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This Ambassador loves reading about Wolverine, watching Wolverine, and even wants to be Wolverine. In addition to shiny, unbreakable claws, onyx62is also enjoys Gears of War and Halo and has been an Xbox Community Ambassador since the “early days”. Oh, did we mention he likes Wolverine?
What's the story behind your gamertag?
The gamertag is a nickname I’ve gone by for years. I had actually gotten just the name onyx without any numbers after it on the original console but due to some oversights when I switched over I was not able to keep that one. So now it’s onyx62is.
What do you do when you're not playing games?
I am an avid practitioner of martial arts, having been training for well over 20 years now. Other than that, I have been a beta tester for the Xbox dash over the last couple of years and I help out on xbox.com as an Xbox Ambassador. It’s something I enjoy doing.
What's the worst or weirdest job you've ever had?
I would have to say the weirdest job I ever had was pulling rickshaw in downtown Toronto. I did that over the course of a couple of summers. Nothing like getting paid to exercise.
What's the best feature of Xbox LIVE?
I am really enjoying using a lot of the apps that have come online lately. With all the movie apps out there I can save money by not having cable.
What do you think is the best comic book of all time?
The Weapon X series with Wolverine telling how he got his adamantium bones.
What do you think is the best album of all time?
Any Queen album.
What drew you to the Xbox Community Ambassador Program?
I knew about the Ambassador Program for years but always missed out on the application portion when they were looking for new recruits. Then I was helping to beta test the Community Xperts program and they switched us over.
If you could be any video game character, whom would it be?
Hmmmm. I wonder … I don’t know … could it be … Wolverine? LOL
What's the first video game you ever played?
Now I’m going to show my age. Not sure how many people remember the old Bally Arcade system. Got it one year for Christmas and played pinball on it.
What's the last book you read?
I’ve just finished re-reading The Gunslinger by Stephen King.