AKA: Champipple555 on Xbox Live
Rank: Boomtown’s Finest
Marital Status: Married to the Game (aka Single)
Occupation: Chemical Engineer working as a Sales Engineer/Manager
Systems Owned: Intellivision, NES, Gameboy, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and Xbox 1
Other Hobbies: Snowboarding, Beers, Boating, Fitness, Soccer, Hanging out with Friends, Travel, Food, Growing Beards
Nerd Legacy: Magic Cards, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, D&D
The plain and simple truth is I like to game. I have been gaming ever since I was able to hold a controller and comprehend pushing buttons made movement on the T.V. The history with videogames and I spans all the way back to Intellivision and currently resides with my Xbox 1. Videogames are a sweet release from the drudgery of the real world for me. They allow a fantasy escape to a situation where you can score the Stanley Cup winning goal or battle monsters with a giant sword or just run around the streets mowing people down in a Caddy. For me, it becomes a different reality that I can immerse myself in, an interactive universe that I control. It has always been one of my favorite hobbies and will always continue to be…
Boom…Game on Gamers…
AKA: Sinsbff on PSN and Xbox Live
Rank: Boomtown Prime
Marital Status: Actually Married
Occupation: Controls Tech/Engineer
Current Setup: PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Vita, Laptop full of emulators
Other Hobbies: Being a Dad,Hockey, Beer, food, Mud Runs, zombie aficionado
Nerd Legacy: Magic Cards, Board game collection, Star Wars, comics and graphic novels, former contender for the Iron throne
Favorite Classic: Earthworm Jim
Origin: Duck hunt was the first video game I remember playing. I was 4, maybe 5 sitting in my uncles room with the light gun in my hand standing as close as possible to the TV to give myself any sort of advantage as I could. I tried Super Mario after that and from there I was hooked. That sweet pixilated escapism was my first love and an ever glowy constant in my life. I love games, it’s part of who I am and one of the cornerstones of how I define myself. I’m a father, a husband, a friend and a gamer, not always that order.
AKA: JustTheTip17 on Xbox Live
Title: Boomtown’s Elite
Marital Status: Is Samus single?
Occupation: Logistics Director
Systems Owned: Atari, NES (complete with Gyromite) , Gameboy, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast, PSP, Playstation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3, Raspberry Pi Emulator.
Other Hobbies: Boating, Fitness, Hanging out with friends, Travel, Food, Camping, Hiking, Barrel Riding, Astronomy,
Nerd Legacy: NASA, Space X, Dinosaurs, LOTR, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Lego, Space
First memory I have of video games was the “Boxing” game on Atari. That magical, wood grain box set the course for my gaming life. I’ve had many favorite games in my near 30 years. All the way from Blades of Steel, to the first Mortal Kombat, to Starfox 64, to Halo and now to Call of Duty and Diablo 3. Something that I once just did instead of homework I now use as a reason to hang out with some of my best friends. Passing the sticks in a circle once or twice a week with my best friends makes the everyday stress of being an adult fade away into XP points. What’s in your console?