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  1. It is that time once again, May is just around the corner which means Operation Supply Drop will be kicking off their Military Appreciation Fundraising campaign. The first leg of the campaign has already begun with a limited t-shirt hosted by Teespring! 100% of the proceeds go directly to support the OSD mission. Act quickly as this shirt will only be available for 7 days so be sure to pick up yours before its too late. The shirt is available in the following colors: gray, red, purple, white, and green. We think the green looks pretty awesome, but we may be a little biased. The design consists of the American flag with the words #WEAREOSD layed into the bottom two stripes. This hashtag represents the family that Operation Supply Drop has built. #WEAREOSD stands for the unity between the organization and its dedicated membership. Front Towards Gamer is proud to be a direct result of that loving relationship. We wouldn't be here without it. Visit the Teespring campaign here and pick yours up today!
  2. WELCOME! As you all know, we LOVE to give back to our amazing community that gives so much to us! Our FTG April Giveaway has officially begun! Our Giveaway winner will be chosen at random using the Gleam Giveaway program VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENTER: https://gleam.io/7LwMK/front-towards-gamer-april-giveaway This month we are giving away a game of your choice ($60 Value) and we wish you all the best of luck! This giveaway will go from April 3rd - May 1st! Hint- Submitting a video of yourself via YouTube with the FTG Logo will give you the most chance of winning! Good luck to everyone! Be sure to stay tuned for more challenges, giveaways, and community events!
  3. Welcome back gamers, veterans, supporters and readers! Thanks for stopping by and reading this edition of 20 Questions here at the New Front Towards Gamer! This round of 20 Questions will be with RobocoxTV (RC) Active Army and Community Director at Front Toward Gamer. 1) We all had that first video game experience that hooked us in one way or another, what was your first video game moment? (RC) Have to say that my first real gaming experience that got me HOOKED, would have to be when I played counter strike on an old like big tube desktop computer. This was back when we had mouse-wheels still lol, and like AOL dial up, and some people may remember the 6 disk installation CD that you had to use for counter strike - ahh i love those times. 2) What was your first online game? did that change everything for you? (RC) Counter strike was my first online game, and yea, it changed everything haha, got me hooked! 3) What do you do in the army? (RC) I am a 13 Series, Artillery. I currently work in Recruiting for the time being though - but that time is soon to be over. 4) Why did you join OSD? (RC) I joined OSD because it seemed like a great organization to be a part of. They constantly had moving parts which were moving in the right direction towards helping others and I love that. 5) What are you most proud of so far in life sir? (RC) My daughter - 100% I am excited to see where she goes in life and what she wants to do. 6) If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why? (RC) Shit, I would have to say...Green Lantern - not that I like the story or anything, just because he can think of things and then they appear. I guess if he loses that ring or whatever than it’s all for naught. 7) What does the current you tell a 16 year old you? (RC) Invest in Facebook, and, there is a cop shooting radar on Rt. 40 when you are like 18 (save myself a few bucks) 8) What was your last job? (RC) I worked as a forklift operator. 9) How many times did you crash or drop something on the forklift, we won’t tell, it will be between you and me? (RC) For legal purposes, and I don’t know what the statute of limitations is on something like this, but let’s just say there was this place I worked that, if you crashed and damaged a product, you would be given 3 days absence and a drug test, if you pass the drug test, you get paid for those 3 days. SO, I may or may not have crashed once or twice on purpose and gotten 3 free paid days off. I was a terrible person. 10) Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck? (RC) Duck Sized Horses, because, I can imagine myself running through them kicking frantically. Hell, I could even tape a few of them to the bottom of my shoes like little horseduck rollerblades. 11) What would you do if you won the lottery? what is that first 24 hours like? (RC) Ok, so if I won the lottery I would travel, 100% all over the world, mainly the Buddhist culture area’s like Thailand and stuff like that. I LOVE those places. But the first 24 hours, I would hire a security team to watch my family and myself and immediately make sure I get all my legal stuff in order to collect properly. 12) Best movie you saw in last few years? and the top 5 all time? (RC) Best movie in last 5 years, I believe it has to be….The Accountant. I love that the movie was just action packed, it left my wife and I with a cool feeling at the end. Top 5 of all time though, Shawshank Redemption, Green Street Hooligans, Godfather 2, American History X, I can’t think of another one lol, I don’t even think those are my top 5 because I just LOVE so many movies but those are the best ones that came to mind. 13) What is the weirdest item I find in your refrigerator right now? 14) If you could trade places with any other person for a month, famous or not, living or dead, with whom would it be? and why? (RC) Well obviously not dead because that would be shitty, trade with them and just, be dead for a month =P. I think I would trade with my wife, because then I would be able to experience the awesomeness that is being married to me. 15) What has been your favorite video game Easter egg over the years? (RC) World of Warcraft used to have this glitch to get into certain areas of Orgrimmar (Horde Main City) and it would lead you to this secret area with an NPC named after one of the developers that had passed away in real life. It was cool and a bit somber to see that. 16) What was your first video game Easter egg? (RC) I think Counter Strike - they let you go through the walls and everything in private lobbies - sometimes you get deep enough into the level and you find some little cool poster on the wall explaining the developers names and contact info and stuff. 17) What was your first job every? how long did you last? (RC) Pilot Gas Station - I worked as a maintenance man through high school - I think I was there for like 3 years. I got fired for walking around with a Mop on my head while the boss was away - turns out he watches the security videos...dick. 18) What is the weirdest item within arms reach right now sir? 19) What was your first tattoo? and last one? (Images of both please) (RC) First tattoo was this little Chinese symbol for COURAGE, it was on my shoulder and it hurt like hell lol, we used to call it the “Running man” because of how it looks, it is since covered up. My latest tattoo is the Bod hi Tree (The tree where Buddha found enlightenment) on the front of my leg (shin). 20) In your opinion what shooter changed everything for FPS in video games? (RC) Counter Strike - 100%, that game has stood the test of time with the same maps, same guns, same feel, FOR YEARS! 21) Mash up map, if you could merge two BF maps which two would you merge? (RC) Golmund Railway and Rogue Transmission - so much snipes. 22) What is your favorite map and game mode from a video game? (RC) Favorite map would be - Slums - and game mode would be 1v1 Gamebattle Search and Destroy on Black Ops 2, Good times, good times. 23) What was the last game you played? (RC) Last night I stayed up stupid late playing Wildlands, I actually saw you online but was deep in a heated battle playing against some purple guys with a car that does wheelies. Wtf. 24) What was the last song you song? (RC) I’m in love with the shape of you - that ed sheeran song, I sang it to my buddy at work here when we went across the street to starbucks cause it was awkward and people were around us so I made it even more weird. 24) What 2 things within arms reach will you take with you if you are going to be deserted on a island? has to be within arms reach and no phones (no signal out there) We had a great time chatting with RobocoxTV for this round of 20 Questions. What two items would you bring with you? Share with us below in the comments.
