This week’s SuicideGirl Gamer of the Week is SG Hopeful Linx. Linx has been playing video games since an earlier age than probably anybody else you know and nowadays works at GameStop. She is also a huge Resident Evil fan. Linx recently sat down with RealGamerNewz to talk about everything video games.
Why did you choose the username Linx?
I chose Linx because it is the alias I use a lot when roleplaying online and I also ended up naming my daughter that. Someone on the site already had part of it in their name so I started thinking about my last name and ended up having a list of choices between Lynx, Lynux, and Linx. I guess what the deciding factor in it all was I started signing stuff and found which one was easier to sign and which one I liked better when I signed it.
When did you first start playing video games?
I would have to say I started playing games as early as two years old. My parents would hand me the gun to the NES and leave the game Duck Hunt on the main menu and I thought I was playing it! I grew up playing NES and Super Nintendo then moved on to the PlayStation family. My dad and I would sit up all night and play together or I would make a pillow fort on the couch and watch him play. I really got into gaming though when I was a preteen and older. I would go to a friend’s house with my PS2 in tow and we would spend all night trying to beat a game. Even now I kinda have my daughter into playing games because she will walk around with a nerf gun and yell “die, die!” Haha. I think she has watched me play Resident Evil way too much.
What are some of your all-time favorite games?
Hmm some of my all time favorites… well I guess I can start with my obsession with the Resident Evil series. I love those games! It all started when Resident Evil 2 came out on the original PlayStation and my dad was playing it. I even had a lil’ crush on Leon for the longest time, hahaha. I own Code Veronica through RE6 on my Xbox 360 and plan on trying to get one of every one there is. I also plan on getting the Umbrella logo tattooed behind my ear. If I had to pick between which one was my favorite I would have to say it’s a toss up between 5 and 6. I love the over the shoulder style and the fact they brought back my favorite characters from when I was a kid.
My second all-time favorite game would be The Last of Us. I just loved the story and the gameplay, plus the scenery was amazing too. I can’t wait until they do more with it. My other favorite games would be a toss up between the Devil May Cry series, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and the Jak and Daxter series. Honestly I have too many favorite games to really choose just one of these. I grew up playing Crash, Spyro, and Jak and Daxter so those are just a given when it comes to the classics and great games with good stories. I think I loved the Devil May Cry series so much because the stories were unique and the main character, Dante, was hot and a smart ass. I was kind of obsessed with this series for awhile and named my chinchilla Dante after it. If I had the time and money I would defiantly cosplay Clair or Jill from Resident Evil, and possibly Lady from DMC.
I am playing Call of Duty: Ghost right now, mostly Gun Game on multiplayer online. My PSN is fallenangellinx. Look for me I may just play with ya sometime! Honestly I have started so many games that I really need to finish them. The list includes for PS3: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Dishonored: GOTY, Infamous one and two, and on Xbox 360: Deadspace, L.A. Noire, American McGee’s Alice, and going back over Resident Evil 5 and 6 to completely beat them.
So if 5 & 6 are your favorites, which Resident Evil game do you think is the worst in the series?
That’s really a easy question I absolutely HATED Operation Raccoon City. I am not the best at FPS games and so you mix that with bad A.I. and no online play (I didn’t have internet at the time) it was a really crappy game. I tell people who buy it when I’m at work at GameStop that it’s basically Call of Duty but with Resident Evil people.
Do you get some cool video game related perks for working at GameStop? I have heard of some people getting to keep old promotional items after they are no longer useful. Have you ever gotten anything like that?
Working at GameStop gets me a discount which I have bought a couple gaming shirts with and my boss gave me a CoD: Ghost shirt that no one other than who was at conference will have. I’ve also gotten to take home posters too. I have a 3D Devil May Cry poster from the newest one in my closet. Although you would think a pretty girl at a gaming store would get hit on a lot, it doesn’t happen much until I open my mouth and spout off stuff about Resident Evil or a few games I’m obsessed with. I am proud of my Resident Evil, 5 it is the closest I’ve gotten to completely beating a game.
CoD: Ghost actually received some pretty bad review scores and wasn’t received well by fans either. What do you think of the game so far?
Well I am not a Call of Duty fan in general other than the zombies on Black Ops, but I like it as something to play and yell at the screen haha. As far as a story I didn’t really get to see it much since my boyfriend played it whenever I wasn’t. But all in all aliens don’t beat out Nazi zombies ever.
Ugh the infamous question I get asked everyday at work haha. I honestly don’t know. I like both systems as upgrades from the older ones and the graphics are equally awesome looking, but it’s a toss up really. If I wanted to not spend a lot of money I would get the PS4. If I had the money, I’d buy the Xbox One. Either way though, the games I want, like Dying Light, are already coming out on the older systems which I have both. If it depended on games, the only game for the One so far that I want is Dead Rising 3. I have both of the other ones and the Zombrex Edition of two. I’m leaning more towards the PS4 though because of Infamous: Second Son and anything that may come out for The Last of Us, Plus it’s cheaper and I’m very bad with money hahaha.
What’s the one game that you have spent the most amount of time playing?
Well other than The Sims which is a given because who doesn’t lose their lives to that game haha. Other than that though I would have to say Resident Evil 5 or probably the Jak and Daxter series. I would spend hours and hours trying to get every lil’ thing I could on those games. I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my games. I have every achievement besides the multiplayer and DLC ones, and the professional difficulty one on Resident Evil 5. I’m a revil through and through. It’s sad haha.
Getting all the non-multiplayer/DLC achievements is still really impressive. What have you gotten your gamerscore up to so far?
My gamerscore on Xbox is up to 22,486.
What are some things that you like to do for fun outside of video games?
Aside from working and being a full time mom to my beautiful 18 month old girl, I read a lot of books and play with the newest edition to my family Miss Hariot the cat. I know it’s a boring life but I love it because there is nothing better than coming home and having a lil’ girl come and wanna sit on your lap and talk gibberish to you. She will come and sit next to me while I’m gaming or reading and bring her own lil’ book, it’s too cute. That and she loves to cuddle with the kitty on the floor. She loves animals just as much as I do and I think I will have to take her to shelters like I do and socialize the animals when she gets older.
Where can fans find more of you?