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C-Blog Interviews (CBI)- DaedHead8 get's the first official title for the series

Yeah! Last I heard of DaedHead, a picture of him is in SPACE! Lot of links in this interview but seriously watch the youtube one, it is HILARIOUS

Why did you start blogging? And why here specifically?
I started blogging back around 2003 at 1up.com, when I was still in high school. I read a lot of Electronic Gaming Monthly back then and I realized I had a lot of things to say about games as well, so I decided I'd like to do that for a living. I started by creating a blog and looking at schools with a Journalism major. That didn't last long however and I'm currently in school studying video game design, as I realized that was my true passion.

By the time Destructoid came about in 2006, I was merely blogging for fun, like I do now. When I first arrived at Dtoid it was just the front-page and forums. The cblogs didn't even exist yet. However, shortly after they were created, I decided to switch over from 1up to Destructoid full time. The community at 1up was much larger and therefore most blogs got overlooked. Blogging on a site where every blog was virtually guaranteed a comment or two was much more rewarding then blogging on 1up.com and to this day I have yet to write a blog here that got zero comments. Definitely something I love about Destructoid.

If anybody is interested in reading my blogs from 1up, I posted them all in my second blog here on Destructoid, which can be found here: http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/DaedHead8/1up-com-blog-posts-39503.phtml I find it interesting to see how much I've changed as a writer, especially considering my first ever blog post basically demonizes the very idea of blogs.

The continent I am on. (By �I�, I mean you).
I live in upstate New York which is on the North American continent.

How did you get your name and avatar?
DaedHead8 has a double meaning. First and most obvious is that I'm a fan of The Grateful Dead. The second meaning is hidden in the backwards dead. No that�s not a typo. I spell it backwards because I�m dyslexic and if I read too fast, sometimes words come out looking like that. Also it looks cool. The number 8 is just my lucky number and I�ve included it on the end of every screen name I�ve ever had.

Funny story, my XBL Gamertag is DaedHead88, not because there is another DaedHead8 running around, but because of how I started on XBL. I got my start with the 2 month trial that came with Halo 2 back in the day. Yes, two months, that�s how much Microsoft used to give away, now it�s what, 48 hour free trials? Lame. Anyways, after the two months were up, I tried and failed to extend my membership as DaedHead8. For some reason I was forced to make a new account. Since DaedHead8 was taken (by me) DaedHead88 was born. Most people think the 88 is for the year I was born, but that is false, I just tacked an extra 8 on, I was born in �86.

One word to describe yourself.

Favorite movie.
Reservoir Dogs

Favorite Game (obviously).
That�s a tough one, you see, Final Fantasy 6 was the game that first inspired me to want to create video games. More recently, Bioshock really impressed me, as did Braid. I guess you can say I love too many genres that are incomparable to pick a single favorite.

If you could punch anyone here on Dtoid, who would it be and why.
Mr. Sadistic. That bastard owes me $20.

If you could hug anyone here on Dtoid, who would it be and why.
Niero, because without him Dtoid wouldn�t exist. But instead of hugging him, I think I�d rather buy him a drink.

When I grow up I want to be�
When I grow up I want to be Kojima Newell Miyamoto.

Now that I�m old I can finally�
Play video games all day Saturday without my dad yelling at me.

Favorite Video on YouTube.

I know it�s horrible but I can�t help showing it to everybody I know. I�ve found that most people watch it twice.

In Soviet Russia�
�bowling pin is you (or your small child).

If hypothetically you become the opposite gender, you would�
�never stop playing my chest.

If I were to tell you that you have one more day to live, what would you do?
I live everyday like it could be my last so it would be a pretty normal day for me. You know, raping, pillaging, playing Pok�mon. The usual.

I need something scandalous for my ratings. What would you like to confess?
I was WiiSucks. (Just kidding)

BOO!!! (answer the question please).

Did I do a good job?
Meh, I�ve had better. Oh you meant the interview? Yeah that was fantastic.

Lastly, If you could be asked anything, what would it be, and answer it. (Could be a future question for others)

What game would you make if you could make any game?

I�d make a driving simulator based on the Forza 3 engine, but instead of racing around a track, you�re driving around a city obeying all traffic laws. You�d get points and advance through the game for proper driving and be punished for breaking the law. I don�t see this as a retail game so much as something that would be used in a Driver�s Ed or Defensive Driving course, a game that could break up the monotony of the endless lectures.

I like this idea so much I adapted it into a board game for my final project in my Game Mechanics class this semester.

Of course, this isn�t my ultimate idea for a game, just one I find interesting. My ultimate dream game is something I hope to make money on some day, so I won�t be spilling the details on that game for quite some time.

Just a reminder that past interviews are in the index and that I am still accepting your questions for my very own interview here: http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/LawofThermalDynamics/big-news-about-community-interviews-edit--176044.phtml
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I wrote stuff, made friends, started a series, joined a team, started whoring out my name, and had my love compared to the smiles of prostitutes.

I think if we could meet and sit down and chat we'd realize that we're not so different, you and I.

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