Some of the perks of my job include meeting people.
I like meeting people. In a way, I'm like a labrador puppy. I just want to run up to you and lick your face and say hi and wag my tails and–
Ok. There are obviously some huge differences there that make me nothing like a labrador puppy. I don't even wag my tail.
Regardless, today I got to interview someone who made some of the games that kept my childhood going… Cliff Bleszinski also known as Cliffy B.
Cool guy. Very cool guy. No matter what, I still love Jazz Jackrabbit… especially the Christmas Jazz.
Click the image for Cliff B, Casual Boy, and the Chainsaw Gun in a slightly bigger size! Apologies for the shakiness of the image… it was taken on an iPhone (groan).
At one point during the interview, Cliff said "Your name is now casual boy by the way" because of my experience in playing games like Duke 3D before they came out and yet still running through Gears of War on Casual / Easy. "What's up, Casual Boy," Cliff said immediately after.
The video is now online so you can see for yourself that he ended with the Casual Boy bit.
What you didn't get to see was that even as I left the room, my new nickname stuck.
So yeah… I have a new nickname given to me by Cliff Bleszinski.
I am Casual Boy. Here me… err… fire a gun and then chicken out back to easy mode.
(Fine… I'll play a harder mode for Gears of War 2…)