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Hi, how are you?

Off work with the lurgy since Thursday afternoon but I am on the mend, back tomorrow I reckon and some Mass Effect 2 today.

 Whats your first name?

Andy

 Tell us a little about yourself?

I am 30..erm.. something and live in the Nottingham area, I work as a system analyst which is not as awesome as it sounds 😀 , I am disabled with Ms although its not so bad there is always someone worse off than you.
see I love Xbox so much I even got a disease named MS, FANBOI or what.

Does gaming mean anything to you?

Its a way to chill out have fun with my friends in the UK and USA and just shoot zombies, Its also an invaluable something something for me when I am randomly house bound otherwise it would be Jeremy Kyle and Opera etc /SHUDDER.

Indie game’s have been around on the Xbox for a while now, what do you think of them?

Some real value is coming out of the Creators Club from the space brains out there, we are seeing more and more awesome content and innovation, its an exciting time with people who previously had no source to release not able to get out there.
Don’t get me wrong I have seen some gamesand really boggled, I wont name them, mind you they are selling so that is maybe just my tastes.

 You’re an Xbox Ambassador now, can you tell us a little about that?

I am indeed some info below from the program.

“Xbox Ambassadors are shining examples of good sportsmanship and generally helpful gamers playing on Xbox LIVE.  Hit ‘em up for questions or a round of whatever you’re playing these days!”

There is some info as well on XBOX.com on the ambassador page.

 Have you ever walked in and found your Xbox cheating on you?

I connect through my pc which is on my wireless hub, I have a lastfm account and I think my Xbox and pc are scrobbling behind my back (sobs).
I walked in the other day and it was scrobbling my major nelson podcast and the pax recordings I felt so violated.

 Many Dev’s seem to be focusing on Multiplayer now, is this a good thing?

When its done well and part of the process its amazing and really adds to the replay value, also it enhances live of course and means I get a lot more out.
I rarely trade a good multiplayer game.

I think its a shame though when its just bolted on with no thought and just to tick a box on the sheet.

 Whats the best game ever and why?

Some of the stuff coming out of bioware at the moment is awesome and I am really swinging that way, when I play a bioware game at the end I feel emotionally drained and invested in my character.
I was torn between mass effect 2 and dragon age but I am going to swing for dragon age, we need more western RPG games now darnit.

 
Has a game ever shocked you?

shocked as in jumped out of my seat I would go for Dead Space, I was more shocked how upset I still get at the end of mass effect 1, when a certain event occurs even though I know how it turns up I feel so invested in my Sheppard.
(I am starting to sound like a bioware employee) lol

Why do you think games get blamed for alot of social problems?

Its an easy target I think people don’t take owness for actions all the time now and picking on the gaming geeks can be an easy target, sometimes the point is valid, often though the person claiming effects is under the rating anyway.
it used to be the fault of the music then the clothes, its just “our turn”

 Whats the funniest thing that has ever happened to you on Live?

When I got my puppy I didn’t realize my Mic was not muted and actually unmuted it and said “arrrgh the puppy wee’d on my feet, then I stood up to clean in it and said, arrrgh it left a present I stood in it, this is what evil smells like”
that gave the lobby lots of laughs and I still hear about it.

 Tell us a joke?

Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 5.0 to Wife 1.0. I soon noticed that the new program began unexpected child-processes that took up a lot of space and valuable resources.

In addition, Wife 1.0 installed itself into all other programs and now monitors all other system activities. Applications such as Bachelor Nights 10.3 , PlayBall 5.0 , Beer With Buddies 7.5, and Outings 3.6 no longer run, crashing the system whenever selected.

I can’t seem to keep Wife 1.0 in the background while attempting to run my favorite applications. I’m thinking about going back to Girlfriend 5.0 , but the ‘uninstall’ doesn’t work on Wife 1.0 .

 What do you think of the Xbox.com community?

The community is great, in some ways I wish everyone used the forums more than do now I have made some awesome friends on here and got some great things going on with game nights etc AVP demo anyone……
I think everyone should pledge to drag 2 new people to the forum 😀

What game are you most looking forward to?

Its a draw between Final Fantasy and Fable 3 but there are so many 2009 was so awesome, but two months in and look at the release already Its crazy.
My bank manager hates me.

 Any parting words?

lets shoot zombies 😀

aside from that in the immortal words of MNelson ” Have Fun, Play nice, file feedback or send a complaint”

zombies I tells YA ZOMBIES.

 Thanks for your time, it’s been a pleasure.

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