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  5. 6 Things About Gaming Your Parents Don't Want You to Know 1. Gaming can Actually Improve Vision and Attention Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Daphne Bavelier studies have shown that Video Games actually affect perception, attention, and cognition. Studies have also shown that video gaming enhances low level vision and attention by increasing the ability to monitor multiple objects at one time. Because of the large amount of activity that gaming puts on the brain and eyes, playing video games after eye surgery or receiving glasses can speed up the process of recovery. So next time your parents say you will go blind staring at that screen, remind them that it may actually help. 2. Gaming can Physically Change your Brain for the Better! Scientists in Berlin conducted a study using a Video Gaming Group (23 Members) and a Control Group that did not play video games. They were asked to play Super Mario 64 (Takin’ it back!) for 30 Minutes a day. Both groups were then given an MRI and the Gaming group showed increases of Gray Matter in the brain, prefrontal cortex and the cerebellum. For those, like myself, that are not neurosurgeons, those are the areas for planning, hand motor skills and memory formation (among others). (Trust me, I had to Google! it) 3. Gaming can make you YOUNG AGAIN! Ok, maybe not physically Research from the University of Iowa has shown from a study of 681 healthy individuals, ages 50 and older (This one is for you, mom and dad), that 19 Hours of strategy and mind teaser games delayed a range of cognitive skills up to 6 years for some individuals, with a minimum improvement of 1.5 years. So, for all of you who don’t have the ability to run and gun in Call of Duty and the likes, just play some brain teaser video games and if you play enough, you might be able to hop back into the FPS world! 4. Gaming makes you more social! With nearly 50% of teens able to say that they played some type of video game “yesterday”. It is easy to say that most didn’t play alone. As a matter of fact, 65% of teens play video games with people in the same room as them, and 27% play with their friends online! This doesn’t mean they always play together, but with the ease of access to online play these days, kids are far more likely to become more social, or at least horrible trolls who know more about my mother than I do. 5. Sports games make you better at sports, or at least try harder. Ok, this may be a stretch, but who are we to argue with the science? Studies by Cheryl Olson of Parents.com led her to believe that players (mainly boys) learn and attempt new moves/sports from things they have tried on video games. This increased interest in improving online has leaked into the real world. I wish I could have said the same about my times playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater, I think i had a good 20 minute manual down. No chance. 6. Video Games can help with Depression. When people play video games, brain scans show the most active parts of the brain are the rewards pathway system, which is associated with motivation and goal orientation, and the hippocampus, which is associated with learning and memory. These are the two main parts of the brain that don’t activate when people are suffering from depression. So long story short! Get on those chairs and play some games! They are good for your health! That is a really biased opinion on my part since I LOVE playing video games, but I hope that I have provided you with enough ammunition to defend your right to slay dragons, and defeat your sworn enemies in the digital world, without being bothered! Thank you all for reading, be sure to sign up as a member on our website and check out our monthly community events that focus around gaming! You can also join us on Discord on our extremely active channel which can be found here: https://discord.gg/0WgmmHOcoEmHGmua and you can find us on Twitch.tv at www.Twitch.tv/OperationSupplyDrop RobO FTG Community Director www.Twitter.com/RobocoxTV References 8 Reasons Video Games Can Improve Your Child. (2017). Parents. Retrieved 26 March 2017, from http://www.parents.com/kids/development/benefits-of-video-games/?slideId=37208 15 Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games. (2017). Mentalfloss.com. Retrieved 26 March 2017, from http://mentalfloss.com/article/65008/15-surprising-benefits-playing-video-games Lenhart, A., Kahne, J., Middaugh, E., Macgill, A., Evans, C., & Vitak, J. (2017). Teens, Video Games and Civics. Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech. Retrieved 26 March 2017, from http://www.pewinternet.org/2008/09/16/teens-video-games-and-civics/ Science, L. (2017). Brain Teaser Games May Slow Aging Mind. Live Science. Retrieved 26 March 2017, from http://www.livescience.com/29246-brain-games-slow-mental-decline.html TEDxCHUV - Daphne Bavelier - Your brains on action games :: News :: University of Rochester. (2017). Rochester.edu. Retrieved 26 March 2017, from https://www.rochester.edu/news/video/bavelier-tedx-2012/ Video Games Improve Vision, Study Says. (2017). News.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 26 March 2017, from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090329-video-game-vision.html Why Playing Video Games Can Actually Be Good for Your Health. (2017). Time.com. Retrieved 27 March 2017, from http://time.com/4051113/why-playing-video-games-can-actually-be-good-for-your-health/
  6. Thanks for checking out another Team Phoenix event! On Sunday March 4th OSD Team Phoenix teamed up with VR Junkies AZ to bring Mandatory VR fun to our Veterans, Active Duty and their families. What is VR Junkies? VR Junkies AZ is a Virtual Reality Arcade. Travel the world, fight zombies or aliens, create 3-D art and more! What is Virtual Reality? the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. The team was about 50/50 on who has played and has not played before, so we took turns on the arcade games before diving in to the Zombie shooter. After some practice, we all started playing Arizona Sunshine, the Zombie shooter on 4 person coop. This was the funniest game and so realistic folks jumped and screamed more then once. Everyone had such a fun time playing the Virtual Reality games. To see some of our team members play virtual reality for the first time was fantastic. Tammy was jumping around like popcorn. We also had a few highly functioning autistic children out, and it was beyond amazing fun for them to play. They picked it up right away and went crazy with it, we had to make them take a break. Big thanks to VR Junkies AZ, Drew, Sky, you all ROCK! Thanks for reading, as always we here in Team Phoenix look forward to sharing our experiences with all of you! if you would like to help Operation Supply Drop and its Teams please check out the Link for more info.
