He’s more Vin Diesel than weasel.

How can I be in the Gamer Spotlight?

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What's the story behind your gamertag?
My name is Brandon and I used to be really skinny so my friends used to say branweasel. LOL. Then I got toned and worked out on my lunch break. One of my friends I didn't see in a while saw me and said "you look diesel." They called me brandiesel from then on.

What do you do when you're not playing games?
When I'm not gaming or doing family stuff, I drive around Ireland with a DD [designated driver—ed.] of course and find the coolest pubs in the most remote villages, etc.

What's the worst or weirdest job you've ever had?
The weirdest job I have had was teaching English in South Korea.

What is your greatest Xbox LIVE moment?
My greatest Xbox LIVE moment was the first time I played Gears of War online. It was the first game I played online so I thought it was deadly.

Favorite movie quote?
My favorite move quote is from Ace Ventura: "Hello, I'm looking for Ray Finkel and a clean pair of shorts."

If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be?
I would trade places with Arnold Schwarzenegger so I could agree to do a Predator 3.

Complete this sentence: "People of Earth, ...:
“People of Earth, root for the Eagles to win a Super Bowl.”

If you could go on tour with any band—past or present—which would it be?
I would love to go on tour with The Doors. I used to love that lifestyle and I love their music.

What would you like to be doing in ten years?
In 10 years I hope I am living in Greece or back home in America again.

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!