SiLeNt Ph0eNiX

New Mexico
It’s not the silent part that worries me; it’s the phoenix.
SiLeNt Ph0eNiX

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This Ambassador may not be much of a talker, but his helpfulness is well known in the Xbox Community Ambassador Program. SiLeNt Ph0eNiX would love to save the world like Master Chief, but for now enjoys hanging out with his friends, going to the movies, and chatting on Skype.

What's the story behind your gamertag?
I’m not much of a heavy talker, so that’s where the silent part came from. The phoenix part was when I was really into Harry Potter and of course I happened to watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix when I made the gamertag.

What do you do when you're not playing games?
When I’m not playing video games, I would either answer some Xbox Ambassador questions, chat with friends on Skype, be out and about with friends seeing a movie or hanging out at their house, or at work, working at the airport.

What's the worst or weirdest job you've ever had?
I never had a weird job yet, but I did have a bad job which was working for a car detail company. It was one of those jobs where you would work up to 12+ hours a day and end up working in extreme heat and cold weather. Plus the management didn’t care about their employees and made you feel like you weren’t worth anything.

What's the best feature of Xbox LIVE?
Party chat, being able to talk to people without your friends or other gamers be in the same game as you in order to speak.

What drew you to the Xbox Community Ambassador Program?
I always love to help people and Xbox, so when I saw that the Xbox Ambassador program was getting re-launched a few years ago, I thought it would be a great opportunity to help others and start getting some experience in the gaming community.

Who's your favorite superhero?
Iron Man.

What's the first videogame you ever played?
If I can remember way back when, it was a PC game called Seek And Destroy by Safari Software. You had to execute strategic missions and rescue hostages in either a tank or helicopter. It was one fun game with a lot of great gameplay moments.

What's the last book you read?
Does it count if it’s a college book? If so, Looking Out, Looking In.

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!