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This Xbox Community Ambassador loves the tough Marcus Phoenix and Liam Neeson, but still has a soft spot for animals. His gamertag might be a complicated story, but his skills are without question.
What's the story behind your gamertag?
I was talking to friends on Skype and someone was asking me what I was drinking at the moment. It just happened to be Gatorade. After a couple minutes, I ended up combining some things together: my love for knifing/assassinating people in any game, my own name (Hassan), and what I was drinking at the time (Gatorade). I ended up with Hassassinade.
What do you do when you're not playing games?
I love to go the movies every chance I get to watch whatever is new and good.
What's the worst or weirdest job you've ever had?
The weirdest job I’ve ever had was working on a farm (my first job experience albeit) and it was a terrible one simply because I had never been around animals previously. I can say that after that experience I’ve been more loving towards all sorts of animals.
What is your greatest Xbox LIVE moment?
I’ve been on Xbox LIVE for six years now, and I think my greatest moment on Xbox LIVE was my very first achievement. I still remember it even though it was such a long time ago. I had just recently gotten an Xbox 360 and I hadn't the slightest clue what an achievement was at the time. I was playing Perfect Dark Zero and it just unlocked as I was going through the story line of the game and from then on it's been a never ending battle to get as many achievements as possible.
Favorite movie quote?
“I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you're looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money … but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that will be the end of it - I will not look for you, I will not pursue you … but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you … and I will kill you.” – Liam Neeson, Taken
What do you think is the best game of all time?
If you could be any video game character, whom would it be?
I think I'd have to go with Marcus Phoenix from the Gears of War series. That guy puts up with a lot of stuff and he's honestly just a total badass.
What's the last book you read?
The Great Gatsby.