A little known, but long term member around these parts, though you might have heard of him recently. He goes by the name of Kevatron400.[drop2]
If you’re sitting comfortably, then we’ll begin!
I was born ready. Wait… What was the question?
There wasn’t a question. I could have phrased it as a question… Are you sitting comfortably, then? Is my knee not too boney?
It is a little boney, I’ll be honest.
Yeah, I get told that a lot…
Sorry to hear that.
It comes from having boney knees. Anyway, who are you, how old are you and where do you come from?
Hello, I am Kev, I’m 24 and 12 months, and I come from a small fishing village called Brighthelmstone. 400 Years later, it was renamed Brighton.
How exactly can you be 24 and 12 months? Surely that 12th month smoothly shunts you over to being 25?
Well I was born in the month of October, and it is currently October, but I’m yet to have a birthday. Perhaps I’m being circumlocutionary. It’s my birthday soon.
Oh, I see! Perhaps a better description would be 24 and 11 months? since you start counting the months from 0 not from 1, if you know what I mean?
I am 24 and 11 months.
Excellent. You are also a master of disguise, are you not?
It has been said. For example, you are probably unaware of my potential physical presence in the room in which you’re sat right now. I could be disguised as a sock, or a chair.
However, I am not.
I know what you’re getting at though, and yes I have occasionally been compared to somebody who is somewhat more pixellated than myself.
Yes, I was referring more to hair based disguise, as well as clothing. A certain video game character! However, to save both our blushes, we can move on and keep that particular alias a secret if you prefer?
Yes, if you don’t mind. I don’t really like to talk about the time I dressed as Nathan Drake, met Nolan North and won a PlayStation Vita at the Eurogamer Expo last weekend.
Of course, I completely understand. So I will ask you instead for the origin on your username, Kevatron400?
Well, a friend of mine had created a PSN name by modifying his own first name to sound a bit like it were a Robot. Having no creative wit or originality of my own, I thought that seemed like a splendid idea, so I took my own first name (Kev, rather than Kevin, if you please) and affixed ‘atron400’ to the end.
I think it’s rather telling that I only assumed the identity of the 400 model of the Kevatron series, rather than the swanky new 2000 model.
Damn those Kevatron2000s.
They’re the ones with the shape-shifting ability aren’t they?
Yeah, although they can’t morph into anything with moving parts.
Doesn’t sound like too much of a disadvantage, really. I guess they’re quite prone to melting and freezing. How did you first get into gaming?
My earliest memory of gaming was a machine you put cassette tapes in (I can’t even remember what it was – I was just a wee nipper at the time) and playing the Hitchhiker’s Guide text adventure, and a game where you had to use a rope to leap across some kind of crocodile-filled pit. My Mum had an Amiga 500 and we used to play things like Breakout and Llamatron on it, which was pretty cool.
The first console we ever got was a Sega Master System II, complete with Alex Kidd (if you didn’t put a cartridge in). After that, I think we stuck with the Master System until the PlayStation 1 came out. From then on, I’ve been a Sony boy the whole way.
Never tempted to dabble with a bit of Xbox? Or maybe Nintendo?
Oh actually, I did have a Pocket Game Boy when I was younger, and my girlfriend has a DSi now, but I only really remember playing Bomber-man and getting too excited about the Game Boy Camera.
As for Xbox, I really like the Gears of War series, but a 360-owning friend of mine provides the Gears hit that I need. It mainly comes down to two things: time and money (doesn’t it always?) – I have a full time job, and live with my girlfriend, so I don’t get much gaming time. On top of that, I don’t want to have to pay to play games online on top of buying the system and the games.[drop]
All very valid reason. Since you’ve been gaming for quite a while, share with us what you favourite game of all time is, please?
Wow… the big one.
I think, for its sheer story telling brilliance, and overall performance, it has to be Uncharted. Playing that game for the first time on the PS3, I was amazed by the graphics and blown away by the whole performance.
It is followed very closely by Mass Effect 2 though, I’ve just finished playing through that, and it’s very rare for a game to provide that much of an emotional attachment to the characters by the end.
I’m with you on Uncharted. It was fantastic almost all the way through. How did the sequel stack up with it, in your opinion?
It’s that difficult second album, isn’t it? Personally, I think it was better in pretty much every way; I particularly enjoyed the addition of co-op multiplayer – I’m hoping for more of the same in the third.
I would say that I preferred the bad guys in the first game though.
Indeed, good chemistry between all the characters. Film-worthy, you might say. Wait…
Who do you want to get that role?
It’s tough, but I’d say perhaps David Boreanaz, of Buffy and Bones fame.