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Posted on May 5th 2009 at 08:44:06 PM by (Izret101)
Posted under People of RFGeneration, RFGen, members, interview, Captain Nintendo

So I decided I would do my first "tie-in" interview. My last one was Tynstar and I had mentioned how Cap'n here was his partner in crime. Cap'n was also the leader of a couple of the many clans I was a member in back in my Halo 2 days. Remember the Drunken Pelicans? What about Guesswho, Mr. Winky, nickm and the rest of the old crew?
Maybe i should have thrown those into the interview instead of as an after thought Wink

Let's get to it Wink

GENERAL
How did you find RFGeneration?
I found RFG because of my best friend (tynstar / Scott)

What made you join?
I really like the community feel, and felt I could contribute.

What made you stay?
Over the years RFG has made huge advances, and the community here is THE BEST

Have you met or personally know any of the other members of the website?
Obviously I know Tynstar, but I also know Jagdiesel. I've met several others who are members here while I attended CGE2K7 (Classic Gaming Expo 2007) Most notably, I remember meeting National Gaming Depot.

Are you an active game collector? If so anything specific?
Well, the last few years have been a bit slow on the collecting side, but yes I am a collector. Specifically, I love NES games. I haven't updated that count in a while, but I am very close to 700 NES games. Of which, I probably have 600 of them CIB.

What's your favorite game or series? Why?
Hmm, my favorite game or series... The easy answer would probably be something like Zelda or Castlevania since I cherished those games when I was a kid. But to be honest, Phantasy Star Online, and Phantasy Star Universe have really captured my interest in the past several years.

As far as why I like this game and series... I like the fact that it's an action RPG, and while it doesn't qualify as an MMORPG it certainly has an MMO feel to it.

What are your passions?
As far as gaming goes, I'd have to say finally completing my CIB NES collection. Other then that, my Son, family and friends.

What do you do outside of RFG?
Well, I work as a facility manager, but my interest outside of RFG and gaming include playing hockey (goalie) and classic Ford Mustangs. I haven't worked on a Mustang in nearly 10 years, but I plan on buying another classic and restoring her.


SPECIFICS
I thought for sure you had finished off your NES collection. Are you still seeking them out or are you taking a hiatus for the time being?
I am always looking for missing pieces, but collecting has taken a back seat to a few things over the years. I will finish it off eventually.

In the same vein as the last question are/where you seeking out any major/minor NES game/hardware variations to your collection?
The 3 Panesian games are probably going to be the hardest pieces to add at this point. However, I'm not sure if I am going for non-licensed games at this time.

Do you still game with your son? If so what is your favorite game to play together? My son loves playing games! I know he loves playing Castle Crashers with me.

How many complete collections(if any) do you have now?(I thought you had NES and VB)
My NES collection and Virtual Boy collections are getting there, but I think realistically I am only going to complete the NES collection.

You mentioned you haven't worked on a classic mustang in 10+ years. I remember you used to own one(that i knew of) what happened to it? Also please brag about how totally bad ass it was Smiley I love classic cars.

Basically, I have owned 8 classic mustangs. I've also bought a few, made a few restorations and sold them for a profit. My 3 favorites of which I owed were 2 1965 Mustangs and 1 1966. The 66 Mustang was my pride and joy, I probably spent 10k on a full restoration of this beauty. Sadly, I was involved in a very bad accident with this car, and it was beyond repair.

The last Mustang I owned was a 1965, and it was a GT. When I got a divorce, I needed to buy an everyday driver in wich my son could safely drive in. And the cost of the divorce forced me to sell the 65 for the cash I needed for a everyday driver.

I'd really like to buy another classic Mustang in the next few years, and get it ready for a full restoration in which my son could help me with. That way I could pass on a love of classic cars and the knowledge of working on cars to him.

I'll try and dig up a few photos of my cars when I get a chance, as I'd like to "show them off" a bit Wink But basically, the 66 was a very clean powerful looking pony. I once had her up to 140 MPH.(I realize now how stupid this was) I still remember feeling the front end of the car getting lighter as I reached 140... And even to this day, I feel like the car was about to lift off and take flight. laugh

GAMING FIRSTS
What was the first game you played and on what system and how old were you?
The first system I played was the Atari 2600. The first game was Combat if I recall correctly. The year was 1978 I believe, and I was 5 years old.

First console owned?
The first console my family owned was the Atari 2600

First game you bought yourself?
The first game I bought myself was Either Mario Bros. or Metroid for the NES.

What made you decide to buy that particular game?
Seeing as I can't remember which game it was in particular, I'll just give a general answer. I'd have to say that at the time, there were just so many great games out there to play... And I just ended up buying something that looked fun.

First game you beat?
I really had to think about this one... I actually believe the first game I beat was Raiders of the Lost Ark for the Atari 2600.

First time you wanted to destroy something because of a game?
Hmm, I can't recall any specific first times. But I do recall Kid Icarus for the NES making me want to destroy my controller.
Recently, I was a bit upset with a level on Army of Two.



2 things i want to note before I publish this.

1. I couldn't use his real username in the tags because he has an Underscore which is apparently a no-no in the blog tags.

2. The car question was an afterthought and isn't quite a polished nice looking question but it was a cool question with an awesome answer.

Huge thanks Rick. Dig out them pics for us!


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Comments
 
I've read all of these so far and will continue to do so. It's very interesting to get to know some people a little more than a reply on a thread or talking in the chat room. Keep it up!
 
Great interview!
 
Virtual Boy shouldn't be too hard to complete, only 14 games came out for the platform
 
@Link - True but finding them CIB for a good price makes it a little harder.

Nice interview fellas.
 
@Link41: I have both U.S. and JP collections.

Obviously completing the U.S. collection would be much easier.
 
Yeah great interview there...BTW Captain_Nintendo i hope your collection would grow more!!
 
Excellent interview Izret. Please keep these up. Nice to see you around Cap'n.
 
@atari_wizard:

Thanks! Obviously I don't post as much as I used to, but I am still on the forums.
 
Glad everyone is still enjoying these Grin
I plan on keeping them coming Smiley

It would be completely awesome if you could dig up a pic or 2. I'd have to have someone show me how to get the blog to look all pretty with the pics in them though. Thanks in advance to whoever helps me do that if and when the time comes. Wink
 
Ah the glory days of the Drunken Pelicans and our later incarnation of Pelican's Revenge!
Halo 2 was so fun back then, and our team was superb!

I still have all of the guys on my XBL friends list  Smiley
 
Last i knew mr.winky was supposed to be getting into the air force.
I don't think he ended up joining though.

Maybe someday i'll be able to get back on live and game with the old crew again.
 
Oh i just remembered halo.rfgeneration.com
Unfortunately i don't think any of the guys moved over to the main forums.
 
No it didnt. I was lost when we switched hosts long ago.
 
I meant i don't think any of the Halo clans also joined the actual RFG forums.
I do remember losing halo and tales subsites during one of the moves. That reminds me i think i have my next interview now...
 
I think I know who you are going to hit up next...

I wonder if they are still angry?
 
I'm not positive just yet...
But this person is... rough around the edges. We get along just fine though Smiley
 
@Izret101:


I am postive I that I know who you are talking about.
 
I love the interviews!! They're just loaded with great questions both game related and non game related
for example: The cars
Nice to know of another Ford guy (let alone car guy) here. Im a merc man myself

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