GS: You joined the Gunslingers back in August 2009. How did you first hear of the clan, and what games are you playing now days?
Fist_of_Metal: I registered in a forum at http://www.nintendowiipals.com, looking for gaming buddies on The Conduit. It all seemed a little…kiddish for me. I remember seeing the post about Gunslingergaming and thinking that is kind of a lame name. Then I read on to find out it was an adult only clan. So I checked it out and it was exactly what I wanted and more than expected. Well, I’m going to pick up my copy of Conduit 2, so that’s what I’m playing these days.
GS: While it is a given that you like gaming, you are also an anime fan. What are some of your all time favorite anime series/movies, and what was the series that first got you interested in anime?
Fist_of_Metal: My all time favorite series has to be Yu-Yu Hakusho, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was also very good. The first anime I watched was Dragon Ball Z, the original series, English subbed.
GS: You have been interested in Mario Kart Wii, MAG, and Call of Duty among others, which demonstrates a keen interest in multiple gaming genres. With that in mind, what was the very first game you ever owned, and in what ways do you think any childhood gaming has influenced your tastes today?
Fist_of_Metal: Well, the first game I owned was Mario Kart 64. I remember using that big steering wheel to play Mario Kart, it was awesome. I didn’t own but played my big brothers Genesis/Nintendo/SNES. I played most of the games he didn’t like Shining Force 2 and Secret of Evermore, two Role Playing Games that got me hooked on the genre.
GS: Being a zombie fan, what zombie horror films do you find as the best examples of that sub-genre of cinema?
Fist_of_Metal: Land of the Dead
GS: As stated above, we know you are a fan of gaming, zombie horror, and anime. What is another interest or hobby do you have that would surprise us?
Fist_of_Metal: I recently took a liking to jogging, after I quit smoking cigarettes I decided to keep at it by working my lungs more. It helps, I don’t crave anymore. Also, in High School I discovered I was a decent drawer, particularly portraits. I learned to do portraits using nothing but inkpens, turned out to be really fun.
GS: If you could bring one video game franchise back from the dead, which one would it be and why?
Fist_of_Metal: My serious answer would have to be Battletoads. Final Fantasy could use a resurrection. Every since Final Fantasy hit PS2 it just changed for the worse.
GS: Did you grow up in Ohio? If so, what’s a favorite memory of yours from your time in Ohio could you relate to the rest of us?
Fist_of_Metal: I did grow up in Ohio. My favorite memories are of times spent at Lake Erie, it made it seem like Ohio doesn’t suck so much.
GS: You just had a birthday this April. How did you spend it?
Fist_of_Metal: Well, I worked on my birthday, had a good Steak dinner. I could have taken work off for my birthday but I felt the day off would be better used for Conduit 2. I was right.
GS: What is the story behind the member name, “Fist_of_Metal”?
Fist_of_Metal: No story to be honest. Just a whim, I was eager to join and came up with something quick. That’s OK though, because since my time at GS, Fist_of_Metal has some history now.
GS: What is your favorite drink?
Fist_of_Metal: Jack and Coke or Chocolate Milk
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, and thank you for being a Gunslinger!