Sorry, been real busy and running a bit behind with things
Spotlight Interview - In2
1. How does it feel to win Member of the Month?
Well, honestly it was a shocker. I wasn't even aware that i was nominated and that i've won MOTM until TheGeneral09 told me on MSN.
TG09: Congrats for the MOTM
In2: I received a nomination?
TG09: No, you've won foo.
2. How did you come across PS3Trophies.com?
Hmmmm, that one is hard because i can't really remember, i guess it was probably because i searched for a good guide.
3. With the site reset, how did you feel about all that?
Which one you're talking about.
At first pretty annoyed and mad of losing my set of interviews but after a few days you get over it and move on.
4. It's been a few months now since the reset, how do you think the site is doing with its recovery?
It's slowly heading in the right direction with the implementation of the Chatbar and the Game Night, the recent addition to the Staff are some wise choice, actually rewarding those who deserve it. I guess it would go faster if they would meet the Donation goal every month. More transparency from the Admin would help, we want to know what they are working on and what's coming up next for the site.
This is by no means a rant but an advice to the Admins. Next time someone have a somewhat interesting idea that could bring more members and potentially more donations to the site. Please help him out by any way possible to ensure it's a success. As far as i can remember i never received some thanks or help from the the Staff/Admins to say i was doing something good for the community.
5. You used to do your own interviews on members of the site, why did you decide to do this and what made you stop?
I'm a bit curious and i love to know about the others, their opinions or thought about something.
It turned out to be a bit of a challenge to deliver 2 interviews each week for 6 months long.
In the end it was a pretty decent success, having the privilege to interviews most of known persons at the time.
Thanks to everybody that have accepted to participate in doing those interviews.
After the reset, i've decided to not bring it back because i was more into sig making than doing interviews. Coincidentally it ended with the interview about me for the 6 month special.
6. What do you do off the site?
For the last 5 years i was working as a waiter on a small Thai restaurant but due to the lack of hours i recently left. I'm now in the process of finding another job. Beside playing games, i love doing sports, any kind of sports and long as it's not skiing, unless you want a good laugh.
I'm single, i hope to find the right girl and have kids before my 30's.
I have a cat that is somewhat big, the only thing that she's doing is sleep, eat and meowing to eat even more.
7. What are your most anticipated games for 2012?
Max Payne 3, Darksiders 2, Borderlands 2, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Assassin's Creed 3
8. You sure do have a nice platinum count, what was your favorite of all?
I'd say Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising because it was a pain to complete on Hardcore but still it was very fun to do with some good friends. Honorable mention to Homefront because it's a rare one.
9. What is your favorite genre of games?
Definitely First Person Shooter, i'm trying pretty much all of them. Nothing more fun than shooting bad guys in the face to let the frustration go away.
10. Shout outs to anyone?
Honestly it would be too long and i'll probably forget a bunch of persons.
So anyone that have voted for me in the MOTM. Everybody that have supported and helped me throughout these years. Thank you very much.
Special Interview - Helyx
1. First off, how did you come across this site and what makes you come back everyday?
I came across this site in March of 2009, after being unsuccessful in finding Peng in Dead Space. The guide swiftly pointed me towards my 2nd platinum.
I come back daily (or as often as I can) thanks to a great community of people. Whether it's gaming news, trophy guides or just general conversations across the forums, there's always something entertaining to do...especially in the ChatBox.
2. If you could be any part of staff, what would it be and why?
Wow, any part of the staff? I guess I would be more suited for the Review Team, as I like dissecting a game and its individual pieces and giving my opinions on where they succeeded and failed. I've always wanted to do some type of "Second Opinion" piece in gaming reviews.
3. Helyx, the artist formerly known as DJ_helyx, its kind of a different name for a PSN, but I have seen my fair share of different names. What made you come up with it and would you change it to anything else?
I've had the handle 'Helyx' for almost 15 years, so I decided to continue the tradition with my PSN ID. Unfortunately, someone else had already claimed the ID, so I added 'DJ' since I was a former DJ/Producer. I didn't find out until later that hyphens and underscores could be used after IDs, but if I had the chance to change it, I'd most likely keep it 'dj_helyx' rather than 'Helyx_' or 'Helyx-'.
