Obsessive Power

United Kingdom
This history buff has been on Xbox Live since 2006.
Obsessive Power

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Interview

What's the story behind your gamertag?
It’s pretty boring really. When I started using Xbox Live back in 2006, I had a very generic gamertag, so 12 months later I changed it. The system did it for me, but it put the names together as ObessivePower, I simply added a space, and here I am!

What do you do when you're not playing games?
My other hobbies are reading, mainly history, and watching movies. I also consider myself a bit of a nerd. I keep up to date on all the tech news and I also build and repair PCs.

What's the best feature of Xbox Live?
Online multiplayer, it’s just so easy to find and play games against other people from around the world.

What drew you to the Xbox Community Ambassador Program?
I was given a code for what was at first the Community Xpert Chat program by another Xbox Ambassador. Back then there were no rewards or loot; I joined because I like helping my fellow gamers. I’d been answering questions on the forums for many years before I started helping on Ambassador Chat.

Favorite movie quote?
James Bond: “So you expect me to talk, right?”
Goldfinger: “Oh no Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!”

If you could be any video game character, whom would it be?
Although he’s not really a video game character on his own, I am a big Bond fan, so it simply has to be James Bond. Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever.

What's the first video game you ever played?
It was probably about 1984. The game was a port of Spy Hunter on the Commodore 64, showing my age now LOL.

What's the last book you read?
Russia by Martin Sixsmith. It’s the story of Russia’s history from the Kievan Rus right up to modern day Putin’s Russian Federation.


What is the Gamer Spotlight?

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