  7. Welcome back gamers, veterans, supporters and readers! Thanks for reading this edition of 20 Questions here at the New Front Towards Gamer! This round of 20 Questions will be with Zach Mumbach [ZM] aka @Zachulon Multiplayer Producer on Battlefield Hardline Without any further delay, here we go with the self proclaimed #1Wheelman in Battlefield Hardline, Zach Mumbach 1) Please pick one of the two.. Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat? [ZM] Street Fighter, loved both as a kid but I still play Street Fighter to this day. Ryu and Bison are the guys I like to play most for those wondering. 2) What are your thoughts on video game movies? if you could make one and pick the director and 3 cast mates which and who would you pick? [ZM] They are different mediums that don’t translate well all the time. Honestly I wouldn’t want to work on any movie based on a video game, I’d prefer just to make games. If I had to though I’d make a Dead Space movie starring The Rock cause why not. 3) What was your first video game? and online one? [ZM] First game I ever owned was Galaga for the NES. First online game I ever played was the first Warcraft game. 4) How did video games effect you at that time? [ZM] I thought video games were amazing growing up. We had a computer lab at school and I would play Oregon Trail and these other old games as much as I could. I just thought video games were so much better than watching TV or Movies. I was pretty obsessed. 5) Rainbow 6 Three changed gaming forever for me, how did (first online video game) change you? [ZM] Well, the first time I played online was Warcraft and I just remember being amazed that it was possible. I remember thinking, “How can a video game go through a phone line!?!?” and just being amazed. After that I started playing Quake, which I sucked at, so a lot of my online sessions were just me getting whupped on. 6) what comes first transporters or warp drives ? [ZM] Warp drives I guess. I don’t think transporting people will ever be possible, sadly. I sure wouldn’t trust it. How do I know that’s the real me coming out on the other end and not some clone? 7) If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why? [ZM] Maui because when I am there I am the happiest version of myself. 8) Is Hotwire your favorite mode from Battlefield Hardline? [ZM] Yeah, Hotwire is easily my favorite. I can’t get enough of that mode. 9) What was your favorite project to work on ? [ZM] Battlefield Hardline. I know it’s the most recent one and that makes the answer kinda cheesy but it really was my favorite. Awesome high-profile franchise and just a great combination of people making up the team. I’m actually sad in a way that its done because it was so much fun to work on. 10) In another life in the old west who are you and what do you do? [ZM] I don’t think I’d survive long in the old west. I got a big mouth. Maybe a farmer outside of some little prairie town. Just tending my crops and enjoying life. 11) What do you miss about working at EA Maxis? [ZM] The people. I worked with some really amazing people at Maxis and sadly, the way this industry works, it’s hard to stay in touch with people once you move. 12) Pick your favorite multiplayer map of all time from any video game? why is it your favorite [ZM] 2Fort from Team Fortress Classic. It was the first map in any MP game that I completely memorized, I knew every corner of that map. Lots of good memories playing 2Fort. 13) Who plays the best James Bond? [ZM] Pierce Brosnan no doubt. 14) With how far gaming has come in last 20 years, the next 20 will be extremely promising, imagine your a game maker in 20 years, tell me about your game. [ZM] I think VR is going to come up a lot. I don’t think it takes over 100% but it will be a thing. In 20 years I am making a VR Skate game or some kind of VR Mech fighting game. 15) Mash up map, if you could merge two BF maps which two would you merge? [ZM] I’m going with Caspian Border with Metro running below ground. Some other great answers we have received.. [DanSheridan] Tricky one – Damavand Peak from Battlefield 3, I love the jump off the edge of the cliff, a great use of the parachutes. At the bottom of the cliff I would put Valparaiso from Battlefield Bad Company 2, for an epic Rush battle. [BobbyMiller] Hainan resort and Zavod 311, they’re my two favorite vanilla maps! [Matt Kelly] Siege of Shanghai’s levolution meets Downtown/High Tension from Hardline. I like the idea of cops C4ing an office block to stop criminals reaching the heli-pad. The net loss to the city over a bag of money would be amazing. [Crunch] Noshahr canals and Wave Breaker. Just imagine how that would come out! [P4D] Mine would be Davad Peak on top of metro match B to B. 16) Social media is shaping the way we play and interact with games, what do you see as biggest advantages and disadvantages may be? [ZM] Well the big advantage from my viewpoint is fast direct feedback from the fans. Social Media really helped us make Hardline. Disadvantage is as developers we can’t always answer every question on there. Some things are just not announced or we can’t talk about and some fans can get upset about that. 17) Do you think that game makers have a right to police users on social media? [ZM] Nah, I think you let people say what they want. Take the good with the bad and if someone is really bugging you on there, it’s easy enough to just ignore them or block them. 18) You are going to be stranded on an island, only have a few seconds, name the three item you will bring? [ZM] I’m going to bring a Nintendo DS, a copy of Link Between Worlds and a Helicopter. I’ll be the first person to beat that game on a deserted island then I’ll fly home. 19) Do you have a preference between XBOX and PS? [ZM] Nope, I have both and I just play on whatever system I have more friends playing on at the moment. They are both great systems. 20) What was your first job in video games? [ZM] QA Tester on James Bond: The World is not Enough for the Playstation 1. 21) Name the weirdest item within arms reach right now? Everything on my desk is pretty much work/game related. Weirdest thing is probably a copy of Dr Dre’s Chronic album. It’s good to listen to while playing Hardline. 22) What historical game do you think changed the way we play games forever? [ZM] I don’t have a good answer for this one, ha ha ha. For me it was Wolfenstein 3D because of this hidden rooms. That game made me think about what else might be hidden away in other games. 23) What would you tell yourself if you could send back a message to the 16 year old you? Nothing. If I told 16 year old me something I might set in to motion a series of events that would lead me somewhere else. I’m really happy with where I am no both professionally and personally so I wouldn’t want to mess anything up. 24) If you could ask one person from history 3 questions, what would you ask and who? [ZM] I would ask Andre the Giant. Question 1. How tall are you really? Question 2. Can you lift me above your head? Question 3. Can you put me back down now please? 25) What was your first and favorite Easter Egg in video games? Megladon, Phantom, Yeti, or from previous years or different game? [ZM] In Duke Nukem 3D there was this room you could sneak into and it was Homer’s desk from the Simpsons. Blew my mind as a kid. It was fantastic speaking with Zach Mumbach in this edition of 20 Questions. What was your WOW moment in Video Games? Share with us in the comments section below.