4. 64 plats! It seems that you are getting around on the games. Out of your 64 plats, what is your favorite and what is your least favorite? And what is your next plat?
64 Platinums really is a lot of games, at least for me. My favorite is Dungeon Defenders; It's a brilliant game that brings all my favorite elements of Tower Defense and RPGs together in one unique package.
My least favorite platinum...that's a tough one. Probably F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin - the multi-player was just horrible and getting enough XP for the top rank took well over 100 hours of mindless grinding. I wouldn't wish this platinum on my worst enemy.
5. With the vast amount of video game genres out there, what are you most keen about?
I'm a huge fan of strategy games, especially Tower Defense. I'm also an avid trivia player, so I enjoy games like Trivial Pursuit and the BUZZ! franchise.
6. With all of the recent changes going onto the site, how are you coping with it all?
There's been lots of changes to the site, not only cosmetically, but also on the back-end with server hardware upgrades/repairs etc. I haven't been too frustrated with the random downtime or the occasional sluggishness of the site, so I'd say I'm coping fairly well.
7. 2011 was a huge year for releases, but it looks like 2012 is gonna be even bigger. What games are you most looking forward to this year?
2012 seems to have a lot of games in store for us. I'm really looking forward to Final Fantasy X HD, since the last two installments in the franchise weren't what I expect from development teams like Square and Enix. I'm also excited about Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 and The Last of Us...those games look phenomenal and I can't wait to get my hands on them.
8. From jumping around the site and gaming, what do you do in your free time? (other than gaming)
While video games consume a large portion of my free time, I also enjoy playing/collecting/trading/selling Magic: The Gathering cards. It's a hobby I picked up when I was a kid, some 18 years ago, and I really enjoy creating new deck concepts and playing them against my friends (and strangers) in tournaments.
I'm also a huge media fan; cinema, music, literature and some television as well.
9. It seems that you are quite known around the site. Do you know anyone on the site in real life?
Sadly, I don't know hardly anyone from this site in real life. My friend HaVoK lives just a few blocks away, and he's one of my closest friends. I've chatted with allenbird on the phone and occasionally get texts from NeroRadec707.
10. And last but certainly not least, do you want to give any shout outs to anyone on the site?
Shout outs!? You betcha I do! deep breath
First, the staff here do a fantastic job, and while they may think their efforts go unnoticed or unrewarded, I assure you we're all thankful for what you do for the site.
All the Administrators - Breakpoint, Submerge & Unred - You guys have made a site that I'm happy to visit practically every day, thanks so much!
Those special green Moderators - Licious, Bork & Tommy - thanks for keeping all us knuckle heads in line.
TGT - Antonio, Connie, Davey, Lord Maim, nauGie, Broken & Comp - Your constant efforts to keep the best trophy guides on the planet available for the community are appreciated beyond measure.
News Team - RC, marccap & Chambers - thanks for keeping us in the loop on all things gaming related. I can pretend to know what I'm talking about in social settings now thanks to your informative posts.
Review Team - Gauss, Nag, Shem, Jack, Kerwan, Curse & Curb - while I may not always agree with your reviews, it's nice to have an unbiased opinion on newly released games to help with future game purchases.
The rest of you guys get an alphabetical shout, since you're all equally awesome:
4, Ac3dUd3, allenbird, Artemis, Asuka, Aquard, Aura, Kiwi, BALLZ, Bladia, bodigard, Bounce, Dubya, Carbon Lancer, Crihs, D1mech, D3C1, daftprophet, Dave_Lister, DK, Denaratuck, Deth, djunglist, Keyser, Dork_Slayer, DRAG1M, Ewok, Fox, Geo, gr1my, Himtan, jamm, Jaymon, Jukez, Juzam, Kev, kiona, Kylo, Lee, LinuxSteven, Minarum, NOFORPAIN, pk, Ramon, Schism, SideEffect, Sofa, Subcult, thedevilsminion, S3AN, w1n5t0n, Wargazsem, XN1 & Zeiharu.
If I missed you, then please make a formal complaint with my secretary.
Thank you paperkut and Compalicious for giving me the chance to talk my ass off.