Gamer Spotlight: bunnyXablaze
One of my favorite things to do when it comes to writing about games is getting a chance to sit down and chat with the interesting gamers out there. “Somewhat”, I know you are reading this and your interview is coming soon. A while back, I interviewed bunnyXablaze who is a hardcore female gamer who is well known in gaming circles. She has a great name and gave new meaning to the term “purrs like a bunny”. Don’t worry WoW fans… since the time of the interview, I have actually decided to go ahead and finally get into the game.
Here’s the interview I did with bunnyXablaze on AIM a while back to see what makes her tick. Bunny is heavily involved with the VgXpo coming to Philadelphia this November, so I plan to get some exclusive information about that in the near future. The full interview follows after the break.
GT: First question, how old are you and how long have you been gaming?
bunnXablaze: I’m 18. I’ve been playing video games since I was four. (Big enough to lift the controller for duck hunt..) As far as playing competivily at events and stuff Ã¢$” Only about a year and a few months.
GT: Duck Hunt brings back some memories. I was more of a Sega guy back in the NES days though.
bunnXablaze: Well the first console I owned was a SegaGen.
GT: Good pick. The Genesis really dominated for it’s time.
bunnXablaze: I don’t think anything beats it really. All the games were funÃ¢$¦ You bought a game for it back then. And you were drawn into it. It’s kinda a hit or miss nowadays.
GT: Yes it’s definitely hit or miss. I regret buying some games all the time. Do you still enjoy playing casual games?
bunnXablaze: I love playing video games in general. I really only go to competitions about once month or so. As far as that goes.. I still have to get alot of practice in Gears, Rainbow 6, and Ghost Recon.. But when I’m not messing with one of those games. I like playing RPGS or action adventure games.
GT: Excellent. I really enjoy Gears but am not very good. For some reason, my strengths are in Halo and sports games.
bunnXablaze:Halo is a great game. I loved the campaign in it. But I just think the game is extremely over rated. It’s a well paced game.. That makes sure EVERYONE sees the end of the game.
GT: lol. I hear people say that. I might just be completely addicted..
bunnXablaze: But it’s just I get tiredÃ¢$” when people find out I play video games.. that Ã¢$” and WoW are the first games they ask me about. It gets old after a while.
GT: Yeah. I never got into the whole WoW thing.
bunnXablaze: I play WoW. haha you saw on my computer that one day!
GT: I’m more of a Final Fantasy or Oblivion kind of guy .
bunnXablaze: I love Oblivion. I had about 150+ hours in it and I was only 2% done with the main quest. Haha. It was so aggravating. In Morrowind Ã¢$” there was a power issue. Like in two hits a crab could kill me.
GT: lol. yes Morrowind was more frustrating in the beginning.
bunnXablaze: I got so fed up Ã¢$” by being killed by crabs in Morrowind that I just stopped playing it. When I got out of the dungeun in Oblivion, I saw a crab. And had an AWFUL flash back. “Crap. I just wasted 60 bucks on this game. To get murdered by a crab again..”
bunnXablaze: But one hit Ã¢$” and the I conqured the crab. I was feelin’ pretty good. haha
GT: I would understand Morrowind if they were giant crabs
bunnXablaze: Hah. I wish I had a video of me getting murdered by the crabs in Morrowind. It was awful.
GT: Would you say the 360 is the system you play the most right now?
bunnXablaze: haha oh yes. I’m a Microsoft fan girl for sure. I’m afraid if I bought a ps3, I’d just use it as an over-priced over-sized ps2. I worked at GameStop for about a year and a half. And all I had when I started the job was a ps2. I was given an xbox by my manager. And fell inlove. The games were moreÃ¢$¦ entertaining for meÃ¢$¦ on the xbox.
GT: The only reason I even had a PS2 was for racing games and Final Fantasy.
bunnXablaze: I never got into racing games. Which is probably a good thing with my driving record.
GT: lol. Are you driving now?
bunnXablaze: Yeah, I actually just bought a new car. Got my license back.
GT: Sports car?
bunnXablaze: It’s an 07 Cobalt LS.
GT: What’s more important? the car or your xbox?
bunnXablaze: Oh god. How about my xbox in my car? mmm. sexy! I was actually thinkin’ about picking up an elite 360 just for that.
GT: What would u say is your favorite memory in gaming?
bunnXablaze: I guess it was the first time I played competitively. I was playing DOA4 with some guys at an event about a year agoÃ¢$¦But they were going to kick us off the systems, because they wanted to go ahead and have the DOA4 tournament. When I was walking away, one of the guys asked me if I wanted to tag with him for the tournament. I think we neded up taking 3rd place out of 7 teams. That was the first night I ever played DOA4. And it was my very first tournament. So I was extremely proud. I think that night Ã¢$” led me into this obsession with tournament gaming.
GT: If you could send out a message to the world about “female gamers” what would you say? I still think people don’t exactly look at it the way they should.
bunnXablaze: I’d yell at all the girls who are out and about to almost segregate girl gamers. I think we’re fine the way we are. We don’t need any special treatment.
GT: Is there any information you would like to add to the interview?
bunnXablaze: I’m currently involved with http://www.thegamergirls.com And we’re creating an all girl gaming clan. (No more than 15 members) We’re hopefully going to turn it into an MLG team. But for now we’re just going to go to events and play in smaller tournaments. And hopefully use the websites fan base, and my myspace fan base to build up a little bit of attention around the clan.
I’m also helping with the con http://www.vgxpo.com possibly one of the most fun events I’ve been to. We’re hoping to get ALOT more people out this year.