Well as you can tell the interviews have been away for a little while, but never fear becuase they’re back now! did ya miss us?
Hellooooo I am very well thank you how are you?! 🙂
Whats your first name?
It’s Miss Wotsit… 😉 just kidding its Alexandra but you can call me Alex it’s easier 🙂
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Well…where do I start 😛 Ok I am 23 year old (emphasis on the OLD!) chatterbox lol! I come from a lovely seaside town called Bournemouth (would be nice to use the beach if we actually had any decent weather!) I have been gaming since I can remember, growing up with an older brother I got roped into the wonderful world of gaming and I am so glad I did! I love tattoos and piercings and have quite a few!! My flat is like a gamers heaven, we have 2 XBox’s mine being a Elite, 2 x ps3’s, sega saturn, dreamcast, psp, ps1 and a few others! two 42″ tvs and one 37″ tv lol and a nice comfy gamerchair to go with it all haha! I have an amazing bf and when I am not seeing him I spend as much time gaming or chatting away on the forums 🙂 or at weekends going out with friends 😛 and no doubt dancing crazily on a dancefloor somewhere lol! I am a bit crazy and ditzy at times…in fact…. most of the time lol but I like to think it makes me unique 😉 lol (oh and I use LOL a LOT!)
Girl gamers are fairly rare on Xbox Live, why do you think this is?
Because people think we belong in the kitchen?!?!?! WRONG!! LOL… only kidding, to be honest, I am not entirely sure, we do get a lot of grief from people who feel we shouldn’t be gaming because we are female, which to me is absolutely ridiculous, I for one have been on the receiving end of abuse for being a female gamer and it just goes to show how immature people can be! I guess gaming has always been associated as a guys thing to do… but this is the modern day lol! If guys can game then why can’t we! We should all be treated the same but because of this I think some girls feel awkward when it comes to gaming. I would love to see some more ladies come out of their shell and game, so if you are reading this ladies what are you waiting for 😛 If you want to game, game! don’t let others tell you what you can and can’t do! 🙂 Let’s show those who doubt us to never underestimate the power of a woman 😛 😉
Do you think gaming has matured enough to compete with films and books?
I do actually, gaming is something that people have been involved in for years and they will continue to do so in years to come. Things can only get better in the world of gaming and it will continue to improve. The mind can only wonder what the gaming world will produce in say 10 or 15 years time!
Your gamertag suggests that you like Wotsits, do you?
HAHA if I got money for every time someone asked me that I would be so incredibly rich! Lol I absolutely love Wotsits, however, my gamertag is not related to the orangey crunchy goodness of the crisps in any way,shape or form, it actually stemmed from my friend calling me “Wots” one day (don’t ask me why!) and then started calling me “Wotsit” so it has stuck with me ever since! So no I can confirm that I do not smell of cheese and I am not orange! Lol 😀 mmmm wotsits!
If you could get a job in the gaming industry, what would it be and why?
I actually looked into doing a gaming course which specified in Game Design and this is where I would love to be. I have a very active and creative imagination and could think of nothing better than creating characters, stories and all the various components that go alongside it! gaming is what I love to do and if I could create something that I feel others would love then I would be a very happy Wotsit! LOL
Do you think Under-Age gaming is a major problem?
No I do not think under age gaming is a major problem, I believe anyone who is mature enough to own a console is mature enough to game. You should not be penalised for your age as you are always going to get individuals young or old that are going to cause problems but people like that in my view, should not be allowed to game and certainly should not own a console!
If you could pick one game character to go on a date with, who would it be and why?
ooooh… that is a tough one… but I think I will have to go with Sub-Zero… why? probably because Mortal Kombat is my all time fave game but besides that I would try and get out of him what his true name and where he originates from I like a man who’s mysterious!lol! Not many people would have the opportunity of hearing him say “GET OVER HERE!” now would they?! 😛 lol.. Oh and maybe Yoshi aswell he is well cute lol! (I know you said only one character but I won’t tell if you don’t!)
Do you think gaming is still seen as a kid’s hobby?
Certainly not! I think it’s a lot more universal now, I personally feel it’s one of the best ways to unwind and I game as often as I can I also enjoy gaming with my bf too it’s a huge hobby of mine…and I am a 23 year old woman!I know a lot of people that are a lot older that game which I think is fantastic!! Even my mum and dad give it a go when they come over and that is saying something lol! (trust me it is highly amusing!)
It’s not that long until the release of Natal, whats your thoughts on it?
I think its an absolutely fantastic concept and I can’t wait! It will personalise the gaming experience that much more and the more involved in a game you can get the better! I think this is going to be epic and the start of something special!
Tell us about an underrated game?
oooh… I think Beautiful Katamari would fall into that catagory! It is such an incredibly simple game yet so entertaining and addictive not to mention competitive and challenging, everything I look for in a game!! I was playing this the other evening with a fellow member and it was such a good laugh! Just unfortunate that not many people play it online anymore and yet you can pick this game up really quite cheaply now! Those of you who haven’tgot it I suggest you go out and buy it 😛 It really is great fun for all ages!
Whats your view on the 360 vs PS3 debate?
It drives me nuts! I own both consoles and I enjoy playing both! Everyone has their own opinions but people can get just plain nasty and annoying with it! Lol
If you could wipe one Developer/Publisher from existence, who would it be and why?
Off the top of my head I really can’t think of any at present..can I get back to you on that one lol! (maybe I am just too nice 😛 )
We saw the amount of attention the “No Russian” level got from the media, do you think it was deserved?
I understand the controversy with the level, definatly. Maybe they could of done something different but it is an over 18 game. You have to take a mature aproach and attitude towards it.
Whats with Zombie’s in games? their everywhere!
Don’t get me started on Zombies!! I love Zombie games!! in fact I would be really quite happy if every game that gets released from now on was zombie related! Lol!! I am a huuuuuuge Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 fan! Not to mention Dead Rising too! I just think it makes the game a lot of fun and it beats defeating your usual humanoids lol! There is just something completely rewarding with bashing dopey Zombies over the head with a frying pan, or ramming the dopey dead uns’ with a trolley! Maybe it’s just me that enjoys it! Or of course if you are looking at games like Resident Evil then zombies add to the whole scare factor! All enemies should be Zombies lol 😛 (Told you not to get me started on Zombies!)
Thanks for your time, it’s been a pleasure.
No. Thank you 🙂 (Now if you could send my cheque in the post 😉 lol) just kidding thank you for interviewing me!!! 🙂