I learned that Internet celebrities never get past of being “People-With-No-Success-Whatsoever” and that’s a reality that will never be surpassed. However, I also learned that I might get close to become a Internet Celebrity. Mostly among gamers and forum lurkers, everyone knows XtremeFlash. As a member of the XLParty, a lan event that is held from three to three months here in Portugal, my face gets more well known. If you google my nickname you might come up with profiles I created around the Internet and you might also find a small and my first interview! Yep, that’s right. I’ve been interviewed some time ago and never posted here. I translated it for you and you can read it right below.
I was out of the car that brought us up to the Oscars when it was covered in flashes!
It was here, there and everywhere …
I was blind and in my conscience, there were questions such as:
XtremeFlash, how did this nickname came up?
The name comes from my habit of switching on all lights for me where I spend especially at night and only turn them off when I return to the first place. Then one night, everyone began to complain and I found myself calling me “flashy” but I found it lame and so it evolved over time.
How did your interest in video games grow?
I think that comes from the day I started playing in the Master System It belonged to my father. The first time I remember playing was a Saturday morning, and my father was amazed to watch pass through half the levels on Sonic. Since then, I started to get more interested.
Ever bought a market console, similar to the recent ones but with games on cartridges?
Never bought it. The only thing I have ever purchased in the marketplace related to video games was a Tamagotchi.
When you enter a supermarket do you usually take a long time in the games, movies and hardware area?
Yes, indeed, the hardware/software section is always the first and the last section I visit every time I go shopping. I can’t help and even when I go to a mall to go to the movies or to other stores I am always waiting to get into the Worten or Vobis and so on.
When you play online and do you insult those players most annoying?
No. I’m a very peaceful player and do not talk a lot online, unless an exception when I play with someone I know or have more confidence. Incidentally, I always use the mute function.
If you had to go a week away from your console … think about taking it?
No. I have never held so much a console to the point of taking her with me everywhere. Where can I take two or three weeks somewhere or even outside the country, and never goes through my head to bring the console.
What you feel, when there’s news of a highly anticipated game for you?
If it is a game that I waited all his life, like Final Fantasy XIII I’d take a little look to avoid spoilers. If a new game and on a trailer or pictures have impressed me, I try to learn a little more to know whether to buy it.
How do you usually get money to buy your games?
It is not easy. I manage a lot to get pocket money from my parents and whenever I can, I leave 2 or 3 euros aside. I always have enough money to a game or two in a few months.
Do you think playing interferes with your personal life?
I think not. If you kick a few years, maybe during the years of basic education. But today we have time for everything. I am a college student, dating and love hanging out with friends and playing videogames, but there is always time for everything.
During the warm season or cold, do you tend to have given detailed consideration in your hardware?
Yes very much. I’ve had trouble once with my laptop and it forced me to have more attention to the places where I set up my consoles and processors of the same.
Should Microsoft create a portable console?
No it should not. The Xbox 360 still has much to offer and I really like the Sony’s portable. If Microsoft would ever create a portable console it would not be as receptive as the PSP and would waste a lot of money which could be applied in the next generation console from Microsoft.
Do you think there should be a studio to create tools for blind people being able to play some videogames?
I think so. Would undoubtedly be the biggest bet of the century! In a few days put a group of people instead of blind people, blindfolded and had to eat the same way that a blind person eats. There is undoubtedly a very difficult and embarrassing to see a will. With the games would be the same. Why not bet a little more these people unable to play the same way we do?
Would you like to live in Germany?
No. I have great interest in addition to the beautiful country that is for tourists.
What is your favorite villain?
Villain or not, is undoubtedly Arthas Menethil, who many people today know him as “The Lich King in World of Warcraft.
Which game would you a thousand times?
Final Fantasy VII! I think I’m missing 992 times just to get to those a thousand times.
Set your virtual character who looks more like you in terms of personality?
Difficult. Until a few years I always saw on Cloud Strife. Very closed and existential problems, but today I find myself more in Irvine Kineas of FF8. Playful, ladiesman, friendly and very devoted to friends.
Tell me a game that you would never play for having some sort of phobia?
There is none who has not played for some kind of phobia. I think the more appropriate question would be “Because you just never Zelda: Ocarina of Time?” To which I reply: “Because I no longer play each time I come to the temple of water.” It’s almost like a virtual water phobia.
Shopping magazines about the videogame industry?
I’d buy it for only two reasons: Posters and Final Fantasy. Mix any of these things and I’ll buy a magazine without a doubt.
Do you think 2010 will be a good year for gaming as it was 2009?
I think so. I have high hopes for big games this year but I do not think we will reach peaks as high since the release of Modern Warfare 2. Maybe the new expansion of WoW Cataclysm mark a difference in 2010.
The PlayStation Portable console is recommended for children in its 7 years?
In my humble opinion, no. With seven years of age have not gained any maturity and everything seems easy. I have a cousin with the same age and received a PSP for Christmas. I think it was a wrong decision by his parents because they are giving something that will jeopardize the long view and focusing on the personal lives of kids.
We’re evolving and a the 3D era already comes … What do you think?
I think it will be a great innovation. I know people personally involved in 3D projects here in Portugal and showed me great but a great respect for all the work they are to develop this generation of 3D. Not only in games or film applied to this function, but it is certainly something that will revolutionize many lives.
Do you ever try to be the first to get things to envy your friends, or whom are you jealous of your friend have a lot of games and be very good when you play?
Not really. I usually buy when I have money to do so. If you have enough money on launch day buy it obviously, but take the opportunity to give a look to someone who has bought from me before. A good friend of mine told me to quite a few years ago and still hold dear those words: “The games serve to bring people together” and even today I always saw it as such. Never have I wanted to envy my friends.
Is there any anime that is worthy of a game and have not remembered to develop?
I’m sure that until now, I have not seen an anime-based game which wasn’t remembered already. There may be some Anime that would be worthy of a game, but I believe it exists already and its unknown.
What will the next Guitar Hero? Appointing a band or singer …
Honestly, I think Guitar Hero has lost much its reputation. I remember how addicted and dedicated to GH I was until they began to destroy the series with Metallica, Aerosmith, Van Halen, but ready, I’m betting Guitar Hero: Megadeth.
Why are there there are more boys than girls playing video games?
The more I see discussions of gender, the more I realize that there are more girls gamers. In Portugal, less so, though there are many, but plenty of male players see the fact that girls think it is a waste of time and useless.
Netweb, how you met this character?
As I said earlier, the games bring people together and when you have the same tastes and interests for you will always meet new people.