  8. Welcome back gamers, veterans, supporters, readers and first timers! Thanks for clicking on the link and reading this edition of 20 Questions here at Front Towards Gamer! This round of 20 Questions will be with Jaqub Ajmal [JA] aka @JaqubAjmal Project Manager on the Battlefield Series and Mirrors Edge. I'm Jaqub, a 35 year old gamer working for EA DICE as a project manager handling the QA team at EA DICE on the Battlefield series and Mirrors edge. I'm just another random white dude that enjoys music, movies and games. On ward with this edition of 20 Questions with the ever gracious Jaqub Ajmal. 1) what was your first job ever? [JA] My first job ever was as a gardener at a cemetery. It was a summer job and it was a pretty chill experience. Laying out in the sun, trimming some bushes and watering flowers. Sometimes a few tombstones need a good scrubbing. Good times! 2) What was the worst/most challenging job you ever had? did it change you? how? [JA] The most challenging job I ever had was as a salesman for a mobile company that did business to business sales. The salary was amazing, I've never made that much money in my life ever since then but it was really soul crushing and very stressful. What made things worse was that Massive Entertainment (Developers of The Division) had their offices just across the street and I could see straight into their offices from my window seat. I was asking myself everyday, why am I here and not there? That question became a catalyst for me in a way that I finally got the courage to quit my job and pursue a career in game development. 3) What are your thoughts on video game movies? if you could make one and pick the director and 3 cast mates which and who would you pick? [JA] Funny you should ask that, I actually have quite a collection of video game movies. Sadly most of them are awful, but those that I think worked the best are the Resident Evil movies and the first Mortal Kombat. The director of those movies, Paul WS Anderson really understands how to adapt a game and make it into something that actually works as a movie. I wouldn't exactly call them masterpieces but they are fun enough to watch once. I also thought the Need for Speed Movie was good fun. If I could pick a director to make a movie I would go for James Cameron. For actors I would go with Christian Bale, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Ha ha that would be one bad ass movie. 4) Do you think that game makers have a right to police users on social media? [JA] I believe in freedom of speech so everyone can say whatever they want. Game-makers are nothing special, just ordinary people like anyone else with various different opinions. 5) What do you think about the HoloLens and its possibilities in video games? [JA] I think it´s always cool with new technologies that can create new and immersive experiences for gamers. I have had the Oculus Rift development kit 2 since release and I am pretty amazed by some games such as Elite Dangerous. It wouldn't want to play it in any other way. I think the magic really happens when a developers creates and experience that uses the technology in such a way where it becomes and advantage of using it instead of trying to shoehorn a game that wasn't designed for the technology in the first place. With the right games HoloLens can really be something special. 6) What was your first and favorite Easter Egg in video games? Megladon, Phantom, Yeti, or from previous years or different game? [JA] My favorite Easter Egg is one I found myself as a child. If you beat Starfox on SNES (Star wing in EU) and if you leave the game running for 15 minutes after the credits have rolled by you will hear a special tune. I am pretty sure that I was one of the first people that found it because that Easter egg wasn't even on YouTube until a few years ago. 7) What was your last game played (mode)? did you win? [JA] My last game was Domination in Battlefield 4, it was sadly a loss. 8) Is that your favorite game mode and map? if no what is? [JA] My favorite game mode is Rush, I really enjoy how it sends players to the same area and gives every game a cinematic flair. I mostly play games for the experience rather than being competitive so it fits me really well. My favorite map is Damavand Peak as it has a little bit of everything and at the same time manages to be extremely cinematic and full of Battlefield moments. 9) If you could pick the next thing to be a Easter Egg what would it be? (ie Bear,T Rex,Clown) How would we trigger it? [JA] Haha I would make something really complex where the entire server would have to do something to trigger it. This Easter egg would take to much time to make, but when you would trigger it I would have the Skybox of the level rip open by a gigantic monster that comes in from behind it. And the server would then suddenly turn into a Final Fantasy style battle game where you would have to fight this monster. It would be really difficult and all 64 players would have to co-op to have a chance to beat it. Haha that would be pretty nuts. 10) Tell us about your worst testing experience in the past? [JA] The worst testing experience is always on those games that you work really hard on and then suddenly get canned. Sure we did get paid for the work we put in, but it´s heartbreaking when you have spent so much time and energy on something and then no one even gets the chance to play it. I have been lucky though as I haven't worked on that many games that got canned. 11) With how far gaming has come in last 20 years, the next 20 will be extremely promising, imagine your a game maker in 20 years, tell me about your game. [JA] I think that procedural generated data will be the norm. The world, the animations, the AI everything will be created with complex code. There is a certain stiffness in games today due to various limitations. But if you look at some games like GTA5 when it comes to animation or Elite Dangerous when it comes to the game world it´s clear to me that its the future. I also think that it will be very easy to make games, as easy as it is to make music these days. But instead of technical talent it will require more design talent. I think that compared to the movie business the video games business is still in an era where we actually develop the camera for every movie we make. While making a movie today is super simple, anyone can come up with a good idea, get a decent camera for little money and get high end editing software. It´s all about the talent. I think that in the future 3d assets will be so detailed that it wont make sense to create new ones as people wont notice any difference between games and hardware will be so fast that we can just buy all of the assets from a 3d assets company and there wont be much need for optimizations. I also think that mobile devices will be the platform that we will use for our games where you simply can stream the image in real time to a big screen wireless from the phone, and connect a gamepad or mouse/keyboard to it wireless as well. At some point those devices will just become so powerful that getting more processing power for a video game might actually not make a big difference. 12) What is your favorite video game map to play online and why? [JA] My favorite game to play online is Battlefield. (Surprise!) Battlefield is a great game to play with friends as it rewards team play, and at the same time it´s not to competitive as it lets you have fun as well.Pretty much no game plays out the same and the unique cinematic scenes that play out during the Battles are endless. I also really love the sound in the Battlefield games which I think no movie or game can match. It´s just truly amazing to put the game on War tapes while cranking up the volume on a 7.1 system. Besides Damavand peak that I mentioned above my other favorite map is Arica Harbor which is an amazing map with tons of variation. Playing it on Rush is really something special. 13)What is your favorite old school video game map to play online? (pre COD/BF) [JA] I think Facing Worlds in Unreal Tournament was a brilliant map, excellent design, interesting choice of setting, good mix of indoor and outdoor battle and pretty much perfect in size. The map had something for everyone. 14) Would you remake that map on a modern game? which one? [JA] Well I hope that Facing World ends up in the new Unreal Tournament game that is in development. That would be really something! 15) Mash up map, if you could merge two BF maps which two would you merge? [JA] It would be a Rush map that starts out as Damavand peak, then after the tunnel bit, instead of ending up in the construction type area you would come out of the tunnel and be in the Arica Harbor desert. And then play Arica all the way to the end. Haha that would have been amazing. Maybe even have some levolution where the Arica Harbor train would start moving and crash into the harbor area. 16) If you can pick an old school game to be re made into a modern version which would it be? [JA] I would love to see an open world games based on the Original Usagi Yojimbo game on the C64. It was a very revolutionary game for it´s time. For example it had a combat state and a none combat state, peaceful NPC would get scared if you went into combat mode for no reason, A karma system where if you did to many naughty things you would end up committing Harakiri, dynamic music, branching levels, boss fights and an actual ending cut scene. A truly underrated gem in my book. 17) what comes first transporters or warp drives ? [JA] I would go with warp drive as it seems "simpler" of the two. Haha 18) If you ship was sinking and you could only grab two things, what are they? [JA] A life jacket because I suck at swimming and a flare gun. 19) What is your favorite movie and thoughts on interstellar? are we alone? [JA] I thought it was really good, Christopher Nolan is an amazing director. I also really loved the score by Hans Zimmer. Was super disappointed that it didn't win more Oscars then it did. 20) Name the weirdest item within arms reach right now? [JA] Around 30 cardboard boxes. I just moves houses so my living room looks like a warehouse. 