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GI Staff And Reader Interests, Dislikes, And Favorite Games: Issue #214

by Bryan Vore on Jan 19, 2011 at 12:00 PM

The Game Informer monthly staff page is a forum where we all come together and talk about what's cool right now. We'll get the ball rolling and would love to hear everyone's current interests, dislikes, and favorite games.

Andy McNamara  Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Cycling, Leopard Trek, The Archers Of Loaf Reunion Show In North Carolina (I Have Much Love For The Archers, Please Play A Show In Minneapolis Or Actually Announce The Show Beforehand So I Can Get Tickets & Book A Flight – This Is A Show I’d Do Anything To See), DICE, The New Mortal Kombat Web Series Dislikes: The Wait For Bulletstorm (I’m Kind Of Psyched To Play This One), Archaeology in Cataclysm Might Be The Dumbest Profession Ever Made, That I Just Simply Don’t Have Room That’s The Right Shape For Kinect (I Guess It’s More Couch Time For Me) Current Favorite Games: World of Warcraft, Dead Space 2, Picross 3D, World Series of Poker (iPhone)

Andrew Reiner Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Switching To Verizon For My iPhone To Finally Have A Working Phone, Building A Game Room That Accommodates Kinect (I'm Leaning Toward Couches On Wheels), Spending Way Too Much Money On LEGOs (Jeff Cork And I Are Going A Little Overboard On The LEGO Collecting Lately), Twitter (I've Met Hundreds Of Industry Talent Through This Service) Dislikes: Debating If I Should Have An iPhone & Windows 7 Phone (As I Gamer, I Feel I Should Have Both, But I can't Justify Having Two Phone Contracts),The Biggest Events In Comics Being The Death Of Characters, The Price Of LEGOs, McDonald's Introducing Oatmeal (Let's Stick With The Meats, Please) Current Favorite Games: Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, EA Active 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, DC Universe Online

Matt Helgeson Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Black Swan, Finally Watching Deadwood (News Flash: It's Pretty Awesome), Iceage - New Brigade (Best Hardcore Album In Forever), TMS, The Love Garden (Awesome Record Store In Lawrence, Kansas) Dislikes: Crazy Semi-Truck Drivers, Northern Missouri, Driving In Blizzards, Flu And Cold Season, Winter Current Favorite Games: Heavy Rain, Marvel Pinball, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, Tetris

Matthew Kato Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: The Road To The Winter Classic, The John Clayton Ponytail Conspiracy, A Game Of Thrones (Finally Started Reading It), Synechdoche, NY, Ricky Gervais' Out Of England 2 Dislikes: The New York Jets/Their Fans/Everyone Kissing Their Entitled Asses In General, The Width Of Merril Hoge's Tie Knots, Cam Newton (I Just Don't See How He Translates) Current Favorite Games: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Mass Effect 3

Adam Biessener Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Unagi, True Blood, Doctor Who Season 5, Sherlock, Keyboards With Keys That Don't Stick, Morten Lauridson, Eric Whitacre, The Christiansen Family Of Choral Geniuses From F. Melius To Erik, Live Tiki Bands (I Had No Idea That Was A Thing, But It's Awesome) Dislikes: Homeowner Responsibilities (Read: Shoveling), Frying Expensive Electronics With Garden-Variety Static Shocks, Caring About How Many Twitter Followers I Have, Incompetency In Setting Up RSS Feeds Current Favorite Games: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Civilization V, DC Universe Online, Total War: Shogun 2

Joe Juba Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Romantically Apocalyptic, Going Into Blackout Mode For HBO's A Game Of Thrones (I'll See It When It Airs), The Great Sackboy Massacre Of 2011, All-You-Can-Eat Taco Pizza, Playing WoW Again (Holy Crap, The Game Is Even More Awesome), The Announcement Of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Ben's Hilarious Typos Dislikes: Interviewers Who Think I Care About How Clever Their Questions Are, Getting Reacquainted With WoW's Unbearable Chat Channels (/leave), All The Hate For Ricky Gervais (Take Your Medicine, You Entitled Snobs), The Fact That Rubber Is A Real Movie Current Favorite Games: Radiant Historia, World Of Warcraft, LittleBigPlanet 2, Mass Effect 2, Final Fantasy XIII (I'm Hoping The Story Makes More Sense The Second Time)

Matt Miller Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Dominion, The Pacific, Leviathan, Returning To WoW After Three Years Away And Seeing How Far Blizzard Has Come In Quest Design Dislikes: Trying To Play Two MMOs At The Same Time, All The Ads On Xbox Live, License Agreements (No One Reads Them, So Why Are They There?) Current Favorite Games: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, World Of Warcraft, DC Universe Online, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

Matt Bertz Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Tom Waits Being Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, The Other Guys, The Social Network, Damages, Alienware M17x, The Flame Thrower In BFBC2 Vietnam Dislikes: My Least Favorite Teams Playing For The NFC Championship Game, Stiffs Who Don’t Pay Their League Dues For Fantasy Football, Flying With A Head Cold, The Morbid Fascination Tech Companies Have With 3D, Microsoft’s Equally Morbid Fascination With Avatars Current Favorite Games: Fight Night Champion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam, Fable III, Fallout: New Vegas

Jeff Cork Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: A Song Of Ice And Fire (Yes, It’s Really That Good. Even If You Think Fantasy Novels Are For Huuuuuge Dorks), LEGO Minifigs Series 3 (Especially The Gorilla Suit), Something Else That I Can’t Think Of Right Now Dislikes: Pushing Boxes, Having To Spend Sundays Repairing “Repairs” That The Previous Homeowner Left, Shoveling (Still), My Aching Joints, Grownup Problems Current Favorite Games: Pinball FX 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Fallout: New Vegas

