Name: John Gold
Age (minimum 16): 34
Gamertags (for all systems you own): Gt BiiG JoHN
Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes.
What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) Skype: john.gold64
Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): http://twitter.com/#!/johngold33
Link to your Google+ or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook.com/jgold429?ref=tn_tnmn
How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or Google+? Daily.
How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? Referred by Matt "Irate" Grubb, and also met them at MLG Columbus.
Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? vVv Irate, His sister's Ex (Weird, but oh so true).
Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? One reason is simply because I love gaming, and have gamed with Irate for at least 6 years and counting. Also, after meeting a bit of the vVv Gaming crew at MLG Columbus, I've come to realize that they are very "down to earth" people and act like they're one big family.
Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? When it comes to spreading the word about vVv, I'm a huge "people person", and wouldn't hesitate to mention vVv Gaming anywhere I go, whether it be online, or in person.
Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? At the moment I am not, however I will be looking into them shortly.
How long have you been playing video games? Since Atari 2600 (Lmfao), yeah... That's right
How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? 10 - 15, however depending on the work situation, more.
What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? The latest Mortal Kombat.. However, it's more of "attempted to beat".. (I gave up >_>).
What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? Halo 4. Irate was telling me that 343 Studios have taken over the project, and just because of that I'm curious to see if they bring back what Halo's really about. I'm pretty sure everyone would agree with me when I say "Bungie didn't release a game to the gamer's expectations with Halo Reach".
What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? Women, Fishing, Cooking, Photography, Hanging out with friends. Women, ofcourse because well... We all know that answer . Fishing because I enjoy the being outside away from everything and relaxing. Cooking because it's just something I've always enjoyed. Photography because I like the randomness. Being able to capture someone, having the memories, just simply "Being creative". Also, I didn't list it, but I also like golf... Gotta love those times when you throw the golf club instead of hitting the ball
Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Well, as I'm posting this, I'm currently in a hotel across from the Convention Center in Columbus Ohio (MLG Event, of course). So this time next year I'd like to be right here again xD Maybe even as a player rather than a spectator. However, if you mean in terms of goals, I'd like to take over the Area Coach position in my job, and hopefully buy my own house by that time.
What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? Spectator only, however I hope for that to change soon enough.
Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? Yes, MLG. MLG Columbus 2009 (Spectator), and MLG Columbus 2012 (Spectator).
How long have you been playing competitively? I haven't really played competitively, but I plan to start practicing and getting better, and hopefully sometime in my future I will.
What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? To be honest, since I haven't really played competitively, I don't truly have a answer to this question, but I might be able to answer it in the future.
What do you hope to achieve, competitively? To be the best that I can be, or at least try to be the best.
What was your toughest competition? I haven't played in any competitions yet.
How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? Overall I hope that vVv Gaming can help me gather the skills & knowledge needed to defeat my enemies in game, and to overall making me a better gamer.
Thank you for your time, and have a great day!
- John Gold