21) Any project you wish you did not pass on or had? [JA] There was one project where I wish that I would have tried to get more involved in regards to the creative bits. As QA I try to avoid getting to involved with the design as I think that the game designers need to do their thing and have their vision appear intact with not to much interference from others. But on Terminator Salvation that I worked on I just wish that I would have taken over or at least helped them with the creative vision because I am really in tune with the Terminator universe and have a great understanding of how one could convert that into a good gaming experience. Of course it´s always easy to say that in hindsight because Terminator Salvation was a game that was made with very little resources and not a lot of time, but I still think that I could have made a difference for the better if given the chance. 22) What was your first job in video games? [JA] My first job in the games industry was at a developer called Simbin that developed super realistic racing simulators. I worked there first as a designer doing scripting for weather effects and cameras, when I was done with my design work I also assisted with some quality assurance. They were very impressed with the work I did and pretty soon made me QA Lead. I guess I was a natural, as I didn't have any prior QA experience. 23) What are your thoughts on violence in video games? would you let your 5 year old play GTA, Hardline or a BF? [JA] No I wouldn't let my 4 year old play GTA or the Battlefield games.(He is 5 this summer). I honestly don't even think that he would enjoy them as they are quite complex and difficult to play for someone that young. I also think that GTA5 has some themes and scenes that are just to scary for someone really young to view. For me Battlefield isn't really all that violent, and as a kid playing cowboys and Indians in real life with friends our imagination was often a lot more violent and gruesome then those games. Also for me personally I watched a lot of violent movies as a child and it didn't really have any negative effect on me, but I think it really depends on the person and how they react to the content. But it´s a very difficult questions and I don't really think there is a right or wrong, I think its up to each parent to decide when they think that their kids are ready to play certain violent games. 24) If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why? [JA] Somewhere that has nice weather and where I could get a job similar to what I am doing today, So probably somewhere in the USA like Austin, Los Angeles, Redwood shores or San Francisco. It was fantastic speaking with Jaqub Ajmal for this edition of 20 Questions. What is your favorite Easter Egg in video games? Please share with us in the comments section below.
  9. Welcome back gamers, veterans, supporters and readers! Thanks for stopping in and reading the new 20 Questions here at Front Towards Gamer! This round of 20 Questions will be with Chris aka Battle(non)sense [BN] @BattleNonSense Battlefield News, Design Concepts, and Easy Explanations of complex game mechanics. My name is Chris, I am 35. I am happily married for the last 10 years and we have 2 kids. For the last 17 years I have been working full time as an electrical engineer. My area of expertise is home and facility automation, project planing and project management as well as designing solutions that fix problems that our customers need to have resolved, or improve existing work flows. 1) What was your first video game? And online one? [BN] My first contact with Video games was with the C64 which still used a tape drive. The first system that I owned was the NES followed by the Amiga 500 and the Amiga 1200 before I got my first PC in 1995 which was a Intel Pentium running at amazing 133MHz. The first video game that I played was Super Mario Bros on the original NES in 1986. I am not sure about what my first online game was. We played a lot of DOOM, Quake and UT on the LAN back at school. The first online game I remember playing was Operation Flash-point in 2001 2) Playing Rainbow 6 Three changed gaming forever for me, how did (first online video game) change you? [BN] Playing Operation Flashpoint online brought an entirely new scale of gaming to me. It was incredible to feel that you are part of a bigger team, And how working together decided if you would win or loose. 3) What was that first experience on (first video game) like to you? [BN] Addictive 4) If you were a Star Trek® or Star Wars® character, which one would it be? [BN] Easy one. Captain James Tiberius Kirk 5) If you were an animal, which one would you want to be? [BN] Eagle 6) Over the years what is the one vehicle thats your go to when its time to mob with a group online? [BN] Attack Helicopters 7) Mash up map, if you could merge two BF maps which two would you merge? [BN] Hmm.... I can't think of any of the old Battlefield maps that I would like to merge, so I will choose two BF3 maps. Take Metro, expand the subway part with a LOT more corridors, and hidden paths so that you can actually flank properly and not have those silly choke points. On top of that you place Seine Crossing which should be make about 2 times of the current size with a lot more alternative routes that you can take + multiple entry points for the subway. xpray4deathx Metro and Damavand Peak, B on top of B. ZehGreek That’s a very cool question.. I’d say; Oasis and Final Ignition. Please DICE. Make it happen. dan_mitre Oh, that’s a good one. Propaganda on top with a subterranean Operation Locker. ThisIsactionman Tricky one – Damavand Peak from Battlefield 3, I love the jump off the edge of the cliff, a great use of the parachutes. At the bottom of the cliff I would put Valparaiso from Battlefield Bad Company 2, for an epic Rush battle. Unitool I’d jam Karkand (BF2 version) onto Wake Island (BF3 version) and see how that works. Or maybe Karkand and Return to Karkand, in order to create Super Karkand: Epic Edition – Now with More Karkand Than Ever Before. WDA_Punisher Hmm, Hard question. One that popped into my head was Strike at Karkand and Arica Harbor. Both were epic infantry maps. UPSLynx Hainan resort and Zavod 311, they’re my two favorite vanilla maps! Driezzz Valparaiso from Bad Company 2 and Suez Canal from Battlefield 2142, don’t forget those Titans! 8) What has been your favorite video game Easter egg over the years? [BN] The elevator rave in Crysis 2 9) What is the weirdest item I find in your refrigerator right now? [BN] There are no weird items in there. 10) What do you see as the biggest drawback in BF4 was? [BN] Oh boy. That could result in a short novel. But if I would have to boil it down to 2 things then this would be the legacy code that is still present there, which is holding back the game and causes a lot of the issues that we see today (especially the netcode), and that the game is designed with a too strong focus on casuals and this waters down the gameplay a lot. 11) Did you see BF4 as an improvement over BF3 or other way around and why? [BN] A few things BF4 is doing better, others it does worse.Overall both games are disappointing because you clearly see the lack of time and thought that has been put into these. 12) You are going to be stranded on an island, only have a few seconds, name the three items you will bring? [BN] toothbrush knife cloth 13) What do you think about the HoloLens and its possible in video games? [BN] A lot is possible, but I see its application to be more valuable in other industries. 14) Robert Bowling Jason West and Vince Zampella have done fantastic jobs listening to the community and applying it to a game/system for use with its users, should other companies be studying/applying this to their projects? [BN] I think that DICE LA is also doing a great job these days when it comes to listening to the community. Even DICE Stockholm did a good job there back in the days of Battlefield 2. But for about 7 years they did an absolutely horrible job at communication and listening to their customers - just like EA.So I am curious to see how this will develop. 15) What is your favorite old school video game map to play online? (pre COD/BF) [BN] Quake 3 The Longest Yard 16) What are your thoughts on BF Hardline? [BN] Hardline has a lot of potential, but is still hold back by the baggage for the Battelfield 4 code as it sadly just copied a lot of the existing functions instead of overhauling and improving them. 17) We have came a long way in the last 15 years, tell us something surprising about the next 15 years? [BN] Consoles as we know them today will cease to exist. 18) Name the weirdest item within arms reach right now? [BN] Lipgloss my coworker left on my desk 19) Best BF to date is _____ [BN] Hands down Battlefield 2. Despite its issues it provided the best overall Battlefield game and experience so far. 20) What changed FPS forever? [BN] 3d FX VooDoo which brought us 3D acceleration. Thanks for reading, It has been great chatting with Chris in this round of 20 Questions, Cant wait to see your next project! If you could be any animal what would it be? Share with us in the comments section below.
