Every Tuesday you can expect either a blog post from one of the rad PlayXBLA followers or a spotlight on who they are! This week we added a slight twist where you kids put me in the hot spot! Click Read More to check out What the Power of Greyskull is, some of the XBLA games I’m looking forward to this year, and to hear the Neosporin Song!
Matthew McLean: Do you know what the power of Greyskull is? And why is everyone fighting for it? Seriously, why? Greyskull is kind of ugly isn’t it? Would you want to live in a castle that’s a big giant skull?
XBLA_Alex: The power of GreySkull is just a fancy name for being a parent. When your parents would bring down the power of grounding the power to reverse that ruling would be worth fighting for! Also who wouldn’t want to live in a giant skull? That would be rad…
Matthew McLean: And can you fix my phone? I’m about to through it against the wall.
XBLA_Alex: What’s wrong with it? Have you tried throwing it against the wall?
Matthew McLean: And what do you do all day, anyway? Does your boss know?
XBLA_Alex: What do I do…. Well I use my powers for good, drink too much coffee, and talk to anyone who will listen. XBLA_Chris knows only too well what I do everyday, he enables my need to rule the world….
Matthew McLean: And what’s your sign? Mine’s slow kids. I don’t know why people want Slow Kids, but I like to drive through the neighborhood throwing out candy.
XBLA_Alex: Does Ace Of Base count? I saw it…. I opened up my eyes and I saw The Sign….
Matthew McLean: And are you annoyed yet?
XBLA_Alex: Nope! I bet after that last answer about signs you are though!
Matthew McLean: Should I go on?
XBLA_Alex: By all means…..
CaveBo: Fav. movie,
XBLA_Alex: TOUGH CALL. I can’t choose between Braveheart and Independence Day
XBLA_Alex: The Brak Show
XBLA_Alex: Anything by Kate Elliott, Melanie Rawn, or Robin Hobb
CaveBo: Best part about your job?
XBLA_Alex: Getting to be creative and interact with other creative people.
CaveBo: What do you think is the most under-rated XBLA title?
XBLA_Alex: Hard to say under rated, as even the least known about titles have a following. I know it’s not really answering your question but I feel like if I don’t mention my absolute adoration of “Living Statues” in Kinect Adventures and how I feel it falls percfectly into this category I would do it an injustice
CaveBo: Do game studios read game treatments like movie studios read screenplays?
XBLA_Alex: I don’t know bc I’ve never worked at a movie studio or read a screenplay…
KnoxSe7eN: Do Microsoft employees ever get into fights with competitors? Ya know like the Jets and the Sharks…. West side Story. If you do please post a video. Rofl
XBLA_Alex: No because we have EXTREME ERNIE!
KIDDING! Actually, once a month everyone in the games industry within the area of Seattle get together and hang out! SO far no fighting…. Just debating over if Godzilla is real and what his real name is…. I believe it’s Sally
KnoxSe7eN: Ok real question. What XBLA Game and App are you most looking forward to that will be released this year?
XBLA_Alex: MAN TOUGH ONE!!! Seriously EVERY game i the line-up is super fun and awesome. I will say those who love shooters and team based games should look for all updates on either Hybrid or Happy Wars
KnoxSe7eN: Have you seen the movie Kung Pow! Enter the Fist?
XBLA_Alex: SERIOUSLY IN MY ALL TIME FAVE LIST!
Badda –dot-dot-dah NEO…… Badda –dot-dot-dah SPORIN!
sans gluten: What’s your favorite achievement you’ve earned on the 360?
XBLA_Alex: Top Shot – Halo Reach
sans gluten: What achievement that you’ve earned on the 360 are you most proud of?
XBLA_Alex: Golden Touch – Skyrim
sans gluten: If you could game with any fictitious character – who would you choose and what would you play?
XBLA_Alex: Master Chief in Cooking Mama…. Just so I could call him MASTER CHEF THE WHOLE TIME
sans gluten: What’s your favorite smell?
XBLA_Alex: New Plastic like from an action figure or game case and horses
Victor Lizcano: Who did the logo for the site?, I like it a lot, a smiley face made of the 360 controller… I really like it…
XBLA_Alex: Ten Gun Creative! and Thanks!
Victor Lizcano : What exactly do you do in here (for work)?
XBLA_Alex: My job is to create awareness for all Microsoft Studios Published games on XBLA, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 via PlayXBLA. In addition to creating an awareness I am building a landing place for all the fans of these platforms and their games to interact and learn about new stuff they might like!
Victor Lizcano: Favorite game?
XBLA_Alex: It’s a tie between Morrowind Elder Scrolls 3 for OG Xbox, Goldeneye for SNES, Kinect Star Wars, and Toy Soldiers Cold War
Victor Lizcano: Favorite game we haven’t heard of? (don’t go into details, but tell us what it’s about), all right! if it’s OK with you, go into details ;-)
XBLA_Alex: It’s awesome! Tee heee!