Ben Reeves Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Playing Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light As Kain and Raziel (Hilarious), Seeing Amazing New Technology At CES, Nvidia’s KegPuter, The iCade (I Don’t Even Have An iPad And I Want One), Epic Meal Time, True Grit Dislikes: My 22-Hour Bus Ride Out To Denver (Don’t Pick The Spot Next To The Bathroom), Getting Through New Year’s Break Without A Video Game Console Current Favorite Games: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Lara Croft And The Guardian of Light, Dead Space 2, Super Meat Boy, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Fable III

Bryan Vore Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Finally Doing The Twitter (Bryan_Vore), The Announcement Of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, The Other Guys, 3DS Release Date And Price Information Finally Announced Dislikes: Trying To Fight The Urge To Buy A 3DS While Other Big Expenses Loom, Waiting For The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D Current Favorite Games: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Okamiden, Ilomilo, Bulletstorm, Fight Night Champion

Meagan Marie Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Wonder Woman/MAC Cosmetic Line, Minimalist DC Art By Michael B. Myers Jr., EVA Closed Cell Sheet Foam (May Be My Material Of Choice For Anya's COG Armor), The 2011 IGF Awards, This Cat, The Magical World Of Dubstep Dislikes: Slow Starts To Good Games (Cow herding!?! Really?!), Owning These Shoes And Not Knowing Where To Wear Them, The DMV, Snow (Still), Current Favorite Games: Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow, Red Dead Redemption, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Desktop Dungeons, Minecraft, Split/Second

Annette Gonzalez Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Using Dance Central As A Workout Alternative, Finally Having Food In My Apartment, Catching Up On 30 Rock, Getting Away From Snow Thanks To Upcoming Travel Dislikes: The Loss Of Our Family Dog, Constant Snowfall, Overall Cold Weather Current Favorite Games: Dance Central, Pokémon Black/White, Mass Effect 2 DLC, Call of Duty: Black Ops, LittleBigPlanet 2


Philip Kollar Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: DEADLINEDEADLINEDEADLINE, Long RPGs, Using The Beginning-Of-The-Year Lull In Releases To Catch Up On Dragon Age, Planning For My First Trip To Japan, Drinking Spelling Bee (Who Knew Dan Was Right?) Dislikes: DEADLINEDEADLINEDEADLINE, Minnesota Winter (Still), Minneapolis Public Transit (Still), Red Rings On My Work 360 (Especially During Deadline) Current Favorite Games: Dragon Age: Origins/Awakening, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Two Worlds II, Dragon Quest VI, Majin And The Forsaken Kingdom, Game Dev Story

Jeff Marchiafava Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Rewatching Battlestar Galactica On Blu-Ray Even Though I Just Finished The Series, Games With Great Level Editors, All The Awesome Games I Got From The Humble Indie Bundle #2, The Fact That My Day-To-Pizza Ratio For The New Year Is At 50 Percent, NFL Playoffs Dislikes: The Vikings Not Being In The Playoffs (Not Surprising, But Still Disappointing), The Absurd Amount Of Snow We’ve Gotten This Winter, The Loose Analog Stick On My 360 Controller That Makes My View Drift In FPS Games Current Favorite Games: ModNation Racers, Pinball FX 2, Saints Row 2, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 

Dan Ryckert Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Prison Documentaries, My Farting Coin Bank Thing, Our Custom Pipo/Overblood Shirts, "Free Bird," Rowdy Roddy Piper, Pizza Hut Now Offering Medium Stuffed Crust Pizzas, 3DS, The Opening Cutscene Of Animal Soccer World, Adam Carolla's Book, Old Country Buffet, Nickelodeon GUTS Dislikes: Jimmy Buffett, The Fact That It Took Me About Four Hours To Download And Install Tumble, TSA Breaking A Few Of My Game Cases, My Heart Rate Monitor For EA Sports Active 2 Crapping Out After A Day, Gameloft, Not Being Able To Find A Piece Of The Aggro Crag On eBay Current Favorite Games: Bully, LittleBigPlanet 2, Saints Row 2, Ilomilo, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Tumble, Risk Factions, A World of Keflings, Raskulls (no matter what that chump Jeff Marchiafava says)

Tim Turi Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Epic Meal Time, Bram Stoker's Dracula Novel, Chewing Gum, The Super Meat Boy Soundtrack, Dogs Stealing Sleds, The It Crowd, Vegetables, Heineken Dark, The Heinz Automato, Abraham Van Helsing, All My Amazing Xmas Gifts Dislikes: The Wimp-ification Of Vampires, Eye Fatigue, Not Getting A Kinect For Xmas, Buying Automobile Tabs, Ice On The Inside Of My Car Windshield, This Idiot, Capcom Utterly Ripping Off ‘Splosion Man Current Favorite Games: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Minecraft, 'Splosion Man, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Plants Vs. Zombies, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds

Ben Hanson  Profile E-mail Editor

Interests: Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, Virtual Console, The Larry Sanders Show, Scott Pilgrim, The Lost World (The Book... Sorry, Spielberg) Dislikes: Unnecessary Dialogue, Jetlag, The Wii Shop Channel's Point-Purchasing System, The Golden Globes Nominations And Their Love For The Tourist Current Favorite Games: Cave Story, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario World, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Bejeweled 3, Words With Friends