
trixie360: No way, he’s MY arch enemy! Get your own :) What’s your Xbox set-up like?
stallion83: 57" in the living room and a modest 37" in the bedroom. 5.1 DD in the living room only.
trixie360: What’s the best feature of Xbox LIVE?
stallion83: Party Chat. The invention of the telephone has nothing on party chat.
trixie360: Did you decide to go on your million-gamerscore quest from the onset of your Xbox 360 experience, or was it a goal that developed over time?
stallion83: It developed over time. Once I hit around 250,000 I thought it might be possible someday. I'm inching closer every day, but that is still way in the future. Hopefully sometime in the year 2015 it will become a reality.
trixie360: What is your opinion on people whose gamerscore was not earned legitimately, and what do you say to people who accuse you?
stallion83: I've seen and heard almost everything by now. The cheating thing doesn't really bother me because it was obviously going to happen. The people that accuse me: do some research and ask someone with gamerscore knowledge.
trixie360: What is your favorite multiplayer Xbox game?
stallion83: I'll go with an underdog. Battlefield: Bad Company. I cannot wait for Bad Company 2. I know Modern Warfare 2 is the big bad wolf right now, but don't sleep on Bad Company.
trixie360: What is your favorite single player Xbox game?
stallion83: Fallout 3
trixie360: What is your favorite Xbox LIVE Arcade game?
stallion83: Astropop. Galactic COMBO!
trixie360: What do you think is the best game of all time?
stallion83: Choosing the very best game of all time is a difficult task. I'll go with Zelda: Ocarina of Time for single player and Halo 2 for Multiplayer. I played Halo 2 for a year straight!
trixie360: What do you think is the best film of all time?
stallion83: Rocky. I'm not big on watching movies over and over again. I can watch this a few times a year and still be entertained.
trixie360: What do you think is the best album of all time?
stallion83: Michael Jackson - Thriller. Can't really argue with 110 million sold.
trixie360: Rock Band or Guitar Hero?
stallion83: Rock Band. Harmonix is the Godfather of the music genre.
trixie360: What is your greatest Xbox LIVE moment?
stallion83: When I got 100,000 gamerscore. Being the first to get there legitimately was a fun rush.
trixie360: What’s your favorite TV show?
trixie360: Who is your inner rock star?
stallion83: I thought about this questions for a few hours. I have no clue. I'm not big on Rock Stars.
trixie360: If they made a movie about your life, who should play you?
stallion83: Jeremy Piven
trixie360: What’s your karaoke song?
stallion83: “Eye of the Tiger”. My cat even gets hyped when that song comes on.
trixie360: Favorite cartoon character?
stallion83: Stewie Griffin
trixie360: What super power would you like to have?
stallion83: Teleportation or flying. Something that would get me around quickly.
trixie360: If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be?
stallion83: Kobe Bryant. It would have to be on a day where he rips the opponents heart out with a game winning shot.
trixie360: What celebrity would be the worst roommate?
stallion83: Is the cookie monster a celebrity? I think he would be a pretty awful roommate. What happened to my Famous Amos? The cookie monster strikes again! Ronald McDonald perhaps? Not only would you trip over his big red shoes when you walk in the door, he'd be smiling about it... all the time.
trixie360: I would definitely take Cookie Monster over Ronald McDonald. As much as I love McDonald’s french fries, clowns of any type are just WRONG. How many people are on your Friends List?
stallion83: 100. Please leave it at that Microsoft. 100 is enough.
trixie360: Who's your favorite Superhero?
stallion83: I'm not a big superhero guy but the Hulk is a simple man. Hulk get no parade??!!
trixie360: Hot celeb you’d like to be stranded on a desert island with?
stallion83: I have no clue. When I was younger, Elisabeth Shue.
trixie360: If you could be any video game character, who would it be?
stallion83: The Master Chief. I bet I'm the first one to say that.
trixie360: That’s okay, you’re the first person I’ve ever known to say 100 is enough Friends. What’s the worst food you’ve ever eaten?
stallion83: My parents use to rent a house out to this Indian couple. My father and I were doing repairs and they made us dinner. Whatever THAT was. My God.....It was so sour!
trixie360: What’s the first video game you ever played?
stallion83: I'm not sure exactly which one, but it was either Pong or boxing for Atari.
trixie360: What’s the last book you read?
stallion83: Yikes! It's been years since I read a book. Do game manuals count? If so, Dragon Age.
trixie360: If you could go on tour with any band, which would it be?
stallion83: Red Hot Chili Peppers.
trixie360: What do you predict will be the 'next big thing' in gaming?
stallion83: I think DICE, the studio behind the Battlefield series will make the best game of all time in the near future.
trixie360: What do you think is the best thing about the Xbox 360?
stallion83: Achievement unlocked. I'm really in no position to say anything but.
trixie360: What was the first Xbox 360 Achievement you earned?
stallion83: Cluster Buster in Hexic HD on the 360 launch day.
trixie360: What is the Xbox 360 Achievement that was hardest to get?
stallion83: All stages cleared on inferno in Earth Defense Force. Simply because I was doing it while playing co-op with my girlfriend and she didn't think we could do it so I had to help her get through it mentally.
trixie360: What happens when you reach 1 million gamerscore? What will you do next?
stallion83: Launch my 1milliongamerscore line of avatar clothing of course! lol Nah, I'll probably be an Xbox Live junkie for life. I'll be 80 years old with artificial hands playing halo 50.
trixie360: What would you like to be doing in ten years?
stallion83: I would like to still be alive and in good health. If I have that going for me, I'd definitely like to be working in the gaming field. More specifically, the Xbox Live team. Maybe have a few rug rats, too.