Hi, how are you?

Not bad, just had a nice week off college.
Super busy for the next couple of weeks though, bad times.

Whats your first name?

Sam, I know a freakishly large number of people with the same name. People (who aren’t called Sam) seem to thing it’s hilarious to shout my name and watch about 5 people turn around [:@]

Tell us a little about yourself?

I’m 18, I’m currently doing my A-Levels and presuming I don’t fail miserably I’ll be doing biochemistry at uni in september [:D]
I enjoy gaming and going to the pub! Also I support Liverpool FC (please, no insults). Wierldy I only really got into gaming when I got a 360, I really can’t remember what I used to do with my free time before.

Whats the best game ever and why?

Sonic The Hedgehog 2.
It has awesome level design, with loads of split paths.
It has great art design, so good that the graphics still look good today.
The soundtrack is incredible!
It has fantastic boss fights that put Bowser to shame.
There is 2 player co-op and I’ve completed it countless times but I’m still not bored of it.

What do you think of Natal?

I think MS are just tring to jump on the Wii bandwagon, and just like the Wii there will be very few great games for it. You never know though, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Tell us a joke?

I rear- ended a car this morning. So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car.
You know how sometimes you just get soooo stressed and little things just seem funny? Well, i couldnt believe it… he was a dwarf!
He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, “I AM NOT HAPPY!!!”
So, I looked down at him and said, ” Well, then which one are you?”
And then the fight started…..

What game/games ar you most looking forward to in 2010?

Where to start!?
Red Dead Redemption is probably the game I’m most loking forward to, it looks fantastic and I’ve never played a wild west game before.
I’m also really looking forward to Fallout: New Vegas, especially since the hardcore mode was announced, where ammo has weight and you need to remember to eat and drink.
Alan Wake, Metro 2033, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Sonic 4 and Halo: Reach are also worth mentioning.

What do you think about trading games in and the second hand game market?

I never trade my games in, I used to but I always ended up buying half of them again so now I just don’t bother. I do love picking up some great oldies I’ve missed for the price of a pint off Ebay though [:D]

Funniest Xbox Live moment?

I don’t play much multiplayer so I’ve not witnessed too many funny moments, sadly.
Though I do remember having a conversation about Cream Eggs with some American guy on Halo 3 that lasted about 20 minutes, in the lobby after the match finished some other guy said “Will you two shut the f**k up! You’re making me hungry!”

When is the end of the world coming and how will it happen?

Today if iTunes doesn’t recognise my iPod any time soon! [:@]

Either that or a supervolcano will erupt without warning and fry half the people on the planet, the rest will starve to death when all the plants die. Fun times.

If you could wipe one developer from the planet who would it be and why?

Dunno, i can’t think of any developers who are consistently awful.

Most overrated game?

That’s a toughie. I guess I’ll go with Assassin’s Creed, I know the critics weren’t too impressed but the trailers made it look incredible and I felt really dissappointed when I got my hands on it.

Most underrated?

Mirrors Edge. It had plenty of problems but I’ve never played anything else like it. When you got into the flow the game was truly incredible. I loved the art style too, the sterility really worked with the oppressive totalitarian government angle.

What would be in the worlds perfect Collectors Edition of a game?

A hardback artbook because I really like to look at the concept art and compare it to the finished article. A token to get all future DLC for free because that would be awesome! Any comics/novels that are set in the same universe and if it’s a movie tie-in you should definately get the film on DVD with the collectors edition. The OST is always a nice addition, but most of all I’d like a limited edition complementary sausage!

Do you collect games?

Yup, I’m a hoarder. I just don’t like to get rid off my stuff!

Proudest gaming moment?

No one moment really stands out but I was pretty chuffed when I did the Ultimate Undurance tourney on Trials without faulting, would’ve been better if they hadn’t made it easier though. There’s also doing the mile high club on CoD 4 and I held the top spot on my frineds list on Geometry Wars for a pretty long time.

Most embarrasing gaming moment?

I’ve killed  myself with my own grenade more than once in a variety of shooters. I also completed Crackdown twice before I realised how to zoom in with the sniper rifle. [:$]
There was a mission on GTA IV where you had to fly to the left of a helicopter so Jacob could shoot it down, I failed about 5 times because I was flying to the right.

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

I was hoping you’d say ‘any last words?’. I had a joke ready for it and everything.. ah well… *sniff*
Also, why the question mark? Is that an insult? (could be)

I kid, I kid. Thanks for having me [:)]

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