Before you read this profile, I think it's important to point out that Mr.Green is from Quebec. That's like a beret away from being completely French. Don't hold that against him though, there are plenty of non-language related reasons to hate Mr.Green. Oh, I'm just kidding! He's like a poutine puppy.
Yes, I'm aware that a puppy covered in cheese may not be great either. Just read the damn profile.
Who the devil are you?
My name is Hugo Tremblay and I'm a 32 year old teenager living in Quebec, Canada. I've been gaming and programming since I was about 12 but I was a casual gamer for the most part. I've really joined the uber geeks club when I discovered you could play Quake on the Internet somewhere in 95-96. I liked it so much I started to design maps and make modifications to the code. I released my first level for LMCTF, a Quake 2 mod I played like it was my job, as part of a community map pack. A little after Quake 3 was released, the LMCTF guys started to work on a version for it and they asked me to join the team as a programmer and level designer. I worked on the Alliance mod for two years spending probably way too much time on it but damn it was fun! As a highlight the mod made the cover disk of PC Gamer and two other mags in Europe. I also worked on a smaller mod for Soldier of Fortune 2 named International Crime Syndicate and I'd really like to release something for Half-Life 2.
That's probably a lot more than you wanted to know but where am I going to brag about this if not on a gaming site huh?
What are you supposed to be doing during the day when youÃ‚'re reading GWJ?
What are you trying to insinuate here? I only come here at night and on the weekends. But if you want to know what I do for a living then I'm an IT guy working in the only nuclear power plant in Quebec. Damn I always start typing Quake when I want to type Quabec... See! Anyway, these days I mostly write Java web apps and I love it.
When youÃ‚'re not working or gaming, what do you do with your time?
Well besides spending time with my lovely SO, I'm training in a boxing gym 3 nights a week and I'm playing golf in the summer. I should get back to hockey pretty soon too, hopefully. I'm playing Guitar and Piano once in a while too.
How about family? Do you have any kids?
Not yet but we're working on this. I still have AT LEAST 9 months of gaming ahead of me. ;-)
What was your favorite game over the last year or so? Why?
Game? With no s? Tough call but I'm gonna go with Half-Life 2. I had written Halo 2 at first because of its stellar online features but Half-Life 2 is just too freakin' good to not win every single Game of the Year award this year. Mine included. I don't have to tell you why, you know why.
Which game are you looking forward to most?
Well I've been looking forward to Duke Nukem Forever for about 7 years so that HAS to be the game I'm looking forward to the most but seriously, F.E.A.R. comes into mind first so I guess it's a valid answer, the next Zelda looks very promising too but honestly, I'm looking forward to finishing the 154 games I already have.
What is your fondest gaming memory?
Too many. The mod stuff, when my parents gave me my Coleco Vision console, Arcade Games, Quake 2 LMCTF clan matches, Eternal Darkness and Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance with my girlfriend, LAN parties, console games with buddies, making fun of PC gamers back when I had an Amiga 500... Hell, every gaming night with the GWJ'ers could make that list.
Finally, why do you play games at all? Why havenÃ‚'t you outgrown them?
They're fun. Can you outgrow fun? I can't.
Thanks for taking the time to answer our hard hitting questions! Any last words?
No thanks to you! Gamers With Jobs is about the only gaming site I visit these days and definitely the greatest gaming community online. I wuv you guys!