For some strange reason, Reaper took a brief holiday tripÃ‚Â to my neck of the woods this past August. Was it to see the exciting Royal Canadian Mint? Perhaps he just wanted a lock of my hair, who knows? What I can tell you is that Reaper is a really nice guy and not nearly as shifty or gun crazy as I expected. Ok, he was a little shifty.
Read on to learn all about Reaper. Don't fear the Reaper, just sit back and enjoy the ride. Or something.
Who the devil are you?
I am known by many names. Names foretold in prophecy long forgotten... Steve. My name is Steve.
What are you supposed to be doing during the day when youÃ‚'re reading GWJ?
Going to class. And working. And not killing people. That last one's a HUGE one.
When youÃ‚'re not working or gaming, what do you do with your time?
Well, mostly I spend time ga... wait. Not gaming? I'm not sure I understand the question. I usually work out, surf the web looking for cool stuff (not always about guns. There was this one time I found something that had absolutely nothing to do with guns.), and dream of a day when I can hang out in my multi-million dollar mansion surrounded by beautiful women whom I barely know.
How about family? Do you have any kids?
What was your favorite game over the last year or so? Why?
Joint Operations, while it doesn't have a bayonet, it does have guns and stabbing. Riddick would be a close second. It gains huge points for allowing me to snap necks but loses out due to being single player only.
Which game are you looking forward to most?
Oh crud. Well... Halo 2 was it. Now I'm dreaming of running over people in my tank while Minase snipes with 120mm APFSDS rounds, and Tenchid laughs hysterically, spraying the burning ruins with coax machine gun fire... *sniff* it brings a tear to my eye. Oh? Game? Uh... The Joint Ops expansion?
What is your fondest gaming memory?
Creating an energy monopoly in M.U.L.E. I'd start with low cost energy alternatives for the farmers and miners, and once they'd become reliant on me to provide them with energy, I'd jack up the price! I bankrupted so many people. God, I miss that game.
Finally, why do you play games at all? Why havenÃ‚'t you outgrown them?
Games more so than any other medium draw me in and keep me sucked in to worlds full of heroes and villians, hopes and fears, and ultimately, they contain the very story of the human condition. Hell. I don't know. Maybe... and this could be more crazy Reaper talk, they're fun. I hope I never outgrow fun.
Thanks for taking the time to answer our hard hitting questions! Any last words?
Nothing of any consequence. If you gave me a blank sheet that I could fill with generic musings, I'd probably never shut the hell up.