After last weeks interview, I got a message on PSN almost begging to be allowed to be next interviewee. So who are we meeting this week? You might know him by his stage name: Origami Killer.[drop2]
How are you, where old are you and who do you come from?
Wait that makes no sense, but I’m Dan Jones, 17, and from Cardiff.
Yes, you spotted my cunning play on words! So then, Mr. Jones, tell us how you came to your TSA and PSN user names?
Well, Mr Jones sounds cool. I first encountered TSA in 2009 I think, I was looking for a Batman: Arkham Asylum trophy list, and TSA was the first one that came up. I was mainly a reader until May 2010, when I took the plunge and became a member.
Oh, poo. I just answered the question wrong.
This blooper is totally staying in.
I’ve never been good at reading questions. It’s how I fail in exams.
It certainly helps to read and answer the correct questions in exams…
OK, can I have another go?
Of course! Wait. No! You failed, get out!
Oh alright then. To keep the confusion running, I’ll ask you here: How did you come across TSA? and now you can answer the previous question.
First of all I’ll start with my PSN name which is storm48. It originates from MotorStorm, as it was the first game I played on my PS3, and 48 is my house number… which I shouldn’t have really told you.
I tried to carry this on to TSA but I accidentally created the account with a wrong email address, and if you look for a storm48 on TSA I assure you there is an unused account. As I was playing Heavy Rain at the time, I took Origami Killer as my new name with the correct email address and that’s how it has remained.
I think I’ve answered that correctly now.
Aha! So you live at number 48, Cardiff? Just a few doors down from Bunimomike!
There’s only one street in Cardiff.
London Road, I believe.
I will search Google Maps for his house now so I can send him poo in an envelope.
Why on earth would you want to do that?
For halloween purposes.
Has he snubbed you when it comes to treats? He’s normally very generous with those…
Oh wait, isn’t it his birthday on Halloween? That would be too harsh.
I believe it is, actually. OK, you see that over there? That’s the main thread of questions. Shall we head back? What was it about TSA that made you think signing up might be a good idea?
Yes I do see it.
When I was scrolling through the trophy pages and articles there was so much I wanted to respond to, so I signed up to do so, quite self explanatory. The community looked great and the forums looked fun.
On the curry scale of goodness (From Korma to Vindaloo), how do you now rate your decision to sign up?
Hey Korma’s my favourite curry! So it has to be a Korma.
But that’s not spicy in the slightest!
But it’s creamy, coconut-y and everyone loves it. Kind of like TSA when you think about it. See what I did there?
You’re such a suck up! Are there any particular front page articles that you’ve enjoyed in your time here?
You should know that my favourite article is the Community Round Up. The earlier ones. Also like the What We Played feature, and Sunday Thoughts. They are really funny and also give me something to think about.
If Gazza was doing this interview, what would your answer have been?
The later round ups. Look, I can’t please everyone!
No, but it’s very sweet that you’re trying, if a little worrying… Competitions! You’ve done a few TSA competitions, haven’t you?
Oh yeah! I’ve won 3! I think that’s more than Spikey Mikey.
I have participated in King of Killzone, Uncharted Treasure Bearer, Resistance 3 (which I luckily won) and now the F1 2011 championship. Also I won El Shaddai and a Ratchet & Clank game in one of Bunimo’s forum competitions. So I’ve had my fair share of TSA comps, and all have been fun.
Well it’s good to see that the Welsh contingent have maintained their current hegemony over TSA prizes… Or something.
Yes! We get lucky… A lot.
It’s nice that the rest of the UK gets to win occasionally too, though. How did you first come across and get into gaming?
It all started when my brother received a PS1 for his birthday a long time ago (I’m so hard done by) and that’s where gaming took off for me.
What games did you get the most play out of on the PS1?
Well we always had to stick to split screen games to avoid fighting over it, so it was mainly racing games such as Porsche Challenge. Also other great games for us were Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 and WCW Mayhem.
Oh the Tony Hawks games were brilliant! You must have had quite the rivalry going on. Did he always win? Does he still?
Well at first he won a lot but as I got older it became more competitive resulting in fighting, I hit him over the head with the controller. Now I beat him easily on everything. He get’s annoyed so much, but it doesn’t end in a brawl these days.
He’s 3 years older than me, by the way.
What consoles did you have between PS1 and PS3? Have you ventured beyond the Sony machines at all?
Just the PS2, and not at all. I’ve always been a Playstation fan, but I do have a Wii which gathers dust. That was bought after the PS3.
Is there nothing that would tempt you to dabble with Xbox, though? Or are you a diehard, and will get a launch day PS4, whenever that should arrive.
If it was free, I suppose I might. Yeah I will be getting a PS4 at launch or a few weeks after if the money’s there. Don’t really know why I am such a Sony fan.
It’s fair enough. Very easy to invest further in a particular brand once you’ve got going.