  10. BALTIMORE, MD – January 26th, 2017 – Versus Evil, an indie game publishing company, is hosting their first ever Versus Evil Charity Clash (#charityclash) event. Teaming up with four different charities, Gamechanger Charity, 8-Bit Salute | Operation Supply Drop, Save the Children and St Jude's PLAY LIVE, the Versus Evil event will see several different Twitch Streamers representing each charity battling it out to win the $10,000 grand prize donation. During this time they will also be raising money during each livestreamed heat for their specific charity. Streamers will be competing in Antihero, Tim Conkling’s turn-based single and multiplayer strategy game about running a thieves' guild (available in First Access at https://versusevil.itch.io/antihero), and will attempt to outsmart and outmaneuver their opponents to become the top master thief in Victorian England. The Charity Clash livestreamed heats, which will take the form of a bracket-style tournament, will take place between now and PAX East (10-12th March), where the finalists will play each other to win the $10,000 donation. During this time, streamers will also be encouraging their fans to donate to the charity they are representing and, as an incentive, fans can also buy the Antihero charity shirt of their favorite streamer’s charity; a portion of shirt proceeds will go directly to charity. Details will be displayed on the charity web page Antihero.tiltify.com The charity team that raises the most money will also win an Alienware Alpha PC, which will be given away to one lucky winner from their own communities. “We’re hoping that this inaugural Versus Evil Charity Clash will be fun for everyone involved and that we can make this a yearly tradition,” commented founder and General Manager of Versus Evil, Steve Escalante. “We’ve always wanted to give back to a worthwhile cause and now’s the perfect time. We hope the gaming community will come together to support their streamers and help raise money for these important causes.” 8-Bit Salute | Operation Supply Drop Streamers include: BriaLeigh Echoics AustenMarie RivalCastMedia ShinjiTV Thantophobia Spaito Gaming OneGunSalute
  11. Thanks for checking out another Team Phoenix event! On January 14th Pop the Classroom held its annual charity Super Run. Dressing up as Super Heros and Villains and doing a fun run around Kiwanis Lake. What is Pop the Classroom? Pop Goes the Classroom develops and shares curricular resources related to pop culture arts integration as a tool for education. What is Super Run? The Super Run is a national series of 5k running events that partners with non-profit organizations to put on superhero themed events to help raise funds and awareness for their cause. The Super Run is here to save your day! Operation Supply Drop Team Phoenix joined forces with AZ Deadpool Corps to cheer on everyone and hang out for some fantastic fun and excitement. The local tv station CW6 had a green screen set on site and was taking pictures with everyone. Here is a few of our deadpools in one of them. As we waited for the start of the race we bumped into the 501st Dune Sea Garrison. This was a great time to rock out to some tunes! Well of course get some pictures with them too, its the 501st! As the race was about to start we got lined up to give out some high fives and support! The count down.. 3... 2... 1.. Go.. Then it was high fives for days.. So many high fives we had to take turns. Even got some 501st high fives, yes he did the whole run in that outfit! Teaming up with our local community has been a great experience. This allows our team members to get out and be active, while having fun! Thanks for reading, as always we here in Team Phoenix look forward to sharing our experiences with all of you! if you would like to help Operation Supply Drop and its Teams please check out the Link for more info.
  12. Welcome back gamers, veterans, supporters and readers! Thanks for clicking on the link and reading this edition of 20 Questions here at the new Front Towards Gamer! This round of 20 Questions will be with KC SoulKidd (KC) Active Duty and top 10 BF Chopper Pilot. 1) What was your first video game? And online one? (KC) My first video game was Sonic on Sega and my online one was Gears of War. 2) What was that first experience on (first video game) like to you? (KC) It was a great experience. It was like entering a whole new world and it really got me in to video games. 3) Playing Rainbow 6 Three changed gaming forever for me, how did (first online video game) change you? (KC) It was like traveling with out the headache of trying to get there. You get a chance to create a friendship with someone you must likely wouldn't meet. 4) If you could get rid of any one of the US states, which one would you get rid of and why? (KC) None because America is the best. 5) Over the years what is the one vehicle thats your go to when its time to mob with a group online? (KC) The blackhawk on Battlefield Bad Company 2 because no matter what all of us could do every part and keep that helicopter up all game and have fun. 6)What has been your favorite video game Easter egg over the years? (KC) Grand Theft Auto ones because they put in Easter eggs that have to do with all the Grand Theft Auto before. 7) What do you think are the biggest advantages and disadvantages from social media and video games now and in the future? (KC) Advantage is that if the community is having real problem or issues with a part of game you can notify the developer's and they can fix the issue/problem. The disadvantages are having a lot of people that come from different games and come to a game like battlefield. They want it to play like or be more like the game they came from. So you well have a lot of people cry about something that really is not that bad or doesn't need to be fix. But the developer's will fix it to help out the cry baby's. 8) If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why? (KC) The power of invisibility. So if need be I can vanish from site or go in for the best flank. 9)What's the last book you read? (KC) The Bluford Series. 10) What's the best movie you've seen in the last year? (KC) Tie between Fury and Lone Survivor. 11) If you were a Star Trek® or Star Wars® character, which one would it be? and why? (KC) Mace Windu because he's the only good brother on the team. 12) What is the weirdest item I find in your refrigerator right now? (KC) Breakfast Lunchables 13) If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be? (KC) Ashton Kutcher just so I can be with Mila Kunis 14) Why do you choose to fly over close quarter combat? (KC) I like to fly because it's a whole different style of playing and not many people can master or even use the helicopters. So It puts you in a special type of category 15) What was your favorite gun to shoot? and why? For me it was a Mosin Nogant. (KC) M416 because it's reliable and its been with me since Battlefield Bad Company 16) As a top 10 pilot what is the most challenging part of playing BF4? (KC) Having to deal with SO MANY STRINGERS/IGLA. 17) What three things do I hate the most about BF4 as a pilot? (only use one spot for lock ons) (KC) 1. To many Stringers/Iglas 2. The invisible walls they use to have. 3. Pilots that don't PTFO. Like the pilots that constantly try to spawn trap 18) Hate to inform you there is body armor/flak jacket in Hardline but as a gadget, is this an improvement or should or be taking out? (KC) Even though I haven't play the finished product I can see it being very beneficial to the player's. From taking a few extra rounds as a(n) infantry soldier or vehicle user. 19) As a top 200 chopper pilot I agree that its either best of friends or worst of enemies, with the ability to add a stinger armory and be a sniper does this make snipers over powered? (Kc) No 20) What are your thoughts on BF Hardline? (KC) It's definitely a different type of game from all the other. But it's definitely made with the key element that battlefield is know for and that's using a lot of team work. But a negative part of Hardline (in my opinion) is that it's made mainly for Call of duty player's to get them into the Battlefield series. Big Thanks to KC Soulkidd for doing this 20Q and thank you for stopping by and checking out another 20Questions here at FrontTowardGamer. What has been your favorite Easter egg in video games? Tell us below in the comments section.
