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BEN
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Age:
32
Gender:
Male
Location:
Iowa
Gamer Type:
Party Time
Clan:
GoG
Clan Rank:
Overlord

Game Hardware:

  • GameCube
  • NES
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo Wii
  • PC
  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation 2
  • PlayStation 3
  • PSP
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Super NES
  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360

Games:

CoD: BlackOps 2
Halo 4
Modern Warfare 3
Battlefield 3
Gears of War 3
CoD: Black Ops
Halo: Reach
CoD: Modern Warfare 2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Halo 3: ODST
Call of Duty 4
Borderlands
Halo Wars
Call of Duty: WaW
A Kingdom For Keflings
Halo 2
GTA IV
Madden
Fifa
Guitar Hero
Tiger Woods
The Bigs
Shaun White Snowboarding

Mario Kart Wii
Wii Bowling
Super Mario Galaxy

Gran Turismo 5

Lumines I and II
Every Extend Extra
Hot Shots Golf
Paradise Island
Words With Friends


Game Genres:

  • Arcade
  • Massively Multiplayer Online Games
  • Music
  • Puzzle
  • Sports

Gamer Bio:

The arcade version of Pacman/Donkey Kong at the dentist\'s office, PC games like Asteroid and text-based adventure games, and the NES were my first main exposures to video games as a child. This was before you paid for the Internet by the minute and I can remember when I bought the NES used from a friend...the $150-some dollar investment was a major decision for me and my parents, but with the games that came with it, I had to have it! I can also remember the friends I had back then, only because they owned the hottest video game console, lol.

I\'ve been a gamer all my life and hit it especially hard in college, where I aspired to design them. We would spend endless hours gaming with friends in school and after I received my Computer Science degree, I went out and tried to jump into the industry.

I soon found out that these days, you really need a video game specific degree. I interviewed with High Voltage Software and had a job offer in San Diego as a game tester for Sony products, but ended up coming back to Des Moines, Iowa and fell into the Internet.
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I worked at Captain Jack Communications until 2010, until moving to the largest web development firm in Iowa, Global Reach. My work consists of conceptualizing medium to large web development projects for businesses all around the country. My work is such a challenge and I enjoy seeing so many professional business markets. It also allowed me to develop The Iowa 3v3 Soccer Challenge, which was my first entrepreneurial experience that I developed completely on my own. After 2 years of that venture being successful and still wanting to get into the video game industry, I conceptualized this place.

One night, during a night of 4-person gaming, I opened up the idea to Andy, my best friend. With his health issues in the past, we had been able to stay connected with each other through video games and it created a special bond between us. We decided that this would be a chance to develop a business together and the rest is history!
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These days, I personally enjoy FPS games the most, but can appreciate almost anything. Our live video game tournaments/events are so cool and it allows me to make friends through this unique entertainment medium and finally, I can consider myself a part of the video game industry!

My long-term goal for this GoG community, is to see the membership continue to grow over 10,000 users and to help develop tools for all of us to use together...





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Chronicles

BEN has 388 chronicles

  1. BEN Garage Sale Goldmine

    Player Chronicle -- Posted on Aug 12 2013

    I can't remember the last time I stopped by a local garage sale, but last week I was too close not to stop in to see what kind of crap they were selling. ...
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  2. BEN I <3 NYC

    Player Chronicle -- Posted on Oct 20 2012

    Many of you may know about the recent launch of Tournament Seeker. This all-new search engine for live and online video game tournaments has provide...
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  3. BEN "You Don't Look Like A Gamer"

    Player Chronicle -- Posted on Jul 21 2012

    This week I was in picking up some new clothes. The things I selected were a bit on the bright side and as I went to the counter to checkout, the clerk sa...
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  4. BEN Have YOU Seen These?

    Player Chronicle -- Posted on Jul 15 2012

    Over on Facebook, Jet Set Studio has organized a unique photo album that highlights the variety of video game events that we've managed since 2007. Each...
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Profile Comments

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  1. reventertain reventertain
    Posted On Dec 05 2011

    Thanks for the pointers on the chronicle pictures I changed them all just for you ha
  2. RYANfromGoG RYANfromGoG
    Posted On Nov 28 2011

    How is my profile pic now?
  3. SweetIceCream SweetIceCream
    Posted On Nov 23 2011

    lol we will!
  4. A-Thon X A-Thon X
    Posted On Nov 02 2011

    LoLz I didn't use "Default" out of context, did i? :/
  5. reventertain reventertain
    Posted On Oct 31 2011

    I was stuck doing inventory last week at my job, had to work the entire weekend also thankfully we only do inventory twice a year because its very exhausting
  6. EVOLUTION EVOLUTION
    Posted On Aug 27 2011

    Finding a new owner!? That'll never happen! BEN + GoG + Iowa = Heaven. haha
  7. EVOLUTION EVOLUTION
    Posted On Aug 26 2011

    I was just browsing around and noticed you have tons of pictures!! Anyways, I was wondering how old your current profile picture is, and if you'll ever change it.. haha
  8. lady smashley lady smashley
    Posted On Aug 02 2011

    Sure is! And its great to be back! Very Happy
  9. MaTrIx MaTrIx
    Posted On Aug 02 2011

    Over Labor Day?! Dude...that is the busiest, worst time to be in Vegas! Plus I'm working that whole freaking time! Sad
  10. XTagAssasinx XTagAssasinx
    Posted On Jun 29 2011

    hey thanx man for the introduction and its a nice community for gamers
 
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