Ask A Gamer: Craig Verdon
Welcome to Ask A Gamer! Each week I will be posting a series of questions and answers from gamers to show just how similar or different we all are. My aim is to highlight the positivity in the gaming community and share what we love doing most: gaming.
This week’s gamer is: Craig Verdon
Introduce yourself and your blog/social media page
Where did your love for Gaming begin?
I think it would have started when I was younger because I love mythology and medieval era sword fighting and magic and all the kinds of D&D, Might and Magic, Elder Scrolls type stuff. It was my dream as a child. Imagine my excitement when I found out I could live in those worlds as a magical knight, or the stealthy rogue through the power of video games.
What is your earliest gaming memory?
Opening the “Christmas family gift” which was the Nintendo 64, with Diddy Kong Racing, setting it up and being terrible at it with my siblings, but enjoying it regardless.
What was the first game you remember playing?
The earliest I remember playing was Diddy Kong Racing, but I can’t remember exactly from back that young! Sorry!
What was the first game you ever purchased with your own money?
World of Warcraft subscriptions that I shared with my friend. I ended up getting my own account several years down the road, but that’s the first game I remember spending my own money on.
Which is your preferred platform? (No judgement here!)
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PC.
What is your all time favourite game and why?
This is a very hard one. I’ve spent close to 11,000-12,000 hours in World of Warcraft. I adored smaller games as well. If I could name a franchise instead, it’d have to be Assassin’s Creed. I have thousands worth in collectibles, all of the hard copies. etc. Assassin’s Creed 2 would probably be one of my first fully completed AC games.
What is your favourite genre of game?
What Game(s) are you most looking forward to this year?
Which game made you realise that video games are a powerful storytelling medium?
I’ll be honest, I never paid much attention to story when growing up. I have always known that games were a good place for stories, but I never really felt a story as strongly as when I played TT’s The Walking Dead, Season 1. Amazing game. Then I found God of War (4). Amazing. This really pushed me to look into stories and lore of the games I’m interested in.
What, in your opinion, is the most important aspect of a game (level design, music, story etc)?
Which game would you love a remake of?
Which game do you feel not enough people know about?
What is your favourite video game movie?
If video game movies were largely good, which game would you like to see on the big screen?
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