Cryptic Soldier

Watch out Major Nelson, he wants your job.
Cryptic Soldier

How can I be in the Gamer Spotlight?

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What's the story behind your gamertag?
I started with a generic fanboyish gamertag back when I first joined Xbox LIVE. X’s and numbers all included. I longed for something a bit simpler but with some appeal to it. I thought and thought about it. Through a lot of trial and error in searching for a solid gamertag, this one hit me, and I knew it was the one. I went to change my gamertag, saw it was available, and Cryptic Soldier was born.

What do you do when you're not playing games?
I usually work, volunteer with my local town FD and PD whenever I can to help them out, go mud bogging, sit on my tailgate in the parking lots in my small hometown listening to country music with my friends, and hunt whenever I can.

What's the worst or weirdest job you've ever had?
So far, my current one, as a retail sales associate. I’ve seen some interesting characters from all walks of life that I’d never expect to live in my little home town.

If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be?
I’d have to say Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson. Larry has the coolest job ever.

If you could be any video game character, who would it be?
Without a doubt I’d be Captain Viktor Reznov.

Complete this sentence: "People of Earth, ...:
“ … I am Lrrr, ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8!”

What would you like to be doing in ten years?
I’d like to be a police officer within my next ten years. Love helping people.

What is the Gamer Spotlight?

The Gamer Spotlight is a weekly feature here on and on Xbox LIVE where we interview someone from the Xbox LIVE community. We’ve interviewed contest winners, podcasters, grandmas, soldiers, teachers, lawyers, students, rappers, artists, moms, dads and teenagers. What they all have in common is they play games on Xbox LIVE! Meet new people every week in the Gamer Spotlight!