  13. Welcome back gamers, veterans, supporters and readers! Thanks for stopping in and reading the new 20 Questions here at the new Front Towards Gamer! This round of 20 Questions will be with Crunch [CR] Battlefield Content Creator 1) We all had that first video game experience that hooked us in one way or another, what was your first video game moment? [CR] My first video game moment was playing Tomb Raider on Playstation 1, trying to figure out all the clues and battle the bosses. 2) Why did you start making videos for others? [CR] I started making videos because I wanted to see where it would take me. I have such a fun time editing, creating and finding new ways to make my videos better but I wanted to meet people who had the same passion. 3) We currently have been asking this question with some interesting responses, BF map mash up, what two maps would you "mash" together? [CR] noshahr canals and Wave Breaker. Just imagine how that would come out! Here are some answers from others on same question.. [ZachMumbach]I’m going with Caspian Border with Metro running below ground. [DanSheridan] Tricky one – Damavand Peak from Battlefield 3, I love the jump off the edge of the cliff, a great use of the parachutes. At the bottom of the cliff I would put Valparaiso from Battlefield Bad Company 2, for an epic Rush battle. [BobbyMiller] Hainan resort and Zavod 311, they’re my two favorite vanilla maps! [DanMitre] Oh, that’s a good one. Propaganda on top with a subterranean OP Locker. [P4D] Mine would be Damavand Peak on top of OP Metro match B to B. 4) How often do you get a chance to play Hardline? What is your favorite mode so far?and map? [CR] I don't get a lot of time to play Hardline because I have been focused on school as well as making videos. My favorite map would be Growhouse and my favorite mode would be Blood Money. 5) Last movie you watched was? Last new movie? Top all time for you? [CR] The last movie I watched was Tomorrowland starring George Clooney. My top movie of all time is The Warriors. Great movie! 6)What game do you think changed the way we play games forever? [CR] Good question. I would say FPS games have changed the way we played games. I mean there are competitive teams that play for a living. I think that changed the way people play games because they probably play a little bit more competitively now. 7) If you could trade places with any other person for a month, famous or not, living or dead, with whom would it be and why? [CR] Mark Cuban, always admired him, great entrepreneur! I want to know what it feels to do his type of work. 8)You are going to be stranded on an island, only have a few seconds, name the three item you will bring? [CR] Lighter, Fishing Pole, Knife 9) What was your first online game? and on what? (pc, ps, xbox) [CR] I believe my first online game was Warhawk on PS3 10) What do you think about the HoloLens and its possibilities in video games? [CR] It seems like it would be fun for gaming. Your living room just turns into a war zone or a race track. Seems like a great idea, good competitor against the oculus and other VR systems that are coming soon. Just hope I don't put a hole through my wall while playing Mortal Kombat. 11) Over the years what is the one vehicle thats your go to when its time to mob with a group online? [CR] Jeeps or Helicopters. Those are a 10/10 12) What has been your favorite Easter Egg? Megladon, Phantom, Yeti, or from previous years? [CR] Have to go with the Meglaodon, one of the coolest things I've seen in a Battlefield game. 13) If you could make your own Easter egg for a game, what would it be and how would it be triggered ? [CR] A UFO just flying around a map. You have to find the plates to step on to trigger the easter egg. The plates are hidden under sand and you need 2 people to step on the plates to activate it. 14) What is the weirdest item I find in your refrigerator right now? [CR] Pickles from 2013 15) If you were an animal what type and why? [CR] Black Panther. Just an awesome looking animal. 16) Who would win Batman or Spider man, winner gets Superman.. champ is who..? [CR]Spider man has this! He's from NYC and so am I. Spidey knows what he's doing. As for going against Superman...RIP Spider-man. 17) Would you eat a bowl of crickets for 50k? [CR] Yes, honestly I don't think it would be that bad. I would ask for a salt and pepper though also a little bit a cheese wouldn't hurt. 18) Which would be scarier to you in a nightmare.. Gordan Ramsey or Ronda Rousey? [CR] Ronda Rousey, she will f*ck me up! 19) If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? [CR] I'm a city boy! New York City is my home and I'm here to stay. 20) What are your thoughts on video game movies? if you could make one and pick the director and 3 cast mates which and who would you pick? [CR]They always come out terrible and I never waste my money to see them. Lets see if Michael Bay can do it with: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, and Christopher Walken. Many booms. Such wow. So Mafia. 21) What was the last thing you cooked? and sang? [CR] The last thing I cooked was Philly Cheese steak sandwich and I sang was Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene by Hozier Great chatting with Crunch in this round of 20 Questions, Cant wait to see his next video! What two things would you grab if your ship was sinking? Share with us in the comments section below.
