|Date Posted:||Thursday 15th January, 2009||Author:||Ej|
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Gaming & Commentary History
My gaming history starts in 1996 with the good old SEGA. Used to play Sonic for hours on end, could never get tired of those golden rings, as well as a few other classic games. Then it was PC time with DOOM occupying most of my time, collecting the blue keys to open the blue doors. Then, the revolution in games came out (in my opinion) with the release of the N64. I played this up until my friend lent me his playstation, so years and years. Super Mario 64, Mario Kart, Goldeneye, the list is quite big and the hours are substantial over this time on how much I loved these games.
Flash-foward to more recent times, I only actually got Broadband last year, and that took a LOT of convincing on my behalf. Before that I would just play Medal Of Honour: Allied Assault for hours on end with a 250 ping, not knowing what 'spray' even meant. When I did get my trustworthy Node connection, Counterstrike: Source was the game I went straight into. Played it at a friends house, and to this day I've played almost every day (currently on 15 hours a week). Recently Team Fortress 2 came out, and this was my passion for quite awhile. Was easier and less competitive game-play on pub, and generally more mature people. However my Counterstrike community was still top dog.
It was this community that first introduced me to Gamestah, a person in there posted a link that this company was going to be commentating the Gamespace Counterstrike: Source finals. So I went to the site and was immediately in my element. Watching the Counterstrike: Source games (as I hadn't been very competitive) as the number one Glimmer talked away about the strategics and all around making it more enjoyable, I would download 10 casts on a weekend and simply go through them all and listen.
I simply tuned into a TF2 cast one day, asking for my name to be called out five times, and helping SpearDave figure the time delay difference that I started to become more interested, and eventually applied, thinking it'd be a good experience. How right I was, ever since then the commentating has taken off massively, going international and even on TV.
I was previously the Call of Duty admin, and in conjunction with many online groups, the Call of Duty division had the most casts out of every game in 2008. With World at War coming and going, and the beginning of Modern Warfare 2, this pace does not look like slowing down in the future, so as always, head over to our forums to request a Call of Duty cast!
Gaming Team / Clan history:
Commentator for the following Game Types:
Live Event Commentary
Online Tournaments, Ladders and Leagues
Staff Profile Series - Tom 'Tcbburleigh' Burleigh