Terror of the NFL 2K5 league, leader of Team Republican and uhhh... wearer of blue shirts. Yes, JohnnyMojo is the first profile in our new batch of victims. What makes this man tick? Read on to find out!
Who the devil are you?/>
I am the Conservative Overlord. Sheesh. Oh...you mean outside the P&C forums. Got it. My name is Rob, I am 34, and I live in Atlanta, GA.
What are you supposed to be doing during the day when youÃ‚'re reading GWJ?
I am Director of Product Management for a security software company here in Atlanta. I am supposed to be doing things like writing requirements, talking to customers, doing market research, supporting sales, etc. I am actually doing most of those things except when someone says something that raises my ire in P&C.
When youÃ‚'re not working or gaming, what do you do with your time?
There is something to do other than work or game? From August-January, I spend about 20 hours a week watching football (Thursday night games! Woo woo!). I watch 3-4 college games and 2-3 pro games a week. I also play a lot of football on Xbox...oh, wait....NOT gaming...
I read a lot, and give my Tivo(s) fairly big workouts, given that (other than sporting events) I rarely watch TV when the show is actually on.
I play racquetball, go to the gym, and typically have a pretty big honey-do list every week.
How about family? Do you have any kids?
Happily married, and expecting our first baby this February.
What was your favorite game over the last year or so? Why?
Hmm, toss up between Prince of Persia and Knights of the Old Republic. I hate it when people give multiple answers to a question that wants just one, but I played PoP for several days in a row and actually finished it, which makes it one of the two games I finished in the last 12 months. I actually like KotR a little more, but am only about 1/2 way through it.
Which game are you looking forward to most?
For me, the better question is 'Which game will you buy and actually break shrink wrap on within a month of purchase?" I buy a ton of games and they sit there lovingly, waiting on me to play them, sometimes a year or two down the road.
The game most likely to get opened and played the minute I buy it in the short term is Fable. Long-term, it is most definitely Jade Empire (which I will play halfway and then let hibernate, then pick back up, forgetting the story and having to start over).
What is your fondest gaming memory?
Another tough one. Probably Ultima VII...with the voice pack (on an extra 4 floppy disks). The first time my Avatar went to sleep and the Guardian spoke to me was one of the first 'Wow, I think I just soiled myself' moments in gaming. More recently, I would give it to Ico. I loved Ico. The art, the animations, the elegance of the puzzles...I think I need to go play it again...
Finally, why do you play games at all? Why havenÃ‚'t you outgrown them?
Didn't you feel the raw emotion when I was talking about Ico!?!? Sheesh. Are you dead inside?
I think that games and books the two things that I enjoy that also keep my mind active and sharp. I enjoy the competitiveness of online games, particularly RTS or sports games. I enjoy the worlds and stories of a good RPG. But most of all, I love the occasional 'Oh wow' moments that a good game evokes.
Thanks for taking the time to answer our hard hitting questions! Any last words?
I'll send the photo in an email. I don't want to be "Rat boy'd"