  14. Welcome back gamers, veterans, supporters and readers! Thanks for stopping in and reading the 20 Questions here at the new Front Towards Gamer! Here's some insight on what 20 Questions is all about and intel regarding future guests! Stay sharp as surprise guest are lurking in our office, and by office I mean the trailer I am typing this in... 20 Questions and what its all About 20 Questions is a series of generationally relevant interviews covering community generated topics. These interviews are for the community and being such are done by the community. Taking questions on Twitter, Facebook, Email, Smoke Signals, Moorse code and pigeon carriers. We will work hard to pick the minds of our fellow community members so you dont have to. From that embarrassing song in the shower to that dance in the elevator you thought no one knew about, we know. Proudly supporting Operation Supply Drop! Below are some of our 20 Question guests. Keep your eyes focused as we will be dropping some very special 20Questions this Summer. Star Wars Legends, Call of Duty Voice Actors, Esports Commentators, Video Game Historians, TV/Web Hosts, and much more that I wish I could tell you about. But sadly if I do my editor will not be happy, I already have to get pictures of spiderman on his desk by noon tomorrow.. 20 Questions Guests Bolt @BoltActionDevil --Youtuber/Editor, Top 50 worldwide Recon BF4 SoulKidd @KC_SoulKidd --Was a 31B (MP) for the U.S Army, Top 20 BF Pilot Ryan B. @PrestigeIsKey --COD V.I.P Prestige Artist & Machinima Partner Matt Kelly @CrowdedWorlds --Player Engagement Manager at EA CRUNCH @cptcrunch97 --YouTube Content Producer Heath Stevens @HeathStevens69 --Co owner PSNCircuit, USMC Kameeleon @Kameeleonpl --EA DICE Bodyguard, Love Bugs Jaqub Ajmal @JaqubAjmal --Battlefield series & Mirrors Edge Zach Mumbach @zachulon --Visceral Games MP Producer on BF Hardline Paul Michael Santoro @RabiesiP --Pro Gamer Livestreamer E Sports Commentator YB Kizzle @YaBoy_Kizzle --Videogame Streamer and Entertainer @ApparelBuddy --Apparel for gamers,military,law,fitness,first responders Rob McCrady @RenegadeCitizen --Indie Game Developer Aggro Sky @zfunk007 --Co-Founder of GamingRebellion and The Shump Master P Scott Patterson @OriginalPSP --Senior Columnist G4 Syfygames Genese Davis @GeneseDavis --Tv/Web Host, Author of The Holders Dominion Brittney Brombacher@BlondeNerd --That chick from BlondeNerd.com Rachel Lara @IrachelLara --VG & Film Character Model, VG Expert and Panelist Bobby Miller @UPSLynx --Origin Community Manager Joe @MrFontizzle --HR for ClanLuckyStrike USAF Mechanic Eric @Classicswartz --Human Being Gabriel Graziani @UbiGabe --Community Director at Ubisoft Montreal Dries De Lange @_Driezzz --Software developer at Happy_Metrix Pun @WDA_Punisher DRMB --Youtube Manager Caroline @CarolineGuesdon--Event Manager UK,Community Manager Hubtag unitool @unitool --Lead Level Designer Multiplayer Poolshark @The_Poolshark --Battlelog Mod and Disabled vet, Purple Heart recipient Echo5rom3o @echo5rom3o --US Recon Marine avid gamer husband and streamer DBLDeathDealer @DBLDeathDealer --Army Vet, COO of Operation Supply Drop Scott Levy @RealScottLevy --Marine and Actor hubsmash @hubsmash --Twitcher and Youtuber Thom. Zeh Greek @ZehGreek --YouTube Partner & Manager of NoVaGamingBF Prophet on Fire @Prophet_on_Fire --Artist, Obsessive Gamer & Twitcher Geneviève Forget @LivinpinkSC2 Rainbow6Game Community Developer UbisoftMT Glenn Banton @CommanderBanton --CEO Military Charity OpSupplyDrop Ryan Duffin @AnimationMerc --Animator at DICE Dan Sheridan @ThisIsActionMan --Head of Partnerships, Gaming Maker Studios And a few more we cant not mention at this time!! Thanks for checking out 20Questions and we are looking forward to sharing the answers to the most ridiculous and funny questions out there!!
  15. Thanks for checking out another Team Phoenix Mandatory Fun event! This time around we teamed up with Phoenix Comicon to bring our group of Veterans, Active Duty and their families to the PHX Comicon. Group members Rona, Oscar, Andilynn, Rick, Matt, Derrick, Alex, Rick, Susan and families all had some Mandatory Fun with Operation Supply Drop Team Phoenix at the Phoenix Comicon! The PHX Comicon is now the second biggest Comicon held in the USA. What is a Comicon you ask? Well Phoenix Comicon is a multigenre entertainment and comic book convention held annually in Phoenix. It was founded as the Phoenix Cactus Comicon in June 2002, and originally consisted of a one-day six-hour with 432 people in attendance. PHXCC plays host to comic related panels, programming events, art contests, and autograph signings for all ages. It is now a four-day event (Thursday-Sunday) with over 100k attending this year, 2016! Originally showcasing comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television, and related popular arts, the convention has expanded over the years to include a larger range of pop culture elements, such as horror, anime, manga, animation, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. The excitement was very palpable as the hours counted down to go time for the PHXCC. As we all meet up at the Hyatt before going off to explore everything the Comicon has to offer it was clear that some of us were more ready then others.. Everyone got some of our fantastic OSD shirts to rock and we went off to meet with some artists and take group photos with the Arizona Avengers. We are honored and privileged to have had the chance to talk to Adam Orndorf, Michael Martin(Veteran), Steven Pulawa(Awesome Guy!), Dan Jurgens, Fugizi Art, and Chad Hardin. They took the time out of their crazy busy tables to speak with our group members, each of them, one by one, even signing their programs and anything else they had with them! Class act gentlemen, Thanks for your support! After meeting with all of these fantastic gentlemen we headed upstairs for some group pictures with the Arizona Avengers. In the Hall of Heros they had whole areas set up for Resident Evil, Star Wars, DC Comics, AZ Avengers, and much more, each area was filled with props, sets, cosplayers and more making the pictures really cool! After meeting the artists and taking the group picture with the Arizona Avengers we parted ways and let them enjoy everything that the Phoenix Comicon has to offer. Every OSD group member in attendance took home a signed program with everyone artist we meet autograph, personal signed work by an artist, an OSD shirt and more! OSDpool took this chance to come out of his hotel room and have some Mandatory Fun talking about OSD to everyone!! Dressing up as something that catches everyones eye and makes them smile is fantastic! More to come very soon, OSDpool will be back.. Mandatory fun at the PHXCC was a fantastic time with Team Phoenix and its supporters! We meet some new people, enjoyed some good laughs and did so with fellow veterans and their families! Thanks for reading, as always we here in Team Phoenix look forward to sharing our experiences with all of you! if you would like to help Operation Supply Drop and its Teams please check out the Link for more info. Up Next is Mandatory Fun with the Dbacks on 7/3, 8/1, 8/15, 8/22 and 9/12! and a Supply Drop PoolParty at MCAS Yuma in July!!
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