@NormTheMinotaur – Gaming Resumé


Name: Ravij

Gamertags: PSN – Escobarmeth Xbox – FanaticTrout247 (Microsoft’s wonderful auto-generator at work)

Age: 31

Experience: 25 years

Intro To Gaming: The first game I ever played was Super Mario Bros.  but it was Street Fighter II that made me fall in love with video games.

Systems Currently Owned: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo DS, iOS

Strongest Genre: Adventure games (i.e. Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank, Mario)

Weakest Genre: First Person Shooters. By far. Well, to clarify, multiplayer FPS games like COD and Battlefield. Games like Far Cry are good in my book.

All Time Fav System: Sega Dreamcast. There were SO many dope games that came out on that system. I shed a thug tear when it failed.

Current Fav System: I try to spread the wealth between the main two but with all the new stuff coming out recently my PS4 has been getting a lot of love.

Favorite Game: Resident Evil 4. It was the perfect blend of action and suspense. While always being a fan of the Resident Evil series I found 1-3 to be a slow. Resident Evil 4 ramped up the action just the right amount and made for an incredible game. It’s a shame the franchise has fallen so far off the rails now.

Code Check: Down, R, Up, L, Y, B.

Accomplishments (Gaming moments you are proud of.):

  • An encyclopedic knowledge of all the fatalities for UMK3
  • Getting 176 yards rushing off 3 carries with Clinton Portis in Madden 04
  • Beating Mike Tyson
  • Beating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • Beating MvC2 arcade mode on hard using only Servbot the entire time

Other Notes

  • I’ve become a huge fan of the iOS platform lately. The technical limitations play make developers think outside of the box to make cool things happen. Spending a lot of time on trains has given me plenty of opportunities to explore a what the app store has to offer and there are a lot of hidden gems.
  • I don’t really care for online multiplayer. It’s not that I don’t like playing with other people, I would just rather be able to have free reign. Plus I don’t have the time to put into games like COD to become any good at them. Any time I spend playing them quickly leads to frustration.
  • Metal Gear might be my favorite franchise of all time. The stories are so absurd it’s amazing. And Metal Gear 5? Hoo-boy, what a perfect installment.
  • MLB The Show is the greatest sports game franchise. It captures the drama of baseball perfectly.

I’m simply a loud brown guy from a small mountain town with a life-long love for video games. Also, Tim Schaefer is a genius.

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